Books For… When You Have the Day Off!

For many of my Canadian and American readers, Monday, 20 February is a day off! And for anyone that it isn’t, today is still Sunday and a day off for most. Sure, Netflix is always there for a good binge but it’s time to step away from Netflix and grab a book. While I love digging into a lengthy and winding book, sometimes I prefer a book that I can dive into for the day to escape and finish my journey before I have to head back to the real world. I think that each of these could be read in a quiet day (or less)  and will keep you reading!  Continue reading

A Day at the Park!

My throat is still might unhappy, but at least I was able to get out to the park! It’s incredibly warm and sunny out here in Winnipeg- 3 degrees Celsius!! And what did I find at the park??

Yes, that is a WESTIE. If that isn’t a good sign, I don’t know what is!

Until tomorrow,

The Historian!

Style File Friday, 17 February 2017

This week marks a momentous occasion. For some people, dare I say most people, this would not be an occasion at all. It would be a normal, everyday action that you wouldn’t bat an eyelash at. You see, I ordered my very first, honest to goodness, non-drugstore make up palette! I spent hours upon hours trying to find a palette that fit within my budget, brands that I want to support, and the colour range that I like wearing right now. So, which palette did I end up ordering? Continue reading

A Photo An Hour… in Fernie! Travel Thursday

I was inspired to do this by Charlotte from Mosaicca- check out Charlotte’s day here! I decided to do this challenge while I was in Fernie, because my weekdays are at work and you don’t need to see 9 hours of my job, and my weekends at home aren’t necessarily terribly exciting, either. However, I knew that enough would be happening in Fernie to keep it interesting! It isn’t quite a photo an hour (I was doing some things longer than an hour, and I didn’t want to give you two identical photos in a row [it might have actually been identical pictures…]) but it’s close. I hope you enjoy a day of my trip!


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I Need Help Being Healthy…

Today’s post isn’t a list or recommendations or instructions, but rather it’s just what is going on with me fitness-wise. I’ve really struggled in the last 5-6 months to find the motivation to exercise; work is incredibly draining and life is hectic and I’m having a really hard time motivating myself to get off my butt and do something. I find that a lot of people are into that motivated state of mind right now, and I’m hoping that writing about it is going to force some accountability… Continue reading

Make It Monday: Sugar Cookies

After years and years of searching, after mediocre cookie after mediocre cookie, I have finally found a sugar cookie recipe that I love. I’ve gone through more sugar, butter, and flour than any baker should, and spent more time rolling out failed dough that my rolling pin would like. This post is the celebration of a baking victory- I can finally offer to make cut cookies for events and celebrations, and if nothing else, eat them myself…. Without any further adieu, my sugar cookies!


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Blogger Recognition Award, Courtesy of Ida Auclond

Fellow Canadian blogger Ida Auclond has very sweetly nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award! Thank you very much, Ida- it is very much appreciated! While I think most of us are here because we enjoy blogging and would do so without an audience, it is lovely to know that are other bloggers who look forward to your posts and want to read your words! So, how does this work?

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.


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Style File Friday- 10 February, 2017

Back to the old classic format- three of my favourite items, brought right to you! Being that I’m in Fernie, British Columbia right now (see picture right below), I decided to share my favourite items for a trip to the Rockies. It’s absolutely gorgeous here, and while there is a lot of snow happening, it is about 15ºC warmer than Winnipeg- I’m taking advantage of the warm weather and enjoying getting out and about. The wind can get a little chilly, so it’s all about layering. Classic Canadian apparel, here we go! Continue reading

Travel Thursday: Clothing to Pack

I won’t regale you with my travel horror stories but if I have learned nothing else during my travels, it’s that you have to be prepared. Today’s post will show you how to pack a minimal amount of clothing in your carry on and still survive for three to four days if your luggage doesn’t make it with you. Sure, in a dream world everything gets everywhere on time, but in case it doesn’t, this will help guarantee that your trip won’t be ruined (and your wallet won’t be emptied) because your clothing is stuck elsewhere!  Continue reading