February Desk Tour ft. New Wall Decor!

February Desk Tour ft. New Wall Decor!

Hey there ❤ Happy Tuesday to you!! I am very happy to be able to share another desk tour post with you guys. 🙂 I’ve probably mentioned it before, haha, but these are by far my favorite kind of post to write! Taking the pictures for the tour, and then getting to talk about my little writing area, is always a lot of fun – and this time, I didn’t just redecorate the desk itself. I’ve redone the whole wall area, too!

Throughout the post, I’ve included non-sponsored links to the different products when a link was available. I’m not making any money, I just wanted to give you the chance to get these awesome pieces of decor for yourself!

I hope you enjoy this, and let me know in the comments below which part of my desk is your favorite! Now let’s take a look. ❤

Below is how it looks when I first walk up to it! The little fairy lights, new wall decor, and simple layout of what’s on the desk itself makes me really happy. I’ll show you around every area, so let’s check out the left side first.

Here is where I blog, watch videos, and many other various activities on my laptop! I first featured my Chromebook in the desk tour I did back in November, which you can check out here. 🙂

In this shot, you can also see my hair tie basket (yes, I have so many that I need a basket!!), which I got at Hobby Lobby. My cute little wall calendar is from Target, as are the adorable plant pictures! I made the tiny banner myself using scrapbook paper, I should share a tutorial sometime. ❤

Let’s look at the wall a bit more now!

I colored that aquatic mandala myself, and I just LOVE how it turned out! It was one of the many pages from a wonderful coloring book I got on Amazon for only a few dollars. They’re one-sided, printed on great quality paper, and the designs are fantastic quality! If you’re into coloring, I highly recommend that book.

Above the mandala, you can see a wooden sign of that wonderful verse from Philippians, and then my infamous tiny ‘Dream Big’ sign. I’m pretty sure it has ended up in every desk tour I’ve ever shared, haha!

Now let’s check out the signs to the right.

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When I spotted this gorgeous print on Etsy a few weeks ago, I knew that I had to have it above my desk. Within minutes, I’d purchased it, and a few days later, I was able to frame it! I’ve always loved maps, and the fact that a quote by Robin Williams is on it, too – it was made for me, haha. I love it sooo much!

The other sign says ‘Grateful,’ and I’ve had it up at my desk for over a year now. 🙂

I’ve also had this cactus art at my desk for a year now, and I got it at Hobby Lobby!

Next, we have my writing utensils box. ❤

I haven’t had a chance to organize the inside yet, but I happily decorated the top with three new additions to my room! First, we have a tiny paper craft Minecraft ocelot, which is a game I love playing with my brothers. Those cats make really cute pets! Next to the paper cat, I put my new fake succulent, which is absolutely adorable. Beside that is my cactus plate, which my dad said looks like Larry the Cucumber with arms!! XD

The last thing on my desk are my notepad, and my new recipe box!

Over the past week or so, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed filling this beautiful tin box with awesome recipes my family and I have been enjoying for years. I don’t know what to write on the little card yet, haha, either my name or an ‘M.’ We’ll see!

Here’s how the box looks inside:

I found this box in the dollar section of Target, so definitely check your Target out if you’d like to get one, too!


Thank you so much for reading!! ❤ I hope you have a beautiful day!

— Maggie

Organizing My Priorities For 2018

Organizing My Priorities For 2018

Hey guys ❤ I hope that this Tuesday has gotten off to a beautiful start for you!

I am extremely happy to report that yesterday evening, my dad brought my mom and Isabella home! I can’t tell you what a blessing it is to have them here now – it made me so sad to not be able to see them. I’m so thankful they didn’t have to stay at the hospital any longer!

Health Update: My mom and Isabella are both doing very well. My mom’s recovering beautifully from the surgery, and we can also all tell that Isabella is happy to be home. ❤ She’s such a sweet baby!!!

Today’s post is going to be about, as you can see from the title, organizing my priorities for this year. While I do love taking things one day at a time, I would also love to have a basic, structured idea of where I should be spending my time. I know that would be a huge help to me!

