Friday, March 20, 2015

How I Decorate My Planer: April

I thought I'd show you how I decorate my planner's monthly view for April. I hope you enjoy my Easter inspired month. 

If you have any planner video requests let me know in the comments below.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Trash to Treasure: My Desk

I have been on the lookout for a new desk for a while. The one I have been using was my desk in college and is just too big for the space I have. Plus, I was just bored with it.

One day while on a walk with my dad we saw a bunch of furniture on the sidewalk. There are a lot of apartments in my neighborhood so towards the end of the month there is usually stuff on the sidewalk that people do not want to move. My dad knew I was looking for a desk, and he pointed out one on the sidewalk. I jokingly said sure because the desks are usually broken and made of particle board, but when I took a closer look at it the desk actually looked to be in good condition. It wasn’t made of the best material, pine, but it wasn’t particle board. Also, all the drawers worked. What I really loved was that it had a shelf section for me to put stuff. (Something my current desk was missing.) The only thing I was unsure about was the color. I liked it but thought it might be too bright, but I knew I could change that.

So, we quickly walked back to the house and grabbed my dad’s truck. I prayed no one would grab it before we got back. I had nothing to worry about since it was literally a block away.

Now, I needed to clean it up  with a damp cloth and let it air out just in case. That also gave me time to get my room ready for it.

Since getting back from my short lived time in Houston last year, I have not really unpacked or made my room feel homey. I just haven’t been in the mood.  

Getting this desk has rejuvenated me a little and now my room looks much more warm and cozy. The desk color even matches my room perfectly.

I am still figuring out where everything goes. Let me know if you want a tour of it when I am finished

What is something that you have that has gone from trash to treasure?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Book Review - The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory

This is historical fiction and the fourth book in the Cousin’s War Series. It looks at the Cousin’s War in England through the eyes of Anne Neville the youngest daughter of Richard Warwick (The Kingmaker). Her father is the one who fought (and won) to put Edward York on the throne instead of King Henry VI. 

The book shows how Anne and her sister Isabel are used as pawns to further their father’s power and later the power of their husbands. This leaves Anne not knowing who to trust. Can she trust her father, sister, and husband?

The book started out really good. (Although, it had been over a year since I had read book 3 and I was confused at first by who was who.) The last quarter of the book became very repetitive. I found myself skipping whole sections because it had already been said two pages before.

I would give this book 3/5 stars because I found the majority of the book very interesting.

What book have you been loving?

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Planner Decor- February Layouts

I thought I would start a new series on my blog that showcases my planner layouts. Each month I will take pictures of the monthly overview and each weekly view. I hope that you find some inspiration from them. 

Here is my monthly overview. I use the areas on the side for my monthly goals and to tally which days I work at certain places.

As I have never really decorated planners until really recently (I always just color coordinated everything before) I was still trying to figure out how exactly I wanted to use it.

I am not too fond of the layout below. I learned that I don't like mixing my wash tapes.

I really enjoyed the color schemes in the one below. I also liked how I put my daily accomplishments on separate paper so that I could put them diagonally too.

This is my favorite week so far and I feel like I am getting the hang of how I want to use my planner.

Here is a sneak peek at March's monthly layout. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing my different layouts. Which one is your favorite? Also, what types of planner related posts and videos would you like to see?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Haul

Here are some of the books that I have picked up recently. 

Which ones sound interesting to you? Are there any that you'd like me to review?