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Feeling your muscles ache just a little the day after a work out
Reading old diary entries to see how you’ve grown
Chemistry between people; that undeniable pull
Spending time with me, myself and I
Trying new hair colours (even if it’s practically the same!)
Earning enough ribbons on pupe for that pretty item
Going for walks and taking in the crisp, fresh winter air
Scheduling posts, when I remember to finish them
Seeing good friends and good movies!
Cuddles! Of course
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Making progress in the quest to put contacts in perfectly
Meeting awesome people in new places
Becoming a little more independent
Organising things; planners, stationary, notebooks and folders! So fun! (when I tell people this they think I’m weird )
Lounging in a boy’s jumper
Being understood when you reveal your goals to others
Finding new inspirational pictures to post up in your bedroom
Positivity! Looking forward and learning from the past rather than dwelling on and wallowing in it
Seeing the bigger picture; not sweating the small details
Mission 101 lists and goals. I need to write a mission list! I had one but lots has changed, so I’m starting over (What is it?)
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I used to write these in my journal after seeing it on a friend’s. I found it helped me a lot at the time, so I’m going to attempt to do it again weekly, to help focus on the positives, and take a moment to appreciate the little things.
Warm, sunny winter days
Drinking warm milk in bed under a pile of heavy duvets
Seeing someone you love again after they’ve been abroad
Browsing all the gorgeous Lolita pictures on Tumblr
Receiving an e-mail from a dear friend out of the blue
Really feeling something inspirational with the heart
Dispelling feelings of anxiety; entering a more peaceful mindset
Contagious smiles or laughing fits at doctor’s appointments
Watching elaborate, cheesy, cute proposal videos online
Receiving mail – parcels from e-shopping escapades, letters from penpals, postcards from my mister; all special mail
Looking for stationary for university I ran across this shop. The notebooks they stock have the cutest covers! I really do have a thing for Korean stationary.
Last year I bought a Korean day planner. It was one of those any-year ones where you have to write the month and dates in yourself. I suppose some people find doing that tedious, but I find all sorts of fun out of it somehow!
This store doesn’t sell the planner I used, but I noticed they have some cute ones – I might just have to stock up for future years! This year I picked up a planner by Girlfriend magazine and have barely touched it, but not for lack of trying! It isn’t quite as motivating. I miss last year’s planner. Is it too late to get a new one for 2012?
This little agenda diary is so cute! I’ve never seen one in this style, and I dare say it would make me more productive using it. Going in my basket? Yes! I just hope there’s enough room in those little boxes for all my little thoughts and goings on.
I love the covers of these notebooks so much! Vintage always tugs on my heartstrings. As much as I like these books though, I never like to deface decorative pages (I’m not worthy of your gorgeousness!), so since the insides of them are decorative, I will only be admiring their listing and not adding to my basket. I hope they get good homes.
These lovely little things are sticky notes! I like to have sticky notes to tab into my textbooks or study materials for easy access. In my stationary kit I have a set of fluro-coloured Post-It tabs, but how on earth can I pass up sticking these pretty wings on everything? Basket? Definitely!
I don’t like carrying bulky binder folders so I’ve dabbled in other types of files, and I really like simple folders that just open up. You can put books in them, even a laptop if the folder is durable enough. This folder is LACY! (And pink!) Most likely going in my basket too! I hope it’s durable! It looks it. It’s a zip up. Even the zip is lovely.
I didn’t want to post more than one of any particular type of item, but I couldn’t overlook this day planner. The two pictured are my favourites, but there are two others as well: red with magical gold detailing, and charcoal with stunning red design. As gorgeous as those are, I like the tiara on the baby blue, and the classical feel of the grey one. Very tempting to add to my basket! If I’m stocking up I may, but for now I will put it off.
Cartoon Castle are offering free shipping until they hit 5,000 feedback. I wish I had more money to spare, I want so many of their gorgeous goodies! Alas, everything in moderation.
I can’t complain too much, I have splurged more than enough this month. July haul post will come at some point! It’s like Christmas in July, getting all these packages I’m waiting on. Ahh!