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 project 333 – one month update

I have officially been wearing the same 33 items of clothing for one month now. Summer stuck around for a bit longer than I was expecting so there were a few days when I wish I had shorts to wear still, but overall I think it is starting off really well. If you haven’t read…

the best books i read this month – september 2020

Fall is here y’all and I am stoked. I have started turning my fireplace on and cuddling up with a blanket and hot cup of tea while I get drawn into a new book has been a real highlight of the last month. There has been a lot of 5 star read this month and…

pruning and waiting – september garden update

Things have really slowed down at the garden so there isn’t a lot to report but there are still some things for me to share so I do think these posts will be able to go on for a few more months before a winter hiatus. This is the first month that we don’t have…

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…

creating home – main bathroom

This was not the home post that I was planning on writing this month. Last month when I was planning out my blog posts for the month this room was in complete shambles. We had been living with a hole in our wall pretty much the entire time we have been in this house and…

reading the goodreads choice awards

Every year now for the past three years I have made it a goal to read all of the Goodreads Choice Award winners (or close to). This means that I am reading books in 20 different categories as well as keeping up on books that are popular, which is important as a librarian. Now I…