Hello Planning Mashers!

October is almost upon us, so it’s time for another Plan With Me post.

This time I did something very different with my Bullet Journal setup – I completely improvised. 

It was a bit scary, but eventually, I liked how it came out, and I hope you like this theme. And if you have a name idea for this theme – be sure to let me know in the comments. 

Plan With Me: October 2021 Bullet Journal Setup | Masha Plans

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October is always a Halloween month for me, and I’ll be honest – this setup didn’t escape the spookiness of the season.

But let’s start from the beginning – I asked my Instagram followers what theme they wanted to see, and I got tons of interesting ideas.

You asked for something cozy and scrapbook-y. That gave me an idea to again use some kraft paper and more for my setup.

Ever since I used kraft paper in September, I’ve been pretty much obsessed with it!

Another element for my theme was Archer and Olive Fall release, mainly their stamps. I’m obsessed with them, and I think they fit so well to this theme.

(Oh, and if you decide to get yourself anything from the stunning Fall release, or generally from Archer and Olive, remember to use code MASHA10 for 10% off)

Ok, enough of the history, let’s dive into the setup and see how my improvisation went.

And there is a Plan With Me video at the end of the post, so be sure to scroll down to watch it.

Quote Page

We are starting, of course, with a quote page, and since I have a black magic vibe with the stamps, I thought a witchy quote would work well here. 

2021 October Bullet Journal Setup, quote page | Masha Plans

I also used a lot of colored paper, and that’s from the notepad from the last Archer and Olive subscription box. I felt that these colors were cozy and mysterious – a perfect match for this theme.

Cover Page

I didn’t plan for it, but now that I look at it, it seems like it’s a living thing spread with these three witchy creatures. 

2021 October Bullet Journal Setup, cover page | Masha Plans

This cover page was actually inspired by the printable monthly setup I created for October (check it out in my shop).

Oh, and if you wonder what pens I used for this setup – it’s acrylograph pens by Archer and Olive. You can check my acrylograph pens review if you want to know more about them.

Monthly Log 

I’ve been talking about doing a full-page monthly log, and I finally did it this month.

2021 October Bullet Journal Setup, monthly log | Masha Plans

You’ll see it later, but I did something different this month, and I can’t wait to show you.

Habit Tracker and Mood Tracker 

Finally, I decided to have a different habit tracker, as well as a kind of a dutch door.

Basically what I did here is added a page from the A5 kraft paper notepad using some black washi tape.

2021 October Bullet Journal Setup, habit tracker | Masha Plans

I’m not sure I’m in love with how it came out, but I wanted to try something new. 

But with this a dutch door, I can see all my month at once – monthly log, monthly to do, and all my trackers.

October 2021 Bullet Journal Setup, monthly overview | Masha Plans

Masha, you’ll ask, you font have a mood tracker here! 

I don’t have it per se, but I’ll use a column on the right of the habit tracker actually to add colors of my moods.

I’ve been using the same color for my moods since spring 2020, so I figured I don’t even need a separate tracker for my moods. 

Gratitude Log

My gratitude log this month I hiding behind the Dutch door. 

2021 October Bullet Journal Setup, gratitude log | Masha Plans

Since it’s a pretty private page for me, I’m glad it’s kind of hidden like that.

And yes, with the trackers, I have less space for my gratitude, but I never actually filled out the entire square page, so I’m sure that’s enough space.

Brain Dump

October is a massive month for me, and I’ll be doing many new projects for Masha Plans. 

That’s all very exciting, but it also means that I’ll have many things on my mind.

2021 October Bullet Journal Setup, gratitude log | Masha Plans

Brain dump I the best way to offload it all and hold yourself from being overwhelmed. 

So here we are – my last page for this setup is a brain dump to store all the million things I have on my mind.

Plan With Me 

As always, of course, here is my plan with my video. Watch me improvise and stumble around trying to create a pretty and functional setup.

Let me know in the comments what theme you chose for your October Bullet Journal setup.

And if you’re looking for more Halloween theme ideas, be sure to check my post Spooky October Bullet Journal Theme Inspirations.

Printable October Bullet Journal Setup 

Don’t want to spend time creating your Bullet Journal setup? I got you covered!

Every month I create a complete monthly setup with seven hand-drawn spreads to cover all your planning needs. 

Every monthly setup includes a cover page, monthly log, habit tracker, mood tracker, gratitude log, and two weekly spreads – vertical and horizontal.

You can check the October setup HERE.

You can also join our Patreon; together with other rewards, you can also get an extra page for your monthly setup – a budget tracker.

What are you planning to do in October? Let us know in the comments.

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