Recommended Etsy Products pt. 2 || Giveaway!

Hey all!

Maddy is doing an awesome giveaway on her blog, go pay her a visit!

Hello everyone! Today I will be doing a pt. 2 post of recommended Etsy products. Etsy is such a fun place to shop, and I love sharing some of my favorite items! I got a lot of messages after my last post from people who really didn’t know where to start with shopping on Etsy, so I hope these posts are helpful. 🙂 There’s also a giveaway at the end of this post so make sure to check it out!

Also, for those who are wondering what happened to my photography posts, those are coming back! Right now is a really busy time for me with graduating high school and getting ready to move, and I really haven’t taken any pictures lately. I thought these Etsy posts would be fun to do while I’m busy with other things, but I’ve started taking pictures again and will continue with photography posts…

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Liebster Award!

Hi there!

The wonderful Maysa Rose nominated me for the Liebster award, and I’m very excited to do it! If you don’t know Maysa Rose, be sure to give her a “hello!”

The Rules:

  1.  Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Display your award.
  3. Answer the questions you were asked.
  4. Nominate 5 other bloggers.
  5. Ask 6 new questions.
  6. Let your nominees know they were nominated and give them a link to your post.

My questions from Maysa Rose:

  1. What is something you really enjoy doing?

I love art and photography, but as piano is taking me into higher levels I’m really enjoying playing it, and ukulele and guitar. As it’s getting warmer being outside is really inviting. Yardsales out out now, too!

2.  Do you have a pet peeve or something you can’t stand?

Smacking, clocks ticking, etc.

3. What was the last movie you watched?

Christopher Robin (Recommended!)

4. Is there something you feel you just can’t live without?

Jesus, piano, friends, my family, art, running shoes….

5. What is your favorite genre of music?

Ooh, ouch..tricky. I really like Christian songs (hymns and bethel/hillsong-like) and we listen to a lot of 70’s-80’s music(:

6. What is one piece of advice you have for other bloggers that is learned from personal experience?

Probably just to be yourself and to really find out what your writing style is. Don’t compare yourself, go for what you like!

I nominate…

Ani

Meredith

Ezra

Olivia

AbbyRose

Questions:

  1. Do you prefer reading or writing better?
  2. What’s your dream job?
  3. What would your dream home look like?
  4. How would you describe yourself in 5 words?
  5. What’s your favorite season?
  6. Baking or cooking?

 

Thank you all so much for reading and congratulations if you’re nominated, I can’t wait to see your answers!

Have a great day!

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Springtime // Things I Am Loving

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Hello Friends!

It’s funny. When you leave something for a little bit it feels like you must go back to it! Habits are a good thing, and blogging has become one over the past year and a half. I missed it, and you all as well!

I am enjoying many different things as of now, and I wanted to share them with you. I love learning what people’s favorites are.

Let’s get on with it!

1. SCRUNCHIES

Oooh. I love scrunchies! My hair is pretty thick, and I never thought they would hold my hair. They do, though, so yay! My sweet Aunt sewed me some for my birthday about two years ago, and I LOVE them. I wear one on my arm all the time, and usually one’s in my hair. They’re super cute and (all of a sudden) really popular right now. I know that most places sell them. I really like the satin ones out there. There are so many different styles of them!

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2. FLORAL PATTERNS

I have been attracted to floral lately, and I love it. I really love knee-length floral dresses as well. It’s a good time of year for it, too!

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3. MAXI/LONG DRESSES

I really like long dresses near this warmer time of year. The maxi dresses are fun, too!

They’re not extremely practical for me day-to-day, but I love wearing them to church and events.

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4. PASTEL POLISH

I have brought out my sandals now (although that gives my feet more of a chance for poison ivy😳) and I also pulled out my nail polish. I really am liking this dusty blue color for spring.

5. COLORFUL EARRINGS

I really like colorful earring to make a pop with an outfit. This dusty blue/blue-green color must also be one of my favorites. It’s in all the pictures!😝

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6. HEADSCARFS

I have seen lots of pictures of these (especially in aesthetics. see here) headscarfs, and when we went to one of our local thrift stores and I found a blue scarf, and later some more. they’re fun on buns, braids, and i’ve worn them over my head (like in the 50’s) before.

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Some other things I’m enjoying right now is playing my ukulele, running and walking, painting with watercolor, sketching things, and whistling. (I whistle all. the. time. s o r r y m o m m y((; )

I hope everyone is having a lovely day! New posts to come.

Goodbye for now!

And WAIT! One more thing: THANK YOU SO much for 100 followers, guys!!!! WOW!

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WHAT ARE YOU LOVING RIGHT NOW? DO YOU LIKE SCRUNCHIES? ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO EASTER?

My 2019 Reading List

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HI! Happy National Dress day, y’all!

When 2019 started I was really excited to think of all of the good books I will read. I really like certain Authors (and Authoress’s) and I have been really liking lots of different ones. I thought I’d share it with y’all, because I always enjoy reading other people’s reading lists.

