Vlogmas 2016 Day 1

Sometimes, I have no idea why I decide to do the things I do. Who decides to take on the hard things until they become the easy things? Me.

For the last several years I had heard about Vlogmas but didn’t really pay attention. For those of you unaware, Vlogmas is an event where Youtube creators upload a new vlog every day in December until Christmas. In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s December. How did that happen?!

Sometime this afternoon I went from, “I’m done with Youtube” (which is a thought I have every day), to, “I’m doing vlogmas!”

I know when I participated in the 365 Project, my photography skills leveled up by leaps and bounds within a single month. It really felt like over 2 months of daily photos increased my skills at speed that normally would have taken two years. Hence, the daily vlog project – and taking advantage of the fact that vlogmas is a public event that just happens to be starting – NOW.

The biggest issue I have with Youtube is that making videos is really, really hard for me. It is the most unnatural thing I could possibly think of to do, which is why I keep thinking of quitting. But then today, something happened. My Stepson followed me on Youtube. I haven’t even told him about the channel, so this is something he did on his own. And you know what? It makes it really, really hard for me to quit things when my Stepkids are watching. Even when the thing I want to quit is really, really hard. Suddenly, quitting is not an option.

So you know what they say right? Go big, or go home. It’s time to level up. Click Here to see Vlogmas 2016 Day 1!


Holiday Book Sale Madness

Oops, I did it again.


Apparently I can’t be trusted when it comes to book sales. To be fair though, part my recent book buying binge is because of Mollie Reads since she recently featured her favorite books on editing. And then Black Friday happened! I tripped over a coupon code to save money on paper books (my weakness), and now it’s Cyber Monday!

Between the major sale at Book Outlet, and today’s deals on Amazon, I’m lost. I’ll be swimming in books come December, but I think that’s a good thing. In fact, I think it’s a fantastic thing.

I took a few minutes to give a quick update on Youtube that you can watch here. What about you? Are you making good use of all the book sales?

Britt-Marie Was Here | Book Review + Recommendations

On Friday I mentioned that one of my Weekend Reads was Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman. I finished reading it last night and was tempted to go ahead and record my reaction then, but it’s a good thing I didn’t because I was half-asleep and it probably wouldn’t have made much sense.


I’m still much more comfortable writing reviews rather than speaking them, but I’d really like to get used to speaking on the fly more so I’m using Youtube to become more acquainted with just throwing the words out and attempting to get them to line up in the right order. Preferably the first time rather than the twentieth.

I really loved Britt-Marie Was Here and my review thoughts are now available now on Youtube, as well as some book recommendations! Click Here to see what I’ve got to say.