12 Months of Bliss with Ember Grey

Jun 21, 2015

One of my absolute favourite blogs is Ember Grey. I can't remember exactly when I first found Emily and her charming blog, but I knew instantly that I would be a lifelong fan. Emily is a beautiful person inside and out and through her words I've been inspired to open my heart and embrace this life I've got.

I visited Emily today and found the 12 Months of Bliss Challenge. The name in itself captured my attention and I had to click through to find out more. Turns out it is exactly what I want and need right now.

This is what Emily shares about it, "Twelve Months of Bliss is a monthly challenge, lasting one full year, that encourages self-reflection and loving yourself better, as well as random acts of kindness and thoughtfulness towards others." Isn't that beautiful? I knew instantly that I had to join in.

The first month is almost over, but I am still going to take part. Better late than never right? The challenge for June 2015 is called Happiness Stamped.

Challenge: Write and mail one person/week a note, card or letter of encouragement.

Don't you just love receiving hand written notes/letters? I certainly do. I have never thrown away any handwritten letter mailed to me. I keep them all in a special keepsake box. Sadly, I don't have nearly enough. I'd love to change that though and this challenge sounds like a perfect way to remedy that.

I am going to start tonight! I know exactly who the recipient of my first letter is going to be.

Thanks for creating and hosting Em.

A Caribbean Summertime playlist

Jun 15, 2015

Here in Trinidad, summer holidays begin in July and lasts for two months. As a teacher, this means two months of sleeping in, binge watching Netflix, long days at the beach, backyard barbecues, down the islands aka ddi, day and weekend trips to Tobago and exploring my beautiful country. For this summer, I will also be working out with my friend Louann, who would be a newly certified fitness coach! (Way to go Lou!) I hardly need to say it, but...I can't wait!

We, in the Caribbean love our music and any day at the beach or down the islands is not complete without some sweet tunes. This weekend I updated my playlist with some of my favourite Caribbean summertime songs.

Which is your favourite? And do you have any you'd like to recommend?

Wordless(ish) Wednesday ~ Thor

Jun 10, 2015

It's been five weeks since Thor first came into our family.

Then ~ His head was too big for his tiny body so he couldn't sit down without falling over.

Now ~ His head is now in proportion to his body, so sitting down is a whole lot easier. :)

Love you forever and ever, Thor Thor. 

10 quotes that will make you want to live near the sea

Jun 7, 2015

I love my island life and it's no secret that one of my goals is to one day live within walking distance to the beach. I want a balcony that overlooks the sparking blue so that on mornings I can have my coffee while listening to the melody of the sea. It's a dream that I have no intention of ever letting go. One glorious day! Hopefully sooner rather than later. :)

While scrolling through Facebook the other day, I came upon this quote...

"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea." ~ E.E. Cummings

That is exactly how I feel when I am near the sea. It cures my heartaches, it puts everything in perspective and whatever I am searching for at that particular time, finds it's way to me. The sea is my oasis.

After I read that quote on FB, I knew instantly what my next post would be...

1. "For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea." ~ E.E. Cummings

2. "After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world." ~ Pam Shaw

3. "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

4. "The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears or the sea." ~ Isak Dinesen

5. "The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul." ~ Wyland

6. "The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides." ~ Jules Verne

7. "Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think." ~ Robert Henri

8. "Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature's simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard." ~ Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

9. "On the beach, you can live in bliss." ~ Dennie Wilson



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