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 →

Candles are a popular item to buy. With so many scents out there, it’s easy to want to own them all. In fact, you may find that you have a huge collection of candles in your home. The question is, are you actually using those candles? If you are, then you are on the right track. However, there are many people out there who buy candles regularly but rarely or never use them. Perhaps they don’t want to use up their favorite scent. Or they just like the look of the candle on their shelf. Whatever your reason for not using them, it’s time toRead More →

Snack from Japan delivered to your door! That’s what Japan Crate subscription box brings. The New Years themed box for January brought a new collection of flavors and textures. This is my third month of experiencing Japan Crate. I really enjoyed the November and December crates, so I was excited for the January 2020 Japan Crate, January 2020 Japan Crate Garlic Kataage Potato Chips There was something about these potato chips that I just didn’t like. I think it might have been the chili pepper. Whether it was that or the garlic itself, the flavor was just a bit too intense and strange for me.Read More →

Food filled subscription boxes are by far my favorite. While there are many to choose from, one of the best that I have experienced so far is Tokyo Treat. This monthly subscription box brings the flavors of Japan to your door with fun themed boxes. This month’s theme is cozy winter’s night, highlighting some tasty treats available during the winter. The January 2020 Tokyo Treat flavor highlight is milk. Several items contained within have a milky flavor or texture to them. Want to try Tokyo Treat? Sign up today! January 2020 Tokyo Treat Calbee Winter Potato Chips Plain potato chips are generally my least favorite,Read More →

Part of being a reader is looking for new books and authors to read. Of course, this can also quickly turn into an overwhelming large TBR. However, with the right balance of buying and reading, a reader can keep up with their TBR. I absolutely love sharing books that I have bought, and especially those that I have read. Seeing what others have recently bought is also great, as it gives me new books to add to the TBR. That’s where Top Ten Tuesday comes in. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly bookish post run by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic: most recentRead More →

Have you heard of Bokksu? It is a monthly subscription box that sends you traditional snacks from Japan. Each month is themed and focuses on a different area of Japan. This allows you to experience many unique tastes not available elsewhere and highlights that areas distinct flavors. Having previously experienced two months of Bokksu, back in November and December, I was really looking forward to seeing what this month had in store. The January 2020 Bokksu theme is New Year in Kanagawa. Want to give Bokksu a try? Sign up today! Use this referral link to get $10 off your first purchase. January 2020 BokksuRead More →

For as long as I can remember, corn muffins have been on the top of my favorite muffin list. From their light honey flavor to the unique texture from the cornmeal, corn muffins are vastly different from other muffins. Over the years, I have tried a number of different recipes. They have all been wonderful, and some have been quite a unique experience. However, there is one recipe I always turn back to. It’s one I remember eating as a kid and since the recipe was shared with me I have made a few changes to it, making them perfect corn muffins – at leastRead More →