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Finding Love Ten Years Ago


Ten years ago yesterday, I was in a work friend’s tiny apartment (let’s call her M.), drinking boxed wine and trying to figure out where to go for Halloween parties that weekend. I didn’t even really want to be out for Halloween, it being my least favourite holiday, but decided that I should so that I could make friends, seeing…

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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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Sneak Peek Of My Bathroom


Hello! I have the car today, so I am on my way to get groceries….I quickly snapped a pic in my lower level bathroom while I was in there adjusting my hat. I think I have to finally admit to myself that I have a thing for pink- my outfit matches this bathroom perfectly!  This is a sneak peek of…

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Why Do We Have To Go To School?


Every morning for my kids is a struggle. Hunter and Isabella are resistant to go to their new school. Isabella worries that her classmates secretly don’t fully accept her, even though she is extremely happy with her teacher and the school itself. Hunter says he is waiting until we move back to our old neighbourhood. I asked him if he…

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We are Small House Living!


We made it. Phew. It was a long road filled with a lot of boxes and challenges and red tape and grunting and swearing and some white-knuckle moments, but we made it. We are now officially moved into our townhouse across the city. Built in 1981 and coming in at around 870 square feet of finished living space, it is…

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My Life Is Boxes


Exciting news! We are moving out of our cave of a townhouse and ending our rental life. With a government program, (Attainable Homes), we were able to get help with a down payment and we’re buying a small townhouse. For years, Josh and I have been obsessed with moving into the smallest space that would be comfortable for our family.…

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My Kid Makes Me Laugh


I just eavesdropped on Hunter and Izzy playing a game…of house, I think. And I heard Hunter’s character say to Izzy’s character, “I’m not a kid anymore, Mommy, so you have to stop treating me like one.” It made me laugh and laugh. Wonder how long it will be before he is saying that to me?  

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Adulting is Hard: Help Our Cat Get a New Home


My heart is breaking but, being an adult, I have to make the hard choice and do what is right for my family and my pet. Thorin no longer gets along with our older cat, Kali.  So we have tried everything and have come to the conclusion that Thorin needs to be the only cat in the household, which isn’t…

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