Rad In August

Holy fuck it’s September already! Having said that I feel like August lasted forever which has got to be a good thing cause I had a lot of fun this past month. I liked it so much that I’m gonna bring back my monthly favourite list! This is gonna be things I’ve been loving including shows, music, articles, random crap, just anything really. Hell let’s just be honest here, I’m totally making this up as I go along. Sorry if this post doesn’t read amazingly, I’m having a 90’s dance party while writing and my mind tends to wander when I listen to music.

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Bullet Journaling

Bullet journaling has been something I’ve been aware of for a while now but for some reason in August I decided to take the plunge and start my own. I started with the basic model ideas from the Bullet Journal site then got creative from there. It’s really helped me organise my life and goals. Because it’s all in a plain notebook and you organise it as you go it means it’s super flexible allowing for anything to be added. I might write a whole post about my experiences with bullet journaling in a few months when I’ve had a bit more time to refine my personal style.

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Typography Apps

My two favourites are Font Candy and Typorama. Both are free to download and use but you can pay a few quid to get access to more fonts and other fun things. It’s just such a fun way to spruce up your instagram photos. The 4 above examples are all my own photos edited in the app to create awesome images.

This strawberry baked oatmeal recipe.

I made it once and it was so yummy and filling. I think it will be great for when I go back to uni. I can make some up on Sunday night then just grab a slice before a leave for the bus throughout the week.

Youtube

I have been so in love with 3 youtubers in the month of August. Deligracy  is an awesome Sim’s gamer who mostly posts house builds and lets plays of The Sims 4. I just finished binge watching her 6o part “Twins” let’s play. So much drama and story development! I got so invested in the characters and the storyline, that girl has talent! Annie Elainey  is so open and honest and I just love watching her videos. She vlogs about her life, chronic illness, social justice, movies, hair and much much more. Annie has also inspired me to start adding captions to all my videos to make them more accessible. Stef Sanjati is a Toronto based makeup artist who has bags and bags of personality and style. She posts makeup tutorials and challenges along with regular Q&As and updates on her personal experiences transitioning. Stef has such an infectious personality and her smile just makes me melt!

Music

This 90s Party Playist is my jam right now. I am raving to it right now and keep getting distracted by the tunes. This feel good playlist my Mum put together. Clearly this playlist shows where I get my fabulous music taste from. This playlist is the perfect mix of modern hits and classics creating a perfect happy summer vibe. I am also really digging the Suicide Squad soundtrack album, so many great songs in a neat package. If I have this playing through my headphones while I walk somewhere I instantly feel like a total badass and start subconsciously strutting my stuff.

This interview with Laverne Cox about the Rocky Horror remake

As a die-hard fan of the original I was somewhat sceptical about the modern remake but this has put all my fears to rest and I now can’t wait to watch it!

Yaaaasss! Destroying the mentality of being “not like other girls”

This post just gives me life. Being a girl isn’t a competition. We need to stand by our sisters and support each other.

And finally these two totally unrelated videos that just make me smile so much

 

 

And that’s that! I hope you all enjoy my recommendations, let me know in the comments.

Toodles!

Internetty bits and bobs

Wow, I can’t believe August is over. It has really flown by. I’ve been getting in the mood for uni by buying new stationary and attempting to read my books. No month is complete without my round up of goodness from around the internet. Settle down with a cuppa and enjoy!

❤ Phoebe Buffay was my favourite character from friends so I was delighted when I found this list of her greatest lines.

❤ Have you ever wondered what a corner shop filled with felt goods would look like? Neither had I but this artist clearly has and decided to make it a reality! 

❤ I think this is an incredibly clever idea- How a password changed my life 

This wedding is so colourful and fun a beautiful, it fills me with joy

❤ Lot’s of UK stores embrace this idea in there value ranges however I think this way of marketing misshapen veggies takes the biscuit.

❤ Upcycling is always great and these thrift store paintings really gained a new lease of life through it

❤ Cher is hilarious on Twitter, just check this list out

❤ Baby crying? Here’s a musical solution

❤ Beaches are pretty magical as is but these beaches take it to a whole new level

❤ Colourful wedding dresses really add individuality to the day, be inspired through these beautiful examples

This website is so cute! You can “adopt” a toy cat who is based on a real rescue cat and half of your purchase price goes to cat shelters.

❤ There are so many body types women can have but they are rarely seen in the media. I found a wonderful, honest collection of photos of women owning their bodies and being proud to bare all!

❤ I see a bit of a wedding theme… oooops! Eclectic, vintage and bric a brac themed– what’t not to love?

A magical interview with my fave blogging babe Gala Darling

❤ Owl Babies was one of my favourite books as a child so when I came across an animated version I was transported right back

❤ I came across Tom Fletcher’s (from Mcfly) wedding speech the other day and it is so freaking romantic and funny and amazing. It made me cry happy tears

Sorry about the abundance of wedding type links, apparently I have been in a very romantic mood this month.

Toodles for now.