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The Annual Japanese Festival in Boston

A few years ago, I had a fantastic and crazy 8-hour layover in Narita, Japan. My husband and I tried our best to make use of the time, and we headed to Tokyo. It was beautiful, and crazy and crowded yet mysteriously clean. We went to the iconic Robot Restaurant then ate some super late night dinner (which we chose from a picture menu) at the Japanese equivalent of Denny’s and then dragged ourselves to our hotel and crashed until the next morning before our plane flight.

If you can’t get to Japan this year, but find yourself in Boston during the 25th and 26th of this month, you can get a taste of what Japanese culture is like!


How to Make this Refreshing Lemon Topiary Centerpiece

Spring is a beautiful time of year for me. Honestly, the winters in Massachusetts can be really bad with tons of snow and blizzards, so when the first hints of spring start showing like little green blades of grass I get excited.

I’ve seen pictures of this Topiary for your dinner table floating around online and I love the freshness it has. So I decided to make one myself and share how you can make one of your own! It’s a nice fresh looking centerpiece that you can use to decorate your dining room table. It didn’t take a lot of materials either.

So if you’re looking to bring in some of that spring time flare into your home this is perfect for you!


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25 Ways to Survive Your Time in Home Quarantine

Truthfully, I had something completely different planned to write about today. I often plan topics a year in advance and change things up once the day gets near. Today was supposed to be about a St. Patrick’s day mixed drink, but I wasn’t expecting that the entire world would be battling a really bad virus.

Just because we’re being asked (or in some cases told) to either work from home or isolate doesn’t mean that it has to be horrible. Considering I naturally enjoy my time at home, I’m going to share with you how this has affected me as well as some great tips to keep your mind and body (and even social life) alive. Hopefully, you’ll look back on this time as a moment you were able to grow as a person rather than wasting it just playing games or watching TV.


The Importance of Having a Sacred Space…Regardless of Your Beliefs

A sacred space can mean so many things to so many people. It can be a prayer room, an altar, a place on a shelf, or a closet. It’s a space where you can find your center and be around or reminded of what makes you happy. I haven’t really had one of these until recently. In this post I’m going to show my space, and how it happened and how you can make your own.


Five Fabulous Finds for March

Once a month I find five things I really enjoyed reading about and I feature them on the “Five Fabulous Finds” part of this blog. This month the focus was on spring since we celebrated the spring equinox on the 19th and I couldn’t be happier! I hope you enjoy these articles as much as I did!


Why YOU NEED to Play More!

I always knew that playing was a massive part of how children learn to interact with the world around them, but I always assumed that, as an adult, playing was a waste of time. This book ‘Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul’ by Stuart Brown, taught me how essential it is to KEEP PLAYING even as an adult. If you’re looking to have better relationships, be more successful at work, and even possibly live longer, YOU NEED to check this book out!


Why Aventurine is the BEST Crystal for March!

If there was ever a perfect crystal to have on hand that was the embodiment of all things March it would be Aventurine. This gorgeous green crystal not only a fantastic reminder that spring is starting to blossom, but it’s also the kind of crystal you want in your pocket if you’re looking to be a little luckier!


What You Need to Know About Tonight’s Full Moon!

Tonight is a Full Moon! The moon has always been a mysterious part of humanity. There are so many thoughts and ideas about how it influences us. It’s symbolic of a lot of things, like sleep, our dream states, our psychology, the parts of our personality we like to hide or ignore, and it’s traditionally a time to reflect on how our month has been and what we need to let go of to proceed into a better part of our lives. It can play a huge roll in goalsetting and understanding yourself better if you know what to look for and the aim of this post is to help you understand a little bit more about the big glowing nightlight in the sky.


How To Make a Bundt Pan Birdseed Wreath

A few days ago I heard the much-welcomed sound of birds singing. For those of you who may live in warmer places, birds tend to migrate to warmer places and return in the spring. So after a few months of silence, you can imagine how nice it is to hear them again. Last year I made this wreath and the birds and squirrels LOVED it. This year, I changed up the birdseed a bit and got great results. If you would like to welcome your birds back with a nice treat just read on.


What to Expect at PAX EAST with VIDEO!

The gaming industry has become massive, and every year for the last five years I’ve been going to a three-day conference that focuses solely on that. There’s so much to do, explore and see at this conference that you can easily spend three days. With tickets for this year currently being sold, I wanted to give you a taste of what you can expect to see if you go! The video included with this article is what happened when I went last year.