I purchased a few things in October. I got some staples and I got some really great deals as well. College started back up for me and I am going full time. My free time is very sparse! So, I might not write a ton on some of my posts when I usually do really long intros. lol. I love the throw pillows that I bought for my couch. It is definitely making the couch look less ugly.
Another haul from EC. Yes, I am obsessed, but my spending is gonna be slowing down as I am buying gifts for Christmas. I have a short list as there are only a few people in my life that I am close enough to for Christmas gifts. Like literally 7 people. My spending is always reasonable. Things will be tight due to the holidays though and my son’s birthday is the day after Christmas. As such, I am having fun and using up the stuff that I already own.
I love that I got a pink box this time around.
The presentation was sloppy and the box could have been smaller. Lots of empty space, so they must have ran out of the smaller EC boxes.
I love the laptop stand, but I need a smaller laptop to fit it. lol. My desk is very compatible so I am able to make it work as it is up against the upper shelf. It gets scrapes and nicks very easily, but I don’t mind. Wear and tear is a part of life. I just don’t want my items coming in all dinged up.
I love this acrylic block. It has the mantra that I am trying to live by. I just use it as a decorative piece, but when the weather starts to warm up again, I probably will be using it as a paperweight with the fans going.
I hate to get the last HK pen that I didn’t have. They are super adorable.
Yes, I have a pen addiction. lol. I haven’t even used these pens yet, but I love having a variety for my planner by using various kits. I always look forward to using my gel pens and other various pens. I love experimenting and trying new kinds now. There is nothing like using a brand new pen.
I did get a few bits and bobs during the month of July and August.
This perfume smells like candy and it was on $10 at TJMAX.
All of the Glow Gorgeous products came from an Influenster box.
These scented glitter gel pens were only $5!
Needed a new hairspray.
These masks are adorable. I bought them to share with my ex-daughter and my ex before we were all ex. Maybe one day, my ex and I will get along to be able to wear these while watching Demon Slayer with her.
This is such a pretty shade for $5.50.
These Kindness Cards were also $5. I’ve already used 2. I like to use them to remind people how great they are.
Right now, I just have the energy for quick posts. It might be a bit before the new me emerges from this new single mom life.
I am so excited to share another haul with all of you! This was my last order until the Black Friday sale. This post is Hello Kitty heavy, so if you aren’t a fan, you may want to skip this one. I am a huge fan! It isn’t just for kids.
This Hello Kitty pen organizer is adorable! It can also hold a ton of pens as well. I filled up the whole organizer and still had some leftover to put in my pink organizer. I have a very girly aesthetic and I’m not mad at it.
You can always use correction tape. Sometimes, I whiteout lines in my planner before I lay a sticker down if a sticker is see-through.
The glue type is nice to have to stick things in your planner or if your stickers lose their stickiness, so you can still use them.
These are old-school gel pens and I wish they had a HK design instead of mid-century circles, especially considering it is supposed to be HK themed.
These metallic marker pens are really fun to use. I also use them in my journals as well as in my planner. The white is good for black pages.
I bought some fine-tipped markers that act more like a pen. I really love pens and writing utensils! Can you tell? lol
Some floral washi type in the In Bloom theme.
An adorable HK pen.
This pop socket is SO me. I love purple/pink and planning, so it is perfect.
I really love the HK planner stand. I even use it to hold papers while reading. It is very versatile as I even use it to hold up my phone.
And a shit ton of stickers as always as well as a trio of planner metallic bands to keep them closed.
I didn’t pick up too many beauty items in June and some of them were birthday gifts. I have been focused on using what I have, which I feel will be very reflective in June’s empties post. I literally have almost everything I could want now, so I feel the slow down coming. I am also shifting focus, which I think will help curb my beauty spending. Like I said, I only picked up a handful of things, so here we go!
Pearlessence Watermelon Dry Shampoo, $6.99 ($15)
I wanted to try a different kind of dry shampoo and this one is watermelon scented! The bottle caught my eye. We do love our Batiste and Amiks, but we are not opposed to giving other brands a try.
