New York City is so full of life. There is so much going on everywhere you look and there is an undeniable energy in the city. One thing I was not expecting is how many of activities in New York City are completely FREE! Last week, I wrote a post with 5 free activities in NYC, and today I am back to share 6 more with you.
My husband and I went to New York City for a week in September, and we had the best time! As much research as I did and as prepared as I felt, it was so much more than I ever expected. First of all, there are so many people! Second of all, the crazy taxi stereotypes are true! I have obviously seen taxis before and ridden in taxis in other cities, but I have never heard so much honking in my life. Honk to cross an intersection, honk to turn a corner, honk to start, honk to stop, honk honk honk! One of the first things I noticed after coming home was how quiet it was…
Being a big city and an extremely touristy one at that, I expected NYC to be very expensive. I was pleasantly surprised however, to find how many activities are completely free! My list of things to do for free was so long I had to split it into two posts, so stay tuned for part 2 coming soon!
Hello October! I know fall technically starts in September, but I feel like for part of it I am too busy latching onto the end of summer to be able to fully enjoy it. Now that it is October, I am embracing autumn wholeheartedly. First of all, the weather has been perfect! It hasn’t rained in so long, the air is crisp, but still warm enough to just wear a sweater most days, and the colours on the trees are just amazing! Fall always blows me away with its beauty.
In June, I wrote a post called Ultimate Summer To-Do List, so I thought I’d do a similar one for fall, because there is so much to do this time of year!
I recently got into listening to podcasts, and I’ve found so many good ones, I had to share them with you. One of the podcasts on the list will make you fall over laughing, one dives into often taboo subjects we deal with every day, one will give you insight into the world of social media and online influencers, one will make you think about the world we are living in, and one will give you an inside look at some of the biggest companies in the world. Very quickly, I went from not listening to any podcasts to not having enough time to listen to them all!
TV, YouTube, music, podcasts, Twitter, Facebook….the list goes on and on of things in our lives that make noise and are constantly fighting for our attention. When is the last time you sat in silence? So often, I feel like silence is there to be filled. I am always either watching something or listening to something. But what happens when we take all of the noise and distractions away and embrace the silence? With the rise of technology and social media, our world has become so loud, and our society has put less emphasis embracing silence.
I wrote a post a few months ago where I compared the Marcelle Micellar water with the Garnier Micellar water (see that post HERE), and basically I explained how amazing the Marcelle one was, and how useless the Garnier one was. #spoileralert When I finally ran out of the Garnier one, I went to the store to buy the Marcelle one, and again, I couldn’t find it! Walmart, you are letting me down with your selection! Anyways, beside the pink bottle of Garnier Micellar water I got last time, I saw there was a blue one. And upon closer investigation, I wondered if this could be the product I was looking for all along…
Is it too cliché to say I can’t believe it’s September already? Seriously, where did the summer go?? I tend to be one of those people that loves whatever season we’re in (Except when winter goes on a few weeks too long…), so I am actually looking forward to the fall. Warm sweaters, leather boots, scarves, changing leaves…it all sounds so cozy! I will miss it being light out until 9 p.m. though.
To welcome a new month, I thought I would write a “currently in September” post, to share with you a snapshot of what I’ve been up to so far.
Love is never stationary. In the end, love doesn’t just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: love does. – Bob Goff
Love Does is a book all about the act of love: the kind of love that goes beyond thoughts and feelings and goes deeper into the act of sacrifice and selflessness. The author, Bob Goff, uses many examples and stories from his own life and from those around him to demonstrate this kind of love in action. This book not only had me laughing and kept me intrigued, it also taught me a lot about the heart of God and the kind of life I should strive to live.
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate classic cookie. Sweet, chewy, delicious and easy to make, these cookies taste of comfort food. Two weeks ago, I posted a recipe for No Bake Three-ingredient Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies, so if you are looking for a cookie recipe that basically only involves mashing bananas, definitely check that out! For the full oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe, keep on reading!
My husband and I were in Vancouver for a couple of days last weekend, and we decided to take a break from the city and head up to Squamish, which is an hour north of downtown Vancouver. Neither of us had ever been that far north on the coast before, and I have to say, we fell in love!
The drive up the sea-to-sky highway along the ocean is insanely gorgeous. Nothing beats bright blue skies with an ocean on one side and a mountain on the other.