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  • What do you see?

    February 8, 2020 by

    When you look at the people pictured here, what do you see? Do you see happy, healthy and active people? People taking risks or those that stand out from the crowd? Maybe you see adventurers: those doing things that you yourself wouldn’t do? Perhaps you’ve wanted to try surfing, skateboarding or express yourself in a… Read more

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  • It ain't easy being GREEN 🌱

    January 25, 2020 by

    In a follow up to my earlier blog post about my word of the year “Intention” this post discusses one of those very Intentions- my effort to be (more) Green. Eco-friendly, Environmentally friendly, Organic, Sustainable, Earth friendly, Eco-conscious…there are certainly no shortage of “marketable” terms out there for it. There really is no avoiding the… Read more

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  • What's in a Word?

    January 16, 2020 by

    Well Hello there. It’s been a bit, eh? I haven’t been active much on my blog as of late but my intention for this New Year is to write and blog more. I had plans of doing just that before the holidays but I just kept putting it off and putting it off and before… Read more

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  • Interior Design tip No.2 (A series)

    November 2, 2019 by

    Scale Let’s talk about Scale or Proportion. This is something that a lot of people struggle with when decorating their homes. Often times you go to a Home Decor store, buy something you love and when you bring it home it looks all wrong. It may be too big or too small for your space… Read more

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  • Interior Design tip No. 1 (A series)

    October 29, 2019 by

    Lighting Lighting is often overlooked and not given a second thought, but it is one of the most important features in a space. Proper lighting can make or break a mood, theme and feel of a space. Think of lighting as the accessories to an outfit, it enhances and puts emphasis what is already there.… Read more

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  • You get to tell me what to do…

    October 1, 2019 by

    If you follow my Instagram page you will know that I LOVE putting myself into imaginary worlds and scenarios all with the help of Photoshop. I am particularly fond of creating stories and recreating scenes from my favourite books and movies. If you checked out my Edits page there are a few examples there as… Read more

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  • Introverts are taking over Social Media!!

    August 29, 2019 by

    Sounds crazy, right? Imagine all those shy, awkward, tongue-tied people you know ruling the landscape of Social Media? If you are a regular user of Instagram then you most likely have stumbled across a few of the really, really big accounts (of your average people). I’m talking accounts with 100k followers and upwards. And if… Read more

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  • The Confusion and Chaos behind Minimalism

    July 13, 2019 by

    Betcha that title caught your attention? Confusion? Chaos?…..Minimalism? Not words we would normally associate with one another, right? In today’s fast paced, consumer driven, mass produced environment the word Minimalism seems to mean something different for everyone. It would appear (in contrast to the very basis of the Minimalism movement- according to The Minimalists )… Read more

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  • You are enough (without all the extra)

    June 25, 2019 by

    Let me repeat that- YOU are enough, just as you are. Now, let that sink in for a minute. You don’t need that lipstick to make you feel better. You don’t need to say Yes to whatever is asked of you. You don’t owe anyone anything. Most importantly of all just be you, do not… Read more

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  • Have cane, will travel.

    May 9, 2019 by

    I’ve always dreamed of traveling the world. Unfortunately, it would seem, life always got in the way. In my 20’s I was eager to pursue my education and then find work, plus I was broke, so no travel then. (Unless you count the times I spent what money I had returning to Newfoundland to visit… Read more

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  • Sharing: and then wanting to take it back

    April 29, 2019 by

    Not to long ago I spent two weeks inside the house. I went out for dog walks only, but cancelled all other plans I had previously made. TWO WEEKS indoors…It was my Mental Health Mondays taken to the extreme. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out why I felt this way. I blamed… Read more

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  • Drop your drawers here…A Mudroom makeover!

    April 19, 2019 by

    After nearly two years of trying to make our mudroom work, it finally got what it needed. . A makeover! I love me a makeover. Never having had a mudroom before, I clearly underestimated just how much it would be used. This room actually serves as the primary entrance to our house- it wasn’t meant… Read more

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  • DIY: Tree stump side table

    April 12, 2019 by

    Most of my DIY projects are a two person job as they often involve power tools. I’m not allowed (according to the Beard) to use most power tools unless there is “adult” supervision. Something about me being legally blind and clumsy… However, this DIY I did all by myself and I am pretty chuffed with… Read more

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  • The power of a nap (aka The soft-reset)

    April 4, 2019 by

    It’s no secret, I love me a nap. I’ve always been that way and I am sure I always will be. There is nothing better than tucking under a blanket and having nap on a cold afternoon while the snow falls outside. Or a nap after a really intense Mountain bike ride (fresh air mixed… Read more

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