Little Accomplishments – March 17th, 2017

What have you accomplished this week?

If you’re not wearing green right now, then I suggest that you watch out for the tricksters in your life. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone!

This past week was so productive for me! Last Saturday, I made a list of different little things I wanted to accomplish, and man, thanks to that list, I got some stuff done. I need to make a list like that more often, haha!

I won’t bore any of you to death with everything I accomplished, however; I’ll just list the best ones. Make sure to leave a comment down below on what YOU’VE accomplished! I’d love to know and cheer right along with you.

Let’s celebrate all of life’s joys – no matter how small!

This past week, I…

  • painted a Harry Potter house sign for my bedroom door. (Yes, I actually painted something – and with watercolors, no less! Not even sure how that happened. Here’s the picture proof – I like how it turned out, but it looked way cooler in my head! hahahah)
  • started reading The Mayflower (younger edition) by Nathaniel Philbrick. (On my journey of learning about American History, I’m starting at the Pilgrims’ voyage to my country. I’m loving this book so far!)
  • continued working on my story. (It’s coming along quite nicely!)
  • wrote a bit of the first chapter to my story. (YUP. I have no idea if I should share it; it might need a bit of work first!)
  • made a Pinterest board for my story. (You can get an idea of what different aspects of the novel look like in my head! Click here. If you follow me on Pinterest, I’ll follow you back!)

Comment what YOU’VE done this week down below – last Saturday through today!

— Maggie

41 replies on “Little Accomplishments – March 17th, 2017”

Yeih Maggie, you’ve done many things!! You’re very productive. Lists help a lot, don’t they?I always have a list of all the things I need to do, otherwise I can’t get to them. Also, I love reading about other people’s lists and accomplishments. Really it is one of my favorite kind of post πŸ™‚ Congrats on your accomplishments, dear!

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Eeeek, thanks for reminding me to wear green today, I haven’t gotten dressed up yet. πŸ˜‚

I love painting with watercolor. Will you be posting a picture of your work?

I’ve been working fervently on my non fiction book on legalism! My deadline for the first draft going to the editor is in four days πŸ˜„

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Haha, no problem! Unfortunately, the only festive clothing I have to wear today are some green(ish) socks. I’ve already gotten pinched twice! πŸ˜‚
I love watercolors, as well! I’ve only painted one thing so far, here’s the picture:
Awesome job on writing the first draft!! I just started on the first draft of my story – I hope it goes well!

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Ohh I love that! I’m really only good at abstract watercolor πŸ˜‚can’t draw a straight line to save my life! I forgot to wear greens, oops. Lol and thank you!! I’m nervous and excited. This will be my first published book.

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Thanks! Yeah, same here; this was actually my first time trying something a little different. I like the outcome! πŸ™‚ Goodness, yes, straight lines are a KILLER. Ooh your first published book! How is that coming along? How has the publishing process worked for you?

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Haha I’m glad I am not the only one! πŸ™‚

Well, it goes to the editor on the 21st, I haven’t the foggiest what I am doing, but I am trying. I’ll be self-publishing on amazon. My target audience is relatively small, really, due to the content and subject matter, so I’m not concerned about trying to do traditional publishing with this one. My fiction though, it might be shipped around to a publisher. What about you?


Thanks, Shannon! I love having it up on my door. Yeah, storyboards for books you’re working on is an amazing way to stay inspired! I’ve had several for a whole variety of stories, and they have helped me so much.


Thanks, Margaret! Haha I don’t find either to be particularly easy for me; the picture in my head ALWAYS looks way better than the finished product, lol πŸ™‚ Me, too! I’ll happily send you an autographed copy once it’s finished. Man, I’d love to be a published author one day … but I have no idea how the publishing process works!

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That’s a great list! To be honest, everything that contains the “Harry Potter” combo seems magnificent to me!
I’m glad your story is coming along! I’m trying to figure out where the 10th chapter is going, which seems kinda tricky at the present! I hope I’ll be able to finish it this weekend!
My biggest accomplishment though for this week was that… I managed to survive with just 2 cups of coffee! β˜•οΈ WooHoo!
Congrats again on your accomplishments! Lists do help!

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Ah I should do that, as well! Which movie is your favorite? I love the Prisoner of Azkaban. That’s also the HP novel I’m reading right now. 😊 You’re welcome! I hope that you do!

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Thank you, Liz! Hahah, I’ve been there; a few weeks ago, when I went to write one of these accomplishments posts, I had forgotten to add to the post throughout the week with things that I did, so I sat there freaking out, feeling very unproductive. πŸ˜‚


I love the sign! I can’t draw a circle using a glass! I was pretty happy with this past week, although a lot was recovering from the week of the outage. But I got some baking done, finally went and had the blood tests done, and did planning for dinners for a couple (almost) weeks.

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Thank you! Ugh, yes, drawing circles is impossible. I thought I did a pretty good job with vertical lines (especially since I didn’t trace a desired pattern beforehand lol), but they still turned out rather shaky and bent. Good job on planning all those dinners! Man, that outage must have been so hard. A few winters ago, our power was out for almost a full day and it was practically apocalyptic for us, hahahah!

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Speaking of history books, and as we were talking about kid books, have you ever heard of the Dear America series? It’s a way to get girls into history. I started getting some of the books when I was about 11, and to this day, I sometimes still buy the ones that interest me. The books appear in a the form of a diary written by a girl in a specific time period when a certain event occurred. In the back of the book, they have a few pages that cover a more in depth history lesson.

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That is so funny that you’ve brought up the Dear America series! I’ve seen them at the library a lot over the years, but I picked one up for the first time last week. It’s about Cleopatra, and I thought it looked quite interesting πŸ™‚ Ancient Egypt is pretty cool.

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I love Egypt haha right now in the background I’m learning about Hatshepsut the female bearded Queen. I’ve heard of her before in my World History class I took, but I’ve always enjoy Ancient Egypt. They have a Dear America on the pilgrims, Salem Witch Trials (one of my favorite topics I’m fascinated by), factory life, slavery, war, etc.

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For a short time, Dear America also had a tv series. I believe the Cleopatra was an episode they did. One of my favorite Dear America books is “Coal Miner’s Bride,” it’s about a girl (14) sent to America to become a bride of a man who had three young kids. She has to learn quickly how to be a housewife, and mother.

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