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Hello December.

“December, being the last month of the year, cannot help but make us think of what is to come.”  ―  Fennel Hudson,  A Meaningful Life - Fennel's Journal - No. 1 Hello December. It's so nice to have you here. The days are cold, but our hearts are warm. We're filled with so much love, and there's so much to be thankful for. What are you most thankful for? We spend our days busy as can be, but when we have time to finally take it all in we continue to count our blessings. This year was an eventful year.- One with challenges, changes, and new adventures.  Somehow through all the chaos, we made it! Isn't it amazing how life can be tough at times, but in the end, we pull through?   I hope that December is treating you all well. May you experience joy, love, and peace.  May your days be merry and bright. ♡♡

30 Day Happier YOU Challenge.

The following is a 30-day challenge to help you become a happier person. The challenge involves a list of activities you can do daily for a month. These activities include: 1. Create a list of things you are grateful for 2. Reading inspiring poetry 3. Preparing a delicious and healthy meal 4. Visiting an art museum 5. Enjoying a casual stroll outdoors 6. Visiting the Humane Society 7. Enjoying your favorite drink 8. Attending a local event 9. Playing a board game with friends or family 10. Taking your pet for a walk 11. Playing outside with your children/pets 12. Creating something new 13. Taking a free how-to class 14. Visiting your local library 15. Decluttering a small section of your house 16. Opening your windows and letting in the sunshine 17. Exercising or finding a workout that you enjoy 18. Giving away gently used items to someone who might need them 19. Starting a page in a journal 20. Visiting with a friend 21. Take a few pictures of things you love 22. Finding a new

Here and there. -Life, thoughts, and more.

It's amazing how fast time has flown by this year. The cold weather is settling in, and we must wrap up warmly as our children go out trick-or-treating tonight. Last week we attended a neighborhood trunk or treat, but my husband wasn't happy about the long queues, so we had to rush. Tonight, we're hoping to move quickly as our two trick-or-treaters make their rounds. I've had to keep the heat on all day due to the cold weather. What's the weather like where you are? We've finally almost completed the roof repair after the big hailstorm a few months ago, although it took longer than anticipated. My brother recently took the Ancestry DNA test, and we were surprised by the results. We have a wide range of ethnicities besides Asian, which is wonderful to discover. Thanksgiving is coming up, and I can't wait to share the wonderful experience of preparing the food with some wonderful helpers. This year, I'm particularly grateful for my wonderful family. We&

Maybe you should...A few things you should consider doing right now.

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile."- John Howard Bryant Maybe you should... Visit a pumpkin farm Go apple picking Enjoy a nice warm cup of cider Bake some pastries Buy some new indoor plants Cozy up with a good book Watch one of your favorites shows Color with your children Go on a hike. I swear nature is so beautiful. Burn one of your favorites candles Attend an Autumn festival Add a few fall touches to your decor. Roast some s'mores Give your front porch an Autumn makeover Cook as a family Put together a puzzle Visit a coffee shop Call up an old friend Limit your use of social media Take some pictures  Enjoy some downtime Play your favorite songs Create something. Big or small. Just create something you love Try something new Tell the people you love just how much you truly do love them Give someone a lending hand May your days be filled with so much happiness, and love. Surround yourself with those who inspire you, bui

Autumn.-Our days.

Isn't it beautiful how with each season comes to change? My favorite season of them all is Autumn and I'm so glad that it has arrived. With each day that passes, we see change and it's really important to capture each moment. I look back on pictures that I've taken and I'm amazed at how so much has changed over time.  My flowers in the garden are still showing off their beautiful colors, but some are slowly fading away. I normally cut a few and bring them into the house and display them in vases. My fall decor is out and today there is a cool breeze in the air. My oldest has been busy with school. Our youngest just turned four this month. They are always making us smile. I'll celebrate my birthday this month and I'm actually looking forward to a few changes. My husband just had a big promotion and we are just so thankful.-God is good all the time!  Our days are busy, but our days are always filled with so much love. These days I'm just reall

Take an adventure! Review on National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019 and Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret.

In this blog post, I'll be sharing my thoughts on two fun and exciting books.  National Geographic Kids Almanac will take you on an adventure of learning and exploring new information. Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret is the first book in the new Explorer Academy seven-book series which will take you on code-breaking missions and much more. These two books will bring adventure, explore curiosity, and take your child on a fun journey. * Disclaimer *  I was allowed to try out this product. This product was given to me for free from Moms Meet ( ) to use and give my honest opinion on this product. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019 My oldest daughter really enjoyed looking through this book. I enjoyed looking through it with her as well. Such a fun experience! We explored, learned new information, and laughed our way through this exciting book.  Are you ready

Do-It-Yourself Fairy Garden For Kids

This fun do-it-yourself fairy garden is so much fun to create with kids. My oldest daughter created a fairy garden by using her creativity and a few materials. You can create this magical fairy garden too! You will need: 1 pot. Choose a pot size that fits your needs for your fairy garden. Miniature fairy garden accessories of your choice.- My daughter used a pond, fairy house, mini table, fairy bench, fairy chair, a pot, and a basket Flowers. Depending on whether you want real flowers you would need potting soil. My daughter used faux flowers for her garden.  Styrofoam. -We went with a round piece.  Artificial craft moss  Note* You can pick up most of these supplies at any craft store. Optional for your fairy garden: Miniature craft birds Craft butterflies Miniature bird nest Craft gems  Craft rocks lights Water feature.- This would be a great addition to fairy gardens with real flowers.  Creating your fairy garden: Start off by placing your styr

All things.

