This week’s plan with me has a fantastic mix of summer and 90’s vibes. I adore this clip art, and super happy with they amount of white space I used in this spread. If you want to see how this spread changes over the week be sure to check out my planning Instagram @unicornwglitter.
Last month I did flip-gram thing for a flip through of March’s journal insert (I skipped showing anyone April, lol-it was a bit of a hot mess). So this month I have started a YouTube channel which means…drumroll please…I’ll be doing a proper flip through of my journal inserts from now on!
I had so much fun filming my very first Plan With Me! I loved planning with one of my favorite shop’s (Boulderbon) kit. She has amazingly affordable stickers & kits, not to mention her Monthly Sticker Bundle.
Be sure to watch all the way to the end for a flip through of the kit I’m giving away, then head on over to my instagram for the details of the giveaway.
GAAAAA! I made a thing you guys! On Tuesday I received the Erin Condren Summer Seasonal Surprise Box and I was so excited that I recorded my unboxing of it! I’ve been wanting to start a YouTube channel for planning, journaling, gaming, etc. for a while now, but I’m really nervous about it. I made myself a promise earlier this year, to push myself outside of my comfort zone. So I did it. I stopped over thinking, and I had fun, and made a thing! I’m really proud of my first go, and hope to improve and get more comfortable as make more videos.
I’m a member of a truly fantastic group on Facebook called Planners With Manners. It was started by some lovely ladies that were tired of negativity in other groups they belonged to, and decided it was time for a place of uplifting and positivity. The group is a place I love checking in on daily and seeing amazing pictures of other’s planners, and sharing recommendations, and cheering each other on.
One of the girls volunteered to host a monthly swap of planner goodies. If you’ve done a swap before it’s basically the same thing as anywhere else. You fill out a form, leaving your name, address, comments, etc. and then you are matched with an amazing human who has the same interest as you and you swap some goodies. The guideline was 8 to 10 items I believe, I think we both went over that for this one.
I got an amazing partner who started planning around the same time as me. Which I thought was super exciting. We had a lot in common when it came to our styles when planning in traveler’s notebooks, so it made gathering up goodies all the more fun.
I feel so spoiled with what she sent me. I love it all!! In fact I’ve bits from almost all of it, except for the string, which I plan on making a tassel out of. I’m so thankful for this swap, which has lead to meeting such an amazing planner friend. This was the perfect way to start off the swap, and I’m really looking forward to next month’s swap and meeting even more planner friends!
You guys know how much I love my travler’s notebook, well in February The 1407 Planners had a presale for a collaboration kit with Scooterbug Cornor. The kit’s theme was flamingos and I thought it would be perfect for summer. At that time I was still really new to Travler’s Notebooks and was still wondering about what size would be good for me. I did have my first Foxy in size 1 (also considered a Passport size), this kit came as what is considered to be a Pocket size (Foxy size 2 -I believe), lucky for me I love it just as much as I love the Passport size!
Earlier this week I passed 300 followers on my Planner dedicated instagram. I know this isn’t like a huge amount of people in the grand scheme of things, but to me, it’s mind blowing. I honestly thought I wouldn’t even get more than like 50 or so, I in no way am a social network guru. So to everyone who has followed, liked, commented, etc. THANK YOU. It really means the world to me.
I started planning in October because I was having really severe anxiety attacks, and feeling very overwhelmed with what was going on in my life. I don’t really talk about my anxiety because I’m a pretty private person, but planning and becoming part of the planning community has helped me so much. I’m really happy to say it’s been about three months since I’ve had a severe anxiety attack and there are quite a few reasons for it like lifestyle changes I’ve made, but I really do believe that planning has been a big factor.
I wanted to give back to the community that has welcomed me with open arms, and the rest of this post is about the giveaway that I’m doing on my instagram. Everyone is welcome to enter!
Another month in the books! This month I successfully completed the Iggle Daily Journal Challenge. It seems like every month there are more people from the community participating in it which is amazing! Its so great to see the community coming together and sharing their day, or what inspires them, or their troubles with each other. I think in the long run it makes us all stronger and forms a stronger community. Which with the world the way it is, is really important. So, anyways, here are my pages:
I think my favorite pages are from March 23rd and 24th. So colorful and so happy. I was sick for a ton of March so I didn’t really have that much to write about or feel inspired by. I think this can be seen from day to day. I also started practicing and learning modern hand lettering-like that really cool stuff you see on pinterest all the time. You can start to see me playing with my lettering as the month goes on. Expanding my lettering styles is one of my goals for 2017 and since I was sick it gave me something to do on breaks from video games.
April is going to be insanely busy and I am hoping I have time to keep up with journaling. Sorta the opposite is happening for this next month from March.
These kits are something I have come to look forward to every month. However I think in April I will be getting the mini kit for the month. Unless it somehow beats March’s kit.
Because of this amazing kit I was able to get my notebook just how I like it:
The planner clips are from a few places, the heart macaroon is from the Sweet Life kit from Villabeautiful.com, the green pom is from Peachy Pom on etsy, the unicorn macaroon is from pinkiebows on etsy and the unicorn is from thebooknook on etsy. Last but not least is the blue pen, it’s from PenGem‘s latest collection; Northern Lights.
Like last month I got a Traveler’s Notebook bundle from The 1407 Planners, I have so many ideas on how to deck out both my TNs using this month’s kit. The theme for this month is “The Birds Are Chirping” which is celebrating spring. They offered a mini kit that I think is still on sale for a St. Patty’s theme. I’m not huge into St. Patty’s so I was far more excited about the “The Birds Are Chirping” kit. I almost got the mini kit this month, then I saw the sticker sheets and extras and I just had to get the full kit. The thing I did change up about this month is that instead of getting the “standard” size, I got the “pocket” size for the inserts. And I am super happy about that decision. So Lets dig into this months kit!
Since getting into the planning community, and more into the bullet journal community I’ve come upon Traveler’s Journals. They are also known as Midori Traveler’s Notebooks. These note books have made their way across the world and call Japan home, as part of Japanese minimalism. At their most basic, generally they are a leather cover with an elastic band to hold its continues. There are many sizes to choose from, most common is the Standard (4.33X8.25in), which I use as well as what is known as a Passport size (3.4X4.9in) which I really love. I’ve also seen covers be made from cloth, and other materials.