Shiseido Facial Cotton, 165 sheets $7.99 ($12)
I wanted to see what all the hype is about this kind of cotton. We do need some cotton pads too because we have a liquid toner and are running out of cotton balls for it.
Kopari Charcoal Deodorant, $6.99 ($14)
So far this is the only natural deodorant that does not irritate my underarms. I do use a heavy-duty overnight deodorant/antiperspirant. I do have to apply it twice a day to stay effective. I do enjoy it, but it is too early for me to say whether I would repurchase it or not.
My fiance’s maternal grandmother gave this to me for my birthday along with some goodies! I love organizers and this fits perfectly in my bathroom free-standing cabinet.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer
I love love love this moisturizer. It has been perfect this summer with my oily skin. It smells like a watermelon jolly rancher and sinks in pretty quickly. It doesn’t irritate my eyes, either. This will probably be in this year’s empties.
Another planner/stationery haul. I was feeling very inspired to bring in a lot of paper goods to prepare for a couple of things that I will be announcing soon. My life has really been all good things so far this year (besides one incident). I am really proud of all the progress that I have made this year and I am excited for what is to come in my future.
I purchased these Star War stickers for my future sister-in-law as a small token of my gratitude for all of her support and the fact that she will be my sister!
I bought this memo board to put up on our desk with the magnets for any important event that is coming up or any invitation. Right now, a wedding invitation is hanging from it. It helps my fiance especially as he has a hard time remembering things.
I bought this organizer for my planner supplies. It can hold papers, folders, books, mail, etc. Our living room isn’t entirely set up yet, so I haven’t had a chance to employ this yet. I think it will be very useful in several aspects of my life.
I wanted my monthly tabs to be metallic and I believe that it should be a customizable option. The bitch of it is, that the spacing and font of the months DO NOT match the tabs in the planner. This was very disappointing to me, although I still used it.
I love Hello Kitty, so I had to get these rolls of washi!
I love the colorblends theme for EC this year, so I got the matching washi kit. It comes with 4 rolls of washi tape and two of them have blending colors that go from one color to another on the color wheel.
I love gel pens. I could not resist.
This seasonal sticker book is so cute! I am looking forward to using these in my spreads every month. I also use them to decorate the 12 boxes near the front of the planner for memory keeping.
I bought the newest pack of Hello Kitty stickers. Aren’t they adorable?! I cannot wait to use this in a very girly spread.
I kept some of these sheets but gave most of them to my daughter. I only wanted a couple of my favorites. She loves these stickers and I am sure her friends do, too!
I just ordered my wedding dress from Etsy for under $200. I didn’t want to break the bank for our small backyard wedding with a cookout for a reception on a Saturday afternoon in September. I based my dress off of my fiance’s family’s Scottish kilt. It is still very princess-y and I adore it. I cannot wait to get it and show try on pictures!
The kilt in question above.
I will be sharing hair, makeup, and nail concept pictures of what I want on my big day. I couldn’t be more excited! This was 2 years in the making and almost didn’t happen.
Another day, another haul post. I decided to pick this up after my cousin also ordered it. I ordered this when it was 50% off plus a promo to get $10 off your order when you order the surprise box. It was a fantastic deal that I could not pass up. I paid $20 for the box and I definitely think that I got what I paid for based on what I am going to use. I wish that lifestyle items were not included as I got EC for planner supplies, not other things. I digress. Let me show you what came in the box.
I love the Banana Leaves design on the outside of the box. The inside of the box is a soft color blends theme with an adorable quote. I personally turned it inside out for the quote and color blends color. I tend to use these as gift boxes and I have a friend getting married that I thought this would be perfect for.
I love these card. Definitely keeping it to incorporate it into something.
These are metallic nail art stickers valued at $7.50 that is exclusive to the box. Not worth almost $8 in my opinion. I am giving these to my 12 year old daughter.
