October Currents

I haven’t done a currently in forever. 

Watching:  I just finished Season 6 of OITNB. Season 7 can hurry up like yesterday, thank you very much.  I started watching The Purge on Amazon Video. I’m kind of hooked already. 

Playing:   Elder Scrolls Online.  

Planning: Thanksgiving dinner, looking at Christmas stuff. 

Loving: that fall is here! Even though the shorter days and the gloom can make my depression worse, I still really love most things about fall

Needing:  To get more active. 

Making:  My planner pretty. 

Tasty Tuesday!

Hey guys,
It’s TUESDAY! One of my favourite days because it means I get to share some yummy food ideas on the blog!
With Thanksgiving right around the corner in Canada I thought I’d focus on holiday food recipes (Americans, just bookmark this for next month)

One of my favourite holiday sides is Traditional Bread Sauce, a treat my grandmother made every year.
I learned over the years that not many people actually know what it is, and I can’t really explain it well, but it’s yummy and you should try it.

It’s hella simple too! My children often enjoy helping too, so that’s a bonus!

 

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Happy October!

I blinked and summer was over, then September was time for the back to school rush and settling back into routine, but now that things have settled down it’s time to get back to this blogging thing. 

October brings on fall weather, thanksgiving and Halloween, three things I love! The only downfall to this time of year is that it’s starting to get darker earlier and we get less sun, which doesn’t help with my depression, but the pretty colours help. 

Let’s check out some of my goals for this month! 

  • I want to try to get into bullet journaling, so my goal this month is to start that.
  • Be more active.  I got a free Fitbit Versa by cashing in my Airmiles, it’s time to start racking up the steps! 
  • Get back into digital creating.   I sort of just put it off when my depression got bad, it’s time to get back to it. 
  • Start really blogging again.  I miss it. 

                         What are your October goals? 

 

 

Friday Faves

It’s Friday!
Time to round up some of the things I’m lovin’ this week. 

 

Pinterest
I know it’s not new this week, but lately I have been absolutely in love with the new way pinterest boards let you organize and add sub-boards. It makes things easier to find and makes my boards feel less cluttered. 

Elder Scrolls Online – Summerset. 

I bought this as a preorder (so I could get some nice perks) and I do not regret it.  If you play on ps4, hit me up on PSN:   mzvanessah
Don’t have the game? Get it on amazon!

Speaking of Amazon, you all know Prime Day is in a few days, right? 
Prime day is one of my favourite days for finding deals.
 If you aren’t a prime member now’s the time to get onboard. 
Not only do you get exclusive deals, but you get free shipping & access to Prime Video & Prime Music with your membership! Not only that, you get a one month free trial that you can cancel anytime!

Summer Fests

One thing I love about this city are the festivals that we have all summer long. The park is alive and full of people, and food. All the food. 
I really like food, okay?  
So much so I’m part of a fb group for posting food pics.

 

 

This video is so on point. 
Stop complaining about the back to school stuff. 
These people are teaching our children, buy the class some Kleenex. 

Is This Thing On?

Hey guys, 
Most of you probably forgot I exist because it’s been about 1000 years since I posted. I took a hiatus. I needed some time to figure out what I was doing with this blog. The hiatus was supposed to be short, but then life happened. 
During my away time I’d think back to this blog and make a mental note to post. Then time got ahead of me, as it sometimes does.  I got to thinking about why I took the hiatus. In short, I was getting too in my head. Worrying about my numbers, my views, my “niche”. You know what happened? Blogging became less about just enjoying the moment and interacting with others. I started to really resent blogging. I felt like I could only post certain things because the not all posts fell into my “niche”.

Then when my yearly site fees came up I had to really think about if I wanted to renew or not. I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t blogging I had grown to dislike, it was the imaginary rules I pushed on myself.Blogging is supposed to be fun, right? So why was I making it a chore? Who made these rules anyways?
Who says I have to follow them?

 


So,  I’m breaking the chains, and the rules. I’m following my own blogging path.
From here on out my blog is going to me a mixed bag of posts. not following some niche.  I’m not going to dwell on the numbers.  I’m going to post things I want to.  I’m going to make my blogging experience fun again.  I hope some of you stick around. 🙂