Video: 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

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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Five Happy Things #17

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I can’t believe how quickly September is flying by. It feels like we just moved into our new house and now all the sudden it’s autumn! Crazy. We are now at a point in the school year where everyone is settled in. The first few weeks of class are always an adjustment, but I’m finally on a proper schedule which makes me very happy. The house is finally getting there too… We are almost done organizing and putting everything away! I’m a little nervous to start sharing our progress on the blog because even though I like our little apartment, there are SO many things that I wish I could change. But no one has control of everything, so I’m trying to convince myself that the little imperfections make my life seem more realistic.

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