Update – tons of exciting news!

Instagram Profile PicI am really excited and I just HAD to share this with you.  I have tons of new updates to share with you, and they are all so exciting that I don’t even know where to start…  But there’s a discount code to one of my favourite shops for stickers at the end!  There’s just so many things to work on right now (yay for being able to multitask!) that I wanted to take a moment to just share them all with you…  Right, let’s do this.  Sneak peek of what I’m talking about today includes:

  • 3 Blog Series
  • 1 Blogging Team
  • 1 PR team
    • & 1 Giveaway
    • & 1 Discount Code
  • many exciting posts coming up.

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Let’s Get Organised – Introduction

I’m very excited today!  My planner addiction is something that everyone who knows me knows about…  It’s never been good for my bank balance or for the storage space in my room but today, that addiction is coming into a lot of use.  I’ve decided to revisit some aspects of my life to redefine them, make them better and quite specifically, make them more organised.  This organisation is the first stage to bettering myself in these ways and I have decided to share my journey with you, in the hopes that something will be useful to you and might help you to organise any aspects of your life that you wish to organise!  So let’s get started, let’s get organised!

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USA – Can I just come back please?

I love England, I love England to bits in fact.  I could never imagine living anywhere else without comparing it to England.  We have our faults, no doubt – every country does.  But I was born and brought up here, it’s home and I’ve fallen in love with all of the good in the country.  I was never sure how well I’d adjust to living in another country.  I’m sure I would eventually – human beings are pretty good at adjusting – but that doesn’t mean I want to.  Recently, however, I’ve started to travel more and go to places I haven’t been to before.  The more I travel, the more I realise how amazing and beautiful this world is – and the more positives I see in living in other countries and experiencing them.

img_20160516_235116.jpgUSA is one of those countries that is quickly winning my heart.  Does the fact that a lot of my favourite companies are also based in USA help to win my heart?  Yeah, probably.  The stationery and craft industry is huge over there – and I love that.  It’s very much a community and there’s always tons of events that look amazing to go to.  I couldn’t help but spend tons of money whilst I was over there.  If you’re interested in seeing what I’ve brought, head on over to my Instagram channel as I’ll be showing all of it over there, especially when I start using it.  However, if you’re not on Instagram then don’t worry, I’ll be sharing reviews of some of the products on here too.

img_20160518_013013.jpgWhilst I was in New York, I managed to pop into two craft stores that I have heard a lot about but never been to before.  Unfortunately, I only had 5-20 minutes in each store so I couldn’t take lots of photos (or do lots of shopping… but that’s good for my bank balance, right?).  But wow, inside both of these is my idea of heaven.  Hobby Lobby and Michaels…  I was surprised at how big both of these stores were – full of stationery, craft and planning supplies.  There was so much that I wanted to buy and I couldn’t even get around the whole shop in time (that didn’t stop me from spending a lot though!).

I’m already planning my return, I’ll be honest.  There are so many states and I would love to be able to visit, even just, a quarter of them.  That’s still a lot…  Nonetheless, I’ve now done a couple more now… so getting there, right?!  Time to get back to planning the next one!

Travelling the world – I’m in USA

On HolidayHey lovelies!  Just a quick post from me today as I’m currently on holiday and slowly achieving my dream of travelling across the world!  And I’m currently in the craft and planner heaven: America!  (Can you tell how excited I am by all of the !s?!)

Ahem – anyway, I’ve been here for a few days now so I thought I’d just quickly check in with you all and update you.  I’ll be travelling around the state of New York (and a few other nearby states too) so I definitely have the song “New York” by Alicia Keys in my head.  I spent yesterday in Manhattan, visiting some amazing shops as I had a free few hours away whilst I was waiting for someone.  Follow my Instagram account to see what I get up to but I’ve totally brought tons of stuff already so I cannot wait to share it all with you.  For starters, I got to visit some of the amazing American shops that I hear people talk about in the planner / craft community but have never gotten to visit (sadly, they aren’t available in the UK yet – I’m holding onto hope that they will be soon!) and I’m lucky enough to have been able to order a few goodies in advance so that I can bring them home with me!

But for now, I just wanted to stop by and say that there’s definitely a lot of hauls I need to show you all so be prepared for an Instagram spam of pictures and perhaps a haul post (if I somehow manage to fit it all into one).

Since I’ve been busy with National Stationery Week and blogged daily for the whole of the week, I thought a little break was justified.  So I’ll be taking next week off and I’ll be back on 28th May with another blog post for you all!

As I really enjoy travelling too and have been to 6 countries in the past year alone, I thought I’d do a little series about travelling and how I get organised for it.  What do you think?  Is this something you would want to see?  I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions about it so please comment away or drop me an email on hello@aumsome.co.uk – thank you!