Ways to be Christmassy // A Christmas Themed Post

Well HOwdy! HOw are you doing? I HOpe you’re well!

See what I did there? XD

I have been feeling as if I should be more in a Christmas feeling mood of late. You know how sometimes you get caught up in what you’re doing or what happens in a few months or random things, and you lose track of the season? Well, I do that, and so today I thought I would make a fun post about things that will help you enjoy the Christmas season, and maybe even give you some Christmas spirit!

Now, I know everyone always looks forward to getting gifts on Christmas, but some of the most fun in Christmas is giving! A fun way to give is to write letters to someone you love or know, and decorating them just adds to that. (*post on Christmas mail soon!*) I love doing reds and greens and maybe-a-liitle-bit-over-the-top script *grins cheekily*.

Ahh.. there’s just something about taking a minute to sit down, drink something yummy and warm, maybe by a fire, and read a good book. I have just embarked on “A Christmas Carol” for the first time. Dickens is one of my favorite authors, and so I figured it was about time I read this! Do you have any favorite Christmas books?

Quotes! Verses! Movie lines! Putting fun things around you like this really help with bringing on that Christmas feel. Have any favorites? I know I could choose at least 50 fro Elf and 50 more from the Grinch. Haha, both are so good!

This is kind of completely unrelated but SOCKS! My goodness, they’re my favorite! I’m only not wearing socks when it’s Summer, other than that, I love them! Fun patterns and designs are super fun. Every year at Target I get a weird Christmas pair. Hehe, it’s a fun and useful tradition! My friend and I used to do a Christmas sock exchange, too, that was super fun. What is your favorite tradition?

Journaling, drawing or doodling is a fun way to incorporate some Christmas in the everyday. Check out this post where I made my December bullet journal spread. I really enjoy this for some inspiration and I enjoy the colors! What is your favorite kind of art to do?

My friend Sammi once showed me her room one Christmas season and she had dozens of beautiful paper snowflakes all over her ceiling, and so I tried it and I have done it for years! They’re so fun to make, and I love seeing them on the ceiling. Have you every done this?

I don’t typically go crazy on decorations for my room, but I do love putting lights up! My Dad and I went to Lowes recently, and they are selling 21 ft. strands for 2.99 and I got very excited! They really brighten up a room and make it very festive! Here is a link if you’re interested in doing the same to your room!*

Well, that is all for now! I hope you all enjoyed this little Christmas ideas post, and I hope you have a great day and a Merry Christmas! Stick around for more posts soon, and be sure to leave suggestion for future posts!

What is your favorite tradition? Do you get snow on Christmas? What is your favorite Christmas song? Do you like Candy Canes or Eggnog?

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October *faints* // Bullet Journal Setup

Have you ever been absolutely baffled about how fast a month can get to your destination.

Yes, same here.

October just sneaked (snuck?) up on me in the past few days! October is my favorite month, and so I’m glad it’s here to stay for awhile! I went all out fallish for my bullet journal setup this month, and I can’t wait to use it. I hope you enjoy!

I did a cut cover page with pumpkins on the border. I didn’t want it to be all various shade of orange, so I threw in a green/blue pumpkin here and there.

When you turn the page, I continued the pumpkin border and made this month’s calendar. I used the quote “Aren’t you glad we live in a world where there are Octobers?” from Anne of Green Gables (one of my favorite series’). I have been enjoying using different papers and tapes and stickers for texture on my envelope art and bullet journal setups. It adds a little bit extra(:

Then, A large pumpkin (because I definitely needed one more. XD). This pumpkin hosts my monthly to dos and Autumn bucket list and goals.

The next page has my habit tracker and some wash tape and pumpkins.

This next page is the letter tracker along with some pumpkins.

On the next page I have the first weekly log, which is fairly simple.

I wanted to use a brown page, so I cut it to size and made it the Fall bucket list. I love writing in white with brown paper, it looks so stark and pretty.

Then I made the next weekly log which turned out to be a pretty interesting layout. XD

Then both of these pages are different weekly logs. On the right of the right page, I used the same brown paper and made my blog post ideas for the month.

Then I continued the weekly log to the top of the next page. Below that I have the to dos for that week, and also some reminders set.

I made a little collage on the next page for fun. Whenever you go to your local hardware store, pick up some paint samples. They’re very multi-purpose(;

Then I made a simplified version of the money tracker I’ve been doing. On the next page I have some colleges to look into for next year. Any suggestions?

Then for the final page, I have a harvest of various pumpkins. This might be my favorite. XD

Are y’all excited about October?

Do you look forward to October like I do? Do you like pumpkin foods? What’s your favorite part of Autumn? Do you like campfire smell? What page was your favorite?

A Fallish Type of Post // The One About Mail

Is my big pink sweater, snow pants and fuzzy socks a bit much?

