Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Plan With Sarah E. | 11


I know this is a few weeks in advance, but here is my Halloween spread for this year! I am actually going to have a second Halloween week since this one is more of November than October. This was recorded back in May, so the quality isn't the best. To subscribe to my channel, be sure to stop by on Youtube. Links to the kit and shop can be found in the video's description :)




Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sticker Haul | 5


I have a couple hauls that I needed to share like asap, so here is one that I recorded about 2 months ago (: Links to the shops are on my Youtube channel (if you follow the Youtube symbol in the lower right of the video frame). These are some wonderful shops and I am excited to get to use the stickers. I have already started using the book stacks in my sidebar, as some of y'all may have noticed on my instagram shares.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Bout of Books 17 [Goals + Progress]

Bout of Books

This week, I will be working on my ARC August, which I posted about in my TBR list on the first day of August: here. I have too many Netgalley books that I need to read. I'm currently reading Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (41%) and will continue with the next oldest one when I finish. I hope to read every single day and finish one book. I would love to go above and beyond that, but I am not trying to get my hopes up. I was on track after a really great month back in July, but I have fallen behind here in August.

[GOALS]
**Read a little every day
**Finish one book
**Get back on track with my Goodreads yearly challenge

[PROGRESS]
TOTAL PAGES READ: 242 | BOOKS FINISHED:1

Monday and Tuesday
Currently reading:

Pages read: 30
Thoughts: MON - I love that this aligns with ARC August. Desperately hoping to finish Sinner this week. I'm at 41% to start out with. TUES - I only got to 44% yesterday. I am really underwhelmed by this book. I loved the other 3, but I am not as fond with this one.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Spread | 12


Hi, all - I have another walk through of my current spread. I posted a midweek on my instagram and will be posting the second half (closer up) soon. Stop by the video on Youtube to see the links for all the shops mentioned - and be sure to give me a thumbs up if you like this video and subscribe to see more. I've been posting on Sundays and Wednesdays for right now :)


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Plan With Sarah E. | 10


I'm back for another confusing plan with me - confusing in that I recorded in May, in a week in October, but posting in August (: I promise over time that my videos will be better scheduled and make more sense. This is what happens when you binge plan - learn from my mistakes. Be sure to stop by my Youtube channel for links to the shop mentioned, my favorite planner supplies, and to subscribe to my channel!


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

August Photo-a-Day Part 1: my month in pictures


I decided to do half of the month at a time because it's too much for me to try and do 30/31 pictures at once. So here is part 1 of August! The pictures go in order from the big one, then the top right pic and one underneath it. Then the bottom left and the one next to it.

Mason has figured out how to climb on the second shelf of the bookshelf // He's such a rotten little guy. He really is. // I got a Happy planner for $17. It's going to be my all pen planner so I don't have to write in my ECLP before I decorate it.
My sister-in-law Kat came into town with baby Ezra for my other sister-in-law's baby shower. Matt and Cami love their little cousin so much. // Kat and I decided to make a trip to the zoo with our littles.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Spread | 11


I am sharing another walk through of my weekly planner spread. If I'm recalling correctly, there will only be three more Sunday Spread video because the rest of my spreads have had Plan with Me's filmed for them. There is one more for the month of August, one in September, and one in October. Around mid-December I will start sharing my PWMs on Monday like the majority of the planner Youtube community does. I think any other videos will go live on Thursdays at that point, but for now, I'm sharing on Sundays and Wednesdays. This particular spread is using the Little Dog Paper Co's April mystery kit. Be sure to stop by the video for more details, links to shops mentioned, and more!


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ADS Mystery Kit Unboxing


Another super old old mystery kit from Amber's Design Studio. I labeled this as June but I think I received it in May which is why I refer to it as May mystery kit in the video. This is also my old camera and old wonky not-overhead set up, so please forgive me there. The videos will get better soon!




