July is almost over so now is the perfect time to start working on your August Bullet journal. And if you are searching for beautiful AND simple August Bullet journal ideas – read on!

They say August is the Sunday of summer because the school starts right after, the vacations are coming to an end and life is returning to normal (well, as normal as it will be with the pandemic still full-on).

Since a lot of people are taking their summer vacations in August, it was only logical to include lots of summer themes on this list of beautiful and simple August Bullet journal ideas.

All of the ideas on this list for a Bullet journal August theme are really simple to make yet they really look amazing! simplicity doesn’t have to be boring – as you can see on this list.

So, let’s see!

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august bullet journal - waves

The only thing you need for this theme is a compass, a pen and some blue pen for the waves. It’s super simple to make, doesn’t require any artistic skills, and really looks awesome!

Art Deco

august bullet journal - art deco

The simplicity of Art Deco elements is amazing! All you need is a ruler and a pen. I usually make it with a gold gel pen but decided to try making it with a black pen only and I must admit – I love it!

Flower Pattern

august bullet journal - flower pattern

I found this simple pattern on a flower vase and thought it would be a great simple idea for a Bullet journal theme – and I was right! It’s super simple to make, you can play with different colors and sizes as you feel like and it looks kind of cute, too.


august bullet journal - tiles

This tile pattern is actually from a coffee cup my step-mother drinks from. Although it looks complicated, I assure you it’s really simple to make. all you need is a bit of patience because it takes a bit of time to make. I fell in love with Moroccan tiles patterns while working on ideas for March Bullet journal themes and this pattern seemed like a great fit for tiles and this month’s theme.


august bullet journal - avocado

I’ve seen this theme multiple times and drawn in many different ways. It always looked fun so I decided to add it to this list. What I learned while drawing avocados is that they are super simple to make and that there is no possible way to make them all look the same πŸ™‚ But that’s their charm – every avocado is unique. This is one of my favorite ideas for a beautiful and simple August Bullet journal theme.


august bullet journal - pineapple

One of the beautiful and simple August Bullet journal ideas is definitely a pineapple! It looks complicated to make but in reality, it’s really easy. My biggest issue was the leaves, I simply couldn’t get the right shape but luckily I draw everything by pencil first so there’s room for errors. A lot of them πŸ™‚

Coconut cocktail

august bullet journal - coconut cocktail

Nothing has a more summer vibe than a cocktail in a coconut. And I was delighted when I realized how simple and easy it is to draw a coconut. I had more trouble with the little cocktail umbrella but overall I think it’s beautiful and a great idea for your August Bullet journal theme.


august bullet journal - lighthouse

Here is one more summer and sea theme idea for your August Bullet journal. Everything on this cover page is really easy to draw – you just need a little concentration and a few colorful pens and that’s it. I especially like how the word ‘August’ became one of the waves. You must admit this looks awesome and it’s really not complicated to make.


august bullet journal - fish

Is it possible to have a summer themes list and not to include at least one idea with fishes? Well, I think not. So here it is. And since my artistic skills are not so formidable I decided to draw fish in the only way I know how – the simplest possible way πŸ™‚ And I love it! I love the repeating patterns of a simple thing, it can really look amazing as a whole.


august bullet journal - mondrian
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Okay, I said it before but I must say that this one is one of my all-time favorite ideas for a Bullet journal theme. It’s amazingly simple! All you need is a ruler, a black pen, a few basic colors and that’s it. As you can see in my Bullet journal, it works amazing as the whole month’s theme, for monthly and daily logs. It’s obvious that this beautiful and simple August Bullet journal theme was inspired by famous Dutch painter Piet Mondrian, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century.

What do you think about my list of beautiful and simple August Bullet journal ideas? Did you find what you like? I hope you did and I hope you’ll share it with me in the comments or using a #monthlyuglyjournal on Instagram.

