THURSDAY THOUGHTS

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It’s challenging to be present in the moment. Some days I’m thinking of getting a safe or any box with a lock on it, to put my phone there and hide the key to my husband’s car for the day so I can’t get to it 😀 (I really should do that!)

People don’t have to have access to you all the time. It’s ok to say no and set up boundaries. It’s ok to put yourself first. This got me thinking – Remember those “good old school days” when you actually had a weekend. Nobody had phones so you didn’t necessarily hear from anyone during the whole weekend. You actually got a couple days off and heard about your friends again on Monday. Now it’s like we are in everybody’s lives at all times.

Listen and look around, like really look around when you go about your day!

Stretch and breath more deeply. We are made to move around.

Plan your day so that you don’t have to rush and hurry. Be realistic with the daily tasks what can be done and what can’t. Don’t set yourself up for failure getting too many things on your plate.

Be thankful, there’s always something to be thankful for.

Smile and quick hello is such a little gesture but it can make someone’s day – even your own.

Be aware and careful what and who you hang around with and what you let to influence you. Pay a close attention to that. You become what you surround yourself with. Again, boundaries <3

Concentrate to the things where you are good at and don’t swim into failure and feel bad about yourself all day everyday. Nobody is perfect. Other people can hide their failures and insecurities better than others.

Last but not least sometimes the most boring “nothing’s happening” days are pure gold, don’t be afraid to be bored once and a while 😀

Have a lovely Thursday!

XOXO

GOOD MORNING FRIDAY!

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Good morning!  Or I should probably say early afternoon. Last night I was working till 11pm so I had my alarm set for today to make sure I don’t sleep in. So I woke up 15min before my alarm was suppose to wake me. I was planning to get up and I took the alarm off but then decided to snooze 5 more minutes.. well I woke up one and half hours later 😀 And I could have gone probably one more hour. Hehe ..  But I like to get up early even those days when I don’t have anything planned. I find myself most productive in the mornings. And I don’t think there’s anything more inspiring than racing the early morning sun outdoors. Actually I haven’t been able to do my morning walks lately because we have 3 cougars in the area. I know that I would probably be OK if I see one.. but most likely they would be after my dog. Better safe than sorry. But anyways, mornings are my favourite part of the day. And I always plan to have plenty of time in the mornings. For example if I have somewhere to go I will get up 3 hours before that so I can do my things without rushing and I don’t want to lose my peace first thing in the morning.

I would love to hear about your morning routine!

Hey, here’s how I store those ombre hearts. I took one old carton box apart and wrapped the hearts around the carton sheets. I put a little piece of tape between each heart so that they don’t tangle. Otherwise it would be impossible to keep them nice and neat and actually be able to use them again.

Alright. Now that I couldn’t get myself out of bed today I have a schedule to catch up. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

XOXO

 

 

VALENTINE’S DAY GETAWAY

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Last week for Valentine’s Day surprise my husband arranged us a mini cabin getaway to Pretty Estates at Rowena’s Inn. I have never been there before but I’ve heard about it and seen pictures here and there. I was really blown away how beautiful and peaceful that place was in reality and about the fact that it’s not too far away from our home! It was just a short one hour drive from our home but far enough to get a nice separation from the city.  They still had a lot of snow on the ground so I can’t wait to find out how gorgeous that place must be in the summer time.

We were surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery with a lovely river view. Our cabin was private and cozy and the wood burning fireplace was a cherry on top. Although our dog wasn’t too sure about the burning fireplace. Once we got the fire going the poor thing was so worried about the wood burning noise. hehe. All she wanted to do was to sit on my lap and keep an eye on that fireplace from her safety zone.

The history of the place is like from a movie. I can only imagine how amazing it has been to live in that place at the time, the parties that they have entertained and the adventures that they must had. Also I can’t stop thinking about that how amazing it must have been to grow up in a place like that.

 

This place is definitely going onto our short list for a quick and easy weekend getaway. I can’t wait go back!

XOXO

 

MY OFFICE NOOK IS BACK!

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Why is it that some things like the most simplest things might take YEARS to get done?? In this case I’m talking about my little office table. Actually we have two office spaces in this house. One that I never show to you guys is on our basement level. And I don’t show it because there’s always something going on and it’s also a little storage room too… Nothing to be seen really. But remember when I had this nice little office set up in our guest room couple years back? Well I stole my then office table to downstairs for our living room where my white lanterns are and it’s been there ever since. After that my little work space nook has been where ever. And that computer has been in my wardrobe in our master bedroom. Yup! I’ve been using it from there. 😀 Anyways, two weeks ago I had enough. I just couldn’t bare it anymore of not having a functional computer table! Also I wanted to organize our closets and not having my computer there anymore – it does not belong in there 😀

So I searched Ikea for a functional little table. Not too big since the space is limited but it could not be too small either. I didn’t even go to Ikea to see the table so I googled it and also checked Pinterest to see if anyone else was using this table for this particular computer and if it would fit there and I found a few pics! Enough for me. Hubby picked the table after work and I put it together. The cabinet that I had here before is in the guest room closet right now. I didn’t want to lose my storage so I measured if it would fit in there and luckily it did. I just screwed the cabinet doors out to leave it open and that way it’s easy access to the shelves and it worked!

Now I feel like a load of bricks have been lifted off my shoulders. You have no idea how much this has been bothering me. But when I finally took the bull by the horns it wasn’t too big of a deal to get it done after all. So I’m asking – why is it so hard to get the simplest things done. All I did was that I got a table that was desperately needed.

Enjoy your weekend!

XOXO

 

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