Tuesday, August 9, 2016

July Photo-a-Day: my month in pictures


So I have decided to do these in two parts now per month because I am finding it more difficult to compile 30 pictures in a pinch and I feel like I can never get them up in a timely fashion. SO...with that being said, here is what my July looked like! A warning: there are a lot of Mason pictures!

We got an Olive Garden cheese grater. It is the best thing ever. // Mason has taken to hanging out with Cami and Matthew a lot now. He loves them so much. // Every time the lawn gets mowed, Mason and Saydee watch out the front window.
Little man is wild. He really is. // First time in the pool....he hated it. LOL

Monday, August 8, 2016

January to July 2016 Planner Flip-Through

So many planner videos lately, right?! This one is a flip-through of my spreads from the first half of the year + a month minus a few weeks that got eaten in editing. All the shops are linked in the description on Youtube, so be sure to swing on over there.




Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday Spread | 10


Hi guys! I have a Sunday Spread video and Mini Haul for y'all today. I'm really excited that I could finally post a video using my new camera. All the shops are tagged over on Youtube, so be sure to stop by there!


Friday, August 5, 2016

Books I Read in July



Outage by Ellisa Barr - 3.5 stars (finished 7/5)
BOOK 1 IN THE POWERLESS NATION TRILOGY
**I received an ecopy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.**

The book started off roughly. Dee, the 15 year old MC, was acting like a pouty 15 year old. Her parents are leaving for a cruise and Dee is dropped off on her Grandpa's farm. No computers, no cell phone reception, no internet. *cue world's tiniest violin* She decides to take off with his truck (how very kind of her), but doesn't know how to drive stick and stalls it. Grandpa catches her and instead of being angry, promises to teach her to drive it. He lets her take it into town to possibly meet some kids her age. On her way into town, she picks up an OMGSOCUTE hitchhiker who happens to be close to her age. They continue to head into town when she wrecks the truck. This is the EMP. From there, it all becomes chaos.

I personally loved this portion of the book that was dedicated to how things would really go down in an apocalyptic situation. I think it was more realistic that people were trying to help each other moreso than fend for themselves. I do think that Dee's complete 180-degree personality change was a far reach. I think that the love triangle that started was not accurately played out...one guy just steps aside and doesn't say anything after flirting with Dee and spending time with her?? Okay. Grandpa was such a sweet soul and probably my favorite character. I loved that the author went down the dark, gory road. I felt it made the story more authentic.

It takes a bit to get used to the third-person omniscient point-of-view because it's written so awkwardly. I don't know how else to explain it, but it took a lot of rereading for me to grasp what was going on at times. It could be quite uncomfortable at times to read.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Plan With Sarah E. | 9


Yes, another PWM is up for your all's viewing pleasure! :) This one was done in a sped up version because my mom called me in the first two minutes of recording time. I adore this kit from Nicole Alexia Designs. Nikki's shop has quickly become my new favorite shop. Her kits are awesome. I love the little cartoon foxes, colors, and patterns in this kit. I did a pretty standard layout for me with three distinct sections. Sidebar looks about the same as always. I filmed this months ago, but it is for October 3-9. This is what happens when you binge plan the rest of the year -_- Be sure to stop by my channel to like the video, subscribe to my channel, check out my favorite planner supplies, and see more of my videos!


Monday, August 1, 2016

August TBR List (ARC August) + Upcoming Releases


So I am scrapping my normal plan and simply reading Netgalley books for the month of August for ARC August hosted by Octavia and Shelly of Read. Sleep. Repeat. More information: here. I recently signed up for about 8 billion Netgalley books. I still have quite a few that are super old that I need to read, so my hope is to read a ton of them. Here are my reads in order of when I received them as per my Goodreads book log:
13 are old, 16 are new. That's still 29 galley copies to read and I better get started. Because I finished 7 books last month and I'm now only 1 book behind (I was actually on track for like a week!) on my Goodreads challenge, my goal is to finish 5 books. In the upcoming releases, I noted which books I have from Netgalley by noting with two asterisks.






What books do you hope to read this month?
What releases are you excited for?