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…

“the new normal”

I cannot tell you how many times I have heard the phrase “the new normal” in the past few months. While there are quite a few things that I know will be fixtures in the future such as masks will probably be an accessory that I will get very used to wearing for a long…

i quit

I recently did one of the scariest things that I have ever done in my life, I quit my job. Even at almost 26 years of age this is something that had never come up in my life before. All the jobs that I have had are ones with already defined end dates or I…

morning rhythms

I recently listened to a podcast all about the differences between routines and rhythms and while routines are thought of to be more rigid and have to be followed, rhythms are the practices we want to follow that help to focus our day and give moments of peace. My weekday and weekend mornings currently look…

expectations vs. reality

Expectation. That is such a strong word isn’t it? I am definitely guilty of having too high of expectations and last week was no exception. Last week was moving week and I had a plan. We had a full week where we could be in both places which gave us tons of time to paint…