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February 2017 Planner Setup: My first post in a longggg time!

February 2017 Planner Setup. Planner pics, planner inspiration, planning, Kikki K planner. Sugarglow blog -- www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

It has been such a long time since I last posted on this blog and I can’t believe it’s actually been over a year since my last post! I didn’t have a computer for most of the last year, but now that I have a brand-new, beautiful MacBook Pro, I couldn’t wait to start blogging again!

I really wanted to post about my February planner setup a lot sooner — like, actually IN the month of February — but that didn’t exactly go the way I wanted it to, so I’m posting about it now instead … on the very first day of March! I’m going to make a post on my March planner setup in a few days, so I will have back-to-back planner posts. 🙂

I took these photos with my iPhone 6S camera and I think I took them late in the afternoon, almost at nighttime, so the color isn’t really the best. As I get back into blogging and take more photos I will be using my DSLR camera most of the time, but, for now, all I have are these pics. I didn’t want to re-take them because I just wanted to get the blog post up before February was over (and, obviously, that didn’t happen either). But here we go …. !

Kikki K personal planner setup and photos. February 2017 Planner Setup. Planner pics, planner inspiration, planning, Kikki K planner. Sugarglow blog -- www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Since I started my planning obsession and planner decorating a few years ago, I have been getting a brand-new Kikki K planner every December for Christmas. Actually, Kikki K is pretty much the whole reason I happily stumbled upon the world of planning and planner love (addiction).

The planner I got this year was a limited-edition that came in a Christmas gift set. It has beautiful light pink leather with metallic gold polka dots running off the side and down the spine. I love the gold/pink combination so much and as soon as I saw it on Kikki-K.com, I knew this would be my new planner for 2017.

Kikki K personal planner setup and photos. February 2017 Planner Setup. Planner pics, planner inspiration, planning, Kikki K planner. Sugarglow blog -- www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Kikki K personal planner setup and photos. February 2017 Planner Setup. Planner pics, planner inspiration, planning, Kikki K planner. Sugarglow blog -- www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

The planner gift set included two rolls of paper tape, a gold pen and these metallic gold alphabet stickers. The stickers went perfectly with my pink-and-gold theme for February and they’re also the perfect size for these monthly pages.

I used gold-ish heart sticky notes and pink page flags which are also from Kikki K, but they were in a (super cute) set I bought over a year ago. This particular style is no longer available but Kikki K does have a bunch of other awesome sticky notes.

Kikki K personal planner setup and photos. February 2017 Planner Setup. Planner pics, planner inspiration, planning, Kikki K planner. Sugarglow blog -- www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Kikki K personal planner setup and photos. February 2017 Planner Setup. Planner pics, planner inspiration, planning, Kikki K planner. Sugarglow blog -- www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

I also got the heart and “XO” stickers from Kikki K. They are a part of the Thrive DIY Sticker Book, which is also no longer available (this one I only got a few months ago, around Christmastime). However, there is a Thrive Paper Lover’s Book available and it’s 50%-off right now, which brings the price down to $14.98. This book also has a bunch of stickers in it, plus cute DIY paper projects. Kikki K has other DIY Sticker Books available with different themes/designs as well.

The “nails” sticker and the stickers on the bottom of the page (in the second photo) are from the Ban.do Sticker Book Part Two ($12). I got the diamond magnet bookmark at the top of the page in a set from Michael’s, and you can buy it online for $3.99. The rest of the stickers are also from Michael’s, out of various planner sticker sets (the link for similar stickers is below).

 

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PRODUCTS USED FOR MY FEBRUARY CALENDAR PAGES:

  • Kikki K Leather Personal Planner. Similar here (~$80).
  • Spritz (Target) Hearts & arrows washi tape. Similar here ($3).
  • Gold glitter washi tape. Similar here (~$3).
  • Metallic gold foil alphabet stickers. Similar here ($3.50).
  • Sticky notes and page flags. Lots of other cute sets are sold here (~$4-$12).
  • Kikki K DIY Sticker Book. Similar here (~$20).
  • Creative Year Blush Magnetic Bookmarks from Michaels. Found here ($3.99).
  • Random planner stickers from Michaels. Similar here (~$5-$20).
  • Ban.do Sticker Book Part Two. Found here ($12).

Stay tuned for my March calendar pages — the post will be coming up over the next few days!

 

 

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My Latest Target $1 Section Finds – Planner Goodies & More!

My Latest Target $1 Section Finds -- Planner Goodies, Stickies + More! Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Originally I was just going to post a few photos from my latest Target trip to Instagram and be done with it, but I decided at the last minute that my latest Target finds deserved a post of their own. I got so many goodies for so CHEAP — cute stuff for my planner, plus a few random extras.

