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

Hey There Beautiful Soul,

Happy Everyday…to you! May this week’s treasures nourish your spirit, fuel your soul, and inspire your heart.

With love,

Joann xo


We belong to…eachother. True Love is colourblind.

Love sees no colour
Photo via Pinterest

Come as you are…

Loved this story! When talent meets a need, incredibleness can happen.


Give Indi Cowie a soccer ball and magic just seems to happen!

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2o Ways to Transform a Piece of Fabric…

You can check out Chriselle‘s other amazing videos on her youtube channel🙂


8 Ways to Tie a Scarf Dress

If you’ve ever looked in your closet and said, “I have NOTHING to wear!” These next few are for you (and me)!

Paris Checklist FINAL

….Need a little more? writes a raw, honest, and funny piece entitled “Why I Got Rid of My Wardrobe.” It’s a MUST read for all of you out there who has ever looked in her closet and said “I have nothing to wear.”


Be Uncommon.

When some fifth-graders learned about Budi the Orangutan, this is what happened

Drawing courtesy P.S. 107 John W. Kimball Learning Center
Drawing courtesy P.S. 107 John W. Kimball Learning Center


I wish I may, I wish I might, on this star I wish tonight…to see the Milky Way?!?

My fascination with “Ugly Fruit” was fueled even more when I found this out: “The uglier the fruit, the better.”

Image via flickr
Image via flickr

Perhaps it was a lucky penny

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Steve Harvey’s Top 10 Rules of Success…what a gem!

Song of the Week:

“In 2007, Chad King was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and his doctors told him that he could be paralyzed within 7 years. Nine years later he is treating his MS with a holistic/nutrition-based regimen, and he feels better than ever. This song is his mantra.”-A Great Big World’s “Won’t Stop Running” 


To learn more about A Great Big World, please visit




Book Review / Gift Guide:

Care, Share, Do You Dare?


The Berenstain Bears are back in this collection of five books:
1. “Jobs Around Town”
2. “Get Involved”
3. “Love their Neighbours”
4. “Gossip Gang”
5. “And The Biggest Brag”

Each story in the collection touches upon a topic and teaches an important life lesson that is valuable for both children and adults alike. The stories also provide an opportunity for further discussion and activities pertaining to each topic/life lesson (the authors provide relevant discussion questions/activities at the back of the book), which is a bonus tool for parents and educators.

The treasury itself comes bound as a hardcover book, which is always a nice touch. Given that most Berestain Bears books range from $3-$4 per paperback, with this treasury, you are able to get 5 books for the price of two!

All in all, this Berenstain Bears collection is cute, character building, and encourages all of us to be people who  care…and share!

The illustrations are beautiful and wonderfully detailed. 5/5
The stories are simple yet each teach a significant lesson/value. 4/5
The questions/activities included in the book. 5/5
Value for the book. 5/5

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