Finding My Joy, A Gratitude Project

It's the end of the first week of my gratitude project, and I found myself feeling restless with clutter and decided to tackle it head on. First the laundry room.. bin by bin, I said goodbye to old cake decorating supplies, some pet accessories that have gone unnoticed for too long, shoes that are ignored, lamp shades we don't use and a bag full of neglected clothes.  I then moved upstairs, going through the office, discarding old papers, shredding old documents, filling up bag after bag of recycling, I moved through each of the upstairs room, purging the medicine cabinets, the hallway closet saying goodbye to hair products, a hair roller set that keeps getting pushed to the back of the closet, along with endless amounts of useless things that don't really have a place in our lives. It's amazing to me the amount of stuff we accumulate, like the StarTrek© Tribbles that seem to multiply, stuff just begins to take over.. and all I can hear the late comedian, George Carlin, shouting "WE HAVE TOO MUCH STUFF!"
There are still rooms to tackle and purge, toys and home school books hiding in the basement but I feel like this is a good start to the year, there just might be something to minimalism! 

Making it pretty for the holidays: DIY on the cheap

It'll be our 2nd Christmas in our new house, last year I didn't do much in dressing up our home for the holidays however, this year I've been searching through Pinterest looking for inspiration.  I went on a pinning spree late in the night, planning out what I'd like to do. I saved my Pinned list to my phone and went hunting for items that reflected my list.
My plan was instead of hitting up the typical decor stores I'd do a little hunting for my holiday treasures. 

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I Love NYC, a look back at my favourite city

September 19th, 2007, my first trip to New York City.

My friend, Lori and I dreamed all the places we wanted to go.. we pulled out an old atlas of Lori's, circling all the places we'd love to travel to..our big wish list item was NYC. And honestly I didn't think we'd get there but Lori started scouting out airlines.. we looked into hotels.. and before we knew it.. we were booking tickets on a flight sale to NYC to celebrate Lori's 40th Birthday! 

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My Top 10 Gotta Watch Movies for Girls Night

During the summer I can't sit still, nights are longer and to sit down feels counter productive for me. I'll go for evening strolls and keep moving but come fall all I really want to do is wrap myself up in a blanket & snuggle up on the couch.  Typically, hubby goes off to play poker with the boys after supper on Tuesdays, these nights have become my nights to pull out all my favourite chick-flicks! 

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