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.


August 20, 2014


During the past month and a half, I've been regularly watching vlogs on youtube. Like all bloggers out there, we're all part of this community and we love learning about each other. And getting a glimpse of everyone's lives. Bloggers do it through their daily writings on their blogs and vloggers choose to film it, sometimes they do both.

Anyway, the more I watch vlogs the more enticed I am to do it. But I keep thinking of a million reasons why I shouldn't, most of it involving fear (ie. what if this, what if that) and, "what in the world would I talk about?". Although I do plan on vlogging weekly when I become pregnant in the future (don't worry, it's not anytime soon!), it's been a debate if I should try it sooner OR if that should be my starting point. Having the pregnancy factor would definitely give me a huge start, since I'm sure there will be plenty to talk about.

This is a pretty short blog post, but I've been wondering if any of you out had this thought cross your path during your blogging years? Have you considered it? Or maybe you already vlog? What were your reasons for starting it? Let me know in the comments below!

For now, enjoy a couple of my favorite vloggers as they test each other on how well they know one another!

UK Vloggers : Zoey of Zoella and Alfie of PointlessBlog