My Recencies: August 5-11

My Recencies

Another week, another My Recencies post! Every week, I will handwrite 5 things I did that week that made me happy, take a picture of it, and post it on Instagram. And that is what I (now) call My Recencies! Without any further ado, here is what I did this week!

Here’s a preview of #MyRecencies for this week! • • • • #HappyList #notebooks #notebook #notebookaddict #Clairefontaine #pens #pen #Sakura #SakuraPigmaMicron #Marvy #MarvyLePen #stationery #stationeryaddict

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Here’s #MyRecencies list for this week! It’s been a pretty fun and chill week for me, no complaints from me! 💕 • • • • #HappyList #notebooks #notebook #notebookaddict #Clairefontaine #pens #pen #Sakura #SakuraPigmaMicron #Marvy #MarvyLePen #stationery #stationeryaddict

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Inspiration Thursday: Confidence and DIY

Inspiration Thursday

Whenever I get to Thursday, I just feel like I need some extra inspiration to get me to Friday. This is what is getting me through today!

First thing is from one of my favourite Youtubers, Belinda Seline! She talks about ways you can be happy and confident. She’s amazing!

Next is a video from Philip DeFranco. I’m pretty sure I’ve put one of his videos on my Inspiration Thursday before, but this is different, he also talks about self-confidence in this video!

And lastly, I’ve been watching a lot of DIY and I’ve been particularly obsessed with this Canadian duo! These girls are so cute and their personalities are great! Here’s one DIY that I enjoyed since I’m also redoing my room!

Check Out Episode #81 of the We’re The Worst Podcast!

If you didn’t already know, I started a podcast with my good friend Sowmya, and we’re over at We’re The Worst podcast! We talk about a bunch of things, from food to our aspirations and we even play games! This is what we were up to this week!


This episode was about time travel! I had listened to a Professor Blastoff episode about it and wanted to discuss it on our podcast! I kinda rant about how much I don’t really like seeing it used in media because it doesn’t always work out! We also talk about what movies and TV shows feature this trope. Some BTS info: We actually recorded this before recording any of the 3 previous episodes, including the Weekly Geek Out! So crazy how some things get scheduled sometimes!

You can listen to the episode here and check out the rest of our episodes on our website!

Notebook Obsession: Gifts I’ve Received

Notebook Obsession

I’ve been obsessed with notebooks ever since I can remember! As a result, I have many different notebooks and wanted to share my collection with fellow notebook lovers! Let me know what you think!

Today’s video is about notebook gifts I’ve received! I do a little more this episode, I review the page binding, if it lays flat, the paper quality, and the general cuteness of the notebook! Let me know if you like this better than my other videos during which I just talk about the notebooks.