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March Photo Dump

Inspired by Nancy and entries from my old blog, I decided to revive my old blog series – the monthly photo dump!

Monthly Photo Dumps are basically end-of-the-month entries where I dump photos that never get its own blog post or never make it to the ‘gram. They include little background stories and that’s about it. Years ago, I regularly made these posts to show what I’ve been up to the past month. So, photo dumps are making a comeback!

Squares on squares on squares

Seeing the sunset on my way to work / showing off a huge lemon that my friend, Abby, harvested from her garden / Chris & I made friends with some cute little kitties on our afternoon walk one day!

Stocking up!

Finally got to stock up on my favorite Waikiki Beach Coconut scent (bought 4 bottles!) and decided to try out the Island Sea Salt Mango. I got lucky on these since Bath & Body Works had them on sale for $7 AND had the $10 off $30 coupon – kaching! After shopping, Chris and I had lunch at Red Robin since it was located conveniently right next to the store!

Wedding Planning in a Leuchtturm1917

I’m obsessed with notebooks and writing everything down. After reviving my old bullet journal, I made the decision to purchase a new notebook which I’ll be using for wedding planning (and maybe some doodles and what not… who knows where my mind takes me). I’m so excited to break into my new notebook!

Green Tea errthang

Chris and I stopped by Save Mart after we finished our laundry and decided that it was the perfect night for ice cream. He got his Ben & Jerry’s while I stumbled on the LAST container of green tea ice cream!! This is my absolute favorite ice cream flavor, next to cookie dough and cookies n cream but ahhh. That night, we had some homemade BBQ pulled chicken sandwich (made by yours truly), finished off with some ice cream.

And yes, I have a new favorite hedge that has become so aesthetically pleasing that I’ve used it as a back drop for several photos. How do you like the photo dumps? Yay, nay? Should’ve kept it on the old blog? Let me know! In the meantime, let me know how your month of March went!

71 Comments

  • Emily
    April 3, 2018 at 5:56 PM

    Love love love all your photos! You have really great handwriting too. I always want to bullet journal but then I get lazy. It actually seems like a lot of work! Maybe it’s just me haha.

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

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  • Susie @ Mile High Dreamers
    April 3, 2018 at 5:58 PM

    Love the photos dumps AND your new hedge haha. I’m OBSESSED with everything green tea. I need that flavor in my life! And kitties… I make friends with ALL of the kitties. In Italy, I found one to stalk in every city we visited haha. It’s my calling!
    Can’t wait to hear more details on wedding plans!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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  • Nancy
    April 3, 2018 at 6:06 PM

    I love the post banners you’re making! Yessss! Photo dumps are the best! OMG I remember those cats!!! Y’all are so adorbs taking pictures of them! Oooooh! I haven’t shopped at Bath and Body Works in ages and love how they have the aloha theme going on! Whaaaaat, I need to go back!

    You’re so cool with the bullet journal!!!!! Ok, I actually bought an el cheapo grid one from Muji and I’m 3 pages in lolol. GREEN TEA IS SO GOOD! I love Haagen-Dazs!

    Nothing wrong with photo dumps! I like the consistency you kept with this post!

    exquisitely.me

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  • Sharon
    April 3, 2018 at 6:11 PM

    Oh this is such a nice idea ๐Ÿ™‚ I really like how the cats look so tiger\lion-like with their stares, they look angry haha.
    My March was slow and I had a little withdrawal from social media, which I really like because it always gave me time to truly unwind. Some mornings I woke up not knowing where I left my phone after-work the day before, which is a good thing!

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  • Nicole Gramcko
    April 3, 2018 at 7:17 PM

    Mmm…green tea ice cream sounds so good! I’ll definitely have to try it!

    Nicole / http://www.nicolegramcko.com

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  • mel
    April 3, 2018 at 8:41 PM

    I love the idea of a monthly photo dump! It’s nice to look back at the times and see what you got up to, right?! Definitely inspired to create one of my own ๐Ÿ™‚

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com/3-ways-get-ready-get-inspired-spring/

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  • jane
    April 3, 2018 at 9:26 PM

    The kittens are so cute.
    I love your photos.

