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Dana

DIY Fashion & Jewellery

ME-MADE-MAY HALFWAY POINT

May 13, 2016
Darling Ranges Dress

ME-MADE-MAY HALFWAY POINT I originally only had plans to write one recap post at the end of the month, but since we are two weeks into the challenge already, I wanted to write about where I’m at and what I’m noticing. For the past two weeks, I’ve been able to wear at least one handmade garment, knit or sewn, each day. I’ve also been sewing like crazy! Essentially every free moment I’ve had, you’d find me at Needlework or at…

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DIY Fashion & Jewellery

ME-MADE-MAY 2016

May 4, 2016
Me-Made-May-2016

Me-Made-May 2016 For the first time, I feel like I have a good base to participate in Me-Made-May, especially since I currently seem to be on a sewing spree! I’ve been so inspired by all the incredibly talented women I’ve met over the last two years, and have slowly increased my handmade wardrobe. Since I wrote my  Spring Sewing Plans post, the list of patterns on my to-make list has definitely changed. After taking the darling ranges dress class at…

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DIY Fashion & Jewellery

SPRING KNITTING PLANS

April 22, 2016
Knitting

Spring Knitting Plans Following up from my Winter Knitting Plans, the past few months have been very productive, with the exception of the last two weeks. An injury earlier in the month, and now sewing projects, have cut into my knitting time (and blogging time), but now that I’m feeling better, my knitting desire has come back full force! Here is a recap of what I accomplished from my winter plans, what I’m working on now, and what I’ll be…

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Hamilton Living Travel Wellbeing & Happiness

NEW SUNDAY RITUALS

March 31, 2016
Sunday Rituals

Sunday Rituals & Quality Time. For the last few Sundays, Ryan and I have sort of begun a new Sunday ritual. After or before any events or daily activities we have scheduled that day, we venture outside for a walk and explore Hamilton. These Sunday walks are the perfect opportunity to talk and catch up on everything during the past week or what is planned for the week ahead, as we only have Sundays off together. It has become something…

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DIY Fashion & Jewellery

SPRING SEWING PLANS

March 18, 2016
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Spring Sewing Plans for 2016. With the warmer weather, my knitting plans typically do not change much, but recently I’ve really had the urge to start sewing more. I’ve slowly been adding handmade items to my wardrobe, and simplifying my closet at the same time. My focus was on knitted items – oversized sweaters are my jam, specifically navy blue and lots of stripes   When I began sewing clothes two years ago for myself, it started with a few…

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Food & Drink Holidays Living

ST. PATRICK’S DAY RECIPES

March 11, 2016
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10 Sweet & Savoury Recipes To Try For St. Patrick’s Day! We’re almost halfway through March, which means longer and hopefully, warmer days ahead of us (so far so good!). It also means the Irish holiday is fast approaching! Whether you are going out to a local pub to enjoy some green beer, partying it up at a friend’s, or staying in at home, I’ve put together a list of 10 sweet and savoury recipes for food and drinks to…

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Living Travel Wellbeing & Happiness

SELF CARE AFTER TRAVELLING

March 2, 2016

Tips For Self Care After Travel Or A Busy Schedule. January and February were non-stop for me between our trip to Orlando, a weekend in Ann Arbor, a quick cottage getaway, a few local events, and finally, catching up on work. I’ve been feeling a little run down and tired, both physically and mentally. Do you have difficulty getting back into your routine after you’ve been travelling or your schedule has been go, go, go? Here are four things I’ve…

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Living Travel

A WEEKEND IN ANN ARBOR – PART II

February 24, 2016
Michigan Stadium Gates

A Quick Weekend Trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan – Part II. Last week I shared Part I of our weekend trip in Ann Arbor, and today I’m sharing about our Sunday together. After checking out of the hotel, we headed to RoosRoast again. I had been telling Ryan about the cafe and my experience the previous day, and wanted to go back for another tasty honey vanilla latte. We weren’t sure where to go for breakfast, and asked the baristas…

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Living Travel

A WEEKEND IN ANN ARBOR – PART I

February 17, 2016
The Dearborn Inn Lobby

A WEEKEND IN ANN ARBOR – PART I At the beginning of the month, I had the opportunity to tag along with Ryan for a weekend trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan. Neither of us had ever been and I’d heard many great things about the college town, so when I found out about the trip, I jumped on the opportunity to go explore a new place! The great thing about Michigan is it’s close proximity to Ontario. The drive to…

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