May 21, 2019

10 Simple Ways To Relieve Stress

Today I wanted to talk about stress. 
Everyone feels stress at some point in their lives but there are moments in life when all you do is stress. It could be something going on in your personal life or at work. I'm telling you, stress is a killer.

Common habits caused by stress include:

Eating terrible food
Constantly obsessing over things you cannot change
Trouble sleeping
Constant venting
& just feeling completely overwhelmed with everything

It affects every part of you. Your mind & your body.

May 19, 2019

Oh Happy Days #3

 RAINBOW INSPO. I'm really loving my new rainbow inspired blog design! Since its getting all beautiful and warm outside I felt like my blog needed a little brightening up :)

 SPEAKING OF BLOGS. Last week I was just about ready to throw in the towel with blogging. I was feeling pretty down and honestly, wasn't feeling a lot of joy with anything. I declared my blog break on twitter and with a blog post and, well, it lasted three days LOL I decided that even though blogging can at times bring me down, it doesn't have to. This is always going to be my space to create whatever content I wish to create. If people like it, awesome! If they don't, that's okay too. I've rekindled a little blogging spark this week.

 2000. My blog hit over 2,000 pageviews this week! 😃

 CLEANIN' OUT MY CLOSET. I finally cleaned out one of our closets in our bedroom (the biggest and messiest) and it looks SO much better. It's really got me in the mood to go right through this house and throw away/donate stuff. Let's hope I can keep this 'clean everything in the house' vibe.

♥ YARD SALES. The town over from us hosted a town wide yard sale on Saturday. We didn't find any treasures and it was rainy and cold BUT it was something fun and different for us to do as a family 😊

My delicious lunch on Saturday 😍

3 Girls Mummy is this weeks "blog of the week"!
This adorable blog run by Ashleigh is all about being a mom, family life and everything in between! 
Make sure you pop on over and say hello! :)
Here are some great posts to get you started:


May 18, 2019

Smileys Provincial Park | Newport, NS

Isn't that a pleasant name? Smileys? It fits because it was indeed a pleasant little park- even if it did start to rain during our very quick visit there. Well, it wasn't meant to be quick but we certainly didn't want to stay in the cold rain.

This Provincial Park is also a campground as a lot of the Provincial Parks are here in Nova Scotia. We didn't quite see the entire area but I don't think we missed very much. Just some camp sites.

What we did do though was walk along a lovely little gravel road until we came to a playground that Lux loved.

May 15, 2019


(n) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

I'm not sure why, but I feel good when it rains. 

May 13, 2019

Oh Happy Days #2

 LAST DENTIST APPOINTMENT. I absolutely dread the dentist and this Monday was my last visit (at least for another year). All of my cavities have been filled so that makes me happy.

♥ NEW HAIR. As a Mother's Day gift from Craig and Lux I had my hair done :) Definitely a much needed change and my head feels SO much lighter.

♥ KID FREE SLEEPOVER. As an 'added' Mother's Day bonus gift I spent the night away at my mother's house with her and my siblings on Saturday night. We had pizza, lots of junk food, painted our nails and watched movies all night. It was wonderful.

♥ MOTHER'S DAY. We didn't do a whole lot but just spending the day with my family was the best thing I could ask for :)

New hair! 

"Ice Cream" Whispers Clara is this week's blog of the week! Elizabeth's blog has been one of my all time favourites for quite a while now. I love when I see a new post pop up from her because her photography for every post makes me feel like I've stepped into a romantic, dreamy, fantasyland. Her whole blog aesthetic just creates a sense of calm whenever I browse through. Please, do check out her blog. I promise you will find a new blog to love with this one :) Here are a few of my fave posts to get you started:


May 08, 2019

The Lost Girls by Heather Young | Dollarstore Book Reviews

Before I get into the review, I wanted to announce the beginning of a new series on my blog!
The Dollarstore Book Reviews! I love reading but often go long periods without reading because honestly, as were now a single income family, I just don't always have that extra $20 or so to throw on a new book. And after becoming terrified of buying secondhand books from thrift stores because of bedbugs (literally found a bug in a book once) I had very little options to read new books.

Until now that is.