My 2019 Reading List

Add a heading-2.png

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!

ak signoff

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

 

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!

ak signoff

A Little Bit of February Bullet Journaling

Art Day#8-3.png
Photo Credit: Canva

Hello! It is now February, and with the start of a new month brings new pages in my bullet journal!

I, much to my deep sadness, don’t have as many pictures as my January BUJO Series, but I have a few, including some of my Mom’s that I did for her. I have been using my bullet journal a lot lately. I did similar things to last month’s pages, but I always give it a different style each month. I didn’t do step-by-step pictures this time, but, if you want to, hopefully you can still get some ideas if you need them!

This is my Mom’s habit tracker I made her. She only has three things for this month (😳 I have like 12!:)) She wants to read her Bible every morning, (or at least once a day. That’s one of my goals, too.) She uses this workout app called Seven, and she wants to drink 64oz. of water a day.

IMG_9330

Oh, Well, I guess I did do a little pictures of the before-sketch(: I was sketching out her February calendar, except I could only fit 24 squares on these first two pages, but I put the last four on the next page(: (More on that below) I could’ve fit them all in, but my Mom wanted bigger squares to write more things down in.

IMG_9333.JPG

And *BAM* I was finished. 😜 Mom’s current favorite color is a purple-y blush color. (No, really. She painted our door that color and my Dad is in manly disgust. He calls it pink😂) Her bullet journal is that color, too! (she’s really on a roll😀)

IMG_9335.JPG

I put the day in the color and I made a little box in the right-hand corner for the date.

IMG_9336.JPG

On the other page where there were the four last boxes, I put her a little February goals box. She picked the colors, and I think they’re rather nice!

img_9337.jpg

This is my February page. I did everything (mostly) that I did for my Mom, except the Polaroid and the To Do section. I made my calendar look like, well, calendar pages(; I made a goals section, too, and I put my most important “To Do’s” up there.

IMG_9343.JPG

I also drew, with my Fudenosuke, (one of ’em🤷🏼‍♀️) a little shadow, just for an extra touch😉

img_9340.jpg

This is my water tracker. It’s identical to my last one. I really need to figure out a different format for this…🤔

IMG_9344.JPG

This is my habit tracker for the month. (See? I have a lot! heheh.) I messed up when I was writing the label for this, so I got my black masking tape out (why do I even have that?:)) and my white pens. I think it came out pretty cool. It was a lot different from my norm, but I like it(:

IMG_9345.JPG

AUGH! BLURRY!!?

*Cough, gasp* Can you tell I don’t like blurry photos? I don’t know why I didn’t see this!

This is my weekly log. I started it this week (in the BUJO) on the 4th to skip the weekend(: I have this week wash tape from Target that I used. Except, it doesn’t have Sunday on it. *Why?*

IMG_9346.JPG‘And last of all, February savings. My goal last month was $75.00, (I made it!) and this month my goal is $80. I used Crayola markers to do the lettering, and I’ve decided I don’t really like them😁

IMG_9347.JPG

That’s a wrap for this post! Thanks much for reading, friends! I hope you have a happarvelous day! (happy+marvelous…? okay, no.)

I hope you all have a wonderfab day! I hope it’s a goodie!

~theJunebugblog

DIY: Cute Valentine’s Day Cards

Continue to turn pages..png

Hi!!!!!

Are all of you well this fine day?

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! I always like making little Valentine’s around this time every year, and this year I wanted to show y’all how I do them! Let’s get right in to it.

So first, grab some scrapbook paper of your choice. (one big sheet is enough unless you’ll be switching) I chose pink and, later, one with hearts. (look at that funny little sun ray/spot on the paper😚)

 

IMG_9374.JPG

Then fold it in half. (any way)

IMG_9375.JPG

Then draw half on a heart right on the crease. (this helps to get the perfect shape)

IMG_9376.JPG

Voila! Smooth it out straight and flat.

IMG_9379.JPG

Then make 2-3 more. Leave the first flat, the second one half-folded, and the third mostly-folded.

IMG_9382.JPG

Then I got out our ancient hot glue gun😄 You can use a glue stick or the like, but I always find hot glue works best.

IMG_9383.JPG

While I waited for it to heat, I got out my card I was going to use.

IMG_9385.JPG

Then I glued the half folded heart to the flat one.

IMG_9387.JPG

Then add the mostly folded to the bunch. You can make it as big, add as many layers and colors as you want, but I only did three for now.

IMG_9389

Then add your little heart cluster in one of the upper areas. (or lower. There are going to be words) I put mine in the mid-upper right.

IMG_9390

Then sketch out the words you want and the basket. (It’s a hot air balloon😄)

IMG_9391

Voila! I used my Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip for the words and clouds. (Although I used no pressure on the clouds; they were just sketchy lines.)

 

IMG_9392

Then I got out a different sheet of scrapbook paper for the next one!

IMG_9394.JPG

I got three puzzle pieces for this next one that says “I love you to pieces” I thought this saying was really cute, so i’m a’ gonna use ‘er!

IMG_9396.JPG

Then flip your scrapbook paper over and trace and cut them out.

IMG_9397Then put a little dab of hot glue on the backs. Stick them towards the top, but not all the way up. More upper-middle. (Is that a thing?😁)

IMG_9398

I forgot to take a picture of me doing this, but there! It’s finished! I just wrote it down using my Tombow Fude hard tip. (And AUGH! Points off for blurriness!)

