january recap (Fiverr, bookstagram and fave reads)

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! I am so shocked by how fast January went. I feel like the whole year will disappear if I blink!

January was a crazy-fast month. It was fun, sometimes stressful and an exciting start to 2019! I am so excited about February and the rest of the year to come!

Also, guys, I am so sorry about not being consistent with blogging. I always plan to write and post my posts on certain days but something always keeps me away from it! So yeah I am sorry I haven’t been blogging as frequently. Life really has been crazy (I feel like I always say that!) 

Anyways, let’s get started!

books I want to read

The Austen Escape by Katherine ReaySpinning Silver by Naomi NovikCinder by Marissa MeyerThe Brontë Plot by Katherine ReayLizzy and Jane by Katherine ReayManga Classics by Stacy King
The Selection by Kiera CassDarius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib KhorramAnne of Green Gables by L.M. MontgomeryThe Mysterious Benedict Society and the Perilous Journey by Trenton Lee StewartThe Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee StewartThe Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee StewartMy Lady Jane by Cynthia HandLove & War by Melissa de la CruzFront Desk by Kelly YangDear Mr. Knightley by Katherine ReayFull Cicada Moon by Marilyn Hilton
I feel like I read more but yeah!
 My favorite book I read I think is Darius The great is Not okay.
*sobbing* It was such a sweet relatable book! I am definitely going to review it soon! (when I am done crying in the corner)
I am trying to read 150 books this year and according to Goodreads I am five books ahead of schedule, and I think that’s good…?
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Last month I accomplished two things I really wanted to do.
One I started a bookstagram! Yes! I have been wanting to do this ever since I started book blogging and it is so much fun! If you have a bookstagram I would love if you follow me! @elysianartiste
I also have started a fiverr!
Fiverr is an online marketplace for freelance services. I have posted some blog design gigs that I would love for you to purchase. And for a limited time, anyone who signs up to buy on Fiverr, clicking this affiliate link will get 20% off there first purchase! (this will give a small commission to me which I would really appreciate!) I would love if you buy one of my gigs!

I would really appreciate if you support me on both of those platforms!

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scrunchies- THEY ARE SO CUTE AND JUST 90s 

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clips and barrettes- Okay I am kinda turning into a 90s kid and I love these

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jumper dresses and mum jeans- 

sunflowers

stars

literally anything vintage and aesthetic

oh also I really have become a band and theatre kid. I play clarinet and I like musicals. I am trying to audition for Matilda the musical which sounds adorable because Matilda is basically every bookworm

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January was a great month! I am so excited about what February! Thanks so much for reading!

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What books did you read last month? What are your January favorites? Do you have a bookstagram or fiverr?

Thanks for reading!

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cute printables to help you rock 2019!

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Welcome to my itsy bitsy corner of the web! 2019 is here. And nothing starts a new year better than cute printables!

I made some printables for you all that you can download and print! All of my printables are free for personal use only. This means that you cannot use it for anything that makes money. It’s totally fine to use on your blog, bullet journal, decor in your room etc. You do not have to give me credit/link to my blog.

Just click the link below each image you would like to download. (If you don’t know how to open a ZIP file, then you can click here to see a simple tutorial.)

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This inspirational poster will be a lovely accent to your room! Just print it and put it on your wall.

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Just print it and put it on your wall.

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An adorable daily to-do list! You can put this in your planner, bujo or even on your clipboard!

 

I hope you all liked this post! If you want more freebies like this, please comment down below.

Enjoy the freebies!

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7 fun things to send to your penpal

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I have recently gotten into the hobby of penpaling. I was supposed to have only three, but now I have *ahem* seven.

Having a penpal (or more) Is an amazing way to make new friends and meet new people and learn about others lifestyles and cultures. Penpaling is also great for people that want to disconnect from online and go back to paper. Plus if you have really generous penpals you might even get goodies. (my favorite part) But don’t get your hopes up xD

So in today’s post, I will share with you guys a few things you can send to your penpals!

If you are looking for a penpal and have nowhere to look you can go to this awesome (and safe website) called globalpenfriends. Or you can comment down below that your interested and maybe someone else will reply and ask to be your penpal.

For right now I am closed for new penpals because I already have way tooo many. But I am open to being e-pals if you want.

But now, let’s get on to the post.

The first and most basic thing to put in your penpal letter is a letter.

