Thrive #BlogHerWritingLab

When I read this week’s prompts for the #BlogherWritingLab I knew exactly what I would share for May 16th(albeit a little late).
May 16, 2016 Prompt: What was the last thing your borrowed? If you still have it, snap a picture.
I don’t often borrow things from anyone.  I hate the feeling of being in-debt to someone so I often just find a way of getting what I want/need without have to bother anyone for it.  Although since Miss S has entered our life I’ve been more willing to borrow stuff from my parents and in laws to make life easier.
The feeling of having words, stories, quotes and wisdom at my fingertips is exhilarating *adjusts nerdy glasses*.  And because of that I’ve always had an unhealthy obsession with my local library LOL
I borrow all sorts of books.  Some I zip through in a matter of days and some sit on my nightstand and are constantly renewed (or not returned which means I end up racking up a serious fine).
I recently borrowed this book (okay about a month ago) based on recommendations.  Unfortunately I don’t think I will be able to read the entire book – but I do plan to skim and read sections that are interesting to me.
When I was on Mat Leave, Miss S and I would hit the library DAILY.  I’d make sure to borrow 5-10 board books that we’d read to her and I know she really enjoyed it.  I’ve tried to continue this as much as possible since going back to the 9-5 so we try to squeeze in some time every other weekend.   When we are there, she says hello to the kids (or “no, my tuurn”), plays with the puzzles, picks some books and patiently waits while mom looks around as well.  :)

Yogi and Surfer #DreamLife

I want to be a yogi, well not in the truest sense but I want to be able to do sun salutations with ease, perfect my downward dog and do a headstand.

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The benefits of yoga are amazing. So I’ve decided that I want get into some good habits. Two years ago, I was doing my yoga practice 3-4 times a week.  And it was probably the best thing I could’ve done for my mind, body and soul.  Then motherhood came along and I put myself last on the list.  So in an effort to get back into my practice, I’ve started doing sun salutations (at least 4 rounds) 2-3 times a week.  The best thing about doing sun salutations I can do it anywhere any time.  All I need is a little open space and a mat (or a towel).

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Do you do Yoga?  What is your favourite pose?  Any tips on learning to do a head stand? Let me know in the comments below!

The things you own #BlogherSnapshot

I am participating in the #BlogherWriting lab for the month of May.  I’ll be posting pictures and some creative writing on the prompts that were distributed for the month.  Definitely looking forward to the inspiration!

May 2nd prompt:  Open a storage box and snap a picture of one item in the box. Tell us why you saved that item if you also write a post.




My storage box is a treasure trove of old letters and cards.  Written memories, fun times, wisdom, anecdotes and well wishes from over the years.  And honestly I wish I didn’t go all zen and clean out the previous box of cards and letters I had from 6 years ago.  Years of birthday cards,  friendship letters and hand written notes are now a thing of the past.  They are vintage – a piece of history.  I highly doubt the kids of this generation (including my little Miss S) will feel the joy of re-reading a card from years past and to have the memories and warm fuzzies find their way back to the present.


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