Little To Do List – January 19th, 2018

Little To Do List – January 19th, 2018

Hey guys! Happy Friday to all of you 🙂 ❤ When I woke up this morning, I knew that I wanted to share a Little Accomplishments-style post on my blog at some point today, because I love having a mini weekend celebration in this fashion … but then I realized …

I didn’t get much done last week!

I was rather disappointed, haha, but I also understood. My family and I have all been on the edge of our seats lately, as there were two different evenings we were sure my mom was going into labor, but then they didn’t end up being the real thing. I don’t mind that, and it was my fault I didn’t get my to do list in order sooner, haha. It was a bit of an off-week productively, but I’m not worried about it – it just gives me further ideas for the new week!

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How about you? Did you get lots done this past week, or was your to do list in hibernation, too? I hope that whatever you did, you are happy that the weekend is here now. I certainly am! I intend on setting stronger goals for myself over the next seven days or so (as you’ll see below), which is why I wanted to do a reverse Little Accomplishments today. lol Instead of listing what I did, I’m listing what I’ll do!

I hope that you enjoy! ❤

Let’s celebrate each and every week – regardless of how productive we were!

Little To Do List

Over the next week, I plan to …

  • finish reading ‘The Virginian.’ I meant to have finished it already, but then about a quarter of the way through the book, I met a few boring chapters, and it slowed my progress immensely, lol. Now that I’ve made it past that part, I’m back to laughing over the antics of the main character, how the narrator perceives them, and the friendships the Virginian shares with many of the other cowboys he meets out west. I’m about a week behind now on reading a book a week, but I know I’ll catch up at some point on this year’s reading journey.

  • continue practicing writing with my new markers. With the Amazon gift card my parents gave me for Christmas, I bought some Crayola dual fine/brush tip markers for mysef, where one end of each marker has a tiny tip, and the other is a brush tip in a similar color. One is good for detail coloring, which I’ve been enjoying doing in my new coloring book, and the other is awesome for practicing calligraphy – something I’ve always wanted to do! When I make good progress with that, I’ll share some of what I’ve written with you guys.

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this is the tin they came in!
  • start reading ‘Hank and Jim.’ This book ended up taking forever for me to get from the library, haha, because it kept being checked out!! It’s this awesome biography written about the friendship between Henry Fonda and Jimmy Stewart, two actors whom I greatly admire. Hopefully, the novel will live up to all my expectations (which are only there in the first place because it took me over a month to get the book for myself, haha!), and I’ll let you know how I liked it in my next reading update post.

  • clean my phone. I’ve been meaning to do this for about a week now lol, and all it consists of is cleaning the exterior, then going through apps and photos. Come on, Maggie! Get it done!
  • bake and cook more. This to-do will actually something I must-do after my baby sister’s born, haha, because then my mom won’t have to stand as much and work in the kitchen and can instead take it easy after giving birth. As well as fixing dinners, I hope to make a dessert hopefully once a week. I made chocolate brownies on a whim this morning, and I am happy to say that they turned out great!
  • continue studying the Lord’s Word. Something like this probably isn’t necessary to include on my list of things to do, because I automatically do it throughout the day, anyway. Still, I did want to include it to even more deeply remind myself to pay attention to what He’s teaching me, because I never cease to learn something new every time I’m open to the beauty and wisdom the His Word contains. ❤
  • write more of what the Lord’s teaching me. As you saw in yesterday’s post, this is something I plan on doing as often as possible now. With the new notebook my dad bought for me, I can’t wait to get started!

