Get Unstuck in 2022

Have you ever felt like you have hit a wall and are not making progress with goals or plans you have made? Are you moving in circles? Do you feel like something isn’t quite right? Are you feeling stuck?

Before I tell you about a FREE 5-day online course that will help get your “unstuck” I want to give you a little bit of the background of how this evolved.

My friend and fellow blogger Amelia who blogs about exploring possibilities on her website You Can Always Start Now and I have collaborated on many projects and posts over the years. One project we have been wanting to do (for a few years now) was to offer a free online class together. Something fun. Not too serious. 

We decided this would be the year. The course will be about Journaling to get “unstuck in 2022”. It is a free five day email class.

We both have experience in being stuck, from being bloggers, creatives and just human beings.  Where we felt we were missing something or if we could just get out of our own way, things would improve. Everyone needs a little push at times or someone in your corner supporting or encouraging you. We want to help you get unstuck in 2022.

Over the course of 5 days, you are going to get a better understanding of why you are stuck and learn some valuable techniques to help you journal to get “unstuck” through prompts setting goals and putting an action plan in place.

The challenge will run from March 1-5th inclusive. Each day of the challenge you’ll receive an email with a recap of the day before and have a new journaling prompt or idea to help get “unstuck”.

If this is something you would be interested in doing; send an email to with subject line UNSTUCK IN 2022. Within 24 hours you will received a free printable pdf (journal pages). We encourage you to print these off before day one.

Remember It’s A Wandaful Thing because You Can Always Start Now.


Wanda & Brenda


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Winter Happy Artisan Gift Box

Something special is about to happen on October 15th.   The Winter Edition of The Happy Artisan Gift Box will be available to order (shipping end of November).  Click here for more info and to place your order.

***You can order on the website or to hold a box you can contact me directly via email, DM me either on FB or on instagram @awandafulthing or @happyartisangift box . Payments must be received by November 15.

The Winter Happy Artisan Gift Box is our biggest one yet – there will be 10 handcrafted items for you to enjoy.  You are in for a big treat as the value in this box won’t be beat by any other winter subscription box – just two of the items exceed over $45.00 MRSP and shipping is only $10.00 in Canada (some exceptions do apply). With the holiday season around the corner, why not order a box, keep what you want and gift the rest.

Not to spoil the surprise but there are a few items that would make great stocking stuffers. Limited quantity – Don’t delay order before they are gone! If you want to purchase the box as a gift, I can send directly to the recipient on your behalf.

This is the third and final Happy Artisan Gift Box offered this year.   Each box contains locally handmade items from small businesses.  Nothing is massed produced so there are limited boxes for sale.

Supporting local and small business creates a win/win for everyone.  These items are made individually and thoughtfully. When you purchase from a small business you are part of a community.  You are supporting Artisans whose work can continue with your support.


Above is a glimpse into what was offered in The Fall Happy Artisan Gift Box.

The Winter box will have totally different items, handmade and homespun. The box is meant to be a surprise so pictures won’t be shared until after boxes have shipped.

Mark your calendar for OCTOBER 15 –   place your order so you won’t be disappointed.  Supporting Canadian small business is so important and The Happy Artisans are very grateful for your support.

The Happy Artisan Gift Box- it’s A Wandaful Thing!

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From Trash to Treasure: Experts Share 12 Upcycling Projects for Your Home

Hey friends:

I’m kinda super stoked to tell you about this trash to treasure post.

I was contacted by the REDFIN blog – to collaborate on a trash to treasure post.  If you go check out the post you will see my tip is the first one featured.  It is so easy to update your outdoor lighting without costing a fortune.

I wanted to update my outdoor lighting to better suit the esthetic of my house without spending upwards of $300.0 (I priced out the ones I liked online).  I decided to try and find used fixtures that I could upcycle into something I would want to use. I was lucky and  thrifted two identical fixtures at a local thrift store.  It was meant to be as how often would you find two of the same thing?

A can of spray paint and an hour or so later and I had brand new looking outdoor light fixtures. I really love them.

Total cost for two new to me outdoor light fixtures was $25.00.

Ha ha ha – sorry about the skewed front door wreath – I was concentrating on taking pics of the light fixgure and didn’t even notice – oops!!

Be sure to go check out the other collaborators as they have great projects as well.

What projects have you upcycled lately?

Trash to treasure – it’s A Wandaful Thing!

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Age Appropriate?? Crafts that is…

My dear friend and fellow blogger Amelia over at You Can Always Start Now  just published a post on twirling and pivoting and doing and enjoying crafts even if they are for kids.  She loves to explore all the possibilities.  Go over and read her post (linked above) to fully understand why I am sharing this with you. She always has the greatest ideas and today I found myself in the store that starts with $$ and ends with what rhymes with drama…and found the cutest little craft kit tucked in among the kids crafts. For a buck 25 how could I resist Continue reading Age Appropriate?? Crafts that is…

Thrifted Easter Decorations

As the years go by, I seem to be pairing down on my holiday and seasonal decorating. However, that doesn’t stop me from picking up a few new thrifted items when the next occasion comes along.

I recently found a “new to me” thrift store and I purchased the following items which I incorporated into my Easter decorating scheme.

This was in the scarf section but I liked the size and the colors and thought it would be the perfect table runner. It cost $1.00

I found this large pink doily and thought it would look great with the scarf – only $1.00

Of course I needed an Easter basket and some eggs and as a bonus I found a cute little bunny to top off the whole thing. Another $1.50

The napkins were the last thing I bought for the kitchen and they cost $3.00 for four napkins. My total cost for my Easter Tablescape was $7.00 – definitely won’t break the bank.

I put a few other items around the house….the only other new item was the felted sheep.

That little adorable felted sheep was a whopping $0.50

The other items shown are things purchased from past years. I think it’s enough Easter decorating for me for this year.

Have you decorated for Easter this year or in the past? How much do you do? One room, two rooms etc and which rooms? Leave a comment and let me know – would love to hear from you.

Thrifted Easter decorations – it’s A Wandafulthing!

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