Nah. Guess what, it’s Fall! Yessssssssss!

I have posted way to many posts talking about how much I love Fall (literally 4,579 of them), but have I posted 4,579 times about how many times I love Fall letter art? *sly smile*

I have had a bit of a letter pile-up-catastrophe of late. I sat down to solve it today and after excitedly glancing at my calendar where the words “FALL!!!” were written a various amount of times, I decided to break out the watercolors and the plaid wash tape and hit it.

Here they are(:

I love uniformity in colors and patterns in my letter writing. And I love sending tea in the cooler months, it’s just a fun something you can send that, even if you don’t drink it, can spark a little happy. I used gray, gold and red for this letter, andI like the outcome pretty well. What do you thinks?

I have been enjoying the torn paper technique for accents on the envelopes. The torn photos and music and wash tape at a interesting difference in textures that I really enjoy. It’s easy and fun, you should definitely give it a try!

I remember, when I was little, my Mama let my brother and I each pick out a pumpkin at a local outdoor nursery. My brother, being a little boy, got a funky looking green one with spots and a curly stem. I remember looking for awhile and the I found a little round pumpkin with tiny pot full of flowers in it. I wanted to paint that, so I did on some envelopes! I want to do that to some pumpkins this year.

I had this picture in my mind of a girl reading in a window seat, and so I transferred it to an envelope. I would like to be her, wouldn’t you?

Ahh, the colors of Fall… (:

I’ve found that using sticker letters is a super fun way to spice up an envelope, and it’s super easy! This one was fun.

Well, I must go. I hope you all enjoyed this little array of envelopes, and I will see you next time!

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What’s on the books for you this Fall? Do you like letter writing? Do you do art on your envelopes? Is it sunny where you are?

Also, if you’re interested in a new journal or bullet journal, use the code ‘SAVE-10’ at the Scribbles that Matter checkout for 10% off and free shipping in the US and Europe!

Some Recent Letter Art // Pen Pal Post

Letter Art

Hello!

How are you?

Boy. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a letter/pen pal post.

Today’s The Day!™

Yes.

It’s true, that was a trademark.

Just kidding.

 

Maybe.

Well, recently, when making envelope art, I’ll stick with the same styles per group of letters. Some group may be flowers, some just lettering. Some highlighted. It just depends. I really love making a whole stack of letters that look similar.

Starting Simple.

I’ve found a go-to when it comes to designing envelopes, for me, is just a simple script. It’s so pretty and old-fashioned and simple. And, it doesn’t take that long. I enjoy doing this in large scale and small, like this one below.

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I also love highlighting or outlining the same script. It adds a little pop of “something”, ya know?

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Abstracts.

Abstract shapes and colors are a great way to add some points of interest in your envelope art. I love throwing circles ore triangles or rectangles ore wonky shapes on envelopes. It’s not hard, and it always looks cool!

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Watercolors and Florals.

If you’ve been around here awhile, seen a few of my letter art posts, you’ll know my habits. I always do some sort of florals or watercolor on my envelopes. It doesn’t have to be fancy, little daisies are always cute!

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I’ve been painting flowers in vases a lot. So I put one on an envelope, too. XD It’s simple but very pretty. Pairing this with bold or fancy lettering is always fun, too.

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This one is similar, except there’s an arm. I have no idea why I drew that. XD

What an abnormally large flower.

Colored envelopes are another way to bring a fun somethin’ into your envelope art.

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I went ham with the flowers. Oh dearie me.

I love doing big and bold art with tiny, simple lettering. It’s such a fun envelope to do. Doing something that is simple but maximalist is so fun.

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I hope y’all enjoyed a few recent envelopes! Do you like these kinds of posts? Let me know!

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Which envelope was your favorite? Do you pen pal? What is your favorite color? What is your favorite thing about 2020 so far?

The Latest Goings On // Recents

Recent

HI!

Doing good?

It’s been awhile since I’ve just done a random, throw-everything-forget-nothing kind of post, so that’s what I’m about to embark on. If I don’t make it out, send help.

I’ve found myself snapping random, sometimes black and white photos. I don’t know why, but I’ve been loving capturing the everyday. I need to bring my camera in public more. I find it’s a great way to get some really interesting photos.

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Finding the beautiful out of the ordinary — I love it best.

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Discovering having melty, chocolaty hands touch you isn’t as bad as we might imagine. XD

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“Watermelon is a good fruit — You eat, you drink, and you wash your face.” ~Enrico Caruso

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Oh yeah, here’s Evan. holding (*cough*) our home. Ehehe.

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“The sun never stops shining, sometimes you just have to look through the clouds to see it.”

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I hope you have enjoyed this spurt of randomness. Sometimes I find I rather need it.

Have a lovely rest of your day!

