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2015 Reading Challenge

Let's be real. The book with 500 pages will probably take me the entire year to finish, so chances are I will not tick all of these boxes by 2016. However, I do have every intention to try and with a long reading list and this awesome challenge to motivate me, I think I'll do just fine. Last Christmas my parents gave me a tablet and although I much prefer holding an actual book in my hand, it's made keeping up with good reads a lot easier. Here in the sticks, there isn't a library or decent bookstore for miles and miles!

 Are you on the fence about reading from a screen? I get it, but here are some perks that I personally love...

... Borrowing books instead of buying, although you can download or purchase to keep.
... Borrowing means you only have the book for a limited time which encourages slackers like me to finish it within a certain time frame.
... Having the option to listen to your book comes in handy when taking bubble baths, when you need to rest your eyes, or whe…

This Year I've Got Some Big Plans

 Entertain friends at our home more often, host dinner parties. Put more time and energy into preparing meals, eat out less, waste less food. Renovate both bathrooms.Install new windows, doors and siding in the spring.Get serious about playing the guitar.Start a new journal.Organize my craft supplies, complete the scrapbook I started years ago and start a new one with all that's piling up.Play outside.Drink more water.Start a new weekend tradition. Pizza Fridays! (Can't take credit for that genius idea.)Use my stand mixer more often.Read more books, complete a reading challenge.Start and complete a 30 day fitness challenge and get serious about exercising regularly.Take advantage of the fitness equipment and shower facilities at my workplace. I mean, how easy can it be and why am I not in amazing shape by now? Let my hair grow, master how to use a curling wand, find new ways to style my hair. Present myself better, spend less time in yoga pants and leggings. Stop cluttering ou…

Focus on the Good

Having spent New Years Eve under the covers asleep long before midnight, and having been isolated in OPD receiving fluids through an IV for most of New Years Day, it's safe to say I didn't ring in 2015 in style... But that's okay.
After a beautiful Christmas with my parents, I got hit with a nasty bug that knocked me off my feet and right into my bed for a few days. Literally in bed for days, looking, sounding and feeling like death. During those few days I tried my best to think positive. One of the many goals I've set for myself this year is to focus on the good, and although it was very difficult to see the good in said New Years Eve events, having no energy, a splitting headache, congested sinuses, a terrible cough and what felt like shards of glass lining my throat, I came up with this...
I have a warm house. I am safe here. This bed is not going anywhere.Keith Urban concert from the comfort of my living room? Win.Better yet, attending a Keith Urban concert this s…