Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!

Happy Christmas!! December has flown by and suddenly Christmas holidays are here!  I can't even begin to express how much I am looking forward to the next 11 days.  We decided to spend time just the three of us doing whatever it is that makes our hearts happy.  I think the next few days are going to include lots of matching pyjama time, and all the Christmas movies we haven't yet watched this year (mainly It's a Wonderful Life, and A Christmas Carol).  A break from the everyday and a transition into vaca mode and then the beginning of a new year!

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The Stuff of Life

The Stuff of Life

Life has been full lately.  We live in such a "busy" world.  People wear busy like a badge of purpose.  I try and avoid using the expression "I'm SO busy".  I don't want to be TOO busy.  Too busy for the people and things that mean the most to me.  Abundance and fullness are much better words and somehow include all those people and things that busy leaves out.  The truth is that this busyness has caused us to review and make a few adjustments.  It's not a bad thing to take inventory, realize what can fall away, and what's integral to doing life the way you want to and in being the person you want to be.  Especially before you're too busy to take stock, only to finally have time one day to realize you've been filling your life with things that aren't who you want to be.   

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Date Night // June

Date Night // June

Earlier this year James and I decided that we needed to set aside one night each week to intentionally date.  We decided on Thursday night and dubbed it Thurs-date.  James and I spend lots of time together as it is, so why set aside another night of the week to spend together (aside from adoring spending time together)?

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Cutting Board // Project

Cutting Board // Project

We are CONSTANTLY doing projects and creating things for our home so I thought it was time to share one of those projects!  It's taken me this long because I wanted any home tutorial I shared here not only to be tried, tested, and true but also beautiful, functional, really well thought out and quality made.  I've had this project in mind for quite sometime.  It's pretty simple, and checks all the required boxes.  We ended up with a cutting/serving/charcuterie board that I will proudly use and display in our kitchen.  This would also make for a really beautiful gift if you don't have a need for another cutting board (although I'm honestly not sure who doesn't need another serving board).  

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Roadtrips + Memories

Roadtrips + Memories

Last night James and I were talking about how memories are not comprised of facts but feelings. What you remember is how something made you feel.  Even when certain senses trigger very specific memories it is almost always tied to the emotion of that past event or moment in time.  I love remembering certain trips we took or drives we went on, or things that in the moment didn't seem overly important but now when thinking back on them I'm flooded with happiness, fondness, love, good, and all the warm fuzzy's.  I love the idea of memories triggering certain feelings and remembering something so clearly because of those feelings.  Whenever we go on a trip somewhere I always have this idea that I want to purchase a new perfume.  Because smell is one of the most powerful senses when it comes to memory.  When we were in Vancouver last year I wore this perfume and now every time I smell that specific scent it instantly transports me.  

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