Here we shall go!

Some of my favorite writers are Louisa May Alcott, L.M. Montgomery, Elizabeth Elliot, and many more, but those are the main ones as of now(:

I have read a lot of L.M.A’s books of late, and I am really enjoying them. I read “An Old-Fashioned Girl” first, and it was the best book I had ever read–until I read Eight Cousins. AHH! I just love it so much. The story can be applied to anyone’s life or age, not just girls.

Rose in Bloom by L.M. Alcott. (The sequel to Eight Cousins) This was on my reading list this year because I’d heard to was a few people’s favorite book. I am working my way through it, gradually, but so far I still love Eight Cousins. (The main character’s name is Rose.) I hope to do a review on them (the first and the sequel) when I finish this second one. Let me know if you’d like that!

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen has been on my reading list for a long time now, but I guess I’ve never got around to it. I love the movie, and my Mom and I have decided that usually the book’s always better than the movie, but I guess I’ll find out!

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell has said to be a great book by a few people, and I can’t wait to find out! I know there’s a BBC movie, but I haven’t seen it, either.

The Inheritance by L.M. Montgomery has also come highly favored among people. There is, too, a movie on this one. I want to read this, too! AHH, SO MANY WONDERFUL BOOKS!

Jo’s Boys by L.M. Alcott is also one I have heard a great deal about. This is one of the sequels to “Little Women.” (There’s also “Little Men.”) I read Little Women awhile back, and I LOVE the movie, (the 1994 version with Winona Ryder and Christian Bale) so I’m excited to see what this one’s like.

Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter is one I’ve started and is on the list for this year. We read Freckles a few years back, and it was one of my favorites at the time. This one is good so far, an very “detailed.”😄

Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Printiss is one I have and want to read. It’s a journal from a 16 year old girl until her married years and how her faith grows with her. It sounds good! I’m excited to find out what it’s about and how it goes(:

So far that’s all I have on my list, but you know how it goes; there will be lots more on there, and hopefully lots checked-off by the end of the year!

Thank y’all much for reading! I would love to hear your thoughts, let me know down below!

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WHAT’S ON YOUR READING LIST? WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK? WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL? BEACHES OR THE MOUNTAINS? PLANES OR TRAINS?

 

March 2019 BUJO Setup

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Happy March! (How is it MARCH?!)

Well, so far March has started out a fun month. We went to Alabama for the first two days, which was fun and I was excited about. It’s always great to have something fun to kick off the month!

Beforehand, I like to give my monthly BUJO setups a theme, (ex. January: Colors, Feb: Pinks + Reds) so when you see a lot of cacti, well, yep, that’s my theme. I also am using lots of greens, but some occasional pinks get in there(:

Without further adieu, let’s take a look!

My left opening page just says “March,” with, yep, a bunch of little cactus around it. These little plants are so fun to draw, and it adds a little color into it. The right hand side has my month calendar. Since there’s 31 days in March, I had to leave one space open. A perfect spot for some more cacti!

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They’re cut and easy to draw. I used my Tombow Dual brush pens for the colors and then for the pot’s lip (or whatever it’s called😄) I used an gold opaque chisel pen that I’ve had since I did some scrapbooking a looooonnngg time ago. It just added a little “sumpin’ sumpin,” as my mama says.

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This is my month overview. I like to do the little calendar squares that are about one and a half inches apart, just so I have a little room to write things down.

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This is my monthly habit tracker. I decide this month, that instead of doing one big grid, (see here, my February setup’s habit tracker) I want everything individually. I like it better this way. I think it gives a cleaner look. I chose to do all greens this month. (well, the pretty ones, that is.😆)

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More cactus(: The grids are about 2 inches wide; perfect for the dotted grid.

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Instead of doing a water tracker this month I’m just using this goal (that’s trying to become a habit for me) to drink 5 or more 8oz. glasses of water daily. So far I’ve done it, and I’m hoping to keep it up!

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Now here I just placed many things together, and I actually like it! I didn’t at first because I thought It might be a little chaotic, (which I guess it would be if I had more colors and things to write…) but It works pretty well for me. I just put my goals, reminders, to do’s, etc.

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This is my first week of March log, just so I can have a more in detail look at what’s coming up.

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Here is my month letter tracker. This really has no purpose, except that I like to see when I received letters from different pen-pals. I made this one so that the person’s name is like the address and the return address is where the date goes. (You can see the first letter I’ve gotten this month up there in the corner.)

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This is my March savings log. I like to do this to look back on my expenses and savings.

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And last: my March bible reading plan. I’m following the ESV 30 days in the new testament plan. If you want to check out their reading plans for the English Standard Version (ESV) click here. They have some good’uns! The plan is that you read each one of these each day for 30 days. I like following a plan, so I’m excited to do this one! The ones I’ve done before are in Focus on the Family’s Brio magazine. (A christian magazine for teen girls) I have used their reading plan for awhile, but I wanted to try something different this time.