I love this metallic cover and I will definitely be using it on one of my discounted notebooks that I purchased with covers I didn’t care for. It will be so pretty for the summer! It is valued at $13 and is exclusive to this box. I wouldn’t have picked this out for myself and I generally don’t buy covers as I’d rather spend a few more bucks and get a notebook.
A reusable shopping bag that snaps back together is very nice to have. I own way too many of them to be honest. This is exclusive to the box and valued at $13. I think the price point is pretty typical for a pretty tote bag.
I kinda love this rose gold manicure set. I was already in the market for one, so this was a welcome surprise. It is exclusive to the box and valued at $15. It is rose gold with a metallic finish, so I would agree with the price point on this one.
This is a self care sticky notepad that I will be using weekly. It is great for making sure you follow through with habits and make time for yourself. I also love that it is in the color blends theme. It is my favorite theme so far that EC makes. It is valued at $8 and a sneak peek item. I think it is a bit high for only 20 sheets.
These are exclusive stickers valued at $5.50, which is a good deal I think with looking at the costs of full sheet of stickers on Etsy. I am not interested in them though, so I will be giving them to my daughter.
I’m excited about this one. It is exclusive to the box and valued at $12. It is a colorblends productivity journal and I look forward to using it.
This rainbow pen duo is AMAZING! It is a sneak peek valued at $8.50 and I hope that it comes in other duo color packs. I will be using them for the whole month of June in celebration of pride month. So stoked for these! I am a pen addict and these are amazing. It adds something a little special to my collection.
The included insert.
Overall, this was worth it to me. I got my $20 worth and the pens and notebook are amazing. They gave me the value of the box. Everything else was just extras. I would have been disappointed had I paid full price ($40) for this.
I did a mini EC haul, when I ordered the Summer Surprise box at 50% off. I accidently bought the wrong pens and I will elaborate when we get there. I will be making another purchase in the future, so that I can get them and a few notebooks as well. Also, surprise, surprise, I am getting another planner. My June update will explain the reason for a second planner. I couldn’t be more excited to share this news with you!
This was a mistake. It was not part of my order, so I got it for free. They are snap in book markers which will be good for holding your page in a notebook or planner with a coil.
I thought that I had gotten the Colorful Dual Tip List Markers, but I had purchased these ones instead. Do not get me wrong, I still love these and will use them. I just thought that I had gotten something different is all. I am a pen Queen, so the more pens, the merrier. I also take a lot of notes at my job, so I run through them as well.
I’m a check list kind of girl, so I feel in love with these List Markers. I’m looking forward to using them in my planner and at work!
I also got these colorful date dots to make sticker kits go the extra mile. Extra date stickers are great to have around for a variety of reasons. The 12 sheets are all different colors, so I can be sure to find the right color for every planner kit.
Continuing on the trend of paper goods, I am coming back to you with an Etsy Haul from @Peaches&PinesStudio. I will be back to making my own stickers with purchasing printables, but I wanted so easy stickers to start out with. Also, one week out of the month, I will be using my other stickers unrelated to any of the kits unless they are far and few inbetween leftovers. Let me show you the goodies that I got!
She included such a sweet handwritten card with the package.
She included a free metallic sticker.
She included a free sampler sheet that I can incorporate with my kits that I purchased. They are also seasonally appropriate, which is very much appreciated.
I purchased some foil butterfly dividers that I thought would add a nice touch to my spreads if I want to define anything in the white space of the columns.
I bought the Cabana add on glitter headers and and the kit came with the above bonus boxes, which is much appreciated.
I bought the full 8 page kit. I love the blush tones and pops of green.
I bought the Santorini Dreaming kit with the glitter headers.
I purchased the Boardwalk kit with the glitter headers and girls add on.
I purchased the Kalispera kit with the glitter headers and girls add on.
I purchased The Blush Edit with the glitter headers and girl add on.
I also purchased a monthly kit for July in a beach theme.