We just finished up with our summer reading. Trips to the library, cool prizes, and a lot of fun events. Daily Thunderstorms this week. -Some are good and some have caused flooding and other major damages. About a month or so ago we had a major hail storm that caused damage around town and to our home.  My flowers have daily visitors. Between the bees and hummingbirds; my garden has been getting much-needed love. I'm finding so much enjoyment in moving my body daily. It's been a while since I started my workout routine and it just feels so nice to move daily. It has definitely become a habit. I'm looking forward to Autumn. Warm drinks, falling leaves, and comfy light sweaters.- I truly love fall weather. My husband has been roasting our coffee beans and I really look forward to a cup of coffee in the mornings. I love the show This is us. If you haven't heard of it, look it up and watch a trailer for it. Ah, so good! We re-seeded our lawn this year and

Fun kid activities and crafts you can do all summer! Links provided

I hope you're all doing well. I've put together a few of my blog posts that include crafts and other ideas for a great summer I think you might enjoy doing this summer. Each link will take you to that specific blog post. Enjoy and happy summer to all! “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...”  ―  Susan Polis Schutz (Click any link below to view) Enjoy! Little garden buddies Snakes in the desert DIY paint/beaded sun-catchers Sail away water play with floating boats 30 days of adventures with your kids.- Free printable included Bug Sheet [exploring nature/entomology] Free printable Summer fruit matching game Float, sink, or absorb?

The Anti-Breakage solution: Review on Desert Essence shampoo and conditioner/promo code included

I was contacted by Mom's meet to try and review Desert Essence shampoo and conditioner. I'm always trying new hair products and seeing what works best for my hair. With all of the styling that I do with my hair, I have noticed that I do have a little breakage and of course, I was thrilled when I was chosen to try these products out. In this post, I'll be reviewing this product and I'll also give my honest feedback as well. Happy reading! * Disclaimer *  I was allowed to try out this product. This product was given to me for free from Moms Meet ( ) to use and give my honest opinion on this product. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. About Desert Essence Desert Essence was founded in 1978. They use natural ingredients With their products and practices, they ensure it reflects the serious commitment they have made to the health of our beautiful planet. Isn't that truly amazing?  Desert Esse

These days...

“You do not just wake up and become the butterfly"  Growth is a process.”  Rupi Kaur ,  The Sun and Her Flowers These days I am... Reading- The sun and her flowers by, Rupi Kaur Listening to You by, Petite Biscuit Enjoying every moment with my children. - It's true that they grow so fast. Growing some indoor plants Focusing on ways to better myself Taking photos of things that I love and enjoy. Pictures are so dear to me, but the people in the photos hold a special place in my heart ♡ Finding myself questioning why death happens. After the death of my father, I've really just questioned it over and over again. Feeling the sun on my skin.  Listening to my littlest one read.  Watching my oldest build a tower out of blocks Reminiscing   Dating my husband all over again Drinking my coffee black Watching the birds take over our front yard. - They must like the seeds we recently put out Adding to my garden.  Watching the bees buzz by  Eating

Review: Once Again Nut Butter Hazelnut Spread Amoré and Sweepstakes

Our family loves a great quality Hazelnut spread so when I was contacted by Mom's meet to try out this product I was pretty excited. I'll be reviewing this product and giving my honest feedback to all of you. Enjoy and happy reading! *Disclaimer* I was allowed to try out this product. This product was given to me for free from Moms Meet ( ) to use and give my honest opinion on this product. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. You can never go wrong with a great quality hazelnut spread. And to be perfectly honest with all of you I was so impressed when we first tried out this spread. It's definitely a winner and we'll be purchasing more very soon.  My kids love to dip fruits in chocolate spread and add it to bagels as well. Honestly, you can do so much with this amazing spread. This spread was smooth and had a delicious sweet taste to it. It was so easy to spread. We're just so happy about this produc

Review: Fuel For Fire Fruit + Protein smoothie.

I was thrilled when I received a message from Mom's Meet inviting me to try out the Fuel For Fire Fruit + Protein smoothie. As someone who is always on the lookout for new ways to incorporate more protein into my diet, I was eager to give it a try. What I particularly liked about this product is that it comes in convenient pouches that can be easily carried around in your bag. In this post, I will be sharing my honest review of this product. Enjoy reading! *Disclaimer* I was allowed to try out this product. This product was given to me for free from Moms Meet ( ) to use and give my honest opinion on this product. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. About Fuel For Fire Fruit + Protein It's made with 100% real fruit puree and also has quality whey protein isolate that is 99.8% lactose-free.   This product contains no added sugar, GMOs, fat, soy, or nuts, and there is no gluten.  It comes in convenient sing


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