Stickers and Such

Since my return to Japan, I’ve spent some time working on my bullet journal.  As much as I love my bullet journal, I have a confession to make.  I am a planner addict.  I’m always wondering if there is something better out there.  While I was in the states, I thought about trying the Happy Planner.  The biggest appeal to me was the stickers.  I enjoyed looking at everyone else’s Happy Planners online.  I felt like I was missing out.  The more that I checked into them, the more I decided they weren’t for me.  All the reasons that made me start bullet journaling would have still existed. I don’t like being locked into a preprinted format.  Half of the planner usually goes to waste.  I like planning the way I want at my own pace and making it fit into my own lifestyle.  BUT I couldn’t get past all those beautiful stickers.

So I was able to take advantage of sales and coupons.  Hobby Lobby has my undying devotion.  HA!  I enjoyed exploring Etsy.  I enjoyed Tuesday Morning.  I didn’t pay full price for anything and I was able to bring back a lovely collection of stickers to enjoy in my bullet journal.

My handwriting is abominable.  I wish I could do all that fancy lettering, but it’s not necessary with stickers.

I found these lovelies on Etsy.  I was looking for teatime stickers. This Etsy shop has tons of stickers.  I had a hard time limiting myself, especially since they were on sale!

As you can see, you don’t have to be an artist to have a beautiful bullet journal.  And you don’t have to switch to a Happy Planner just because you love the stickers.

I am thinking about some posts for the near future to share some of the things I do with my bullet journal.  I have scaled it way down.  I hesitate to share too much because the beauty of having a bullet journal is making it personal, making it yours.  What works for me might not work for you.  I have received ideas from others and so maybe I can share some ideas with you.

until the next time…




6 thoughts on “Stickers and Such

  1. Joleen

    Enjoyed your ideas. This is my second year with a bullet journal, and I love it. The index has been a huge help and being able to customize for literally anything in my life. Do you use yours for devotions? How many journals do you fill in a year? What catagories do you have in yours? Would love to hear more of your ideas.

    1. Thanks for the comment and questions. I will try to answer them soon. I only fill one a year, but thinking about doing some things differently so that might mean filling more than one. I do use a “journal” for devotions and notebooks for Bible study, but sometimes I write something I want to mediate on for awhile down on the day in my bullet journal.

    1. The sticker department always calls my name. I was at the 100 yen store today and resisted, but I did walk out with a roll of washi tape!

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