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Tea Talks. Vol.1

In Newfoundland, it always seems to be that when there is a gathering of some kind the tea is poured. During some of the happiest and saddest times in my life, there has been a kettle bubbling in the corner and a gathering of comfort and conversation around a steamy cup. For me, a cup of tea represents that comfort and the hominess always put me at ease and opens me up. Which is why I chose tea talks as my way of sharing a little bit of myself with you all. I hope this is a place we can…

21 Tips for Saving for your Dream Vacation

Are you dreaming of a sandy shore on a tropical beach? The sun beaming cheerfully as you lay and read a book. No schedule, no obligations, just you, the next chapter and gentle lapping of the waves. Are you dreaming of standing on the side of the grand canyon? Feeling chills travel through your whole body as you stare in awe at the natural beauty of the world that is everyone to see?  Are you dreaming of staring into the Mona Lisa’s eyes? Trying to discover the secrets that is hidden in her smile? Or dreaming of sitting…

29 Gifts of Gratitude to my 29 Year Old Self

So it’s my birthday today. Yay! Happy Birthday to me. I’m 29 today! I can’t believe the decade of my twenties is almost at an end. And I am happy to feel nothing but gratitude today. My twenties though not over yet have been full of surprises and certainly not what I thought they would be like when I first began this decade-long journey of self-discovery. I have learned so much, mostly the hard way but the lessons that have followed have shaped who I am and I kind of like who…

2017 Reading Recommendations

Well, another year of reading has come and gone and although I did not reach my 2017 reading goal I still managed to read some amazing tales. In this post, I will share what some of my favorite books of 2017 were, and I will share with you what my reading goals are for 2018. Because it’s always a good idea to have a game plan. I had a pretty ambitious reading goal in 2017 of 35 books. I thought this was pretty manageable seeing how I read 30 in 2016. However, I ended up spending much more…

89 Things to Remove from your Home & your Life

Guys, can you believe it? 2017 is coming to an end and a brand new year is on the horizon! 2018 is making its way towards us and so is the opportunity for new beginnings and fresh starts. I’m feeling excited about this, I don’t know if you can tell. Of course, January 1st is only another new day so the new beginnings and fresh starts really come from your personal intention that you put behind your goals and the power you put into them. Meaning any changes you wish to make or start can happen…

Goodbye for now – NaNoWriMo

Can you believe that October is almost over? Can you believe that NaNoWriMo is almost here? I am in a little bit of shock over here. After watching all the horror movies and reading all the spooky tales, I feel like I enjoyed this month to it’s fullest. However, I am still a little sad to see it go. I just love October! But it is not all snots and tears. With the ending of October, this can only mean that November is almost here.  Oh yes, that is how the almighty calendar works! And for me, November…

Fall Feelings

We made it, here we are. Fall has arrived, crept right into our lap and cuddled up like an old cat trying to settle in and get comfy. Or something like that. I never used to be a big fan of Fall. It’s not that I didn’t like Fall, I just didn’t care either way. I guess I never really paid attention to the subtleties of routines. I spent a lot of time just doing and going and moving. The past few years I have been more aware and awake. Awake to my surroundings…

30 Day Self Care Challenge

Self-care can be difficult to get into the habit of doing for ourselves. It is a sad truth. We would rather tackle a laundry list of items for our households, work, and family before we even begin thinking about taking time for ourselves. What is the deal with that? It takes more than one special moment or one day to cultivate the real love within you that you may have been neglecting from yourself. This is why I created this 30-day self-care challenge. If you are like me then perhaps you need to challenge yourself in order…

Searching for Happiness – PT4: Supporting your Spirit

Hi there, it is me again. It is week four of this new super cool  Searching for Happiness series and now we are getting into the deep bits. Today’s post is all about the spirit. No not the holy spirit or the one in your basement, the cool kind, the fun kind. Is it just me or do people tend to look at you like you are a weirdo hippy, a nonmodern idiot or a judgmental hypocrite when you talk about religion or spirituality anymore? Ok, that may be a little dramatic. However, I do kind of feel…

June Goals

It is finally June! Can you believe it? I am so ready for summer to come, it was a terrible winter here in Newfoundland and a terrible spring so I am trying to be super happy and optimistic that this summer will make up for it all. Come on weather gods, I need the sunshine! Anyway moving along,  I was going to change this post up a bit but I have decided to keep it simple with a short list of goals for the coming month. Before we get into my goals for the month of June why not have…