Even if you only send a letter, you can jazz it up and make it cute and super special! Doodle, add quotes and use fancy fonts!

2. Send washi tape.

Washi tape is cute and adorable, and if your penpal is a crafty artsy person I am sure they would appreciate some. You can wrap it around a stick, tag or piece of paper.

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3. Art

Art pieces are really cute and simple. Draw something your penpal loves like ducks or sunflowers.

4. Scraps

When it comes to penpaling, sending cute scraps of paper or extra washi and stuff Is great! You can use scraps to make collages and if your penpal is creative they will probably find a way to use it.

5. Candy, Tea, Snacks

Packaged objects like tea and candy are great and fun to send to your penpal. I always send my penpals tea bags so they can drink it while reading my letters!

6. envelope art

Envelopes can be transformed into beautiful masterpieces. I try and usually fail, but there are some really pretty things you can do!

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7. Things your pen pals have mentioned

Has your penpal mentioned that they wanted pins? Maybe you can make one for them. Make thinks based on your penpals personality or things they like and want.

 

I hope this post helped! Thanks for reading!

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Do you have a penpal? What are your favorite things to send?

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farewell 2018// year recap, fave reads, blog growth + new stuff!

I am shocked by how fast 2018 went by.

It was a crazy year, filled with good and bad, Some things I wish didn’t happen and some things that I am shocked I got the opportunity to do.

first of all

happy new year!

I am really excited for 2019! I have some goals that I hope I can accomplish!

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Cool Accomplishments:

Taking two college classes (and getting all As)

being in a documentary

reaching 200+ follows on elysian artiste

becoming a teenager (YEEET)

getting a domain for elysian artiste

reading over 100+ books

going rock climbing (ON A REAL BIG ROCK)

learning clarinet in only 3 months

starting a bookstagram

seeing the liberty bell

probably more stuff I forgot haha

Favorite Reads

I was planning on making a more detailed post on my fave reads so here’s just a little list.

Jane Eyre

The Giver

girls resist

To kill a mockingbird

more than I might have forgotten

Bloggy Recap

In 2018 I received:

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My most popular posts and pages were:

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Blog Goals for 2019

Ideally, I would want to get in a better posting schedule! I will start a new video series and all sorts of cool stuff!

Reach 300 followers

Monetize my site

Start my blog design business

Sell downloads

Make more freebies

 

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That’s all for today! Looking forward to an awesome new year!

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what I’ve been working on ( a fancy excuse explaining why I haven’t posted since the 8th)+BLOG UPDATE ps. it’s SNOWING!!

Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web!-and if you’re new here thanks for stopping by!❤ Also sorry about the long title, I usually don’t do that but I got a little excited 😀 Also I am really sorry I haven’t posted in a while LIFE HAS BEEN BUSY!

So I didn’t really realize that Elysian Artiste has reached 212 followers! I MEAN WHAT?!?! It means so much! Blogging has been a great experience❤❤ Thank you all so much!

Now I have some other updates about a schedule- a blogging schedule! I really need to start planning when to post because I sometimes can get really distracted. really. So I have decided to post twice a week on Tuesdays and maybe Fridays or Saturdays. 

Tuesdays will be more bookish or focusing on a book or book tag, recent reads or some bookish thing.📖 

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On Fridays(or any other free day I have during the week) I will make a DIY post, art post, A motivational, a lifestyle post interest inspired post, photography post, Hamilton post The possibilities are endless…

Also a giveaway will hopefully be coming out soon… JUST YOU WAIT, JUST YOU WAIT!!

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WAIT FOR IT WAIT FOR ITTTT!!!

this is very small but I hope you all enjoy!

My little sister just lost her first tooth so I did a little photo-shoot with her!

ISN’T SHE SO CUTE !

So I recently got back into my wreck this journal! It is really soothing, especially since I strive to make my art look perfect. I really recommend it if your someone who always wants to be perfect, it really loosens your creativity and is relaxing. Here are some pages I have finished.

some of them are a little messy but I had so much fun making them! I am hopefully going to make a WTJ post filled with tips and cool ideas!

also guys its snowing!

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YAYYYYY I am excited and worried for winter CUZ ITS SO COLD BUT SO PRETTY!

I can’t wait for more snow!

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this post!

Do you have a wreck this journal? Did you like my photography? What have you been working on?