Morning Musings: the Europe vlogs

Today, October 15th, marks the day I finaaaaallly finished editing all our vlogs from Europe this summer. In total, we filmed and uploaded 23 videos this summer! I decided that I wanted to vlog when I started planning the trip a couple years ago. I thought about how wonderful it would be to look back on the memories we’d made and I’m so grateful that I followed through with my goal. 

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Friday Feeling | 24

**Soooo I totally wrote this piece to go up last Friday… and then my website went down so it didn’t publish! I figured I’d put it up anyways because these things are still relevant**

What a week it’s been. I’m more than happy that it’s finally the weekend — and a long weekend at that! Wishing all my fellow Canadians a very happy Thanksgiving! Make sure you hug your loved ones.

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Oia, Santorini

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Finding the words to accurately describe Santorini has been at the top of my to-do list for nearly three months. It was hands-down our favourite destination from the whole trip, and I’ve tried to write this blog post more times than I can count.

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Adding Impact with H&M Home

In my last post, I talked about elevating your IKEA furniture to create a space that reflects my style. But today, I wanted to talk accents! You’ve finally invested in most of the furniture pieces you need to function and now it’s time to move on to my favourite part.

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How to fall in love with reading after university

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Reading was a huge part of my childhood. I would get so immersed in stories that I’d walk home from school reading, or try to sneak a chapter in during class under my desk. My parents always encouraged us to make reading a priority — unless it was time to practice piano and then I didn’t have a choice between Harry Potter and Mozart (Mozart always seemed to win).

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Autumn Bucket List

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It’s officially Autumn! To me, autumn means fresh paper and stationery for school and the smell of crisp cool mornings. My goal in life is making everything as cozy as possible, so it’s only natural for me to be excited about this season.

As I’m writing this, we’re in the midst of a heat wave. It’s the end of September and it’s currently 31 degrees outside — utter madness.

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Want to elevate your IKEA look? This post is for you

If you’re anything like me, the minute you accepted your diploma your mind was filled with daydreams of having your first non-student apartment. In my head, I pictured carefully curated furniture that I picked up on-budget for my stylish Pinterest-ready living room. But, the reality of the situation is that while I might not be a student anymore, my bank account still resembles that of one.

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My Top 12 IKEA Wishlist Items

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It feels amazing to be back to my regular scheduled content! It’s been ages since I posted an interiors post. To be fair, I’ve had an excuse: we’ve been living out of boxes and suitcases since the end of May and it isn’t exactly the most inspiring environment design-wise.

September is just around the corner, and our nomad lifestyle is about to change. We are finally moving into our new apartment in Ottawa! We signed the lease a couple weeks ago and ever since then I’ve been itching to move so I can truly unpack for the first time in three months.

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A (Homebody) Abroad

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I’m going to be honest with you — spending 7 weeks away from home is harder than I thought. I just miss being home. I miss having a routine and crawling into my own bed at night. I miss my magic bullet and morning smoothie and my nighttime routine of watching Suits and having a bath and going to bed at 10:00 p.m.

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Friday Feeling | 23

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It’s been a month since we left Toronto, and it’s weird how moving from city to city has become our new “routine”. We’ve already been to Greece, Italy, Germany, and France, and now we have a couple weeks to explore the U.K.! Here are some of the highlights from the last two weeks.

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