Month: December 2017

Family Christmas Traditions

As you might have gleaned from my many, many holiday themed posts, Christmas is a big deal in my family. My parents and I spend Christmas Eve watching a Christmas movie and feasting on appetizers. (Maury joins us sometimes; other times, he prefers to sleep under my bed for the whole evening.) Later that night, ...

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Inspiration on YouTube

Before last year, my YouTube usage was pretty much limited to occasional cat videos, tutorials for something specific, and old favourites like Potter Puppet Pals and Kittens Inspired By Kittens. Then I got hooked on beauty gurus like Allana Davison and KathleenLights, who in turn introduced me to others. In addition to being entertaining, I ...

My Personal Style

I've gone through just about every style phase that you can imagine. In high school, I spent an ill-advised year trying to combine California surfer girl with emo-punk... even though I was decidedly neither Californian nor punk, and those two looks don't really "go" together. Late in University, I was suddenly really into all things ...

My Main(e Coon) Man Maury

"Sure, I'd love to come meet him. But, I can't guarantee that I'm going to take him..." I typed, simultaneously asking my coworker if I could borrow his cat carrier for a couple of days. Weeks earlier, my friend and her husband had found a cat who'd been abandoned in their building. Thinking at first ...

GTD + Asana = My Sanity

I first read Getting Things Done (also called "GTD") earlier this year, after seeing it mentioned in many a blog post and Youtube video. Although I loved the basic tenets of David Allen's system, I had a really hard time with how much of it was done on paper. Not only did this approach feel ...

Loving It: Google Pixel 2

A few weeks ago, I was putting away groceries and listening to a podcast. The cat really wanted to chew on a plastic bag, so he was sulking in the doorway, just waiting for me to leave one unattended. When I finished up, I picked up my phone to move to the living room. At ...

Favourite Christmas Episodes

Christmas episodes are my favourite thing to watch when I don't have time for a full Christmas movie. Here are some of my favourites, all of which are available to stream here in Canada. 10. Full House, "Our Very First Christmas Special" (S2, E9) Although I was a Full House addict when the show originally ...