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Welp, that’s it! I really enjoyed setting up is month, and I’m excited to see how March goes in general! I love spring, and it’s only 18 days from now!

Thanks much for reading, y’all!

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Maisy claiming her new spot for a nap(:

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DO YOU BULLET JOURNAL? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF FOCUS ON THE FAMILY OR BRIO? DO YOU LIKE FORD OR CHEVROLET? CARS OR TRUCKS? WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?

 

 

A New Design?! Yes!

Hello, all!

EEP! I’m so excited!

Megan @  A Barefoot Gal offers this AMAZING blog design service on her wonderful blog, and I contacted her, not even a week ago, and she designed my blog beautifully. (and super quickly! I mean really, 5 days? Wow!)

She designed my whole blog, but she also offers things separately: a Button, (which I was very excited to get😄) A header, Sidebar graphics, A Signoff, pretty much anything you want! And she does them so well and is very easy to contact! She got back to me quickly.

If you are wanting a new “do” for your blog, definitely go to Megan! (She’s awesome😁)

Thanks much for reading!

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A Fresh Beginning

Hello, Dear Readers!

Can you believe it’s 2019?? Where did 2018 go? It feels like 2018 just zipped by, and I don’t know why! I hope your Christmas was Merry and Bright!

Oh dear. I’m speaking in rhyme. 😱

*Cough*

Hehe.

Well, I have been wanting to change my blog theme for quite awhile now, so why not a better time then the fresh start of a new year?

Well, I looked and looked for a long time to find the perfect theme for the style and personality of my blog here, and I think I’ve found it. I like a clean looking blog. (no colored writing or bright colors. Although, I had two bright colors in my previous theme🤔 Probably why I wanted to change it!)

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My Previous Theme (Dara)

As you can see from this picture, everything is kind of busy and scattered.

I looked and tested multiple themes.

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Button 2

I liked “Button 2,” but I felt like it was too similar to “Dara.”

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Sketch

I liked “Sketch,” too, but again, it just wasn’t quite right for me.

 

“Twenty Seventeen”

This one was just way too big. (The front page) You couldn’t see any of the content!

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Hemingway Rewritten

This one was cute, but still, just a teeny bit too big. And the widgets were very messy looking. (To me)

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And this last one I saw I just loved! I love how it looks like a scrapbook!

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The widgets are so cute, and the different shapes are a mix of neat and artistic.

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And look! Tiny pencils in between posts! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

What do you think of my new theme for 2019? Do you like it? Do you like any of the others? What kind of posts would you like to see from me?

Happy new year! New posts coming soooooooon!

 ~theJunebugblog 

Looking back: 2018

Hello!

Today, as 2018 is no longer, I am going to review the posts I did this {past} year! I love doing these kinds of posts. It’s so fun to look back!

#1.

 

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This was my first post in 2018. It was a collaboration of many different posts. (All of these pictures are linked, so check ’em out, ifn’s you can!)

#2

 

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This is my first “Art Day” in 2018. I shudder to see some of this artwork! (:

 

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This was one of my favorite posts to do. It was fun to make the things for the post!

 

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Another “Art Day.”

 

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Yet Another…

 

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Woods, Rain and the Moon

Woods, Rain and the Moon. I really liked this one at the time!

 

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Some Different Things…

 

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Art Day, #10

 

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A roll-up pencil carrier that I made for a friend.

 

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Some pictures from our trip to Tennessee.

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A “Much Overdue Art Day,” So called (;

 

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Some Spring Photography(:

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Watercolor Place card Wreath Tutorial.

 

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“A Rainy Day in May”

 

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Chalk-paint piano transformation

I recently painted our piano…..

 

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My Friend and I made a Fort…

 

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My Story about our move, “Returning Home.”

 

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My Brush Lettering (the letter A) tutorial.

 

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Happy Birthday, Junebugblog!

 

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Looking Back: Summer.

 

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Fall/Random Photos.

 

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Christmas Countdown, Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, AANNNDD 17. Whew!

 

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I made a quick post on Christmas day.

Well, that is it! 38 posts in my first whole year! I hope for a year just as good as this past one!

Are there any posts you want to see from me this year? What was your favorite post in 2018?

Have a great start to this New Year!

~theJunebugblog

Christmas Countdown, Day 10

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Well, Hello! And a Warm, Christmasy welcome to you, too!

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Today for Christmas Countdown the topic I chose is……. Christmas Fun Facts!

NO. 1:  Christmas was first declared a united states holiday in 1870

NO. 2: The Traditional American Christmas Dinner Consists of: Turkey with stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry sauce, Carrots, Turnip, Parsnips, (and others) Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Raisin Pudding, Christmas Pudding, and Fruit Cake. (Interesting!)

NO. 3: The most common Christmas traditions are: Mince pies, Stockings, Holly and Ivy, Christmas Crackers, and Turkey(:

I hope you enjoyed this one!

What Fun Fact was your favorite? Do you do any of those things?

Come back on Monday!

10 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog