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Five Tips to Improve Your Financial Health


I have a confession to make; I am terrible with money! Ever since moving out at 17 years old, I’ve had to budget and pay bills on my own and I’ve  dealt with a lot of financial stress. No matter how great the rest of life is going, that strain will always be at the back of your mind. Now…

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5 Ways to Streamline Your Life


Life is busy! I keep hearing how we “have to stop glorifying busy,” but it’s just a fact of life. Unless you move into a cabin in the woods and work all day to catch/grow food to eat and trade for what you need, you’ll have times where you feel overwhelmed by how busy life is. I’m always looking for…

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January Link Love


Can you believe we’re looking at February already?! This was probably the fastest January I’ve ever experienced! Fitness How often do you replace your sports bras? I have one I’ve been wearing for 14 years and the recommended replacement schedule is every 6-12 months! WHOOPS! Healthy Eating I will do anything to try and keep my skin looking healthy. Eating…

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Girls Night Out at Coulee Climbing


I love getting active for Girl’s Night Out and on Friday, we headed to Lethbridge’s new bouldering gym Coulee Climbing for a night of fun and swollen hands. I have my belay certification and have gone to the University climbing wall a couple times, but I’ve noticed a pattern of freezing up once I hit the height of the windows.…

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2018 Christmas Holidays Recap


Just like that, the holidays are over. It seems so crazy that we have this long build up and in just a couple days, it’s all over. Even though we are in the New Year and it’s time to look forward, I wanted to do a quick recap of TyTy’s first Christmas. First off- travelling solo with a baby is…

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2019 Intention- Laugh!


A few years ago I gave up on resolutions and changed to setting a New Year intention. I found it was easier to focus on one thing that would improve my life without putting too much pressure on myself. I had trouble coming up with my intention for this year. In the past it has tackled my stress and anxiety…

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2018 Intention- Did I Go With the Flow?


For a few years now, I’ve stopped setting New Year Resolutions and started setting intentions. One mantra and goal to focus on. Some of the past intentions have included; 2015- ‘Contentment and an Open Heart’ , 2016- ‘Streamline’, and 2017- ‘Stress Less.’In 2018, it was ‘Go with the Flow.’ “I’m going to try to be more receptive to things when they don’t…

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December Link Love


December saw an enormous amount of holiday focused articles and links so this month doesn’t have very many links to share. It didn’t make sense to post links about staying healthy over the holidays after the holidays were over. If you’re a fellow Sagittarius like myself, you’ll find yourself nodding along to this article describing yourself.  My favourite part was Best…

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2018 Year in Review


2018 will go down as one of the best of my life, for one obvious reason- THIS GUY!!!! But it was also a typical year full of highs and lows. Let’s have a quick look. Tynan Tyrone The best part of 2018 was the arrival of my son! This wonderful, big eared, content, little boy! He made the hard transition…

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Birthday Musings- A completely different life


It’s another birthday and I’m sitting here wondering what to write. How do I describe this last year of my life, my 33rd year? I’ve been doing a birthday post since my 30th birthday where I decided it was time to make big changes to my life. I then chronicled 31, 32, and 33. During those three years I went…

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November Link Love


I wake up an extra 10 minutes so that I can sip coffee and read blogs and online articles. I often share my faves on Twitter, but I thought maybe I should also share on my blog for those not on Twitter. Below are some of the most interesting articles I read this past month. Fitness Since having TyTy, I’ve…

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How My Most Embarrassing Moment Teaches Resilience


I lined up at the start and stared at the 100m of hurdles ahead of me. I had never jumped over a hurdle in my life. I was an awkward 9th grader who was a bit chubby and very self conscious. And yet here I was at the City-wide track meet about to run and jump over something I had…

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5 Accessories that Can Transform Your Entire Wardrobe


You may not believe me when I say this, but I do wear normal clothes. Granted, I spend most of my free time in activewear. But lately, when I teach or go out, I try to switch it up and play with style. I don’t need to spend a lot or even need to change out of my leggings to…

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A Fun Filled Evening at Lethbridge Corn Maze


Little Ryan, TyTy, and I went to the Lethbridge Corn Maze this week to celebrate my niece Reegan’s birthday. I’ve been to the Corn Maze a couple times before, once when the kids were little, and then for a girls night. I was excited to go with little TyTy for his first visit. Of course, he won’t remember a thing,…

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Fall into a New Routine


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. In just a few days it will be September 21, the official first day of fall. I don’t know where you live, but it’s been fall here since the first week of September. I’m bummed that summer is gone…

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2018 Intention Halfway Check In


It’s past the six month mark of 2018, but it’s time to check in with my 2018 intention. I don’t like setting resolutions, I like setting a mantra or intention that I can repeat to myself. My intention for 2018 was “go with the flow.” I knew it was going to be a tough year to control with having a…

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Summer Fun Weekend


Wow this weekend was such a blast! From the adventures to the misadventures, it was just what I had in mind when I was fantasizing about summer over this frigid winter. Battin’ I kicked off the weekend subbing on a softball team. Ryan stayed home with TyTy and I got in a good workout. I was pretty happy with my…

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Grandma’s Plants


I grew up living with my grandparents on their farm in the summers and grandma’s house was known for two things; clutter and plants. This woman adored flowers and her house always had plants everywhere. She even had my grandpa build her a solarium she could fill with plants. We loved watching TV in that solarium, it was comforting to…

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Did You Know Sunscreen is Hurting our Oceans?


I am a huge advocate of sunscreen! When I’m out in the sun, I reapply every couple hours without fail. When swimming I reapply as soon as I’m out of the water. But I had no idea that sunscreens are damaging to the coral reef! This landlocked lady LOVES the ocean! We travelled to Hawaii often as kids to visit…

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Convocation 2018- I’m Officially Done University!


Yesterday was a big day for me, it was when I officially received my Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge. You would think that a second degree wouldn’t feel as momentous as your first, but it absolutely does! Especially in my case when this was the degree I’ve  always wanted. If you follow me on social media, I…

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