Wow, what a year this has been. It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating the start of a new decade. We had so much hope for the next 10 years. I feel like I've lived several lifetimes throughout the past year, but at the same time it feels like its gone by in the blink of an eye.
I can’t believe I’m writing this blog post right now, it still feels like a dream that I’m engaged! On Saturday August 1, 2020, my boyfriend of 6 years asked me to marry him! I never expected to get engaged during a global pandemic, but here we are! I wanted to share our engagement story… Continue reading Grandma is Engaged!
I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing "this is an unprecedented time in history," but it truly is. The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed our daily lives, and we've never experienced anything like this before. I feel for everyone who has been laid off or struggling with this isolation. It's a really difficult time, and… Continue reading Adjusting to a new “normal”
I'm not sure if living in Kelowna has turned me into a sustainability and tree-loving hippie, or if I've just recently become more self-aware of my impact on the environment. Either way, over the past few years I've made small changes to my lifestyle that have helped to reduce my carbon footprint. It may seem… Continue reading How to Live a more Sustainable Life
Another year older, another year closer to retirement! As a grandma, birthdays are bitter sweet. In some ways, getting older is exciting because it means I'll have kids within the next several years (I feel like I mention having kids a lot, I'm just really excited to be a mom), but then again it's not… Continue reading 23 Things I learned at 23
At the start of this last decade, in 2010, I was 14. I was in grade 8/9 and I had no idea what the next 10 years would have in store for me. I never make New Years resolutions, but I have been thinking about what my life will look like heading into the 2020… Continue reading The start of a new decade
As a twenty-something grandma, one of my many grandma mannerisms is saving money. But as a millennial, I also know how expensive it is to pay rent, buy groceries, attend university, get married, and have children. I've compiled five tips for saving money that have worked extremely well for me 1) Open a TFSA I… Continue reading How to Save Money as a Millennial
I live in a unique part of Canada unlike any other region in the country. The warm, dry summers and mild winters are an ideal environment for vineyards and orchards. I've never been interested in wine, or alcohol of any kind, but when you're surrounded by 200+ wineries, you have to take advantage of your… Continue reading Exploring wineries in Summerland
My passion for art started in the fourth grade. Our assignment was to create a self-portrait. Our teacher took a picture of us and we had to colour in the picture with pastel crayons. Sadly I don't have a picture of this masterpiece, but I do have the next best thing! This beautiful painting, that… Continue reading Quitting my Job to become an Artist
I had my first quarter-life crisis when I turned 20. I had my second one at 22, and I'm due to have another one any day now. Similar to a mid-life crisis, a quarter-life crisis is filled with existential dread and denial of the aging process. I don't know why but I've always hated getting… Continue reading How to know if you’re having a Quarter-life Crisis