Announcing my Etsy shop: The Waltzing Wildflower!

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Yay! I’ve been looking forward to announcing this for a long time:

 

I have an Etsy shop! 

I’m super excited to start my new shop, The Waltzing Wildflower!

Currently I have six different cute scrunched options, so head on over and take a peek!

I am planning new things other than scrunchies coming soon (Very soon), so go give it a follow so you can get alerts when I post something new. Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! XD

New in the shop: (there are more there! This is just a few)

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Go give it a visit! I hope you see something you like(:

Have a wonderful day!

 

~Audrey Kate

 

Making Your Letters More Autumnal // + A Mini Photoshoot

HI THERE! 

I was starting to write a letter today after I bought a few things at Hobby Lobby (“the Hob Lob” as we call it) and I wanted to make it very fallish. It seems like Christmas is just around the corner, a few people I know have decorated! So I definitely want to squeeze as much fall in as I can.

Letter writing is a great way to do that!

I though I would share with y’all some of the small things that make your letters pop with the seasons in simple ways.

NO. 1 Toned card + envelopes

Hobby Lobby, one of my favorite places, has a nice selection of packeted cards and envelopes. They have these nice rectangular brown ones there now (50%, too!) that I got earlier. They’re a nice difference from the regular white, and when you do reds and oranges on them, the brown looks so nice and fallish!

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NO. 2 Colored pens

these are a great way to make your cards and envelopes pop and immediately remind you of fall. I always go for reds, oranges, browns and greens.

Below: Tombow Dual Brush Pens

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I made a quick, simple card using the bullet end of a dual brush pen for the words and the brush end for the leaves.

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Sorry this is blurry! My back screen wouldn’t show that well before I put it in the envelope!

I got those two front plaid wash tapes at Hobby Lobby earlier. I thought the would be fun to use through the fall and winter months in my bullet journal and on letters.

NO. 3 Tapes or stickers

These are affordable, long-lasting touches for your letters. The fun patterns and widths are just so fun to see on envelopes in the mailbox, and they’re fun to put on everything.

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NO. 4 Tiny tidbits and fun things

Fall themed stickers, papers, poems, Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s), paintings, cutouts, etc. are fun touches to put inside a letter when it doesn’t seem like enough. There is usually always some fun little thing to add a little more joy to the letter when it is opened.

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NO. 5 Colorful envelopes

I kept the envelope pretty simple, but the reds and the plaid make it stand out. You can draw a box around the address in bright colors, paint, sketch, anything. It’s so fun to personalize the mail!

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The last thing I got from the good ‘ole Hob Lob was a new wax seal stamp. The whole stamp pin came off of my old one, so I figured I should upgrade(: I got the heart stamp, and I really like it!

NO. 6 Wax seals

These are my favorite part. I don’t do it every time, but I really enjoy choosing the colors. (I bought this from Amazon. Great buy!)

I used a gold over the wide plaid washout tape I got. It turned out pretty! A very simple and easy way to make your envelope fancy and pretty.

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I hope y’all enjoyed that! It was something I had on my mind to share, it was fun!

Now, I attempted to take some portrait photography for my blog for a new Gravatar image and such, but I ended up having to recruit my brother. It’s really hard to get it to be focused perfectly on a tripod and ten-second timer!

This was one I took by myself. It turned out good, but I kept getting the washed-out background (upper left), so I called good ‘ole Evan.

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I think he did pretty good! It was a frigid windy day, so camera shake and all was hard to avoid, BUT THE LIGHT! ♥

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This one probably turnout the best out of all of them. My hair was being wiped all ’round!

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These leaves were so pretty!

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He attempted to catch me mid-hairflip, but alas, no good….

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…AH! There we go. XD *applauds brother generously*

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Oh, you know, just your every-day stride in the midst a field. (;

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Is it a bird? no, a plane! It’s AUDREY KATE! The severely ungraceful land-skater! 😂

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Maisy trudged through the woods to join us when we were walking back. She didn’t know she would be in a picture, though! Hehe. (She wasn’t that grateful…)

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I hope you all are having a DEEElightful evening!

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What was your favorite part about the letter? Do you use wax? What photo was your favorite? Di Evan do a good job?

How is it NOVEMBER? // BUJO Setup

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HAPPY NOVEM…

Wait, no no, I mean August, or is it October?

How has this year gone so fast?!

It’s officially the first day of the eleventh month in 2019, and my Bullet Journal is chomping at the bit to be used for it!

This month’s design was TOTALLY not my style of doodling and art, but I enjoyed the challenge. I chose only blue (mainly) and a tile-like pattern. (What is that called? Henna? Tile? XD)

So, one thing I wish I’d changed in this first page is the layout of the pattern. The top half right before the ‘November’ got cut off so that I could make it even, but it doesn’t look great, my eye goes right to it.

But overall I enjoyed doing this, it was a fun style.

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On the left I merged goals, hopes, and reminders in one page. I used the bullet end on my Tombow dual brush pens for most of this, colors 555 and 526.I love using these pens because one end you can do calligraphy, block in large areas and blend, and the other end you can write, draw, sketch, everything! (HIGHLY RECOMMEND)

On the right I have “November Tasks” (AKA To-do’s). I kept the theme up near the top, and overall its’ pretty simple.

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The next pages here are my favorites in any month. I love filling things in and at the end of the month seeing what you’ve accomplished. So fun!

To the left is my habit tracker. In the beginning of the year when I started bullet journaling I used these huge grids that were merged all together, but the past few months I’ve broken each “habit” into one grid each (see here). I definitely like the one grid each plan best, but I thought it’d be fun to change it up.

To the right I have my letter tracker. Now, October was overflowing because I didn’t make enough boxes for the letters I received…….

and I did the same thing here. Really, you don’t need boxes as big as I made them.

AHHHHH November, the month of experiments. 😆

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My habits this chilly month (It’s 42º right now. It was 92º three weeks ago!) are:

5+ cups water, Read my bible, Floss teeth, Skin routine, Math, Piano, Violin, Ukulele, Guitar. (Those last four are meaning PRACTICE!(: )

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To the left of these two pages I have my “November Ideas” page. I’m pretty sure I started that in September, and I like having  place where I can write out any ideas I might have. I felt weak without color other than blue (hehe) so I put this blue and pink wash tape that says “go where you feel most alive”. Not loving that page. XD

To the right I have my piano student page. I like to keep track of what they’re learning and doing well and not so well at so I can prepare myself for what we need to work on. If you’re a teacher, this is very helpful! Also, leave yourself mucho room! XD I ran out of room for my other students. Heh.

When your out of room in your bullet journal,                                                                        make, make another page! 

Like what I did there? ((:

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This page is my blog ideas for the month.

Not much else to say there, but it’s filling up! I have a lot of fun ideas for this month, I hope y’all will enjoy them!

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A little quote to brake up all the lists! “Stand by those who stand by you”

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The last page! This is my money tracker. I decided this will be helpful because I have a little income coming in and I thought it’d be good to track what I buy and save for.

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I hope you all enjoyed this month’s setup! I’m learning that even though something isn’t your favorite, it’s good to broaden your art and design styles to see what you like and don’t like.

I hope you’re having wonderful day! Farewell!

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Do you BUJO? What was your theme like this month? Do you like listening to audio dramas? What’s your opinion on crunchy peanut butter?