Living Sustainably, Pt II: The Home

Welcome to the second part of my series on sustainability! While Part I focused on the different ways you can take to sustainability with the food that you eat and use, this post is going to help you “green up” your approach to your home. All of these suggestions should be application to any home, be it house, hut, apartment, or houseboat (if you’re really fancy, and brave quite frankly), and they will all save you money! Fast and easy, it’s the perfect way to go green…

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Kitchen Time Savers- Make It Monday

We all have busy lives and take more shortcuts than we would like, particularly in the kitchen. Of course it’s easier to simply stop at the grocery store on the way home or run to Starbucks instead of making things yourself, but with a bit of practice and creativity, you can save yourself time and work when you really need to! These are time savers that have actually worked for me and I use- sometimes Pinterest hacks aren’t quite as easy or successful as they would make it seem… These four suggestions are easy and fast, and don’t require any speciality equipment or skills!

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Podcasts for Your Brain

I finally stopped and thought about it the other day, I’ve now been listening to podcasts on a near daily basis for eight years. While they come and go in terms of what I’m feeling like listening to at that time, I’ve been stuck in ever since. My last few podcast recommendations have skewed towards comedy and/or snarky recaps, but these are more if you want to learn or immerse yourself. While the summer is often busy with activities, I find that they tend to be a little lighter on the brain power leaving you a little bit to spare!

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Snapshot Saturday, 1 July 2017

Happy Canada Day!! For anyone who doesn’t know, we became our own country on 1 July 1867, meaning that this is our 150th anniversary! There are Canada 150 signs everywhere and this is set to be the biggest Canada Day in my memory. I will be out at Gimli, MB for the day (the largest Icelandic settlement outside of Iceland for anyone curious) and will be posting my adventures throughout the day on Instagram and FB but I have been starting the celebrations a little early…

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3 Ways to Improve Your Reading Experience

If you are new to the blog or only read one area of the blog, I’m a big reader! I mean, I’m physically petite but I tear through books in no time. No matter what is happening, you can always cozy up with a good book and get lost for a few hours. Fiction, biography, mystery, history, suspense, even cooking books- grab a book and let yourself go! A new book that you’ve been waiting to read or an audiobook that has a fantastic narrator, there is a book out there for you right now. Today’s post is all about to improve your reading experience and make the most of your time to yourself!

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View from a Plane

Air travel is becoming more and more common. While it’s still not overly cheap (at least not in Canada), it allows us to take a three hour flight instead of driving fourteen hours through boring fields (eastern Alberta, I’m looking at you). As you know from yesterday’s post, I’m in a long distance relationship- flights are a fairly common occurrence in my life! This post is all about the highlights of flying…

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Top Instagram Posts, May 2017

Going through all of my Instagram posts for the month, it is interesting to see which posts are popular! Sometimes I think that it will be popular and is barely seen, other times I simply add them because I think they are fun and they catch on like wildfire. It’s nice to see that my own photography and editing skills are improving, and that I strike a good balance of photo types. These are my most popular Instagram from May, I hope you enjoy!

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Lifestyle Investments

Early adulthood is the land of difficult choices, less money than we would like, and a whole lot of confusion. Most of us flounder in some way or another, but you can set yourself up for a solid future by making some key investments. This isn’t about monetary investments- see a professional financial advisor for those- but rather investment items that worth the time and money of picking the right one. As I come to my late twenties, I’ve learned over the years where to spend and where to save, and I’m passing that knowledge on!

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Quick Question, 30 May 2017

Welcome back for another Quick Question! These are fun questions that let you get to know me and let me learn something about you, my wonderful reader. Feel free to respond in the comments here, or tweet your answer at me @anhistorianblog. Today’s question is all about birthdays!

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Snapshot Saturday, 26 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. It’s been a super busy week at work and I’m pretty exhausted, but there was one little highlight that made it all wonderful….

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