Living Sustainably, Part IV: The Inbetween

Hello, hello, and welcome back to the fourth and final piece in my series on sustainability! Throughout the writing of this series, I realised that there are a few different thoughts and suggestions of mine that didn’t fit into one particular theme or another, so I’ve decided to combine them into this post. These are all quite small and easy things that you can do, with very little expense and change to your existing life- if you are looking to start with small changes, this is the place!

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2 Ingredient Ice Cream, Make It Monday

Me being an ice cream addict and someone who spends far too much time in the kitchen finally gave into the ice cream recipe that is sweeping across Facebook, Pinterest, and every other form of social media out there. I’m always hesitant about miracle recipes that promise the world (and the food) in the easiest of ways but I figured that at the very most, I’m out $8 and a few hours. So, with the allure of ice cream I set off…

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3 Ways to Reduce Your To-Read List

Bookaholic, voracious reader, obsessed with books. All of these terms get tossed around when books and me come up in the same conversation. I will admit, I can’t say no to a good book. Or even a substandard book that I am willing to give a chance. What this means is that my to-read list on Goodreads is at a cool 1187 books, not to mention the few hundred ebooks and physical books that I have waiting for my attention as well. It starts to feel a little bit daunting when I think about just how many books are waiting, so I’m using this three steps to de-clutter my list!

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Group Travel Pinterest Board Opportunity

Hello everyone!

Happy Saturday- this is a short but happy post! I’ve started a group Pinterest board for travel, and I’m happy to add anyone to it. You may pin up to three pins a day, and share as many pins from others as you like! Any travel related pins can be shared here- travel guides, to-do lists, tips, questions, memories, stories, whatever you would like.

You can find the blog here at Travel- Global (Group Board), and you can join the board by emailing me at anhistorianabouttown@gmail.com with the subject line “Group Travel Board” OR leave your email address in the comments down below!

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone there!

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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Planning Your Autumn Wardrobe, Style File Friday

Autumn seems a long way off in the middle of July but the retail landscape is anywhere from one to three months ahead of the rest of us! I love the colder weather of autumn and winter, and the clothing that accompanies it. However, to make the most of my wardrobe and the season, I start planning one to two months ahead what I plan on generally wearing for the season- it gives me the time I need to find or purchase anything I need, and time to clear out what I won’t be wearing! This post will help you highlight how to identify what you have for your autumn wardrobe, what you need, and what you can get rid of!

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200 Years of the Hudson’s Bay Company, Lower Fort Garry

This Travel Thursday is a local one for me- Lower Fort Garry is a surviving fort of the fur trade and was established in 1830 on the banks of the Red River. Although it is not so old as many sites in Europe, it is still a fascinating look into the past, and one that applies to many of us even now. The fur traders, lands, and animals supplied Europeans with countless furs, animal skins, and resources, with the Hudson’s Bay Company being the dominating company. Manitoba is in the centre of Canada, and allowed the fur traders to move along various routes! We spent the morning there on a beautiful day, and it was wonderful to spend a few hours in our own history…

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Living Sustainably, Pt III: Your Wardrobe

Welcome to the third part of my sustainability series! While Part I was all about food, and Part II was all about the home, this is going to focus on how to tackle your wardrobe and make changes for a more green closet! (For anyone following along, I will be doing a fourth part next week.) We all have thoughtful and specific-to-us wardrobes that suit our tastes and needs, but that doesn’t mean that it suits the environment. Building a sustainable wardrobe is certainly a long term but worthwhile process that can be done by anyone! Today I’m sharing the four things you can focus on when looking at your wardrobe with green glasses…

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Guest Post Opportunity!

Hello, everyone!

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I am opening up to guest posts on the blog once a week, on Tuesdays! Please email me at anhistorianabouttown@gmail.com if you are interested in contributing a guest post- topics may include but are not limited to reading, baking/cooking, style, travel, and career. Posts should be roughly between 700-1000 words, and should include a minimum of two images. I personally love discovering new blogs, and would love to showcase more to my readers!

Any questions and proposals may be left in the comments or emailed to me!

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

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2 Easy Ways to Learn as an Adult

Learning as an adult- while sometimes we do just want to crash and relax and not have to think about things, it’s also nice to challenge ourselves and educate ourselves on a new topic or skill. It can be daunting to think about going back to learning as an adult but these are my favourite east and free ways to learn whatever I want now that I’m a fully fledged ah-dult. Taking a course from a university or college can be expensive, time consuming, and overwhelming if it’s been awhile since you’ve been. Take the plunge and get back into learning with me…

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4 Reasons to Watch and Read Outlander

Outlander, the books that have been in the world for twenty plus years and the tv show that was twenty years in the making! Often called “Game of Thrones for women”, I firmly believe that Outlander is for everyone. I totally realise that as a historian who mainly studies the history of Ireland and the British Isles that I might be a tad biased, but maybe that also means that I can recommend it even more. The third season of the television show premiers September 10, and this is the perfect time to get caught up in books and on screen before it starts up again!

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