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May Calendar

May

It’s May!

  1. It’s my birthday! Join our Facebook Group for a day of giveaways.

4-7. Rainbow Bottle Charms will be participating in the Planner Nerds United Sale. Check out their Facebook Group to see a list of the participating shops.

11. Freebie Friday will be posted here on our website and in our Facebook group.

15. $2 Tuesday will be live in our Etsy Shop

23. Our YouTube Channel will officially launch!

25.-27. Rainbow Bottle Charms will be participating in the Planner Boss Collective Sale

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March Calendar/Highlights

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How in the world is it March already!?! Here’s a calendar for the month. I’ll be continuing with “Freebie Friday” downloads on the website and free printables in the VIP Facebook group. I’ll be having new releases and flash sales throughout the month. The 10th will be our 6 month anniversary celebration. Check out the VIP Facebook group for more information.

Mandy

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February Calendar/ Highlights

Hello everybody! How is it already February?! I met some personal and shop goals in January and am looking forward to the continuing growth at Rainbow Bottle Charms. This month is going to be a whirlwind, so I thought I’d get ahead of myself and provide some dates to look forward to in our shop. See full description below.

 

February Calendar

February 2 and 9: Freebie Friday. Check out the “Freebies” section of the website for printable planner stickers/accessories.
*More days may be added

February 5-12: The shop will be closed as I vacation to Los Angeles for the first time with my lady. All open orders will be shipped before I leave.

February 13: The shop will be open with a ton of new releases. Fill up your carts and get ready for the Planner Block Party!

February 16(12PM EST)- 19 (11:59PM EST) Planner Block Party! Follow us on Instagram to see how to get shop exclusive freebies!

February 23 (11AM EST)- 25(11:59PM EST) Just Planners Expo! Follow us on Instagram to see how to get shop exclusive freebies!

**Both group sales will have many groups hosting multiple giveaways. Be sure to follow the event pages and other shops participating so you don’t miss out 🙂

Planner Block Party Facebook Group
Planner Block Party Instagram

Just Planners Facebook Group
Just Planners Instagram

Mandy

 

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2017 – A Year in Review

2017 –  A Year in Review AKA how I began the year as a substance abuse counselor and ended the year as a small business owner.

The year began in a hotel room in Northern Kentucky. Newly engaged, I began the year working as a substance abuse counselor, skating roller derby and frankly running myself into the ground. Between the hour commute to and from work, wedding planning, skating/working out, focusing on recovery and simply being present for family and friends was too much. There simply were not enough hours in the day. Something had to give… and, boy, it did!

Enter: the health crisis of 2017! No need to go into specifics, but, let me say, my world was turned upside-down as my body made it clear that I was doing too much. After a 3 day hospitalization, I found myself unable to work, drive or skate. After 3 months of hospitalizations, 3 broken bones, a handful of new medications and a broken spirit I found a hobby/way to turn my life around.

Enter: bullet journaling. I was introduced to bullet journaling by a friend when she had seen that I had began working on calligraphy and hand lettering as a hobby. (*Thanks Mom for my calligraphy kit for Christmas ’16) I bought a teal Leuchtturm 1917 (the official “bullet journal”) and became completely enamored. I began following blogs, join Facebook groups and found a whole community of people obsessed with planning and life organization. Even though I really didn’t have much of a schedule to keep track of, I logged it all. My bullet journal had it all: year at a glace, birthdays, monthly, weekly and daily pages, gratitude log, fitness changes, water tracker, habit tracker, sleep tracker, master grocery list, movies, books…etcetcetc. After a couple months of my schedule being intertwined with trackers, logs and challenges I couldn’t find anything. I knew there had to be a better way!!

Enter: traveler’s notebooks. OMG so many options. So many different sizes, covers, dashboards, inserts, CHARMS! (We’ll get to all of this later.) I was hooked! (*Thank you for my first TN cover and inserts for my birthday 2017, Mom) I began making charms and decorations for my TN when I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. The rest is history.

Rainbow Bottle Charms opened September 10, 2017. Since then I have shipped charms and planner accessories to 22 states and 4 different countries. I participated in my first group collaboration sale. It was when I hit 100 items sold in less than 2 months I felt for the first time that I wasn’t just “contributing to rent by selling some trinkets,” but I actually owned my own business. My expectations have been met and I have been overwhelmed by the love and support. THANK YOU!!

What I have accomplished through planning and life organization this year:

  • Regulated sleep schedule (through sleep tracking)
  • Cut down fast food and eating out at restaurants (though tracking food habits and budget)
  • Immaculately clean house (through daily tidy-up schedule/habit tracking)
  • Quit smoking (incentive tracker)
  • More positive outlook (tracking gratitude and beginning my day with a set routine)
  • Showering daily (mental health/habit tracker)
  • De-cluttering (using a KonMari method tracker)
  • On track with wedding planning (following my wedding bullet journal planner timeline from The Knot)
  • STARTING MY OWN BUSINESS!!!

The year is wrapping up in a cozy, warm apartment in Northern Kentucky. I am working as a small business owner, making time for friends and family, counting down the day until I say “I do” to the love of my life.

I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings.

Mandy