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Week 46 Weekly Planner View (Nov. 9-15)

 

Week 46 Weekly Planner View (Nov. 9-15) for my Kikki K lilac personal planner. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

I seem to be stuck a week behind with these weekly planner posts, so I wanted to make sure it’s clear that this setup was for last week, Week 46 (November 9-15). I’m going to try really super hard to get the post up for this week’s planner setup sometime over the next couple of days so that I’m back on track and no longer lagging seven days behind!

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November 2015 Monthly Planner Setup

November 2015 Monthly Planner Setup for my Kikki K lilac personal planner. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

I had a few stickers left over from decorating my planner for Halloween last month, so I decided to use whatever I could for my November pages, giving them a bit of a fall-inspired “theme.” I can’t believe we are coming to the end of 2015! I’m not trying to rush it or anything, but I’m super excited to deck out my December pages next month for Christmas.

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Week 45: Weekly Planner View for my Kikki K Planner

Week 45: Weekly Planner View for my Kikki K Planner. Kikki K lilac personal planner. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

I am really, really, really trying to get into the habit of blogging and have a better flow … I really want to try to get at least one post up every day. Or a couple of posts every other day, something like that. It’s not as easy as I first thought! There’s a lot of work that goes into this blogging business, and I have huge respect for all of the dedicated bloggers out there, perhaps even more so now. Either way, I love blogging and I really intend to make this work. 🙂

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Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit Review – Halloween Skeleton !

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit Review and photos - Halloween Skeleton ! Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

I always see the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love light kits every time I go into Michael’s but I never purchased one until a couple weeks ago when I got this skeleton light kit for Halloween. It’s so cool! It was super easy to make and I bought the purple bulb caps and some washi tape to add a little more decoration.

With Halloween just two days away I know it’s a little late to be starting any new Halloween-themed DIY projects, but this light kit was so awesome I just had to share/review it. Also, I’m really hoping that there will be new light kits coming out for Christmas and the upcoming holiday season. This was seriously so easy to make and it makes a super cool-looking DIY decoration. Plus, you can tell people, “I made it myself,” for extra creativity points. 😀

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Washi Tape and purple bulb caps. Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit Review and photos - Halloween Skeleton ! Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love washi tape and purple light bulb caps

In the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love section at Michael’s there were a bunch of tapes, paper, stickers, bulb caps and other embellishments, most of which were also by Heidi Swapp. I decided to get this wide washi tape with a spider web design to add to the sides of my skeleton marquee light. This tape is by Heidi Swapp (~$4-$5) and the width of it fits perfectly against the sides of the marquee. She makes a bunch of different colors (not just for Halloween) so this wide tape is compatible with all of the Marquee Love lights.

The skeleton marquee light kit came with clear bulb caps but I decided to buy the purple bulb caps and use them instead. It added a sweet pop of color and I love the color purple so I didn’t even think twice about buying them.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit Review and photos - Halloween Skeleton ! Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit Review and photos - Halloween Skeleton ! Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

The kit itself cost about $13 but I got it on sale for 40%-off. I think the whole Heidi Swapp line was 40%-off that day, actually. Michael’s always has some kind of sale going on and they always offer pretty good coupons, so I feel like I never actually pay full price for anything when I go in there. But anyway … The skeleton marquee light kit came with:

  • Marquee skeleton shape — Basically the cardboard base of the marquee.
  • Tracing template — A piece of paper in the same shape as the marquee that is used as a tracer, making it easy to cut out the shape on a different piece of paper. I traced the skeleton onto small sheets of glitter paper that I already had at home and placed it on top of the original marquee shape.
  • Ultra-efficient LED light strand — The light strand that you push through the holes in the skeleton head to light up the marquee.
  • Clear bulb caps — The kit came with its own clear bulb caps but, like I said above, I decided to buy the purple ones and use those instead.

All Heidi Swapp Marquee Love kits are basically the same — they all come with the same items inside — it’s just the shape that’s different. The kit requires two AAA batteries, which I had to buy separately.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit Review and photos - Halloween Skeleton ! Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

The glitter squares that I had at home were too small to completely cover the skeleton, so I had to use two different pieces. I decided to switch it up and use two colors — silver and white — instead of just one. I used the tracing template (which is on the left in the above photo) on the glitter paper and then I cut out the new shape. The holes for the lights were kind of a pain to cut out so I used a hole puncher instead and it worked out very well.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit Review and photos - Halloween Skeleton ! Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Next I decorated the sides of the marquee with the wide spider web washi tape. This tape (also by Heidi Swapp) is made to fit the marquee light kits perfectly, and there are a bunch of different patterns and colors to choose from. Instead of using washi tape you can also put glitter or some other kind of embellishment around the perimeter of the marquee. I went with the tape because it was the least messy option of the bunch.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit Review and photos - Halloween Skeleton ! Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

After placing the glitter paper down I added the purple bulb caps to the marquee. I easily pushed the caps through the holes and this also keeps the glitter paper in place without having to use glue or something else (which gets messy — I am a pretty messy DIY-er to begin with).

