Sunday, October 11, 2015

Plan with Me: Sept. 12-18 and Happy Mail

 So its that time again! Do you love the weekly spread above! I think this might be my favorite planner spread to date! This is how you can achieve it. I love how this week came together. I feel like its functional but still adorable. I love getting things done throughout the week and being able to check them off my list and doing that in a pretty planner is the cherry on top! :) 

This weeks plan with me post is all about Pink with hints of Navy!!
 (All of the stickers used in this layout were made by me, and many of them can be found in my etsy shop!)

On the left hand side you can see a black canvas. On the right hand side you can see the first thing I do is cover my morning, day, and night with washi tape. I wish I would have just used my stickers and did no Washi. But I get so excited and I went a little over board. In the end it just doesn't match.

Here is the whole week at a glance. I write what I can on Sunday and then fill it in through out the week with what needs to be done. 

I have said this before but I will remind you all again there is no right or wrong way to do this, you could use tons of stickers or no stickers. 

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Happy Mail

It’s always a good feeling when you have someone to share your hobbies with and thankfully there are over 9,000 people I get to share my Happy Planner obsession with in a Facebook group called “Planners Gone Wild", 65 people on my own Facebook page "Nicole Kelly Creations", and 6,000 people in the group "Me & My Big Ideas! The Happy Planner Addict Group", and there are about 20 more groups I belong to that is revolved around planning.

Well this past week in one of these groups someone was running a RAK post. If you don't know RAK stand for "Random Act of Kindness". Also we call receiving these RAKS happy mail. I was chosen to get this RAK. 

I just received it yesterday and it as amazing!! I have been having a few tough weeks and she just went over the top! She had mentioned she was going to give away this precious journal but she did so much more. She went above and beyond with the RAK. I was blow away with her generosity. I am totally in awe with the kindness of people in these planner groups!! This was definitely a happy package!.  

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all have a blessed week! 
If you have anything fun planned let me know with a comment below!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dressing for Fall (When It’s Still Feels like Summer)

Pumpkin spice lattes, plaid everything, the crunch of crisp fall leaves … wait, what? It’s October in Southern California—and 85 degrees out! The weather hasn't gotten the memo. How can you start wearing your favorite fall trends when temps are still topping 85 degrees? 

This pretty much sums up my current state of mind, absorbed in everything autumn but conflicted because it’s still feels like summer. So here are a tips and tricks to help you transition from summer to fall and get excited for the upcoming season.


Focus on footwear: Even the most summery of dresses can be updated for fall look with a simple shoe switch. Swap your sandals for a pair of ankle boots! And bingo you are transiting to fall.

Wear burgundy: One of the key colors for fall year after year is oxblood. Ever year once I hear that Starbucks has finally releasing the seasonal drink pumpkin spice latte, I immediately crave the color. So if it’s 80+ degrees outside and you’re stumped as what to wear when you’re so over your summer wardrobe, go for a dose of burgundy in any form.

Layer in a appropriate fashion: That long sheer chiffon shirt that's kind of hard to wear will certainly come in handy when the weather starts to turn... Dig it out of the back of your closet to cover up. These kimono jackets are perfect to pear with shorts or jeans and can late be worn with leggings. Definitely a must have items!

What fashion items or trends do you focus on while transiting into fall?? 
Let me know in the comments below. 

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Journaling Bible

I’m a huge paper nerd. I love notebooks, planners, stationary – you name it. So I was pretty intrigued when I first saw some examples of Bible journaling on different social medias. I started doing more research and was thinking I should do a post on Bible journaling because I can’t be the only person that would be interested in starting to do this. 

For one you need to look up these hashtag, they will blew you away with there talent and creativity.  #JournalingBible and #IllustratedFaith 

 You might be asking yourself what is Bible journaling. It's a form of Bible study where people draw, write, and make art in the margins of their Bibles.

Though I have not purchase a single column journaling Bible yet, it is on the list of items I want. For now I am planning on doing some items on tracing paper and using washi to insert into my current bible.


Q:  Do I have to have one of these special Journaling Bibles if I want to try this, too?
A:  No way! I’ve seen plenty of examples of art journaling in Bibles with small or non-existent margins.  Some will use vellum or paper as an overlay they tape in with washi tape or may even choose to use a separate sketchbook.  Use whatever you’re comfortable with and excited about!

Q:  I’m not sure how I feel about covering up God’ Word with paint and craft supplies.  Why would you ever want to do that?
A:  Here’s one of those tricky questions that I think everyone needs to answer for herself.  Some might want to stick just within the blank space in the margin.  Others might be okay with it spilling over on top of letters as long as you can see it.  Others might not care if some of the words get covered up.  What one person is comfortable with may not be true for another, and that’s okay I say!  To each her own.
I personally learn best through doodles and note-taking. I look at this as a way to engage with scripture.

A great resource I found was the Illustrated Faith website. Also, there’s are many groups on facebook. I have been fond of this one: Journaling Bible Community.  

Thanks for sticking with me through this post. I really want to get into the habit of having a day, probably Sunday, to focus on a certain passage. Learn scripture is hard, so for me, this is like the perfect combination of Bible reading, scrapbooking, journaling and praying all in one!! Its a win win! 

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