So something that I thought could be fun to do on my blog, would be monthly favorites. The favorites for each month could vary, but for the most part the categories will be as follows: Movie, TV Show, Planner Spread and Other. Other possible categories could be any of the following: Tech, App, Place, etc.
So let’s jump right into July favorites!
Hands down one of my favorite movies that I watched in July was Zootopia. Decided to rent the movie through iTunes and had no regrets. It’s another cute movie from Disney with a great message. The basic plot is that a small town bunny has big city dreams. Judy Hops dreams of working on the police force, even though no one else thinks she’s cut out for it. Overall she’s not treated well, but tries to prove herself anyways. Movie is perfect for old and young fans of Disney alike. The cast, the story, the animation … everything was amazing! It’s worth a watch for sure and a movie I plan to pick up on bluray so I can watch it again and again.
My favorite planner spread for July is hands down the June mystery kit from Planning Roses. The colors in this kit alone are so bright and vibrant, and I just love the overall theme of gems. Although this kit is no longer available, I highly recommend checking out her shop. She seriously has some of my favorite weekly kits!
Something I’ve been wanting to invest in for a while is a new laptop. Back in 2007 when I moved away for college I purchased a basic laptop that I used for about 5 months, before deciding in a 15″ Macbook Pro (gave my mom my ‘old’ laptop). I decided on a Mac for various reasons, but the main one was that I was a graphic design major and all of the computers I was using in my classes were all macs. I didn’t regret this decision at all.
Around 2012 I stopped using the Mac, it still functions to this day but has some keys missing, a small crack in the screen, and runs slow. Because of how long the laptop lasted I knew I wanted to get another Mac at some point.
End of March I was offered a position at another gaming company, this job is still work from home and pays over 2x as much as my last job. So I decided to take it and was able to start saving money a lot more easily. May 14th I decided to purchase a 13″ Macbook Pro with retina display (specs below) and I LOVE it.
I first heard about an Erin Condren planner last year, and used one off and on. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the planner, I just didn’t have any “urge” to actually use it. I ended up winning a giftcard to purchase something on the Erin Condren website, and I knew in 2016 I’d have to get a new planner, and that I’d have to actually do it this year.
It started out a little rocky, designing my own stickers here and there, but once I started investing in planner kits I started to really get into. I got so into, that I ended up opening up a planner channel called Planning Vero and an Instagram account dedicated to sharing my spreads and other planner goodies. So I thought I’d make a blog post showing some of my favorite spreads so far this year, and what shops I purchase from frequently!
First spread is a kit from The Glam Planner, called Night’s Dream. Elle Fowler (the owner) is actually the person that got me into planner and got me to purchase my first planner! I just ADORE her kits, and I loved how this spread turned out.
Next up is a kit from The Organizing Companion called Galileo’s Dream, I knew as soon as I saw this galaxy themed kit I had to buy it!
Friday in the middle of a stream, I received a call that I knew was coming. Before I answered the phone, I knew exactly what my mother would be telling me. With tears filling her eyes, she tried to get out of the words “your Mamaw passed away”. My grandmother had been sick for a while, to the point that my mother flew to Tennessee from Florida to visit and I even drove up as well (back in February). I am so thankful that I got to say goodbye, that I got to hug her one last time, and tell her how much I loved her.
My family is amazing, and it’s because they were raised by someone like my grandmother. She was seriously an amazing woman. She always encouraged, always loved, and always had a smile on her face. I LOVED visiting my grandparents as a kid. I’d watch my grandmother cook, we’d talk about school, and of course both her and my grandfather (he passed away about 9 years ago) would spoil me rotten.
I always admired my grandmother, the mother of 8 children but only 6 survived (2 passed at birth). They always gave, never complained, and always had so much love to give (to their families and to even complete strangers). Her and my grandfather both loved all of their children, their grandchildren, and now their great grandchildren. I hope that I have at least a small percentage of the kind of woman that she was.
She will truly be missed, because she was one hell of a woman.