Since buying a Dymo Label Maker, I’ve been feeling the need to label absolutely everything. At first I was just enjoying labelling everything with what they are but then I started to wonder if the Dymo label maker (or any label maker really) had more uses.
I love to get creative so when I started to think of uses for my label maker, I wanted to think of some ideas that weren’t just labeling things. Of course, labelling things will always but fun. But sometimes, you’ve just got to get creative and try some new things.
That’s how I came up with some creative uses for a label maker.
So, here’re some ways that you can great creative with a label maker…
I know what you’re thinking… it’s only September, why am I already chatting about Christmas..? Well my friends, Christmas is only 3 months away and whether you like it or not, it’ll be here before you know it.
Suddenly it’ll be December and you’ll be rushing around the shops trying to get those last minute gifts and worrying about whether or not you’ve got enough food and drinks. And that is exactly why I’ve decided that September is the perfect time to start planning for Christmas!
I love Christmas. I look forward to watching all the cosy Christmas films, singing cheesy songs, and eating so much food that you feel like you’ll burst. I know that it’s just one day of the year, but honestly, life is way too hard to not say “f**k it!” and have the greatest day ever.
In saying that, I know that Christmas can be a stressful and chaotic time of year, so let’s get planning now to make it easier..
My current love of reading is still going strong. I’m still cautious not to push myself so I don’t end up in a reading slump again, but I’m feeling happy that I’m still going with my reading.
Since I started reading again after my year long reading slump, my reading has definitely slowed down a little. It’s still at a pace that I like but I don’t feel like reading is the main focus in my life now. I’m trying to find the balance between reading loads and not getting burned out. If this is something that you’ve been through then please let me know any tips of advice that you have. I’m doing everything I can to avoid another super long reading slump.
I really enjoyed sharing my mini book reviews last time so I figured I’d share some more.
Now, onto the mini book reviews…
Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer
This was a relatively quick book but I felt like it took me forever to read. It just didn’t grab my attention and reading it felt a little tedious. It had some fun moments and wasn’t all bad, but it’s not a book that I would recommend. I do recommend the Netflix film version though.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
I don’t even know where to start with sharing my opinion on this book. Even thinking about book now makes my heart hurt. It’s such a well-written book that I didn’t want to put it down. It’s definitely worth a read no matter what kind of books you usually read. Just make sure you’ve got some tissues at the read.
In such a fast paced world, it can be nice to just slow down sometimes.
Music can be an important part of the slow living lifestyle. It gives us a way to escape into a peaceful mindset for a bit, and it can give us clarity. Different music genres can make you feel different kinds of ways and that’s what I love about having a slow living playlist.
My favourite time of day to list to my slow-living playlist is in the morning. But that doesn’t meant that it’s the only time I’ll listen to it. I love to hit play when I need to calm myself or relax for a bit. Sometimes days can be challenging and some calming songs are the perfect way to help.
Whether you start the morning with a slow living playlist and follow your morning routine while enjoying the moment, or you listen to the playlist at the end of the day to help you relax just before bed, slow music is perfect to help you be in the moment.
One of my favourite things is collecting and organising information. When it comes to my books, this is no different.
There’s so many options out there for reading tracking and believe me, I’ve tried a lot of them. Over the years I’ve managed to find a few that I prefer and I found some apps that I’ll never go near again.
I’ve pretty much always logged my reading and I feel like I’d miss it if I stopped now, but I do know that not everyone likes to track their reading.
Whether we realise it or not, some of our daily habits can hold us back in life. I’m not trying to say that everything you do needs to help you better yourself. Sometimes we do things just because we want to and that’s okay. However, it’s always good to incorporate some new daily habits into your life.
Here’re some daily habits that you could incorporate into your life to make your life happier and more productive..
I want to start this off by saying that I have never been a fan of audiobooks. In the past, I would even have gone as far as to say that listening to an audiobook isn’t reading. But oh how wrong I was.
At the start of June, I challenged myself to read more books. I usually read a chapter or two a day of a book and I just found that I’d never be able to read all the books on my ever-growing tbr list if I didn’t read quicker.
Instead of this sending me into a downward spiral that would lead to a reading slump, I headed over to my good friend, Google and looking into how I could read quicker but still enjoy what I was reading and still be able to actually understand what was happening in the books that I was reading.
Google had plenty of ideas and I won’t go diving into all of them in this post but I did want to talk about something that I tried… audiobooks.
I’ve become obsessed with books again. I want to read all of the time and all I think about is books. Obviously, that will be reflected here on my blog.
This post is the first of a series that you may see popping up every couple of months on this blog. I can’t know how often I will be posting my mini reviews as it depends on how much I’ve been reading. However, I’ll share my mini book reviews whenever I’ve read enough to make a decent post.
Now, onto the mini book reviews…
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
I’ve never been a huge fan of self-help books but I figured I’d listen to this audiobook. Maybe it’s just that self-help books aren’t for me or maybe this book just sucks, I really don’t know. But anyway, if you want to hear a privileged white man telling you something that you probably already know, then you might like this book.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
This book made me feel every emotion that you could wish for a book to make you feel. I completely fell in love with the story and it made me see the beauty in life again. Anne of Green Gables makes me want to walk through nature, take in the beauty and laugh with a friend. Such a beautiful book.