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    Links and Reading This Week

    I wanted to take a break from posting these past couple of weeks to support the movements happening right now. Like many, most of what I have been reading lately has been around educating myself further on the Black Lives Matter Movement, systemic discrimination, white privilege and bias. I wanted to share resources and posts that I have found helpful. I would love if you would share with me any you have been reading. This free bias test by Harvard University is a must do. I have already done the race (Black – White) test and the weight (fat – thin) bias tests. This is such a great way to…

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    The Joy of Old Friends

    With quarantine keeping us safe at home, I must say one of the best things to come out of it for me has been getting to chat more often to old friends. Where life typically makes it tough to match up schedules, most of us are suddenly left with a lot more free time at home. The pandemic has taught me the joy that can come with taking life a bit slower. I don’t have to always be so scheduled and busy. Having the time to Facetime and catch up has been the best. It has also made me realize that after this is all over, it is something I…

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    To Make You Smile…

    I hope you have a great weekend. Here are some funny posts that I have shared with family and friends recently. I hope these give you as good of a laugh as they gave me! There is nothing like trying on a fancy dress with full on frizz hair – its quite a look! Why does this have to be so true? I keep having to remind myself that I am as old as my mom was when she was pregnant with my sister and I. Also can I mention the tragedy that red wine is suddenly giving me leg cramps – WT actual F The best use of a…

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    An Ode to Siblings

    National siblings day is April 10, and usually I don’t pay it much attention. However, with everything going on in the world and in my life at the moment, I have never been more thankful for my siblings. They know me better than I know myself, they know how I grew up, and they can commiserate with me about my parents quirks and family stories. They know what makes me laugh and what makes me mad (and exploit both). It is so funny to think how our relationships with our siblings can change over the years – from elementary school squabbles, to teenage drama, to suddenly in university finding myself…

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    Long Distance Relationships

    Long. Distance. Relationship. Possibly the most dreaded combination of words in the English language. All joking aside, there is a reason “long distance” has a reputation. Long distance relationships (LDRs) can be challenging. We have all heard stories of LDRs not working out (although I would argue an awful lot of non-long-distance relationships also don’t work out). On the flip side, people who do make an LDR work eventually reunite and often the long-distance part is not brought up. I bet if you asked 10 couples if they were ever long distance, a lot more than you think would say yes.  How did I end up in a long-distance relationship?…

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    For Your Sunday Morning Coffee Scrolling…

    Here is what I have been enjoying watching/reading this week while sipping (ok chugging) my coffee. I have found that reading these articles has added some much needed normalcy with all the COVID updates and news. I hope these links brighten your day like they did mine! Have you seen this video where JoJo remixes “Leave (Get Out)” to “Chill (Stay In)” for COVID-19. My 2000’s self is just loving it! This cabin looks so beautiful and peaceful! Have you been following the Lizzy McGuire reboot news? This article explains a lot! I hope they do make it with “adult” themes. After all, Lizzy’s fans are adults now too. People…

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    Day-to-Day: Emma Sawatzky

    Day-to-Day is a series of interviews with women that I admire. I have found at this stage of life, friends are scattered around the province, country, and the world. It is so nice to use the power of the web to feel more connected to a group of women and create a sense of community. I love getting a better idea of what their day-to-day life looks like and what they are currently enjoying and doing. I am so happy that the first Day-to-Day interview is with Emma! Emma is a law student from Canada currently living in the UK. She is a world traveller (follow her on instagram for…

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    Wedding Traditions We Skipped with Zero Regrets

    When I was planning our wedding, I felt like two phrases carried a lot of weight. I can’t tell you how many times I read or heard “well you wouldn’t want to regret not having it or doing it” or “it’s only one day, might as well go all out”. I was really worried that in making our low-key relaxed wedding a reality, I was going to end up full of regret. However, in a turn of events that was surprising to no one, following what I actually wanted and leaving behind what I didn’t left me happy and with zero regrets. Break the rules, have whatever kind of wedding…

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    For Your Coffee Scrolling…

    Here is what I’ve been reading and watching with my morning coffee this week: Love this anxiety trick! Did you watch Brené Brown’s Netflix special? I did and found it so interesting and enlightening. This super helpful tinted moisturizer chart for finding your ideal product. You have to see the before and after photos of the Paris home! I love this post (make sure to read the comments section!) to renew my faith in humanity. At the grocery store this past weekend, my dad bought the groceries for the lady in front of us in line just to be nice. Love him. A phenomental gymnastics routine, and to Beyonce none…

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    For Your Coffee Scrolling…

    Here is what I’m reading this week with my morning coffee. What articles or posts are you enjoying? This beautifully written article. My new favourite app! How did I not know about this?! This house tour makes me want to buy a can of black paint and have at ‘er! I love this interview with Shereene Idriss. I find it so interesting to see what a dermatologist’s beauty and skincare routine looks like. This cake sounds delightful, I can’t wait to make it. Fun to see what was in the second Jilly Box! I am already a huge fan of Knix underwear and Smash and Tess rompers. Such a great…