Constraints promote creativity

Ever since I read this book – I’ve become even more obsessed with my creativity journey. The most important lesson I learned was constraints promote creativity.  Constraints such as time, word count, colours etc.

I like to do something creative every day.  I just wish I could be more organized and consistent with it.  So here is my attempt at doing something creative consistently and in an organized matter.   I also figured this would be a good practice is creating consistent content on my instagram.  Follow along – or better yet join in!



Lists are theraputic


Sneaks | Journal | Lip Gloss | Sunglasses | Pens

A list of random thoughts:

  1. I have too many journals and I want more.
  2. This post has been sitting in draft for over a week :/
  3. Can’t believe the last few weeks of the summer have begun, gotta plan our annual trip to the midway
  4. I haven’t bought a pair of heels in almost a year (wtf)
  5. For some reason all of my DayOne entries are getting duplicated :/
  6. I think I need a social media break (eek)
  7. For the first time in a long time, I don’t want to plan a trip/vacation
  8. I am really behind with making yearly photobooks and it irks me that I have only digital copies of ‘memories’
  9. Is it friday yet?
  10. We are in serious need of giving out house some TLC

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.  :)

Happy Easter Eve

It was the night before Easter and all through the house, no creature was stirring, not even a …bunny (lol).

I honestly go through these waves of creativity.  I mean it is easier when you have a million shiny, bedazzled, pastel coloured plastic eggs in your home welcoming spring.  That said, just a day ago we had a crazy ice storm which also made me bust our the camera for some outdoor shots (some I will share in the coming weeks).  But tonight I wanted to post something different.


As Miss S gets older I am finding that festivities in each month are even more fun to celebrate.    From festive home decor to finding cute ways to celebrate – it makes our home life so much more fun.  This year I decided that I was going to make an easter basket for her along with a good ol’ fashion easter egg hunt or two!  We’ve had a few practice runs and she’s been really excited about the whole process so definitely looking forward to it tomorrow.


Bunny | Eggs | Book