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Food & Drink Living Travel


August 31, 2016
Wine Biking Route

Visiting Local Niagara Wineries + Biking + Camping = Fun & Sustainable Getaway! This past June, Mike and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary and having a weekend to getaway (not always easy with Mike in medical school!), we wanted to get out and enjoy summer and the things we love. Summer, is a time for getting outdoors, camping and well, enjoying wine! It started with let’s go camping. Simple enough, a chance to be outdoors and most importantly cost-effective…

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Food & Drink Living


June 28, 2016

Five ways to enjoy, cook and bake with fresh, local strawberries – the first fruit of summer! Nothing kicks off summer like strawberries and nothing is as sweet either as local strawberries! I look forward to June every year knowing strawberries come into season. This comes with years of memories of strawberry picking – usually with my dad, later with Mike – and then making delicious goodies, jam among them. My favourite way of enjoying a strawberry that is ripe and sweet is…

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DIY Home & Décor


May 16, 2016
DIY Upcycled Lamp

Easy DIY – Upcycle Any Old Lamp to Suit Your Home My second project for the month of May was upcycling or breathing new life into an old lamp. Sadly, not like a magic lamp, just an old lamp. The reason I chose to make this a DIY project is because it is super easy! It takes no time at all, very little money and actually saves you money! This lamp came from my in-laws and is actually a great…

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DIY Home & Décor


May 9, 2016
Restoring Wood DIY

An Easy Fix for Antiques or Old Pieces – Restoring Wood Furniture DIY! To start off a month of DIY projects, I wanted to restore a beautiful, old, colonial wooden rocking chair I purhased on Kijiji. The chair itself was the perfect look, size and age that suited my style. It is a beautiful piece, I’m sure with some stories behind it from its previous owners, but with those lost memories, it also came with some scuffs and a bit of…

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DIY Home & Décor


May 2, 2016

Welcome to May! Such a beautiful month and time of year which makes me want to add a touch of that beauty to my home with some easy DIY improvements and makeovers. My idea of adding beauty to a home, be it a house or an apartment, does not require much money or fancy things. It just requires a little eye for design, a small bit of physical effort and some creative courage. It also requires a style that fits…

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Hamilton Living Travel


April 19, 2016
Makeology 2016

A Review of Makeology 2016 This past Saturday, April 16 at The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Makeology 2016 was a really well-attended event celebrating handmade, local goods and guess who was there? Yours truly! I made my way to Makeology with my partner in crime Dana to experience this creative craft fair. A Bit of Background on Makeology… Makeology, which started only 3 years ago was originally an online Facebook group that brought like-minded makers or makeologists together. The community of talented artists ranged from soap…

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Book Favourites Favourites


April 11, 2016

8 Books to Read this Spring for Inspiration & Motivation The cliché that spring is a time for renewal is in fact a good one. I mean look at the world around us. Snow is melting (some times coming back and melting again), the days are longer, the flowers are starting to bloom, the roads will be cleaned soon and everyone is generally in a good mood. So spring has certainly earned its reputation as a time for renewal, which…

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DIY Weddings


March 29, 2016
Wedding Planning

Things to Consider When First Planning your Wedding Aside from renewal and fresh starts, spring is also a time for the beginning of wedding season. It was this time last year that I was still in the midst of my wedding planning and DIY executions. And it was this time the year before that when I got engaged and started thinking of what I wanted for a wedding. So with this in mind, I want to share some wedding planning…

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Living Travel


March 21, 2016
Spring Events Hamilton

8 Hamilton Happenings this Spring I love spring! It is a beautiful time of year when the days are getting longer, the snow is either melting or nowhere to be seen and the flowers are blooming. For all these reasons and more, we can finally stop hibernating indoors and find the energy to actually get out of our house to see and experience things happening in our community. Another thing I love is Hamilton and the surrounding area. There is so…

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