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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Looking to the future

Today we are on the heels of a new year and honestly, I feel super weird about it. Like many people, this year has had a lot of challenges and very few triumphs. After some reflection on the past and thought to the future, I've carved out some goals that I will commit myself to achieving in the new year.



One // Back to blogging
I love blogging. It's great to have a space that is completely my own and it's even better that people want to share that with me! 2016 did not leave a lot of room for the blog and it was pretty devastating.in 2017, I will return to consistent posting of quality content. 

Two // Travel
I traveled here and there this year, but I think I'm ready for a lot more! Canada is celebrating 150 years of confederation and all national parks have free admission. I hope to visit as many places as I can (Banff is #1 on my list) and document it on the blog. 

Three // Save 
I was at the bank yesterday, and a teller told me I'm the perfect age to start saving for retirement. Retirement is not really something I think about considering I've barely started my career - but after speaking briefly with an advisor I realize that it is important to start saving early! I made an appointment and can document that here as well.

Four // Workout 
I've been working out semi-consistently for the past little while and I love it! It's such a great feeling when you realize that you're becoming stronger over time. Currently, I'm using BBG with weight training, but I'm thinking I'd like to start training for a short run or something along those lines next year!

Five // Heal
Full disclosure: I've experienced a lot of emotional trauma for the past 6-7 years. It is very, very, very difficult to live with this - and in 2017 I really hope to start undoing a tangled web of pain. I am so grateful for the people who I can rely on for support, and I'm sure 2016 would have been much worse without them. I've learned one step forward is still forward - and that's the direction I'd like to move in.


I'm feeling hopeful for 2017, but I also know that I have a lot of work to put in. I hope you'll join me for the ride!

xoxo


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gift Guide: Monogrammed Gifts


The next gift guide I have this week is sure to suit the needs of your monogram obsessed friend. I personally love a good monogram. Since monogrammed gifts take a little extra time and effort, it's always better to order early. All of the monogrammed gifts featured are from Mark and Graham. The monogramming service is always free and so is gift wrapping. 


Another great thing about Mark and Graham is how quickly orders are filled. You can order up until the 13th of December and receive your monogrammed gift before Christmas! Check out my picks below!






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Monday, December 5, 2016

Gift Guide: Tech Gifts for Everyone



I'm back today with another gift guide! Tech gifts have certainly evolved and there are a lot of great options for just about everyone on your list. From selfie phone cases to Bluetooth controlled lighting, the techies in your life are sure to love this list.  I personally love getting a new piece of technology and spending the time to get it set up and working. 

This gift guide features both high and low priced items to fit your budget without sacrificing style and function.


Short list: This charging tassel / these gloves / this device charging purse!

Happy shopping! 
xoxo 

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