It has been feeling a bit chillier than I'd like these past few weeks and I’ve been dreaming about a sunny vacation. Maybe something like this quick getaway to the desert that we managed to squeeze in back in November...
Fall is here! I thought I wasn't quite ready to let go of summer, but we have been enjoying some gorgeous fall days. I also have some fun warmer weather travel plans coming up in the next month, so I guess I'm not letting go of summer yet!
How is it back to school time already! Even though I'm not a student and don't have any kids heading back to school, September still always feels like a fresh start. It was a busy August, and I have to admit that the summer kind of passed me by this year. I sadly realized this weekend that I haven’t been swimming even once! Hopefully we'll get a few more weeks of summery weather, but I'm also a little excited for all the fall things (and Halloween - the most wonderful time of the year!). Here are a few updates and favourites from August.
As promised, I’ve put together a quick review of my experience with Frock Box clothing subscription service. This is a Canadian personal styling service very similar to what Stitch Fix offers for our friends in the US. I initially tried Frock Box last fall with poor results, but signed up for a slightly different service this time and have been loving it!
Well, I'm a little late on the March review post. Time has been flying and I've been completely slacking on the blog posts. While it would be nice to stick to a consistent posting schedule, I’m determined to have this blog remain a fun hobby, so I’m not going to stress out about it! From past blogging experience I know I lose interest when it starts to feel like a job.
Hello March! I guess that means it's time for my monthly review, even though it honestly feels like I was just writing my January review...time for an update on my goals and favourite things from February.
So I’ve decided to do a monthly focus for March on mindfulness - and I’m pretty excited about it...maybe partly because 'Mindful March' just sounds so catchy! I’ve been interested in meditation and mindfulness practices as a way to reduce stress and anxiety for a few years. Meditation has proven to be a very helpful tool for calming my worry-prone brain! During March I’m going to look at ways to incorporate more mindfulness into my everyday life.
I'm a big fan of routine, especially when it comes to creating new habits. I decided to take a look at optimizing my morning and evening routines, which quickly turned into a more thorough evaluation of how I’m spending my time. I’m not sure if anyone will really find anything valuable in these mundane details of my life, but for some reason I kinda love reading about other people's routines, so here goes...!
How is January already over!? This month flew by! I'm going to try and get into the habit of doing a monthly review post to keep on track with my wellness goals and also any random favourites, finds or fun memories from the month! Here we go...
I am lucky to live close enough to my office to walk to work. It ends up being about a thirty minute commute each way and I typically listen to a podcast or audiobook on the way. My latest audiobook listen was The Blue Zones of Happiness, by Dan Buettner. I found it to be …