Sunshine Blogger Award, courtesy of Homeplaceweb!

The Homeplaceweb has very graciously nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! What an absolutely lovely surprise, especially from a fellow Canadian blogger. If you are interested in some beautiful artwork and photography, baking, fashion, history, and pretty much anything fascinating, you should certainly head there and follow her!! I always appreciate being nominated for an award, because it means that someone thinks well of you and I think that we can all appreciate that 🙂 To get the nitty gritty out of the way:


• Thank blogger(s) who nominated you for the blog post and link back to their blog.
• Answer the questions the blogger asked you.
• Nominate other new blogs to receive the award and compose new questions for them to answer.
• List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

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When It’s a Long Weekend…

Adulthood: when it’s a long weekend but you have a bunch of things to do. Somehow the universe knows how to give us more to do on the weekend when there is an extra day of it… Thankfully the Canadian government decided to give us a day off in the middle of February, and after about 6 weeks of frigid temperatures, I will take the excuse of an extra day of not leaving the house.

When It's a Long Weekend....

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A Winter Wardrobe: Stylish AND Warm?, Style File Friday

Although I actually do love winter, it’s incredibly frustrating right now for me to follow most style bloggers- it is not almost spring here, and to go outside without a parka, winter boots, and scarf/ mitts/ hat is literally asking for frostbite (and maybe something worse). It is difficult to be inspired and excited about your wardrobe when it is literally -35°C outside with the windchill, and everyone else is frolicking in the sun! (But please keep sharing, because it gives us hope…) Today’s post is for those of us living in the frozen tundra who attempt to be stylish but realistically have to keep all of our limbs warm- how to stay stylish in the winter! (Also, hopefully it is a look into what us snow-folks experience…)

Winter Wardrobe_ Stylish AND Warm_

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A Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Dog Breed for You

At the end of the month, I will be picking up my very own little westie to bring home- while I promise that I will not overload you with dog posts, I’m hoping to be able to share the things that I find useful along the way of dog ownership! This post is all about choosing the right breed for you, and what kinds of things to consider when you are looking into getting a dog.

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A Book and a Beverage: February 2018

I’ve decided to start a new series celebrating two of my favourite things: reading and tea. Once a month I am going to share one of my favourite books at the time, and one of my favourite beverages! No matter what is going on in my life, I can almost always sit down and enjoy a cup of tea, and I can read or listen to a book to escape for a few hours. I’ll try to vary it month to month (with both books and beverages), and if you are interested in guest-posting for A Book and A Beverage, please use the Contact Page or send me an email at! Now, for the book and beverage….

A Book and A Beverage_ February 2018

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What is Your Shopping Strategy? Style File Friday

Shopping- quite literally a mixed bag for most of us. Some of us love shopping, some of us loathe shopping, some of us avoid it like the plague, and some of us embrace it like breathing. Emotions, finances, stress, time, and countless other factors can affect our shopping experience, but taking a methodical and organised approach to shopping can help improve the experience, lead to a more cohesive wardrobe, and possibly even save you money (and time)!

What is Your Shopping Strategy_

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A Guide to Preparing for Your Week

I’m the first person to admit that there are a lot of areas that I can improve in. However, if I can do nothing else well, it’s planning and preparing- I strike a good balance between planning and actually doing. (Many people who plan will spend the majority of their time planning, leaving no time for doing.) It has taken me a few years to nail down my preparations for the week, but now that I’ve honed it, I’ve eliminated a lot of unnecessary stress and work. These are four easy ways to start your week off on the right foot!

Preparing for the Week

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Common Courtesy… Or No?

I understand that I am somewhat traditional in my etiquette; I believe that thank you notes, hostess gifts, and dress codes are useful and practical things that should be far more common than they are today. However, I think that the world is quickly falling past these standards and ignoring even common courtesy for other human beings. Will the madness ever end??

Common Courtesy...Or No_

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Snapshot Saturday, 20 May 2017

Snapshot Saturday, a peak into what’s happening in my life! I like to share the little things because that is what makes us who we are and what makes the world go around. I’ve been getting sick all week but there has been a positive…

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