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  • Annick
    April 4, 2018 at 12:32 AM

    first of all… omg the size of that lemon ๐Ÿ˜ฑ!!! Also I’d like to say that I love the idea of a monthly photo dump because yes, not every picture makes it way online but every single one of it is so precious in its own way.

    https://annicklau.com/home/2018/3/chatting-with-alejandro-arenas-of-thinking-mu

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  • Simone
    April 4, 2018 at 1:28 AM

    I’m totally loving those shots! Too bad they didn’t make it to IG.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  • Katherine
    April 4, 2018 at 3:09 AM

    This is such a fun little series! We have so many pictures that don’t make it up. Great way to share them here ๐Ÿ™‚

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

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  • Kathrine Eldridge
    April 4, 2018 at 3:16 AM

    Those Bath and Body work scents sound amazing! Love that notebook too. I love this idea for a post!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  • Courtney Hardy
    April 4, 2018 at 6:12 AM

    I love all the photos. The photos of your cats are so cute.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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  • Pauline
    April 4, 2018 at 6:53 AM

    I love this photo dump idea, especially as a monthly thing! I sorta have a mini photo dump section on my round ups for memories, I always struggle with making them though because I always TAKE SO MANY LOL.

    I LOVE the Leuchtturm Notebooks, when I used to bullet journal I had the same one! It was always so satisfying ๐Ÿ‘€

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  • Missy May
    April 4, 2018 at 9:06 AM

    Nice photos here!! Green tea ice cream though? I have to try this!

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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  • lavinya
    April 4, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    What a cool idea! May have to create a photo dump myself! A green tea ice-cream, are you kidding me!!! How am I only finding out about this now!!! – x

    Lavinya Royes – Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  • Andrea
    April 4, 2018 at 2:50 PM

    I love this idea for a blog post! Such a nice way to look back at what you got up to in a month! Xx

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  • Andrea
    April 4, 2018 at 2:53 PM

    Love this post idea!! All the pictures are really cute and I would love to try that green tea ice-cream by the way! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  • Marielle
    April 4, 2018 at 3:58 PM

    Loving these kind of posts and definitely looking forward to your monthly photo dumps ๐Ÿ™‚ I love notebooks too! I always end up buying pretty notebooks but always unsure what I should write or sometimes I’m too afraid to ruin it lol! Good luck and enjoy your wedding preparations! Congratulations in advance as well haha

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  • Brandy
    April 4, 2018 at 8:20 PM

    Oh, I love this idea. i might start doing it myself.

    Love your photos. Seeing as I love cats, those are my favorite ones. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Sheena Sy Gonzales
    April 5, 2018 at 7:00 AM

    Love your random photos! It’s nice to see someone actually using a bullet journal. i always try to start one in the beginning of the year then just completely forget that I have one for the rest of the year. haha!

    Sheena | http://www.sheenalovessunsets.com

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  • Manon
    April 5, 2018 at 8:40 AM

    Great post and lovely pictures! Your Bullet Journal page looks so pretty.

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  • Kanra Khan
    April 5, 2018 at 8:42 AM

    These are beautiful pictures! I really liked looking through them. The cats were adorable (of course!) but the lighting and overall aesthetic of the photograph with the two bottles was really nice! That hedge is a fantastic photo prop!
    Good luck on wedding planning!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Kanra Khan

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  • Bexa
    April 5, 2018 at 9:32 AM

    I love the idea of a photo dump post! Green tea ice cream sounds amazing! Iโ€™ve never seen it before but would definitely give it a try. I love your notebook too. Hope the wedding planning goes well! Great post, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜˜ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  • Ain
    April 5, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    I used to do this on my old blog as well! Ah, you make me want to start the series again, since I take pictures as a hobby.
    But anyway, your pictures are great! I kinda wish I can find that HD green tea ice cream here. Nice post!
    x Ain (www.captaineverland.co.uk)

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  • Whitney Loren
    April 5, 2018 at 11:50 AM

    This is such a good idea! I have so many unused photo’s which are just on my phone for memories sake but never thought about doing anything like this! PS: I need that Ice cream !!! x

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  • Lisa McLachlan
    April 5, 2018 at 11:56 AM

    What a brilliant idea! I haven’t seen a post like this before but it’s fascinating. I always have photos I don’t know what to do with but this is so cool, like a photo diary but one you share with us. Lovely! Xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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  • Beka
    April 5, 2018 at 12:11 PM

    Your pictures are so pretty! I also never knew they did a Green Tea ice cream, and now I’m going to go on a hunt for it haha!

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  • Melanie
    April 5, 2018 at 12:42 PM

    What a great post idea and some beautiful photos! Although Iโ€™m now craving some ice cream ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

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  • jane
    April 5, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    have a great day dear
    love this

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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  • E.
    April 6, 2018 at 1:14 AM

    Even with photo dump, these pictures are awesome! And… now I want an ice-cream hehe

    Kisses,
    E.
    https://www.instagram.com/withcapitale/
    http://www.withcapitale.com

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  • Jenny in Neverland
    April 6, 2018 at 4:22 AM

    Oh these are interesting posts! Great photos ๐Ÿ™‚ Green Tea ice cream sounds interesting! xxx

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  • Bethan shuff
    April 6, 2018 at 12:14 PM

    I love this idea of photo dumps! Iโ€™d like to start doing more photo diary style posts of my weeks/months!

