May Summer Faves

May Summer Faves

It’s June, which means that Calgary has finally reached the stage where we’re no longer afraid a snowstorm is going to rip through our streets. To celebrate that Calgary is tuning in with the rest of the world and actually having warm weather, this May Favourites post is going to centre around favourites I think are perfect for our Canadian two-month summer (the truth hurts when you realize we only get around 2 months of truly warm weather). Continue reading “May Summer Faves”

Shopping Haul: Indigo Books vs. Three Gift Cards

Shopping Haul: Indigo Books vs. Three Gift Cards

I live in Canada, which means that instead of Barnes & Nobles, we have Indigo/Coles/Chapters book stores which are all owned by the same company. Lately, they’ve been converting all stores to Indigo, meaning that a lot of merchandise is beginning to focus on home and lifestyle products, like candles, Matt & Nat handbags, alphabet lightboxes, and the like. Continue reading “Shopping Haul: Indigo Books vs. Three Gift Cards”

Happy Mother’s Day: 22 Things I’m Grateful For During the 22 Years My Mom has been a Mom

Happy Mother’s Day: 22 Things I’m Grateful For During the 22 Years My Mom has been a Mom

Happy Mother’s Day!

I love my mom, and I know this sounds cheesy, but she is fearless, brave, and strong in ways I haven’t yet experienced. To recognize how much I love my mom on this day of mom-indulgence and mom-happiness, I wrote down twenty two things I’m grateful for during the twenty two years my mom has been a mom. Continue reading “Happy Mother’s Day: 22 Things I’m Grateful For During the 22 Years My Mom has been a Mom”

April Faves

April Faves

It feels like a week ago that I wrote my March Faves blog post – can it really already be time for April Favourites?! That’s insane that we’re already a THIRD of the way into 2017, which means I only have about two thirds of a year left to accomplish everything I want to. AKA I need to learn everything I possibly can about blogging, and read and write about 10x more than I’m currently doing. Continue reading “April Faves”

Blogging Photography Tips & Tricks

Blogging Photography Tips & Tricks

Although I’m new to blogging and photography, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks. I still have a long ways to go with my blog photography, and I’m envious of anyone who can pull together a gorgeous flatlay or snap a good food photo in one go. But photography is a slow and steady learning process, and I’ve finally gotten to the point where I have a few tips of my own to share. Continue reading “Blogging Photography Tips & Tricks”

An Update on Joanne

An Update on Joanne

This blog post is a quick one because I need this weekend to completely relax. With late nights at school/work, one all-nighter, and tears nearly every day, this blog post is a reflection of my current mental state: utter relief. For the first time in months, I’ve been able to truly, fully relax. Yesterday, I read a book just for my personal enjoyment. Continue reading “An Update on Joanne”

Mental Health and Self Care

Mental Health and Self Care

I wanted to write a blog post about photography tips from an amateur, but that will have to wait. Over the past couple weeks, I’ve been stressed, anxious, and nervous about the personal, professional, and academic portions of my life. It’s that time of the year when assignments are due, finals are coming up, and for me, my work term with the best workplace I’ve ever been in is ending. Continue reading “Mental Health and Self Care”

Social Activism and Tea: Solidaritea

Social Activism and Tea: Solidaritea

When I was at Heritage Park for the annual sugar festival, Chris and I happened across a table with little paper bags. I didn’t expect much from the table, and really wasn’t planning on spending any more money that day, but as I walked by, the woman behind the table started talking about her tea.  Continue reading “Social Activism and Tea: Solidaritea”