another collection of empties – summer 2020

I have been saving my makeup, skincare, and bodycare empties for almost two years now. While this might seem weird for some I like it for a few different ways. For one it is nice for me to see it on an environmental level. I am trying to switch to more naked products and use…

halfway through 2020 – looking back and looking forward

Well it won’t sound odd to anyone, but 2020 has certainly been a year so far. While there has been a lot of horrible things it has been comforting in a way knowing that this isn’t just something going on in our home. In a short note here are some of the things that have…

too much rain – june gardening update

This past month has not felt like spring at all. I feel like there have been more rainy days than not and my garden has definitely been feeling it. Especially with items such as my lettuce there has been very little growth and I have tried replanting multiple times and there has only just now…

creating home – kitchen

The kitchen is very important to me. With a husband who cooks for a living and me who bakes when stressed we both need a space that allows us to have room in the kitchen to do the things we love as well as be a mixture of functional and pretty. When we were house…

30 days of yoga

Last year I tried to do yoga every day for a month, which you can read about here. This didn’t work out too well for me and it definitely didn’t happen. However this year I had a lot less to distract me from this goal so once again I set out to do yoga every…

the best books i read this month – may 2020

And just like that another month at home has passed. Not much has changed in my household, we are both still not working, my garden and plants are helping to keep me mentally sane, and I am still reading a lot. We have been able to start seeing some of our friends in a socially…

hoping my little plants grow – april garden update

I do not have a ton of experience with gardening, but my love of watching things grow is only growing! Last year was my real first foray into the gardening world when I got my first community garden plot (4×8) and planted it full of crops that actually grew including beans, zucchini, radishes, beets, and…

creating home – master bathroom and closet

One of my favourite things about having to spend all of my time in my home lately is the time that I have to get little things around the house done. Of course some things sadly had to be put on hold like the bathtub that is sitting in my second bedroom instead of the…

spring/summer reads 2020

despite everything else going on in the world, spring has truly started. The sun is shining, the plants are starting to grow, and my book reading has pivoted to books about the beach, spring flings, and happy books. There are lots of books coming out in the next few months that you should definitely read….