YAY! I’m making videos again because I actually have time now! Summer was so stressful with my job, I have about a week more of crazy and then I can go back to working “normal” hours. I hope you enjoy my video!
So Summer, that’s a thing that’s happening right now. I have been so offline compared to past summers and that’s because I have just been way more busy not just with work life but also with personal life. I’ve been traveling a lot more on my days off, spending time with my family and friends, going out, doing things.
Right now my family is in the middle of harvest, we’ve had a bit of a rough start to the season. We had some machines rebel against us, so we had to make some decisions on how we were going to handle them. This made me so stressed out, where we are also had a heat wave which didn’t help anything. We’ve made it through unscaved basically and are back on track with our harvest. Right now I’m working 10-18 hour days so I don’t have much of social life just because I’m so tired after work. I’m glad harvest is only about a month and half long.
I haven’t done a life lately since sometime in the spring, so since then I’ve had my half birthday, in June, that was really fun to celebrate with my family and one of my pen pals/friends/brain twin sent me a fantastic little package. I made myself confetti cupcakes, and my mom gave me a unicorn topper kit for decorating. My boyfriend gave me a Fluffy from Despicable Me Pop Funko which is super adorable. It was a great day!
In July I went to a Geek Girl Brunch in Portland, it’s the closest chapter to me. We went to Sandy Hut, which is this grungy little dive bar that has an amazing breakfast that is inexpensive. The mimosas were $3.00 each way better than like $7 like at some places (or more). I also loved that the chapter leaders made up these amazing coloring books and gave us crayons. It was also so, so great to meet Mercedes finally. We’ve been friends on twitter and talk, but it’s so great to put a face to the name. That day was full of making friends, and hanging out. I can not wait to go to the one in September. I get really nervous before going to them, because I feel like no one is going to like me or talk to me and it’s always the opposite. GGB is such a fantastic community and I’m happy to be part of it.
I haven’t really been playing a ton of video games lately because of work. But I have really been enjoying Albion Online and Splatoon 2. Splatoon just had a splat fest of Mayo vs. Ketchup. I picked team Ketchup, because hello, it’s Ketchup. But I guess Mayo won…? I think its garbage how so many people picked team ketchup that there were tons of Ketchup vs Ketchup matches and those didn’t count towards the totals. Apparently this is an ongoing problem… *sigh* I hope they fix it in the near future. Not sure how many more Splat Fests I’ll be doing if this is their attitude. As for Albion Online, I’m going to do a whole separate post about it. I really enjoy the game, I’m a solo player – no guild- which some say is the “wrong way” to play but I disagree. It’s a great game for me to play this time of year because it’s very much a grindfest which takes little thoughts. Additionally the combat is simple and fun.
I started a brand new bullet journal this month, I found one that was on sale and I think I’m ready to get back into it. I used a bullet journal system, before it was know as bullet journaling. I used my system all through middle & high school, and into college. Then I used it organize my social irl life and my social internet life. Since finding the Erin Condren Life Planner I thought it would be a bit much to keep both up, so I’ve just been using the ECLP. But I really miss my bullet journal, and it works so well for me. I’m almost done with the ECLP so in 2018 I will be using a bullet journal and a recollections planner from Michael’s. Way less expensive than the ECLP, and planning, in my opinion, should be inexpensive (I got my recollections planner for about $15, while an Erin Condren can cost between $55-$60).
I’m also using my bullet journal for the Iggle Daily Journal prompts, it’s fun to put a bit of a spin on my old system, and make it accommodate new things. I also got a new toy, it the HP Sprocket that prints little pictures that are stickers you can stick to things. It’s been a ton of fun to incorporate them into my journal so far. The first spread I did for August is meant to celebrate Harry Potter because that Monday before the first was the 31st and Harry Potter’s birthday. I did red and yellow for Gryffindor and had these two really cool washi tapes that were perfect for the spread. If you like seeing bullet journal spreads, or planning related stuff I share my spreads on my dedicated instagram.
This week is IGGPPCamp! It’s my third time going to camp, and am so excited. I got sorted into Troop Chimera. I also made a map of the campgrounds for in my bullet journal in the IGGPPCamp section. I think it turned out pretty cool.
I’m part of Iggle Flicks and we will be hosting a bunch of watch-a-longs during camp. Mine isn’t until Sunday evening. When I thought I would have time off/be done with work. From what I’ve seen so far, all the activities look super fun this year! I have an activity that will be live on Saturday, so keep an eye out for it! (I’ll put a link HERE when it goes live) Until then enjoy this sneak peak:
I’m sure I have more to share but I can’t think of anything right now, haha. So for now we’re caught up. Hopefully once work calms down a bit I can get back on a regular schedule of posting things. Thanks for hanging in there with me! ❤
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.
Thanks for watching!
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!
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!
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.