This is going to be a thinking out loud type of post, so if you’re interested in following along to see how I’m planning to spend the last semester of my senior year, I’d like to invite you to come along! 🙂 ❤ I hope you enjoy.


My Priorities, Organized

This Year:

  1. Take care of my family.
  2. Finish high school.
  3. Make healthy choices.
  4. Save money.
  5. Continue to blog.
  6. Make important decisions.
  7. Continue my education.

This Month:

  1. Stay well.
  2. Read more of the Bible.
  3. Interact more with my siblings.
  4. Bake/Cook more.
  5. Redecorate my room.
  6. Listen to new music.
  7. Participate in a blog challenge.

This Week:

  1. Help my mom with housework.
  2. Make meal plan and grocery shop.
  3. Work on my schoolwork.
  4. Buy a frame for my new wall print.
  5. Shop for new room decor.
  6. Keep up with blogging.
  7. Read Hank and Jim.

I would do a list for today, as well,
but I’m honestly not doing much today, haha! ❤

So there you have it! These are the three awesome lists that I plan to refer back to throughout this week, month, and year, too. My family is my #1 priority right now, and then comes my schooling, my entrance into adulthood (haha), and then everything else. I am so thankful for and blessed by all that the Lord has given me, and I don’t want to take any of it for granted for one second. ❤

Thank you so much for reading!

“This is the day which the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
– Psalm 118:24

— Maggie

Today’s To Do – Mommy #2 Edition

Today’s To Do – Mommy #2 Edition

Hey guys! Haha yes, I’m sharing a bonus post today already. 🙂 If you’d like to meet my new baby sister, make sure you visit this post! ❤

Because I am the eldest sibling, and since I already help out around the house and things with the family on a regular basis, most of the responsibilities my mom usually has are mine for the next few days. She and Isabella are at the hospital currently (I’m praying they’ll be able to be discharged no later than tomorrow!), so there are lots of things to do to prepare for their arrival.

We have six (soon to be seven) people living here, so messes accumulate quickly – especially the ones created by Elizabeth! It has been her favorite thing to do recently to dump large toy containers and play with everything inside, which makes huge messes in the living room, haha. While there isn’t much to be done about her playful hurricanes in the main room of the house, I can keep up with the state of the bedrooms, kitchen, and office. Those rooms, as well as other things, are on my to do list at the moment!

If you’d like to see what I’m planning to get done today, as well as over the next couple of days, you can check out the list below. ❤ Thanks for reading!


Today’s To Do – Mommy #2 Edition

  • Make the meal plan. I usually do this with my mom most weeks, anyway, but not usually by myself! This morning, I’ve been looking at what we have at the house to make dinners with, and at the moment, I can come up with three meals. From there, I need to think of a few more, then I can get some stuff from the store later.
  • Clean my room. It irks me when it gets messy occasionally, haha, and because we washed, dried, and folded three loads of laundry yesterday, I have a lot of shirts and pajamas to put away! And since I’ve been sleeping in my mom’s room to be with Elizabeth, my mom’s bedding is folded on my bed, so the room looks even more messy. xD Oh, well. When I get a moment later, I’m going to clean it up real nice!
  • Put together a shopping list. This is the companion to the meal plan, as I’m putting all the things I need to get for lunches and dinners on it! Since it’s possible Isabella and my mom will be able to come home today, I’m going to run to the store later this afternoon, but actually go grocery shopping tomorrow. 🙂
  • Vacuum the bedrooms and clean the kitchen. This is important to me because not only do I love a clean house, but my mom does, too! And it would be lovely for her to return home from the hospital to a tidy house. ❤
  • Play some games with Samuel. As I write this post, Joshua and Samuel are playing a game together, which is awesome, but it’s been a few days since I did something with Samuel. There doesn’t end up being much time left to do something with him because of the different responsibilities I have, but I still really want to find the time to do a game or activity with him.

Thank you so much for reading! ❤ I can’t wait to get started and continue with these things. It will be so nice to have my mom back home, and with Isabella, as well! 😀 I’d love it if you could please pray that they will be able to come safely home today or tomorrow. That would be a blessing to all of us. xxx

God bless!

— Maggie