HappyPlannerMini Reviews

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a Meandmybigideas mini happy planner because planning in two wasn’t enough.  I retailed it for $12 at hobby lobby they are originally $19.99 which is kinda a lot but I was in the clearance aisle so I thought it was a good deal. 


I grabbed the Get It Girl because I don’t do pink lol. I use my smaller version planner for another way to plan because I enjoy it. I think i am going to use it for my graphics and social media. 


I love the fact that it’s undated and you can start it whenever you like.

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NewYork 2016: Week One

image  August 30th,2016, I flew from Oklahoma to New York to Visit my big sister and my nephew. I have not seen them in six months, and with everything that I am going through mentally and emotionally it was very much needed to be around my sister.  I have been to New York before but, not long enough to enjoy the air.

Flying out of Will Rogers airport at 11:30 am to Charlotte,North Carolina for a 3 hour layover, which was not that bad. It was so awesome to be in the Tar Heel State, and even with tempation of Tar Heel and Panther apparel everywhere i kept my composure.

When I was flying over New York and saw the lights it was super beautiful! Seeing my sister was awesome, I did not cry at all, I am sure leaving will cause water works though.

DAY ONE : Wednesday August 31st,2016

Got my metro card(transportation pass) and we went grocery shopping as well as checking Target for planner goods.  It is a lot of walking but, definitely not something to complain about . I am getting all my exercise while  I  am here .

DAY TWO: Thursday September 1st,2016

It was a very gloomy day and it was raining so we stayed inside all day. My sister and I were planing in our Happy Planners while my nephew was sleep. We ate some yummy Chili and Sweet potato fries.  Watches the Secret life of Pets, which was a cute movie . We were jamming to Pandora and just bonding with each other, telling her about love, work and other everyday things.

DAY THREE: Friday September 2nd,2016

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My sister was OFF and we went to NYC! Time Square is an amazing place to be! Went to the Disney store, couldn’t find the Little Mermaid collection that I was looking for but, it was an experience . Met some Rappers that were selling their cds, and pursuing their dreams. The Naked Cowboy and cast members of Broadway shows were on the sidewalks as we traveled to other parts of NYC.

DAY FOUR: Saturday September 3rd,2016  

Exploring with my Sister , Nephew and my brother in laws  roommate (Who gave me my Bluetooth headset) went to wall street , and staten island where I got on the Staten Island Ferry and see the Statue Of Liberty. The beautiful Skyline of Manhattan from the boat.  Another amazing trip to Time Square where it got a little dark and you can see a little more of the lights of the beautiful scenery. A street performance was doing flips and somersaults over people.  Watched a Spraypaint artist create a painting of New York City and it was really beautiful. We went to the first part of Central Park, which is  a Huge by the way!!! Rice Black beans and Chicken is was was for dinner.

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DAY FIVE: Sunday September 4th,2016

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My first Planner meetup! Which was the most amazing thing to encounter! I met some of the owners of my Favorite Etsy Sticker shops, learning about the background stories on how they started planning. My Planner Buddy Jennifer Sole was there and it was pleasure meeting her as well. Super sweet person. Learning about different planners . Finding my new Target Dollar Spot Planner..

DAY SIX : Monday September 5th,2016

HAPPY LABOR DAY!!! It was a chill and have a rest day for everyone. Washed some laundry, which took about an hour, walked back to the house… and just relaxed , watched Youtube Videos on Travelers Notebooks, and Plan With me’s, while I assembled my new Target Dollar Spot Planner. Finished the day with a Chicken Salad which was super yummy.

The Creative Sista : Baby Got Planz

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   I have a personal size planner by HeidiSwapp that was sent to me from my planner buddy. I didn’t know how to use it or what I was going to use it for do I kinda left it alone.  I really wanted to use it because it’s more easy to take with me versus trying to drag my bigger ones everywhere.

