The second last month of 2022 has arrived and it’s hard to believe that the year is nearly over. While the impending new year may not be on many minds, it is on mine. However, we first need to get through the next two months. November is no different than any other month when it comes to goal setting. It’s another 30 days worth of getting stuff done. However, the one difference will be the number of goals this month, which is greatly reduced. This will be a relaxing month for the most part. Before we get into my November 2022 goals I’d like toRead More →

Bokksu has quickly become my favorite subscription service and I always look forward to the latest Bokksu each month. Bokksu is a monthly subscription service that sends a box filled with traditional Japanese snacks. Every month focuses on a different theme and highlights various regions and snack makers throughout Japan. Some of these businesses have been running for over 100 years! The theme of the November 2022 Bokksu is Autumn Kouyou. Kouyou is the shift into autumn colors on the trees, a sign that autumn has arrived. With it, comes the seasonal autumn snacks. Want to try Bokksu? Use my referral link to get $15Read More →

It’s hard to believe that it’s already October. We are now firmly in the final months of the year. The weather has been rapidly changing here, with cold nights and chilly days ahead. October is our opportunity to get the final few outdoor projects done before it becomes too cold or snowy to easily work outside. Because of this, it will be a very busy month and my goals will reflect that. This is one of the reasons why I change my goals on a monthly basis. What works for me in June may not work in October. Keeping this in mind and knowing IRead More →

Every month, I look forward to the arrival of my Bokksu subscription. This monthly box is filled with traditional Japanese snacks from snack makers that have been around for nearly 100 years. Each month highlights a different theme, area of Japan, or flavor. The October 2022 Bokksu theme is Otsukimi Harvest.  Otsukimi is the moon-viewing festival when people gather to show their thankfulness for a good harvest this year and hope for one next year. This box is filled with flavors of autumn and focuses on black and yellow snacks to signify the night sky and the moon. Want to try Bokksu? Use my referralRead More →

Can you believe it’s already September? Time sure is flying by, but that happens a lot. One month blends into another and before you know it, the end of the year is fast approaching. September is a month of seasonal change, as we shift from summer to autumn, which creates a decent-sized to-do list but also brings the beauty of fall as the tree leaves begin to change. However, one thing that doesn’t change is my desire to keep creating goals each month and do my best to accomplish all of them. Before we get to my September 2022 goals, let’s take a moment toRead More →

The year has truly been flying by. It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through August and that means we are quickly approaching the end of the year. Though it may not feel like it, it’s time to start thinking about winter and getting ready for the colder months ahead. I know, it’s still summer but fall comes and goes quickly where I live, so winter is already on my mind. August is always a bit of a hectic month because of that. Even so, I want to do my best to keep a good list of goals to work on over theRead More →

Every month, I look forward to the arrival of my Bokksu subscription box. Bokksu is a monthly subscription that brings traditional Japanese snacks to your door. Each month highlights a different theme along with different areas of Japan. Some of the companies contributing to Bokksu have been around for 100 years. The theme of the August 2022 Bokksu is Onsen Vacation. Onsen are popular destinations for Japanese and tourists alike. This month’s box highlights popular Japanese snacks many enjoy during summer vacation and onsen visits. Want to try Bokksu? Use my referral link to get $15 off your first order. August 2022 Bokksu – OnsenRead More →

It’s hard to believe it is already July. June went by in the blink of an eye. July means we are solidly into the summer and that means plenty of gardening to fill my time with. Not only that, but it’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors for other reasons. Though much of my time will be spent enjoying the outdoors and working on my garden, I will be continuing with my usual task of setting some goals for the month. Doing this will ensure that I stay on track for getting important stuff done while also working towards some of myRead More →

Bokksu has become a highly of my monthly experience. Every month, a themed box of traditional Japanese snacks comes to my door. Some of these companies have been around for nearly 100 years and help to showcase snacks that are not readily available elsewhere. Along with a change of theme, the flavors, textures, and areas of Japan highlighted in each box are different. Some months focus on a particular item, such as the Mochi Madness box, whereas others highlight specific flavors like the Midori Moments – which heavily focused on matcha. The theme of the July 2022 Bokksu is Manatsu Fruits. Manatsu means midsummer inRead More →

The year has been flying by and we are already in June. Even this month seems to have slipped by faster than usual. Even though the month is quickly approaching the end, it’s not too late to set a few goals for the month. Honestly, these goals were planned out before June even started, however, the chaos quickly hit and I was struggling to find time to sit down and actually write them down. Like with the previous months, I do my best to create a list of monthly goals that will keep me busy throughout the month while also allowing for some fun andRead More →