Beauty & Blessings: This Week in Wonder & Awe(some)

Hello beautiful friends,

Happy Weekend! I was on a little hiatus last week as I was recovering from anaphylatic shock. I am doing much better but the episode did a number on my body and as such, REST was my best friend.

It’s been a crazy last couple of weeks. Drew and I welcomed our 7th niece (we also have 3 nephews) Avery to our family. She is a little angel and has brought new love and new energy to the family.

As I reflect upon the last couple of weeks, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for family, for having my health (restored), for the gift of each present moment. It is my hope that every week as you sit back to enjoy Beauty & Blessings, it will inspire you to be even more present to the Beauty & Blessings in your life. As Scotiabank’s slogan reminds us, “You’re Richer than you think!”

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Can you guess what this purse is made of? Talk about transforming waste to something wonderful…

Photo Credit: fastcoexist.com
Photo Credit: fastcoexist.com

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10 Ways You Can Make Your Life More Beautiful…
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Sometimes shopping for shoes makes people hungry…

Photo Credit: bfanyc.com.
Photo Credit: bfanyc.com.

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Imagine going to a place where every product in the store is GOOD for you. We need more Credo’s out there!

A little slice of heaven on earth
A little slice of heaven on earth

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For fellow book lovers everywhere, check out the coolest bookstores from around the world…a new travel tour perhaps?

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If you’ve never done this, you might just want to give it a try…

Google: Zipline Parks [insert your city/state] to find the closest one near you:)

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If you have or know a fourth grader who lives in the U.S., here’s an offer you DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

Rest of the world, please take note…

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On the first day of school, my OAC English teacher announced to the class that our WHOLE year could be summed up in ONE theme-that if we understood the theme, we would do well. She was right.

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So you want to make a change in your life but you don’t know where to start? How about with a minihabit! That’s right…a minihabit. Consider it the timbit of your donut habit. It takes the overwhelming plateful of change in front of you and breaks them down into manageable (almost minimal) bite size piece.

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I spy with my little eye…

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where the water ends and the sky begins, no body knows…

 

 

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Wisdom…

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Quote by Elizabeth Browning, excerpt from “The Bad Christian’s Manifesto” by Dave Tomlinson

 

Wishing you and yours the most spectacular weekend ahead. Be on the lookout, there are hidden treasures everywhere!

 

Love,

Joann

xo

 

This is one of my favourite photos from the past 2 weeks…

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