Category: Journal Entries

Fall Beginnings

I took a trip home to St. Lewis to spend Thanksgiving with my family. It was really nice to spend time in the shed with dad, and to spend time crafting with mom. And I mean, the turkey dinner wasn’t too shabby either. Here’s some photos from recently. Cheers; M.

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Hot July

It’s not a new discovery or anything, but I really despise the heat of summer. I’d take a blizzard over +30s like it has been for a few days this week. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this overwhelmed by the temperature, I actually slept on my bedroom floor with Grace. Some recent events:  –…

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Eight Years

Yesterday marked the 8th anniversary of Color of Outdoors. Every year I remain amazed that I kept this thing going. Some months I only post once or twice (sadly) and others, I get a rush of inspiration and almost post twice a day! Thank you for coming along this journey with me. If you’re new,…

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fact checking

People want each other but they don’t need each other The air is so fresh here Biking is cheaper than therapy None of my plants ever died on my watch Teaching someone english is not the same as teaching them how to love People who never listen to your concerns don’t respect you Tattoos are…

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2017 Views

Every NYE brings the thought of what I accomplished that year, and what I look forward to continuing the next day with the start of a new year. I stopped making resolutions because all that does is pick away at the things that you could be better at, instead of acknowledging all the good that…

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The edge of it all.

It’s December 21, the darkest day of the year. I’ll try not to be too…cynical. It’s been a weird month. A lot of things have happened since my last post about my nan’s passing. I’ve taken on a new position at my work where I manage a courier business, which entails working with a number…

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A Question of Fear

I’m sure at some point in your life someone has asked you, “What are you most afraid of?” My answer has always been the same; death, but not dying myself, my closest family dying. While I’m still incredibly fearful of that day, it now has an add-on. Not remembering. For as long as I can…

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The long September

My posts have been few and far between, life has been busy. I’ve been battling sickness since the beginning of August and it has intensified into a sinus infection which I’m medicating for now. There’s ginger and lemon everywhere in my house! Some stuff: I’ve re-started Keto. I did this ‘diet’ when I was renting…

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Samosas in the Trees

On Friday Amrit, Douglas, Gracie and I celebrated Amrit’s 25th birthday with a beach fire. Amrit’s birthday was earlier in the week but we were all working, so we collectively got Friday night off and spent the night at the beach singing, dancing (Amrit lol) and eating good food. This is kind of a new…

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Sunday visions

It’s Sunday, July 30. I’m really having trouble believing how fast this summer is going by. Especially since lately I’ve been woken up by rain and crows cawing in the trees in the backyard (which I love by the way). Fall is the absolute best time of year and the last few days have been…

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Seven Years

Today marks the SEVENTH birthday of this blog! I don’t know that I can pinpoint what I was feeling or thinking the day I started this blog in 2010, but I can pretty much guarantee I did not predict it would be around for this long – this post is number 456! If this is…

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Labrador Hygge

I just finished reading a book called The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well by Meik Wiking. It became very clear to me that Hygge is something that many families I know practice without even knowing it to be a ‘thing.’ Hygge is, in short, the art of cosiness. It is about surrounding yourself…

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