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How to Create a Reading Nook

Life

One of the reasons we settled on this specific floor plan was because there was a study. For years I've wanted a room where I could have all my bookshelves and a cozy reading nook where I could curl up and read my books, and Alex wanted a place where he could have his desk and game. The study is both, and with doors to keep the cat out so…

Moving isn’t always peachy

Life

Looking back over my twisting path towards adulting the right way, it makes me a bit angry that there aren't many options of getting better prepared. I'll forever be angry at my high school for not having a mandatory class like "How to do your taxes" instead of forcing me to run laps around the school. Or a class like "How to keep track of your credit score" instead of…

Lifestyle Blog Post Topics – Guest Post

Blogging

Writing a blog can be fun and exciting but it can also be tough and frustrating sometimes especially when you feel stuck and unable to think straight; You open your laptop hoping to get ideas flowing. You think long and hard about what to write but you end up staring at the plain white screen for hours. You could have published another blog post but you can't think of anything.…

Books for Traveling – Guest Post

Book Reviews

When traveling, it’s easy to slip into endless amounts of blank stares and boredom. One of the easiest solutions to this is to slip into the pages of a good book. But when packing your bags for your big summer trip, you can’t fit your whole bookshelf in your carry on, so what are the best books to read while traveling? The Book That Fits In Your Purse When packing…

Social Media One Month Challenge!

Blogging

Last month I made a secret challenge for myself to work on growing all my social media to specific goal numbers by my birthday. For the most part, I did pretty well, but I slacked off on a few and focused too hard on others! Well, focused too hard isn't really a bad thing, because I blew some of my numbers out of the water!!  What was my following when…

Five Ways to be a Pro Spring Cleaner

Life

Now, I don't claim to be a pro home-keeper/cleaner. I hate vacuuming and have delegated all vacuuming tasks to Alex, but we still keep our place clean! I'm probably the one who has to sort through all my hoards each year and dispose of things/organize and what not. Alex didn't bring too much, except for musical instruments, into the condo...while I on the other hand have been hoarding stuff in…

Boyfriend’s Advice on College

Posts by Alex

Hello all, Alex here again with something not music related for once! When Jess was writing her “Bookworm’s Advice on College” post a few weeks ago, we were comparing notes on what each of us thought were the most important tips for students just starting college. Currently I’m teaching juniors and seniors in high school so I’ve had a bit of this advice on my mind lately. So, we decided…

How a Bookworm prepares for Vacation

Life, Travel Diaries

AN ENTIRE SUITCASE OF BOOKS! THAT'S ALL YOU NEED!! just kidding. (but not really) In just a few days I will be heading off to FL with the boyfriend for some much needed relaxation! It's going to be our first plane flight together! We've already done the road trip thing a few times, but now it's time for the big step! Planes! Now, I'm the type of person that ALWAYS…

The Bookworm Does: Logo Design

Design

As a designer, or soon to be a designer for real, I wanted to share a little about what I do. I don't often talk about the nitty gritty of designing, but I have to include a process guide in my portfolio, so I thought I'd write one here too! (Sorta) Because as bloggers, we are creative people!  First! I'll talk about what I use! I always work logos in…

The Bookworm Travels

Life, Travel Diaries

I've done a lot of traveling in my days. From family vacations, from road trips alone and with friends. I've done the touristy things, followed guide books, hung out solely with locals, ignored guide books, and everything in between. I love to travel, see new places, try new foods, and my personal favorite...finding awesome local bookstores! Of course, like every traveler. I've done a lot of the obvious touristy things…