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  • Ellie
    April 6, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    Green tea ice cream sounds so delicious ๐Ÿ˜ I’m not a massive ice cream lover but that would convert me!
    Ellie x

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  • Louise
    April 6, 2018 at 12:18 PM

    Such a cool post idea! Love the photos ๐Ÿ’–

    http://lkrobertson.blogspot.co.uk

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  • Kelsey
    April 6, 2018 at 12:24 PM

    I love this idea, I have loads of photos like this and it seems a shame not to use them!

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  • Bookinggoodread
    April 6, 2018 at 12:26 PM

    Love this post, great to see the ones that got away. Good luck with the wedding planning x

    Emma x http://www.bookinggoodread.com

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  • Zara McIntosh
    April 6, 2018 at 12:28 PM

    I feel like March whizzed by, I can barely remember what I did throughout the month! I love your photo dump concept, Iโ€™ll definitely give it a go so I can look back and remember all the little moments. Your big lemon is amazing, I bet it would make such a yummy lemon drizzle cake!
    Zara xx

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  • Perrine - Ola Banana
    April 6, 2018 at 12:41 PM

    Love the first page of your wedding bullet journal! It’s so perfect ๐Ÿ˜€
    Never heard of green tea ice-cream though, will have to give it a try!

    Perrine
    http://www.ola-banana.com

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  • Leann Kelly
    April 6, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    I love these photos, it must be difficult to go through them all & pick ones to use for the blog or Instagram because they are all so good.
    Loved having a journal to write down our wedding plans, it helps bring all your ideas together & ive started a new one for the baby on the way. Good luck with the wedding planning x

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  • Atsuna Matsui
    April 6, 2018 at 6:49 PM

    I can never get tired of green tea ice cream hehe. I love the minimal journal design you got as well. I heard about bullet journaling probably last year and definitely would like to try it as well.

    BLOG | YOUTUBE | INSTAGRAM

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  • the adventurer
    April 6, 2018 at 8:33 PM

    currently planning a wedding too so I love this! I have a wedding planner book that has been helping me through the process!

    https://dreamofadventures.com/

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  • Joy
    April 7, 2018 at 2:55 AM

    I love the idea of photo dump, so cute, love your blog

    http://myeternalsymphony.com

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  • Jessica
    April 7, 2018 at 6:11 AM

    Love the photo dump! How random And fun!!! I think Inam going to give bullet journaling a try, or at least my version. I keep lists after list anyway, now to make them pretty!

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  • Emily
    April 8, 2018 at 11:51 AM

    A photo dump is such a brilliant idea! I often have random photos at the end of the day that I’d love to share but am not really sure how! And how exciting to have created your wedding planning notebook – you’ll be able to make it so personal too!

    Musings & More

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  • Annie
    April 8, 2018 at 12:08 PM

    Loved this post! I bought a Leuchtturm1917 at the start of this year. It’s such a great journal to use! I love the concept behind monthly photo dumps! Such a fun way to incorporate some of your more personal photos into your blog!

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  • Charlotte
    April 8, 2018 at 12:09 PM

    I absolutely love this idea! I have so many photos that just sit on my phone and never make it to insta or a blog post!

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  • Megan
    April 8, 2018 at 12:15 PM

    This is such a good idea! There are always those photos that never make it into blog posts or on instagram and you’ve got to put them somewhere. Those cats in those two pictures are so cute!!

    Megan xx insidemegansmind.com

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  • Aaliyah
    April 8, 2018 at 12:24 PM

    Live this idea for a blog post! I think all your photos are great!
    Lovely post! X

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  • Rosie
    April 8, 2018 at 12:29 PM

    Yes this is such a brilliant idea for a monthly roundup post!! Canโ€™t beat a bit of ice cream can ya?!

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  • Zoรซ
    April 8, 2018 at 12:43 PM

    OMG I ACTUALLY LOVE THIS IDEA!! The kitties!!! LOVE! I am obsessed with Photography, so you may have inspired me to do something similar… absolutely love this idea! I have the Waikiki Beach Coconut in a body spritz for when I actually travelled to Waikiki beach Oahu Hawaii! It was so pretty, and that scent always brings back such amazing memories!! xx

    https://zoe-ware.blogspot.ca

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  • Kylie Horrocks
    April 8, 2018 at 1:20 PM

    I really really love this idea! I might have to steal it ๐Ÿ˜‰ love the chance to get to know you better through the unpublished photos.

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  • Gabeal Davis
    April 8, 2018 at 1:29 PM

    I like journaling. I am not consistent like I should be but I am working on it!!!!