  • play more games with Samuel. With so much attention being given to Elizabeth and my mom, and pretty soon the new baby, too, I want to make sure that Samuel never feels left behind. He’s still a little kid, and I am now making a greater effort to include him in things I’m doing, whether that’s a game, a conversation, or a new recipe I’m trying out. He enjoyed playing out in the snow the last couple of days (it was the most snow he’s ever gotten to experience, actually!), as you can see in the photo below. So, whether we’re outside or we’re playing a game inside, I want him to look at me as his friend and sister, not just his eldest sibling. ❤

  • enjoy the rest of January. I tend to not realize how easily we speed through a month until we’re suddenly in the last week of the month! Thankfully, that hasn’t happened to this month yet. However, this tendency shows how much I’m thinking too much about the future and reaching goals, instead of living in the present. We’re just over halfway through January now, and I intend on enjoying and savoring the last half. ❤

Thank you so much for reading! ❤ I hope that you’re having a beautiful day, and that next week will be beautiful for you, too. 🙂

Let me know in the comments below:

What are YOU up to next week?

— Maggie

Be Happy, Get Happy

Be Happy, Get Happy

Hey guys, and happy Monday! ❤ This morning, I wanted to share with you a beautiful, inspiring post that my sweet blog friend, Cherylene, shared with her followers today. If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration to start off your week, I highly recommend that you read this post and check out the rest of her blog! Happy blogging! ❤

Be happy, get happy Right now in this moment, Right where you are I dare you! Near or far shine bright Like the star that you ARE!!! Be happy, get happy Because it may be your last chance When you walk out that door You don’t know how your day will go Those who…

via Be Happy, Get Happy — LivingvsExisting

Tour of My Pinterest

Tour of My Pinterest

Hi everyone! I hope that you’re all having a beautiful day. 🙂 For today, I have such a fun post to share with you guys! Pinterest is an awesome website, and I always have lots of fun browsing the endless pictures that have been ‘pinned’ there. Anytime I get on there, I get lost in them, haha! The idea I had for incorporating Pinterest into this blogging challenge was to give you all a tour of my Pinterest account (come follow me over at auburnskies18)! Let’s jump right into this. xx

My Pinterest Profile

This is how my page looks when you visit it on PC.

Just like with most websites, Pinterest has gone through many design and layout changes, lol, and the current one looks pretty good.

I think that my boards are organized by day of creation right now, so there isn’t really any rhyme or reason as to where they are, haha! (On the first account I had a few years ago, I was very particular about how the boards were arranged, but the content itself matters more to me now.)

The first three boards at the top are:

adventure is out there – I collect all of my wanderlust and travel pins here! They’re all very aesthetic, and I love adding to it from time to time.

the misty mountains. – the title is a fan reference (you’re awesome if you got it!), but that’s my Lord of The Rings / Hobbit board. I pin things about the books, and the movies, too! It’s such a neat fandom.

educate me o wise one. – I haven’t decided if this board title is reverent or sarcastic yet, haha, but either way, I gather the deepest inspirational quotes I come across here.

My 4 Current Favorite Boards

Depending on my mood, the season, etc., I will browse a variety of topics on Pinterest! Recently, I have had three that I really enjoy looking back at and pinning to frequently. Here they are:

My Humor Board:

One of the first pins I ever looked at on Pinterest was one showcasing mini illustrations of the different types of coffees, and how if each one had a personality, they would look a certain way. Since that pin, I’ve been in love with finding humor on Pinterest, as it never fails to crack me up. My current funny board is called – l a u g h . You should check it out if you’re looking for hilarious (and clean) jokes and memes!

My Calling Board:

I have seen so many people who have missions-related boards, where they pin evangelistic quotes and pictures of people from the country they have or desire to serve in, and until now, it really didn’t make sense for me to have one. Now that I know of a place the Lord desires me to serve at one day, the board above is one that I absolutely love having! It’s called to be called.

My Relateable Quotes Board:

I seem to always have multiple quote boards going, lol, as I enjoy categorizing them instead of all of them being meshed together! This specific board is almost always my favorite one, because on it, I pin the quotes that are most relevant to my life at the time that I find them. It’s my most vulnerable board; you can easily see how I’m feeling by what I’m pinning. lol That one is called – s p e a k | to | me

My Blogging Board:

This one is such a nice resource for me as a blogger! I gather all sorts of post ideas here to check out later when I need the inspiration. If you’d like to see what pins I’ve found for blogging inspo, definitely go by that board yourself! It’s called – b l o g g i n g

My Boards

For the last section of this post, I will go over the rest of my boards (as quickly as I can, I don’t want this to be boring haha) in four snapshots. I love how pretty they all look right now; I chose bright board covers for all of them, so they are very cheery and pretty!