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Which of today’s photos was your favorite? Do you like watermelon? Chocolate? If you’re in school, when do you start? What’s your favorite music genre?

Sunshine Stickers Review // Giveaway!

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Hello everyone!
I’m so excited about today’s post! Kayla Joy at Sunshine Stickers so very kindly sent me over two of her adorable stickers from her June 2020 collection, and the best part, I’m giving one of them to YOU!
She sent over the half lemon design and the flower.
Peoples, Kayla is the SWEETEST!

What you will win!

She recently released her new collection of her adorable stickers. I saw the lemon one and it just made me happy. The flower, too. She also has a watermelon one that makes me smile when I see it. So cute!
Her sticker designs are so cute and very high quality, also, they’re $3 and free shipping! Who wouldn’t love all of that? Hop on over real quick and take a gander!
The flower design really surprised me with all the pretty and tiny details. I love yellow, so this is something I’m loving! It’s about to shimmy its way onto my jam-packed water bottle. I love this one!
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These stickers are thick and very nice and smooth. This is a very high quality sticker. Perfect if you stick them on your laptop or water bottle.
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And now, what you will receive!
Ah, the lemon is so cute! It’s so happy and the yellow, mm! I love yellow. This would be so cute on anything, so be sure to enter and hit some of those extra entries!
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Giveaway ends July 21st! Enter away!

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I can’t wait to see who wins!

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Which sticker was your favorite in Kayla’s shop? Do you like peppermint? Did you enter the giveaway? Is your July busy?

Catching up // It’s been awhile!

Hello!

Hello there! My name is Audrey Kate Procrastination, how are you?

Wahaha. Seriously, though. I apparently have been neglecting the WordPress “write” button lately, oh my…

BUT! I’m here now, so I thought I would update the home page with a few recent foto… um, “FOTO?” *PHotos that I’ve taken.

Is it shocking to y’all how fast June has gone? Just me? I mean, I feel like I’m just sitting here looking at the 24th and it’s just waving at me like “hey, don’t know what you’re doing so I’m.. just gonna.. go…” *inhales* DOES THIS MEAN 2020’S HALF OVER? *screams down the hall*

 

Eheh, so now I shall show you a few recent pieces of photography. (:

We went to my great uncle’s house for Memorial Day *hides (’twas a month ago)* and he lives in a 1940’s home where he’s lived his entire life, nowhere else. It provides so many interesting photo opportunities.

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*my brother*

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I’ve enjoyed doing monochromatic photos lately, and when we came back from my Uncle’s house I decided to snap a few sunset photos in monochrome and regular filters.

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AHHH piano in a late golden hour… ❤

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My goodness. Meet Callie, a family friend’s new puppy. Isn’t she ADORABLE? She’s also crazy, but that’s the minor fact(:

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OH my.

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My friends and I decided to do a few ‘rona themed photos, which were really fun (just a note, we weren’t being inconsiderate towards those with the virus, we were just sarcastically portraying the mask/toilet paper/sanitizer scenes around town. (: ) to do.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed a few recent photos! Stay tuned for new posts coming soon!

I hope you’re doin’ dandy,

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How are you all doing? Which photo was your favorite? What posts would you like to see from me next on my blog? What is your opinion on peanut butter, crunchy or smooth?

Surely I Heard Wrong… JUNE? / BUJO Setup

JUNE

*HYPERVINTILATES*

WAHT.

Did I really just write “June” on the title of this post?

I’m just sitting here at my desk watching May drive out my driveway and some weird thing named June is roundin’ the corner. What. The “COVID Months” seem slow, but then at the end of the month I’m just.. flabbergasted.

To put it mildly.

Anywho, I have my June bullet journal all prepared. I started it our last week of school and I was thinking June was so far away. n-OPE. It got here so fast!

Do I say that every month? *reflection nods at me*

Enough of that scary talk (😂), let’s get on with the post! I have a monstera plant in my room, wait let me get a picture…

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And I was laying in my bed early one morning and I saw it and thought it would be a fun bullet journal theme. The splits in the leaves looked really fun to draw!

I did a monochromatic purple theme for April and since most of this was green, I didn’t want green lettering, so I used my Tombow fudenosuke soft tip pen for the lettering and fonts. For everything else I used my Tombow dual brush pens (249, 192 + 158).

I decided to condense my calendar into one page instead of two (which, now that I think about it is going to be hard now that I’m working and things are back up and running here XD. Strange I did such big calendars and weekly logs for quarantine months… XD) which is going to save a bit of space. I actually use weekly logs more than I thought, so they shall come in handy(:

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I also mashed to do’s, goals and ideas into one page with some monstera leaves at the bottom.

My habit tracker page I changed up a bit (see what it’s usually like here and here) and I lengthened it horizontally across the page instead of in squares(: Instead of filling the squares, when completed, out with black, I decided to use green for different reasons. Dark green means I completed it, light green means I almost did it, but not quite, and blank, (as I plainly stated on my page down there, heh.) means “nope” XD.

