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Washi Tape Wednesday #1

This post is for Tiffany's blog over at her blog:  Crafting a FairyTale Every Wednesday she is doing a series of blog links which are related to Washi Tape. Find out more about Washi Tape Wednesdays HERE!
Here is my Tutorial for today!

This tutorial is on how to to make washi paper clips which you could use as a fancy bookmark, or in your planner, or with any project you like. 
 Watch my video here:
If you love washi tape and have your own washi tape creations you would like to share on your blog, join us! 



My Filofax Week #25

This weeks theme: Bright Blue, Bright Pink  Can you tell how the scallops in the card matched with the scallops in the washi tape. That was accidental! Not planned! 
Items used: Personal Bright Purple SaffianoWashi Tape - Stencil Washi -Blue, Seawave Washi - Pink, Floral washi from Hobby Lobby,  MT 20 tape pack (Blue)Daiso Transparent StickersMUJI checklist stampMomento Ink Pad - Rose BudPost-it Flags Post -it Flags from a Hello Kitty booklet (purchased from Morning Glory Store)Mrs.Grossman's Stickers - Butterflies, PetiteCooky's Hello Day Diary Stickers Girl 3D stickers from Morning GloryHello Kitty Paper ClipHomemade Washi Paper ClipRecollections Journal Card Pens used: Pilot FriXion 3 Multi-Pen with 0.38mm -Light Blue Ink




























Hope you all had a wonderful week! 
See how I decorated these pages here:

My mini Review: The NutriBullet

As many of you know, I have going on this journey with my health. Last week, my husband and I did a mini detox for four days straight drinking nothing but juice/smoothies. In those four days we both lost five pounds each. 
We used our NutriBullet to extract fruits and vegetables into a liquid form which was better for us to consume rather than eat them. It is made by the same makers of the Magic Bullet. The NutriBullet is bigger than the magic bullet and really pulverizes fruits and veggies into a smooth liquid. No lumps, no chunks!   

I was looking to invest in a juicer, but with a juicer you are stripping the good nutrients, fibers, and minerals. We also wanted to use something that didn't require too many parts or cleaning. This little machine works wonders. If you would also like to add nuts, like almonds, and seeds, like flax and chia to your drinks, no problem! It come with a special blade which turns those nuts and seeds into a powder like form. 
We purchased our machine f…

My Filofax Week #24

This weeks theme: Purple/ Blue/ Grey
Items used: Personal Purple Songbird Filofax OrganiserWashi Tape - Grape Kaleidoscope, Grey Star, MT 20 tape pack (Blue)Girl of All Work Page Dots - CarnivalDaiso Transparent StickersMUJI checklist stampVersaMagic Ink - Purple HydrangeaPost-it Flags Post -it Flags from a bookletAnimal 3D stickers from Morning Glory Honey Bee diary stickersSweet Bonnie Girl diary stickersHomemade washi tapePrima Metal Paper Clip - Lady Bird CollectionRemarks Magnetic Page Clip - Cute OwlsPens used: Pilot FriXion 3 Multi-Pen with 0.38mm -Pink, Light Blue, Black (0.5mm)
This week I started off with my juicing cleanse/ detox which I did for four days.  I have been busy trying to amp up my YouTube channel as well as planning for a Southern California Philofaxy meet up where we get together to share out love for Filofax and other planners! I also held my first ever giveaway on YouTube for reaching over 1,000+ subscribers.  I am still trying to find a job. It has been thre…

Making Small Victories Count

It's easy to obsess over the numbers on the scale when you are losing/gaining weight, but over-fixating on pounds lost/gained can be detrimental to your well-being and happiness.
Don't let the scale be the judge of your success!
As many of you well know, I use a Filofax Personal Organiser to keep track of everything in my life. I would suggest having a section in your planner, Filofax, notebook anything to help you journal and list down some of your personal victories and your goals. 
Putting it all on paper will also help you think more fully about your goals. Refer back to them often to help you stay motivated on your journey! 
Here are some of mine:
Personal Victories:

1.  Dumped out the garbage in my pantry, fridge, & freezer - You can't eat it if it's not there!

2. Heading towards the pantry to grab a snack, had to fight and I turned the other way around.

3. Trying new vegetables by juicing instead of eating them makes it easier to get it into my body. I w…

Trying To Live a Healthier Life

I have been seeing the popularity of juicing/blending rise within the more recent years due to some popular documentaries such as Fat, Sick, & Nearly Dead, Hungry for Change, FoodMatters, and Forks Over Knives. If you have Netflix, I suggest you watch all of them!

