Intentional Living: We’ll Miss You, Baby Bro!

August 28, 2015

Pickles Bluff in John Dean Park

Congratulations to the winner of the End of Summer Book Giveaway:  Shelly S!  I hope you enjoy the books!  And thank you to everyone who entered and shared the giveaway with others. I know I said that would probably be the last giveaway I do this year, but I might have something else to surprise you with before Christmas. ;)

I know it’s not quite Labour Day weekend yet, but it truly feels as though summer is over… Yesterday morning, my brother got on a plane and went back to Alberta for another year of school – and, just like that, fall is here. The temperatures began to cool this week, and it looks like it’s going to rain all weekend; that means it’s time for jeans and sweaters (which I am not complaining about). Summer is nice and all, but fall has always been my favourite season, so I’m ready for it.

We’re already missing you, Baby Bro! Make us proud. Can’t wait to see you at Christmas, xoxo

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The End of Summer Book Giveaway

August 24, 2015


One of the challenges I set for myself during the second year of my shopping ban is to only read books I already own, and not even use the library while I try to get through them. While unpacking the last few boxes of stuff I have, I found my (much smaller) book collection and made a stack of the ones I want to read in the next few months. At the top of my stack was The Joy of Less, which my amazing friend Clare sent me a few months ago. I finally started reading it late last week and, with each chapter I finished, kept thinking it would be a great book for anyone who wants to embrace minimalism.

Do you know what the best way for me to spread the message in that book is? To give it away, of course!

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Intentional Living: A Few Updates

August 21, 2015


Good morning, friends! (Or afternoon or evening, depending on when you read this.) I have had the most amazing week “off” from the blog, and am so grateful Shannon was able to write a guest post on a moment’s notice so I could take that time for myself. Normally, I can come up with a theme for these updates, based on one life event or situation I’ve found myself in, but so many things are happening right now that I thought I would share a few updates with you instead. :)

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