Friday, September 25, 2015

I love you, Friday

Hi friends! It's Friday! I am excited about it! Last weekend we were out of the house basically all weekend, so nothing got done around the house. I mean, we were either at church or with family last weekend, so that was all good, but my poor house needs a clean. So my plans for this weekend include giving my house a good cleaning, doing laundry, and all of that fun stuff.

Of course, I also have some actual fun plans too. Tonight is home-made pizza and movie night with Chris. Tomorrow, after I'm done my cleaning, I plan to film a bunch of videos for my YouTube channel, and get one or two edited. In the evening we are going to hang out with some friends, and if I have time in between I'll probably just do some reading.

On Sunday after church Chris is going golfing with his dad and brother, so I will enjoy my solitude in my house with a good book, maybe some letters. I'm slooowly getting back into writing letters, and it's been fun.

What I'm reading this weekend: Fire by Kristin Cashore. This is the second book in the Seven Realms trilogy, the first book being Graceling. This is an excellent fantasy series, I'm highly enjoying it so far!

This week I have been obsessed with tiny homes. Don't ask why, but for some reason I just really want to live in a tiny house now. We watched a documentary on Netflix, called TINY: A Story About Living Small, and it was quite good. Today I've been watching videos on YouTube about tiny homes. Some good channels are relaxshacksDOTcom, Tiny House Giant Journey, Living Big in a Tiny Home, and Kristen Dirksen, they have tons of tours of tiny homes. Also this one is amazing and I would live in it in a heartbeat.

What are your plans for the weekend? Leave a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Summer is here and I'm excited about it.

Summer is almost here! Well, today we have a rainfall warning, but it still feels more and more like summer. Church activities are winding up, and there's a lot more free time on the horizon. I never realized how much you love free time until I started working full time. That was an adjustment. Sometimes I really miss working part-time. I had a lot more time for housework and hobbies.

I have many plans for the summer already, such as:

  • doing a bedroom refresh 
  • having a garage sale with some friends and getting rid of so much junk
  • doing some DIY projects, like painting a couple bookshelves and building an end table
  • going to the zoo (I haven't been to the zoo in like a decade or something, and they've added a ton of new things since I was there last)
  • writing back to my poor pen pals who probably wonder why I went off the radar
  • getting so much reading done!

These are the two tables I'm looking at making. I might make both. We'll see.

I hope to enjoy some of the last two while sitting outside in my lawn chair apparatus. I call it an apparatus because I wouldn't know what else to call it. It's two Adirondack chairs attached with a table in the middle. Very handy. But the table is broken so I have to fix that. And I want to get some cushions, for maximum comfort. I've got my eyes on some seat pads from IKEA, because I'm too lazy to make them myself.

What would you call this thing? Anyway, here it is, freshly painted in my favourite colour. That table wasn't properly attached, so it came off and now I have to fix it.

I'm also quite excited for summer weather, as a lovely bistro just a short walk away from my house is selling gelato. I am pleased to announce the stuff tastes like heaven, and I anticipate walking over there many evenings with a book.

What are you looking forward to this summer?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Doing a new thing on the internet.

Hello friends, how are you? What is new? I miss your lovely faces. If you still stick with me here, then bravo, you! I have a thing to mention that is new with me. In August, I started a YouTube channel! I know, it's weird. But it's been really cool so far.

This summer I discovered that there are people on YouTube that talk about books. And that was a revelation for me. People, talking about books? Amazing! For a couple months I was really content to just watch other people's videos, but eventually I wanted to start talking about books, too. With the encouragement of Christopher, I started filming videos and uploading them. It was really out of my comfort zone to start, but once I started, it wasn't even that bad!

I still have a lot to learn about making and editing videos, and my videos aren't the best yet, but I've actually had a pretty good response to my channel so far. I have met some really cool people so far, and even if I never comment or interact with people I subscribe to, I still feel like they're my friends. It is really fun to talk about books that I'm reading, books I want to read, and hearing book recommendations from other people. It is so awesome to be a part of the BookTube community.

I called my channel Little Prairie Library. I think it's clever, it rhymes a little bit to help you remember it, it tells you what my channel is about, and it is personalized to me! (I am a prairie girl to the core of my heart) I also started a dedicated blog for book reviews, to tie in with my YouTube channel. I wanted to have a separate blog for reviewing books, because it's apparently easier to get ARCs (advance reader copies) from certain publishers if your blog is just dedicated to books. The blog is still under construction, but there are some reviews already up.

I would love it if you would go check out my YouTube channel and subscribe to me there, as well as follow my book blog!