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    Organizing Your Shoes (And Keeping Them That Way)

    If there’s one thing us women have a lot of, its shoes. I mean the options are endless really, and you can’t just have “two pairs”. My mother-in-law’s friend taught me this trick a few years ago now and I’m sharing it today because it’s so good and I feel like others should know about it, too. I love organizing the home and what better thing to keep tidy than your shoes! Read more about the process below! First, Lets Bring You To The Chaos You have a formal event to go to, you’re running late because you took forever doing your hair and makeup. To save you some time…

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    From Plastic to Glass – Making Your Jars Eco-Friendly

    Being more eco-friendly has become increasingly important to me. I think it’s something that we can all take more time to learn about because only good can come from it.  With that being said, if you read my last post on taking baby steps to becoming more eco-friendly, you’ll know that I took everyday things around our house and found sustainable solutions for them. With trying to keep this mindset moving forward with the purchases we make, it dawned on me that the constant buying of plastic herb and spice jars weren’t part of the solution. So with that in mind and a little aesthetically pleasing motivation from Lydia’s blog…

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    Traveling The Bay of Fundy – New Brunswick, Canada

    While it saddens me to write this, it looks like most 2020 travel plans are being post-poned, ours included. I’ve been seeing a lot of questions circulate about where people want to travel to once this is all over and it looks like most answers are really anywhere other than the living room couch.  All the travel talk got me thinking about the many trips my husband and I have been on throughout our dating years. We’ve been on about 1 trip a year and they’ve all been kind of different. In recently chatting about these trips, we talked about which were our favourites and that got me thinking of…

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    How to Have a Picnic at Home Instead

    Is the simple joy of spreading out a blanket, laying in the sun, and having great conversations over yummy snacks completely a thing of the past? I don’t think so, and I’m here to tell you how you can have a picnic right at home. With things beginning to open up here in Ontario, some (including myself) are a little anxious to partake in normal life right this second. Which got me thinking that why can’t you have a picnic at home instead of a park? While I would love nothing more than to lay out our blanket at the rose garden park where we took our wedding pictures, it…

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    4 Youtubers For The 30-Something Year Old To Watch

    For quite some time now, I’ve been an avid Youtube watcher. It all started with watching tutorials and trying to learn how to do a damn winged liner (which is still a work in progress many years later) to now watching 4 women on the regular.  If you ask Shaun, I am almost always watching some kind of Youtube video. I rarely watch tv anymore but if I am, it’s usually a Friends episode that we have in our PVR vault. Youtube is such a crazy world, in all honestly. It’s a space I’ve thought of dabbling into at one point, but for the time being I’m okay with being on the…

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    10 Simple & Special Things About Everyday Life

    There doesn’t seem to be anything better than a slow, calm morning these days with a cup of tea and puppy cuddles with Parker on the couch. No tv on, just him and I with the curtains drawn and the door open slightly to welcome the fresh morning air in before it starts to get too hot to do so.  There’s constant talk about the world right now. What’s currently happening, what will happen – it’s everywhere. For the time being, I’ve chosen to stop tuning in to it all and really just embrace being at home with my husband and puppy. I’ve been pouring my energy into this blog…

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    5 Ways to Show Your Grandparents You Love Them

    Grandparents. When you’re younger, they seem to be “just your grandparents” but when you get older, something changes. I don’t know when exactly the change happens or what that change really is, but something happens to your relationships with them.  For me, I feel like my shift of appreciation towards my grandparents came when I began living with my Nonna when I started university. At first, it was a huge adjustment. Like huge. Learning to live with your grandparent is definitely a change – and for both parties, not just me. After adjusting to the co-habitating phase though it became really fun. We established our morning and night routines but…

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    31 Random Facts About Me

    I honestly enjoyed thinking up things that make me, me. Since I’m 31 years old, I decided to do 31 random facts. Here we go!  I have naturally curly hair I’ve been waxing my legs for over a year now. Some say I’m crazy, others say I’m smart Oldest of two younger brothers  Started playing hockey when I was ten years old Favourite colour is pink Second favourite colour is dusty blue Been with Shaun for ten years, married for almost one Give me all of the cookies. All of them I only eat grilled cheese cut in quarters. Tastes better that way Backstreet Boys through and through My favourite…

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    Let’s Talk Mental Health in Quarantine

    With Covid-19 completely taking over the world, I have seen so many people finding and sharing their ways of coping throughout the madness. Some examples I’ve seen have been DIYs around their home, more self-care and reading, and at home fitness videos.  Before I go any further, I’ll preface by saying that the end of 2019 was a very hard time in my life. Although I had just gotten married, a series of events had taken place that triggered my mental state and when I reflect back, I’m shocked I was actually able to keep my shit together before our wedding. However, when we got back from our honeymoon I…

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    Tips On How To Be More Eco-Friendly

    *Disclaimer: I wrote this post back in October 2019 and lots has changed since that time. Although I have and still plan on putting some of these new practices in place, it’s also important to be realistic of the world we currently live in. Do what is best for you and your family during this time, but if nothing else, I hope this post inspires you to make eco-friendly changes in your home if/when you’re okay to do so. Learning about how to preserve our planet is something I’ve become pretty passionate about. My husband and I love watching documentaries and we’ve stumbled on a few that made me stop…