I woke up this morning and had a bit of an epiphany about my career as a blogger. Over the years, especially as a small business owner, I’ve had to often follow my instincts or guess when it comes to major decisions.
With little to no guidance, and being that I’m an emotional person, in doing so this process led me to make some mistakes. From reactionary tweets (we’ve all been there), to knee jerk reactions to feel as though I’d been wronged, I think we all understand that it is when we make mistakes that we learn the most about ourselves.
But amid the current reality we all live, maybe it’s time to accept that the past is behind us, and it’s time to move forward with a new sense of compassion and understanding. That’s how I’m trying to see the world and be with myself, my family, and the blog.
Continue reading “A New Way Of Seeing Things”
It’s mid August and for a lot of parents and students, it’s time to start talking about back to school shopping for things like a photo print on school bag. While I am very baby centric right now – with hopes of my future children becoming more and more real with every bit of money I can scrounge into savings – it always makes me smile. I vividly remember every year going with my mom to shop for the things that I needed to get the school year started. When I started my post secondary education in Ottawa (let’s not talk about when that was because it makes me feel old) it was about equipping myself with the tools I needed to be the best student I could be. Best Buy Canada had recently opened a new location in the city core, and it was so exciting to me to know that the items they had on the shelves got me excited. So inspired by this nostalgia, I decided to share some of my favourite Back to School items from Best Buy Canada that I hope might inspire you in the same way. And yes, many of them are on my personal wish list, even if I’m not going back to school this fall! Continue reading “Wishing I Was A Student Again”
I am so happy that Catherine recently traveled to Portugal for us. Having been on her bucket list for years, we were lucky enough to be invited by the tourism boards of The Azores & Madeira to visit for ten days. Luckily for us, we also received a Huawei P20 from Huawei Mobile Canada in advance of her trip. The challenge for Catherine was to take photos of her trip only using the leica camera on the device and not edit them in any way. Are you ready to have your mind blown? This phone will change the way you think about mobile devices in Canada.
Continue reading “Ten Photos You Won’t Believe are #NoFilter”
As I sit down at the office, thinking about travel and upcoming trips we have been planning for weeks, I can’t help but remember taking Julio to Paris for our anniversary last December. Though it was a personal trip meant just for us, it should come as no surprise that we shared the majority of our experience in the city of light with you all. Being that Julio had never been to Europe, I loved watching his reaction to seeing some of the most iconic sights in the world for the first time. Just like with any trip, there is so much to consider. It was a little stressful, but once we got the basics sorted like our passports, packing the suitcases and located gatwick hotel and parking deals (as we were driving down to the airport), it became a lot more manageable. This was an amazing trip and can’t wait to do it again one day.
So I thought I would share the five spots in Paris you simply have to share on your Instagram. Continue reading “From Paris With Love”