Winnipeg Westie Walk, 2017

The Winnipeg Westie Walk has quickly become one of my favourite events in the year! Although I don’t have my own Westie just yet and Daisy lives all the way in Seattle, I obviously still love being able to meet and hang out with Westies. There’s nothing like seeing a field full of Westies and realising that you might not have time to pet them because there are so many of them. So, here are some of my favourite shots from the 2017 Winnipeg Westie Walk!

Winnipeg Westie Walk 2017, West Highland White Terriers

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Ballet Basics: The Books

Ballet has always been a pretty big part of my life, and I am posting pretty regularly about it now. I always try to include a good amount of background in my posts, but sometimes I forgot that some things that are second nature to me may be a foreign language to you (quite literally, in some cases…)! I’ve decided to do a series on ballet basics, and where to find more information and resources if you are interested in learning more. This post I’m going to be sharing my favourite ballet books, the next will be ballet documentaries, and the final post will be online performances that you can watch! I know that ballet can feel a bit high brow and overwhelming, but I promise that it is accessible and perfect for everyone, no matter what background you come from!

Ballet, dance, history, books

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Barre After Hours, 2017

If you don’t know this about me yet, I’m a huge balletomane. I’ve studied ballet for well over two decades, I track down and read pretty much any book published on ballet, and whenever I travel I make it a point to see any company in that city. I am incredibly lucky to have the Royal Winnipeg Ballet here, and unless I’m dying I am usually at any sort of event that they put on (see Ballet in the Park)- that includes Barre After Hours! Barre is one of my favourite events of the entire year, and 2017’s was no exception….

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How to Hygge… Part II

Now that I’ve finished reading The Little Book of Hygge and have had some time to think on it, I’ve found that while it would be incredibly easy to just sink into a hygge fest and only emerge to make my way to work, but I don’t know that that would lead to the happiest Historian. For anyone who isn’t Danish and doesn’t live in a society where this is the norm, I think that throwing yourself fully into hygge as the Danes practice it could end up being isolating and draining at the end of it. I’ve come up with four specific ways to approach and do hygge myself, and make it fit me and my life! These are helpful for anyone looking to bring a little hygge into their life without loosing themselves to it…

How to Hygge...Part II

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How to Take Care of Yourself

Life is incredibly busy for me right- it is our craziest time at work, advising for sorority recruitment takes up a good chunk of my time, and sleep seems to be at a premium. Still, I’ve been trying my hardest to focus on finding the little things and keeping my sanity- it seems that when I’m overloaded and exhausted my mental and physical health take a huge dive (as I’m sure it does for many people). Today’s post is all about taking care of you and making sure you have what you need to stay sane!

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Strawberry Chocolate Bites, Make It Monday

For anyone who doesn’t know, today is National Extra Dessert Day, and I’m here to help you make that happen! For anyone who is in North America, you are probably enjoying a long weekend right now, and that means that you deserve an extra dessert more than anything. I’m trying to branch out in my recipes and be more creative in the kitchen- enter pastries! This is about as entry level as it gets, but I was feeling a little unsure about the whole thing and decided to start at the beginning…

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5 Things to Do In The Autumn

I know that seasonal bucket lists are a mainstay of lifestyle bloggers everywhere, and I try my hardest to make sure that my blog posts have something to offer, be it information, humour, or just an update. This is my last year left in Winnipeg before I leave, and I have some things that I want to do before I head off to the Pacific Northwest. So, this is my fall bucket list of everything to experience and enjoy, and hopefully share with you!

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Chick Lit Tag, 2017

I’ve decided it is time- time for a chick lit tag to inspire us fans to share our favourite books, discover new authors, and share the chick lit love that is lacking in the book world! Many will pooh-pooh at chick lit and dismiss it as pure fluff that doesn’t deserve any time or attention away from a vacation on a beach, but those of us who know the genre understand that it’s often easy-going and light-hearted nature is exactly what draws us to it. This is meant to be a fun tag to share our favourites and see who else feels the chick lit love!

Chick Lit Tag

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How to Make Friends as an Adult

Although many people prefer to be alone, most people’s lives tend to be happier and fuller with the company of good friends. Some people have a lot of friends, some have a few, but friends really are the chocolate chip in the cookie of life! A lot of us find ourselves all alone, sometimes because we have moved (or someone else has moved), sometimes people have married or broken up or had a kid (or a few), and sometimes life just leads you apart. It can be overwhelming to think about how to make new friends when it seems your life is pretty settled but I promise that there are ways to handle it!

How to Make Friends As an Adult

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Sticking to a Colour Palette, Style File Friday

Choosing a colour palette for your wardrobe is beneficial for several reasons; largely because it gives your wardrobe an element of cohesion and allows for easy mixing and matching, and because it helps make decisions on what to buy and what not to buy. It may seem overwhelming to chose a palette but most of us already have a few colours common across the pieces in our wardrobe- you can usually spot your palette after spending a little bit of time actually looking at your wardrobe! Today’s post is all about how to actually stick to your palette!

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