July Life Planner Spread; Week 1!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hi everyone! I'm really excited to share with you today my very first spread in my 2015-2016 Erin Condren Life Planner! I like the vertical layout of the planner, as opposed to the horizontal, because it makes it so much easier for me to split up my days. I didn't have much going on this week, especially towards the end since it's a holiday weekend and I don't start classes till next week, so I went heavy on the decorating. I'm quite happy with how it turned out for my first spread. I think the owls are so adorable! Below I've listed all of the stickers that I used, so if you're interested in any of them you'll be able to find all of the links there. Let me know what you guys think!

July Patriotic Owl Stickers by PinkGlitteredCoffee | M/D/N Label Stickers by OhHelloStationeryCo July Edition Planner Sticker Set by ItsPlanningTime June and July Weekend Banner Planner Stickers by ItsPlanningTime | Colorful Blank Label Planner Stickers by ItsPlanningTime | Stethoscope/Doctor Label Stickers by PlannerKate1 | Work Stackable Sidebar Stickers by PlannerKate1 | Flower Bottom Checklist Box Stickers by LibbieAndCo | Scalloped Appointment Box Stickers by LibbieAndCo | Mini Weather Life Planner Stickers by LibbieAndCo | Instagram Camera Stickers by CreatingAndCo | Makeup Brush Stickers by Planneresque | Planner Stickers by Planneresque | Social Icon Stickers by PlannerGems | Road & Car Stickers by LisaVcreations | Shopping Cart Stickers by TheNiftyPlanner | June Holiday Stickers by HipDigiChick

How do you like to plan your week?
Happy 4th of July!

June Favorites!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

For my favorites I thought it would be fun to expand my picks to include more than just beaut products. I think this is a bit more interesting and allows me to share a wider range of the things that I love each month. Hope you guys enjoy!

My Erin Condren Life Planner has to be my favorite favorite this month. It's so pretty and so much fun to use and especially to decorate! I've become a little obsessed with getting stickers for it and I can hardly wait to start planning and decorating next week! It's also, of course, very functional and the vertical layout makes it so easy to plan my days. It's especially going to come in handy once classes start up again this upcoming week!

This OPI "shorts story" polish has got to be my favorite color for the summer. It's such a gorgeous purplish pink color that's so vibrant and is a definite stand out. It's been on my nails nearly all summer long so far! 

I've been loving monograms lately, I love how they provide that unique and personal touch, and this monograph necklace from My Name Necklace has been one of my favorite accessory as of late. It's so bright and vivid and is a great pop of color to throw into my outfits. 

This Tarte amazonian butter lipstick in "golden pink" has been my go to. It's a really pretty nude coral, that goes great with nearly any look. The formula is really creamy and hydrating which keeps my lips nice and moisturized especially in the summer heat. 

What have been some of your favorites this month?
Happy Wednesday! 

Turning 24!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hi everyone! I've been away from the blog for a while, but I feel this is the right time to start again. This passed weekend I celebrated my 24th birthday! It's still a bit surreal to me to realize that I've entered my mid twenties since I still feel like a kid in so many ways. I had a really fun time celebrating with friends and family who made this birthday a really memorable one for me.

The night before my boyfriend and I went out to my favorite sushi restaurant. It was really nice to be able to celebrate with just the two of us. Afterwards we had froyo for desert to end the night on a sweet note. On my birthday I went out for a birthday brunch with my best friend Isabella. I felt that banana french toast was the way to go. Afterwards we went to Starbucks so we could spend some more time together and chat. I've been eyeing their s'mores tart for a while, because anything s'mores is my favorite, and I finally gave it a try. It was SO good! Did I mention that I'm on a diet? Haha! Later on my mom and I went to get mani pedis together. I was really happy to be able to do something fun with her since we don't usually get to go out together. At the end of the night a few of us went out to my favorite local bar for dinner and drinks on the rooftop. Afterwards the girls surprised me with an ice cream cake which was a great way to end the night! I really can't think of a better way to have spent my birthday!

Happy Tuesday!

Art Prints for my Springtime Gallery Wall!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Hi everyone! I'm having a bit of spring cleaning fever this week! So far I've redecorated the entire bedroom and now I've moved on to my office nook. My first order of business here is to restyle my gallery wall. I originally put it together last July, but I'm feeling the tides of change and since this is one of the main features of the space I felt like it was a good place to start. Above are some of my favorite prints that I'm considering. I'm going for a mix of more simple pieces for the bigger prints, those on the left, and throwing in pops of color with smaller pieces, which are on the right. I can't wait to start putting it all together once the prints start coming in, I'll be sure to share with you guys the final result!

What are some of your favorite prints for spring?
Happy decorating!

Influenster Box!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Usually I'm the one getting subscription box goodies, but this time my kitties got one for themselves thanks to Influenster! If you've never tried the website, I highly recommend it. Influenster sends free boxes of goodies for users to review. This time the kitties got a chance to try the Temptations Snacky Mouse Toy, which by the way is super cute! It came with a bag of treats as well which they really enjoyed. I like the toy, but I'm pleased with the ingredients of the snacks, so I might just get different snacks to fill the little mouse with so they can keep playing.

The kitties really enjoyed their new toy. They usually loose interest pretty fast, but I think the snacks kept them coming back to play. They were so cute pushing the little toy around trying to get the treats to fall out! This was definitely a fun toy for the kitties to try and they definitely enjoyed playing with it!

Have you ever tried an Influenster box?
Happy Saturday!

Dinner Date!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

This weekend I went out to dinner with one of my best friends, Isabella. We've been friends since grade school and she's one of the constants in my life. I love when we get the chance to meet and catch up. As we've grown older it's gotten harder to find mutual free time, but we always make sure to meet up at least a few times a month. We had delicious Vietnamese food; I had a lemon grass and chicken Bahn Mi sandwich, which I can't resist getting every time! We enjoyed our food and talked for some time after while sipping on a pot of delicious tea. It was a great way to spend a cool spring evening!

Happy Thursday!

Healthy Snack Ideas: Banana Bites!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sometimes it can be hard to snack healthy, especially when you have a huge sweet tooth like me! So I'm always trying to find new healthy ways to satisfy my sweet cravings! These banana bites are something that I've been making for myself and my boyfriend for a few weeks now and we're obsessed! These taste so indulgent but are still healthy and wholesome to eat, the perfect combination! Plus, they're really simple and take less than two minutes to put together!

What you'll need:
  1.  Peanut butter
  2. Shredded coconut
  3. Honey
  4. Banana
How to make it:
  1. Cut your banana in half, width wise.
  2. Spread peanut butter on the banana, like a sandwich.
  3. Sprinkle the shredded coconut over the top.
  4. Drizzle the honey for some extra sweetness. 
  5. Enjoy!
What are some of your favorite healthy treats?
Happy snacking!