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!
This month’s book pick in the IGGPPC Bookworms GoodReads group was Geekerella, by Ashley Poston. I read this book in basically a day, it was that good! Geekerella is a new spin on a classic story we all know and love, Cinderella. The classic Cinderella story is on of my favorite children’s tales, and was one of my favorite movies growing up. Since then there have been neurmous takes on the story, in print and in film, but Geekerealla is different and has a truly unique take on story and characters.
It feels like I just sat down to write April’s Life Lately, this year is just flying by! In April I was boughed down with a ton of work, which is good, not complaining but I didn’t get to do a lot. So far in May I’ve had a good break from it all, but I am working this weekend, and I have a very busy two weeks coming up. I am VERY excited about the projects that I am working on, and I hope to share my projects very soon. I can’t share what I’m working on right now because the final product needs to be announced by my clients first, as it should be, then I will be over the moon to share with all of you.
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!
It’s time for another Swap Box! I love doing the seasonal Sweet Progress swap that is hosted by Ashley from Happy Pretty Sweet and Dean from Mrs. AOK, A Work In Progress. I love doing this swap because I always meet such amazing ladies, with fantastic blogs. Normally I see the post to sign up, but April was a crazy hot mess for me and I wasn’t on social media nearly as often as I normally am. I am so glad Ashley reached out to me for the swap!
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!
Holy Moly! March went by so fast, and it feels like April is just as fast. March I was sick for a soild two weeks so that gave me some time on my hands (and lost of naps). It also happened to be when Mass Effect Andromeda was released so I played the crap out of it. Now that I experienced that trip, I’m making my way through the Kingdom Heart games again since the Final Mix came out. Depending on how I feel when I finish those up I might try Kingdom Hearts 2.8, I’m just not to sure how critical it is to going into Kingdom Hearts III (if and when that finally comes out).