With the arrival of May, it’s time to take a moment and look back at what books I read during April. It was quite a busy month yet despite that I was able to get in my regular reading time. With each passing month and each book that I managed to read, I am steadily whittling down my enormous TBR. This April 2020 reading wrap-up goes over the books read in the month and my general thoughts on each of them. This post may contain affiliate links. This means that should you make a purchase after following one of these links, I may receive aRead More →

Gather your pants, shirts, sweaters, and socks, it’s time for the May Use It Up Challenge. With the weather having shifted from the colder winter months into spring, now is the perfect time to have a good look at your wardrobe. Before you pack away your winter clothes for another year, let’s take some time to apply the Use It Up Challenge to ensure you are keeping what you need. I know what you’re thinking. “How can you use up clothes?” Well, the answer is simple, you wear them. Wear them until they are worn out or in the case of children until they haveRead More →

Have you ever experienced the cherry blossoms in Japan? Known for their beauty, bringing in viewers from all over the world, cherry blossom, or sakura season is a big event in Japan. But it’s not just about their visual appeal. Stores become filled with sakura souvenirs and more importantly sakura flavored treats. The April 2020 Bokksu brought all of the flavors of sakura season with the Hanami Blossoms box. Want to give Bokksu a try? Sign up today! Use this referral link to get $10 off your first purchase. April 2020 Bokksu – Hanami Blossoms Handmade Sakura Candy Hard candy with just a hint ofRead More →

The finish line of Camp NaNoWriMo is that much closer now that the fourth week has come to an end. This means it’s time for the Camp NaNoWriMo 2020 week 4 update. While I love writing, it does have its challenges and this month has had plenty. Regardless, I find the challenges push me to become a better writer and to work at overcoming these hurdles. Writing by the seat of my pants is one of the biggest hurdles I have experienced. Yet I am glad that I chose to go this route for this month, as it shook up my normal writing routine. CuriousRead More →

Another week of writing has come and gone in April’s Camp NaNoWriMo. That means it’s time for the Camp NaNoWriMo 2020 week 3 update. This week wasn’t all that different from the previous two. I did get writing done, but it came with some struggles as well. Life also kept me busy as I have been ensuring the housework doesn’t fall behind and I’ve been getting some long overdue organizing projects done. Not to mention that I have been working on getting a bit of an early start to my garden, so writing hasn’t been my top priority right now. Even so, I am doingRead More →

Have you ever looked at hot dogs and wondered what to do with them besides placing them in a bun like normal? That’s where I was not long ago. Not only was I looking for something different to make, but I wanted to make it budget-friendly and use what we had on hand. There are times when you may not have buns to use or are very limited on ingredients and that’s when this dish shines. Not only is this hot dog hash simple to make, but it can also be changed up depending on what you have on hand. No carrots? No problem! UseRead More →

The second week of Camp NaNoWriMo has come and gone. The nice thing about Camp NaNoWriMo is you can set whatever word count that you want or you can stick with the usual 50,000 words. With an end goal of 25,000 words, this week should be at 9163 words. Writing is a hobby that I truly enjoy though some months I get more done than others. With 30-day challenges like NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo, I get an extra boost to my writing muse – at least most of the time. This Camp NaNoWriMo 2020 week 2 update will show you how I’m doing with myRead More →

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 →