realistic expectations

This post I am taking almost as a continuation of my 2021 goals post as well as many of the other New Years posts and challenges that are being posted everywhere telling you what to eat, what to get rid of, and how to lose all that weight you gained in 2020. And sure, I…

2021 goals and intentions

There are two types of people in this world. People who set New Years Resolutions, and people who think they are stupid. I personally really like setting goals and intentions at the beginning of the year and while I don’t think they need to be super specific, they at least can help me shape how…

my 2020

well 2020 is over. And I know, I know, The moment the clock clicks over to midnight and 2021 starts that things aren’t going to magically different, but there is still something about a new year that invokes a new mindset, goals, dreams, and a new start. But before I get into 2021 (that will…

kiss fades to black – a hallmark 2020 review

Well we have done it, we have officially watched all 40 2020 Hallmark Christmas movies. Some were great, some were not so much, but overall we had a great time experiencing all that Hallmark had to offer this year. If you want to learn about why we are doing this check it out here or…

my 2021 planner(s)

2021 is just around the corner (how did that happen?) and with that comes one of my most favourite times of the year, choosing my new planner and getting it set up. Now this year I did something I have never done before. I have bought two planners. Now this wasn’t what I was expecting…

three year blog anniversary

Every December I get to look back and think about this blog as we come across its anniversary. I have now been blogging on fivestarredlife for three years, back when I was still a student, living in a different province, and in many ways a different person than I am now. You can take a…

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…