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Cooking: https://joanne-kitchen.blogspot.com/




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –September Monthly– (ft BEaYOUtiful Planning)





Since I like to get my monthly spread in my Happy Planner done really early the month before I have been keeping my eyes open for monthly kits for a while now. I actually ran into this one when I was visiting all my favorite free printable sites looking for weekly kits last week. This one is from BEaYOUtiful Planning's website. I the kits she makes so many of them are just perfect for me. I debated for a day or two about this monthly kit since the people at Happy Planner decided to make the color for the weekends on the September monthly pages pink, but in the end I love it too much to care that the colors don't go very well.

This kit is very generous especially since it is a free one. I had a lot of pieces leftover. I will try to remember to pull from some of those pieces during the month for various things I do record in this spread.







As I mentioned in the video I have started a Facebook page for this channel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time.



I've finally joined this century and have an Instagram (I just need to actually post on it......) You can find me here.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –Crafts– (ft Cute Daisy)





This week for my Happy Planner I found a crafts/sewing theme kit. I don't think I have ever seen a kit with this theme so I decided to use it this week. It is from the website Cute Daisy. I really recommend you go over and check out the free printable planner kits available on the site. There are some really cute ones.

The only stickers I added were 2 of the habit tracker stickers from Thanksis Digital Art on Etsy. I am so glad I picked up this printable sheet I get a lot of use out of it in both my planners.




I have started a Facebook page for this channel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time.


I've finally joined this century and have an Instagram (I just need to actually post on it......) You can find me here.



Saturday, August 12, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner – Country Life– (ft BEaYOUtifulPlanning)




This week I have another beautiful kit from BeaYOUtiful Planning on Etsy. Her kits are amazing and this one in particular spoke to me. I know a lot of you identify with the fashion girls and the make-up but I'm a country girl, this kit is basically me in sticker form! So for the price of $3.75 I think I might have just planned my favorite spread of the entire year (at least so far)


I was a little confused about the kit name, the sheets (and the files) are all labeled as Boots but on Etsy the kit name is Country Life. Either name is fine with me I just love this clip art.


Hopefully I didn't sound too out of it on the video it was so hot in here the day I filmed it was almost unbearable. I sure hope this heatwave is over soon. That being said I am not looking forward to the cold part of the year that I know will come all to soon. I admit I am a “weather wimp” and I hate extremes in weather.


Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the plan with me and I hope to see you here again soon.







I get asked all the time what sticker paper I use. Here is a photo of the packaging from my current paper. This is at least the 3rd package of this brand I have used and I really like it. I buy it from a couple of different sellers on eBay, I find the prices there are better than Amazon for this paper.






As I mentioned in the video I have started a Facebook page for this channel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time.


I've finally joined this century and have an Instagram (I just need to actually post on it......) You can find me here.


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

July 2017 Pinch Me Box




I am never really sure how to title the videos and blogs for the Pinch Me boxes. They take a really long time to reach me sometimes so do I name them for the month that I claimed the items or do I use the month they arrived in???

This month since I am not exactly sure when I claimed this box (I think this one is from June but I am not 100% sure) I went with the month it arrived.

If you are not familiar with Pinch Me it is kind of a subscription service but it is totally free. All you have to do is write reviews on the samples that are sent to you. Pretty easy huh?

The last few months it is has been really hard to qualify for products. I went for about 6 months of so not getting anything but finally I seem to be back to getting stuff each time.

My advice on that would be first be sure to fill out those reviews. I am currently trying really hard to improve the quality of the reviews I leave for products. Another thing that I feel helps is to update your profile on a regular basis. Even if nothing has changed for you I find that there are additional questions every once in a while and those seem to have to do with specific products that are going to be offered.

Then just keep an eye out for when the sample day will be next time and be sure to get there on time.

Good luck!

So here are my thoughts on the products I got this time:

Sensodyne toothpaste: Although my teeth aren't sensitive all the time occasionally they are and for these times this toothpaste is wonderful.


Quaker Chewy bites: Love these little bites, and am no keeping a bag of them in my desk drawer.


Hidden Valley Simply Ranch: I love this dressing because it just tastes good the fact that is is free from the artificial stuff in other brands makes it even better.


Carol's Daughter Rhassoul Clay Shampoo and Conditioner: I was amazed at how soft and manageable this left my hair. I will definitely be looking for places to purchase this.



Monday, August 7, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –Tropical– (ft Design Sticker Store)





This week for my Happy Planner I found this really cute one page kit from Design Sticker Store on Etsy that was on sale for only $1! I am really loving all things pineapple this summer and the colors in the this particular kit go amazingly well with the existing green in my Happy Planner. If I was really picky I would probably use some date covers and cover the area that says August since those are purple but at this point anyway I am okay with those. I think because even though there is no purple in the kit the tone of all the colors blends well.

Now this being a one page kit it was missing a couple of things that I wanted to use. One being a weekend banner. I decided to check out Planner Problem 101 and once again the site came through. She has some wonder multicolor items on her free site. If you haven't checked it out you really should.

I also wanted a habit tracker and I have a page of multicolor ones from Thanksis Digital Art on Etsy that I pulled out to use.

That's the beauty of having a collection of multicolor sticker items in your collection, if a kit is missing something that you feel you can't do without you can pull in items from those sheets.


I do apologize if the video was a little off from normal this week. It is incredibly hot here in Oregon and I don't have AC. Sitting with the lights I use to film was just about unbearable for more than a couple of minutes at a time. I have a fan on my desk but it was too loud to have on while filming. Hopefully we will be back to “normal” weather soon.






As I mentioned in the video I have started a Facebook page for thischannel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time. You can also find me on Intagram now too (I just have to figure out how to post on it LOL) 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner – Day at the Fair– (ft HT Planning)




This week I decided to go with the theme of day at the fair since August is really fair season where I live. There are several fairs and festivals I would like to go to this month.

The kit I found is from the Etsy shop HT Planning and it was on her summer sale when I picked it up. That meant the 3 page kit was only $1.50 with the add on deluxe page being only $.50! That is an incredible deal on four pages. I didn't need any extra stickers to fill out my week. I did decided to add a bit of glitter washi tape since I had a large space between my bottom boxes and the bottom washi from the kit. If the color of the area hadn't been so out of place with the kit I wouldn't have bothered with it though.





I get asked all the time what sticker paper I use. Here is a photo of the packaging from my current paper. This is at least the 3rd package of this brand I have used and I really like it. I buy it from a couple of different sellers on eBay, I find the prices there are better than Amazon for this paper.




I have started a Facebook page for this channel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time.


I'm also now on Instagram (I just need to figure out how to post on there LOL)

Monday, July 31, 2017

Plan with me in my Happy Planner –Summer Lickin'– (ft Pansy's Prints)






This week for my Happy Planner I decided to go with this cute ice cream themed kit from Pansy's Prints. I love how bright and cheery this kit is. And the theme is perfect for summer and especially the month of August with all the fairs and carnivals that seem to pop up every where around here this time of year.

I just am having a lot of trouble believing it is already the beginning of August! Where the heck did the summer go??

Anyway I love this kit and I do encourage you to visit the Esty shop to see all the wonderful printable stickers available.

As I mentioned in the video I have started a Facebook page for this channel/blog and I would love it if you came over and hit that like button. I will be announcing all the videos and blog posts there so it will make it easier to catch all of them. I hope to get the conversation going too so feel free to stop by and say howdy any time.