End of July Start of August

So it’s about mid-month so it’s pry a good time to let you guys know where my monthly spread is at.

Each of these spreads are from the lovely LaceandLogos on etsy.

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So first off I want to talk about my June spread. For some reason I ended up not really using it and it was just a really busy moth so plans were always changing. I never really wanted to write anything down in this part so I never really did. I liked the spread overall, though, and this was the month where I really started to want to use my monthly spreads a little more and use these monthly kits to the fullest.

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Does Gatsby Need A Friend?

Over the last week or so I have had a few people ask me about Gatsby and how he’s doing, this was pry brought up by me opening up on Facebook about how I feel my pets aren’t doing the best and how I want to give them their larger cages back and get them some new toys and things to help.

I was touched by all of the recommendations given to me, but the one about Gatsby having a friend stopped me dead in my tracks.

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How I Use “Little Things”

So recently I’ve really focused on using my little things section in my planner since I haven’t really been on top of that in the last few months. This was one of the sections that I really wanted to focus on lately and I really wanted to work on developing a way to use it. Now, though, I am almost 100% happy with it!

I have five “little things” that I keep track of in my planner and I’m going to go through each one.

First I keep track of the blog posts that I need to post that week. These are the little “star” boxes that I use, and they really just are the title of what’s being released that day. I typically take weekends to put my blog together for the week so I don’t always have to do a lot for that besides upload the videos during the week.

The next thing that I keep track of is pet things. This is typically when I feed Lucia, Gatsby’s cage days, and weigh in day that week. I have another binder that really goes into detail with the pets so a “pet planner” system will pry be in the near future. There are the only ones right now that are all color and then the paw print is white. This is because these are things that I can’t forget and need to catch my eye when I’m looking at my planner.

If you see little hearts at the bottom of my planner that means Kurt is up to something. I do keep track of some larger things in Kurt’s life (when he stays at a friend’s house, when he’s traveling, if he has something due for class, if he’s coming over). I don’t do this because I’m controlling, and to be honest it’s often the last thing on my mind but I do like to put those things in there so that I know when he isn’t going to be available if i need to talk to him about something.

The next thing that I keep track of is my hair and when I can wash it. As you’ll see later this week my hair is very difficult to keep up with lately so having something to remind me to wash my hair is great. it doesn’t always get done, but it’s helpful to have.

He last thing that I keep track of in my planner is when I need to go to the post office for my etsy store. This is done with a simple etsy sticker and I don’t have much to talk about for that.

So that’s what I use my little things for. I’m much happier with it, but Im still trying to work on it. I think that I might move them up to the “Today” section of my planner and then use the bottom specifically for my blog.

What do you keep track of in your Little Things Section?

See you soon,

Amanda

Lucia’s Cage Update

Long Time no talk!

Sorry about the last week or two, I’ve been very busy, but that means that this week is catch up week! So prepare for content.

Today we are going to talk about Lucia’s cage because a lot has been going on with that recently. Kurt and I are still splitting her 50/50, so he has to agree to things with her which can be difficult when you can’t get in contact with him.

So, Lucia’s cage has for the most part been the same recently. Her old flying saucer kinda died so I bought her a new one until the next time I see Kurt and I can have him fix the green one. With the goal size of Lucia’s cage I’m not too worried about having an extra wheel laying around.

13620061_10204767927437746_3221297642141304241_nSpeaking of the goal size of ¬†Lucia’s cage I’m excited to announce that The Tube Kingdom will rise again in late August right before the school year starts for me. I’m very excited about this because I recently found a three level critter trail cage that I’m excited to let her use. She’s really been missing the tubes lately so I’ve been trying to put more of them in her cage, but it isn’t the same. We are just starting to draft some layouts for Lucia’s cage, which are looking really cool.

Kurt and I are also really excited to announce a new series on my Pet Youtube Channel and this blog! Since we are beginning to make progress in rebuilding our cage we want to show you guys how to do it too. We’re excited to share our process with you and possibly make a DIY cage more possible for you in the future. We can’t wait to show you what we build and how we do it.¬†13494980_10204715661411128_5751692309588717926_n

So Lucia’s cage hasn’t changed much, but it’s getting ready for a huge makeover, so watch out! We are also already starting to get Lucia ready to move, which is a month away. It’s sort of weird to do this but it’s a lot of going through what we have for her (treats, toys, bedding, houses, balls) and throwing out of cleaning what needs to be done.
So yeah, they’re aren’t a ton of updates besides looking forward to building The Tube Kingdom.

Question of the Day: What does your hamster’s cage look like? What are your plans to upgrade/change it?

See you soon,

Amanda