It's almost over! My month of blogging tips has gone by in a flash and I'm pretty gutted, but truth be told I feel well out of my depth and still have so much to learn myself. Either way I've had some amazing feedback from my posts and I'm really grateful for that. To complete this month, I wanted to give something back to all my readers. It's nothing big, it's not another giveaway - but 12 months of printable's. Can I get a whoop...anyone?
I've seen many bloggers create and share these and I definitely wanted to do something similar. If you've read the other posts you'll have seen my how I organised my blog where I discussed how Google Calendar has become my lifesaver and oh boy, it continues too. But there's something I love about putting pen to paper. Diaries don't work out and notebooks get lost over time, so I decided to create my calendars. I pretty much transfer any posts I have planned on to the calendar and use this as a place to jot down any other ideas, this way it's right in front of me all the time and that's so much easier.
I've created enough boxes to fit in every day of each month. 31 in total - I've given the freedom to write the dates yourself, incase you're a little more creative than I am. There's also enough space to write down all your ideas or to-do lists, along with notes. I wanted it to be a calendar of free range, so while you've got a layout you've also got that chance to make it your own - and I know so many of you are so creative that it won't be a problem.
I woke up at 11am today and realised that I hadn't written todays post, while I've been chatting about getting organised lately when it comes to my SUNDAY SUMMARY'S I really do leave them until the last minute. I was working until 3am last night and is almost a total write off, I've got work again in a couple more hours let's hope I wake up before then.
It's the start of the summer holidays so as you can imagine work is crazy busy and it's only going to get worse next weekend with the release of FINDING DORY and the following week with SUICIDE SQUAD. I'm definitely unprepared for either of them, but usually the hectic weekends are the ones to remember. I won a prize at work last week, it related to suicide squad but that's all I'm telling you for now, because I hate sharing out too much information incase I jinx things (and I'll be writing a post all about it soon).
Yet again, I've spent another week watching One Tree Hill > I'm up to season 3 now, 6 more to go. So it's going to be mentioned throughout the next couple weeks. During the times I haven't been completely distracted by these episodes I've also been working on my blog (as usual), this week has been a little light hearted to normal. I've got loads of ideas and plans for posts throughout August, I just can't seem to get past the photography & editing stage. I've got a lot to work on this week, while this month I've been focused on blogging tips August will be the come back of beauty posts and I've got LOTS of them.
I created a SPOTIFY PLAYLIST this week filled with cheesy, pop punk, rock, disney & musical songs, I'm going to continue adding to this over time but so many seemed interested in this playlist when I shared it on twitter during the week. So I thought I'd share it here, give it a follow and enjoy the mix of music to get you through the day.
I've been loving lots of new and old bloggers this week too and of course, I want to share some of my favs with you:
EMMYS BEAUTY CAVE: If you know my blog but now you know my love for Emmy & her blog: here, in one of her most recent posts she's shared 20 facts about herself, now we all know a fair bit about her love for makeup - foundation being a top choice for her, so I loved reading these facts, some are so sweet and other did leave me giggling, sorry em!
SWEET ALLURE: I've been chatting with Tarnya over on twitter so much recently and when you get to know a new blogging friend of course you do some blog reading, her blog is filled with such a variety, a personal favourite was a post about How I Met Your Mother and I couldn't agree more with it. Today I wanted to share her artwork & a post which (hopefully) has inspired her to start selling prints of her work, some snippets of her journal are here.
FOREVER SEPTEMBER: I honestly thought I'd been following Lucy for all this time and I first off want to apologise, but I've corrected that now. Lucy has been showering my blog with so much love lately and I couldn't thank her enough for that. As soon as I clicked on her blog I knew it was one I wanted to follow, I adore her photography and her posts are so well written, I'm excited to see what other posts you write lovely. Her recent post was a July Favourites & she's got me desperate for a shopping trip, here.
I'm going to end this post on a little question, have you voted in the Bloggers Blog Awards yet? It's the second year for these awards and last year I didn't really think I could be considered and again this year, but after a few people saying they've voted me. Of course, I don't think I'd win an award but just knowing even a handful of people liked my blog enough, means the world to me and it's given me a little glimmer of hope. I'd love if you'd consider voting for my blog in the best beauty blogger and best blogging pro.
It's just a quick post from me today, I've got an hour to get ready and I'm still in my pj's getting distracted by OTH yet again. Hope you're all well, and I'll speak to you soon.