Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Mal Paper Daily Goal Setter Planner Review

Disclosure: I was gifted a planner in return for my honest review. All opinions are my own.


Recently, the lovely people at Mål Paper sent me their Daily Goal Setter Planner and invited me to share my thoughts on it. I was excited to do so because I love stationery and I love planners. I’m forever making lists or writing things down, so this was right up my alley!


The word Mål, pronounced 'mo-l', means goal in Swedish. This is a very appropriate name because this wonderfully designed planner gives you tools to point you towards your goals. I love that the planner is undated, which puts the power into your hands. The world is your oyster!

The other features that I love are:

• Information on how to set goals, become more productive and practice gratitude

• Space to write down affirmations and to express my gratitude

• An area to write down my long-term, medium-term and short-term goals

• Daily, weekly, monthly views to create my to do lists

• And last, but not least, it’s lovely to look at and it feels good in my hands…it’s substantial and durable


Some other details:

PU Faux Leather Softback Cover

142x205mm - 5.6x8.25"

256 pages

Lasts for 6 months

100 gsm ivory paper

2 Ribbon dividers

Document holder

Elastic fastening


The Daily Goal Setter Planner is one of my new favourite things. I especially love the gratitude section, because it helps me focus on the things that matter in my life. I love that this is at the top of the page where I can set the tone for my day by thinking of what I’m grateful for. This is a good grounding practice as it gets me in the right frame of mind as I go forward with my day.

To purchase your own Daily Goal Setter Planner, please visit Mål Paper.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Late Summer Spring Cleaning




I took the photo above a couple of months ago and I've shared it here at that time, but it fits well in partially describing what the weather was like today. It's been very windy...very windy and rainy...and there's even been some sunshine as the evening set in. It's been varied. Still, I've enjoyed the day. 

I've done a bit of sorting through my pile of books on the floor and the spot has now been cleared, so I feel accomplished. Things are in their rightful place. For a few weeks I've stepped around this pile of books and I've told myself that I'll tidy it up over the weekend and yet it seems to never get done. Today I finally attacked it and I must say that it felt good. This was only a small spot on the bedroom floor, but it dramatically shifted the energy immediately! Now I'm ready to tackle more. I know that I don't have the luxury of a lot of time to declutter the house from top to bottom in a weekend, but I'm going to take it bit by bit over the next few weeks. Our house isn't a mess, filled with wall-to-wall clutter at all. It's just that I feel the need to clear the energy I guess. It's like a spring cleaning that I didn't get around to so it's happening in the late summer :) 

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Rest in Peace Ms. Toni Morrison


I never had the pleasure of meeting this amazing woman, but I will be forever grateful for having been on Earth while she was here. Her books have had such a profound effect upon my life. She was a TRUE WRITER and a TRUTH-TELLER. She gave voice to the Black American experience, especially that of Black women, in a way that was so authentic. She was definitely given a Divine assignment while she was here. Her words...in her books and as she spoke in that elegantly-toned voice of hers, were from somewhere special and so was she. Her words always rang with a clarity that just cut through all of the crap of life. I have admired her for as long as I can remember, as a writer and as a woman. I will miss knowing that she is somewhere in this world, but I take comfort in knowing that she is now with the ancestors and has most definitely taken her rightful place as an ancestor. She has left her words and wisdom here for us to learn from and to cherish for all time. Thank you Ms. Morrison for giving us more than I could ever describe in words. Farewell...

"If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it."


"If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet,
 you must be the one to write it."


"Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all."



- Toni Morrison



Sunday, July 28, 2019

Letting Go and Light



Last week was a trying week in so many ways.

There was a lot on my plate and some of those things are still piled high on my plate, but I'm really trying to get into the frame of mind to just dump that plate and start fresh. Spinning my wheels has gotten me nowhere.

Quite often, life hands us things which are completely out of our control, so the thing that we have left is how we react. I know that life can be very complicated and very unfair, but sometimes you just have to let go for your own sanity.

In this new week ahead, I'm just going to do my best to roll with things and trust that things will work out. I'm gonna let the sunshine into the shadowy places wherever I can and do the best I can.


Thursday, July 25, 2019

Checking In



It's been two weeks since I've written here. It's mostly because I haven't been well and also work has kept me very busy. I've been spending time close to bed for the last couple of days as I've been recuperating. I hate not feeling well, but actually it's a blessing in disguise because it's given me a couple of days at home and a bit of time to center myself. 

I just wanted to check in to say hi, so if anyone is out there...HELLO :)



Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday Night Check-In




I thought that I'd just stop by for a quick hello post since it's been ten days since I've written here. It's after 11pm. I need to be in bed, because I have to get up early for work tomorrow morning, but I'm in need of something to break the monotony of every week day. Taking a moment to check in with something I love will sustain me as I go about my workday tomorrow. The plus is that tomorrow is Friday and that's one of my favorites since it leads into the weekend...and I'm sure that I'm not the only one :) Also by the way, I was born on a Friday, so I'm partial to Fridays.

I've posted the photo above before, but I like to use it as a tool for peacefulness. When I look at this photo, I can easily imagine that I'm sitting right there :) 

Well, enough of my rambling...I guess that I'll head to bed. 

Wherever you are, I hope that you have a lovely weekend!

Monday, July 01, 2019

Hello July

One of the beautiful peonies
that I bought recently in town

It's a new month...a new beginning...a fresh start...a time of new opportunities. It's also the second half of 2019 and that always inspires me to take stock for a moment, as I move forward into the second half of each year.

Today is also the first weekday of my vacation from work and I am truly overjoyed about that! I'm grateful to have a job, but we all need a break every once in a while. It's been a tough time at work lately, so I'm long overdue for a break in order to get myself together again. I'm truly grateful for this break.

I hope that whomever is reading this...if anyone is anymore 🙂, that July brings good things into your life. Here's to a fresh now month!