Day 93 of 193

Wow! I have 100 more days left of this challenge. Which also means there are only 100 days left of 2020. That seems like a long time, but some times these days, during this time can go by pretty quickly.

In this container, I came across various art materials that I no longer need. I feel so free without all of these items anymore.

Top Ten Tuesdays #4

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules are simple:Each Tuesday, Jana assigns a new topic. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want.Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s top ten is Books On My Fall 2020 TBR. I am so happy to start reading these books since it’s now spooky season!

10. 11/22/63

My boyfriend and I are currently reading this book. It’s a really good book. I remember I read it for a school project, and I quite enjoyed reading it. It’s about this guy who has a time travelling machine in his diner. He convinces one of his customer to go back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy from happening. I highly recommend reading this book.

9. The Mist

Another one from Stephen King. I wish to have all of his books at some point in my life. I haven’t read many of his books before, because I used to think they were too scary for me. But now, I am embracing it the spookiness because I love watching scary movies and reading scary books. I just started reading this book today, it’s pretty interesting. It’s about a father and son that get trapped at a super market during a thunderstorm. There’s unknown creatures in the mist.

8. The Chef

I bought this book for my boyfriend. He seemed to really like it, so that makes me really excited to read it, too. It’s about how a detective who also runs a food truck becomes Louisiana’s Most Wanted.

7. The Other Mrs.

I haven’t read this one either, but it sounds quite intriguing. A husband and wife start a new chapter in their lives by moving to a new state. Only to discover one of their neighbours is found dead in her house.

6. The House We Grew Up In

This is one of the books I am most interested in about. I have heard many great things about Lisa Jewell books. This one is about how a close knit family, until a tragedy pulls them apart and they end up having to go back to the house they grew up in.

5. Then She Was Gone

It is about a girl who disappeared ten years. And her mother has never given up hope of finding out what happened to her daughter. Then the mother meets a gentleman who has a daughter that looks identical to her missing daughter when she was her age.

4. The Family Upstairs

I haven’t read this book either, but it looks really spooky. It’s about a woman who is about to find the identity of her birth parents, but she is about to discover that she is the sole inheritor of their abandoned mansion.

3. Woman on the Edge

I saw this at a book store, and I was so intrigued by the cover and the tag line. I had to buy it. And the best part was it was on sale, too. I can’t wait to read it.

2. Girl on the Train

This book has been sitting on my bookshelf, and I keep on vowing that I’m going to read this by the end of the year. A lot of reviewers are comparing this to the next Gone Girl. This is one of the books I’m really interested in, so I didn’t want to look it up online. I got this book because I’m scared of trains, so I thought it would make this book much more scarier than what it actually is. I can’t wait to watch the movie.

  1. The Time Traveler’s Wife

I’ve seen this movie a few times, and I loved it. The first time I watched it, I had no idea it was based on a book. It’s about a guy who has a genetic disorder that allows him to time travel. Which results in his wife feeling lonely and out of sync dealing with his absences.

Butterscotch Chai

Hey, everyone! It’s another Tea Tuesday.

In honour of the first day of Autumn, I decided to have a chai tea. I enjoy having chai teas, especially in Autumn.

I love butterscotch, my Grandma got me into butterscotch, because we would always eat butterscotch pudding at her house. It feels like I get transported back to their house, which I miss a lot. Her and my Grandpa are in a retirement home now, and I haven’t see them in a few months. So this was a nice treat to remember them by.

It has a nutty flavour and a nice touch of spice from the chai. I made it into a latte with almond milk.

My mug is a birthday gift from a dear friend of mine. It has a little giraffe inside of it. And giraffe spots on the outside. I absolutely love it.

Day 92 of 193

While I was decluttering, I came across a bunch of stuff I thought I needed, but I actually didn’t. I am so glad that I am finally going through my things, once and for all.

I had this container that my sister held on to in her house because I had to pack up my room and sort through my belongings at a later date. My mama used my room for her friend since her friend was going through a break up. So I had to gather up my stuff. And I am finally going through these containers. Luckily for me the first one I went through was filled with miscellaneous objects such as old hair brushes, markers, pens, hair clips, etc. I don’t have an attachment to any of these objects, which made this container so much easier to declutter.

Another one of my rules is throw away objects that I can replace (if I really have to, but most of the time, I don’t need to replace them) within 20 km, for under $20. For instance these highlighters. These are probably 10 years old, and I kept them for just in case. But they no longer worked, so I unfortunately couldn’t donate.

World Gratitude Day

Today is World Gratitude Day! Be sure to express to others how much you appreciate them. Always tell people that you love them.

Just because today is World Gratitude Day doesn’t mean you have to wait until next year to express your gratitude. You can journal it, or you can simply express your feelings to yourself and others. Make every day World Gratitude Day!

Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia

I have always love Sia. She has several empowering songs, so don’t be surprised when I feature her in another post. I also love hearing her voice, she is a very talented singer.

I like this song because it reminds you how strong you truly are. No matter what life and people throw at you, you won’t fall.

I hope this is the song everyone needs this week.

“You shoot me down, but I won’t fall
I am titanium”

-Sia

Trees – Weekly Quote

Since today is the last day of summer, I found a quote that was perfect for the night before Autumn equinox.

In case you can’t read it, it says, “Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop.” -Rumi

I love this quote because it’s a reminder that you can be strong enough to let things go, whether it be a toxic friend, family member, psychical items, digital items, etc. Learn to be free. And I like this quote because it reminds me of Autumn, it’s my favourite season.

Day 91 of 193

Today marks my 13th week decluttering everything. It’s been a crazy journey so far. I can’t believe the year is ending in 102 days. I don’t want to get too ahead of myself, but I am looking forward to seeing what 2021 brings.

I remember when I was at my Grandparent’s house when I was younger. She had this really cool pen, and she knew how much my sister and I loved it, so she gave it to us. What was cool was his arms would able to move in circles.

My sister and I kept it for so many years, and now it no longer works. I never needed to keep it that long.

Day 90 of 193

This is Sunday’s item.

When I was younger I always liked my hair tied back, and in clips. But most days now, it’s just down.

I have no idea why I still have hair clips that I haven’t worn in about 20 years. I’m so happy that I don’t have to carry these things with me anymore.

Digital Decluttering: I uninstalled seven apps that I no longer use.

Day 89 of 193

This is Saturday’s item.

I remember when my parents took us on a road trip when I was younger. We went sight seeing, and had a lot of fun.

We went to a gift shop, where we did a bit of shopping. My sister and I bought this key chain that was shaped as a cell phone, but it was a calculator. We thought it was the coolest thing ever. Although looking at it now, it was quite ironic that it was shaped as a phone because at the time cell phones were becoming really common. We must have bought this early 2000s.

I am throwing this away because these days I have an actual calculator on my phone, and it doesn’t work anyway. I also learned that I don’t have to keep it in order to remember the road trip.