Why I’m a wallpaper convert

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I’m currently sitting in Lucky Penny — one of Halifax’s many adorable cafes. I’ve been seeing this place all over Instagram lately, and because it was dreary outside and I’m in desperate need of some inspiration I thought I’d spent a couple hours here with my laptop trying to get some work done. Not to mention the fact that I’m always up for a yummy chai latte… And let me tell you, if you’re a chai latte lover you’ll love Lucky Penny.

It didn’t take me a long time to figure out why this place has become so popular. The treats are delicious and the decor is beautiful. Why you may ask? Three words. Dark. Floral. Wallpaper.

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Out with the old, in with the new

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Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing holiday after the difficult year we just had. In my personal life, 2016 was an okay year. It definitely wasn’t one for the books, but it did make me feel grateful for all the incredible things and people that have in my life.

2016 was a year filled with upsetting celebrity deaths, political unrest, fear and anxiety. We lost a lot of people that we knew through our favourite albums and films, and wept for the lives lost in senseless hate crimes and in war zones. In Canada, we had to sit back and watch as our neighbour voted for a man who makes us terrified for the future.

In 2016 we took three steps back. But in 2017 let’s take a few steps forward. Starting with our homes! There’s a lot a changing in 2017 when it comes to interior design.

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Thrift Haul & DIY Hanging Lamp

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I don’t think I’ve ever walked into a Value Village without walking out with a couple bags full of items. Which is exactly what happened when I decided to go to the 50% off sale at Value Village back at the end of August. What I didn’t know was that the sale excluded homeware and books — which of course is what I was buying. 

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Welcome to my office (nook)

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I’m very excited to finally show you my little office nook! One of the reasons why I liked this apartment was because of the little space off of the living room. I took one look and decided that it would be the perfect spot for a small office. The nice thing about a small space is that you don’t have to spend too much money to make it beautiful. On the flip side, having a small space means everything has to be compact and extremely functional. I had fun dreaming up how to fill my little space, and it makes me quite happy to sit down and work here.

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Five Happy Things #19

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While I was planning my blog posts for this week, I sat down and thought about how wonderful it would be if one of these five happy moments would be about the election. I felt a sense of relief hoping that we might finally be able to erase the past few years of Donald Trump headlines from our mind and enter a new era with a female President. But on Wednesday, myself and the rest of the world, woke up heartbroken and scared. The shock hasn’t completely set in, and I’m still waiting for someone to scream ‘just kidding.’

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behuman

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Okay, I know that I said I would have a home update going up today, but I feel like this subject is much more important than the state of my apartment. I am SO happy to announce that I am now a behuman ambassador!

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Finding balance & moving forward

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Well, hello everyone!

It has been quite a while since I last published a post! I’ve been so caught up in a huge project for school and I haven’t had a spare minute to think about blogging. It’s been so hard to stay away, but I know that I have to make school the priority. I will do my best from now on to schedule posts so that I don’t miss too many. 

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Fall, Friends and Fields of Flowers

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Yesterday was a day I’ll remember for years to come. Just thinking about it is making me smile! It was the perfect beginning to the fall season, and a lovely break from the city and our ever growing workload (#fourthyearproblems). In the summer I made a promise to myself that I would get out of the city to go apple picking. I mentioned it to a few friends and before long I had a group of people who felt like frolicking in an orchard with me.

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Five Happy Things #18

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Happy Friday! For the past week or so I’ve been in a really good mood. Fourth year is off to a pretty slow start. I don’t know if it’s just because I’ve spent the past 16 years in school, but I’m somehow not really that worried about my schoolwork this year. To be honest, I was actually feeling a little bit guilty today because I don’t feel that stressed about the project that I’m working on. And let me tell you – I’m usually a complete stress mess. Instead of stressing about school, I did so many things that made me happy this week.

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#Trending: Fall Decor

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I love fall just as much as the rest of the world does, but I must admit: I’m not keen on fall decor. At the end of August many stores begin to fill their shelves with decor pieces like leaf garlands, pinecone potpourri and pumpkins of every shape, size and colour. I know so many people that go crazy over these seasonal decor pieces, but you definitely won’t find them in my house.

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