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Reading “Man Alive” by Thomas Page McBee

Reading “Man Alive” by Thomas Page McBee

Man Alive is a beautiful, simply powerful book written by a man about his experiences moving through abuse, trauma, and his transition into his rightful body. It’s the 3rd book I’ve read this year as part of my 2018 Reading Challenge and I’m so glad I chose it (and ordered it 2 separate times to…

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By Cynthia, September 24, 2018
Little Rainbow Paper Co: “Quirky and Queer Greeting Cards”

Little Rainbow Paper Co: “Quirky and Queer Greeting Cards”

So right off the hop, I will disclose that the owner of this adorable new company called Little Rainbow Paper Co. is a friend of mine. That said, she did not ask me to write about it on the blog; I simply chose to do so because I am in love with her designs and concept…

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By Cynthia, August 31, 2018
“Heart Berries: A Memoir” by Terese Marie Mailhot

“Heart Berries: A Memoir” by Terese Marie Mailhot

Though not technically part of my 2018 Reading Challenge, and despite the fact that I am woefully behind in said challenge, when my friend gifted me this beautiful book in June, I couldn’t resist diving right in. And I’m so glad I didn’t wait to read it. Calling this memoir a book almost doesn’t do…

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By Cynthia, August 13, 2018
Vintage Trailers (And Our Weekend Escape)

Vintage Trailers (And Our Weekend Escape)

Vintage trailers, converted vans, and renovated buses are all making huge waves in the last few years. And I have a theory as to why: I think it’s because all of us older millennials are realizing that we may never have houses, and that even if we could afford it (so many of us can’t),…

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By Cynthia, August 10, 2018
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Banff’s Cascade Ponds In the Morning

Banff’s Cascade Ponds In the Morning

You may remember, if you follow along on Instagram, that last weekend I took myself to the mountains. Alone. For the first time ever. I needed a day off and to myself, and what better place to get back to being a full adult human, than in the mountains? It’s one of my very fave…

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By Cynthia, August 3, 2018
8 Ways to be a Weekend Adventurer (When You Can’t Afford a Plane Ticket)

8 Ways to be a Weekend Adventurer (When You Can’t Afford a Plane Ticket)

I fancy myself an adventurer, to be sure, so nothing quite takes the wind out of my sails like feeling as though I can’t afford a trip abroad. I live for travel. I loooong for travel. I love every piece of it, from the planning to the unpacking. But being an adventurer, I’ve been learning,…

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By Cynthia, July 30, 2018
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14 Summer Date Ideas in Calgary

14 Summer Date Ideas in Calgary

1. Shakespeare by the Bow Honestly, Calgary’s Shakespeare by the Bow is amazing and fun for everyone. I happen to be a particular fan of making a date out of it, but it’s definitely family friendly as well (especially the daytime showings on weekends). My guy and I like to pack up our bikes with…

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By Cynthia, July 23, 2018
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