having a digital detox

I, like many other people, am on my phone a lot. Probably too much if I am being honest, but it has become such a major part of my life. While I try to not be on it right before bed I sometimes find myself lying awake and so I just grab my phone, or…

taking a few days away – our Oregon weekend 2018

Sometimes you just need to take a break and a few weeks ago I was really feeling that. I had been working at my new job for a few months and it was summer which means my husband and I see each other for about two hours each evening before he goes to bed. We…

one of my greatest loves, tea

Some people really love coffee, my thing is tea. Ever since I was sixteen and started drinking tea my first summer working at summer camp it is rare that a day goes by without me drinking some form of tea, whether it is hot or iced, fruity or more plain, at home or on the…

thrifting tips and a summer haul

As I have talked about previously, I love going thrift shopping. If I was to guess I would assume that about 60% of my current wardrobe has been bought from thrift stores and that percentage is steadily growing as my wardrobe evolves and changes to fit my current lifestyle. Last week I went thrifting again…

how I learned to love cooking

Growing up I never cooked. Time and time again my mom would try to get me in the kitchen to make dinner for the family and while I did when I had to, I never volunteered or really enjoyed doing it (sorry mom!). When I moved out and got married however I suddenly became the…

how to prep for crazy weeks

My alarm goes off from Monday to Friday at 5am. Now I don’t know about you, but I am not very functional at that time of day and yet I still have to look functional and be fed by the time I walk out the door. Then I don’t get back in the door until…

what i learned in library school

Today is my graduation. Unfortunately I am not able to be there across the country for the ceremony, but whether I am there or not, I have my MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Science). Most people are very surprised when they hear that you have to have a Masters to become a librarian, but…

my summer bucket list

In two weeks summer will be upon us and I must admit I am super excited. I love warm weather, being outside, and the long days that come with summer. I am excited to be back in BC this summer and to be around so much beauty, so many friends, and so many exciting activities…

my favourite dessert recipes

Now I don’t mean to brag, but I can make a mean dessert. There is just something so comforting about getting into the kitchen, bringing out my baking supplies and creating something magical. I love when people get excited to try my baking and making people smile when they take a bite. Baking is one…

things that make me happy – spring 2018

I have found myself very inspired and happy these past few weeks which has been so refreshing and I figured I would share some of these things that are making me happy. This is partly inspired by my friend Olivia over at The Cwtch and her series that is about all the things that make…