35 Lessons In 35 Years

35 Lessons In 35 Years

Chapter 35. A brand new page, in a brand new chapter. I can't say that I'm happy to see 34 end; she was good to me - as was 33. In all honesty, so far the thirties are turning out to be my favourite. Not because they've necessarily been the easiest, but they have left [...]

Spring Reading List – Going Against ‘The Rules’

Spring Reading List – Going Against ‘The Rules’

When I switched my major to English, I was so ignorant to the unwritten rule. I mean, it's not like you were handed a memo . . . I was the girl who brought a store bought dessert to the party. The one who ate carbs and enjoyed a diet soda without shame. The one [...]

Spring Fashion Favourites

Spring Fashion Favourites

I need shares in H&M. No joke! I'm absolutely in love with their new spring arrivals and despite 2020s lock-down status, I'm excited to refresh my wardrobe. Over the last two years, I've started to invest in my closet - straying away from following trends and opting instead to buy solid staples and it's been [...]

Quick And Easy Beef And Barley Soup

Quick And Easy Beef And Barley Soup

There's no better comfort food than homemade soup. It's quick and easy and can be light or hearty - it's literally the most diverse food you can imagine, incredibly budget friendly, and is something you can enjoy year-round. I used to meal plan and prep every Sunday and without fail, there was a pot of [...]

Goodbye 31; Thank You.

Goodbye 31; Thank You.

As I get ready to close the door on 31, I can't help but pause and wonder how I managed to keep putting one foot in front of the other some days.  It was a hard year, but it was one of exponential personal growth. It was the year I learned that my mental health [...]

100 Days of Summer

100 Days of Summer

The warm weather has finally arrived (where I live anyway!) and the school days are quickly running out, which can only mean one thing -- summer vacation is almost here! Wondering what you're going to do to fill those long, lazy summer days? I've compiled a list of 100 family-friendly activities to help fill your [...]

#getloud

#getloud

For months I've wanted to share this post.  To share my story.  But for several reasons, I couldn't bring myself to.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to have my utmost vulnerable moments ripped open for the world to see and judge.  I wasn't sure if I wanted to expose my thoughts and feelings the [...]

Censorship Be Damned

Censorship Be Damned

Have you ever wanted to say something, but kept it in because you just didn't want to deal with someone's reaction? Of course you have. I'm sure most of us wish we could be Sheldon Cooper for a day (or twenty) - me, if I were able to have one super power, the ability to [...]

Happy Mothers Day Wishes For The Mother-in-law I’ll Never Meet

Happy Mothers Day Wishes For The Mother-in-law I’ll Never Meet

Tomorrow I'll stop by and silently wish you a Happy Mother's Day.  A woman I've never met. I'll offer up, yet again, a silent thank you and many thoughts of appreciation to you -- my soon-to-be mother-in-law.  I'll tell you how much I love and adore your son, though it's quite impossible to put into [...]

These Green Walls

These Green Walls

I popped the cover on the can of primer and began painting the hallway of our apartment today.  He didn't want me to paint, I knew it.  But I've been on Pinterest a little too much lately and was determined to give our home a facelift. "Ugh, I hate painting." Which he totally does and [...]