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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September PinchMe




This month's PinchMe box has some really cool stuff in it. If you haven't signed up with PinchMe go over to their site and sign up right now! I love this site and getting the box in the mail is a little like Christmas every time. I love trying new things and for me writing the reviews is a lot of fun.

So in my box I got:

The Friskies Gravy Swirlers cat food. My cats all loved this sample so it was definitely a winner at my house. I love the fact I got the $1 off coupon with the sample especially since that is one of the brands I do purchase regularly.

Hidden Valley Simply Ranch Dressing is already one of my favorite bottled salad dressings so I know that I will love that one.

The Orbit gum, I wish they would offer a gum that didn't contain the Aspartame since I tend to get migraines from it. I will probably end up tossing it. I tried to not take it but the system wouldn't let me not take the gum sample and still get the box.

The Zzzquil, I get this product in about half my boxes. It does come with a $2 off coupon but truthfully I have never purchased it because I have a ready supply coming from PinchMe and I only use it very rarely.



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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Fall in Love– (ft I Love 2 Print)





This week I found this gorgeous fall leaves themed kit from I Love 2 Print on Etsy. I actually fell in love with this artwork a while ago when I saw her September monthly kit that also features it. Unfortunately for me I had already decorated my monthly spread at that point. I was so happy when I checked the shop and found a weekly kit available also. This is just a one page kit ($2.40) so it does lack a few things and is probably more suited to a more white space style. I did a quick look at the page and decided the only thing that was really missing was a half box. Since I have some multi-color half boxes I was fine. For the most part I was able to plan my week the way I prefer with what is in the kit. I did substitute the check flags for check-boxes and I needed to switch the “to-do” headers for the “today” ones from how I usually use them. But those things are so minor especially with this wonderful artwork. In the end I decided to use date covers to cover the existing dates in the planner. I was going to leave them but the green was just a bit off for me. I happened to have date covers from the same shop as the kit so that was what I used.

For the half boxes I used some from the shop Planning Choco on Etsy.






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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Harvest– (ft Maritza Dominguez Shop)





This week I am using this beautiful Harvest themed kit from MaritzaDominguez Shop on Etsy. It was on sale for only $2.10 so a fantastic deal for a 3 page kit that even has leftovers and I didn't need to raid my sticker stash to fill in anything. I love that the colors go so perfectly with the Recollections Planner's color this month and that meant that I didn't even need date covers.

I am so happy to be starting to use some fall themed kits, I'm not going full fall theme until it cools off a bit more here though. I think one of the things I love the most about decorating my planner is when the seasons start to change and I feel I can shift to the new season for inspiration in my sticker choices. I love to decorate for all the seasons but I think by the time each season is coming to an end I am more than ready to move onto the themes.




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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Plan with me in my Recollections Planner –Cute Forest Fox– (ft Design Sticker Store)






Since are into the month of September now I decided I am not using any more summer kits, it is time to transition into fall kits. However, the weather here is anything but fall like right now. We are in the midst of yet another heat wave. So I just couldn't bring myself to use a kit filled with fall leaves. The cute foxes in this kit are perfect however. I love them! They are adorable and they fit right into moving to fall. This 3 page kit was only $3 from Design Sticker Store on Etsy. I love everything about the kit from the clip art to the colors used.

As I find with most 3 page printable kits I didn't need to add any extra stickers this week. For me anyway 3 page kits are really complete and most of them give me everything I need to decorate the week the way I want to.





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.