Scribble and dot, my first bullet journal review

My First Bullet journal.

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Being new to bullet journaling I wasn’t really sure where to start. I read not to pay too much for my first bullet journal, however I spent £14.95. Now, I don’t know I’m the grand scheme of things if this is indeed expensive. I just wanted to choose a journal I physically liked the look of. This way I knew I would be more willing to use it.

I also wasn’t sure what I wanted from a journal apart from the fact I wanted it to be dotted for ease of straight lines and designing spreads. I headed to Amazon in my quest to buy my first bullet journal, because I am impatient, when I want to but something I want it ASAP.

Scribble and dot journal

The dachshund journal by Scribble and dot instantly appealed to me. It’s a nice simple design.

Their journals are hand bound and come wrapped in tissue paper in a lovely box. This makes the journal ideal to give as a present.Scribble and dot bullet journal

The journal is A5 and dotted which I have found is so much easier to plan my spreads. The pages are already numbered and there is an index and a key section in the front of the journal. To the rear of the journal is a pen test page. This is really handy for testing out your pens/pencils.

The bullet journal lays flat which makes it easier to lay spreads across two pages.

There are 160 great quality thick pages. So far I haven’t noticed any bleeding from my pens.

This is my first experience of bullet journaling. Naturally I’m fairly scatty, i need some structure, however I am finding it tricky to fit time in for journaling now I’ve become a crochet addict!

Anyway, here are some of my pages – I have barely any stationary at home, so not very visually exciting. I have put some pens, Washi tape etc on my birthday amazon wish list for my birthday next week! So fingers crossed.

Future log

As you can see much of it is still in pencil and planning mode! This spread works well for me. I just need to write some more upcoming events (if they haven’t been cancelled!)

Weekly spread

I’ve decided that the weekly spread columns just felt too narrow, so I’m going to re-jig.

Journaling is taking a little getting used to. I’ve also found with lockdown I simply do not have much to put in! (Or am I doing this wrong?)

To do list and mood tracker

These are two pages that I think will be most handy to me!

My mood tracker has recently got a lot more pink squares! I really need to get into the swing of writing the “to do’s” when They pop into my head!

I am planning creating a cleaning grid with enough jobs for the days of the month to tick off.

Conclusion

So I love the Scribble and dot journal, it is lovely quality. If you like the look of it you can buy here. They have lots of lovely stationery and designs worth looking at too.

Bullet journalling for me is going to take some getting used to. I need to concentrate more on the functional side of the journal before I get too tied up in drawing/colouring etc. I am hoping to get some nice Washi tapes and stickers for my birthday next week so I can make my pages look a little more exciting.

If you journal can you give me any tips on functional spreads/methods that work for you? Do comment to let me know!

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