Coffee Break



After a long week away, it is nice to settle back in to the craziness of home life, and this week has already been shaping up to be one for the books. I find it is during these weeks more than ever it is best to sit back and take some moments (even if it is just a minute or two a day) for yourself. Mine have been looking out at the changing weather with a coffee in hand.

Take a break, grab a coffee and enjoy this intermission from the daily grind!


Wandering Into Fall

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Fall is officially in full force and with it comes the crisp walks on crunchy leaves. I will admit there are certain aspects I do like about this season, for example: big blanket scarves and half off my head toques (that’s Canadian for beanie). Fall also means that it will soon be acceptable for me to pull out my Christmas sweaters and light peppermint candles (because yes, this year, I am feeling like one of those obnoxious people). But more than anything, fall for me, is a time of reflection on what is, was and what may be.

Last of Summer



With summer officially coming to a close, I can’t help but reminisce about the sunny days not too long ago. It has been gloomy and raining all week in Calgary and I am coming to accept that fall may actually be here. While there are some upsides (mainly the fact that I am able to push through my summer reading list left untouched for four months in a quarter of the time), I am already missing warm careless days at the lake and long lunches in the sun. Can we just delay the “real” world a bit longer haha?

Coffee Break



Sometimes life can be rough or hit us hard, but it is how we cope and rise above during these times of adversity that teach us the most. We are all icebergs only revealing a portion to the world and each person is fighting a battle harder than we know. Lets all be kind, compassionate and helpful towards our neighbours this week!

Take a break, grab a coffee and enjoy this intermission from the daily grind!

Mormon Row


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During a recent road trip to Yellowstone National Park, I found myself in front of what may be the most famous barn in the USA: Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park (something I did not know existed being from Canada). Having known we were going to stop here on the way to our final destination, I couldn’t help ruining a few of Ryan’s landscape photos for my own selfish gain. I think the result was pretty spectacular … not to be the self-loving narcissist or anything.

Coffee Break



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