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Why Happy Mail Monday Is No More


I know it’s been a while since my last blog post, especially a Happy Mail Monday post. But while I’ve been gone from my blog I’ve beehatn reflecting on the direction I want my blog to go, including new content for my blog. In analyzing my blog I’ve realized there are a couple of reasons for me to discontinue my Happy Mail Monday posts.

1. I realized that Happy Mail Monday wasn’t adding quality content, for you, my readers. Although the posts were fun to write and show off the new things I had acquired in the previous week, that was all they were. A method for showing off my new material possessions. And here at Canyon Howls, we believe that we are more than our mere material possessions.

2. Happy Mail Monday was actually becoming quite costly. To continue to have new material (pun intended) for each Happy Mail Monday, it required that I spend my own money to continue to have fresh, new content for you each week. And buying new items each week is in conflict with our overall beliefs here at Canyon Howls.

Part of the ideology behind our tagline, “Instinctual Living” here at Canyon Howls, is to become debt free. Because in the wild, our animal friends don’t live with or carry debt. So I feel spending money frivolously and not applying it wisely towards my debt is in conflict with our approach to life, and especially “Instinctual Living”.

Now, just because I am discontinuing Happy Mail Monday doesn’t mean I will no longer be blogging. With some of the items I obtained during my Happy Mail Monday I plan to do some product reviews. So you will still see some of my material possessions but in a way that hopefully adds value. I for sure have a few reviews on my Fauxdoris, the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto and Uni Style Fit multi pens and a review of my monthly subscription to Happie Scrappie, which is the one planner product I’m allowing myself to keep.

I will also do unpacking reviews of the packages I get from my planner buddy. I hope you can respect my reasons for discontinuing this particular series and welcome new blog content.

I’d love in the comments below if you’d share something you are discontinuing in your own life as we are all a work in progress and working towards bettering our lives.


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Happy Mail Monday – No. 5

Happy Mail Monday 072015

Happy Mail Monday, y’all! Welcome to the fifth edition of Happy Mail Monday for June 7, 2015 through July 4, 2015. This particular Happy Mail Monday is going to cover some of the happy mail that I’ve received the past month and haven’t had a chance to post about yet.

I will be breaking down everything I’ve received over the past month into smaller, more manageable posts – since I have over twenty items that I have received which I have ordered for myself. (more…)

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Happy Mail Monday – No 4

Rose Gold Malibu DayTimer

Welcome to the fourth edition of Happy Mail Monday for the week of June 7, 2015 to June 13, 2015. Sometimes it’s not about the quantity of the happy mail but rather the quality! (more…)

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Happy Mail Monday – No 3


Happie Scrappie subscription kit

Welcome to the third edition of Happy Mail Monday for the week of May 31, 2015 to June 6, 2015. This week is going to have less happy mail as I didn’t receive as much as I did last week.  I got another fauxdori notebook and a stationery subscription package. (more…)

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Happy Mail Monday – No 2

FoxyFix swap package

Welcome to the second edition of Happy Mail Monday, for the week of May 24, 2015 to May 30, 2015.  I’m going to share with you a quick overview of the “happy mail” I’ve been sent over the past week. This week I got some fun new stationery items and a couple of charms. Let’s take a look. (more…)

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