Since April of this year, I have been really kicking my butt about losing weight and getting to a healthier me. I now have two children at my age of 28, and I have never felt so unhealthy in my life. 
According to BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight,

My Body Mass Index (BMI) is: 27.3
A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is considered healthy for adults. A BMI of 25 to 29.9 is considered overweight, while a BMI of 30 and above is considered obese. People with BMIs of 18.5 or less are considered underweight.
I started to have more concern for my weight as I kept hearing comments like, "Uh oh, your gaining too much weight!" and "Are you pregnant?" when I am not!  It isn't until I saw myself in pict…

1,000+ YouTube Subscriber Giveaway!!!!

I can't thank you all enough for loving the work I do on my blog and for loving the videos I make!  So, to thank you for all the kindness and support you have shown me I will be giving away 2 prizes! 

 This giveaway is open worldwide! You must be subscribed to my YouTube channel to enter!
****************RULES*************
1) How did you find my YouTube videos?
2) Where are you from?
3) Pink or Blue

Don't forget to subscribe, like,  and
leave your comment on the YouTube video!

**I WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING COMMENTS LFET ON THIS BLOG! **
YOU MUST GO TO THE VIDEO!

You can leave as many comments as you like!!!!! 
This giveaway ends on Saturday, June 15, 2013.  Winners will be announced on Monday, June 17, 2013.
***************GOOD LUCK***************

My Filofax Week #23

This weeks theme: Summer, Teal Blue, Lime Green, Yellow Green Polka Dots, Stripes
Items used:
Personal Purple Songbird Filofax OrganiserWashi Tape  Daiso Transparent StickerMUJI checklist stampVersaMagic Ink - Key LimePost-it Flags Post -it Flags purchased from a Korean StoreMrs. Grossman's Stickers, Flowers & HeartsAnimal 3D stickers from Morning Glory Prima Metal Paper Clip - Lady Bird CollectionRemarks Magnetic Page Clip - FrogMichael's - Recollections Journaling CardsK & Co. Smash Pad - Special OccasionsPens used: Pilot FriXion 3 Multi-Pen with 0.38mm -Pink, Light Blue, Black (0.5mm)



 Here are some pictures before my daughter's ballet recital.

I found this beautiful purple trash bin in the clearance section at TJ Maxx, but look in the very bottom right, there was a huge dent! I didn't bother, but it did look beautiful!
Hope you all had a wonderful week!

Most Frequently Asked Questions

Hi everyone!  I have now added a new tab at the top for FAQ -  My Most Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any questions, please check here: http://www.mypurpleylife.com/p/faq.html
 or feel free to contact me if you have any other questions you would like for me to answer! 
Don't forget you can always email me, message me on my FB page, tweet me, or comment on my Instagram
Thanks!

My Filofax Week #22

Have you noticed the new blog design?!?  I finally launched the re-designed blog last Wednesday.I do want to give credit to Carla from yayforfridays.com for all her help with the blog and for designing the banner.  Thank you, Car!!!!


This weeks theme: Pink, Royal Blue, Floral
(My cousin's favorite colors)

Items used: Washi tape  Daiso Transparent StickerMasking Sticker Set - Solid ColorMUJI checklist stampVersaMagic Ink -Night SkyPost-it Flags Penguin StickersDaiso Diary StickersPens used: Pilot FriXion 3 Multi-Pen with 0.38mm -Pink, Light Blue, Black (0.5mm)
Pilot FriXion Ball 0.5mm - Blue

Another every eventful week has passed. The week was spent preparing for my cousin, Jessica's, birthday party. Here are some pictures from my cousin's 18th debutante ball!


Left: The hubby and I / Right: The birthday girl with my youngest

with my sister and her wacky friend in the back

 With my Uncle (in-law) Rex Smith  best known as a late '70s/early '80 teen idol
Also, noted …