Hello, September

September is finally here and I am thrilled! While I love lazy summer days, reading in the sun or at the pool, I feel at home when September rolls around. There’s just something special about September that makes it my…

5 Podcasts I’m Loving Right Now

I’m the type of person that loves to have background noise. For as long as I can remember, I have preferred to have the TV on or music playing regardless of what I’m doing (though reading is the exception to…

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Five Years of Marriage | Q & A

Today, Christopher and I are celebrating five years of marriage. Some days it feels like just yesterday that we became husband and wife, and others it feels like it’s been a good ten or fifteen years. To mark this special…

Why We Don’t Have Kids

I’ve tried to write this post for a few months now (just in my head, because that’s generally how I begin my process), but have put it off for one reason or another. I kept going back to the thought…

Why My Spirit Needs My Body to Sweat

I have a bit of a complicated history with exercise. I have gone through many phases over the last seven or eight years, where I want to exercise, get into a habit of running or doing yoga multiple times a…

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Monthly Playlist | April 2017

I’ll be honest, since seeing Beauty and the Beast last month, I haven’t listened to much but that wonderful soundtrack. However, there are a few other songs that have made it through the cracks that I want to share with…

My Thoughts on Beauty & the Beast

{photo} Nearly twenty-six years ago, I saw Beauty and the Beast for the first time. I was two and a half, and though I don’t remember how I felt watching it then (besides being scared of the Beast when he finds…

Monthly Playlist | February 2017

Much like last month, there is an abundance of good new music out there right now. From AFI’s new album (what? am I 15 again?) to my new favourites Future Islands and The Tragic Thrills, it hasn’t been hard to…

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Monthly Playlist | January 2017

It feels good to be posting a monthly playlist again. I don’t feel like I’ve had a successful blogging month unless I’ve done that (and shared my favourites and outfits — coming next week). 2017 started out great with some…

Lessons Learned from Being a Stay-at-Home Auntie

I have the best job. I like to call myself a stay-at-home auntie. A few months ago, my sister-in-law started working full-time after finishing her maternity leave. I was lucky enough that she and my brother asked me to take…

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life | Review

I’ve now watched the entire season three times (twice on the day it was released), and feel like I have my thoughts fully formed, as well as responses to many of the common criticisms of the show. (Note: There will be…