My 2020 Bullet Journal Setup {Plan with Me}

Hello, dears!

I hope you had a wondermous Christmas! I’m scheduling this post because I’ll probably be at one of our many Christmas celebrations with family when you read this. Ahh, it’s going to be great! But anyway…

Yayyy, I’ve looked forward to this post for so long! The other day I finally pulled out my new bullet journal and set it up for use in 2020. πŸ™‚ I did my best to keep the layouts simple, functional, and easy to use, while also making it pleasing to the eye with a pretty purple and gold aesthetic. I can’t wait to show you how it turned out!

Ready for some bujo inspiration? Let’s go!

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How to Make Your Own Stamps & Stickers

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I recently discovered how easy it is to make your own stamps and use them to decorate all sorts of things – wrapping paper, envelopes, stickers, etc. I decided to make a tutorial for you guys so you can enjoy it too!Β This is a great craft to do with younger kids. I used it as an art lesson for my elementary-aged class just a couple weeks ago and they had a lot of fun creating their own designs! πŸ˜€

At the end of the post, I’ll give you guys a little inspiration on how to use the stamps for holiday wrapping and gifts in particular, but stamps are fun any time of the year. πŸ™‚ Let’s do it!

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Explore with Me 002 | Sunset Silhouettes

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It feels like I haven’t done a sunset post in AGES! Remember when I used to do them all the time? I should get back into photographing them more because ahhh! Sunsets! Enough said.

Before we start, a note: I made this series to motivate myself (and you!) to get outside even on days when it seems so much more productive and useful to stay in front of the computer. I don’t know about you, but can only stare at a screen for so long before my brain starts getting frizzy. :’D So! I shall take you with me on a walk around our farm, adding in a little twist or art/photography prompt that you can try too. πŸ™‚

Today we’ll be looking for interesting ways to capture the colors of sunsets other than just taking a picture of the sunset itself. (Future Allison: LIKE FRED! AND AUGUSTUS!)

Ahem. Onwards!

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Inktober 2019 {Sketchbook Tour!}

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Guess what, guys? It’s November! *throws fall leaf confetti* A less obvious fact: that means Inktober, the popular month-long art challenge, is over. In case you’re not familiar with Inktober, you’re basically supposed to make an ink drawing every day for the whole month, using prompts from an official list. And I am happy to say I MADE IT! I used all the prompts, drew (almost) every day, and finished with over 31 pages of inky art.

Even though I dislike how some pieces turned out, overall I like my Inktober sketches more than the ones I did last year, which is great. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to show you guys what I drew, so let’s get into it!

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Of Birthdays, Cake, and Lots of Yellow

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My sister Megan recently had a birthday which involved cake, friends, a scavenger hunt, and TONS of yellow. It also involved me, the sister who took probably hundreds of pictures because it was so much fun to capture the joy and laughter, plus the pretty party decorations. πŸ˜›

If you like cake, yellow, or being happy, you will probably enjoy this post.

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Envelope Art + Letter Accessories

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My, it’s been a while since my last pen pal or art post, hasn’t it? I think it’s time for some more decorated envelope inspiration today. πŸ™‚ Enjoy browsing through my recent pen pal art, accompanied by tips for fun extra things to include in your letters as well as how to create a themed letter/extras/envelope combo.

Also, check out the end of this post to see the newest envelope collection I released on my shop! Let’s get started!

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Vacation 2019 {Part 2)

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I’m back with the second part of our recent vacation! I’m super excited about this post because 1) I got tons of pictures of the most gorgeous surprise party + my best friend Aria, and 2) I MADE A VIDEO! I sneakily took clips of most of the things we did that weekend and compiled them for Aria after I got back. I hope you enjoy watching that at the end of the post as well as browsing through the photos. πŸ™‚

But before you get started,Β an announcement:Β My friend Amanda and I are starting a podcast about books! πŸ˜€ You can find out more about it and about us by listening to the first episode here. If you ever wondered what I sound like, well now you can know! πŸ™‚ Also go follow Amanda’s blog while you’re at it, because it’s excellent. ❀

Now, onto the post.Β Please read this on my site for best formatting results.

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Blind Rainbow {Aesthetics + Poems}

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***NOTE: I had to re-publish this a couple of times since WordPress wasn’t cooperating. Sorry if you’ve seen it more than once!***

Anyway. Here’s an interesting question: how would you describe your favorite color to a blind person? It’s HARD, isn’t it? I tried writing a description of my favorite color without the word “purple” in it, and had so much fun that I wrote a bunch more!

Today I’m going to try to describe ten different colors in no particular order using little poems or sketches in such a way that you can figure out which color I’m referring to without me actually naming it. (Did that make any sense?) I’ll follow each sketch with a photo in case you need a hint, so scroll slow if you don’t want spoilers. XD Have fun!

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