Tuesday, December 01, 2015

November Favourites

Well, let me tell you, I accidentally overworked myself this month. I was so productive during the first two weeks of November that I kind of got a little over confident, and put too much on my plate. Which resulted in me severely struggling with all that I had to do by the third week of November, and by the last, I had completely crashed. oops.

I have learnt a lot about myself during those days of laying on my daughter's floor not wanting to do anything or go anywhere. That I have limits. And I work better with a schedule. And I work better if I have gotten 8 hours of sleep every night. And I don't need coffee, but I do need to eat! And workout. SIGH. I mean, these are obvious things - but its just a reminder that I need to focus on every aspect of my day, EVERY DAY, and not forget those important steps as I get busier.

Regardless of all of that, I had a lot of fun with my Christmas DIY's, The Maker Series, Project 365, as well as my participating in NaNoWriMo. I did not make it to 50, 000 words, but I ended up at 41, 000 + before I crashed. Not bad! I am very pleased.

December is a very exciting time of year. I have so many memories of Christmas, the anticipation, the baked goods, the experience, everything. It is my hope that my excitement rubs off on Bug, who is almost two. This will be our third Christmas celebrating with our little daughter, but this year, Bug is way more active, understanding, can speak, has thoughts, loves the lights - oh, this year is going to be different! I even made her a book advent calendar that I hope she loves!

I hope that during this next month I will be able to do more DIY's, more crafting, more baking, experience the city and what it has to offer this season, make lists of favourite movies, and photograph all that Bug and I (and husband too!) do! I would even love to crack open a book again, that would be so nice!! I am not entirely sure if I will be picking up the Four Mondays Of series this month, or if I should let it rest till January - I will keep you posted on that!

Before I get too carried away with December plans, I would love nothing more than to share with you the posts that have been your favourites in November! Thank you so much for reading. I really appreciate you! As always, if ever you have any craft or recipe recommendations, if you would like to see me talk more on certain topics (beauty, motherhood, life), or places you would like to see me visit in Edmonton, your feedback means the world to me - I would love to hear your thoughts. xoxo


  1. Awesome post! I totally relate with low energy levels, needing sleep and a good schedule. Our 20 year old daughter was participating in NaNoWriMo this year. I don't think she quite made 50,000 words either. I love all of the things you made this month too, especially the garland and citrus ornaments. I made the citrus ornaments a while ago and they smell so pretty. I would love to crack open a book too. It's been to long. I start them and never finish. It would be so awesome to see the sights of the lit up parliament grounds downtown, Fort Edmonton Park, Whyte Avenue or Candy Cane Lane (the best!!). I also loved the Ukranian Village and Saskatchewan River...the Italian market had amazing espresso and gelato but it's not in the best neighborhood for family events. ;-)
    I could go on. Hahah! I miss it all minus shoveling sidewalks in minus 40 weather.
    Thanks for including me in your post!! 💛

    1. Oops I posted under my old name. ;-)
      💛From, Dee

    2. Dee, you are so lovely! I wish you could be here to show off these places to me! I love it and I will do my best to travel everywhere - thank you so much for it!!! I am so glad you lied the citrus ornaments, was this your first time making them? I love the way the house smells afterwards! And good on your daughter! NaNoWriMo is tough and exciting and awesome. I applaud her!!!