• Dos Locos: The Perfect Summer Drink!

    Dos Locos: The Perfect Summer Drink!

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for fancy wine or champagne sometimes. But during the summer months, there are so many perfect – and practical – opportunities for sipping pre-mixed cans: patio hangouts, barbecues, beach dates, park picnics, camping, or floating on the lake, to name a few! (Please drink…

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    Post-lockdown skincare at 8 West

    Post-lockdown skincare at 8 West

    My skin had started to feel like it really needed some TLC. I think it was a combination of my age (31 years), along with all the mask-wearing, the extra stress we’ve felt this past year and a half, and our lifestyle naturally being more indoors and sedentary. I wasn’t…

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    How I proposed to my bridesmaids

    How I proposed to my bridesmaids

    A few weeks ago I asked my six closest friends to be my bridesmaids, and it was such a special moment for me! I had sent each of them a bridesmaid proposal box, and I detail everything I put in their boxes in this blog post. (I fell in love…

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    What I put in my bridesmaid boxes

    What I put in my bridesmaid boxes

    Featuring necklaces from Michael Hill I was sooo excited to propose to my girls! My girl friends mean so much to me, so I wanted to make them feel really special, and to welcome them into my bridal party in the most beautiful way. I started to gather things for…

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    How to care for bleached hair

    How to care for bleached hair

    …And how I nursed my blonde hair back to health, after half of it was melted off by bleach! 😱 I haven’t always had bleached hair – my natural hair colour is auburn (reddish-brown) but I’ve been blonde for about seven years now. When I was young I had ringlets,…

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    Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Lasagne Boats

    Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Lasagne Boats

    Here’s a fun dinner recipe for you: spaghetti squash lasagne boats! We make ours vegetarian or vegan, but you can switch the veggie mince to turkey or beef mince if that’s what you prefer. My favourite veggie mince is CauliCrumble Veggie Grounds – it’s sooo tasty! This recipe is for…

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    Our Engagement Story

    Our Engagement Story

    How Paddy proposed: Involving a 28km hike, the most beautiful views we’d ever seen, a possible cougar, and the potential for my fiancé to slip off a cliff edge as he got down on one knee!  Wow, it’s only recently sunk in: Paddy and I are engaged!! Our proposal story…

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    Weekend Exploring the Naramata Bench

    Weekend Exploring the Naramata Bench

    Your travel guide to spending a couple of days in the Naramata region of the Okanagan Valley – aka “wine country” – and surrounding areas. One of the positives to come out of this crazy year, has been the opportunity to travel around more of our local province of British…

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    Personal Trainer Qualification with Infofit

    Personal Trainer Qualification with Infofit

    Here’s why I’m taking my Personal Trainer certification, and why I chose Infofit! I’ve always loved the fitness industry. I worked on the front desk at two of my universities’ gyms, first in Calgary, Canada, and then in Nottingham, UK, while I studied. I had so much fun in those…

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    7 lessons I learnt from my previous relationship

    7 lessons I learnt from my previous relationship

    …and how they helped me to build a happy new relationship. Oooooh, it’s a long and very open one! I recently shared an Instagram post about my mental wellbeing during lockdown, and how I had been reflecting on my previous relationship. I received so many messages that I thought it…

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