Annual Family Antiquing Adventure

Every year on the first weekend in June the fam takes a road trip to Midland, Michigan for their annual antique festival. It's one of my favourite weekends of the year.  The excitement of the treasures we could find.  The hotel pizza party.  Pool beers.  And of course, pro tips from Johnny's Good Junk. 

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Why Intermittent Fasting Works For Me

This year’s Oscars was the first time in all the years I’ve been covering it (save for my preggo year) that I didn’t put myself on some kind of strict diet beforehand.  My post-baby year I logged every single thing I ate into an app for months.  Carbs were a hard no.  I skipped out on dinners with girlfriends.  And I was really unkind to myself if I “slipped.”  None of these diets were enjoyable and none of this made me feel good.  So this year, I said no more hard restrictions…

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Summer Cocktails

While it’s still technically Spring, I know I’m not alone when I say this upcoming long weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Hot, sunny, glorious summer!

We’ll be spending this weekend at our cottage where we entertain a lot of friends and family. Some with kids, some without. Some like to water-ski, some like to read. We’ve got early risers and night-owls. Most are in to games, others love a good nap. But one thing all the grown-ups enjoy together is a good cocktail.

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Me? A Mom?

Disclaimer:  I am so very aware of how fortunate we are to have been able to have a baby.  It is never lost on me.  I know for so many people it is a heartbreaking struggle.  I’ve shared tears with some very close friends and family members during their very tough journeys.  I would never want to trigger any painful feelings for anyone reading this story of how Bea came to be…

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Classic Chocolate Cake

Every morning when I get Bea out of bed, I ask her what she’d like for breakfast. 10/10 times her answer is chocolate cake.   So, on a recent Sunday I said yes to her request.  Her reaction was equivalent to mine if I’d won the lottery…

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Reducing Our Household Waste

This started as an idea ahead of the holidays. I kept thinking about all the waste associated with gift giving. The packaging, the wrapping, the stuff that ends up in a landfill. What began as a seed to reduce gift-giving waste, turned into me looking at our everyday lives and how we could reduce our consumption and most importantly, our single-use items. 

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To Post or Not to Post

The first time I was a part of a discussion surrounding a parent’s choice not to post pictures of their children, I remember being taken aback.  Not at their choice, but because this is something I’d never even considered.  It NEVER crossed my mind not to share the moments of my little’s life or the reasons why a parent would choose not to.  So I asked myself why this was something I felt so innately comfortable with.  Here’s where I landed.

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Powder Room Makeover

When we bought our house 4 years ago it had been completely renovated which meant everything was fresh and white. A blank canvas.  We started decorating and adding our personal touches, but still kept our neutral walls.  I love the aesthetic of a crisp white home, but after 4 years I got a little bored and antsy to make some changes; our main-floor powder room seemed like the best place to start. 

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