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Fall Feelings

We made it, here we are. Fall has arrived, crept right into our lap and cuddled up like an old cat trying to settle in and get comfy. Or something like that. I never used to be a big fan of Fall. It’s not that I didn’t like Fall, I just didn’t care either way. I guess I never really paid attention to the subtleties of routines. I spent a lot of time just doing and going and moving. The past few years I have been more aware and awake. Awake to my surroundings…

Mini Camping Trip – Gros Mourne, Newfoundland

This year we decided to take a mini-vacation right here at home. Three nights in Gros Mourne National Park. I guess Gros Mourne isn’t exactly in our backyard as it is an 8-hour drive from St. John’s, but it is still Newfoundland and it is beautiful. Gros Mourne is a World heritage site and an amazing place to visit for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, adventurers and explorers. It really is magical. A member of the Long Range Mountains, an outlying range of the Appalachian Mountains, stretching the length of the Newfoundland’s West coast…

Summer 2017 Bucket List – Update

Happy August all! Last month I posted a list of my summer bucket list and I thought I would update you all on how my summer has been going so far. The weather has been so beautiful this year, which means there have been lots of things to do and enjoy. I can’t wait to see what else the summer has in store for me. Go swimming outdoors Work out 3 times a week Catch up on my reading goals Stick with my publishing schedule Take some holidays Go canoeing Have a campfire on a beach Go whale…

All Natural Deodorant Review- Routine

Using products that are natural and cruelty-free has become increasingly important to me. Not only for my own personal health and well-being but because I kind of care about the environment. Yea that’s right, I am a tree hugger and proud of it. We as the consumers have the power to make the choice of what products we purchase, so I have decided to place a healthy level of mindfulness between myself and beauty products. There are alternatives out there if only you take the time to do a little research, the big brand beauty companies…

Summer 2017 Bucket List

Happy Summer 2017 everyone! Summer is without a doubt my favorite season of the year. Newfoundland is absolutely beautiful in the summer and the sunshine and longer days do wonders for my soul. This summer my plans are simple, I want to stay home and enjoy the little things. So to make the most of it I have created a list of goals/a bucket list for the summer to replace my normal monthly goals posts. I will update you on my progress at the beginning of August and September. I hope my little bucket list sends some…

June Goals

It is finally June! Can you believe it? I am so ready for summer to come, it was a terrible winter here in Newfoundland and a terrible spring so I am trying to be super happy and optimistic that this summer will make up for it all. Come on weather gods, I need the sunshine! Anyway moving along,  I was going to change this post up a bit but I have decided to keep it simple with a short list of goals for the coming month. Before we get into my goals for the month of June why not have…

3 Ghent Highlights you Need to Explore

An ancient hidden gem left much unnoticed in the European tourism ads. Ghent is a city that is so rich in history, art, culture and preserved medieval and modern architecture that it can be a little hard to understand why it is not as popular as places like Bruges as a place to visit. (Check out my 10 Things to do in Bruges post here.)  While in the research phase of our European trip planning it was difficult to decide where to set up a home base. We both agreed we wanted to stay in Belgium for a full week…

The Truth I Discovered About Gratefulness

  I am feeling rather grateful and optimistic today. Monday marking the beginning of a beautiful week ahead and the first day of summer! Oh, and the sun is shining! How often does that happen here in Newfoundland? Not often enough let me tell you. But it is today! I wanted to talk a little about gratitude today. The importance of being grateful in life for my health, family and friends were instilled in me from a young age. However, the real truth is… until recently I felt that gratefulness was some sort of obligation. A feeling expressed as…

35 Cheap Activities to Try this Summer

  Hello, summer! It is I, list lover extraordinaire and sunshine enthusiast. This year I am coming full force at the summer season with a list of things I wish to accomplish, new things I want to try and experiences I want to have. Join me on the adventure and try out some of the items on this list for yourself this summer season. Stay active, stay positive, and make the most of this the most glorious season of the year!   1. Save money That’s right! Save money this summer. Check out yard sales, buy second hand…