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 →

We are about two-thirds of the way through NaNoWriMo! Time is flying by! The word count is piling up and a story is forming. Or at least that’s what should be happening. Everyone’s NaNoWriMo experience is different. Some may be ahead on word count and others may be behind. There may be novels coming to an end or several projects in the works. If you have managed to stay on track, then you should have hit 35007 words now. If you are there, I congratulate you on sticking with it! If you are behind, I congratulate you on every single word you have written soRead More →

The second week of NaNoWriMo has come to an end. The path to 50,000 words is nearly half over. This means, that if you are on track, you should have written 23,338 words so far! Even if you haven’t reached that point yet, I want to say you are doing a great job! Keep writing and you will get there. The second week of NaNoWriMo tends to be fairly smooth for writers, as they have hit the writing rhythms. Let’s all take a moment to relax, stretch out our fingers, get a drink and check to see how NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 2 treated us. MuchRead More →

Subscription boxes have been on my radar to try for a while. With so many different options to choose from, it can be really hard to decide which one to get. I was in that exact boat for a while, but then I discovered Bokksu. What is Bokksu? Bokksu is a monthly subscription service that creates themed boxes around traditional Japanese snacks. Each month highlights a different area and their unique treats, pairing them with a tea. The November 2019 Bokksu is my first experience with subscription boxes and I was completely excited to experience the taste of Japan. The November 2019 Bokksu allows youRead More →

Can you believe that we are already a week into NaNoWriMo? The time sure is flying by! How are my fellow participants doing? Are you remembering to take breaks, stay hydrated and see to your other needs? Finding a balance between writing and life can be difficult, but hopefully, you have taken plenty of steps to make sure you are keeping up with everything outside of writing. Now that NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 1 has come to an end and it’s time to do a word count check. Let’s break down the week of writing. NaNoWriMo 2019 Week 1 Day 1 I don’t know about otherRead More →

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November is here! I can’t believe it. This month completely snuck up on me. Despite this, I am ready and eager to tackle another month of goals. The last few months of the year always seem to fly by, but they are also some of the busiest. These are the months I rush to get all of our winter prep done. Despite this, I am still focused on setting and knocking out as many goals as I can each month. I know November will be fairly busy, but even so, I have set up a good number of goals for the month. Before I shareRead More →

NaNoWriMo has arrived! A month-long challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. Day 1 of NaNoWriMo is the most important and often the most dreaded day of the month. But this does not mean that you are on the verge of failure. A few simple tricks will keep you going strong. The novel that is inside of you wants to come out and NaNoWriMo is your opportunity to do just that. Do not let the pressure of the first of writing stop you from reading your writing goals. Day 1 of NaNoWriMo Though the challenge spans thirty days, by far the hardest dayRead More →

NaNoWriMo is swiftly approaching. What is NaNoWriMo? It’s a 30-day challenge to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. This challenge occurs every November. Writers around the world will be busy typing frantically, bringing their stories to life. As if that wasn’t challenging enough, toss in all of your normal life tasks as well. It sounds difficult, doesn’t it? Balancing NaNoWriMo & life is not impossible. After all, we are capable of so much. You have your NaNoWriMo survival kit ready and you have done what you could to prepare for a month of writing. But the question still remains, how do you balance NaNoWriMoRead More →

NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. That’s right fellow writers, the month of writing is approaching swiftly. Grab those novel ideas, brush off your notebooks, go cry in a corner. Do whatever it is you do to get ready for NaNoWriMo. Going into my eighth year of NaNoWriMo, I feel like I have a pretty good idea of what to expect and what needs to get done ahead of time to be successful. However, as a blogger, I now have to find a way to balance my blogging responsibilities and writing a novel. Sounds hard, doesn’t it? Balancing NaNoWriMo & blogging can be a bitRead More →

I love blog awards. They help to give bloggers encouragement to keep doing what they are doing while putting the spotlight on them for others to see. There are many blog awards out there. Admittedly, I have been nominated for quite a few of them. The Real Neat Blog Award is one that I hadn’t heard of previously. However, I am excited about it. I was nominated for this away by Geraldine from Geraldine Talks. Thank you so much, Geraldine! The Real Neat Blog Award Real Neat Blog Award Rules Display the award logo Thank the blogger who nominated you and link to their blogRead More →