February 2017: A Month in Review

During early February, I started to get back in the swing of blogging regularly again. I read/reviewed a few books:

Then I found out that our landlord was increasing our rent by a lot more than had occurred in the past. More than I was comfortable paying. I figured I’d make appointments and go see a few other places in the hopes of finding one that was a little more affordable, or at least make my current place look that much better compared to everything else in the neighborhood. I fell in love with the first place we visited. It’s a charming little unit in a garden-style community with a history. The neighborhood is filled with trees. The kitchen has ample cupboard space (always tricky), there are gorgeous wood floors, and there’s a patio where I can grow some vegetables. There are trees outside! It felt like an oasis from being in the city, and that’s what I want to come home to–my own little tiny oasis. It’s nothing big or fancy, but it felt like home. And we will be moving there later this month.

In preparation for the move, I’ve been reading Marie Kondo’s books on decluttering (reviews forthcoming). The books urge you to go through all of your things and only keep the ones that spark joy. The books themselves feel inspirational, but since I’ve barely started cleaning, I’ll let you know how that goes. My goal is to only pack things that I truly love, because moving is a pain and I don’t want to move stuff just because.

Since I’m currently prepping for the move, I don’t expect that I’ll review very many books this month. I have a couple in the works, and a blog tour coming up, but aside from that, I’m going to try not to stress too much over my blog, because I’ve got plenty of other things to stress about in the meantime.

Does anyone have any helpful hints for moving? Have any of you read any really good books lately?

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