Make it Monday // DIY School Schedule using PicMonkey

I can't believe it is nearly time for back to school - and if you're already back, I can't believe you're already back to school.  Every year I get excited even though I haven't been back to school in 4 years.  I think I do a back to school DIY every year too.  There is just something about the school supplies that really gets me.  I love the winding down of summer and that you can find the crispness of fall at the end of each day.  September and October are my favorite months and I can't wait for the chill in the air and all the leaves to change beautiful colors.  Man, fall is the new black guys.  Additionally, if you're looking for a way to procrastinate for any classes you may have tomorrow...I've got the DIY for you!
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Anyway, today I wanted to do a little PicMonkey DIY - a class schedule you can design and print and put in your planner.  When I was going back to school I would have stress dreams about missing classes or suddenly having a class I didn't know about.  I wrote down my schedule like 1000 times to make sure I had it correct.  We'll be using the style of this previous note pages DIY to make a weekly insert.

Supplies :: PicMonkey.com, word processor, printer, paper trimmer or craft knife, & this previous DIY
First, create a canvas like the one created in the previous notes pages DIY.  Choose a canvas under the design tab then crop it to the iPhone5 size, uncheck scale photo.  Make the background transparent.
This part will take some fooling around - you want to use boxes to divide the canvas into 7 spaces.  One at the top for the dates/week number and then 6 other boxes for the days (Saturday and Sunday will be split over the bottom box.)  It will take some fiddling around and if you get frustrated don't worry, I've got some you can use here, here, & here.  Simply save these to your desktop and open the images in PicMonkey.  Now you can overlay your class schedule following the rest of the directions:
Once you have all your boxes aligned correctly, flatten your image using the icon at the top that looks like a few pages under an arrow pointing down.  This will ensure that when you add the text for the days or the schedule, you won't move around the boxes you've created.  Add in your Monday - Sunday headers any way you'd like.
After this step, you can flatten the image and then use it as a weekly insert (like those fun target ones!)  But use the text option to add in your weekly shedule.  I love the PicMonkey lets you use your own fonts with in the website.  If you're designing your schedule in the library (lol) and don't have access to the awesome fonts you've downloaded, PicMonkey has some amazing ones for free.  But you can log into your account (sign up here) an access the Royale fonts ($4.99/month or $33/year) and use those bad boys.
Once you have your schedule down, save your image as a jpg.  To print the schedule use the second half of the notes paged DIY to put your jpg into a word processor and send to your printer.

This schedule would be great laminated, punched, or slipped in a page protector.  Now you can move your schedule around with you during the first few weeks of classes and avoid those stress dreams!

Hope you are having fun in this back to school time!  I would love to be moving into the dorms right now and having to only worry about my 8am class rather than the real world right now!

How do you keep your schedule straight?  Do you worry that you'll miss a class?

xoxo, Moe


Sum Up Sunday #79

It is pretty late on a Sunday afternoon to be posting but one needs to go up soooo......here it is.  I'm back from Korea!  If you follow me on Instagram you may have only seen food pictures.  Seriously, thats all I really took pictures of.  I wish I'd gotten a zillion photos but the truth is I was just having fun seeing the city with Zach.  I do have some video that I will try to upload but I'm not so great at the vlog thing it seems.....I do want to try to get better, so there might be some weekly vlogs added to the YouTube channel.  maybe
When Zach is home, I become the second best person in the house.  She just loves him so much.  Also, how sweet is this picture?? The light is amazing!

We left Korea at 10:30 am on Friday, local Korean time. We flew 12 ish hours to arrive in Detroit at 10:20 am, eastern time.  Guys, my Friday was a whole 12 hours longer than your Friday....and I feel very special about it.  I have to say that was the best decision Zach made for the trip.  That meant we had a lot of time to catch back up to the local time here.  I do have to say I am not looking forward to going to work tomorrow.  I kinda just want to stay home and make stickers, blog, and do YouTube!
Speaking of stickers - I had a bit of time in Korea to work on the shop.  When we weren't exhausted from walking all around the city in the heat, I found a bit of time to bop around.  I also woke up extremely early every day because of the time change.  I have put quite a few new releases in the shop if you're interested (click here).  I've got a few seasonal kits - a fall Pumpkin Spice inspired kit, a Halloween inspired kit, and gearing up for Christmas (because why not?) I've got a Christmas inspired kit.

