Paring Down Stuff

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Choose me!

The abundance of stuff has caught up to me and I’m drowning in paper, unused makeup & unread books — I have it all. To make my life simple, I did two things yesterday:

1) Vowed not to buy anything unless I really really need it and

2) Got rid of old and duplicate makeup items.

It’s not much but it’s a start.

Paring Down Items

This month I will remove the items that are unused and taking my space, time and attention in Bedroom(closet & side table drawers) – my clothes are all over the place and closet requires serious purging.

Join me if you are in for some serious overhauling of space.

Love!

Mountain Adventures & Summer Update

Well, hello there! Hope you are enjoying this much warmer Spring in the praries. I’m popping in here to share our adventures in the past month and a half. We had pretty amazing two weeks of summer in India (where temperatures hovered anywhere from pleasant 17C to hot 37C) My parents had organized a get together to welcome Mr. Swytch into the family. I met a cousin whom i hadn’t seen for 20 years! And the best part, the garden was blooming with Dahlia’s! They are my favorite flower to photograph. We also went to the mountains for 2 day trip to Jasper mid-May and boy it was amazing! The majestic mountains always take my breath away!

Here are a few (or many) pictures so show you what I mean 🙂

blue sky with puffy clouds
On the way to Jasper

 

athabasca fall with blue sky and fluffy clouds
Athabasaca Fall

 

 

 

Jasper from top of Jasper tram

Plans ahead:

Mr. Swytch’s parents will be joining us this Friday for their 4-month stay with us and we plan to go to Banff at some point. Elk island and hikes along the river valley are also something that I want to do more of this summer. I haven’t gone back to workouts fully yet! It has been over a month since the surgery so far I’ve added long walks and biking but i really want to go back to HIIT workout.

Hope you have some amazing plans lined up for summer. I mention this because we Canadians hibernate in the long winter so this is perfect time to stretch some legs and explore 🙂

XoXo

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Petunia’s in full bloom.

In health update: I captured the blooming petunias on my way to the surgery(gall bladder removal). This was right outside the entrance of PIMS hospital, Jalandhar. I am recovering at home now, and grateful for the care and being doted on.

It’s 23C and sunny in Jalandhar and can get very hot around noon. Morning and evenings are much cooler. Dahlia’s are gracing the garden with their vibrancy and it has been such a joy to capture the colors and various stages of bloom. My sister arrives from SFO tomorrow and I cannot wait to meet her and plan our outings (albeit slowly because of the cholecystectomy)

Till later!

Love,

Sabina