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.
Work, work, work, work, work….dream job or day job, everyone feels the struggles of work now and then. Maybe you are struggling to make ends meet, or maybe you are busy climbing your way up the corporate ladder. For myself, I am working in a job I love, that is directly related to my degree. (what is this madness??) But that doesn’t mean I don’t dream about retiring next week to live in Hawaii. Let’s get real.
I am a firm believer in experiencing the joy of being a tourist in your own city or exploring a nearby town. The days can go by so quickly, especially in the summer, and before you know it summer is over and all you did was work and watch YouTube videos. (Now don’t get me wrong, I do both of those, but a girl needs to get outside once in a while!)
Yesterday I met up with one of my friends who was in town visiting, and we decided to go on a train ride! We went to the Kettle Valley Railway station in Summerland, which is about an hour from where I live. I hadn’t been on the train since I was a little girl, so it was cool to experience it again as an adult. It is such a great way to enjoy the hot summer weather while witnessing spectacular views of the valley!
Nothing describes this recipe for three-ingredient banana chocolate chip cookies better than SIMPLE and DELICIOUS! There is no flour, no sugar, no eggs, no baking powder, only bananas, oats and chocolate chips.
These cookies are perfect if you are craving a sweet treat with minimal effort. 🙂
Summer is the best time of year to indulge in juicy peaches and lush cherries and all the amazing fruit that isn’t available any other time of the year. Besides hot weather, beach days and summer dresses, summer fruit is one of my favourite parts of this time of year.
After church today, my husband and I went downtown to the packing house, which is basically a warehouse full of fruit sourced from local orchards. Not only is the fruit amazing, but it is also cheaper than buying it at the grocery store. Supporting local, while getting delicious fruit for less. What more could you possibly ask for??