My Date with Marie Kondo

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I’m sure many of you have heard of the best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I heard about it on-line and saw it everywhere in book-stores ages ago, but it took me until a few weeks ago to bite the bullet and check it out for myself! Even before I opened the book, I knew it would be right up my alley. But I was also so wrong about what the book would teach me. I bought the book in the midst of exam stress when my house looked a state and my life just generally felt unorganized and chaotic. I thought to myself that it was the perfect time to sit down and let Marie Kondo steer me in the right direction, and I think I was right!

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Soaking Up Some ‘Me’ Time

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Sighhhhh.. Is it really over? I finished my final exam on Wednesday and I still feel like I am in school-mode. For whatever reason, it is taking me so long to relax and get my mind in summer mode. I still feel tense, and have moments when I think I still have school work to do! In an attempt to wind down, I have spent loads of time enjoying Downton Abbey (uh… why am I so late to the party on this one) in the bath! There is nothing better than drawing a warm bath on a sunny morning, popping in a Lush bathbomb and pressing play on a new show.

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Summer Bucket List

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Yesterday was the most beautiful day we have had in a long time. I went outside in a light jacket and didn’t freeze to death! The sky was perfectly blue, the sun felt warm and even the air was sweet smelling and fresh. It was so nice that we biked to the grocery store before dinner to grab a few things and bought fresh flowers to bring the spring vibes inside!

But when I woke up this morning… there was snow on the ground. Are you kidding, Halifax?! Get your act together!

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Just be kind.

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Alright. I’m not one for confrontations, or for ranting on the internet (unless it’s tweeting about the weather). But I will make an exception just this once because this is a subject I feel deserves to be talked about. How will anything change if we don’t talk about the things that bother us?

Since the very beginning of the term, there has been one particular student in one of my classes that I try to avoid. They interrupt lecture with their ideas, put other students down when they speak up in class and sit at the back of the class whispering and snickering so everyone can hear. It’s a fairly big class though, and I figured I could ignore them and keep to myself.

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Learning Mandarin / 学习中国

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你好 (Nǐ hǎo)! Hello!

I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve been studying Mandarin at school for the past two years. It seems like a really random choice for most people who don’t know me, but it’s actually been a pretty big part of my life since second year (or perhaps even longer).

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Bathroom Organization Tips & Tricks

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I’ve got another tour coming your way today! Ever since I found out that we were going to be moving, I decided that I wanted to go around our little house and take pictures so I can remember this place. Over the course of the year it became my home and although there is more I wish I could do to it, I am happy with how it looks right now and am happy to share some pictures with you. This is how I put our little bathroom together to make a stylish, organized and cozy rental bathroom.

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Happy Easter!

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Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful day with family eating lots of chocolate. That’s my plan at least! In the spirit of Easter, I (of course) had an amazing time decorating my dining room with flowers and many easter eggs. It was so much fun and I’m happy with the result! 

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Spring Inspired: Desk Accessory Round Up

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A couple weeks back, I did an Office Space Round Up post, and promised that I would write a desk accessory post to go along with it. Well here it is! I think the accessories I’ve chosen are pretty self explanatory… Every single blogger seems to have a pair of gold scissors and a cute stapler on their desk these days and I can’t even say that I am one bit ashamed to hop on this bandwagon. I will genuinely use them, which is why they are on my list. I have a sketchbook that I draw in from time to time, but I’m always cutting out pictures from magazines to paste into it for inspiration. I have an envelope filled with pictures that I want to incorporate into designs, and I find it so relaxing to sit down and play scrapbook like I used to as a kid. Long story short… I definitely need gold scissors! …Right..?

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Get To Know Me Tag

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I want to start off by thanking my new friend Mikayla at thatluckieone for tagging me to do this post! I thought it would be a really good idea because my 50 Facts post only skims the surface. There are lots of new people stopping by my blog, and I wanted to share a little bit about myself! It is quite long, so grab a cup of tea and enjoy!
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Bedroom Tour

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I’ve done a few posts about my bedroom, but I thought I would do one more post as an overview to show you how it looks when it is all together. There are still so many things I wish I could add.. Like a large fluffy rug, more art on the walls, and some comfy pillows (to name a few). But I’m moving in just over a month, and it looks like I’m going to have to start packing up instead of adding more decorations.

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