1. Toast marshmallow s’mores ice cream. Hello, I’m alive!
2. Yesterday I spent AT LEAST 20 minutes trying to get on (and, well, STAY on) one of those huge inflatable swans in the middle of the lake. I swear it is absolutely impossible from the middle of the water. I must have flipped off that thing 25 times and was caked in sand. Bonus is that I haven’t laughed that hard in forever.
3. Now that we’re in the thick of it, which do you choose: instagram stories or snapchat? I miss the face filters (and, um, so does Max), but I’m instagram stories all the way.
4. We haven’t even turned on the TV while on vacation, aside from a few Olympic events. GAH. I love watching them so much. I practically bawled when Aly Raisman cried the moment she finished her floor routine. Simone is amazing. So much love. Katie Ledecky is ridiculously inspiring. I love this.
5. Excuses you tell yourself and learning from them. Ohhhh I need this.
6. Eddie bought a drone, and I am 100% terrified every time he puts the thing in the air to take a video. It’s like having a fear of heights and just watching it happen. I’m convinced it’s going to fall right out of the air.
7. Planner lovers! What planner are you loving for 2017 (or the 2016 fall start)? You know I’ve been a Day Designer planner hoarder for the last few years, but I might be switching to only bullet journaling. Unless there is something cool and new and amazing that I have to try, per your suggestion .
8. Do you think that any kids today still pass old-fashioned notes in class? Do they play MASH with paper and pencil or is there totally an app for that? (And if so I’m downloading it right now.)
9. Icecreamcation. It’s a thing.
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Hahaha- yes kids still pass old fashion notes! I find little crumpled notes in my daughters pockets all the time while doing laundry. Its a sweet surprise.
Omg on the swan! Goes to show pinterest and insta dont show the reality of pretty photos! Thanks for sharing lol
You got a drone?!?! AH! So excited to see the videos. Also, I ordered my get to work book :)
Drones freak me out! Totally getcha! I am in love with Plum Paper. You can customize the entire thing. I’m not a daily planner – I want to see my entire month but I wanted extra pages to journal, blog ideas, notes, etc (lots of different add-ins available) – I love this thing! You can start at any month too. I even got one for my almost 13 yr old daughter to help her with school planning/homework. She hated the planner the school gave her. I actually *wait for it* INSPIRED her to be more organized. I almost fell out of my chair!! I was a Day Designer lover too but love the flexibility that this planner gave me. Plus, it’s darn cute with all the different cover choices they offer. tada!
forgot to leave the website http://plumpaper.com/ I don’t know them from a whole in the wall – my hairdresser uses the planner – that’s how I found it.
Is it weird I’m 28 and still have notes from when I was in school?! Of course, they are stored in my parents basement and OF COURSE, my mom keeps telling me I need to get my shit out of their basement…haha.
I’m a huge list writer–everyday I write a list of the stuff I need to get done, but by the end of the week I have 30 little sheets of paper everywhere! If anyone has a better solution for my “list” habit, please share!
OMG yes this is me too. tiny papers everywhere ! post its, etc.
Omg I just checked and there is a legit MASH app! Hahahah you even have to do the swirl ???
BRB – Downloading this app and then not accomplishing anything for the rest of the day…..
The planner I’m loving for 2016 is the Get to Work Book. http://www.gettoworkbook.com/
I love the minimal design and lots of graph paper. I *love* graph paper!
Brand new Agenda for 2017 coming out from Karen Adams Designs next week- definitely suggest and it even has a sticker page ;)
Here is a sneak peek- https://www.instagram.com/p/BI7-Qx7BB6I/?taken-by=karenadamsdesigns
As a high school teacher, I can tell you that my students don’t pass notes – they just snapchat.
High school teacher too, and I second that. It’s all snapchat.
Here is another blogger I follow’s planners. I think they’re cool and I’m all about helping an entrepreneur! http://www.gettoworkbook.com/products
i just got a happy planner and like it. only been using for a month. i like you can take pages out, customize, add notes easily and there is even a punch for things. like it better than erin condren that i had last year.
I NEED a planner to…I always buy cheap ones and then…they just never work out! Haha! But I am on the look out for something good that will keep me engaged!
IT IS SO HARD TO JUMP ON THOSE THINGS!!!!!!! I discovered that this week too. Who knew?!?! Definitely a good laugh :)
I teach high school and I never see kids pass notes to each other anymore! There are just focused on sneaking their cell phones out in class and snapping each other lol Hope your enjoying your vacay :)
I teach fourth grade and innocent notes are sometimes passed back and forth. MASH is occasionally played during inside recess. Fortune tellers are common! The fortunes are hilarious!
there’s no note passing that I know of for my son – he’s going into 8th grade now (omg, I still think he’s 3, where did the time go)…his school allows them to have their phones on them though so maybe they text each other. How awful is that. I loved MASH! Mansion all the way lol
I have BOXES of intricately folded notes from high school, covered in doodles and little inside jokes, it makes me so sad to think that texting and snapchat have probably taken over. notes were so fun, such perfect little outlets of creativity.
i love the ban.do agendas, they’re so colorful and the illustrations are just amazing. these are some cool girl agendas, i highly recommend them to you as they are just destined to be filled with neon pen notes. that seems like it might be your jam?