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit Review and photos - Halloween Skeleton ! Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.After placing the bulb caps I flipped the marquee over and pushed the lights through the back. The string of lights was made specifically for this shape, so you will have just enough lights that fall perfectly along the back of the shape, beginning with the battery pack at the top. The kit also came with a little piece of velcro that you use to hold down the battery pack.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit Review and photos - Halloween Skeleton ! Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

And that’s it! This is the finished product — a super cute and extremely easy DIY Halloween decoration. It was also a lot of fun to make this and you really, really can’t mess it up, so I would say it’s great for beginners and kiddies. I really hope that Heidi Swapp comes out with different marquees for the holidays because I’m planning on making a few to place around the house as decorations.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Light Kit Review and photos - Halloween Skeleton ! Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Here is the finished product all lit up in the dark. Pretty cool looking, right?! I forgot to mention that there were a few different Halloween designs, but I decided to go with the skeleton because I thought it looked the best!

The Heidi Swapp Marquee Love kits cost about $12-$15 and are available at Michael’s and Michaels.com (although not all shapes/designs are available on the website). Happy crafting!! 🙂

 

 

Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

 

Photo copyright 2014: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

 

October 2015 Monthly Planner View + Setup

October 2015 Monthly Planner Setup for my Kikki K lilac personal planner. Planner decorating, planning. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

I am in love with everything fall — from the food to the fashions, the changing of the leaves and, of course, the end of summer humidity in New York (so my hair finally gets a break). My absolute favorite part of the fall, though, is my favorite holiday — HALLOWEEN! — which just happens to be in my favorite month, October 🙂

So I just had to deck out my October planner pages in all of the best Halloween stickers and tape I could find. I have lots of leftover Halloween planner decor, which is great because I can use them to decorate my weekly planner view over the next two weeks in anticipation of the best holiday ever.

October 2015 Monthly Planner Setup for my Kikki K lilac personal planner. Planner decorating, planning. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

Of course I had to buy Hello Kitty Halloween stickers, because my monthly planner pages wouldn’t be complete without them. Target always has different Hello Kitty stickers for most of the holidays, so I knew they would have cute ones for Halloween. I picked these up in the greeting cards section at Target. I’m sure there are a bunch of other versions out there, especially online, but these were the first ones I found and I thought they were pretty adorable.

The sticker with the bats flying over the moon is from the Sticko Vellum Halloween Boo Stickers ($1.49) that I got at Michael’s. These are available in store only, but you can check out what the whole sticker sheet looks like here.

The witch shoes are also from Michael’s, part of the Jolee’s Boutique Witch Stickers set ($1.99). They are out of stock online but are probably still available in stores.

October 2015 Monthly Planner Setup for my Kikki K lilac personal planner. Planner decorating, planning. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

The witch’s hat, broom and the witch flying over an iridescent moon are all from the Jolee’s Boutique witch stickers set. The candy corn is from the Sticko set.

I use the Kikki K Wooden Alphabet Stamp Set ($19.95; kikki-k.com) to write down the month and the year on my monthly planner pages. I like how this looks way better than my own handwriting. I guess stickers could also get the job done (neatly), but these stamps just make everything look slightly more official 🙂

October 2015 Monthly Planner Setup for my Kikki K lilac personal planner. Planner decorating, planning. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

This thick spiderweb tape is part of the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love line — I originally bought it to use with a Halloween marquee DIY project (which I will write up a post about this weekend), but I also thought it would be perfect for the bottom part of my October planner pages. This specific tape isn’t available online, but it should still be in stores. You can check out other Heidi Swapp Marquee Love tapes at the Michael’s website.

The cauldron sticker is part of the same Jolee’s Boutique witch stickers set and the Happy Halloween sign is from the Jolee’s Boutique Vintage Halloween Banner sticker set, which I also got from Michael’s ($1.99; michaels.com).

October 2015 Monthly Planner Setup for my Kikki K lilac personal planner. Planner decorating, planning. Photo copyright 2015: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

 

In this last photo are more stickers from both the Jolee’s witch set and the Sticko Halloween Boo stickers set. The washi tape that I used in the middle of the pages are:

1). Orange half-circle shapes tape from Michael’s (I think it was their Recollections brand) — I found this roll with the Halloween decor.
2). Black glitter tape from Scotch (available at Target, Staples, etc.).

 

Stay tuned for more planner decorating for Halloween over the next two weeks 🙂 Thanks for reading!

 

Photo copyright 2014 Sugarglow Blog: Makeup, skincare, hair products, reviews, subscription boxes, DIY, fashion and more. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.

 

Photo copyright 2014: Sugarglow makeup, beauty, lifestyle, fashion, diy, etc. blog. www.sugarglowbeauty.com.