Friday, October 10, 2014

Project 365: September 2014

Life has been crazy and a lot of things have been changing lately, so I don't really have time to blog anymore. I still like having my Project 365 pictures backed up on the blog, so I may aim just to do those once a month from now on. It's just that I feel like I have been constantly busy, and I honestly haven't missed blogging as much as I thought I would.

Here's what I was up to in September though!

September 1 - My Labor Day consisted of homework, a meeting on campus, and watching a movie in bed!

September 2 - I love seeing my cutie after a long day at school!

September 3 - The first of many late nights preparing for recruitment....

September 4 - Late night at the KD house calls for a McFlurry on the way home!

September 5 - Getting ready for the second day of recruitment!

September 6 - Had such a fun day giving the financial presentation at recruitment today!

September 7 - You know you're doing a lot of baking when you use 18 eggs in just a few hours!

September 8 - Caught her mid-lick ;)

September 9 - Insane day of school, work, cake pops, and Kappa Delta workshop. So sad I only got to see Coco for a little bit!

September 10 - Just another insanely crazy busy day....

September 11 - 536 mini KD cake pops: I'm obsessed.

September 12 - Such a great Philanthropy round of recruitment tonight!

September 13 - Pref night - so thankful for these girls who helped with the 500+ mini cake pops this week!

September 14 - Bid Day 2014!! So exciting to welcome all of our fabulous new members!

September 15 - You know your life is busy when even an hour break for dinner involves homework....

September 16 - Busted from chewing up my socks.

September 17 - I got to come straight home from school today and eat dinner at home for the first time in about 2 weeks! So thankful for some time to catch up on homework and take Coco for a walk!

September 18 - Never thought I'd see the day when I went shopping for 17 boxes of Klondike bars.

September 19 - Such a great day: the weather was perfect, I had an interview that went well, I got a lot of stuff done, I went to Yagoot after class, and I ate dinner at LaRosa's with my family. Perfection!

September 20 - Alumnae Open House this afternoon!

September 21 - Relaxing Sunday of church, Maddie & Sydney's soccer game, visiting Grampsy, getting some homework done, and going out to dinner!

September 22 - I was actually able to come home right after school today!

September 23 - Busken's tea cookies always make the day better.

September 24 - Been thinking a lot about the future and it can be easy to be stressed about the unknown, but then I remind myself of the amazing possibilities that can be found in the unknown and it doesn't seem so scary anymore.

September 25 - Trash Bash cake pops!

September 26 - I never thought I'd turn down a job offer at GE, but sometimes staying close to family and friends and taking a different leap of courage close to home is more important.

September 27 - Crafting for my future little today!

September 28 - SUCH a productive day! I got so much homework done for the week, and I finally got to paint my nails after almost a month of being too busy!

September 29 - Reese's pumpkins make everything better....even a long afternoon and evening of homework.

September 30 - Three job interviews, work, class, KD meeting, and KD finance work mean I went to bed exhausted today.

Like I said, my life has been a whole bunch of craziness lately, but I've been loving it. I've been doing so many things with friends these last few weeks and it's just been so much fun. So even though I don't have much time for blogging or other things like that, I'm so incredibly happy with where I am at this point in my life. :)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Planner Decorating

You probably know by now just how obsessed I am with my Erin Condren life planner. I'm on my third one, and I absolutely adore them because you can personalize them and they are so high quality that they still look brand new even after using them for an entire year!

This is what my planner looks like this year - I love this design!

About a month ago I was on YouTube and stumbled across a video where a girl was doing a tutorial on how she decorates her planner.

And it kind of blew my mind.

I had never thought to decorate my planner before because it's pretty darn cute to begin with. The weekly spreads are colorful with a different color scheme each month. But as I was watching this video and realizing how cute this girl was making her planner, I was totally inspired to do the same thing!

She suggested getting some washi tape, which I had honestly never heard of. Essentially it's crafting tape that is see through with different designs on it. You could use it for just about anything, but it works perfectly in a planner.

