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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Not only is it a new month, but also a new year and decade. Amazing! Do you know what that means? It’s time to set some goals. There is a lot that I want to accomplish this year, so these monthly goals help me work towards that. Breaking down big goals into smaller chunks and spreading them out over time is a great way to tackle them without being overwhelmed.  My January 2020 goals will start me down the path of working towards some bigger goals while also making time for fun things I want to do. Before we look at January’s goals, let’s takeRead More →

How many times have you seen a notebook in the store and thought “Oh, I need this!” Only to discover 30 unused notebooks at home? What about promising, or even making a resolution, to journal every day? You may stick with it for a week or so, but soon that journal gets abandoned. The notebook gets shoved in a drawer or cupboard with all the others. Or perhaps, notebooks are where you keep your story ideas. You want to write a novel, but haven’t quite gotten around to it yet. Then the January Use It Up Challenge is for you! This month, we are focusingRead More →