Top 5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Back to School

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While it has been a long summer, it will soon come to a close and school will be in full swing.  While it is more than likely that the kids are not excited about back to school, there are things you can do to prepare your child for back to school. … [Read more...]

5 Key Ways to Get your Ideas off the Ground

5 Key Ways to get your Ideas off the Ground

You've got the ideas. Now make 'em happen. If you're like me, you have no shortage of ideas floating around in your head. How many of those ideas do you actually end up acting on/making happen? Maybe it's shiny object syndrome, or. . ."squirrel!" Whatever it is, it's time now to start moving forward on some of your ideas. Here are five key ways to get your ideas off the ground: 1. Write down all your ideas To clear up some mental space, write down all your ideas on one big list. If you have … [Read more...]

Top 5 IKEA Home Office Essentials

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Budget-friendly, pretty, and practical. These are three things I am looking for when I put together a home office. If something is gorgeous, but impractical and expensive—it's not going in my home office! And, you get the idea with the others, too. It's essential to have all three, and I can't think of a better place to shop than IKEA to fulfill all my home office needs.  … [Read more...]

Decluttering Challenge: Using the KonMari Method of Tidying

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When people start describing my one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver as "cozy," I start thinking about apartment-hunting days where "cozy" has often been used to describe a place that is on the small side. Maybe even a place that is somewhat cramped. I have a generously sized main room, where I work from home, with my desk facing a large expanse of windows, work at my dining table (which is not in the little designated dining area), lounge on my sofa, and prepare meals/style Instagram and blog … [Read more...]

Get your Car Organized for Summer Adventures

Get your car organized for summer adventures

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias The mention of the word summer conjures up all kinds of wonderful associations—beaches, fields to run through, yummy food, road trips, and time spent with friends and family. Summer is a time of spontaneity for me. I like to keep my schedule light so that I can throw a few things in the trunk and be off on a summer adventure on short notice. I like to think that I'm a … [Read more...]

A Journal for Book Lovers

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I'm a list-loving, book-reading, day-dreaming kind of a woman. The Well-Read Women: a Reader's Journal is pretty much the perfect gift, in my eyes. Seriously, if someone had given me this book, I would think to myself: "wow, they really know me!" My favourite journals are the kind that have prompts and space to create lists. This book has many sections just like that. The majority of the journal has full pages dedicated to single books: where you put in the book title, your rating, your … [Read more...]

Thank You for 5+ Years of Blogging!

Bigger, Better Blogging Week

I really couldn't have gotten this far without your support and interest! I am so happy you're all here and joining me on this adventure. Along with the giveaway I'm sponsoring, I am giving back by putting together a series all about blogging! Whether you're a blogger, want to be one, or blog for your business website, this series is for you! … [Read more...]

Plumb Artist-Designed Notebooks

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You put your most creative thoughts and drawings in to your journals and sketchbooks. Why would you want to use ordinary bound books to capture your creativity? Plum is a new line of notebooks designed and illustrated by contemporary artists. There are a wide variety of sizes and styles to suit all your needs. One of the things I most like about Plum notebooks is that, since they're designed by people who actually use them for their creative needs, they're well-thought out and practical. These … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea: Custom Books

(sponsored post) I love to share pictures with my friends and family online - but love to share them in a keepsake photo book much more. I've put together a few photo books from my travels and family visits for my parents over the years. If you're nervous about figuring out how to create your own photo book, don't be! … [Read more...]

Redbubble Helps you go Back to School in Style

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Who wants to have the same t-shirt, tote bag or phone case as everyone else—when school is all about showing off your individuality. That's what school is for, right? Developing your own style?! While I'm not going back to school in a traditional sense, I do consider myself a lifelong learner. As such, I spend a fair amount of time with my laptop at libraries (actually, I'm at my local library right now). I like to carry my library books home in a comfortable tote bag that holds a decent … [Read more...]