Taking Stock July 2020 + Let’s Chat About You!

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Hello beautiful people! :D Today we are winding down with a July Taking Stock post and a friendly chat!

Go on… grab yourself a hot mug of something sweet and let’s indulge, shall we?


In the past, our Taking Stock posts have been an opportunity for us to occasionally take a breather from Travel, as we check in and share Life Lessons…

I’ve definitely enjoyed creating these Lifestyle posts for you! At the same time, I am keen on meeting your needs when you show up to read….

So, I invite YOU to be a part of the process! This is your chance to get in the driver’s seat, here on Scrapbook Journeys! :D

I’d love to hear from you: What Lifestyle topics would you like to see covered? Are there questions you’d like to see answered?

And what kind of Lifestyle posts do you enjoy the most? How often would you like to see Lifestyle posts on the blog?


Tip: Check out all our existing Lifestyle posts via the tabs at the top of the page. 


I welcome you to share your suggestions and feedback on the comments’ section below, or using the ‘Contacts Us Page’.

You can also send me a message on any of my social media platforms.

Your input is valuable and will help me create content that speaks to your needs, much better. Thank you in advance for your feedback!! :D


P.S. For my travel lovers, don’t worry I haven’t forgotten you… We are still on that travel mission together! :)




Taking Stock July 2020!


Buying: A portable white board, inspired by my friend Muthoni.

Plus my wall can’t take any more sticky notes and white papers… :D


Craving: A road trip- Always!! :D

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Cooking: Ha!


Drinking: Kericho Gold’s Apple & Cinnamon Specialty Infusion Tea, while thinking about what a good Brand Ambassador I would make for them!

@Kericho Gold let’s make this happen already, shall we? :D


Eating: More fruits thanks to my brother, who is a sweetheart BTW! :D


Enjoying:  The little joys of daily Yoga for the past 52 days and counting!


Feeling: Hopeful about the future. The way I see it, we can either choose to be hopeful or feel despair… And while it’s not easy, let’s choose hope. :)


Learning: To listen to that still, small voice within, and to honor my preferences.


Listening: To poems by poets from around the world, old and new. Check out the Poetry Foundation if poems are your thing! ;)

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Source: Alphacolor, Unsplash


Making: Small and deliberate steps towards achieving my goals and speaking life into them!

Cheers to staying focused on what’s within our spheres of control… ay?


Missing: My niece and nephew to bits!

Oh, and bear hugs! :D


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Noticing: How listening to the Bible on YouVersion is such an enriching experience, especially before bed.

Have you seen their daily devotions? YouVersion Bible App started sharing the ‘Stories’ a while ago. You can find them on the Home Page, under ‘For You’.

You won’t regret checking it out!


Playing: With coloring books and allowing myself to experience creativity at its rawest and purest form, like kids do. :)


Reading: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.

Yes, I am still on this book, and if you haven’t read it please do!


Quick Tip:

My friend put me onto YouTube Book Summaries by the Productivity Game!

It’s a great way to get the gist of a book before deciding whether you want to commit to reading it.


Thinking: About the situation going on around the world, and how we are at the brink of a revolution against Racism and police brutality.

We keep hope alive.


Wanting: To spread more joy, love and light!

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Watching: The Amazing Race Season 31. It’s legendary!!

I do wish they had shown a more wholesome picture of Uganda, like they did with the other countries.

There’s definitely more to Uganda + our African continent, and it’s time the world took note!


Wishing: I could take off to explore a new destination right about now! :)


Working: On being intentional and purposeful with the content you find here.


Thank you for reading my friends! I hope you enjoyed today’s Taking Stock post! :D

I would love to hear back from you, with your inputs and feedback on the kind of Lifestyle Content you’d want to read more of!

Share your your comments down below or leave me a message via the ‘Contacts Us’ Page above! Thanks- I appreciate you! :D



<<Stay. Inspired. Always>>




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  • Reply
    July 30, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    haha! I love coloring books! I think my version of this is animations keeping the child in me alive :)
    Yes! YouVersion Bibble App! very nice am doing the One Year Bible plan listen to day 212 today!
    Brothers are just the best! Mine keeps reminding me of fruits and vegetables! Am like oh yeah! haha

    MMh.. lifestyle articles… mmh in addition to what has been mentioned, maybe something similar to the ‘Travelers Chair’ but with different people who make up the travel sector ?

    Good job!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      August 5, 2020 at 9:09 am

      Oh good stuff! Thank you for taking time to share your feedback and inputs Christine! I truly appreciate it! Will def. keep this in mind!! Good going on the Bible Plan! Also, you’ve reminded me to make time for animations again… :D

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    July 10, 2020 at 12:46 pm

    Playing: With coloring books and allowing myself to experience creativity at its rawest and purest form, like kids do.

    We should never grow up! hehe!

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    July 10, 2020 at 7:37 am

    Lovely read❤️, thanks Marion. I so feel you in each step of the journey, I’m actually living through the words written. I love YouVersion app, now doing the book of Proverbs with a friend

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      July 21, 2020 at 11:43 am

      Neema!! Thank you for reading dear, and for the feedback! I appreciate it! Oh wow, enjoy the Book of Proverbs-Inspiring! :)

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    July 9, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Heyllo . I would definitely love to read about books you have read pre-covid. And the impact they have had on your life. Also food. New recipes. Home made or otherwise. Keep soaring.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      July 21, 2020 at 11:42 am

      Thank you Janet! Oh wow- that’s quite interesting! I will keep this in mind!! :D

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    Phina Nandwa
    July 9, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you Marion for sharing, I will definitely check out poetry foundation. Personally I love You Version Bible App devotions. I miss many things out door activities, road trips, traveling etc.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      July 21, 2020 at 11:42 am

      Glad you enjoyed it Phina!! I feel you about being outdoors! We are slowly finding our groove again. :D

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    July 9, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    You have done a good job so far, keep reaching for the skies.
    Exercise (yoga) & travel is a perfect couple. Food can be a good addition to it but as a subtopic under travel so that you remain cognisant with your core mission of travel and destination.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      July 21, 2020 at 11:40 am

      Thank you Zazo! I really appreciate your feedback & you reading every week!! :D Well-noted on the Travel + Yoga, & Food aspect!! Thanks!!

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