My habits to build this month: Water, at least 5 glasses, read my bible daily, practice all instruments, walk daily, and wear my retainer every night (which I usually do, but doesn’t hurt to remind. XD)

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My first weekly log looks pretty similar, but it has eight rectangles. The first one states the week, with the leaves, and the rest are minimal and green with the day in the top and the date in the bottom. This is one of my favorite layouts for the weekly logs, I am able to write my to do’s and what’s going on and reminders and such.

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The next page is a mile tracker for the last three weeks of the Spring100 challenge. This is helpful for my forgetful self(: I can’t believe Summer (eep!) is in three weeks!?!

The next page is for blog post ideas. I decided to divide this into categories (life, art and other) to help me see exactly in what order I’m posting in. (and what to post about later!) at the bottom of this page I put in another leaf. These are so fun to draw! If you would like to see a tutorial on that, please, do tell! (:

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In between these I have my money tracker, which I didn’t grab a picture of. But it’s all green and looks like the layout in this and this post(:

My second weekly log is a horizontal layout, and at the bottom I have some more leaves. I also enjoy this layout because I can divide it up vertically.

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I wanted to do a quote page, so I got the quote “use your mistakes to build stairs, not walls.” and I drew some stairs with a plant ‘a perched in the middle. The letter tracker on the next page consists on many different greens and thicknesses, and it’s the usual layout.

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I squished the third weekly log and the fourth log in two pages. I don’t know quite how the space will work, but we’ll see! Anyone have some tiny writing classes for me to take? XD

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The last two pages are the rest of the last weekly log, and near the bottom is the end of the month to do’s, with some leaves.

To close out the month I have the bible verse “the Lord is my strength and shield, my heart trusts in Him and He helps me.” Psalm 28:7 I really love this verse and it fits on the page pretty well. What’s your favorite verse? What’s the verse that means the most to you?

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I hope you are having a wonderful Saturday, or whatever day you are reading this on! Do you have Summer plans?

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What does your June look like? Do you prefer apples, or oranges? Do you have plants in your room? What is your favorite part about Summer?

A Collection Of Recents

Some

Hello!

Oh my, *checks calendar* it’s been way too long. I’m glad to be writing again! Even though I’ve been “quarantined” I’ve somehow let the days slide quickly. Is that possible? XD

Well, in my absence I’ve done a lot around my house, which I’ve enjoyed. It’s been nice having time to do things I’ve wanted to do, but just didn’t find the time to do. And luckily all of this craziness seems to be slowing down a bit at the start of Summer! I end my school year on the 22nd this year, and I can’t wait to have those long, fun Summer days ahead. Anyone else?

Well, lots of letters have passed through my *sanitized* (🤣) fingers, and I thought I’d share a bit ‘o recent letter art/lettering.

For some reason, I’ve been really into identical envelope art. Each day when I mail out letters, each day has different envelopes. A few days ago I did these black and white envelopes, using a white Signo broad gel pen.  This is a wonderful, affordable pen for dark papers as such. I also use it a lot for highlights when lettering, one of my favorites.

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I suppose this was another themed day. XD I love using a slightly different tone of color on envelopes to do the lettering, it creates such a pretty, soft, simple look.

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Ah, another! Hehe. I love doing this lemon-looking pattern. It was so Summery I couldn’t stop doing it. XD I used my Tombow Dual brush pens and the Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens for this.

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I really enjoy using washi tape as borders for envelopes. If you’re running low on time, but want to make your snail mail fun with color, throwing a bit ‘o washi tape or sticker on there is a great way to spruce it up!

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Using drop shadows is one of my favorite ways to do letter art. It just adds a little sumpin’ sumpin’. What are your favorite ways to spruce your envelopes? I’d love to know!

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I’ve been enjoying lettering bible verses lately. Below is part of one of my favorite verses (and a sneak peak into the June BUJO setup(: ).

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The walks lately have held many beautiful flowers and beautiful skies. Have you all walked this Spring? Do you have flowers blooming?

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My cousin and his family came to visit a week or so ago, and so provided some photo opportunities of his little children. It was so fun! Toddlers and babies are interesting subjects. (:

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Oh yeah, my brother caught a baby mouse in our next-door field. hELp. He will just pick anything up. O.o

Though, it is rather cute. XD

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A few weeks ago I took a walk through the field while the flowers were in full bloom. I documented some of it, so here we are! (:

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Me ^ XD I set my camera down while I picked some flowers and it was on timer, I guess. XD

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That is it for now, friends! Truly, how are you doing? Farewell!

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What part was your favorite? What would you like my next post to be about? What do you think about lemons? What’s your favorite color?