August Bullet Journal Setup

It’s time for everyone’s favourite post of the month: my bullet journal spreads for the next few weeks. After taking a little bit of time away from the intensity of this form of creative organisation, I eased myself back into it all last month with a sort-of-half setup. I also got a tad more creative with the design of my pages, opting for a watercolour lavender theme, and my interest in using watercolours only grew when I started planning my August setup.

I feel like I’m fully back into bullet journalling again now and I think that becomes pretty obvious when looking at these pages compared to my January ones, for example. I am also pretty excited because this will be the last month that fits in this notebook – September will be the time for a new one using fresh stationery and everything! I’ll also be setting up a lot of pages related to studying/student life as my university course starts next month too. So in the meantime, whilst you’re all waiting for that back-to-school content, I present to you my bullet journal spreads for August: the month for eating ice cream…

Title page

Having a title page for the month is a relatively new thing for me. Normally I dive straight into the ‘practical’ pages, not really leaving free pages for things like watercolour paintings of ice cream cones. However, one of the ways I’ve been trying to destress a bit in the last few weeks is through art. One of the biggest things that has always held me back when it comes to being creative with a pen or brush is the daunting nature of artistic freedom. It’s overwhelming; I don’t know where to start and so often push that urge away.

Bullet journalling seems to be a solution to this though. It limits the amount of freedom I have over just creating to create which, ironically, frees me from feeling stressed about what to create. I get to be artistic but it has a tangible purpose in my every day life, and that makes it a lot easier for me to pick up the paints and give it a go.

Monthly Spread


The first practical page I’ve created for August is a simple calendar overview of the month, with weekends highlighted yellow, and a column with space to write my goals, spending habits and notes for upcoming months.

Habit Tracker


This month’s habit tracker follows the same structure as others I’ve used this year, but I decorated the bottom of the page with watercolour ice lollies. I really enjoyed spending an evening painting these. The more I use watercolours, the easier it seems to get which is nice!


Wellbeing Tracker


Of course my wellbeing tracker is also ice cream themed! This time I’ve painted one cone for each week of the month leaving the balls blank so I can colour them in each day with how I felt. I quite like how this turned out and hopefully it will look nice coloured in!

Fitness Tracker


I’m keeping the fitness tracker page of my journal very simple this month. If you want to read more about how I use my bullet journal to track fitness then you’re in luck – I dedicated a whole post to that very topic a little while back.

Social Media Tracker


This is an exciting one for me, a new spread! I’ve decided to start tracking followers on my blog, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest each week. It’s not really that I’m particularly pushing to get certain numbers all the time, but I am interested to see if one platform is growing quicker than others and how my engagement each week impacts each one.

Weekly Spreads


And finally we’ve come to the start of the weekly spreads. This is the first month I will be creating my weekly spreads as the month progresses. This is so I can customise it each week to fit what I’m up to over those days. The first one is pretty simple, but it gives you a taste for what the rest of August will look like planned out in my journal.

And that’s it! Do you have a bullet journal? What spreads can you not live without? If you need more bullet journal inspiration you can browse my other bujo posts here.

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51 thoughts on “August Bullet Journal Setup

    • Alys says:

      Aw I’m sure you’ll find your style, I’m very much still finding mine! I only started my bujo in January so I’m not too far ahead 🙂 yes I’m so ready!! Thank you Rhiana x


  1. Nicculent says:

    OMG.This is so creative!I never have the patience to make a bullet journal which is ironic because since I love art, i’m logicaly supposed to love the idea of a creative bullet journal.But I love the little ice-creams!I hope august has something great for you.

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  2. crystalsandcurls says:

    Oh my god this is probably my favourite journal spread of yours (SO MANY PINS ON MY PINTEREST BOARD.) – you’re so artistically talented, I’m glad you’re taking the time to explore that. The watercolours look fab; could you do a tutorial one day? I used to try with watercolours back when I was studying art at school, but I was awful at using them for anything but backgrounds! xx

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    • Alys says:

      THANK YOU ❤ Please pin away haha, still getting to grips with all of that lol 🙂 Thank you! I could try doing a tutorial, idk how qualified I feel to do that though haha xx


  3. Bexa says:

    Oh my! I absolutely love your August pages Alys! The ice cream theme is super cute and I love that you have used watercolours, it all looks so colourful and pretty! I tried watercolour the other day and found it so hard, well done you for creating such beautiful painted pictures! I love it! 💖 xx

    Bexa |

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  4. Karen Wodstrup says:

    I all in all love this entire setup!! ❤ However, I must say that that front page is THE CUTEST THING I EVER DID SEE! I've always wanted to try out water colouring but haven't tested it just yet xx This setup is without a doubt my favourite of yours's ever! SO SO cute and very appropriate for the season xx Have a wonderful week Alys

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  5. Hannah says:

    Your bullet journal is so cute! I love the theme you have chosen for August – it is so appropriate with all the hot weather we have been having. I really want to get back into watercolour as it looks so good. xx

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  6. bournemouthgirl says:

    Oh my goodness I love the use of ice creams on the well being track! Looks amazing and so creative! You are so artistic! Your layout looks amazing! Makes me want to invest more time in my bullet journal. Thank you for sharing! 💕xx

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  7. Creative Nails says:

    Wow, this is SO pretty! I love the theme you’ve got going on, it’s so cute! I’d love to do a bullet journal, they look like so much fun when I read posts like this. Also, totally agree with destressing through art – it’s so relaxing 🙂


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  8. joannamc97 says:

    I love this water-colour effect you have achieved here! Looks super cute! Also like the design of writing the date in highlighter, and then writing the weekday in black pen over the top – it looks super effective and arty! Thanks for sharing – will be stealing some of these ideas haha x

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  9. independencetohappiness says:

    Love this! I really wish I had the creativity and skill of hand to create a bullet journal… I just feel like I’d rip every page out because I can’t make it so pretty looking!

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