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Can you believe June is over and it’s already July?! It’s unbelievable how the time flies! But, that means it’s the perfect time to start working on your ideas for your July Bullet journal theme! In half of the world – the half I’m in, too – July marks the true beginning of summer and summer vacations, the sun, the sea, a lot of fun… so you can guess what will be the highlight of this list πŸ™‚

This list of simple ideas for the July Bullet journal theme has more or less that Summer feeling, although I did try to include some themes that are not connected to summer explicitly but that wasn’t so easy to do. Everything is drawn by me and it’s the simplest yet the most beautiful ideas for a July Bullet journal theme that I could think of.

So, let’s check it out!

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july bullet journal watermelons

I think nothing says “summer” more than ice-cream and watermelon. Since I already included ice-cream in my previous post with ideas for June Bullet journal, this month is watermelon’s turn πŸ™‚ You know what’s great about this idea, except for the fact that it’s super cute? Watermelons are really simple and easy to make. My hand was shaking all the time as I was drawing it but you can hardly notice – it’s perfectly imperfect!


july bullet journal cocktail

Okay, nothing says “summer” more than ice-cream, watermelons AND cocktails! I must admit that drawing this glass was far more complicated than I anticipated – but not impossible! If you have pens that are blendable or if you can use watercolors in your Bullet journal, I recommend it for the drink – the transition from yellow to red is awesome and it really reminds of the hot summer nights and beach parties πŸ™‚

4th of July

july bullet journal 4th of july

Although I’m not American it was hard not to include the 4th of July on this list of simple ideas for the July Bullet journal theme. This theme celebrates American Independence day and this is the simplest idea I could think of. It’s really simple yet it looks great! And you can use the same layout for New Year or January – just switch colors!


july bullet journal lemons

To add to the list of “summery” things – here are some lemons! I love lemons! Especially in the summer. They are refreshing, they mix well with cocktails and lemon ice-cream is amazing (I just recently found out that). And just look at them: like a bunch of warm suns! Beautiful! And as you can see, they are quite easy to draw – a perfect choice for your July Bullet journal.

Little boat at sea

july bullet journal boat at sea

Ugh, I got one more “nothing says summer like…” No, really, can you imagine the summer without the sea? And preferably a little boat? I know I can’t. This is one of those ideas for the July Bullet journal theme that is extremely simple to make but the end result is fabulous!

Watercolor flowers

july bullet journal watercolor flowers

Well, as you can see, the Bullet journal cover I made isn’t actually made with watercolors. My notebook isn’t strong enough to handle the watercolors so I had to do it with basic markers, but it still looks fantastic! So, this July Bullet journal theme is really simple to make: draw colorful squares and on them draw a flower or a plant you know how to make. Or doodle whatever you want. Whatever you choose it’s bound to look great. This really is a perfect idea for your July Bullet journal – and any other month too. You can’t miss with this one πŸ™‚


july bullet journal butterflies

Butterflies are also one fantastic idea for your July Bullet journal theme. They are amazingly beautiful and you don’t need to be an artist to draw them. You can choose whatever color combination is your favorite and that’s it! It’s a simple, versatile and very beautiful idea for any month of the year, not just July.

Art Deco

july bullet journal art deco

If you have seen my previous posts with monthly Bullet journal ideas, you may have noticed that I have included Art Deco on this list every month of the year. Well, the twenties are here, they are still not roaring but there’s time πŸ™‚ I have discovered my love for Art Deco doing these lists and I think it’s a great idea no matter the year or the month. These simple, geometrical lines are easily made with a ruler and you don’t have to have an inch of creativity in you and it will still look great. Add some metallic or glitter gold pen and that’s it – amazing!

Lost at sea

july bullet journal lost at sea

A secluded island, a couple of palm trees, a hammock (and preferably a cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other)… that’s what my ideal summer vacation would look like. And it sounds like a perfect idea for your summer/July Bullet journal theme. At first, it might look a bit complicated to make believe me – it’s quite simple to make. Just draw it out with a pencil first and you’ll see how simple it is. You can hop on my Instagram here to check the full theme with palm trees I did last year in August.