I've also listed some other themed decorating kits with a bit of functionality.  Annnnddd there is more to come, in fact after this little post I have a few more I want to get ready to print and cut.  Oh, I also ordered a Fluoro A5 and I can not wait for it to get here.  Like I need another planner!  Seriously.

On the blogging front you may have noticed that I'm just not really here.  I think around this time every year I take a little break.  In fact there are many breaks I take in the year and I don't really thing that's bad.  I do plan on having some crazy posts for you in the future.....so I do hope you'll stick around.

As for other life things I've been looking back through my memories on Facebook and I do think that is a clever feature.  I think it was 8 years ago this passed week that I'd moved into my dorm for the first time.  So crazy.  Honestly, it is so weird to think that time passes us like that.  With this feature on Facebook I can see every post that I made or others made on my wall or tagged me with on that day.  It's pretty cool to look back and see how the day has changed over the years and see if I've done the same thing all over again.

Pretty much I'm just busy living life...so you might want to follow me on Instagram because I post all the time there (sorta)

Happy Sunday! Hope you're week stars out wonderful!


Sum Up Sunday #78

Pretty late in the day for a Sum Up Sunday post isn't it????  Well I'm still throwing it up here!

This past week, three years ago, I moved up to Michigan.  I can not believe it's been three years already...it totally seems longer but also seems like it hasn't been that long at all.  It's crazy the all the things we've been through in 3 years.  I would find posts to link but I don't even know where to start!  But seriously time flies or really doesn't...its all perspective!
This week's mail also contained the Maybeline Super Stay Better Skin Foundation for me to try out for three weeks.  I wore it all last week...and have to say I don't really want to continue wearing it.  The only way I've gotten it to look halfway decent on my skin is to mix it with other foundations and in like a 60% the other foundation kind of ratio.  It goes on too patchy for me, wears off patchy, and has like ify coverage.  I can't even apply it on my cheeks...it doesn't show up.  It wears away in no time in my Tzone and it accentuates my oil.  I'm pretty sad about that.  For my August makeup basket though I have like 97349871834 foundations to try it with.  
My Etsy shop has been getting a fair amount of views and sales...I am so happy.  I am going to Korea near the middle of the month so if you'd like to save 20% use the code HEYKOREA20 for 20% off  a $3+ order.  Click here to shop!  Also two orders are going out on Monday, hooray!
I've been watching Netflix all freaking week - I finished Ghost Adventures and started in on R L Stine's The Haunting Hour.  Ghost Adventures made me look behind me every two seconds and The Haunting Hour is getting me all nostalgic for Are You Afraid of the Dark.  It's no Midnight Society but it's giving me the preteen-summer-camp-heeby-jeebies and I love it - but some episodes are super creepy and i don't really think that children should watch it!  I'm getting creeped out!!  I used to get so excited over watching Are You Afraid of the Dark during the summer.  I even remember when the movie came out. Pretty sure my giga pet died once while I was watching AYAOTD.
All day Saturday I spent making myself a day on one page style planner.  I've planned in it for the first time this week and I think I should have at least put in a weekly spread too.  It's making me rethink my Flouro set up (video here) because I don't use part of it really any more.  I'm loving the day on one page because I don't get overwhelmed.  I think I'm just going to re-set up my filofax...because she really is my baby.  I don't need my blog/etsy/youtube section any more, I really need to get a grip on my finances section, and I guess I just need to rethink the whole thing!  I've got a blog post coming up this month on my planner journey and the like so keep an eye out for that.  Oh, and my sister got a planner.  I made here some custom stickers this weekend and they will be mailed off tomorrow.  She doesn't want wait to star setting it up.  I hope she comes over to the dark side.  I'll be adding some that I made for her to the shop soon too.

Currently (as in right now Sunday night) I'm about waist deep in the laundry I've been putting off, I have a sleeping puppy with a full belly on one of those piles, and the only part of my house that is super tidy right now is my vanity....so there's that.  But I mean really, Sweetie has gained so much weight (in a good way) and it makes me so happy.  Hopefully she's happy too!

Happy Sunday!