Ice Climbing in Maligne Canyon

Jasper National Park, AB
Though we filled most of our days in Jasper National Park with hiking, we did sign up for one big ticket item – ice climbing!!! That’s right, Ellen and I went ice climbing in Maligne Canyon and it was hands down one of the coolest, most bad-ass things I’ve ever done (sky diving is a close second!).

We first met at our tour company’s office to get fitted for ice climbing boots, crampons, […]

By |February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Canada|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments

Winter Wonderland Weekend | Jasper National Park

One of my best friends, Ellen moved to a teeny town outside Edmonton a little over a year ago. I’ve seen her a few times when she’s made the trip back to Ontario, but it was high time for me to make my way west. So, when an awesome flight deal from Hamilton to Edmonton presented itself, I couldn’t say no!

We had five splendid days together where we totally embraced winter! We spent half a […]

By |February 1st, 2018|Categories: Canada|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

2017 Book List

2017 Book List
Another year gone, another book list to compile! I didn’t read as many books in 2017 as previous years, but the quality of the book selection was top notch. I even garnered a new favourite book! (And that’s saying a LOT for this book worm!). As you can see, I really got into biographies and memoirs last year. I’m looking to continue the trend this year. First on my list is Hilary Clinton’s […]

By |January 7th, 2018|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

My New Creative Outlet

For the better part of this year, I’ve been immersing myself in the great big world of art. This new creative outlet first started when a travel blogger I follow linked to her friend’s website. This friend, Candace, is a sketch artist that produces beautiful watercolour paintings from her worldwide travels. Coincidentally around this time I stumbled across a set of watercolour paints in our apartment. How serendipitous! I bought myself a paintbrush, some watercolour […]

By |October 31st, 2017|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Backpacking in Lion’s Head

Lion’s Head, Ontario
Since a few months had passed since our last backpacking trip (to Algonquin Provincial Park), Mac & I felt it was time for another adventure! We had heard great things about Backpacking in Lion’s Head and decided to head up there for a 2 day/1 night trek!

Lion’s Head is about a 3 hour drive from Burlington on the Bruce Peninsula. The Provincial Park juts out into Georgian Bay. In the summer the Bruce […]

By |October 25th, 2017|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |8 Comments

5 Easy Vegan Dinners

So, you’re committed to eating more veggies, you’ve taken steps to start stocking a vegan pantry, but now what do you do? Have these 5 Easy Vegan Dinners ready & waiting in your back pocket for when meal-time comes! These 5 meals are ones that I rely on often. They’re simple to prepare, and taste anything but boring. Additionally, these meals don’t require any fancy ingredients and instead rely on ingredients found in a sufficiently […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Categories: Life, Recipe|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Stocking A Vegan Pantry

Now that you’ve made the decision to eat a more veggie-centric diet, your pantry might be in need of a bit of an overhaul. I’ve put together this guide for stocking a vegan pantry with the hopes that you might be inspired to add a few new ingredients to your grocery cart!

A few things to keep in mind. I work in a nut-free facility so I rarely cook/bake with nuts. Additionally, nuts are far more […]

By |October 13th, 2017|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

A Guide for Going Vegan

Hey! Congratulations! You’ve decided to reduce or eliminate animal products from your life. Welcome to the green side Whether you watched a documentary, read a book, or heard from a friend, the benefits of going vegan or plant-based are undeniable. But we’re not going to get into that today. My hope is that this guide for going vegan will help to make the transition to a herbivore just a little bit easier and less […]

By |October 5th, 2017|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , |6 Comments