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?

 

A Little Bit of February Bullet Journaling

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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.

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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.

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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😀)

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

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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!

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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.

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

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

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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(:

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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?*

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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

Looking back: January

Hello!

Can you even believe it’s FEBRUARY? I sure can’t. Man, January went like a rocket! (Well, for me it did.)

Well, I made quite a few posts in January, and I am going to be looking back through the month!

Well, The first post I made was “A fresh beginning” where I updated my blog theme. (Click HERE to see it)

The second post I did was “Looking back: 2018” (Click HERE)

Then the third (fourth, fifth, sixth, all the way until tenth) Post(s) I did was a series on Bullet Journaling. (HERE)

The Eleventh post I made was “(Pen-Pal) Letter Art.” I really enjoyed this n’. (Come see it HERE)

Then the Twelfth, “Yet Another Clump” (See it HERE)

Then, my last and thirteenth post, “50 Things that make me Happy” (Tagged by Meg) This was fun! (See that HERE)

Thank you so much for helping me launch into 2019! Happy February!

New Posts coming SOOOOOOON!

~theJunebugblog

2019 BUJO Setup, Day 6

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Hi!

Today Is day six! I can’t believe it has almost been a week! Wow.

This post is going to be kind-of short, because I didn’t do step-by-step this time.

For all you musicians out there, this is quite helpful. I make these every month to help me keep my goal for my music practice. It’s pretty easy. You just write your practice goal, and all the things you have to learn and there importance.

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I make them for all the instruments I play, not including ukulele because I don’t really have a schedule for that😊

I’ve quite filled them in since these pictures were taken!

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Wasn’t that quick?! Whoa! That’s probably my least word count ever😄 118 words. Wow! Hehe.

Well, I hope you enjoyed! Come back tomorrow for the last day!

~theJunebugblog

2019 BUJO Setup, Day 5

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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

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

~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!

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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!)

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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. 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 17 (The last day!)

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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 14

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Hello, Readers!

Oh. Oh, Dear me, one…two..three..fo…..FIVE DAYS? Five Days until CHRISTMAS??

How did we get here so fast? Are you excited? I am!

Today I chose “Christmas books” as the topic. Reading books at Christmas time is always something we’ve done since my brother and I were really little.

Here are ten of our favorites:

“The Polar Express” ~ Chris Van Allsburg (there’s also an amazing movie based on this book!)

“The Year of the perfect Christmas Tree” ~ Gloria Houston (Such a sweet book!)

Emmet Otter’s Jug-band Christmas” ~ Russel Hoban (We love this one!)

“Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree” ~ Robert Barry (A classic, happily ending story😊)

“Silver Packages” ~ Cynthia Rylant (A good story and a great writer)

The Letter On the Tree” ~ Natalie Savage Carlson (We always enjoy this one)

“The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey”  ~ Susan Wojciechowski *please don’t ask me to pronounce that* 😂 (We’ve read this every year since I was a baby)

 Stephen’s Feast ~ Jean Richardson (This always makes me want to sing the song)

“The Church Mice at Christmas” ~ Graham Oakley (One of my Mom’s favorites)

“A Little House Christmas” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder (Sweet Stories)

What Christmas books do you like? Do you have any recommendations?

Come Tomorrow!

FIVE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

~theJunebugblog