IMG_9399

Well, I hope you enjoyed this short DIY On Valentine’s Cards! Thank you so much for reading, friends!

ALSO: Big thanks for 25 Followers, you guys! Thank you so much!

~theJunebugblog

 

2019 BUJO Setup, Day 7 (Last day!!)

text placeholder-2

Hi!!

Thank you for coming back for the last day of this little series! (I’m calling it a series, but its just pretty much one post stretched out over a few days😊)

I really like to have a fitness log in my Bullet Journal to good at and mentally cross-off one by one. I don’t “work out,” but every morning and/or night I do a little mini work out. I like to make them and I like to set a goal for them. A lot of my “work out” is for running. You can definitely edit this to your own if you are planning on doing something like this!

Sorry about the weird light ing in this post! (I think I’ve said that all week!😂)

 

 

Ah, A nice blank page. You might need two, or even three for your plan!

img_9147

I always just lay it out in pencil and then later go over it in micron or just pen. It helps if you want to change anything before the final. (Like I do later!)

IMG_9148.JPG

And then I just eyed some evenly distanced lines for the separate categories all the way down. (If you have a certain category that has more to it, just customize it to what you need.)

IMG_9149.JPG

img_9152

Then I colored it in with my Fudenosuke pens and Microns.

img_9156

Then you can  write down your plan for the month/week/year/day.

IMG_9160.JPG

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed this mini series!

Bye, Friends!

~theJunebugblog

Let Me know if you did any of these!

2019 BUJO Setup, Day 5

text placeholder-2

Ah, Hello there! I’m glad to see you!

Today is day 5 of my Bullet Journal setup series/daily posts! I can’t wait to get started with this post today.

I’m going to be showing a few different pages, since they’re pretty short and simple.

 

This first on is my passwords page. If you’re anything like me, this is great to have. I’m always forgetting my passwords to things! To start out, All you do is label the page. I named mine “Passwords.” I thought that was super creative! (😂)img_9003

Then you just write out the websites/other that the passwords go to. After you do that, finish by writing down the passwords!

Also, sorry about this weird lighting! I have this strange light in my closet where my desk is.

IMG_9002.JPG

img_9004

And little doodles of locks and bolts and safes always make everything better!

img_9006

Pretty easy, right? Of course, you could make this however you want to! Yay! Onward.

 

This next photo I sadly didn’t do step-by-step, but I should’ve, because it’s my favorite! LOOK! It’s a tiny little bookshelf! I love making these little shelves. They’re actually SUPER simple. All you do is out line the shelf in whatever color your heart desires, then color in thick (ish. I just use full pressure on my Tombow pens/thick side on Crayola markers) colorful lines and place various objects on/beside them and then write the books I want to read! And it’s adorable!

img_9007

And this next on is a little letter tracker I use. It’s fun to look back on the month and see the letters you got and sent out! I just draw a line from the person I got the letter from to me sending one out.

img_9010

There It is for today! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Thanks for reading! Two days left! Come back tomorrow!

~theJunebugblog

Christmas Countdown, Day 17 (The last day!)

17

IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE! How are we here already?!

Well, seeing that it’s the last day of “Christmas Countdown”, which has been super fun, I am going to do a recap of all the fun posts over the last 20 days! (All these words are ricocheting back on me! Have I really posted everyday for 20 days? Wow!)

My First post for Christmas Countdown I introduced you all into what I was doing, then I talked about My Family’s favorite Christmas music. If you would like to read that post, click →here←.

My Second post was “Christmas-y Fashion” 🤣 There wasn’t much to this post, but it was funny! Click here.

My Third post was pictures from around my house that we had recently decorated.   Click here to visit!

My Fourth post was about our favorite Christmas Cookies. Come see it here.

My Fifth post  Was about food (my favorite!) and food traditions. They’d love to have you see them!

The Sixth post was about Christmas Movies we like. It was a fun one. Visit here.

Our Seventh post was on the topic of gift wrapping. I liked this one(: Click here to see it.

The Eighth post was about Christmas fun, and I told what our favorite fun activities are at Christmas. It’s here, if you want to come!

My Ninth post I chose “Events” as the topic. Clickedy Clack over here.

The Tenth post was about Fun Facts! I really liked this one. I learned some things I didn’t know! Check that out here.

The Eleventh post was about weather. I don’t know why I chose this, but I guess it makes sense! (haha!) Here! Click here!

My Twelfth post was about Christmas Cookies (again) because I didn’t do all my favorites justice! Here ’tis!

I had day 13 about Decorations, Day 14 about Christmas Books, Day 15 about presents, and day 16 about some of the art that i’ve done recently.

And today is the Grand Finale! The Eve of Christmas day!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you, he is the Messiah; the Lord. This will be a sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God saying: Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those whom he is pleased.”

Luke 2:11-14(:

HO! HO! HO!

~theJunebugblog

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Countdown, Day 15

15.png

Hi!

Can you believe there’s only days until Christmas?? Whoa.

Well, today I was thinking I’d do Presents as my topic. Most people get a present or two around Christmas time!

 

Here are the questions!

Do you open a Present on Christmas Eve?

We do, if we remember(:

How do you open presents? Does everyone take turns, or does everybody open all at once?

We start out taking turns, but we end up opening all at the same time(:

Do you give presents to your whole family from you, or do you only give to certain people, or do you do a Secret Santa?

We all give to each other, but when we get with a lot of family we give to certain folks(:

Let me know what you do! I’d love to hear!

Come back tomorrow!

4 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog