Goals are highly fashionable this time of year. Yes, I like to start my own a bit earlier than most, but from now until the end of January, goals are all the rage. The tricky part is hanging onto them (let alone remembering what they actually are) as the year continues on its merry way.… Read More Goals with Gusto: My String of Inspiration
Halloween up North can be cold. Given tonight’s weather forecast I’ll probably nag my kids to bundle up- not that we’d let anything so inconsequential as even a snowstorm wreck our fun tonight. After all… there is candy to be had! Meanwhile, enjoy my extra-special Halloween poem. Halloween (Up North) Grab your parka, Snow pants, hat,… Read More Halloween (Up North): Rhyming Through the Snow We Go!
Hygge has quickly become one of my favourite things. Nothing like a good dose of cozy living to beat away those seasonal blahs! Instead of mourning the death of summer, I find myself rejoicing over those grey skies. Winter is inescapable, yet I find myself wishing for snow and all that it entails. Hygge, it… Read More Hygge Delights: Getting Cozy as the Weather Worsens
Hygge… let’s bask in it a bit more regularly, shall we? Being present in the moment and savouring things adds to your happiness, and who couldn’t use a bit more of that? Ways to create hygge are as plentiful as an oak’s acorns. Mine include art projects with my kids, hand sewing, and of course,… Read More Hygge Guides: Cozy Books For Reading Delight
Hygge… the fine Danish art of bringing joy, coziness, and beauty to your life. More and more hygge (pronounced “hue-gue”) is becoming a passion of mine. And why should it not? The days are turning colder. Darker. From when I wake up to the moment I collapse onto my pillow at night I seem to… Read More Hygge: Turning Humdrum to Happy
New is always exciting, especially when it’s a fresh start. Beginnings, goals, and increased joy… they’re all the rage here on the Bookaneer this week. My start of a new year (yes- in September, it just feels better. Take that January!) is made better by determining where to go next, what I want to do-… Read More New Books, New You
Start of a new year? Let the confetti fly! No, I have not gone crazy. I’m just super happy and excited. Fresh starts are dazzling, and have a tendency to make me giddy. Let’s face it: back to school is more of a fresh start- whether you’re a student or not- than New Year’s… Read More Start Something Fabulous