Ready for the beach

  • july bullet journal ready for the beach
  • july bullet journal ready for the beach
  • july bullet journal ready for the beach
  • july bullet journal ready for the beach

So, my beach bag is ready, the sunglasses are here, my flip-flops on my feet… All I need is the sea! This is a theme I chose for my July Bullet journal. Beach bag and sunglasses which I tried recreating for weekly log, too. The sunglasses were much complicated to make so I think I’ll go with beach bags πŸ™‚

Okay, that’s it! Which ideas for July Bullet journal is your favorite? What did you choose for this month’s theme? You can share your ideas with me in the comments or use a #monthlyuglyjournal on Instagram.

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Can you believe it’s almost June? This year has been a rollercoaster ride so far and June came unexpectedly quick! Since it’s just a few days left in May, now is the perfect time to start working on your June Bullet journal and I bring you some cool and easy ideas for your June Bullet journal theme.

June is my birthday month so I included some birthday ideas too, but they can also work as a cool cover pages regardless of your birthday.
This list includes June Bullet journal theme ideas that are very simple to make, don’t require any special equipment, and look amazing!

So here we go!

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Pride love

June Bullet Journal - Pride love

June is known as an LGBT Pride month – it was chosen to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred in June 1960. – and is important for the members of the community who seek to be recognized as equals and want equality for all. What came to mind while thinking about what to write about this June Bullet journal theme is the song by Jackie DeShannon: “What the world needs now is love, sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. What the world needs now is love, sweet love, no not just for some but for everyone.”

Geometric color block

June Bullet Journal - Geometric color block

This is a very simple and simply beautiful idea for a Bullet journal theme. I have always loved everything geometrical because it’s super simple to make and there is no wrong way of doing it. Just add a touch of color and some pattern and you have a perfect cover page.

Zentangle waves

June Bullet Journal - Zentangle waves

The idea for this June Bullet journal theme was making waves in a zentangle style (zentangle is a nicer way of saying doodling because it is more focused and patterned than doodles). Well, this cover page looks less like waves and more like some wall of bubbles but I think it looks cute nevertheless. And the glitter gel pen added that extra touch it needed πŸ™‚

Here comes the sun

June Bullet Journal - Here comes the sun

Summer is almost here so it was inevitable that I make something “summer-y”. And what says more summer than the sun itself? The idea was to make the most simple summer sun cover page so here it is – a big warm sun and a little cool wave.

Ice-cream June

June Bullet Journal - Ice-cream June

I must say that I can’t wait for the hot summer days to indulge in some ice-cream! So here is a cute idea for your June Bullet journal theme if you’re an ice-cream fan like me πŸ™‚ It’s really simple to make and you can decorate the ice-creams in any way you want – just choose your favorite toppings πŸ™‚

Birthday baloons

June Bullet Journal - Birthday ballons

Did I mention that June is my birthday month? Of course I did πŸ™‚ And for my birthday cover page I decided to go with a bunch of balloons, drawn on a birthday card – or that’s the way it’s supposed to look like πŸ™‚ Balloons are simple and very fun to make and you can choose any color combination you want to make it your own.

Art Deco

June Bullet Journal - Art Deco

My list of ideas for a Bullet journal theme simply can’t go without some Art Deco. Well, the twenties are still roaring so it’s a must to include some twenties style. I just recently discovered my love for Art Deco so I think these beautiful and simple gold lines can work perfectly always.

Flower doodles

June Bullet Journal - Flower doodles

The idea for this June Bullet journal theme actually came from the page Art is Basic where you can learn how to make watercolor flower doodles. I didn’t use watercolors, only basic brush pens. I know it’s not visible at first, but my idea was to use different shades of pink as my color splashes. Unfortunately, it’s not as distinct difference between the shades as I hoped it would be. But you can use any colors you want and doodling flowers is an endless source of options so you can have fun while making it.


June Bullet Journal - Sunflower

I’ve been waiting for June to finally arrive so I can include some sunflowers as an idea for the June Bullet journal. It’s probably because they are so much like the sun and the sun shines brighter in June so here they are finally.


Since I was born in the eighties it was only logical to mark my birthday month in my Bullet journal with an eighties style. This is a super simple and playful design for a Bullet journal – it’s colorful, fun, and super simple to make. And you don’t have to be born in the eighties to use this idea in your June Bullet journal – it looks like a great idea for an August or September theme, well, or any other month, for that matter.

