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The “social” algorithm

The “social” algorithm

  I was always an unapologetically introverted cynic. Until I seriously, reliably, faithfully started to post on social media.   When I left university, my first thought wasn’t “I wonder how I’m going to make friends.” Most of us don’t realize until years later that […]

My ethical camping wardrobe

My ethical camping wardrobe

Layers. Layers. Layers. That’s always been the number 1 rule to camping, and it’s still true. Since making the decision to shop exclusively ethically, I wondered how it would impact summer camping. Would I not want to bring my ethical pieces, for fear they’d get […]

That time we spontaneously bought 2 vintage VWs

That time we spontaneously bought 2 vintage VWs

A lot of you may not know the story of how my family ended up with two vintage Volkswagens. It all started with my dad, whose first car was a red 1971 Super Beetle.     Years later when he and my mom got married, […]

Review: Made Inland Pop-Up!

Review: Made Inland Pop-Up!

When a coworker told me about a 2-day pop-up of Canadian brands just a short streetcar ride from work, the obvious decision I made was DROP EVERYTHING AND GO. Made Inland holds this pop-up of 70 Canadian designers & brands twice a year, as a […]

Review: Hamilton Vintage Marketplace!

Review: Hamilton Vintage Marketplace!

Hamilton is a treasure trove of vintage pieces. There’s plenty of antique and vintage stores year-round (which I admit I go to VERY often), but my friend won free tickets to the Hamilton Vintage Marketplace this weekend so naturally I jumped at the chance to […]

Transformation: old jeans = new skirt

Transformation: old jeans = new skirt

I recently decided to tackle the big pile of clothes to ‘mend/alter’ sitting on top of my sewing machine. It had become a little bit of a guilty pile and I wasn’t sure if anything would still be relevant. Gladly, I saw potential in an […]

A beachside driftwood afternoon

A beachside driftwood afternoon

Moving into a new city in the winter wasn’t as horrible as I thought it would be. But still, there’s a mega-itch in my system to get out and explore! Especially since the lake is so nearby, and hiking trails and parks – the city […]

Love the place you’re in.

Love the place you’re in.

When I started looking for my house, my main focus was trying to find something within my budget. And of course, that’s what most of us are looking for (since it’s so rare for us to be able to buy homes today). But even when […]

Apple sauce is for grown-ups, too.

Apple sauce is for grown-ups, too.

I always hated it as a kid. That grocery-store bought stuff that tasted fake, and barely resembled real apples? No thank you! I never thought as an adult, it’d become an almost daily staple, but my cousin in Pennsylvania makes the BEST apple sauce and […]

Thanks to the Citizenry, I now know the name of my fave design style.

Thanks to the Citizenry, I now know the name of my fave design style.

For ages, I’ve been obsessed with everything clean and light and soft and warm. Whites and mixed neutrals, natural elements offsetting sophisticated silhouettes.     If I could have bought all new furniture for my house (and maybe had a guest house to decorate, too), […]