Sunday, 3 April 2016

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Scrapbooking

I’ve really felt inspired to scrapbook lately, and it’s a good feeling! I always do my monthly Project Life spread (a pocket page system that uses photos and journaling cards to document events), but I’ve been more inspired to create 12 x 12 layouts, too. I’m subscribed to a lot of scrapbookers on YouTube and I love watching process videos – especially if they’re UK based. Here are a few of my favourites: Hey Elsie, ChloeMurray, SuseFish and KittyScrapper




Gardening

This might jump me up into the prematurely-aged category, but I’ve recently started my patio garden with grand plans for home-grown veg. I’ve been doing my research properly this year to give me a head start – last year I had a grow bag with a tomato plant and a cucumber plant already started from Graham’s mum, but this time I’m trying to grow everything myself from seeds.
Wish me luck!




Instagram

Ironically, with Instagram being all over the internet last week for a bad decision, and users sharpening their pitchforks with intent, I’ve actually started to love it more recently. Though the algorithm and Instagram’s decision to apparently ignore the large campaign against the change is disappointing, it has resulted in me using the app differently.

I won’t be turning notifications on for any posts, instead, I’m being a lot more active rather than a silent user. I’m posting the same, but in terms of other people’s content, I’m interacting a whole lot more by ‘liking’ all the photos I love, and commenting every now and again, too. The algorithm, as I understand it, will mean the feed won’t be shown chronologically, and instead will show your favourites at the top of your feed, along with the content it thinks you will prefer. In preparation, I’m just being a whole lot more obvious about which content I’d rather see, and which users I love. I’ll still be stalking browsing specific users in the search function, but it will be interesting to see how and if the change will roll out, and how much it will affect certain users. I finally changed my username to something more legible, and you can find me here.




And some others...

Other minimal favourites of mine this month include: My new washi tape and wooden dispenser (found in Homesense), a big haul of new makeup (because everything seems to run out at the same time) and – another potentially ridiculous favourite for a 23 year old – my new hoover. After months of indecision, I finally invested in a Dyson and it’s made my life (and carpets) a whole lot nicer. Adulthood, huh? *groan*


springtime

10 comments

  1. That washitape dispenser is cute as a buttom. May I ask where did you get it?
    You are lucky you like gardening, I have a huge garden that needs to be done and I can't be bother xD
    And... Las November I got a mieler Hoover and it is the most silent and amazing thing ever, I get excited every time I use it lol.. You are not alone here xD

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    1. Thanks Paula! It's from Homesense! Luckily I have a small garden so it feels manageable, I think I'd be overwhelmed with anything bigger! Very glad I am not alone on the hoover front ;) x

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  2. I love Homesense for quirky finds like your washi-tape dispenser! I think I'd have to decorate it a little with said washi tape if I had one. I've been more inspired to scrapbook lately too, I think it's this time of year! I just like Spring in general haha. Also, I'm with you on the Instagram changes - I'm thinking that maybe this is what Instagram as a company are hoping for - if you have to indicate which images you'd prefer to see, in order to see them, then engagement will be higher. Either way, I'm giving out more likes haha.
    Rebecca | Notes From September
    Xx

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    1. It must be! Especially now my photos are a lot brighter and more colourful, I think it's natural to want to scrapbook those photos a little more! Oh thats a really good point r.e. instagram - I hadn't thought of that! It makes a lot of sense. I'll be like you and giving out all the likes anyway :p x

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  3. Love your photos! I've been hooked on scrap booking and I need to resist buying lots of washi tape!!!

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    1. Thank you Mandy! My washi tape collection is getting a bit out of hand now, I must admit! x

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  4. I wish I were a little more green fingered, unfortunately it's not a talent of mine. Thankfully our garden is only teeny tiny so I don't feel too inadequate haha xx

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    1. It's not a talent of mine either Jennie - the verdict's still out on whether the seedlings survive! :D xxx

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  5. I LOVE the tape dispenser! I really need to get back into scrapbooking, I love the idea of Project Life :)

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

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  6. So jealous that you've started gardening - I would love to grow my own veggies (honestly, there's nothing better than eating a freshly picked vegetable) but my green thumb is surely lacking. I can't even keep flowers alive - I buy them then forget you need to water them!

    xx, Caitlin
    www.wandererandwolf.com

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