Fun Finds | Daily Journal Idea

Despite my best efforts, I have never been able to maintain any sort of diary/journal. Yes, I love to write (thus the blog, duh!), but to physically sit down at the end of everyday and “tell” a book what I’ve done is not something I find rewarding (especially after having to read and write all day long for school–ugh!).

As I was browsing through Pinterest I saw the picture below and was intrigued by the beauty of it…so of course, I clicked.

This awesome idea was from none other than Design*Sponge.  This is a great blog to check out if you haven’t already (I’m an addict avid follower).  Grace Bonney, the blogger in charge of the beautiful melding of all things design-y, has billions (okay maybe not) of posts from other bloggers around the web.  This particular idea was written by Kate Pruitt, who is really excellent at fun DIY projects.

So anyway, this beyond amazing idea is explained on the original post in more depth, but basically a one-liner note about the day on an index card is all you need to do.  As we all know, days become years far more rapidly than anyone would like to admit to, and eventually you have a really neat thread of memories being built and organized into a handy-dandy carton.

I may actually attempt to try out this project just to see if I can commit.  Here’s an accurate analogy for all of you: Megan is to Crafts as Men are to Long Term Relationships. :D (come on, you know you laughed!)

Everybody should definitely check out the crafts over on Design*Sponge, and feel free to leave me comments on any projects you’ve attempted (regardless if you finished them or not) and where you got the idea!

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Head in the clouds

Photo by: Megan Elizabeth Eilers; Please do not copy

Photo by: Megan Elizabeth Eilers

Well ladies & gents, I’m successfully blogging for a second day in a row–go me! :)

Days like today get me in the creative mood. It is 36 degrees fahrenheit in Bend, and up at my parents house we are literally in the clouds–snow looks imminent.  Anyway, this cold weather, which forces everyone inside, has me wanting to write, read, listen to good music, and cook!  While in my creative mood, I found some really cool food blogs. Gimme Some Oven and Love & Olive Oil are both really nicely done, and showcase some gorgeous pictures of their yummy treats. Something like warm soup sounds easy enough and perfect for this chilly winter day. Maybe I can convince my mom to have mother-daughter time in the kitchen. *hint, hint Mom*

As for the good music portion of my day, I recently created some new playlists for myself.  The last time I posted music choices, people seemed to like them, so I thought I’d share again!  My current guilty pleasure music-wise isn’t actually available for download yet, but I love it anyway: NKOTB (New Kids on the Block) and BSB (Backstreet Boys) mashup. You can listen to it on YouTube here: NKOTBSB.  Here is the list of my other fave songs right now:

Marry You by Bruno Mars

Back to December by Taylor Swift

Forget You by Cee Lo Green

United State of Pop 2010 (Don’t Stop the Pop) by DJ Earworm (available for download for free @ http://www.djearworm.com)

Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You) by Enrique Iglesias

Cheers (Drink to That) by Rihanna

Make Me Wanna Die by The Pretty Reckless

Well that’s all for today, I’m feeling a hot cup of coffee or tea in my future. Let me know what you think of the songs, or some of your favorites in the comments!

~Meggers

Summer Reading

Photo by: Megan Elizabeth Eilers

Hello Blog World,

It’s been too long since I posted something, and because tonight is a joyous occasion I thought, why not blog about it!  What’s tonight you may ask? Well my answer will completely make my age and status in life quite obvious.  My amazing news is that I finished my 7 page history paper that has been staring at me saying, “MEGAN YOU HAVE TO GET AN A, THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE, WHY IS YOUR PAGE STILL BLANK?”  I know this not exciting for anyone else, but trust me it feels FANTASTIC!  The books that I used to write my paper were of course history books, but they were actually on my favorite history topic: World War 2.  I swear I’m not sadistic, I just cannot fathom the idea that, not all that long ago people like Hitler and Stalin were in control–it fascinates me.  If you are looking for a good history book (for whatever reason) I suggest checking out the ones I read: Everyday Stalinism by Sheila Fitzpatrick and Backing Hitler by Robert Gellately.  On the note of reading, this week I decided that I was in desperate need of some good reading material for the summer.  The picture above is what I plan on doing during my free time this summer: reading and listening to my iPod—the best combination in the world!  Don’t judge me on the books I picked (list below), I know they are primarily really girly, romantic fluffy stuff, but who needs dense reading during the summer especially when I do a TON of reading during the school year of stuff I hardly ever enjoy.  So bloggers, what is your favorite summertime activity? Leave comments below! :D

-Meggers

List of Books in Picture

Anna Karenina-Leo Tolstoy

Dear John-Nicholas Sparks

A Thousand Splendid Suns-Khaled Hosseini

Chasing Harry Winston-Lauren Weisberger

The Choice-Nicholas Sparks

At First Sight-Nicholas Sparks

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On a rainy day..

Photo by: Megan Elizabeth Eilers

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say,
but what we are unable to say. ~Anaïs Nin

I don’t know about any of you reading this, but I think Anaïs Nin, knew what she was talking about.  Writing is an amazing outlet with so much opportunity to express thoughts, emotions, and beliefs–I can’t fathom the idea that writing isn’t enjoyable for some people!  On that note, you may have noticed (if you regularly check my blog) that my writing page has come up in the links section.  It’s about time right? This blog/website is in fact called, Megan Eilers’ Writing & Photography Portfolio.  Thanks to a rainy day and some free time between classes, I decided it was time to pay some attention to my website.  Hopefully, you will check out my essays (I have a ton more to post) and give me some feedback–negative and positive is always welcome, I won’t become a better writer without people telling me what is good or bad (hint hint, send my site to other people).  Additionally, I do love feedback in all areas of life, so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE someone post some sort of comment on my photos, blog entries, essays, or heck, even my about me page! I want to know who is reading what, and what you think.  Here is my favorite essay, but be warned, its a bit long: Technological Bridge

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