Archives for March 2016

Free Printable Planner Stickers: Marching into April

This is super late because I’m probably the only one who hasn’t already picked out my stickers for this week’s planning, but I just spent the morning making these stickers. I designed these for myself before I decided to share them, which is why there are so many TV stickers. The icons are from Flaticons and the patterned boxes are from digital papers at PixelScrapper. The fonts are Ballerina Script and Georgia. These are sized for the Erin Condren vertical {Read More}

Review: Ava XOX by Carol Weston

Love is in the air-and Ava thinks she’s allergic Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and Ava couldn’t care less. That is, until a new girl, Kelli, asks out Ava’s friend Chuck…and he says yes! What?!? Ava is NOT okay with this. But since when does she think about boys? For the first time ever, words fail Ava. She isn’t sure what she’s feeling (Like? Love? Friendship? Frustration?), or what “going out” even means. After all, fifth graders aren’t {Read More}

Review: Harmony House by Nic Sheff

Jen Noonan’s father thinks a move to Harmony House is the key to salvation, but to everyone who has lived there before, it is a portal to pure horror. After Jen’s alcoholic mother’s death, her father cracked. He dragged Jen to this dilapidated old manor on the shore of New Jersey to “start their new lives”—but Harmony House is more than just a creepy old estate. It’s got a chilling past—and the more Jen discovers its secrets, the more the {Read More}

Review: Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman

Blackbeard the pirate was known for striking fear in the hearts of the bravest of sailors. But once he was just a young man who dreamed of leaving his rigid life behind to chase adventure in faraway lands. Nothing could stop him—until he met the one girl who would change everything. Edward “Teach” Drummond, son of one of Bristol’s richest merchants, has just returned from a year-long journey on the high seas to find his life in shambles. Betrothed to {Read More}

Review: St. Patrick’s Day Short Stories by Rusty Fischer

Grace Phelps is working her way through graduate school at the local Minute Mart when a handsome undergrad comes racing in at midnight looking for cat food. And again the next night, and the next. When she decides to do a little snooping, Grace will discover that St. Patrick’s Day really is the luckiest night of the year! Title: Pinch Me: A Romantic St. Patrick’s Day Story Author: Rusty Fischer Publication date: February 4, 2014 Pinch Me is an adorable {Read More}

Review: Where You’ll Find Me by Natasha Friend

The beginning of the eighth grade is not what Anna thought it would be. Her lifelong best friend has ditched her for the cool kids, and her mom is in the hospital after a suicide attempt. Anna finds herself where she least expects to: living with her dad, his young new wife, and their baby, and starting a new year at school without a best friend. With help from some unlikely sources, including a crazy girl-band talent show act, Anna {Read More}

Review: A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

The last thing Jamie Watson wants is a rugby scholarship to Sherringford, a Connecticut prep school just an hour away from his estranged father. But that’s not the only complication: Sherringford is also home to Charlotte Holmes, the famous detective’s great-great-great-granddaughter, who has inherited not only Sherlock’s genius but also his volatile temperament. From everything Jamie has heard about Charlotte, it seems safer to admire her from afar. From the moment they meet, there’s a tense energy between them, and {Read More}

Money Matters: February 2016

I’ve seen other bloggers, like Berls at Fantasy is More Fun and Felicia at The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog, with book budget posts. It made me curious how much I’m spending on books each year. I have a rough idea, because I have an entertainment budget, but I’d like to get more detailed. I’m not going to try to stick to a set goal the way Berls and Felicia do, but it might end up making me think twice about {Read More}

Free Printable Planner Stickers: St. Patrick’s Day

Last month I posted some free printable Valentine’s Day planner stickers. I procrastinated purchasing St. Patrick’s Day stickers for so long that I had to make my own, so I thought I would share them too. These are the stickers I’ll be using in my planner the week of March 14-20. These are sized for the Erin Condren vertical planner and should be printed at actual size, not fit to page. I haven’t yet learned how to set the cut {Read More}

Planner Love: February 2016

These are the February monthly pages. I promise the February sticker on the red side at the top looks better in person than it does in the picture. I do wish it stood out more, but the glare is the problem here. February 01-08   This is the kit that taught me not to buy mystery boxes. While I do like some of the stickers, I’m kind of meh on most of the designs and colors. I didn’t have nearly {Read More}