She also had a bunch of stickers that she used to decorate some of the pages as well, which I thought was a super cute idea.

So I went to Hobby Lobby and Michael's and got some supplies. I bought 4 different kinds of washi tape (which was WAY more than I needed but I wanted some variety). The prints I got were pink chevron, floral, pink and white polka dot, and cupcakes. I also got some beach, Paris, and Christmas stickers. I had a few Halloween, Disney, and puppy stickers already, so I ended up using some of those as well.

I was dying over these Paris stickers - why have I not thought about doing this before?!

Then I went through each week of my planner and decorated it with stickers and washi tape. If something special is going on in a certain week, I tried to put stickers that went along with that. I have a bunch of pumpkin stickers in October, with Halloween ones the week of Halloween. I have dog bones around Coco's birthday, and a TON of Christmas stickers during December. Seriously - how stinkin' adorable is this elf sticker I have on the night I'm going to see the play Elf?

I had to put this Eiffel Tower on the week of my birthday because duh!

This is the cupcake washi tape. It is SO me.

I think decorating my planner has made it so much more personalized and fun. I love turning the page to a new week and seeing a different sticker theme for the week. If you have a planner, you should think about decorating it - it was so fun to do, and I just love how much cuter each week is now!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Project 365: August 2014

Here's what I was up to during the month of August.....

August 1 - Actually starting to get a little excited that Hallmark has Halloween and Christmas stuff out...

August 2 - Relaxing before grabbing dinner and ice cream with Danielle!

August 3 - Loved LumenoCity this year!

August 4 - Gorgeous Day for a walk around campus on my lunch break!

August 5 - Easton day with mom! I tried Le Chocoholique's Frosted Cupcake Hot Chocolate and it was SO yummy!

August 6 - Diva.

August 7 - Stayed at home all day today and did some baking, crafting, and relaxing!

August 8 - Celebrated Maddie's birthday today!

August 9 - Putting the finishing touches on my baking project website!

August 10 - This is what happens when Target has a really good sale on come home with four.

August 11 - I'm a happy person.

August 12 - Finished my Frosted Facebook page and finally launched everything today!!

August 13 - Blueberry French Toast for dinner tonight.

August 14 - One of my last free days of summer was spent running errands and finishing my Honors project. Lame.

August 15 - Georgia bound! It isn't a road trip unless Cracker Barrel and Rita's are involved.

August 16 - Had so much fun at Brad and Ashley's wedding today!

August 17 - Bought these in Pine Mountain yesterday. Is it bad that I have no need for these napkins but I just had to have them since they're Paris?

August 18 - Spirit Week started today, and after a fun day of lunch and dinner with friends, some relaxation with Coco was the perfect way to end the day!

August 19 - Love this baby!

August 20 - Going to bed early after another day of Spirit Week was perfect!

August 21 - Frozen yogurt after another day of Spirit Week!

August 22 - Kings Island sisterhood after Spirit Week!

August 23 - Went to Stephanie's going away party tonight!

August 24 - Ended my summer with lunch at Moerlein, getting stuff together, and watching Harry Potter. Do I really have to go back to school tomorrow?

August 25 - Beautiful sunset on my first day of my sophomore year of college!

August 26 - I love being able to sleep in a little more this semester and have some extra cuddle time with Coco in the mornings before school!

August 27 - School, work, and a finance meeting mean being on campus all day and trying out a new restaurant for dinner!

August 28 - Testing out some mini KD cake pops - so cute!

August 29 - Since I am done with class early on Fridays, I went to see If I Stay, got Zip Dip afterwards, and went to Acapulco's later for dinner!

August 30 - Spent the day being super productive as far as homework for this upcoming week is concerned, and then babysat in the evening!

August 31 - Went shopping at Kenwood today and got to use my free Sephora gift card on some new makeup!

This was a busy month - the end of my last free summer and the beginning of my sophomore year of college. I'm excited to see what September has in store!