Monday, 10 October 2016

How to: Planner Stickers

I haven't really delved much into the planner world on this blog yet, and I have decide its time. I looked everywhere (if everywhere means Etsy and Pinterest) for a bonfire night weekly kit for my planner but I couldn't find one anywhere so I decided to make one. I put some photos up on a facebook group and it had really good feedback so I thought I would 'how to' it on the blog! 

You will need: 
- A computer with Microsoft on it, but I am pretty (not at all) sure that every computer magically is born with Microsoft on it anyway.
- Google
- A printer and paper (sticker paper is preferable but not a must). 

The fancy dancy software program I used was powerpoint.. I left a pause for laughter there. Yes its that simple! I may as well call this stickers for dummies (I might). When you've done it once you can keep it as a template and just switch out the pictures/colours from then on which is even easier peasier. 

Measurements you will need, I am actually not joking describing them because when I did my research I got soo confused. 

Full boxes (the ones with the pictures)
- 1.5″ x 1.875″

Heart checklists( the ones with the.. Hearts) 
-.35″ x 1.875″

Half boxes (half the size of full boxes) 
-1.08" x 1.875"

Littles/Headers (the ones that say littlethings/uni)
- 1.5″ x .25″

I started with full boxes! To do this just pick a theme, head over to google, and get saving some cute images! I went with patterns a qoute and glitter. Insert them into your powerpoint presentation and right click, choose format picture, make sure to untick the option relative to original size and write in the measurements as listed above! Simple! If you were planning on making stickers to sell then I would stay away from google images but for personal use.. Google away!

Moving onto heart checklists! I picked a basic banner/flag think out of shapes and then because I couldn't find one that fitted what I wanted added a square box on top. I then grouped these together and right clicked to bring up format image where I changed the size, and also chose the colour (or image which you would use for a glitter check box) for the checklists!

 To complete the checklists I then added four little hearts in the box, I chose these to have a fill colour white (right click, format pic) and played about with the transparency until I was happy at about 30%. You pick whatever works best for you!

Group the hearts and the box together and then copy and paste for however many checklists you want!

For half boxes I picked a rounded rectangle shape! I resized it (right click..) and then I filled it with a colour, or an image. I think images look very cute and really make the kit look different and special if you choose an image. Then created a smaller rounded rectangle made that a white fill and once again made it slightly transparent, layer that over your bigger rectangle and you get beautiful half boxes.

Lastly is your littles! For these I chose a rectangle shape sized them the same way as everything else, picked a fill colour added text and ta da! A copy and pastable header.

It really is that simple!

For you guys though i'm including the pdf in this post for the bonfire kit, just in case you would like this one in particular I am very proud of it! I wanted to get this up asap, but I have no printer at home right now so when I have printed the kit and planned with it I will include a mock spread of it!

If you do make your own or use mine for a spread i'd love to see it! Comment it or even email me:

I hope these instructions were easy to follow, any questions leave me a comment! 

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Things you (don't need but) definitely should buy!

I don't know about you guys, but here in the middle of the UK its already getting pretty chilly. Sandals are completely gone and last years jumpers have surfaced from the suitcase under the bed (shared wardrobe problems), but I tell you what is fun about the cold weather apart from loose and layered clothing that hides a multitude of sins. Shopping. New season, new wardrobe. A girl can dream right? So here's a couple bargains I found which will get you in the Autumn mood! 

I have already worn this jumper three days in a row and I absolutely love it. This little pink number was only £7.99 from New Look, £8!! I nearly bought it in blue as well. Its warm and cosy and even cheaper than Primark how can you not love it. The pastel colours also keep it light and pretty so not to overwhelm yourself with the darker colours that come out during this time of year, and will even take you all the way into the Spring months.

This gorgeous blanket I got from Primark the other day, whilst i'm not too fussed on the pattern, it ticked all our boxes. Josh and I have been looking for a blanket that covers all of our three seat sofa, this blanket is not only large enough but soooo incredibly soft as well! We wanted purple in our living room so the purple in the blanket ties in well along with the pink that matches our flowers. After using this the past few days I can confirm that this blanket is so snuggly its perfect for keeping you warm so you don't have to turn your heating on too early in the year and its just so comfortable, well worth the £11. 

Since me and Josh and have moved into our own place i've emptied out 3 candles??? In a week. When I lived with my mom I had a little collection forming which now needs to be expanded quickly. I rarely burnt them before but now we'll always have one or two on the go, its weird how things change when you have your own place. Today I picked up a sampler of candy corn one of yankee candles halloween scents for £1.80 . It smells delicious and i've put it in a little glittery pumpkin that is for tea lights that I found in Wilkinsons for only £2! Its so cute and the copper fits in well with our bathroom theme. Someone recently told me that poundland have some ghost ones as well and whilst I haven't checked them out yet you can't go wrong for a pound! In the meantime though for an extra quid this wilkinson one is beautiful. 

Now this may or may not be the post on which I pledge to keep up with this blog... I've just started my degree so who knows whether i'll stick to it but I reaaally miss writing and keeping up my little part of the internet so we'll see! Let me know what bargains you've found in the comments...