May 25, 2018

Currently Reading // May, 2018.

Heeeeello, everyone!

One of my big goals for this month was to get back into reading.. I feel like I've succeeded - kinda. I did read more often and more pages than I did last month, but I still don't feel like I've read enough. I know "enough" is a weird concept, but I feel like I'm failing on something. Every year I set a GoodReads goal and month after month GoodReads reminds how many books I am behind schedule and I can't help comparing with how I did last year. 

I know last year I didn't have a job or boyfriend, but still.. I've only read 16 books so far in 2018 and that's not good. I know it's more than most people read in an entire year, but you need to keep in mind that in 2017 I read over 70 books. That's a big difference, guys. I'm almost positive I won't be able to reach that goal this year. However, I am enjoying reading again this month and I want to focus on the positive. So, let's get to the books!
Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert // After seeing this book pretty much all the time on IG and youtube, I finally decided to pick it up. I've read the first 18 pages and I have to admit it: it's good. I'm really enjoying it so far. It's funny, beautifully written and the author does make some really great points. It's all about positivity and advice on how to just go for it. It's very inspirational! I don't know if I would recommend it yet, I feel like I need to read a bit more. 

Love, Life and the List - Kasie West // I'm currently listening to this one on audible and, as you can imagine if you've ever read one of Kasie West's books before, it's super adorable. I'm about 30% in and I can already tell that I'm going to love it. It has everything I really enjoy in a book: it's set during the summer, there's romance aaaand a little bit on teenage drama to give it some spice. I'm not particularly a  fan of the narrator, but I can live with it. 

Obsession - J. Daniels // I decided to give this book a try because of Jessica from Peace Love Books. She has a blog and a booktube channel and I cannot recommend following her enough - I love her reviews, her hauls.. she's my go to when I need a romance recommendation. I found this book for free on Amazon and I thought "why not?". So far, I've been really happy with my decision. This book is funny and gripping. It has a lot of steamy romance scenes, which is not my favorite thing in the world but it's tolerable. The romance part is really cute and I'm loving the main character. 

That's it, guys! Those are all the books I'm currently reading. I know it's very different from my actual May TBR, but once I started reading those books I realized that that was not what I was in the mood for. I wanted to romance and I was in desperate need for some inspiration in my life. Let me know on the comments what are you currently reading or if you've read any of the books I've mentioned!

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May 23, 2018

Links I'm Loving // Studying and Reducing Waste.

Heeeeello, everyone!

I have no idea why, but I'm such a great mood today! I woke up, did my morning routine, my coffee came out just right and now I'm blogging. A slow morning is not something that happens often for me, I just love it when I have the time to start my day like this. As I'm writing this it's 05:20, I have a strong feeling it's going to be a good day. Anyway, it's been a hot minute since my last Links I'm Loving post and I thought it was time for a new one. I've been collecting a bunch of cool stuff to share with guys for weeks now. Let's get to it! 

Ways To Study // I've been working towards my teachers certification for awhile now - for those of you who don't know I'm currently a teacher's assistant. However, I think everyone will agree with me, that it's hard to get into a studying routine once you've started working. I work 8 hours a day. When I get home, the last thing I want to do is to open up some books and study. Having said that, Ways To Study has been super helpful lately. Watching her get her life together and hit the books has been inspiring me to keep going. If you're stuggling to get back into studying, I highly reccomend checking out her videos. 

Let Go Of 100 Things In Less Than A Hour // If you've been following me for any amount of time, you know that I'm very into minimalism and decluttering. I share with you guys once a week the things I'm decluttering (you can check it out here), at least I try to, and that has been working for me. However, if you're just starting your minimalism journey, maybe this link will help you out. It talks about some helpful tips on how to let go of things, fast! If you have no idea how to start decluttering, start here!

Zero Waste Nerd // It's 2018, so if you're not worried about plastic waste and the enviorment, you should probably watch some documentaries and wake up! If you're at all interested in reducing your waste and toll you're taking on our planet (which you should), I cannot recommend Zero Waste Nerd enough. This particular link is about reducing food packaging waste when you don't have access to a bulk store and it's amazing. They have many other articles about many different topics and they're all filled with super helpful tips. 

That's everything I have for you guys today! As a person who spends most of her days online, sometimes it's hard to narrow down to only four links to share here on these posts. I hope you enjoy the ones I picked and let me know on the comments if you had a chance to check them out, as well as any other fun links you'd like to share with us. 

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May 21, 2018

What I'm Decluttering This Week // How To Maintain A Clutter Free Home.

Heeeeello, everyone!

Today before work I decided to do a little decluttering. I woke up earlier than usual and I just felt this weird urge to clean and organize, which never happens. I strive really hard to maintain a minimalist lifestyle, but somehow things add up. It feels like clutter appears out of nowhere in my house, so I always feel the need to take a quick look and pull a few things out, things that I feel like are not serving a purpose in my life. 

As always, we have a weird selection of items here. My church is having a little bazar so they can raise money for something, I wanted to contribute with a few clothing pieces. These pieces are all still in great condition, I've just realized that they don't really match my current style anymore. We also have hair accessories, a bra strap.. I told you, weird! Let's get to it!
First off we have two random plastic bags that I was keeping for no apparent reason. Plastic bags are not only terrible for the environment, but they're also not really useful. I've been trying really hard to completely avoid them, but sometimes the cashier is quicker than me and I only realize I took a plastic bag when I'm already outside. Long story short, I'm getting rid off these.

Next to it we have a Grinch sleeping mask that came with a set of Grinch Christmas pjs.. I love the pjs but I have no use for a sleeping mask, so off to charity it foes. We also have an assortment of hair clips (I used to be obssessed with these), little cloths to clean your glasses, one of those bra you glue to your boobs, a bra strap and three tops I haven't worn in ages. 

After learning about and practicing minimalism, I've more in tune with my style. I've learned that off the shoulder tops don't work for me, that backless tops are not really flattering on my body shape and that I usually enjoy t-shirt on the baggier side, so that I can tuck them into shorts or pants.

That's it, guys! Let me know on the comments if you're enjoying these types of posts. I usually try to declutter once a week or once every two weeks when I'm super busy. I think it's good to take a quick look at your items and really think about if they're serving a purpose in your life. I find that the less I own, the overall happier I am. It's like physical clutter causes mental clutter for me, so frequent declutters are definitely the way to go for me!

When was your last declutter?

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