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Trusting My Gut and Making New Friends


The room was full of unfamiliar faces and small groups of chatting coworkers. It was an introvert’s nightmare. I longed for a glass of wine in my hand, but I had given up drinking for the year so I was on my own, so to speak. My husband and I were at his company Christmas party. I longed for a…

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Memories of Getting the Mail With My Mom.


We are under a winter snow warning! This has been the snowiest winter I’ve seen in Calgary since I moved here in 2007. A lot of the snow has gathered on our trees and mailboxes, as you can see here, in the blue early morning light:     A lot of people hate that we don’t have door-to-door delivery anymore…

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Zombies on the hillside at Ghouls Night Out YYC

Ghouls Night Out 2017: A Favourite of Ours.


If you live in Calgary, have you heard of Ghouls Night Out at Heritage Park? Have you ever gone? It’s a fun little Halloween event put on by the park and is great for all ages. We have gone for a few years now…I want to say four or five years in a row, since Hunter was really tiny. My…

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Almost Two Months Since We Moved.


It has been almost two months since we moved from the other side of the city. I didn’t think it would feel very different, but it has, and that has shocked all of us. It is different in a lot of good ways. Our street is quieter, for one. Before, we lived on a very major road that everyone seemed…

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Lashes by Loud Lash

Lash Extensions at Loud Lash (Or, Why Did I Wait to Get These?)


I LOVE discovering local businesses. People doing it for themselves rather than chain stores makes me so happy! I think part of that is growing up with my family owning a business and the trials I saw us go through. I want every small business that is worthy of attention to succeed. And I found another worthy business. As I…

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Find your Girl Gang. Photo Credit: Jenna Matthews

Halfway to Banff….


We are halfway through the week and it is almost time for me to go on my girl getaway! I am going to something called the Sweat Alberta Retreat with girls from my fitness group! If you are new here, I should backtrack. A year or two ago now, I bought a fitness program online that you can print out…

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Five Fave Etsy Shops (Photo courtesy of: https://static.pexels.com/photos/7357/startup-photos.jpg)

My Five Favourite Etsy Shops.


I’ve bought some stuff off of Etsy that I love. Etsy is HUGE for me because I love supporting artists and small businesses. I know a few of my friends that have Etsy as well, although I haven’t had the funds to support them directly, I know that they do amazing work. But first, five of my fave Etsy shops…

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Sometimes all you need to lift your mood is some pretty soap and a hot shower.

Alchemy Soap Co. Lotion & Bath Salts & Room Spray, Oh My!


I received a wonderful gift full of love and wonderful smelling products the other day! Alicia of Alchemy Soap Co. had sent me a present. I was so shocked to get it in the mail. I opened it to find a glittering box of gold and blue. The smell was intoxicating. Coincidentally, it came on Valentine’s Day and I could…

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Hey, Canada! Shop Locally this Christmas.


We all have a couple people on our Christmas list that are hard to shop for. Whether it be the man in your life that doesn’t want anything, the grandma that already owns everything or the secret Santa person you pulled out of the hat at work (but barely know), there is always someone hard to shop for. On my…

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Rescue a Feline Life This Christmas.


People I befriend instantly hear about one of two things: my kids or my cats. Thorin was a rescue cat that chose us at the MEOW Foundation. We originally (okay, it was all me) had the idea in mind to adopt an all-black cat. Unfortunately, all of the black cats HATED me. Hissed at me and went right to Josh…

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