March was a crazy month, wasn’t it? This was by far the strangest and most unpredictable month. We all had setbacks to overcome, changes to embrace and a new way of life to adapt to. A lot of people struggled, while some had an easier time. Regardless of these life-changing times, we will get through it. I know a lot of people set monthly goals and will likely be disappointed that they didn’t reach them this month. Don’t worry about it. Be happy with what you did get done, no matter how big or little it was. I know I also had to adjust toRead More →

Now that April has arrived it’s time to take a moment and look back at what books I read in March. March was quite the interesting month but despite so many things happening and the uncertainty that loomed with each day, I did manage to get a decent amount read. With each month that passes and each book read, I am that much closer to tackling my huge TBR. This March 2020 reading wrap-up covers the books that I read this month and my thoughts on them. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one ofRead More →

Did you know that Camp NaNoWriMo is happening? April is when this 30-day writing challenge occurs. It is quite similar to NaNoWriMo and so I decided to give weekly updates on my progress as I did back in November. Because of everything that is going on in the world, I didn’t quite get my NaNoWriMo kit filled with snacks. However, I am confident that I can continue to balance writing with life, I’ll just do so with fewer snacks. Writing is a great way to fill the time when stuck at home or whenever your creative juices are flowing. Without further ado, here is myRead More →

Grab your yarn, paint, ribbon, and glue! It’s time to put those crafting supplies and skills to good use with the April Use It Up Challenge. This month we are focusing on crafting supplies. Whether you are a veteran crafter or just starting out, there is a good chance you have more crafting materials lying around the house than you thought. Perhaps you had intended to start a new craft hobby, bought the supplies and never got around to it. Maybe you are planning to make an item for someone’s birthday or an upcoming holiday. Now is the time to find those items and putRead More →

Do you love mochi? The March 2020 Bokksu was all about mochi. Just when I thought Bokksu couldn’t get any better, the Mochi Madness box arrived. If you have never tried mochi, then you are missing out on a fantastically chewy snack that has endless combinations of flavors and textures. Bokksu brings a themed box filled with traditional snacks to your door each month, like the Snowy Hokkaido December Bokksu. It is a great way to experience the tastes of another country from the comfort of your own home. Want to give Bokksu a try? Sign up today! Use this referral link to get $10Read More →

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 →

Do you love muffins? Looking for a new recipe to try? Then make these homemade carrot raisin muffins. In our home, muffins are one of our favorite items to bake. In fact, part of my weekly baking routine is to make a big batch of muffins, usually around twenty-four. These muffins are great for breakfasts, in school lunches or as snacks between meals. It’s also not uncommon to have them as dessert, we love them that much. 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 noRead 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 →

February has come to an end. When it came to reading, I did a decent amount. February was another strange month, much like January. Only this time I wasn’t bombarded by snow. It was more of a lack of time and desire. Even so, I was able to put a small dent in my TBR, which is always a great feeling. I might have read more, but I also spent a lot of time on a book that I ended up abandoning partway through the month. This February 2020 reading wrap-up will cover all of the books that I read during the month and myRead 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 →