Starting: The Leave a Mark Auctions back up. If you don’t know, these are online auctions that I host – the money has gone to various charities over the years. Normally the books are annotated (marked up throughout) by the author, but sometimes they are just autographed books. I’ve been meaning to bring them back, but I’m doing so now to benefit Baby Elliott. Mariah is part of the book community on Twitter and her son has had heart surgery already (and another fast approaching). In order to help with the medical bills, I’m having all the money from these next auctions benefit his fund. You can learn more here. Please follow the Leave a Mark auctions here – there might be one posted by the time you read this!
Hoping: That I can get more into the groove of being active this year. I’m thinking of joining my old university’s gym, because there is no contract and it’s not too bad per-month. Hopefully it will give me more motivation, being able to utilize their fitness classes and equipment.
Scheduling: I really need to be scheduling ahead on the blog. I feel like I’m just one step ahead lately and I need to get some things written/scheduled so I have a bit more of a cushion. Besides that, I’m having fun putting plans in my new planners for the year. I’ll be sharing more about those next week!
Reading: I’m in the middle of a book from 2017, but I wanted to start 2018 with something completely new as well so I’m currently reading The Princess Saves Herself in This One, a collection of poems by the amazing Amanda Lovelace. Even if you don’t read poetry – read this book. I’ve also been reading a lot of my January magazines for the first Glossies Made Me Do It of 2018 – posts/linky goes up this Friday, January 5th so come back to link up with us! Basically you share what a magazine (recent or not) has made you do: add a book to your wish list (or even read a book), try a new recipe, try a beauty product, inspired a discussion, etc.
Playing: I’ve been listening to Dua Lipa’s album a lot recently. It’s so addicting! My mom even enjoys it, so that’s a plus. Besides that, not much else. I want to try and get back into the podcast My Favorite Murder if I join a gym (it would make working on a treadmill more enjoyable I think haha).January 2018 Currently: What are you reading, playing, etc.? #currently #ontheblog Click To Tweet
I want to take today to let you know I’ll be hosting a fun link-up tomorrow (it’ll be open for all of January, so no rush). It’s time to show off the fun items you either received – or gave – this holiday season! Unwrapped isn’t about bragging or feeling bad; it’s another chance to publicly thank people for the things they gave you, or let us know about all the fun items you gave other people (I like giving gifts), and even give people other ideas if they happened to be gifted some cash or gift cards!Unwrapped: Share what you got (or gave) this holiday season! Give a public thanks! Link-Up opens January 4th #linkup #christmas2017 #ontheblog Click To Tweet
Please use the above image- and link back to my blog- if you decide to share your Christmas Gift Haul (or other holiday haul!) Remember, the link-up opens up tomorrow if you have something written already (or get it done in time), but feel free to use the whole month to get your post up. I’ll be visiting/commenting on all of them, and I hope you’ll hop around too! Will you be joining me?