Thursday, June 26, 2014

Pen Holder for my new Plum Paper Student Planner

To solve my problem of not having to dig for a pen each time I want to use my planner I decide to make a pen holder.

And here's how…

First you'll need:
the pen you want to use
a ribbon (it should be about a inch thick or to the length of the binder clip)
and a binder clip
hot glue gun (I guess I didn't take a picture, but you guys no what one looks like)

So first your going to measure the ribbon around the pen and clip like this

make a mark on the ribbon then cut that also if you use a lighter it helps prevent the ribbon from unraveling. 

Now your going to hot glue the ribbon down to one side then to another. 

like so….

And your done. It helps to put the pen in the ribbon as you glue it also. 

I clipped it on to the back covers. The pen stays put and it comes out easily. I was very excited it worked. 

Here is the pen I used it has multiple colors to it you can get a light color one and a dark color one at Office Depot. 
choose the also available in and you can get different colors 

Hope you enjoy. 

Plum Paper Student Planner Overview

 Plum Paper 
Mine is the:
Student Planner 

They also do different planners such as:
Teacher Planner
Regular Planner 
Family Planner
Meal Planner
Wedding Planner 
Fitness Planner

The Teacher planner is something I look forward to using once I become one. 

Different planners have different layout you can pick, so pick the one that matches your life. I bought the student planner for this reason 

You can have them custom put your classes in the box for an extra $5 or you can get them blank. I'm in college and my semesters change so I left them blank.

But I love this because each class has it's own box for each day and you get 7 boxes. I love it.
Its organized and I put the classes in order of when I go to them.

Here's how I use it:
Right now I only have summer classes so I'm only using two boxes.
The other boxes I just use to write meetings, work, appointments etc.
You could even put meals, workout in each box.

Another one of my favorite things about the student planner

Each week has a To-Do list, Quizzes, and Test on the other side its a small note section.

The To-Do list is really important I am a check mark kind of person. So I can always see what it is I need to do in one spot.

 And being able to write the test for that week off on another side and check them off when there done is amazing also.

Now to the actual planner itself. 
This is the Front Cover Part you can write your name. 

Then you get a over view of the whole year (2014 and 2015)

Then you get a note section before each month. I already used mine as you can see, its just a little up date on what the month holds. 

For each month you get a different color and the letter that matches the month. 

This is the month over view, you get birthdays, and events 
I used washi tape and those yard sale stickers for the test, quizzes, and projects. 

Then you get a few lined paper, and blank papers at the very end. 

Then you get a special dates in the back to write whatever you'd like for the next planner or for good events that happened. 

Now for the review part:

1. The price $31.00 seems expensive but it's not bad (shipping is $10.00) 
2. Its very durable
3. The color of the cover doesn't seem as bright as it did online.
4. The back pocket could be thicker, but I believe it will work very well. 
5. The pages have very good colors, the dates are correct (my boyfriend was afraid they'd messed it up) and also they have a disclaimer that if its messed up you don't get to return or anything. 
6. My favorite thing you can order the planner at whatever starting date you want if you want it to start at November then you can (however I'd order it a month before you plan on needing it. 
7. The shipping was very fast I was told 3-4 weeks. I ordered it on May 29th and it was at my house June 20th. 
8. You can add more pages of the lined or notes (I believe you can order extra pages I just don't know which ones) 
- for the teacher planner you could add more assignment sheets (up to 40 I believe) 
9. Over all I love it. I was very excited to buy this I will be ordering again. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Help Stop Animal Testing

I have to talk about something today that I didn't even know I was doing. 

This little guy is my puppy Buckley Joe he's a Basset Hound Jack Russell Mix and I wouldn't ever want to hurt him he is my pride and joy.
These two are Brussier and Oakley our dogs we found on the side of the road and took in. They are the sweetest dogs you could ever meet. Were not sure what kind they are. 

So the other day I was on Facebook and I saw something animal related and all of a sudden I thought to myself 

     "Is my make-up and hair care I use tested on animals?"

I'm not doing to lie I did freak out when I realized almost ALL of my stuff make-up and hair was testing on animals. I couldn't believe it. I only had a small amount of items what weren't tested on animals. 
I was so ashamed of myself, but I didn't ever really think about it. 

I've looked at items in a store an saw Animal Free and thought wow that's amazing but I never really wondered if the stuff I'm using was animal free, till yesterday. 

But, even more happened when I woke up this morning I thought why not go organic also. Organic make-up and hair (not so much hair as long as its not tested on animals) so I'm making the switch TODAY.

And you can to here's how:

1. Go check out these list one for THEY DO TEST, AND ONE FOR THEY DON'T TEST. 
            there is a place you can search the brands or download the PDF file and search 

2. Search for every brand you have hair, tooth paste, make-up. EVERYTHING! 
     some items won't be on the list so as of now I'm still going to us it. 

3, Then if they test throw it away! Yes I said throw it away. 

 Look for these on everything you buy. 
And lets help stop animal testing.