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6•3 | murderino monday

as a plannerino, planning and true crime often collide in my world.  to commemorate my MFM live show, i created this memory keeping planner spread.  it was so fun to put together, and i know that i will look back on this spread and remember all the great times i had this week. as always,… Continue reading 6•3 | murderino monday

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5•13 | murderino monday

in early may, i went to an MFM live show with my sister!  we had a blast!  the stories were interesting, although neither contained a murder.  one was about a mom in east texas who attempted to kill her daughter’s rival and her mom over a spot on the local cheerleading squad.  karen was super… Continue reading 5•13 | murderino monday

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7•9 | murderino monday

when people ask me about my favorite murder, i try to stress that it’s not just about the podcast.  it’s about the community that the podcast created.  i don’t feel weird about being fascinated by true crime anymore.  there’s so many inspiring stories that come out.  just today on a minisode, the girls talked about… Continue reading 7•9 | murderino monday

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6•25 | murderino monday

i recently found a youtube channel from kendall rae.  it’s been around for awhile, and i wish i had found it sooner.  the videos are very well researched, and i like her storytelling style.  i’m not into all of her videos though (paranormal and alien stuff doesn’t really appeal to me), but her true crime… Continue reading 6•25 | murderino monday

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they caught him.

they caught the east area rapist/visalia ransaker/golden state killer. it’s the next day, and it still doesn’t seem real.  i legit cried at my desk yesterday at work because i was so happy and relieved and excited.  mostly, i was crying because michelle mcnamara didn’t live to see it.  and she so deserved to. but her husband picked up the torch and led the way… Continue reading they caught him.

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3•19 | murderino monday

diving into MFM has really changed my perspective on myself and i am much more open about my interest in true crime.  the community is amazing.  it’s supportive, diverse, open, and socially conscious.  but one of the things that happened when we began to share on such a large scale was/is that it is drawn into the… Continue reading 3•19 | murderino monday

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12•18 | murderino monday

  one of the questions that comes up a lot on MFM is – what is your gateway murder?  in other words, what is the murder that got you fully into true crime? i have thought about it.  i’m not sure.  i think it probably is charles manson.  i wasn’t alive when the murders occurred,… Continue reading 12•18 | murderino monday

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12•11 | murderino monday

i recently read this article from texas monthly.  it’s about the murder of irene garza in mcallen, texas in 1960.  she went to confession during holy week and disappeared.  her body was found a few days later in an irrigation canal.  she had been beaten, strangled, and raped. since she had last been at confession,… Continue reading 12•11 | murderino monday

creative projects · decorative planning · true crime

11•27 | plannerino monday

for today’s murderino monday, i’m mashing up my love of MFM and planning.  i found a shop that offers planner stickers, including some MFM ones.  check out peanut butter taco! citrus gummy bear is another one that offers MFM planner supplies.  but there is so much stuff out there now in general!  just search “my… Continue reading 11•27 | plannerino monday

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11•6 | murderino monday

i’m not going to talk about the murder of 26 people (this number may have gone up since i published) in south texas this weekend.  i’m so tired of talking about guns.  nothing is going to change until the majority of america is on board and we’re no where near that point.  beto o’rourke wrote… Continue reading 11•6 | murderino monday

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10•30 | murderino monday

the most talked about case in texas right now is the very sad case of sherin mathews.  she was murdered by her adoptive father for refusing to drink her milk.  he originally said that she disappeared after he banished her to the backyard at 3 am.  i knew instantly that he was lying or not… Continue reading 10•30 | murderino monday

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10•9 | murderino monday

holly bobo and her family can finally rest after they got a guilty verdict in their daughter’s murder trial. this is such a strange case with so many twists and turns.  (there’s too much to even give a cliff notes version – you can read about it HERE.)  i thought they would never find out what… Continue reading 10•9 | murderino monday

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10•2 | murderino monday • #letterMFM

in september, i participated in the second round of letter MFM.  i had fun with it, but started to get burnt out toward the end.  it’s hard to see the actual artists killing it every week and mine are just not up to par.  however, i do think it was great practice for me and… Continue reading 10•2 | murderino monday • #letterMFM

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8•14 | murderino monday

i’m going to keep this short but not very sweet. a woman was murdered this past weekend in charlottesville, virginia.  she was struck with a car on purpose for protesting a large group of white supremacists who were protesting an antiquated statue being taken down.  another 19 people were injured that day along with the… Continue reading 8•14 | murderino monday

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8•7 | murderino monday

  i’m pretty sure that the MFM podcast covered this story, but i can’t remember for sure… THIS is a great audio clip on the murders and a good place to start.  you can also check out the wiki. first of all, this story has many, many theories.  i won’t get into them because none… Continue reading 8•7 | murderino monday