There are quite a few 30-day challenges out there. Some are for photography, others for cooking and there are a large number of fitness ones. There are those that look easy, while others seem quite challenging. But I am going to focus on the 30-day fitness challenge ones. We have all seen those before and after photos. Where the before picture if a person with plenty of fat on their body. Then 30 days later they are not only slim but have a killer six-pack to boot. However, the kicker is when they claim that no diet change is necessary. All that is required is aRead More →

Do you often wonder what you will make for dinner? Are your cupboards full but you’re not sure what to make? Perhaps you turn to takeout because it’s easier than figuring out what to make each night. Wishing you could plan ahead and make dinner less chaotic? Good news! You can do just that. Creating a monthly meal plan is the easiest way to make dinner easier and it helps to keep the grocery budget down too. How to create a monthly meal plan So how does one meal plan a month at a time? There are a number of steps involved, however, they areRead More →

The blogging world is full of all kinds of amazing people. It also has a great number of awards that are handed out. Not long ago I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger away and now had the pleasure of being nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Quietstorm Session. I want to thank her so much for this nomination! The rules Make sure you include who nominated you in your post. Answer the 11 questions. Create your own 11 questions. Tag and notify those that you have nominated. Questions for me What made you start blogging? I had been thinking about starting this blog for aboutRead More →

Pancakes are a delicious breakfast option. With their golden hue and soft texture, it’s hard not to like them. They are perfect for a Saturday morning or any day of the week. My family always has pancakes on Saturday. It is the perfect way to start the weekend. For years we made pancakes using store bought mixes. However, nothing compares to these easy delicious from scratch pancakes. They are a family favorite and are sure to please everyone! I am so glad that I learned how to cook because these pancakes are simple but oh so tasty to make. This post may contain affiliate links. ThisRead More →

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Being a newer blogger can be a challenge. It’s a lot of work to get established and there is plenty of things to learn along the way. Having other bloggers help you is great. Having them acknowledge your work with a blogging award makes all those late nights seem less daunting. Recently, I was nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by Creating A Mama! I want to give a huge thanks to her for nominating me! Be sure to visit Creating A Mama and show her some love! The Mystery Blogger Award was created by Okoto Enigma. Be sure to visit her blog! The Rules Put the awardRead More →

Can you believe that it’s June already? The month certainly snuck up on me. It felt as though it was still weeks away, and then suddenly here it was! After having a fantastic May, I am really looking forward to June. June will be fairly busy. I need to make sure that I stay on track and motivated. Thus I am sharing my goals for the month of June. Gardening Goals For me, June is the beginning of the gardening season. It’s quite late compared to many people. However, I know that planting any earlier will mean that I will lose plants to cold and frost. IRead More →

May is coming to an end. The month has gone by surprisingly fast. I have to say it was a great month. May was a transition month in many ways. Winter comes to an end and spring makes its appearance. This was also the month where changes and goals were being implemented in my life. Embracing positivity in life I decided that I would share my favorite things in May. Black Currant & Quince Scented Candle This was a gift from a friend. I wasn’t sure about the scent at first. However, I threw caution to the wind and the candle was lit. Soon theRead More →

Father’s Day is coming. It can be easy to fall into the trap of buying the usual gifts for dad. But let’s be honest, does he really need another tie? Or another golf club cover? Perhaps he does. However, if you are looking for something a bit different, then check out these 8 Father’s Day gift ideas. Your dad is sure to love them. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Power Bank. Chances are you dad has a cell phone andRead More →

We all love our kids. We want them to have fun and succeed in life. Allowing them to explore the world, learn new things and even fail at times, is all part of being a parent. Finding a balance between being a kid and learning the ways of the world can be difficult. There are only so many hours in the day. So finding the time to teach your child a valuable skill after school, before sports practice and during the weekends when they just want to play, is the challenge for all parents. However, taking the time to teach your kids these life skillsRead More →

I haven’t always been able to cook. Cooking was that elusive skill that seemed to have passed me over. In fact, if I am perfectly honest, it’s only been in the last four to five years that I have really learned the skill of cooking. So how did I learn to cook? I think the only way to answer that is to explain how and why I didn’t know how to cook first. When I moved out of my house to go to university I had never cooked a meal. To be honest, I couldn’t even boil water for noodles. My mother had always doneRead More →