Life has changed vastly for most people in the last few weeks. Many are finding themselves being sent home for weeks when they are used to going out every day for work and pleasure. It can be a challenge for those who are extremely social to have to adjust to a life at home with minimal contact with the outside world. As an introvert, this transition has been pretty easy for me. I had previously spent a lot of my time at home, going out only when necessary. However, for those who are new to this and are looking for ways to fill in theRead More →

Do you love muffins? Looking for a new recipe to try? Then make these homemade carrot raisin muffins. In our home, muffins are one of our favorite items to bake. In fact, part of my weekly baking routine is to make a big batch of muffins, usually around twenty-four. These muffins are great for breakfasts, in school lunches or as snacks between meals. It’s also not uncommon to have them as dessert, we love them that much. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive a small commission at noRead More →

Can you believe that March is here? The months are starting to go by a bit faster again and I think that has everything to do with the added daylight. This is a good time of the year as winter is loosening its grip and there is more to do outside. Of course, where we live, it will be quite a while before the winter weather leaves, but it’s exciting nonetheless. With the arrival of each month, comes a new opportunity to set some new goals and work towards a number of things. Before we take a look at my March 2020 goals, I’d likeRead More →

February has come to an end. When it came to reading, I did a decent amount. February was another strange month, much like January. Only this time I wasn’t bombarded by snow. It was more of a lack of time and desire. Even so, I was able to put a small dent in my TBR, which is always a great feeling. I might have read more, but I also spent a lot of time on a book that I ended up abandoning partway through the month. This February 2020 reading wrap-up will cover all of the books that I read during the month and myRead More →

March ushers in the start of spring and that means that spring cleaning is on everyone’s mind. With temperatures rising, it’s time to air out our homes after the long winter, knock out the dust and refresh the home with a good cleaning. There’s a good chance that your home already has the cleaning products you need in order to perform your spring cleaning. While cleaning occurs regularly around the year, spring cleaning is a bit different. It’s not just a quick wipe down of surfaces, it’s a deep cleaning that really gets every bit of dirt from every nook and cranny. That’s why theRead More →

Not all gardening occurs outside. Adding some indoor plants to your home is a great way to include some extra life and a pop of color in any room. It can also help to keep your green thumb going during the cooler months of the year. Whether you live in a warm or cooler climate, indoor gardening is a great option. Even if you don’t have a green thumb these easy to grow indoor plants are something you can add to your home. In fact, this is a great way to grow that green thumb of yours. With a little research, finding low maintenance plantsRead More →

One of the best experiences is trying food from a different area of the world. There are a variety of subscription boxes that allow you to try food from around the world. Bokksu is one of those boxes. It brings traditional snacks from Japan to your doorstep. I have been getting the Bokksu subscription for a few months now and really enjoy the chance to try all of the foods. The  February 2020 Bokksu had a Valentine Day theme with lots of pink packaging and fruit flavors. Want to give Bokksu a try? Sign up today! Use this referral link to get $10 off yourRead More →

What better time to talk about my favorite romance books & series than February? It’s the month of love after all. With Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day coming up, it’s the perfect opportunity to dive into some great romance novels. Now, I will admit, I used to think that romance was a silly genre of books and some of them are. However, after exploring some romance within other genres, I came to appreciate these books a bit more and now they make regular appearances on my TBR. I don’t always seek out romance stories, but if a book has a good solid romance that complimentsRead More →

Just like that February has arrived. January was quite a month, and I’m sure many people will agree that it felt significantly longer than it actually was. The start of the year either goes by super fast or drags on. This was one of those slower times, but it’s over now. One of the things I look forward to with the arrival of each month of reviewing the previous month’s goals and setting new ones for the current month. Before we take a look at my February 2020 goals, I’d like to take a moment to share how I did with January’s goals. January GoalsRead More →

January has come to an end and so too has the first month of reading of 2020. This was quite an odd reading month. I did not put in as much reading time as I normally would in. Part of that was due to spending a large chunk of my time cleaning up after mother nature’s frequent dumpings of snow. Some days, I just couldn’t hold a book after all of that. Then I went through a bought of struggling to read a book that I eventually gave up on but unfortunately I stuck with it for too long. Even so, I did manage to getRead More →