My Morning Routine

Are you a morning person? Me neither. Nothing is worse than having to wake up early. Unless you have something to look forward to… like Christmas morning!

I have always been a night owl. Even as a kid! But on Christmas Eve I would set my alarm EARLY because I was so excited to finally give and open gifts.

What if you had something like Christmas morning to look forward to every day?

That’s the idea behind my morning routine. I’m not opening or giving any gifts, but I am actually excited to get out of bed and begin my routine each morning.

Sounds crazy, I know. But I’ll walk you through my morning routine and give you tips on how to create a morning routine you can get obsessed with. ✧°・*

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Freebie Friday: Instagram Story Templates

Hey sweet friends! I know it’s been a while, but I’m still here! I’ve been working really hard behind the scenes on a lot of things. One of my main goals this year is to launch my own website! I thought I would be able to launch it by the end of 2018, but the more I learned about having my own site, the more I realized I needed to learn! I just want to make sure everything is in order before I go ahead with the site launch, because I don’t want it to be super slow, crash all the time, look weird on mobile devices etc.

But that’s not what I’m here to talk about today! Many of you reached out to me and said you loved the Merry and Bright Coffee Cup Clip Art/Wall Art freebie! I asked if y’all would prefer for me to stick to only printable planner stickers or if you would like me to continue to explore new freebies to share on Fridays. The general consensus was that while the printable sticker kits are awesome, most are excited to see a mix of new free content. ♡

Soooo… Today I’m trying something new and I’m sharing five Instagram Story Templates with you!! ✧°・*

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The Planner Girl’s Guide to Black Friday

Hi everyone! Are you super excited for Black Friday this year? I’m super excited to buy way more planner things than I need! 🙈 I’m basically gonna share my wishlist with you guys, along with some other deals and general shopping tips. 👍 I used to be into extreme couponing, and Black Friday gets me so excited! Even if I’m not planning to buy a lot of stuff… I just love a good deal!! 💸

Before shopping, please make it a point to read and understand each store or website’s coupon policies that way you don’t feel disappointed or cheated if a coupon doesn’t work. On the other hand, if you know the policy, you can stand your ground politely if a store associate tries to decline your coupon. Just have the coupon policy on hand, stay calm, and PLEASE be nice to the sales associate. Even if they’re rude to you! Imagine how it feels to have to work in a chaotic environment like Black Friday!! You don’t know how early they had to wake up, how far they had to commute, what atrociously rude customers they had to deal with before you… These same employees might have had to miss Thanksgiving with their family because they had to work to keep their jobs! Remember what the holiday season is all about and try to spread some of this holiday cheer while you’re out shopping! It’s all about love, gratitude, kindness, etc.

Ahem… anyways…

Personally, I don’t plan to go into any stores on Black Friday. I’m going to do as much shopping online as possible because I don’t particularly enjoy going into stores on Black Friday. Too chaotic for me. 😅 Amazon is my favorite and since I have Prime (which includes free shipping!!) I’m planning on making most of my purchases there. However… I did research other stores and sites because I’m all about finding the best deal out there!

I’ll go over some of the sales and deals that stood out to me from some of my favorite places to shop: Amazon, Silhouette America, Etsy, Michael’s, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Me & My Big Ideas (Happy Planner), and Erin Condren. I’ll update deals as they expire and as I discover new ones!

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Silhouette Comparison Guide

If you’ve never heard of these machines, you’re probably going to want one the more you read about them. Sorry for adding another thing to your wishlist/you’re welcome for introducing this magical machine. If you use printables, you know it takes a long time to cut out printables with a pair of scissors. A paper trimmer definitely speeds up the process, but… it still takes a while. These cutting machines do exactly that–they cut materials for you. And not just paper! They can cut cardstock, vinyl, fabric… the list goes on.

I was ready to buy one right away as soon as I found out these machines were a thing. Then I discovered that there are many different companies that sell craft cutting machines, and each of them have their own features and accompanying software (like Cricut or Brother). I also discovered the average price range. Then I found out you can’t just buy the machine. You have to get the cutting mat, new blades when the blade gets dull, dust cover, etc. These costs can add up!

At this point I realized something like this would be an investment and knew that I would have to carefully select the machine that would be best for me. I did a lot of research and was ultimately drawn to a couple machines by Silhouette.

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Prime Day Deals for Planner Girls!

So many amazing things are happening today! Just to name a few…

  • Slurpee Day! Free Slurpee at 7-11 from 11am-7pm!
  • Chick-Fil-A – Free entree if you dress up like a cow until 7pm!
  • Prime Day! A bunch of really good deals on stuff over on Amazon!

So, I’m gonna round up a couple of my favorite deals I’ve found on Amazon! The only sad thing about Prime Day is that you have to be quick, because some of these deals are in limited quantities. There’s nothing more I dislike than being pressured or rushed to make a purchase! In any case, here are some of my favorite Prime Day Deals! Continue reading “Prime Day Deals for Planner Girls!”

Potato’s First Giveaway!

It’s here! It’s finally here! Since this giveaway is in celebration of reaching 200 followers on Instagram, the theme will be “2”! That means there will be TWO winners! YAAAAAY!!! 🎉💖 Continue reading “Potato’s First Giveaway!”