So, how do you like my ideas for the June Bullet journal theme? If I have helped you with choosing a theme for this month share it with me in the comments or use a #monthlyuglyjournal on Instagram.

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The month of May is almost upon us, so now is the perfect time to start working on your May Bullet journal spread!

This month, as before, I wanted to help you with ideas for your May Bullet journal spread, The ideas I bring you here are simple to make but look amazing nevertheless. To prove that literally anyone can make this I drew them myself. And you know I’m no artist.

Although I drew all the cover pages myself, most of them were not my ideas – all of the amazingly talented people who are responsible for these ideas are named, so you can see the originals too.

So, let’s see the ideas for May Bullet journal spreads:

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1. Star Wars

May Bullet journal Star Wars

Every Star Wars fan knows that fourth of May celebrates George Lucas’ Star Wars franchise. Hence, this simple idea! If you are a fan of Star Wars this is perfect for your May Bullet journal. Since drawing a Death Star, Yoda or any other character from Star Wars is a bit too complicated to draw, I opted for this simpler version with the logo of the resistance and recognizable Star Wars font.

2. May flowers

May Bullet journal May flowers

In this post for April Bullet journal spread ideas we had rain and we all know that “April showers bring May flowers” so here they are. These simple, black and white flowers are the idea I borrowed from Sophie HerzΓ©n on Pinterest. I love drawing flowers in any shape and form because that is their beauty: you can make them any kind you want, they are simple to draw and always look amazing.

3. May flowers – in a vase

May Bullet journal May flowers in a vase

How simple yet beautiful is this idea? Drawing simple flowers in different vases always look amazing and you really don’t need to be a Van Gogh to draw it. However you make them, they will always look great. And a touch of metallic and glitter gel pens I used is always a good option, too.

4. Cactus pots

May Bullet journal Cactus pots

For a very long time I have been watching all the cactus ideas but somehow never had the courage to try to draw them. I don’t know why I thought they are so complicated. Well, I bit the bullet and tried my hand in drawing them. And guess what? They were super easy to make! They look absolutely too cute and I’m sure I’ll be using them in my Bullet journal more often.

5. Happy bee

May Bullet journal Happy bee

To draw this happy bee I used a tutorial I found on Pinterest. It’s a step by step guide on how to draw a bee and it’s super helpful. Combining it with beeswax is a great idea for your May Bullet journal spread. The great thing about beeswax is that you can draw it throughout the page any way you want. And you can also use it as a habit or mood tracker too.

6. Night town

May Bullet journal Night town

Since most of the world is in lockdown at the moment because of coronavirus pandemic, I thought this would be cool as a “staying-at-home” idea. The idea for this town came from this post about easy things to draw from Shihori Obata. It gave me inspiration for this cover page. Now that I look at it, I think it would maybe be better if the windows were yellow, you know, like the lights were on. Because everybody is staying at home πŸ™‚

7. Art Deco

May Bullet journal Art Deco

Since the twenties are still going strong, regardless of the situation we are in, it’s a great idea to use the “roaring twenties” style in your Bullet journal this month, too. I love the Art Deco style because it uses simple lines and I have a perfect excuse to use my gold metallic gel pen πŸ™‚

8. Cute couch

May Bullet journal Cute couch

As I mentioned earlier, most of the people in the world are quarantined at the moment, so I guess most of us are spending a lot of our time on a couch – I know I do πŸ™‚ So here’s a cute couch to remind you to stay at home. If you need help with drawing it, here’s a great tutorial by Antonia Ritacco that I used.

9. Memphis style

May Bullet journal Memphis style

While I was searching for ideas to include on this list of ideas for the May Bullet journal spread, I came across this cover page by @bujodanaty. It looked so amazing that I simply had to include it! Also, I learned that this style is called Memphis style and is quite a recognizable design style. I fell in love with it instantly and will surely use it more in the future!