I came across the Creative Sista on Instagram and one of the Facebook groups that I and currently in. Ms Alicia is super sweet and talented. She encouraged me to become a better Graphic Designer as well being creative . Her products are very well made and she is very diverse in patterns or Designs . I ordered some A2 sized monthly page markets that I seen her make for another client. The price was very affordable and they were customizable . 12 months for $20 completely customizable and great quality.

I am very honored and blessed to have met Alicia! Support those amazing small businesses! follow her on Instagram  @theonlycreativesista

Email: theonlycreativesista@gmail.com

Facebook : Alicia Gilchrist

Etsy shop : Baby Got Planz 
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These  are handmade monthly dividers that are A2 size (personal size)

❤️♠️January♠️❤️

The month I started my Graphic design company 2009

❤️♠️February♠️❤️

Dedicated to Black History Month

❤️♠️March♠️❤️

Basic St. Pattys inspired

❤️♠️April♠️❤️

❤️♠️May♠️❤️

❤️♠️June♠️❤️

Had to place Gemini on there because of where my Birthday falls in the Zodiac Chart and of Course the lovely pearls that are the stone of the month!

❤️♠️July♠️❤️

❤️♠️August♠️❤️

Out of all my dividers I have to say this one is my FAVORITE one! Like i love it so much! MJ is my favorite Musician of all times!

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Regular NFL Season starts on the 8th! time to POUND OUR WAY BACK TO THE SUPERBOWL

❤️♠️October♠️❤️

❤️♠️November♠️❤️

❤️♠️December♠️❤️

 

It took about 7-10 days after I ordered it to get to me. It was packaged very nicely, and was super excited when I received it!  Please check out her store on Etsy! ler her know Tamara Sent you her way! I promise you will not regret heading over there! She is amazing!

LetsGetFit! Chobani-Greek Yogurt Flip

A couple months ago I discovered this delicious yumminess. I buy about 2-4 of these every time I am at WalMart. They have a few different flavors but my favorite is this one.  when I first started buying them they were about $1.00 and now they are about $1.15 still not too bad.

Yogurt is pretty good for you and if you do not like  or want  those same plain flavors try some of these! Let me know when you try them how you like them on my instagram 🙂 @mxdbreed_580

I am not really concerned bout my weight because i am not huge in my eyes..  I’m not thin I am however trying to eat right and more healthy in some ways. Never change your self because of someone else . ❤

 

Happy Planner 2016-2017 Review

 As many who have been following me here on my blog, or Instagram  the knowledge of my love for the HAPPY PLANNER is real. I been really dying to get a new on, knowing that the 2015-2016 one does not end til December of 2016.  I decided to go ahead and by a new one. I was kind of sad cause the price went up on the planner (It was 24.99) which is now 29.99+ tax of course. Luckily I was raised on saving money and love COUPONS (lol) I used my Hobby lobby 40% off coupon which made it out to be 17.99 which was not too bad in my eyes, even though if I would have traveled to Michael’s in TX I could have bought so much more .. next time ..

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I do not know if I am the only one who has trouble choosing things when there is more then one option. I think all the New Happy Planners are beautiful, I am still not big on PINK and most of the New ones had PINK all over.I chose the least pink one which is called  Sugar & Type. It has cool tons more blues and mint greens then Pinks .

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I love the  contrast in  colors from cover to cover. I love the fonts they chose for this one as well as the color combos. The hint of black between each color selection is done very nicely. I love how they paid close attention to the details and made the pages no so un-themed.  Compared to my first one I really love this one a little more better because of the fact that this one is more clean. DSCN0315
I chose the planner due to the quote of the cover. It reminds me of the first one I had. I love the black and white with the Gold foil just pretty simple. Less is More.. and I thought the other ones had way too much going on their covers .They don’t show the picture of the mission board .. I took one, it is pretty awesome!

