Beauty & Blessings: This Week in Wonder & Awe(some)

Hey there Beautiful Soul,

With Christmas just one week away, this is officially my last Beauty & Blessings post for a while. Though there are lots (and I mean LOTS) of incredible treasures to be found, I will be taking some time off as Drew and I prepare to welcome our little one in January (possibly sooner if that is in the cards). Though you won’t find my weekly lootbag of love in your inbox for a while, I hope that it will not stop you from seeking out the Beauty & Blessings that are all around. And if you are so inclined, I welcome you to send me the treasures you find!

Until then, may this week’s round-up warm your soul, fire up your spirit, and remind you to look up:)

With lots of love,

Joann & Baby Lesiuczok

Kind People are…

Are you ready to be transformed?

There’s the Green Lantern and then there’s Green Lantern Lunches…
“I believe that no one should be hungry.”-Phylis Shaughnessy.

Photo Credit: Poon Watchara-Amphaiwan

I Spy With My Little I-Phone: This Week in Photos…

If you ever wonder why you’re here, what your purpose is, and just what life is about? This might offer you some insight…


On the menu tonight: Salmon cakes with a sesame miso cilantro dressing, garlicky green beans, and a tomato, cucumber, and red onion salad.


This is seriously one of my new favourite books!
I read a lot of books and every so often, I come across one that truly amazes me. I didn’t want to put this one down. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve read a lot of great books but most recently, I read this one and it is one that I believe EVERY ONE should read at some point (hopefully sooner than later). It’s THAT good, THAT inspiring, THAT impactful. And it’s by someone you’ve probably never heard of before.
If you’re a student wondering what’s next, please read this book.
If you’ve just entered the working world, please read this book.
If you’re at a cross roads in your life, please read this book.
If you’re single, please read this book.
If you’re married, please read this book.
If you don’t have kids, please read this book.
If you do have kids, please read this book.
If you no dreams for your life, please read this book.
If you have BIG dreams for your life, please read this book.
If you feel like life’s been really sucky lately, please read this book.
If you feel like life can’t get any better, please read this book.
If you are a big wig with a fancy title, fancy car, and nice fat bank account, please read this book.
If you have no title, no car, and very little in your bank account, please read this book. …check out this week’s fresh off the press


Note to self. Note to you. Note to all of us.


I am beyond blessed to know some seriously talented people. This custom creation for Baby Lesiuczok was made by my uberly talented cousin @cinderbug78 of Cinderbug Creations. Does anyone recognize the pattern? :). Our sweet little one is so lucky!
If you’re ever in the hunt for a custom knitted creation, check her out. I’m talking hats, scarves, blankets, she does it all…and they are all beautiful!


With the Christmas and holiday season in full swing and 2017 shortly around the corner, what is a non-negotiable in your life that you need to be your best?

Van Jones Wants You To Eat This Bread And Here’s Why…

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p.s. for any of you Costco folks, you will find 2-packs of Dave’s Killer Bread in their bread section:)

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While on the topic of food, Here are the 5 Trends That Will Drive The Food Business in 2017!

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25 Seconds that May Just Put a Smile on Your Face:)

and if you need a little more,

10 Quick And Easy Ways To De-Stress In Under A Minute


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About Joann Lim Lesiuczok

Lifestyle Designer. Catalyst. Connoisseur of Life. Perfectly Imperfect. Foodie. Allergic to Nuts, Shellfish, and Mediocrity. Love Naps. Thought-Provoker. Soul-Stirrer. Multi-instrument Musician. Professional Dreammaker. Drew's Wife. JE SUiS. 1 Corinthians 14:1. When We Change The Way We Love, We Change The Way We Live. When We Change The Way We Live, We Change The Way We Love. #dangerouslove #generationamazing #lifeclass