Yay for a four-day week (For us Americans, as least, who celebrate July 4th)!! :D As a little celebration of the day off and also for the fact that I hit 200 Instagram followers recently (wee!!), I hosted a little giveaway on my feed. Feel free to throw your hat in the ring - it'll only take you a quick comment for a chance to win these goodies:
Okay, once you've done that, we're going to move on to the next order of business... DIY journals! I've gotta tell you, I just would NOT be able to function without my handy dandy journal/planner. Every single thing I think of gets written down in here, from to-do lists (though I rarely check off every item on the day it's supposed to be done by, whoops), to meal plans for the week, and even my Instagramming schedule (yeah, I'm a little crazy like that). I go through one of these at least two of these every year, and they're with me for so much of my day, so I make a point to differentiate them and make them fun to look at!
This notebook is really unique because I made my own stencil with the exact phrase I wanted. I think "One day at a time" is so appropriate for a daily planner, and is a great reminder to myself not to worry so much, so that's what I went with. Of course, you can choose any phrase you want!
- Custom stencil with phrase of your choice. I cut mine with my Silhouette out of cardstock.
- Notebooks that are good for DIY covers. I use Moleskine Cahier notebooks, which come in packs of three (so they're a great deal!). I like the gridded pages, because they're good for making my own weekly calendars.
- Modeling/embossing paste
- Something to spread the modeling paste with.
- Embossing powder. I'll be using Ranger Liquid Platinum, which I have to say is my new FAVORITE embossing powder. It melts sooo smooth and beautiful.
- Heat gun (not pictured)