Thankful Thursdays #17

I love writing this post because I express my gratitude for the things that I am thankful for. I hope I encourage others to write about the things you are grateful for throughout the week. If you are pressed for time, at least think about the things you are happy for. I feel like it’s really important to express your gratitude and share it with others.

Here is my list…

  1. Seeing my Grandparents for the first time since my birthday back in June (of this year). We had afternoon tea and we had dinner together. We had porkchops, with asparagus and oven roasted potatoes. It was delicious.
  2. Since I was seeing my Grandma, I was able to pass along the clothes I no longer wanted or needed. It cleared up some space in my room. That’s always a good thing.
  3. I’m grateful that all of my clothes are going to help someone. She also told me that she was going to give them to her friend’s granddaughter. That’s always nice. I’m really glad.
  4. I got a book to borrow a book from my Grandma, which is on my To Be Read List. My books are available at the library, so I’m really excited to pick them up, and start reading them.
  5. My boyfriend and I went to a store and bought more tea over the weekend.

Creme of Earl Grey Latte

It’s another edition of Tea Tuesday!

This is a creamy take of the classic Earl Grey. It has hints of vanilla. It is so delicious and creamy.

I really enjoy this tea a latte.

Here is an up close photo of the tea leaves. The tea bag is biodegradable.

An up close photo of my latte.

This is a mug that I bought my boyfriend for Christmas. I thought it was a cute mug.

Thankful Thursdays #16

Hey everyone! I cannot believe that I have been writing Thankful Thursdays for the past four months, now. It is crazy for how fast time is flying by.

Every week I spend time reflecting on what I am thankful for. Feel free to partake in the comments, if you like.

  1. Since it was our Thanksgiving weekend, my boyfriend was off on Monday, so we had an extra day to relax together. That is always fun!
  2. My boyfriend also bought me a new mop, it works a lot better than our other mop.
  3. Yesterday my boyfriend and I tried a new ice cream flavour we haven’t tried before. We tied a peach flavoured ice cream. It was so good.
  4. Having a midnight snack with my boyfriend this morning. That was a lot of fun.
  5. Using my local library to put books from To Be Read List on hold. I’m super excited to start going through all of those books.

Sweet Potato Pie Latte

Every Tuesday, (sometimes I post late), but I talk about tea and I feature a different mug.

Although I haven’t tried the actual dessert before, but I have heard it is a big thing in the States to have for Thanksgiving. It’s basically sweet potatoes with marshmallows as a pie. I love the tea so I would love to try this.

It’s a black tea with a sweet taste from the marshmallows and the sweet potato. It has a nice dash of cinnamon to it. I made this into a latte, and added some additional cinnamon to garnish. It made my latte look extra delicious.

The mug I used is a Valentine’s Day present from my boyfriend. It says “I’ll give you the moon” on one side and then on the other side it says, “and all the stars”. It is such a beautiful mug.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Since I live in Canada, it is my Thanksgiving weekend! Not many things happened this weekend. My boyfriend and I stayed in and had our own dinner. We made a roast last weekend, so this weekend we had Thai take out. It was a fun time. We did the same thing last year, so it’s starting to turn into our new thing. This time since we weren’t busy getting ready, we got to watch a lot of football.

Like any other day, we express our gratitude and think about what we are thankful for, but this weekend we are extra thankful. Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday. Mostly because you get to express your gratitude, spend time with family and friends over delicious food. There’s no pressure of having to buy things for other people, like Christmas, or Easter, or any other holiday. The weather is perfect for sweater weather. I love wearing my cozy sweater. 🙂

It was nice to just relax and not have to do much of anything this weekend like we typically would have.

I hope everyone had a joyous weekend.

Thankful Thursdays #15

I’m posting this a day late, but that’s okay.

This is where I gather up and talk about what I am thankful for throughout the week.

  1. I am grateful that I have lots of time to read. I find it really relaxing and fun.
  2. I am thankful that my decluttering mission has inspired me to write a story. I am extremely happy for myself.
  3. I tried a new recipe, and it was amazing! I will definitely be making it again. I made French Onion Pork Chops. Recipe to follow.
  4. I’m thankful that my boyfriend and I got to celebrate Mad Hatter Day by watching Alice in Wonderland (1951) movie. To be honest, I have only seen the Tim Burton’s remake. I really enjoyed watching that film
  5. My boyfriend and I had a midnight take out, which is always fun. We don’t get to do that a lot, so it was a nice splurge.

Day 107 of 193

Today’s item is five jars of glitter. I don’t think that I will be playing with any more glitter, and if I will I don’t see happening anytime soon. I don’t have a craft table anymore where I live. I mostly do most of my crafts on my bed. So I rather not be sleeping in a glitter mess.

When my boyfriend and I get our space, yeah, maybe I’ll be making arts and crafts with glitter.

Movie Night Latte

It’s another Tea Tuesday! And today’s tea is Movie Night, I enjoy having it as a latte.

It’s a green tea that has apple pieces and real popcorn pieces added, too. It tastes a lot better than it sounds. I enjoy drinking green teas because of how beneficial green tea is for you. I read that it increases your memory, helps prevents the risks of strokes and various of cancers, too.

The mug I chose today was a Valentine’s gift from my boyfriend. He bought for me because I love puns (play on words) and because I’m romantic.

Day 106 of 193

Hey everyone!

I am so proud of myself that I have removed 106 items in the past 15 weeks. Although I have started many decluttering projects before. I hate to admit it, but I used to have my things in other peoples’ houses. It was challenging since I don’t drive, so I’m not about to take containers on the bus and take up so many seats. That just doesn’t sound too beneficial or nice for the other people who want to sit on the bus, too. Because I wasn’t able to travel to retrieve my belongings, I was only able to examine the items that I had around me.

Looking back at it now, I should have only brought the items I enjoyed to my boyfriend’s mom’s house when I was slowly starting to move in there. But that’s okay.

I would like to think that since I have started dating my boyfriend I probably have donated about 400 items, which is really amazing because that’s in the course of five years. I definitely feel a lot lighter. I did a bit of decluttering a year before I had met him for when my mom and I moved out of my childhood house into a two bedroom place.

Today’s item is another package of incents. I used to be so obsessed with these. I had three packages of different flavours, so I can use different scents throughout the day. But these were one of the things that I had left at my mom’s when I had moved into my boyfriend’s family’s house. That was so long ago that they no longer smell.

Thankful Thursdays #14

It’s another Thursday, which means I talk about the things that I am thankful for.

To be honest, this week seemed to be a bit of a challenge to list the things I am grateful for. I faced many challenges this week, last Thursday I sprained my ankle, and today I learnt that my team, Pittsburgh Steelers won’t be playing during their Sunday game because the team they were originally scheduled to play is dealing with a coronavirus outbreak, and because of this I wouldn’t be able to hang out with my cousin watching some football, to name a few.

  1. Not to sound like I am complaining about what I had wrote, but even though I won’t be able to see my team or my cousin this weekend. I am glad that the NFL is protecting the virus from spreading even more.
  2. My ankle is healing and I am able to put weight on it.
  3. I have received another container of my belongings so I can start sorting through my stuff and be able to live with less stuff.
  4. I had dinner with my boyfriend, my sister, her boyfriend and my niece. That was nice. We also took my niece to the park earlier.
  5. My sleepy tea to help me fall asleep and wash away the day. I have been feeling stressed out as of lately. But I like to think that things will work out eventually. And all of these struggles will all be worthwhile.

What are some of the things you are thankful for this week?