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 →

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 →

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 →

Just like that February has arrived. January was quite a month, and I’m sure many people will agree that it felt significantly longer than it actually was. The start of the year either goes by super fast or drags on. This was one of those slower times, but it’s over now. One of the things I look forward to with the arrival of each month of reviewing the previous month’s goals and setting new ones for the current month. Before we take a look at my February 2020 goals, I’d like to take a moment to share how I did with January’s goals. January GoalsRead More →

Candles are a popular item to buy. With so many scents out there, it’s easy to want to own them all. In fact, you may find that you have a huge collection of candles in your home. The question is, are you actually using those candles? If you are, then you are on the right track. However, there are many people out there who buy candles regularly but rarely or never use them. Perhaps they don’t want to use up their favorite scent. Or they just like the look of the candle on their shelf. Whatever your reason for not using them, it’s time toRead More →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →