why we do this – halfway through hallmark 2020

The question that Nigel and I have been getting over and over whenever we talk about our challenge of watching all 40 2020 Hallmark Christmas movies is “why?”. People automatically think that this is some form of torture that we are putting ourselves through, but really it is so much more. Truly we understand that…

planning for 2021

That seems like a bit of an oxymoron doesn’t it? How can one plan for 2021 when it seems like I don’t even know what the world is going to look like next week? This is hard for me as someone who loves to plan, someone who likes knowing what things are going to be…

what work from home looks like now

For me at least, working from home doesn’t look like it is ending any time soon. Back in the beginning of April I wrote a post called “working from home – my tips and tricks” and work from home looked very different then. Seven months later more routines have been made, some things have gotten…

what minimalism means to me

Talking about minimalism can be a tricky topic. When you think about a minimalist a certain picture comes into your mind. At least for me it does. It is a house with white walls, blank shelves, and no more than 100 items owned in your entire home. Or it is someone who lives in a…

sabotage and successes – october garden update

In what will be my final garden update of 2020 I have a lot to share about, both highs and lows of the garden season. I think I will start with the bad to get it out of the way. In late summer I had planted some fall veggies; including broccoli and snap peas. These…

small businesses to support instead of amazon

It is Amazon Prime Days right now (as all the ad’s on my devices seem to tell me) but I will not be taking part. It has been years since I have purchased anything from Amazon and to be honest I haven’t missed it at all. I live in a place where I am able…

planting bulbs and patience

Last week I planted bulbs in front of my house. I have never planted bulbs before. I know my mom did growing up, but I don’t remember ever being involved in it, but there is a small amount of space in front of my home and I wanted to try it out. So out we…

fall 2020 bucket list

Fall is my absolutely favourite season. I love the weather, dressing in boots and sweaters, roasting vegetables, all the pumpkins, and the crisp mornings. I really love making bucket lists at the beginning of the season as it helps me make goals for the next few months and hopefully gets me out doing things. Now…

getting back into a routine

September has always been a time of new beginnings for me. There is something about the end of summer and the start of the school year that makes me want to get back into routines and start the year off in a good way. Now I know that this year is very different than those…