Dear Friends, For my end of year post, I'm not going to reflect on my 2018 goals or set any for 2019. 2018 was a year of lessons - heartbreaking and heartwarming, all at the same time. It was a year of abundance. It was also a year of scraping by. I began transitioning this… Continue reading Happy Holidays!
Hi everyone! Today is a freebie Top 10 Tuesday with Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. I loved last week's category - Cozy/Wintry Reads - but I've had a hard time getting much reading in lately because of life. Instead, today I'm focusing on cozy things that have brought me little bouts of joy throughout… Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday – A Few Cozy Things
My 2018 word of the year has been abundance. I haven't written about it much but I've been plugging away at my little goals, which are mostly to get rid of the things that are cluttering up my house. I'm hoping that clearing out the extra stuff will allow a little more joy to find its… Continue reading The Chaos of Clutter
Here in the US, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday. Today's Top 10 Tuesday prompt is things we are thankful for. Thank you, Janai, for hosting this linkup! So here it is, the notable and the superficial, the literary and the not quite literary: My Little Family How do I love thee? Let me… Continue reading Top 10 Tuesday – Thankful
I set up my November bullet journal last week and froze - what are my goals this month? Setting goals have been hard for me lately. We're nearing the end of the year and bloggers everywhere will be reviewing how well they did with their 2018 goals. I can tell you right now - I didn't… Continue reading Clarity for November
I'm typing this blog post because I simply MUST blog. I haven't blogged since September and I haven't written anything since then either. How can this be? How can time go so quickly? I don't have any special pictures for this post. Or any special message or goal here. I just want to write for about… Continue reading I’m Alive!
The funniest thing about this post is that I started it on July 30th! And here I am, still working on a post about making time for the things that charge my batteries. A year ago I would have been furious with myself. Today? I'm practicing loving-kindness towards myself and finding amusement in the whole situation. Relatively… Continue reading Time For What I Love
Several months ago I read The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, which was an adorable and charming book about getting your home life and clutter under control before you die. It sounds morbid, but we don't often think about the mess we'll leave behind for our loved ones. This book was short and can… Continue reading Room For What I Love
Everyday I fail at being the person that I want to be. I want to be gentle and kind. To be forgiving and understanding. To accept others as they are and not push them to change. I'm not so good at being that person, but I keep trying. And the positive? I'm able to recognize… Continue reading Okay with the topsy-turvy?
Even with the long days of summer, I can't seem to get things done. A few tasks continue to be just out of my grasp even though I am desperately reaching to get them done. Blogging, for instance. I love it. I miss it when I don't do it. I'll go through my day and… Continue reading Mid-July Check In