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Movie Review: The Race Story Of Jesse Owens

Storyline Of the movie In the 1930s, Jesse Owens is a young man who is the first in his family to go to college. Going to Ohio State to train under its track and field coach, Larry Snyder, the young African American athlete quickly impresses with his tremendous potential that suggests Olympic material. However, as Owens struggles both with the obligations of his life and the virulent racism against him, the question of whether America would compete at all at the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany is being debated vigorously. When American envoy, Avery Brundage, finds a compromise personally persuasive and tolerable enough with the Third Reich to avert a boycott, Owens has his own moral struggle on whether to go. Upon resolving that issue, Owens and his coach travel to Berlin to participate in a competition that would mark Owens as the greatest of the American Olympians even as the German film director, Leni Riefenstahl, locks horns with her country’s Propaganda Minister, Josef Goebbels, to film the politically

 information from http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3499096/

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 I truly have to say that this movie could not have came out at a better time. We need more movies to let  young people know not just African Americans that they are very much capable for changing the world, even when  it seems scary and frighting.  I love biography movies for the main reason that when you watch or read about someone, and their tribute to life itself it encourages you to do so much more.  I have learned many things from this movie not only that CHANGE can happen even with a SINGLE person.  JESSE OWENS has made world breaking changes that should not be forgotten.  I truly enjoyed this movie , I recommend everyone to watch this movie. Its a Wonderful History lesson about RACISM, UNITY and standing up for what you believe in even if the world does not give a damn about you, whether its because of the Color of your skin or your religion.

  This movie takes place during the time of Hitler’s Reign over Germany, as well as the Segregation of African Americans and White people. The  Two most difficult times I truly feel due to I am both African American and German. In order to learn who you are you much understand and learn where you come from.  The German’s where in the process of taking away all rights against the Jews and anyone who was not WHITE .  I appreciate the clarity in this movie and the way they portrayed these important historical events because, you truly do not get to experience the moments of history as your parents to ancestors but in movies.   This movie shows the beauty of Unity  and the Overcoming of trials and tribulations and anyone could go through.  Jesse Owens was an AFRICAN AMERICAN  MAN who not only had to deal with people trying to discourage him because of his SKIN COLOR but also not worrying about what other people taught and do what he enjoyed to do.

 I apologize if anyone is  offended by this Review… I am not a racist by any means.. just an honest opinion and my thoughts on this amazing movie that I had to honor of watching.

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   Last week I chose Mulan if you would like to see that post please click this link > MULAN. It turned out very nice! For any updates or keep up with me please follow me on Instagram @mxdbreed_580.  As May is rapidly coming to a end, which is crazy just yesterday was the 1st of January2016, its going by TOO fast!  As I drift into a  Whole New World, I have been getting more professional into my career as well as my life, there will be another post about some updates , Please make sure you guys stop by my YouTube Channel Subscribe and I will subscribe back to you!

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  image Ever felt like you had to be someone else to Impress others?Or many the one you love, because you were scared that they wouldn’t accept you for who you were. I have and it took me several years to understand how IMPORTANT I WAS TO ME and that what others didn’t like wasn’t important. I chose to use Aladdin for that reason. When I think about how he tried to change himself to be with Jasmine, as well as Jasmine having her moves chosen for her because it was the way of tradition. image

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 imageWhen soundtracks are make for Disney movies I truly love the Original songs by the artists then the voices of the animation. This song just gives you that Real Love feel that two misunderstood people that connect. My favorite song from the Aladdin Series

 image I decided to start this Disney Take over with my Heidi Swapp Personal Size Planner, I am still learning to love it, as well as customizing it to my liking. With little that I had for this selection I thought it would be best to start with the smallest planner I have. This planner is used for tracking packages, blog posts and other everyday things. It is very easily to carry around, it was gifted to me a few months

I absolutely love the way it turned out. Wish i had a cute Aladdin clip to add but at the moment I do not.  I am working on my lettering (which is terrible) . I did not fill out what it going on next week because most of the time my days change.  The stickers that I used are from PlanwithPizazz check her out! The Coffeecup and planner  is from JLYNNPAPERCO..  the TsumTsum stickers are from a sticker book I recieved from barnes and nobles but i did see it at target. 🙂 and those cute Kawaii Laptops are from Stickwithmeshop on etsy! Hope you guys enjoyed this lil Review on my Next weeks layout 😉 See ya Soon!