Nurturing Thursday: Bookstore shopping

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Once a month I take my kids to our favourite bookstore “Chapters”, a Canadian bookstore. In there we can buy books, drink fantastic coffee or hot chocolate, and buy fancy stuff too, including my favourite items: Journals.

Our visit to the bookstore was getting out of control and the credit card company was very happy! Now before going there I give an allowance for us, enough for 1 or 2 books. This way I can keep my credit card in control and the kids learn to manage their money (me too!).

I got this lovely tote bag last Saturday! I couldn’t resist, it’s cute, and the message is so true!

Spreading some love with Nurturing Thursday. Please check Becca’s blog for more love posts.

Walking On Sunshine Blog Hop Party

First day of Spring and I’m very happy to join Hugh from Hugh’s Views & News in the “Walking On Sunshine Weekend party”. Here are the rules:

1. Choose a fellow blogger who you think spreads blog love.

2. Write a short post about them.

3. Entitle your post Walking On Sunshine Blog Hop Party (so others can find your post).

4. Create a pingback to Hugh’s post, so that the link appears in the comments section, so that other participants can read your post.

The fellow blogger I’m choosing is Isadora from Inside the Mind of Isadora. Isadora is a retired jewelry designer, her posts are full of inspiration with beautiful photos and videos. She writes fiction stories as well, and recently I discovered one of her lovely characters, Mabel. Mabel is an elderly lady living in an assisted living facility. Isadora publishes one chapter of this story, Pondering from Mabel,  once a week.

Isadora is using Pondering from Mabel  to try to increase the awareness to the elderlies,  most of time negletected by the society. She is doing such a great job that as soon as I read Hugh’s party post I knew that I’d choose the lovely Isadora as a blogger that is spreading love in the blogsphere.

Please check Isadora’s blog, I’m sure you will enjoy her posts and fall in love with Mabel.

And of course you are invited to the party too, choose a lovely blogger to share and check Hugh’s blog for the details. Hugh is a great blogger, writer, maybe author??? (he knows what I mean), photographer, lots of good stuff on his blog.

Thanks Hugh for the great party!

 

 

New Journals for Spring

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Spring is knocking on the door, and of course I couldn’t miss the opportunity to buy new journals. I have lots of them. You can check here to have a look at my journals, some of them are already done, so I need to renew my stock. I got these lovely Moleskine journals for the start of the new season: Orange yellow and Cadmium Orange. And I new set of pens, colourful so inside my journal will have strong colours like the outside.

IMG_7411The journals have plain, unruled pages. Recently I have realized I don’t want to write on the lines, everything in order. I want to write up and down, sideways, freely. I don’t need to follow any rule to express myself, I want to let my ideas and imagination run free on the pages of my journals and in my life. Get ready maybe you will see some crazy posts from now on! :)

I have bought one more fancy journal but hasn’t arrived yet, I can’t wait to have it. And you? Have you got new journals recently, and new projects for spring?

Happy Sunday and a great week!