How to Send and Receive Kindle Content

I use my kindle a fair bit even though I prefer a book in my hand, I cannot doubt the ease of the Kindle app, the price of the books are always cheaper too.
Many of my friends also have the Kindle app and we share books.

Lots of people do not know how to set your Kindle to receive these files so I’m going to direct how with pictures too:)

SETTING UP TO RECEIVE BOOKS

First of all you need to access your Amazon account. You can do this via your phone by scrolling down to the Amazon.Co.uk Full Site link as seen below.

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Once you have done that access you account and scroll down to Digital content and select Manage Your Content and Devices.

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Once the new window open select settings from the small right hand menu.

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A new page will open and you need to scroll down to Approved Personal Document E-Mail List and select add a new approved email address. This is where you enter the email address of the person wishing to send you books.

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Now that is all set up you just need to give them your kindle address which can be found just above the Approved Email List.

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Once they send you books these will be automatically added to your library and you will just need to select them to download onto the device you use.

SENDING KINDLE BOOKS

Sending a book Is quite easy.
Just Google Amazon Cloud Login and it will bring up various options, pick the one you want and a window should open like this.

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Log into your cloud and some folders may appear (may just list all books).

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Open My Send-To-Kindle Docs folder and all books should be listed.

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Here you can select the book you wish to send, click the share link and select email. Then send to the Kindle address you’ve been given.

Hopefully now you should be able to send and receive books!

Enjoy!

The Stationery Geekette x

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Unleash Your Mind!

I’ve always struggled with the chaotic mind syndrome. So much going on, too much to think about, planning for the week ahead etc. Sometime, well let’s be honest now most of the time I feel like my brain is going to explode.
As a result of all this chaos I usually find I hinder my own productivity by never really focusing on one task at a time.

I am a total perfectionist,  things have to be done just so and if they aren’t I do not settle, this is another thing which can hinder my ability to progress as I will not move from a task until It is done to my standard.

When I started getting into traveler’s notebooks I noticed a lot of people used what is called a ‘brain dump’ so I enquired what this was.

The concept is pretty simple. You take everything in your head and put it on paper. There needn’t be any rhyme or reason to what you write,  it doesn’t need to make sense to anyone else it just is there to allow you to de-stress.

So I picked up this idea and thought I’d give it a go even though I really didn’t think it would work for me so I  picked my cute field notes fauxdori by Lyraandco on Etsy to try it out. However there are occasions (very rare ones) where I am wrong.

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I find it helps immensely.  I don’t need to brain dump daily, or weekly I just do it when I feel that I have loads swirling around.

I tend to have mine like a spider diagram style and just write everything down. Once my head is clear I pick each point out, I shade the things in which I need to focus on. I then do a couple of lists if necessary with To-Dos mostly now and later, then look at the other things I’ve put down. If I have any concerns or worries I have a think about them logically – Is my concern necessary?  Am I over thinking it? Is it actually important or relevant? You get the picture.

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After a little while things make much more sense to me and more Importantly I have renewed focus, I know what I need to do and when, I know what concerns I have and I’ve looked at remedies to these.

This method may not work for everyone but if you are at all like me and struggle to decompress your mind it is certainly worth a try. You have nothing to loose and a clear mind to gain.

I’d love to know your tips and tricks for decluttering your mind:)

The Stationery Geekette x

16 Before 2016 Challenge!

I was reading the How To Gyst blog the other day and came across something called the 16 Before 16 challenge.

The basic principle of this challenge is to set yourself 16 goals to complete before 2016. This was sited originally from the blog Market Your Creativity.

I thought this would be a great thing to take part in as there was a few things I knew I wanted to accomplish before the new year started.

All my goals are based around myself and home rather than business or work.

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My list was featured also on the Weekend Blog Love post over at Bohoberry.

If you are taking part I’d love to see your lists and progress so feel free to tag me @fluttermouse on I.G and/or #16before2016.

Enjoy!

The Stationery Geekette x

My Favourite Blog in the Spotlight

Naturally us humans really want organisation and calm in our lives, yet no matter what we do it seems like an impossible task.
Since I have had the baby and stopped working I seem to give the appearance of calm and collected but in reality my head is chaos, my brain is in a constant state of turmoil.

Leading into 2016 I want that to change,  I would love to start the the year more organised. I want to increase my productivity within my home life and actually learn to relax and switch off and enjoy the little things in life that are often incredibly important and severely overlooked.

I came across a blog by a fellow UKPA’er which instantly got my attention purely by it’s name How To Get Your Shit Together or in short How to GYST.
So I started reading the posts and while not all apply to my situation they are all great reads. So many of the posts I can relate too from finding positivity and generally just decluttering and sorting out life.

I was lucky enough to win a Giveaway on the site which included many pretty Stationery items but a book which I had looked at a fair few times but wasn’t sure if it would be just another one of those flash-in-the-pan advice books that are really not that good.

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I hadn’t even had the book more than 24 hours and I had decluttered my wardrobe throwing out all my old clothes and sorted my entire kitchen out. I haven’t had as much time as I would like to sit and read but I’m half way through Chapter 1. The book is full of practical tips, advice of changing habits for the better, quotes and inspiration.
I cannot wait to get stuck into it properly (blame my Harry Potter problem I’m currently on book 5 of 7 although right at the end).

Laura who writes the blog is such a lovely person and from talking to her she really seems to want to inspire people and do it in a real way.

Please check out her blog it is brilliant 🙂

The Stationery Geekette x