10. Hello May

When I saw this idea on make.trendvenues.com, I knew it will be my May Bullet journal spread theme. I love these paper planes and all the colors! And I must admit that this is my favorite theme so far. It looks almost cartoonish, it’s super simple to make and it looks amazing.

So, tell me, what idea from this list for May Bullet journal spreads is your choice? Share your ideas with me in the comments or use the #monthlyuglyjournal hashtag on Instagram to share it with me.

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April is almost here so now is the perfect time to find some April Bullet journal theme ideas! And I’m happy to help you with them.

So, spring is here, flowers are more and more in bloom and everything in nature is waking up! So you can presume that this month’s ideas will be flowery, colorful and fun.

All of the April Bullet journal theme ideas I present you here are my own drawings, although the ideas are not always mine. I’ll share the link to the appropriate author – I don’t wanna take the credit!

I’m drawing everything myself to show you that YOU TOO can make a beautiful cover page and it doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful! Find the beauty in the simple things and do whatever feels right for you!

So, my April Bullet journal theme ideas I gathered for you:

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1. Geometric

April Bullet journal theme ideas

I really wanted o do something simple – really simple – to make but so it doesn’t look too bland. And I found this beautiful thank-you card and decided to use it as an April cover page. Of course, you can always choose some other colors but I really liked this pink combination – it’s very spring-like.

2. Alien abduction

April Bullet journal theme ideas

When I saw this picture on Pinterest I knew I had to use it sometime as a Bullet journal theme idea. Since most of the world is in quarantine at this point and many are preparing themselves for isolation and social distancing due to coronavirus pandemic, there is a feeling like our normal lives have been abducted, hence the alien abduction of April πŸ™‚ I think it’s super cute!

3. Daisies

April Bullet journal theme ideas

Yes, I know I had daisies as an idea for a March Bullet journal theme but daisies are actually more connected with April so I repeat them this month. And daisies are super cute and really easy to make so they seem like a perfect idea for ANY month theme. This idea came from Tea&Twigs.

4. Flowers all around

April Bullet journal theme ideas

How beautiful is this idea? I know, right?! @aaraujo.art is the brains behind this beautiful idea. These flowers and greenery really aren’t complicated to draw. They are really simple and anyway you make them they will look beautiful. It’s a perfect April Bullet journal theme idea.

5. Rainy clouds

April Bullet journal theme ideas

Well, we can’t have beautiful flowers without some rain. Hence, a little rain cloud πŸ™‚ This little rain cloud came from karamellkastanie.de. The first time I saw this I really loved it because those big raindrops look like gems. Well, kind of πŸ™‚ I really like how simple it is to make and it looks amazing!

6. Umbrella

April Bullet journal theme ideas

Under my umbrella-ella-ella-e-e-e πŸ™‚ So, while we’re talking about April showers, you can’t forget about umbrellas! What I realized doing this theme I found on Instagram by @ip_bujo, is that I honestly don’t know how to draw an umbrella! I think it took me at least ten sketches until I finally made one that looks almost okay πŸ™‚ So – it’s a bit harder this one, but with a little practice you can make it, too. It sure does look cute!

7. Comic book

April Bullet journal theme ideas

So, the idea behind this was in this Bang! I saw on Pinterest. I love those comic book letters and I think it can be an amazing idea to make any month of the year. It is really easy and simple to make and looks wow!

8. Happy camper

April Bullet journal theme ideas

Hopefully, this spring we’ll have a chance to enjoy the outdoors and be in nature. That was the idea behind this April Bullet journal theme idea – getting out in nature, enjoying the little things in life, sharing the love. You know, like hippies πŸ™‚ I didn’t know how to draw a camper but there’s a YouTube tutorial on how to make a camper for kids – I highly recommend πŸ™‚

9. The twenties

April Bullet journal theme ideas

The new twenties have just begun so if you’re planning to use an Art Deco/The Great Gatsby/the Twenties idea throughout the year, here is my April Bullet journal theme idea. I love how simple and geometrical is this cover page. It’s quite quickly done and looks amazing – especially if you do it with a gold gel pen, as I did πŸ™‚

10. Easter

  • April Bullet journal theme ideas
  • April Bullet journal theme ideas
  • April Bullet journal theme ideas

My choice for an April Bullet journal theme this year is Easter. This is an idea that is really easy to make and if you have kids, you can even include them – let them color the eggs! I used these colorful eggs throughout the month so my monthly spread and my weekly spreads all have a lot of color on them. I really love it because it’s so cheerful and there is no “wrong” drawing – everything you choose to make will look great.

