A Case for Voting Your Conscience

A Case for Voting Your Conscience

I'm not one to post political posts, let alone about American politics, but the story of Ted Cruz' unwillingness to endorse Donald Trump has me rattled. For those of you who may not know the story, Google it. It's hard to find an article that reads impartial, but this one from CNN lays out the facts well.

I'm not an American, Republican, or political expert. But I strongly oppose the flagrant abuse Cruz is taking for his decision to stand up for himself and his family. His actions went against expectations, yes, but why is that a bad thing? He could have taken the easy route and endorsed Trump, knowing full well that he was lying to the American people and not speaking his truth. Instead, he chose to do the right thing, by his own standards, and stand up for himself

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Testing, testing

Well hello there, blogosphere!

For those who have followed my blog (err... blogs) in the past, yes, I have migrated yet again to a new domain and name.

Not only has my "residence" on the WWW changed, but I have moved from Wordpress to Squarespace. Beautiful templates, greater control over formatting (at least for me!), and awesome customer support - all sounds great, right? Well, factor in one huge omission on my part and the transition has meant that I believe I have lost my email list.

No, it wasn't a large, Brendan Burchard-type mega-list, but it was mighty; a collection of awesome readers who were engaged in my blog and wanted to be part of the discussion.

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Gratitude in Times of Loss

Gratitude in Times of Loss

Over the past few months, my grandfather got sick. His health began to fail severely and he entered palliative care. The family arranged for him to have more dedicated care at the retirement home, with his comfort the priority. Family came in to visit and we all spent as much time with him as we could. The day after his 93rd birthday, he passed away.

Loss is never easy, even with the comfort of knowing the deceased lived a long and happy life. The puzzling thing for me was that the most prominent emotion I felt was one of gratitude. Not gratitude, of course, for his loss, but for all the blessings the situation shone a light on. Blessings that were always there, but never as obvious to me as they became.

At the burial, I saw one of our longest family friends who had driven in from Kingston for the funeral. I gave him a hug and completely broke down. Seeing him there was so incredibly touching, and even thinking of it now makes me tear up. Afterwards, I spoke to my Mom and said how odd it was that seeing him is what made me so emotional, versus the news itself of my grandfather’s passing or consoling my family. Her words summed it up perfectly: β€œIt makes you realize how much love there is in the world.” The fact that people traveled to Toronto, took time off work, and made it a priority to be there for us meant more to me than words can express.

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FROGBOX Review + Promo Code

FROGBOX Review + Promo Code

As some of you may know, I've recently moved in with my boyfriend. After several weeks of viewing new condos, we settled on me moving into his place to cut back on cost and also ease some of the hassle of moving. Now, my place was a one bedroom + den, as is his, so as I'm sure you can imagine, it's no small feat combining two peoples' things into one condo. While I stored most of my furniture, I still had a ton of stuff to move: clothes, accessories, books, kitchenware, toiletries, decor... the list goes on!

When it came time to start packing things up, I chose to investigate renting reusable bins. I had heard of a few Canadian companies that rent heavy duty moving bins which they drop off and pick up, hassle-free. This not only cuts down on the inconvenience of sourcing boxes, picking them up, and getting rid of them, but is also much more environmentally friendly and efficient as the boxes are easier to move and pack than traditional cardboard.

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March 2016 Favourites

March 2016 Favourites

Hi everyone! Long time no "speak" :) I'm back with a March Favourites video that I hope you enjoy. As I mention in the video, I'm not sure how frequently I'll be filming given my Etsy shop is still keeping me busy, but please let me know what videos you'd like to see next and I'll see what I can do.

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