It being the last day of April, it’s only fitting that today’s post be a monthly favourites, so I can share all the things I’ve been loving lately in the month of April. April has been a pretty good month for me, what with watching Adam Lambert (my favourite singer) live in concert, and also setting up my own blog, so there are quite a few things for me to get into!
First up is Tia Types. I created another WordPress account, chose a domain (I decided to stick with “WordPress.com” for now), selected a theme and I was done! Since then I’ve tried to post on there at least twice a week, so blogging has been taking up a lot of my time lately, though I do love it as I said, so I’m not complaining! If you’ve been finding that you’ve had a lot of free time lately, and don’t know what to do with it, then I’d definitely recommend setting up a blog. It’s so easy to get started and being a writer, I am finding it to be a really fun and enjoyable way of spending my free time. That being said, I also can’t wait to start sharing more content with you guys both on here and also on my own blog!
blogging. Having been writing posts for this blog for a month, I can say that I am honestly loving blogging, so with that in mind, I decided that I wanted to set up my own blog, which I named
Another thing I love to do in my free time is reading, so I thought I’d share some of my favourite books with you all. A series I’ve read thousands of times, is the Harry Potter series, written by J.K Rowling. This month, I’ve been trying to reread the whole series again, but this time in order, as I finally own all of the books myself. I’m currently at the 5th book in the series, The Order of the Phoenix, and am loving it, despite having read it quite a number of times. If you are in need of a new book then I’d definitely recommend picking up the first book in the Harry Potter series, no matter what age you are! For a lighter, teen fiction read, Laura and I would also recommend the series Geek Girl, all about Harriet Manners, a geek, who is recognised by a modelling agency. This story is really unique, carrying a brilliant message, and I really enjoyed it, despite that I usually read YA Fiction, rather than teen.
Now I’m going to move onto stationary and other random objects that I’ve loved lately! A little while ago, I was given a Pilot fountain pen, as a gift, and I’ve been loving it! It writes so well and is such good quality, compared to the one I was using before. I’ve always loved using fountain pens, so getting a new one as a gift made me super happy! I mainly use this in my bullet journal, which I use almost daily, so I’ve definitely been making good use out of it and if you do enjoy writing and stationary then I’d recommend purchasing a fountain pen.
Another stationary product I’ve been using a lot lately is my A5 notebook, which I’ve been using as a BuJo (bullet journal). I love doodling and making lists so when I first heard of the bullet journal, I knew it was something I had to try out! I purchased a 50 page, A5 notebook, and set to work, setting up a key, index pages and some pages for blog planning, which is actually what I’ve been using it for the most. Being involved in two blogs now, it can be quite confusing sometimes planning posts, so the system I’ve been using has been quite useful. I’m also planning on trying out a system I saw yesterday on this post by Lilly Pebbles, which is the PTSFT idea. This stands for Photos, Text, Scheduled, Facebook, Twitter, which I really like the idea of, though I’ll probably adapt to PTSTI (photos, text, scheduled, twitter, instagram). It’s been quite useful lately, so I’ll definitely be carrying that over to the month of May. If you want to start up your own bullet journal, I’d also recommend checking out Boho Berry for some tips and ideas on how to start up your own BuJo.
I also want to mention a concert I went to, which has to go in my monthly favourites. As you may already of seen, Gemma and I went to see Adam lambert live, on The Original High Tour, and it was incredible! We had such an amazing time and I would ramble on about the concert for hours if I could haha. However, because there’s already a whole blog post about it, I won’t ramble on except to link the post here, so you can read all about it if you wish (and also watch the video clips we took during the show).
I know that’s only a few but that’s my monthly favourites for April! I can’t wait to see what May brings for me! And in the meantime, what are your favourites from April? Have you used or experienced any of the things I’ve mentioned?