Weekend Vlog: Patrick’s Eagle Scout Award

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February Plan With Me Videos

In case you didn’t know, I do have a youtube channel. I put up a lot of videos, and some of them you don’t end up seeing on this blog because I don’t make them into full posts. A weekly segment of this is my planner videos, which are uploaded most weeks. So here are all of the February Plan With Me Videos so that you’re all caught up for the start of March (subscribe so you get the notification)!

See you soon,

~Amanda

 

 

Peeps And Paws Breeders

As you know my new hedgehog came from a breeder, what you may not know is that it was Peeps and Paws that I got my little guy from. Today I wanted to talk about my experience with this breeder, so that if you’re like me you have a place to start when looking for a breeder for your little hedgie.

16387098_10206033963607859_2621541216013510297_nPeeps and paws not only breeds hedgehogs, but they also breed sugar gliders. They’re located in Racine Wisconsin and are USDA licensed for breeding pets. They’ve been raising pets for over 18 years, and do a great job! Their babies are handled every day so that they are friendly and sociable when you get them, and they’re so nice to talk to. I can’t speak for their Sugar Gliders, but their hedgehogs are priced based on their coloring so they very in prices. They will “ship” your pet via United Airline’s Petsafe program, and they’re willing to answer all of your questions if needed.

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Pros and Cons of Bullet Journaling

Every planner system has pros and cons, and it’s looking and figuring out those pros and cons that help us know what might work best for us. The bullet Journal is do different, and if you’re thinking about trying this system I think that you should defiantly continue reading. All of these come from my experiences with the system and no one else’s, so let’s start!

ProsĀ 

I always like to start off with the pros because if I’m telling you guys about something odds are that I already like/love it.

The first pro that I have is that the system is totally unique to you. Since you’re the one creating it on a blank page you control everything about this system, and I do love that. It also allows you to be flexible with what you need. If one week you want a horizontal spread and the next week you want daily spreads go for it, it’s all up to you. I love the flexibility with this system (partly because this semester I’ve had a lovely habit of forgetting my notebook, so my bullet journal does have some class notes). It really allows you to get what you need in one spot, and I absolutely love that because as a college student everything is always changing.

Pry my favorite thing about this system is how inexpensive it is. When I started I spent about $5 on a new notebook, but in reality I didn’t really even need to because you can use ANY notebook and any pen for this system. The initial system is super easy too (click here to go to the bullet journal website to find out more). I actually showed it to my mom at some point and she thought that it was sort of insane how simple the system was, because we should have been able to figure that out on our own. Even with the added ideas from other places (Pintrest) on the internet the system was so simple to use.

Cons

My main issue with this system is how you need to be able to sustain it on your own. There is no way around it, but if you are lazy one week and just don’t get to filling out or creating pages in your journal it will not get done. As a college student and someone with depression it can be so hard for me to get motivated sometimes, and even to do a simple spread for the week in my bullet journal can be hard sometimes. I feel like having a little bit set up for you would help, but that would take away from the point of the system.

My other issue is that as you look through the internet you can easily get discouraged with this system. When I first started to research this system I went bonkers because I couldn’t make the beautiful spread that other people could make. Although my spreads still are no where near fabulous they’re very functional and very useful to me, so I’m still getting great use out of this system.

So those are the pros and cons, as you can tell I do like this system and I will continue to use it, but you just can’t get caught up on how “pretty” your spreads look. Personally I have my Erin Condren for that, my Bullet Journal is the functional one that I want to get messy and scratch things out in.

What do you think of the bullet journal system? Have you tried it in the past? Let me know down in the comments.

See you soon,

~Amanda

Quilling 101

If you are interested in having a pet hedgehog, or just got a new hedgehog, one of the first problems you’ll come across is your hedgehog quilling.

16387098_10206033963607859_2621541216013510297_nQuilling is the time in your hedgehog’s life where it starts to loose it’s quills/spines and regrow larger and sharper ones. This happens because as your hedgehog grows he/she needs to be able to protect themselves, so their spines/quills will need to be larger in order to do this in the wild. This typically happens when your hedgehog is around 6 weeks, 2 months, and 3-5 months old. They can also occasionally have ‘seasonal’ quillings, which are smaller and don’t typically last as long. It’s more of the process of losing broken or damaged quills and making new ones.

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Once More With Love Review

Over Black Friday I was sucked into the vortex of Easy and sticker shopping, but in my defense who didn’t? I decided to try a few new shops that I had heard great things about, and the first one was Once More With Love. This was pry my best purchase on Black Friday, and I am still so excited about it. You can still see a lot of her stickers in action in my plan with me Videos, which are up on my blog in various places. For more details keep reading, and let me warn you that this shop is worth reading the entire thing.

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