House & Home

New City, New Adventure: Pros and Cons of Life in Calgary So Far

We are coming up fast on the one month anniversary of our big move to Calgary. Time is really flying, guys, it’s freaking me out. Last week, we took you for a little spin around our apartment, and this week, I’d like to share some of the good, the bad, and the ugly about this […]

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How I Manage My Depression

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I thought now was a good time to share a post about how I manage my depression, as autumn is a notoriously difficult time. (There’s a reason why Suicide Prevention Week is in September.) The days get shorter, the sun appears less even during the day, the weather changes, and, no matter how shitty you […]

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Taking the Leap: Cliff Jumping

I am a very anxious person. Lucky for me, it tends to tag along with my depression. As a result, I spend a lot of time fretting over scenarios that will never come to pass. Fortunately, my anxiety isn’t such that it holds me back much, but there are times when I really feel the […]

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Our New Apartment: Progress and Plans

Well. It has been almost three weeks since we moved to Calgary. THREE WEEKS. Where has the time gone?! Wherever it is,  I’d like some of it back, please. Anyway, we thought now would be a good time to introduce you guys to our new apartment, show you the progress (ahah, what progress?!) and share our plans […]

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The DIY Double Desk


Here’s how we made this beautiful desk for $170 CAD. click for enlarged view  Before our big move from Edmonton to Calgary we decided to sell a bunch of our furniture. As appealing as moving a desk, dinning table, sofa, etc. sounded*, we opted for a fresh start. *Sarcasm. Lots and lots of sarcasm. We […]

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101 in 1001 – 6 Month Update

As of September 1, I have been working on my 101 in 1001 goals list (inspired by Sarah at The Chronicles of S) for a whole 6 months! In looking back, I have accomplished a lot, and I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of the progress that I have […]

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A Sampling of Great Edmonton Eateries

Bryan and I like going out to eat (who doesn’t, right?). We had gotten into this bad habit of always going to the same places, though. While I have begun to come to grips with the fact that I will always be a little bit in love with the familiar, I wanted to branch out […]

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Creating The Life That You Want

My biggest problem is this: I often feel like I am living someone else’s life. Like, I sit up and think, “This can’t be my life.” Or, “When does the real thing actually start?” The problem with that, obviously, is that real life is now. It has started. It is here. And it is mine. So […]

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A Year Without Junk Food

Summer is a paradoxical time: on the one hand, there is all the “bikini body” bullshit, and on the other, there is a lot of opportunity for drinking a lot of beer and eating a lot of not-so-great-for-you food such as ice cream. I have always had a problem with moderation. I don’t know if […]

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DIY Whiteboard Photo Frame


Having a large open space to write out your thoughts, tasks, reminder, inspirational quotes, and more can very helpful. Having those notes in a place where you can see it often.. more helpful. I like whiteboards, chalkboards, corkboards… pretty much any kind of board. They each have their downsides though. Chalkboards can be dusty. Corkboards […]

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