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My Thoughts on the Gilmore Girls Revival


Okay GG fans- this contains spoilers of the recently released revival so please don't read if you haven't finished it yet and want it to be a surprise. Every since the Gilmore Girls revival was announced my old Waterton roommate Keirstyn and I made plans to watch it all in a row together. She and I first bonded as friends…

Life Lately


I've been neglecting my blog big time this semester, I even haven't had time for my weekly Friday Fitness Recaps! Below is some of the stuff that is going on with me! SCHOOL The classroom portion of this semester is over and next week I begin student teaching in a Grade 5 class! This semester was a doozy but I survived,…

Homework and Hiking- Bears Hump & Linnet Lake


I think I've figure out a way to balance life a bit! At least for the next three weeks until I start student teaching and then I'll have to adjust to a whole new schedule again. In class last week we spent some time discussing how we were feeling in the top four areas of wellness; physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.…

Boosting my Immune System with Etrexa Immunum


Happy Thanksgiving from Alberta, Canada! Did I mention it's snowing? Like a lot? Yeah.....   Actually, I'm okay with it because I love snow! I like to bundle up and enjoy the flakes. However, most of my fellow students do not bundle up and walk around campus shivering coatless, toqueless, in wet street shoes. You see, when you're young and…

Blogger Authenticity- I don’t care!


Recently, my absolute favourite blogger Jo at Living Mint Green asked her readers what they thought about  social media authenticity  after a "friend" said that Jo's photos of her kissing her boyfriend were annoying and not authentic. This very rude comment made me mad and then I read the blog comments and was even angrier! People actually said that they too…

Apollo’s Infected Foot Saga


There's something I haven't been talking about the past couple of weeks, my little border collie Apollo is once again nursing a foot injury. It started off with a simple little tear on his left pad. Earlier this summer he sliced off his right pad on our fence which was another saga of infection and antibiotics, but this time the tear was smaller than…

Freaking Out Won’t Change the Situation


As a Type A overachiever dealing with anxiety is a part of life. When life feels out of control I have to clean and organize my house, car, and yard from top to bottom merely for the sake of feeling in control of something. But in life you can't control everything and earlier this summer my brother Bruce and sister-in-law Lauren…

Canadian Olympians I’ll be Watching at Rio


I am a self proclaimed Olympic nerd! As a child I dreamed of the Olympics first in gymnastics, then in figure skating. Through high school and university I hoped to sprint but alas, I'm not that talented of an athlete though I tried really hard. As an adult now, I live through others and will be pretty glued to the…

Another Fur Baby Down- How to Treat a Torn Pad


Dog owners take note that your dogs pads are extremely sensitive and very susceptible to tearing and abrasions. We had issues with Rocky tearing his pads on hot asphalt a few years ago and over the long weekend little Apollo torn an entire toe pad right off on our chain link fence! [caption id="attachment_6232" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Oh these two...[/caption] A…

2016 Goals- Halfway Check In


We're actually more than halfway through 2016 now- how is that possible?!?  I realized  I haven't done a halfway check in of my 2016 goals so it was time to revisit that post. My goal was to streamline- to make life as simple and uncomplicated as I could. Dogs I have yet to do any focused dog training and I…

Livin’ Carefree


Doing the name change paired with the warm summer days  got me thinking about the original inspiration for Betty LIVIN. Betty was for my Jeep Wrangler that I was absolutely obsessed with and LIVIN was after the Dazed and Confused quote "Just keep livin'! L-I-V-I-N!" That quote always struck a cord with me. I fell in love with the movie when…

Heartbroken for my Hometown of Fort McMurray


Several times throughout this blog I have proudly called myself a "tar sand" baby. When people hear I'm from Fort McMurray some say "I'm sorry" to which I always reply "It was an amazing place to grow up and I miss it a lot." I cried myself to sleep last night thinking about this amazing place I grew up in…

My Sister, Seattle, and the Space Needle


I don't know what it is about April but both this year and last I travelled a lot this time around. Last year I went to Vegas, LA, Vancouver and Seattle and this year I hit Jasper and Seattle in a two week period. My baby sister Laura and her husband Nick (and their three dogs) are moving to Oslo, Norway…

Amazing Jasper Weekend & Romance for One at the Fairmont


My weekend in Jasper was so amazing but a little lonely at the same time. I went up to Jasper for two days to run the 10k in the inaugural Jasper Canadian Rockies Half Marathon. Ryan was going to accompany me and we had both been looking forward to the trip for weeks but our damn water heater sprung a…

Getting Focused with TruBrain


I have been mentally exhausted balancing school work, student teaching, two part time jobs and squeezing in workouts. By 3 p.m. there isn't enough coffee in the world to wake my brain up and over the course of this past year I've discussed struggling with maintaining my energy and focus for a full day. A nootropics company called TruBrain approached…

Saying Goodbye to My Wonderful Grandpa


When I was a girl of 10 my father was killed suddenly in a car accident. A couple days after the accident my entire extended family was gathered at my home and I saw my grandpa sitting off in the corner. My grandpa was the toughest guy I knew, a Korean War Vet and farmer, I knew that he was…