I’ve been bullet journaling since January and love it. I like being able to control what it’s my planner. And I just found a website with gorgeous journals …. http://www.plannerperfect.com
Emily Ley’s simplified planners are amazing!!! I absolutely love them. https://www.emilyley.com/collections/simplified-planner
My boyfriend bought a drone a few months ago, and I am absolutely terrified something is going to happen to it whenever he flies it. But! The pictures he takes are incredible. :)
Hey Jessica, I hope you’re loving your vacation — it’s been so fun living vicariously through your Instagram!
I have a request — could you do a post with some of your ‘favorites’? Like favorite blogs, Instagram accounts, etc.? I know you used to have a list of favorite blogs at the bottom of your homepage and I would love to see what/who you’re following now. Thanks for considering!
IG stories forever!!! Thanks for the link ;)
I have a glittery 10 year old daughter and MASH is a sleepover activity mostly. But when it happens, you totally find out which kids have serious crushes and which kids just want mo’ money.
Have you ever seen these Erin Condren Planners!??! I wouldn’t be surprised if you had- I had a friend get a lesson plan book and it was adorable!
I haven’t even looked at Instagram stories. I’m just 100% not interested and will stick to snapchat. Maybe that means I’m starting get old? I don’t know hahaha.
I am finding it IMPOSSIBLE to find a good 2017 planner!!! I usually use Moleskine because I like their set up–I want a full page available for each day, even weekends; I lead a busy life! However, I want something with a prettier cover than Moleskine offers on their daily planners. I’ve tried looking at all the lovely planners people suggested in the above comments, but most planners are weekly/monthly, and if they are daily, they have a teeny tiny section or vertical column for each day’s tasks/events/etc. I just want a full, blank, lined page for each day–and a pretty outside cover! If anyone knows where I can get this, please help!!! :-) Thanks.
Can you please tell me everything about Lake Chareloix?! I will be there for a wedding over Labor Day weekend and will have about 2 days to explore – we are renting a lake house in town… I’m an east coaster and this will most likely be my only time to this area, so I am trying to make the most of it!
I’ve got the Desire Map planner and plan to get one for 2017. Tagline: Put Your Soul on the Agenda I like the weekly one: http://www.daniellelaporte.com/store/shop/planners.html
I’m 6 ft tall and those massive floats are SO difficult. They should come with ladders.
I adore Instagram stories! I wish I could just delete Snapchat, but I like to be able to send direct photos to those who aren’t on Insta (aka my whole family).
I am considering (read: most likely) of getting my husband a drone for Christmas and am curious what kind did your husband get? I have zero knowledge of drones and am dreading having to pick one out!
Also, I am a school counselor for 7th and 8th grade and yes, note passing is still a thing (although not as common as texting and all of the social media sites). Although, usually if a note comes my way it is because it has highly inappropriate content =/
You should check out Autel Robotics. Their drones are basically the same as the more popular brands but their customer service is way better! You can buy them on Amazon.
Ah I remember MASH. So much fun. The kids better still be doing that, how else would they determine their future lives?
yes! I am obsessed with the Olympics this year; yes! my fiancé has a drone and I am extremely tense every time I see that thing in the air; and yes! kids do still do MASH. I work with elementary students and have been drug into a round or two :)
I came across kikki.K earlier this year and became mildly obsessed with browsing their site, and YouTube (which I discovered is cluttered with kikki.K fans and their “plan with me”-videos). After spending several more hours than I am willing to admit on the kikki.K site, I finally narrowed in on a planner I liked and some nifty and cute (totally necessary) “accessories” for decorating and organising it. So that’s my planner tip for you. :)
I’m at odds with the planner too so I’m happy to see the suggestions. I have a Day Designer which I actually like but it’s too big to carry around with me to work so I end up leaving it on my desk at home and don’t use it much. If my job was different I could probably carry it in a tote but I always have a million things to carry in and I take public transportation so it’s hard. I’m off to check out the alternatives right now.
Have you seen the Day Designer that has been made for Target? I also have a regular one, which is definitely big and cumbersome to carry. The Target ones are smaller and I think targeted for the school-year, but it still has the same things that I like about Day Designers (to-do lists and stuff). It might be worth checking out!
I have a 14 year old daughter who is seriously forgetful (I know, it’s the age) but also loves to draw and create. This post, which I read on Tuesday, made me think that maybe one of these planners mentioned above might help her stay motivated to keep track of her schedule a deadlines in a more fun and creative way. Since Tuesday, I have reviewed multiple blogs, watched a plethora of YouTube comparison videos, and finally bit the bullet and now we are each the proud owner of a “The Happy Planner”. Maybe it will also be mother-daughter bonding time as we plan and decorate our upcoming week? ;) Thanks for the inspiration!
I’m loving Everyday with Emily’s planner stickers for my bullet journaling! Heart eyes emoji!
I am all about the Get to Work Book!!! I got one for 2016 and am so obsessed. And Elise is so crafty, it’s inspiring!
I’m a big fan of the Design Love Planner. You can preorder for 2017 here: http://stilclassics.com/collections/planners/products/design-love-planner