Month: October 2017

Adversity: The Egg, the Carrot, and the Coffee Bean

February 21, 2018 1 Comment

The egg, the carrot, and the coffee bean is a parable of unknown origin. Many people have written about it and discussed it, but given my situation right now, it really resonated with me. The story goes that when faced with adversity, each of these items behaves differently. In this case, the adversity is hot […]

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Project: Modern Calligraphy Update

February 21, 2018 No Comments

As previously mentioned, I signed up for a #showmeyourdrills modern calligraphy challenge. The concept was to practice the basic calligraphy strokes over, and over, and over… and over again. The challenge lasted 4 weeks and I am proud to say I finished right to the end. This became an issue with the release of the […]

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Project: #Wild30 Creative Planning Challenge

February 21, 2018 No Comments

As you know, I have been playing around and experimenting with a bullet journal system to keep track of my day to day scheduling. I have been learning modern calligraphy as well as participating in some Instagram challenges to push myself creatively. Through one of the challenges, the #planwithmechallenge, I have found a whole new, […]

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Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets: 2nd Time Around

February 21, 2018 No Comments

Last week we received another Amazon Prime Surprise Sweets order. This was not planned but rather, a very rare case of “I told you so” that belongs to my husband. When I first signed up for the Sweet Surprise dash button, my husband asked, what if our toddler gets a hold of it. No worries, […]

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Project: Halloween Page Markers

February 21, 2018 No Comments

It’s the season for everything spooky. It’s also the season I’m using for inspiration for all things bullet journal related. I have joined a number of groups on Facebook and the inspiration and creativity is through the roof. So much so that I don’t have enough bookmarks to keep track of important pages. With the […]

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Toddler Travel: My Must Haves for Flying

February 21, 2018 No Comments

The first time I flew by myself with our son, he was 3 months old and had colic. I was unbelievably nervous and anxious that he would cry the entire flight. We were formula feeding so I had to travel with pre-made bottles, and I had to keep the bottles cool. FYI, you can travel […]

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An Outing to the Jelly Belly Factory

February 21, 2018 2 Comments

Over the last couple of weeks, there has been a ton of stuff to do in and around the Bay area. We wanted to take in the Chinatown Autumn Moon Festival but we were all feeling a little under the weather so opted for something a bit more low key. So off we went to […]

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What’s in a name? The Story Behind My DaubiMill Life

February 21, 2018 1 Comment

I can’t believe I never thought to explain why I chose the name DaubiMill before. It has, subconsciously, become such a part of me that I never thought it strange. The question came from a wonderful soul I have shared many meaningful conversations with and it made me realize that I have been keeping this […]

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Bullet Journal: Welcome October

February 21, 2018 No Comments

Finally, my favourite season! Bring on the coats, boots, and scarves. I’m excited for October and I actually had some time to sit down with my bullet journal and create a couple of spreads to welcome October. But not before we properly salute September! September went out with a bang. We had a lice scare […]

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