My Favorite…Thing To Do Next To Reading

My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it…The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.


Thing To Do Next To Reading

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ve seen some of my bullet journal posts every so often. That has become another one of my big hobbies and I’ve sunk a lot of money into what I have bought for my bullet journal. I think more than I have spent on plants and related expenses in the past three or four years. I think I need to put an embargo on myself! Here is the 2017 series of posts on my bullet journal. I have done a few posts this year (here and here), but then I went off the grid in late March so I haven’t shared anything new. Enjoy!

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me

Which books cause you wanderlust? 

My Favorite…Thing About Being A Reader

My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it…The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.


Thing About Being A Reader

There’s not just one favorite thing about being a reader. There are many! They all go together. 🙂

When Someone Asks For A Book Recommendation

It makes my heart happy

When It’s SOOOO Good You Can’t Stop Turning Pages

Or go to bed even though you have to be up in 3 hours

 

When You’re So Comfy

And at peace in solitude

 

When You Get The Giggles or Laugh Out Loud

Because it’s just so dang funny and feel-good

 

When It Takes Me Places

Cause teachers are broke and I’ll never get to travel

 

When It Keeps Me Away From Doing Something I Don’t Want To Do

Or go to an event I am not interested in….or is my perfect excuse for staying away from weirdos

 

When You Get To the *GASP* Part

And you are shocked the author took this turn

 

When You Have Choices

And you don’t know what you want to read next

 

When You’ve Finished

And you are happy and content the story ended the right way

 

It Makes Me Happy

A small cost for immense joy

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Didn’t DNF Early Enough

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Books I Didn’t DNF Early Enough

I really try to give books a chance…and another chance…and another. I keep hoping all of a sudden the writing is going to sparkle and glow and something spectacularly amazing is going to happen with the plot. And it never does! I should just take a word of advice from Einstein….sigh.

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What is your policy on DNFs? 

My Favorite…Children’s Book

My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it…The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.


Children’s Book

I didn’t read The Kissing Hand until I was an adult, and I loved it! I also didn’t read Stellaluna until I was an adult, either. What wonderful books!

Another one that is precious to me is the one of my own name about a sneaky kitty, Charlie Anderson. Charlie, a fuzzy gray cat, walked out of the woods one evening and into Elizabeth’s and Sarah’s hearts. Now he sleeps on their beds, lets them dress him up in doll clothes, and laps up warm milk on chilly nights. But where does Charlie go during the day?

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Worlds

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. For the list of past topics and future schedule, click here.


Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In

 

Panem 

I would not want to live in Panem (The Hunger Games). Just reading about Districts 1 and 2 pissed me off. What they did to District 13 and the entire invention of The Hunger Games is just cruel. It is a dystopian, antiquated society for sure. I can’t say I would be any different than Katniss…except I wouldn’t have the wherewithal to keep my mouth shut and play along. I’d wind up being killed for sure.

 

Middle Earth

I never read J.R.R. Tolkein’s books besides The Hobbit (4th grade), but I did see one of the movies. I was more terrified than anything else, so I definitely wouldn’t want to live in Middle-Earth (The Lord of the Rings).

 

Westeros and Essos

I watched the first two seasons of Game of Thrones and I would not want to live during this time or in either Westeros or Essos. It’s too violent, too shady, and too strange. The craze and extremes of the weather cycles, the blood thirst and back stabbing, the other proclivities…it’s a world I don’t think I’d survive in long, either.

 

 

Bookish Worlds I’d Want to Live In

 

Hogwarts

Do I really need to explain this? Who wouldn’t want to live forever at Hogwarts? The most magical place on Earth! (Sorry Disney.) The bravery and desire for knowledge and growth and the competitive side of the houses – not to mention magic! – are right up my alley.

 

Which bookish worlds would you want to never visit? Which ones would you never leave? 

My Bullet Journal: March & April Spreads

Last year I did an entire series of posts about My Bullet Journal journey. It was the first year I started, and I shared my tools, tips, spreads, mistakes, and ideas. I am using a Leuchtturm 1917 Medium Size Hardcover A5 Notebook with Dotted Pages in Purple for 2018. I hope you enjoy my spreads and ideas from my bullet journal. I’d love if you would share your own ideas or photos of your journals with me, too!

2017 Bullet Journal Posts

2018 Bullet Journal Posts

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March & April Spreads

New Tools

I have spent a lot of time money coupons at Michael’s and JoAnn’s lately. I did multiple orders at both stores. I discovered you CAN stack coupons at Michael’s, so that might be my go-to from now on. JoAnn’s is just ridiculous. I bought some new stencils and a boatload of new washi tapes. I am in love with them! I was waiting on the baseball washi tape to come in to get started on my May weeklies. Once the washi tape came in, I realized I should probably organize them in the memory keeper carousels. I am in love, but my bank account is definitely not.

New Weekly Layouts

Because I didn’t do such a good job keeping up with my March weeklies, the in-depth layout was kind of pointless.

I started looking for another way to organize my weeklies and I stumbled upon a couple I really liked and combined the layouts. I like that it includes a selection of things from that week that I was into, from food to movies to moments. I also threw in my to-do list, but I also added a self-care list of 4-6 things to do that week to just relax and take care of me.

New Artwork

I tried some new artwork out. I still need to work on blending BAD. It looks a little sad.

Weight Loss Tracker

Y’all. I gave Plexus the boot because after a year it was still doing nothing for me. After watching a friend literally melt off 65 pounds of fat in the past year – and keep it off – I jumped on board with her. I started Xyngular products and have already lost a significant number of inches. This is only the the first 29 days! 13.6 pounds and 13 inches gone!!


Have you found any spreads that work super well for you?

What has been your bujo inspiration lately? I’m always looking for ideas!

What do you want to see in next month’s Bullet Journal post?