Carpe Diem Planner | Summer Setup

Hello! Today I wanted to share how I set up my Coral A5 Carpe Diem Planner for summer. This coral planner matched way more than you think it would! I love how the colors of my accessories pop against it. I mostly used the DCWV Bahama Mama paper pad from Michael’s to set this planner up. I made a few dividers and cut up some of the quote cards that were included in the paper pad. I also used a couple pieces from my May Planner Society kit. I used a green rosette fabric trim from my stash to pull it all together. The pineapple charm at the bottom of the planner on the rings is by Vera Bradley. Enjoy this peek inside!Summer Carpe Diem Planner Setup | Jen Manis Creates

I hope you enjoyed seeing my setup! Do you change up your planners according to the season?

Thanks for stopping by, as always!heart_jen

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New Books :)

One of my goals for 2017 is to read more. I’m in luck, because it seems like so many creative, interesting books are hitting the shelves right now!

Winter always seems to zap my creativity. So, I decided to invest in a couple of floral photography books.

IMG_7853First up is Paris in Bloom, by Georgianna Lane. I became a fan of hers a few years back when I saw her photography in an Artful Blogging issue. This book is eye candy times 10. I love the different sections in the book and it seriously makes me want to take a trip to Paris in the spring!IMG_7856

IMG_7857The next book I pre-ordered was A Colorful Way of Living by Barbara Bradley Baekgaard. Anyone who knows anything about me knows what a huge Vera Bradley fan I have been for the past decade or longer. I met her once in person, and I couldn’t wait to read more about her life and how Vera Bradley began. I recommend this book because it is so positive and uplifting. It makes you feel like you can take on the world after reading a few chapters! Plus, it has some of my fave Vera Bradley prints scattered throughout! A colorful, easy to read book, indeed! IMG_7858I have been trying to get myself back into the botanical photography groove with spring having just arrived. I went back to research some famous, classic botanical photographers and came across Imogen Cunningham. I fell in love with her floral photos immediately! I ordered this book from Amazon. It’s called Flora, and it’s from 2001. It not only has gorgeous photos from the early 20th century, there’s a section that gives details about the flowers themselves. It’s a great, favorite new resource.IMG_7859I also received a signed print with my Paris in Bloom pre-order. It’s hanging in my office right now!Β  πŸ™‚IMG_7879

I hope if you’re looking for a few new books that you consider these. I love all three and can’t wait to find some more new favorites to add to my reading list!

What are you reading these days?

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A Night With Vera Bradley!

I was very lucky to be able to attend this event in Hartville, OH last night! Vera Bradley is my favorite handbag company, hands-down, and I attended a lovely dinner & a night of shopping with my Mom last night. The cofounder of this company was there & it was an inspiring event. Plus, part of the proceeds went to The Vera Bradley Breast Cancer Foundation, so that made the event even more worth it! Here are a few photos from last night. (Can’t wait to scrap them!!)

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