September 2, 2014

Weekly Wishes #4

I've been doing a HORRIBLE job with my weekly wishes and adding traveling to the mix, I'll just take several steps backwards ... Hopefully you guys won't judge me too much because I'm clearly failing at this.

I'm currently in Washington visiting with family for nearly 3 weeks and my Macbook hasn't been the most reliable piece of equipment to keep up with my blogging needs. Posts will be minimal this week, but I'll TRY (my hardest) to get posts scheduled for the remainder of my stay.

Lets see how well I didn't do last week ...

Last Week's Wishes

  1. Finish my DIY bookshelf // The staining process was the longest part, but the day before I flew to Washington, I finally brought the boards into the house. You'll be amazed that they weren't COMPLETELY dry, who knew what humidity could do to your drying process. Unfortunately, I'm away from home, so the shelves aren't up. But I gave my husband the 'GO' to put them up without me, I really wanted to be there for that, but at this point, I just want them up.
  2. Read 5 more books, maybe more. // Well you can always count on me to finish a book quickly, I managed to read 3 new books and re-read 3 books.
  3. Schedule blog posts for the next 2 weeks, wish me luck! I'm not sure how you bloggers do that! // EPIC FAIL !
  4. Workout! It really isn't a tough thing to do and it's so little of your time ... come on, Malia! // EPIC FAIL !

This Week's Wishes

  1. Schedule blog posts for the next two weeks.
  2. Read 5 books.
  3. Write book reviews for my other blog.
For me, these are solid goals for the week. I really need to do a better job at accomplishing my goals. Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend
& Happy September!


The Nectar Collective

August 25, 2014

Weekly Wishes #3


Last Week's Wishes

  1. Start Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight -- I just joined a book club and this is the book we chose for this month. I'm a first time book clubber, so this should be fun! Anyone read this one before?
  2. Begin goal-setting/planning for my blog re-haul/re-design. You'll probably hear me keep saying this over and over, but I just need to sit my butt down and do it. Any tips? // YAY! Let me know what you all think of the new look!
  3. Read 5 books this week. Not many know this, but I run a romance book review blog (which will remain a secret). I took a little hiatus from that to catch up with life and I'm slowly easing back into it. I've signed up for a few book blog tours, so I have books lined up to read. // Yes, I can read books pretty quickly. My current Goodreads goal for 2014 is 200 books, I am 46 books behind, so I have plenty of work to do.
  4. Workout, I have my whole system for that, so I just need to motivate myself and do it. // It's a new week!

This Week's Wishes

  1. Finish my DIY bookshelf I've been working on for the past week and a half. Staining the shelves have been an extremely long process because of the Hawai'i humidity.
  2. Read 5 more books, maybe more.
  3. Schedule blog posts for the next 2 weeks, wish me luck! I'm not sure how you bloggers do that!
  4. Workout! It really isn't a tough thing to do and it's so little of your time ... come one Malia!
I think those are solid goals, what are yours for the week?


The Nectar Collective

New Look!

All done!

I've been working into the wee hours of the night to make sure this new blog look is in tip-top shape and fully functioning. I was nervous that I wasn't going to get things done in time, but we made it and I'm extremely happy with the outcome.

My header is definitely one of my favorite elements on this page. If you've been a long time follower, you know that I changed my header to represent what location we were currently living at. Lets take a stroll down memory lane and see how it has changed throughout the years!


Crazy, huh?

I was trying to go for the simple and clean look and really hope I succeeded in that. I asked my husband what he thought of it and he just gave a simple answer, "I like it. It's you". I guess that's all the feedback I'll be getting out of him.

If you noticed, the blog site URL still has the old one, I'm currently sitting on the fence about FINALLY getting a domain for my blog. So, if anyone has suggestions about where I should host my blog and what platform I should, please comment below. I've used both Blogger and Wordpress, but for my personal blogs, Blogger has been my top choice.

Hope you all like the new look because I'm simply in love with it! Keep a lookout for my Weekly Wishes #3 post, later this afternoon.

& HAPPY MONDAY!