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 →

Snack subscription boxes are the best. They bring all kinds of wonderful tasting items to your door. There are quite a few snack subscription boxes, but the best comes from Japan. Japan Crate is one of several snack filled subscription boxes and you can get. After enjoying the November box, I was really looking forward to what the December Japan Crate had in store. If you are interested in experiencing Japan through snacks, then be sure to give Japan Crate a try. December Japan Crate Rich Cheese Pizza Chips I’ll be honest, these chips kind of terrified me. I love chips, and I love pizza,Read More →

We all have stuff in our house. Items bought with the intention of using but then we don’t get around to it. The next thing you know, those things are shoved in the closet or on a shelf and you forget all about it. Worse is when you go out and buy that same item again. Now you have two and you still aren’t using them! Even after decluttering the home, there may still be items in it that probably could go. What about those items you still want to use? After months or years of owning it, is there any hope of actually usingRead More →

Tokyo Treat is a monthly subscription box sent from Japan filled with snacks and drinks. This month had the theme Otaku Holiday and featured some items that are only available during the holiday season. After enjoyed the November box, I was really excited to try the December 2019 Tokyo Treat. I was lucky enough to get a three-month subscription to Tokyo Treat from my husband as a Christmas gift. Want to try Tokyo Treat? Sign up today! December 2019 Tokyo Treat Orange Kit Kat Chocolate and orange can be very hit or miss. It all is dependent upon the balance of flavors being right. Luckily,Read More →

They say that one of the best ways to explore a new country is through its food. This may be true, but as a non-traveler, it can be hard to do so. That’s where subscription boxes like Bokksu come into play. Bokksu delivers traditional snacks to your door monthly. My first experience with Bokksu occurred in November and it was phenomenal. Needless to say, I was eager to dive into the December 2019 Bokksu. This month’s theme is Snowy Hokkaido. Want to give Bokksu a try? Sign up today! Use this referral link to get $10 off your purchase. December 2019 Bokksu Natural Yeast Bread:Read More →

The final month of the year has arrived. It’s amazing how time flies. This month is the chance to tackle any of your remaining 2019 goals. The important thing to remember is to not burn yourself out. While it’s nice to get everything accomplished, sometimes we have to accept that there simply isn’t enough time for it all. Especially with the holidays coming up, we tend to be a bit stretched thin this month. Your December goals should be reasonable, while still aiming to get stuff done before the new year. Before I share my December goals, let’s take a moment to look back onRead More →

NaNoWriMo has come to an end! Wow, those thirty days just flew by. Well, some of them flew by, others dragged on and on. Some were great, others not so much. That’s all a part of attempting to write 50,000 words in such a short period of time. With every NaNoWriMo that I participate in, I learn a bit more about myself, my writing and what I am capable of. Not every year is a success. Last year, was an utter failure. Over the course of this NaNoWriMo, I have shared updates on where I have been at. It’s now time for the NaNoWriMo 2019Read More →

I’m really becoming a fan of subscription boxes. Once a month, a box arrives at your door filled with goodies. Boxes that give you snacks are the best. The November Japan Crate recently arrived and I was so excited to dive into it. This is my first experience with Japan Crate. Like other Japanese snack subscription box, Japan Crate is full of different candies, treats and a drink from Japan. Each month contains new items. As a bonus, the pamphlet includes information on events happening in Japan for the month plus a few Japanese phrases to learn. This is great, as I have made itRead More →

Have you heard of Tokyo Treat? It’s a monthly subscription service that sends you candy and snacks from Japan! Japan has such a huge variety of unique snacks, With this subscription box, you can experience a number of those snacks each month and get a taste of Japan at home. The November 2019 Tokyo Treat is my first experience with Tokyo Treat. I was so excited to dive into this box of snacks. My husband got me a three-month subscription to Tokyo Treat as a Christmas gift, so I will be reviewing all of the boxes that I get. Interested in Tokyo Treat? Sign upRead More →