August Bullet Journal

August Bullet Journal

Welcome to my August bullet journal spread! We’re back again with another monthly bullet journal post, and this time it’s very simple as I know I’m going to be very busy. I’m going to be working a lot during August as it is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month, and I work in a cocktail bar in the Old Town. We’re also a Fringe venue so it’ll be very busy, long hours and lots of work!

This month I took a little bit of inspiration from Pinterest, but mostly came up with my main calendar spread myself. I’m quite proud of that, so let me show you what I’ve done!

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How to Beat the Follow/Unfollow Game | Guest Post

How to Beat the Follow/Unfollow Game | Guest Post

Hi everybody! My name is Cailin and I’m so excited to guest post on Beka’s blog! Beka and I switched for a post, so if you’re curious to read some awesome tips on how to increase traffic to your blog, head on over to my blog here. And you can find my links at the bottom of this page. Now to the good stuff!

It’s a tale as old as social media itself. You’re sitting and looking at your phone, thrilled to see your follower count on Insta just topped 500. Alright! But then, just seconds later, you see that you’ve suddenly dropped to 499. And you’re left thinking, who the heck followed me, just to unfollow me? What is the point here?

Well, there is, in typical human fashion, a point sometimes, but not all the time. Here, I’m going to cover exactly what the follow/unfollow game is and why people do it, why it creates a toxic social environment, and lastly, what you can do to beat it. (Which is obviously the part you came for so no worries, I won’t be bummed if you skip to that part. But if you like analysing why people do dumb things, please continue.)

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Arm-Knitting A Chunky Blanket

Arm-Knitting A Chunky Blanket

Hi lovelies; if you’re looking for a blog about experience with arm-knitting a chunky blanket, you’re in the right place!

A while ago I bought a huge 4kg ball of wool with the aim to arm-knit myself one of those chunky blankets I’ve seen all over the internet for a few years now, and because of exams it sat in the corner for weeks. But now that Uni is over for the semester, I finally got around to knitting it the other night!

The wool was a bit pricey at £60 for 4kg, but still one of the cheaper, good quality options I could find in the UK. Plus, it was an amount I was willing to spend to have the experience of making my own blanket. I bought mine from Woolly Mahoosive and opted for their acrylic “Mammoth” yarn in Amber, as the acrylic yarn was the cheaper option – however, it still feels lovely and soft. The company also included recommended instructions for making a blanket out of the wool, which was very helpful as I wasn’t quite sure where to start.

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Looking After Yourself During Exams

Looking After Yourself During Exams

If you’re anything like me, exam season is a massive puddle of tears, stress, and leaving everything to the last minute. It also contributes to a huge downwards spiral in my mental health, which I always neglect because studying for and passing my exams are “more important” … which is a bunch of bullshit, but every semester, this is the stance I take and end up having a bit of a breakdown as a result. This is why I want to talk to you about looking after yourself during exams.

This semester, I’m trying to look after myself more while I study, instead of leaving it until after my exams are over. This post is more of a reflection on what I do wrong, and what I can do better to look after my physical and mental health, but I also hope that it may help some of you guys, too.

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My Polaroid Printer

My Polaroid Printer

Last Christmas, I received a Polaroid printer as a gift from my parents. I’ve wanted a Polaroid camera for years, but my parents thought that a the printer was a bit more up-to-date and a cool gadget to get me, and I totally agree! (Although, I’m sure at some point in the future I will buy a camera as well.)

It works via bluetooth – there is NO ink involved! You download an app on your phone and through that you can print off any photo on your camera roll! This is great as you can pick a good photo and know that it’s going to print out nice, rather than take a picture on a Polaroid camera and only realise once it was printed out, that the lighting is wrong or you look a bit crazy.

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