8.23.2016

Currently Watching // Netflix & More

I have been a streaming video only person for about 5 years now.  That means I've not had cable, only Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and the like for the last 5 years.  We do actually have a cable subscription since the package we got made for faster internet...but the cable box is currently in the closet of the spare room.  So all I watch - besides YouTube - are streaming services, etc.  So this is what I'm currently watching.
So this has been talked about for a long time now.  We finished this show about a week or so ago...maybe a little longer.  I do have to say this is an amazing show.  It is super creepy, much more creepy than I thought it would be.  You may be expecting a big long conspiracy thing for this one....but I don't have it!  While I really, really enjoyed the show and think it totally has the creep factor and the WTF factor going on...I am fully satisfied with the cliff hanger ending.  I guess I didn't go as deep as I could have while watching this because I don't have the same questions that everyone else has.  I guess I took it for a complete story with intended unexplained things and I am satisfied with that.  I have been watching a lot of crazy stuff on YouTube with alternate theories, etc.  But I just thought it was a good story....and would have probably made a really awesome book.  I think if it was a book, I would have gone deeper.
Netflix only has a GA collection and that just doesn't do it for me so I've been streaming the episodes I can from the Travel Channel website.  I just like ghosty things, guys.  Give me any ghosty show and I'll watch it!  This one is sort of more freaky because the narration by the main guy Zak is half way scary with creepy reenactments and half way hilarious with all the rhetorical questions he asks.  For the most part I put this show on in the background as background noise (creepy background noise) while I'm sitting alone at my desk with my back facing the rest of the room.  Freaky as hell sometimes!
This is a miniseries on Netflix that apparently aired on CBC in Canada and Syfy in the US about a 100 year space mission for 600 volunteers to colonize a planet since the end of the earth is eminent durring the Cold War.  I have to say I've only watched one episode....Zach has watched quite a few.  He tells me I have to get through the first episode and it gets better.  I'm not 100% sold on it because it gets kind of confusing - the space ship (spoilers, its not what you think!  Thanks Zach!) is still stuck in the 60's but the time line is happening now. So you get these confusing parallel times where it is, for example, 2015 but on the space ship their stuck in the fashion & culture of the 60's but the here and now is the here and now.  Another thing I really can't get passed - in this show and a lot of shows - is the glorification of that time.  This is based in 1963 which is not the greatest time for quite a few groups of people.  And since very recently I just can't get behind the glorification of these times.  Anyway...I'm looking forward to watching more, hopefully.

So those are the three things I'm streaming right now, besides my love of watching all the YouTube videos.  I am looking for new series' too so give me your suggestions!

What are you streaming?

xoxo, Moe

8.22.2016

Make it Monday // DIY Planner Dashboard with Rhonna Designs App

I can't stop the planner DIY's guys and I won't stop.  #cantstopwontstop if you will.  At a planner meet up on Thursday we did a dashboard swap and I had the clever idea to use the Rhonna Designs App to design some fun dashboards to trade.  Rhonna Designs is one of my favorite apps for overlays and I've talked about the app before here, here, & here.  I thought it was high time to give this app it's own little post.  This DIY is so easy I made a butt ton of these designs on my lunch break and printed them when I got home!
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supplies // Rhonna Designs App, Print to Size App, printer, laminator, laminating sheets, paper, paper trimmer or scissors, hole punch
First, download the Rhonna Designs app.  You may also want to download the Rhonna Designs Suite as well since you'll save a few pennies and have two more awesome apps to work with.  Open the app and select the picture pile in the lower left hand corner of the bottom row of options.  From the next screen, choose a background - this is where having the other apps helps, you can get more backgrounds.  The background can be one from the app or a photo you may already have on your camera roll.
Once the background is chosen, there are options for sizing.  Use your finger to swipe all the way to the left to find the planner sizes.  For this project, I chose the A5 size.  For my dashboard in the photo at the top of the post I also used A5, just sized it bigger in the Print to Size app (mentioned below) and trimmed it down.
After selecting the size dashboard to create, select the starburst icon in the upper left hand corner to add the overlays.  This app offers a ton of free overlays, but I find the cutest ones are a part of the exclusive packs designed by bloggers and digital artists.  You can preview different packs before you purchase them as well.  For the most part 3 overlay pack are .99 cents, a pretty affordable price for the amount of overlays you'll get.  My favorite pack currently are Shine Quotes, Weekday Warrior Icons, and Bright Quotes.
Choose the overlay pack you'd like to work with, then pick the overlay from the slider on the bottom of the screen.  Use the red knob at the lower right edge of the design to change the size.  Use your finger to move the overlay across the page.  There are a ton of color options as well - including foiled and glitter textures.  To add another overlay, tap the plus icon at the upper left hand corner and select the next (or the same) overlay pack.  To add text, select done, tap the T icon at the upper left, and add the text.  Once the design is completed - add as many overlays or as much text as you like - tap done, and then tap the three lines at the upper right hand corner.  Tap share from the bottom of the column, select hi-res when prompted, and save to your camera roll.  Create as many dashboards as you'd like!
To print these guys directly from your phone, download the Print to Size app (be sure to read up on how to connect your wireless printer, my phone picked it up automatically).  Open the app and from the screen tap the + icon at the center of the bottom menu.  Select the image from your camera roll to add it to the canvas.  Use the lower right hand blue knob to size the image the proper size (or bigger if you need to) for your planner dashboard.  Since this is true A5 size, the image should be sized to 5.8 x 8.3 inches.  Tap the printer icon on the bottom menu bar, find your printer, then print on your desired paper.

Once the image is printed, laminate the image according to the settings on your laminator (I use this one by Purple Cow) and use the paper trimmer to trim it to size.  Punch holes where needed and insert into your planner!

DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE A5 DASHBOARDS HERE


If you'd like to get the images I made to print for your planner find them at the link above.  Remember, these images are for personal use only.  Do not sell the design or the finished product.  Do not make and disseminate these in mass quantities.  Do not give this file away - please link to this blog post.  Thanks for playing nice!

xoxo, Moe

8.19.2016

Free Sticker Friday // Etsy Shopping Wallet Stickers

I've decided to rename this little series here on the blog where I offer free stickers every Friday to Free Sticker Friday.  This week's stickers are designed to be cut using the Silhouette - either the Portrait or the Cameo.  I switch weeks from Cricut Ready Stickers to Silhouette Ready Stickers and this week happens to be Silhouette time!
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These are great for marking when you've made your recent Etsy purchase but I've also included some plain 'ol wallets to track any spending you might be doing as we come into time for school.  I know there are school supplies to be purchased, clothes, shoes, planners, textbooks.....the list just keeps growing!! I haven't gone back to school in 5 years....and I get a little sad about that each year!

DOWNLOAD ETSY WALLET STICKERS HERE


As always, the stickers on my blog are for personal use only.  Please to do not sell the printed work or the designs, do not offer them for free, or distribute them in mass in any form.  If you would like to share these stickers with a friend, please direct them to this blog post and not the digital file.  Additionally, I'd love for you to pin to this post instead of the digital file on any of your Pinterest boards.  Thank you for playing nice!
If you'd like to purchase sticker paper you can find a lot of choices on Amazon here.  Think you might like to try cutting these by hand?  Check out the Gyro Cut here to help you kiss cut with out a machine.

Enjoy!

xoxo, Moe