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Redefining Balance

If work-life balance is a lie, then how can we redefine balance to make it achievable? Do not ever make the demarcation that there is something called work and life. There is life and life. What if we thought of balance like happiness; not as a destination you arrive at when everything is finally ...

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The Lie Behind Work-Life Balance

Balance, or the goal of finding balance, seems to mired in controversy these days. This week there were a collection of new articles touting the best ways to achieve work-life balance, while last week I heard the term compared to Voldemort, as if balance were as menacing ...

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What Matters Most

A few weeks ago I denounced my April goals in favour of seeking a more balanced life. And while I've been busy redefining what balance means to me, I've also hit "pause" for an entirely personal reason. I didn't expect to take so much time finding my balance, but these past few weeks have been ...

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Weekly Wishes #03: A Balanced Life

Earlier this month I set some goals for myself. But after much procrastination, guilt-harboring, and deliberation I've decided to give them up. It's not that they're bad goals, they're good goals; they're just not good goals for right now. The goals I'd set were focused around creating an eBook - ...

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Weekly Wishes #02: April Goals

Last month I partook in my first Weekly Wishes and set some lofty goals for March. Here's a recap on how I fared, plus new goals for the month ahead. Wishing you all an amazing April! Last Month's Goals 1 // Read these books. I breezed through Station Eleven and The Girl on the Train, and I can't ...

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5 Ways to Kickstart Your Week

Monday's can be dreary and dreadful, but they can also be a chance for a fresh start. Let's make this Monday more meaningful. Here's a round-up of loveable links to kickstart your week with a little extra inspiration. Hopefully these articles help you stay motivated to reach your goals this ...

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Capsule Wardrobe: Round Two

In a few short weeks I'll be heading into my second season with a Capsule Wardrobe. Up until New Years Day I had no idea what a Capsule Wardrobe was (I'd soon find out it's the best kind of wardrobe there is!). I was missing out. But now I'm onboard and totally loving it. For those unfamiliar ...

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Favourite Things #09

A week's worth of loveable links. 1 // This Winter Lemonade in Cranberry & Blood Orange. Or maybe this one in Mandarin & Mint. 2 // This article on How to Switch Off and Find Your Calm. Be the ocean. 3 // This Greek Chicken Souvlaki Pita Wrap with Feta-tossed Fries. You guys, the fries ...

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Favourite Things #08

// Savoury Biscuits for Pot Pie // A week’s worth of loveable links. 1 // This Double Chocolate Banana Cake. For real. 2 // This book, Paris Letters. Love the juxtaposition of romanticism and practicality. 3 // This Homemade Almond Milk Coffee Creamer. Pick yo flava. 4 // This Chicken Pot Pie ...

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Fresh Start

Favourite Things #07 and 2015 Inspiration

A week's worth of loveable links and 7 ways to get a fresh start to the new year! 1 // Wipe the slate clean with 7 Things to Leave Behind in 2014. 2 // Find time for what's important to you. If that's your blog then Sophie here has some tips. 3 // Lighten up with 112 Lightened Up ...

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Favourite Things #06

A week's worth of loveable links. 1 // These Chocolate Glazed Pumpkin Beer Doughnuts. Beer + Baking. Get outta here! 2 // These Teacup Bracelets from StayGoldMaryRose. Love them!! 3 // This Roasted Chickpea Ratatouille from Love & Lemons. Totally vegan. Totally loved it. 4 // The Oh She ...

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Favourite Things #05

A week's worth of loveable links. 1 // This simple Vegan Chocolate Cake from Joy the Baker. I want it. Now. 2 // These Soft Buttery One-Hour Pretzels from Averie Cooks. Did I mention they're vegan. I just about died. 3 // These Grey Living Room Ideas & Designs from Home Tree Atlas. 4 // ...

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Favourite Things #04

A week's worth of loveable links. 1 // This Strawberry Layer Cake with Malted Strawberry Frosting from The Cake Merchant. 2 // These Modern French Tips. 3 // These Ginger & Prosecco Cocktails from Style Me Pretty. 4 // This DIY Honeycomb Garland from Oh Happy Day. 5 // These Tiny DIY ...

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Favourite Things #03

A week's worth of loveable links. 1 // This Strawberry Meringue from Call Me Cupcake 2 // These Baked Chocolate Donuts from SpoonForkBacon 3 // These Blackberry Thyme Sparkler cocktails from The Effortless Chic 4 // This Argyle White Druzy Ring from Leah Alexandra's druzy collection. 5 ...

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Favourite Things #02

A week's worth of loveable links. 1 // These Pickled Red Onions from The Kitchn. 2 // This Bar Cart Style Guide from The Everygirl. 3 // These Golden Holiday Must-haves from Fleur de Lis Events. 4 // These Salted Brown Sugar Toffee Cookies from Wit & Vinegar. 5 // This Pyrrha Be Here Now ...

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Favourite Things #01

A week's worth of loveable links. 1 // These Whipped Feta and Roasted Tomato Toasts from How Sweet It Is. 2 // This Peach, Rosemary, & Lemon Grass Infused Vodka Cocktail from Apartment 34. 3 // These Fluffy Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls from Averie Cooks. 4 // This Ink Blue Leather Kindle ...

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Adventures Abroad in Bali & Thailand

It seems that when I said I had a  'minor case of writer's block', I lied. I apparently had a MAJOR case of writers block, hence the near 2 months it's taken me to pull this together. After arriving home from 5 beautiful, long weeks in Southeast Asia I was in shock. The realization that my warm and ...

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Ocean Fling at The Dirty Apron Cooking School

Earlier this month I ventured out to a local Vancouver cooking school, The Dirty Apron, for a 4 hour hands-on culinary class with one of my favourite cooking partners, my Mom. Armed with my 'cook' book and camera I was ready to watch and learn as our experienced instructor, Chef David Robertson, ...

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