So, what is your choice for the April Bullet journal theme? You can share with me in the comments or use a #monthlyuglyjournal on Instagram, where you can also check my other ideas.

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March is almost here so it’s time to find a perfect theme for your March Bullet Journal!

The month of March is actually a very good month for ideas! From St. Patrick’s Day and spring to International Women’s Day and daffodils – there is a vast array of ideas waiting for you! From all of the ideas, I picked out 10 for your March Bullet Journal theme.

All of the cover pages are hand-drawn but not all of the ideas are mine. The authors of these amazing ideas must get credit for their creativity. I drew these myself so I can show you that you, too, although you think you can’t draw – can make this! If I did it, so can you!

Well, March Bullet Journal theme ideas are:

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1. Shamrock

March bullet journal theme shamrock

It’s definitely impossible not to include anything related to St. Patrick’s Day in a March Bullet Journal! I wanted to keep it simple with this shamrock banner that anyone can make, and although it’s not very visible on the photo, a touch of glitter on the letters adds to that festive note!

2. Pot of Gold

March bullet journal theme pot of gold

It was hard to decide with which Irish theme should I go for March Bullet Journal so I decided to include both πŸ™‚ This pot of gold is very simple to make and looks great as a cover page!

3. Art Deco

March bullet journal theme art deco

Since the twenties came again, I realized I really liked the Art Deco style so it was inevitable to use it at least once again this year (other than January). I love these simple lines and just a touch of gold that elevates this March cover page to another level.

4. Hot air balloon

March bullet journal theme hot air balloon

This is a super cute cover page for March and it is super simple to make! I used this idea I found on Pinterest and simplified it a bit. Making a hot air balloon is really a simple task so even if you think you’re not artistic enough, believe me – you can do it!

5. International Women’s Day

March bullet journal theme internationa women's day

March is the month in which we celebrate International Women’s Day and I simply had to include it in my list of ideas for March cover page. Since I really don’t know how to draw complicated stuff, I decided on this simple sign with a quote from Maya Angelou – and I think it looks awesome!

6. Green wreath

March bullet journal theme green wreath

Spring is almost here and everything is starting to change color into green – and I love it! The waking up of nature after the winter always seems like a miracle. Of course, I needed to include something green (other than St. Patrick’s shamrocks) on this list so here it is: the wreath of green plants!

7. Daffodils

March bullet journal theme daffodils

While I was searching for ideas for the March cover page list, I found out that daffodils are March birth flowers. That’s why they are a perfect idea for your March Bullet Journal. And if you don’t know how to draw a daffodil (like me), here is a perfect tutorial that will help you!

8. Daisies

March bullet journal theme daisies

I found this birthday card the other day and it looked like a beautiful idea for a cover page! I honestly thought that daisies don’t grow so early in the year but then I realized – it’s almost spring! And while searching for something green for my photos, I found a bunch of daisies in my backyard!

9. Moroccan tiles

March bullet journal theme moroccan tiles

This idea has nothing to do with March but I think it’s a great idea for any month of the year! I really wanted to do this Moroccan tiles for quite some time but it all seemed so complicated. Then I found this idea on Pinterest and decided to recreate it. And I love it – absolutely love it! Blue is my favorite color so this is my favorite idea for a cover page ever!

10. Colorful

March bullet journal theme colorful

Before I realized I would love the Moroccan tiles so much, I opted for this colorful page for my March theme. This technique was always my favorite when I didn’t know what to draw: just make random lines on the paper and draw each part different color! It’s always different and it’s very soothing to make!

So, what is your theme for your March Bullet Journal? You can check my full spread on my Instagram and if you want to share yours, leave it in a comment or use a hashtag #monthlyuglyjournal on Instagram.

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