Spring 2016 Planner Updates

So recently I got a nice little haul from Erin Condren, but I wanted to show you some updates from my planner.

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I did get a new cover (favorite part of my haul) and I’m so happy that I got it. I love it and it’s perfect. I think that it will even work with a gold coil, which is awesome because I’ll be getting a gold coil for next year.

Order in the boxes

So if you don’t remember my normal order it was my first class, second class, today, todo, and blog.

If you don’t know it’s summer so I’ve had to change that.

Now the order is my class, work schedule or my blog work, today, todo, and now little things. I’m actually getting really attached to my little hings now and I’ll have to get some stickers to help me continue to keep my little things around during the school year. I’ve also stopped using habit trackers for the moment. I have a feeling that they’ll be coming back soon, but at least for a little I’m not going to deal with them.

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So my pre-planning has changed a little bit for the moment because I don’t have as much to really pre-plan. To be honest I don’t really have a system anymore. I typically have  a sticky note for what’s due in class that week and my work schedule, and somewhere I’ll have a note for what I need to write for my blog. It isn’t really much of a system anymore.

Blog Planning

So my blog planning has change quite a bit.

I’ve stopped using printable and got a monthly calendar from Erin Condren that I keep in the back of my planner which has all of my blog posts in it. I’ve started filling this out at the beginning of each month (or when I’ve finished all of my blog posts for the previous months). I keep notes about post ideas and month themes in a notebook that I have (and always carry around). It seems to be working, when I don’t have technical difficulties.

See you soon,

Amanda

So My Laptop Died

So… yeah.

At the end of two weeks ago I was working on a paper and my laptop freaked out so I restarted it and…. it didn’t come back.

So what does this mean? Because that’s what you’re really concerned about.

It means really bad photos and I will be writing all of my blog posts on my tablet.

So until my laptop returns I’m going to say don’t expect a ton from this blog in the next few weeks but once I get the laptop back I will be back to my normal quality of content and everything will be okay!

Petsitter Tips

If you don’t know Gatsby has been hanging out with my parents for the last two-ish weeks and is coming home this Sunday.

So, as a thank you to my parents I decided to write about tips for finding a petsitter and tips for if you find yourself in the position of petsitting someone’s pet.

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  • Start with those who interact with your pet the most: When looking for a pet owner ask those that your pet is familiar with first. This will make it so that your pet doesn’t get as stressed when you go away and instead of a new person your pet knows that they are safe with this person.
  • If you need to go to someone you don’t know ask what experience they have with your pet’s species: This seems really obvious but if you’re like me and have an exotic pet it is a very important question to ask. Someone’s experience level with your pet shows how familiar they are with taking care of your pet and how detailed you need to be when writing things down for them.
  • Ask the neighborhood kids: Kids typically LOVE pets and asking them to take care of your pet not only lets them get a little bit of experience with pets but also boosts their confidence that they did a good job. It’s also helpful if their parents are thinking about getting them a pet.
  • Try not to send your pet to a different house: If you have a caged animal they typically don’t like being moved. If possible have the sitter come over to your house to help cut down on your pet’s stress.

Being a Petsitter

  • Feel free to ask questions: If you don’t feel like you know something please ask. It shows responsibility on your part and the owner will be more than happy to answer.
  • Go over what you need to do with the owner: Before the owner leaves ask if you can go over everything with them one more time. Telling the owner what you need to do on a daily basis so that you know that you aren’t missing anything.
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  • Make sure you have all emergency numbers: Although it is rare for something to go wrong make sure that the emergency numbers are easy to find in case of an emergency. This will cut down on your stress if something happens and it will help you act much quicker and help the pet.
  • Go over before the owner leaves and hang out with the animal: If you don’t really know the pet that you’re watching defiantly go over and play with them so that you start to get to know the pet’s personality. This is also good for the pet because you aren’t  a stranger and they associate you with something fun.
  • Check in with the owner if they are ok with it: While the owner is gone send them pictures and videos. They will love to see their pet and it will put them at ease while they’re gone.
  • Don’t worry! Everything will be fine!

Hair Updates and Plans

So if you haven’t notice my hair has changed a lot!

I am attempting to go to a silver color, but I’m finding it a little hard to do. I have bleached my hair twice and it is now a very nice blond that I need to constantly tone, which is how I’m going to be leaving it for now until mid June. I’m doing this in order to let my hair rest and repair a little bit before I do more to it.

Yes, I know that bleaching your hair is horrible, but I’m 21 and nothing can kill me.

For the record I am not a hair dresser, which is why I’m not going to tell you how I’ve done this.

But yeah so that’s what’s going on with my hair right now. I’m going for a silver but for now I’m going to be a blonde.

What do you want to do with your hair?

See you soon,

Amanda