(If I already described what a board is about, then I’ll say ‘see My 4 Current Favorite Boards.’)

i n f l u e n c e – all of the inspirational quotes I find that don’t fit a specific category.

a m o r o u s – I pin very sweet love quotes here that all make me go “awww!”

unnamed wip – weird board name, I know lol (and ‘wip’ stands for work-in-progress, by the way), but I didn’t want to delete it yet because I might use the pins there for a story at some point.

j e d i – yes, I am a lowkey Star Wars fan. I have some cool stuff on this board!

literature rocks doe – just a board for bookish things.

i l l u s t r a t e – this board is for all the beautiful drawings and paintings I come across.

book / i n s p o – a collection of all the story inspiration I find that doesn’t fit any particular novel, but that I’d still love to base a book off of one day!

something rotten in denmark. – my very small Hamlet board because I wanted a place for pins about it, but I haven’t found very many. lol

l a u g h – see My 4 Current Favorite Boards.

t e l l y – this has been a fun board to add to recently because I’ve been watching so many new movies for school lately, and I’ve loved the majority of them! (If you visit it, beware: you’re about to be bombarded by Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Julie Andrews hahaha)

m e l o d y – for all the pins I find that relate to music I love.

g o / l i v e – pins that revolve around couples, and simply enjoying life, as well.

s n a p s h o t – I share beautiful photographs I come across that don’t have another place on my account.

being godly. – this board has lots of pins on godly relationships!

s p e a k | to | me – see My 4 Current Favorite Boards.

outwit the warleggans. – another board with a fan reference title! This is my Poldark board, because I had so much fun watching the first series.

crafts/articles for today. – this is one of my two DIY/article boards so that I can accurately organize these types of pins I want to save. The ‘today’ board is for crafts I know I can make, and articles I will definitely read soon.

crafts/articles for someday. – this is my dream craft board, haha!! I couldn’t help but save the pins on there, but it isn’t likely that I’ll do/read them any time soon.

g a l a x i t e – that’s the name of a fantasy/historical fiction novel I’ve been working on for a few years, and that board contains all of my current inspiration for it.

how | l o v e l y – mainly fashion/pretty pins … basically my miscellaneous board.

to | c u l t i v a t e – one of the focuses in Galaxite is gardening, so this board branches off from that storyboard!

m a d e / dat – I just realized that I gave this board a very lame name, hahah! However, it has all the pins that I have made/tried/crafted, as I didn’t want to lose them.

w r i t i n g / help – these pins are informational and will definitely help me with different parts of the story writing process. My other story boards are visual inspiration, while this one gives me mental inspiration.

to be called. – see My 4 Current Favorite Boards.

my | n e w | favorite instrument – when I first began playing the piano a few months ago, I made this board. It contains some piano photography and relateable jokes, haha!

t i k a l – all about my Mayan story! There’s a lot of inspiration and information on Guatemala on this board. I absolutely love it.

trusting Him in all things. – pins about having faith in the Lord, for the times when life is hard on me.

growing up. – I made this board when I was having anxieties about adulthood, but the pins that I found and saved on this board comforted and encouraged me.

r e c i p e s – all the treats/dinners I’ve found on Pinterest and am definitely considering making one day!

b l o g g i n g – see My 4 Current Favorite Boards.

love – my most recent inspirational quote board. I wanted a place to put the quotes that inspire me currently. ❤

Thank you so much for reading, guys! I would love to see a tour post like this of your Pinterest, too, so if you’re interested in taking my idea, definitely give me a link to your post!

You guys should let me know in the comments below:

Which board is YOUR favorite?

thanks to jirah and elline for my signature! xx