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Author: Sherry Osborne

Looking back on a recap of 2018

So am I the only one who is still a little bit shell-shocked over the fact that we are somehow in 2019 already? To be honest, I’m not even sure what happened to December. Or really, most of the entire year. It went by so fast, even if some individual days were slow. I figured it would be a good idea to do a brief recap of 2018 to share some of my personal highs…

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10 Bad Blog Habits (and one bonus)

I’ve been blogging for a very, VERY long time. I’m talking about back before anyone ever thought you could monetize a blog, before people began doing it for a living, and in fact back when blogging really meant posting a few sentences and a link to something interesting you read (which is kind of what we all do on Facebook and Twitter now). I’ve also been reading blogs since the beginning. Suffice it to say,…

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How I create a summer hygge vibe

Although the term “Hygge” is not a new concept, it became an especially big buzzword in North America over the past few winter seasons. Now, when you hear the expression you probably immediately think of ways to stay warm and cozy during the cold and bleak winter months. However, even though the cold and dark are finally gone (for now), you can still create a Summer Hygge Vibe for yourself throughout the sweltering months. The…

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Slow living, fast reading: Why I read ebooks instead of “real” books

I’m a bit of a bookworm. I always have been, ever since I first learned to read. I was always that kid walking around with her nose stuck in a book – and I mean that literally too. My dad always warned me I was going to hurt myself doing that. Knock on wood, so far so good with remaining reading-injury-free. (I’ve just jinxed myself, of course.) I also tended to read more than one…

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The bright side of winter (from a die-hard summer fan)

I know, it’s funny for ME of all people to be talking about the bright side of winter. Anyone who has known me for more than a few minutes knows that I’m a die-hard summer fanatic. I love the sun and the heat and even a little bit of humidity (I was less enthused about humidity back when I lived in Montreal where it can be utterly disgusting in the middle of the season; Halifax…

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Surviving a Sick Day

I have not been a fan of this year, health-wise. It’s not like I’ve had any major health issues; I haven’t been hospitalized or even had to go to the ER this year (*knocking furiously on wood because this damn year is not over yet!*). But honestly, I think my immune system has gone on vacation somewhere warm and sunny without me because I have used up every single sick day I have available to…

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In defense of being unproductive

This isn’t quite what you’d call a motivational confession but – I love being unproductive. If you pop on to Pinterest or just about any large magazine-type site you’ll find a ton of articles all about how to squeeze the most productivity out of your day. How to fit in some kind of breathtaking bit of brilliance in between supper, washing up, prepping lunches, and getting to bed. How to multitask so that you can…

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Why I Stay Up Too Late Almost Every Night

There are a ton of reasons why we should get to bed early – or at least early enough to help us land in the coveted window of 7-9 hours of sleep. I often fail to get inside that window, or if I do it’s just hovering around the 7-hour mark. I can’t help it though. I’ve tried, believe me. I chronically stay up too late over and over again. And every time I get…

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