March & April Favorites

Since I epically failed last month on posting my favorites, I decided to combine my March and April favorites into one post. Without hesitation, here are the things I’ve been loving these last 2 months.

  1. Saucony & Madewell Dxn Trainers Sneakers2015-04-27 05.23.38

If I could wear these every single day, I would. They look great with skinny jeans and dresses, and are actually athletic shoes, so I can go from running errands, to running with my dog (who are we kidding, I don’t run…but I do walk with her). I’m definitely planning on taking these with me on my trip next month while exploring the city.

  1. Elements of Style Designing a Home & a Life Book2015-04-27 05.18.47

This is the perfect coffee table book, and it’s inspiring for decorating my new place as well!

  1. Better Call Saul
Image via Google

Image via Google

If you liked Breaking Bad, you should watch this show too. I’ve gotta say, it’s not as epic as Breaking Bad, but I still think it’s a great show, and I can’t wait for it to return!

  1. Instax Share Printer

2015-04-27 05.23.04I love this little thing! It’s great to quickly print tangible photos from things I capture through my phone. I love storing the little pictures in my planner, as well as giving them away as cute little unexpected gifts.

  1. Sweet Kawaii Design Etsy Shop

2015-04-27 05.33.07If you’ve been following along, you know I’ve been obsessed with my planner lately. Well, I’ve also been obsessed with the stickers from Tesia on her Etsy shop Sweet Kawaii Design. It’s always exciting to see the new stickers she comes out with as well, and she ships so quickly!

  1. Intoxicated- Martin Solveig & GTA

I cannot stop playing this song, so I thought I’d share it with all of you! It’s ok if you hate it. I know I have a different taste in music than most people with similar personalities as me. :p

  1. Kikki K Leather Personal Planner Large in Black Cherry

2015-04-27 05.20.41I have been carrying this planner around since I received it in the mail. I love the quality of the leather and it’s durability, as well as how much it holds. I did replace the inserts with the Erin Condren, but I still love having a ring binder system for my planner, and this one is perfect.

  1. Last Man on Earth

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Image via Google

If you’re looking for another show to watch, watch this one. It’s quirky, the fangirl from Flight of the Conchords (the show) is in it, and it’s really easy to watch while doing other things. And I’ve legitimately laughed out loud a lot while watching this. So you should watch it, because it will make your day better!

  1. Produce Candles Rhubarb Candle

2015-04-27 05.26.19If you recall, I received this candle in my latest Pop Sugar Must Have box, and I love it! I’m burning it as I type this up, and anytime I’m in my living room, this thing is lit on my coffee table. It smells sooooo good, and reminds me so much of spring.

  1. Wow Baking Company Snickerdoodle Cookies

2015-04-27 05.23.56Be careful with these guys. They are addicting. I got them on a whim, and they were so good, I ate the whole bag in two days. I bought them at Target, and the next time I went back to get more, they only had 2 bags left! They are really soft, just like snickerdoodle cookies should be in my opinion, and you’d never know they were wheat and gluten free if you didn’t read the bag.

So there you have it! What were your favorites this month?

Thanks for reading,


Lately with Lynda

What a week!  I’m not sure about you, but my week was filled with work, errands, being tired, and drinking as much coffee as possible!  Hopefully next week will be a lot more relaxed.  I hope everyone has a great weekend…here’s a small peek at my week this week.2015-04-21 13.50.48

Spending my day off at North Hills with my fur baby taking in the sun.2015-04-21 22.38.29

Planning out my week.  I thought a cow sticker was appropriate for my dinner date tonight at a steakhouse.2015-04-22 17.24.52

Celebrating Earth Day making moss terrariums.2015-04-23 08.01.41

Casual outfit for the day + coffee, of course.2015-04-24 10.16.14

More planner decorating.

Thanks for stopping by,


Dear Planner Community (+ a little bit about me)

Dear Planner Community (and anyone that wants to know more about me),

Where have you been all my life? But really though.

While I was scrolling through Instagram one day, I saw someone post the cutest little planner layout (I don’t even remember who it was, or else I would credit them), with the cutest stickers, washi tape, paper clips, and everything, and thankfully, they hash-tagged about 30 different things, so I could pretty much stalk each one of them. Let me just say: instant obsession. 2015-03-21 16.38.04

Now let me trail off for a minute and give you some insight on historical me.

Flashback to 16-year old Lynda when I was first able to drive without a chaperone in the passengers seat (aka mom or dad), I would head to the closest little scrapbooking shop (which was, and still is, located on Emerald Isle), and ogle over all the pretty scrapbooking things. I purchased quite a lot of things from there as well as at Michael’s over the years while I was in high school, and I loved making scrapbooks. So much so, that in my biology class in 11th grade, I went all out for our project on the different trees in North Carolina, and I still have the scrapbook I made for it (with all the dried leaves still in it) because I really did think it was the bee’s knees. I’ve always loved scrapbooking, however, in college, it fell to the wayside for many different reasons. 1. I just didn’t have the time anymore. 2. Everything was much more digitalized and I just started saving my memories on my computer. 3. I was a poor college student and would stress out if I purchased un-necessary crafty things. And 4. One of my degrees was applied arts, so I spent many hours already using my creative outlet on the vast number of projects and assignments I had for school. Not to mention, I was also in a sorority, and spent countless hours decorating things for my 2 littles, etc.

And then I graduated. And all of those projects and assignments didn’t exist anymore, and my forced creative outlet was gone. That’s when I started making stationary, and baking a lot (sometimes just to decorate the cakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc.). I wanted to go back into scrapbooking, but I felt like I didn’t capture enough life moments to do that. Not to mention, I’m almost always the one behind the camera, rather than in the picture, so it isn’t always fun to make a scrapbook about your own life that you aren’t even in!

And then it happened. I found the planner community. I’ve gotta say, I don’t know what was wrong with me in that I didn’t figure out on my own that I could be decorating my planner this entire time and journaling in it in a way that makes it a scrapbook in itself! I mean, I already made myself a customized planner with things I found at The Container Store and Staples that many people that know me were practically drooling over. I was satisfied with it, but still wanted that creative outlet. And that’s where the planner community comes in. It’s showed me that I can keep myself [overly] organized, while also recording things that happen in my everyday life in a fun and creative way.

So thank you planner community. I am now addicted to both Kikki K and Erin Condren and I don’t even have them yet! But stay tuned, because you’ll definitely be seeing more about my organization style now that I’ll have these bad boys girls by the end of the day!

Bows and Arrows,