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  • Rachel
    April 8, 2018 at 1:36 PM

    Loved this post! What a great idea for a post! All those โ€œextraโ€ photos from during the month… great idea!
    Keep up the awesome work!
    ~ Ray ๐Ÿ’–

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  • Alice
    April 8, 2018 at 2:05 PM

    Loving the idea of this post! Green tea ice cream?! I’ve never heard of that in my life but I love the scent of green tea. Those kitties are super cute and I’d love to indulge myself in some Bath and Body Works products when I eventually make it to the US!
    Alice Xx

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  • Sophie Wentworth
    April 8, 2018 at 2:27 PM

    Lovely photos! And I love the sound of matcha ice cream! I need to hunt down a dairy free version of that, I need to try it x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  • Mija
    April 8, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    I hope you show off some of your bullet journal/wedding planning!!! How exciting!!! I recently fell in love with Bath and Body work candles!! They have so many lovely scents!!

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  • Cindy Kolbe
    April 8, 2018 at 6:14 PM

    I love new notebooks, too! And wedding planning is exciting, congratulations! I also wanted to share that I love the photo dump idea and your photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  • andthenzen โœจ
    April 9, 2018 at 8:50 AM

    This is a really lovely idea! Wedding planning is super exciting, almost as exciting as breaking into a new notepad (Iโ€™m kidding, donโ€™t worry).. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™Š

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  • Reine
    April 9, 2018 at 11:01 AM

    The kittens are adorable! Are the bath and body works products lotions? or perfumes? They sound like they smell amazing, and I really want to get my hands on them now lol!

    Reine | The Blush Luxe

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  • Mercy
    April 9, 2018 at 6:42 PM

    I’m a sucker for anything matcha, unfortunately I haven’t seen a matcha ice cream in a tub like this one from Haagen- Dazs. This is a nice way to compile and post your unpublished random snaps.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

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  • Ankita Bardhan
    April 10, 2018 at 4:32 AM

    Wait… that’s a lemon!! Whoa, wouldn’t have guessed it if you had not mentioned it here! Btw the photo dump idea is just simply amazing, helps with saving space for someone who takes a lot of pictures! That sunset picture was so beautiful!
    Wishing you an amazing week ahead!
    xx
    Ankita | Real Girl Talks
    http://realgirltalks.com/

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  • Elizabeth Seal
    April 11, 2018 at 2:56 AM

    Ahhh love your photos, photo dumps are my favourite posts! I really want to try that Waikiki Beach Coconut scent, I am so sad that we don’t have Bath and Body works here! Mmm green tea ice cream sounds amazing *drools* ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

    elizabeth โ™ก โ€Ice Creamโ€ whispers Clara

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  • Richel V.
    April 11, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Love the idea of a photo dump! Might just do something like this as I have so many photos just rotting in my gallery haha. I love stocking up on my things too especially if it’s on sale! I usually (ask my aunt to) hoard Bath and Body items from america too from their sales! Hehe.

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  • Valerie
    April 11, 2018 at 5:46 PM

    I love this photo dump idea, and these photos are amazing! I seriously want to try that green tea ice cream!

    http://roadesque.com

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    • Eena
      April 17, 2018 at 5:31 PM

      You can find the green tea ice cream at Save Mart or a similar grocery ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Morgan ๐ŸŒต (@JustMorgsx)
    April 14, 2018 at 11:39 AM

    Love this post idea! I’m super into bullet journalling myself too x
    Morgan // http://www.justmorgs.com

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  • Tara
    April 15, 2018 at 8:37 PM

    Yes for photo dump posts :3 That’s what I do with my Recent Realities posts (which I’ve not done in a while . . . )

    THOSE KITTIES. HOMG. If I were not allergic cats, I’d so own one. But darn my allergies! I love the last photo of the grumpy cat ๐Ÿ˜€

    It’s good to stock up on products you like! Even better when you were able to get them on sale! It’s a good idea you are using a notebook to do your wedding planning ^^ And green tea ice cream is always good! I myself am a fan of Ben and Jerry’s chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream :3

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  • Katie
    April 21, 2018 at 12:43 PM

    Your handwriting is so neat! And this is such a cute idea!

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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  • Heather Rowland
    April 25, 2018 at 10:56 AM

    This is such a cute idea for a post – it’s so great to have a little insight into the highlights of your month through photos!! Enjoy the journalling – I’m so similar and love it whenever I get a new notebook!!

    Heather xoxo
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

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  • Kasie
    April 28, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    I love photo dumps, I think they’re such a fun way to get a behind the scenes look at how people spend their time. Those two kitties are so cute!

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  • Kim
    May 3, 2018 at 11:43 AM

    Ooh I love the idea of a photo dump! Those cats were cute! And I started a bullet journal then gave up very very quickly haha.

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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