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thoughts on friendship

In 2015, Aurooba and I are collaborating on a blogging project called 12 Topics. On the second Tuesday of every month, we’ll be writing a post about the same topic from our own perspectives + experiences. Basically, the topics are writing prompts/questions that we’ve come up with ahead of time.  We also went ahead a […]

Flexbox Sticky Footer

This post is about code + development. It acts as an area to share what I’m learning as I code the themes in the design 2 + code 1 project. You’ve been warned. —– Drum roll!! … Did you do it? Yes? Okay good :) The design I’ve chosen to code is design two. For […]

Dear Mom and Dad

I originally wrote this on Dec. 9, 2013. I had it posted on my old blog, but since starting my new one, it has no longer been available. Today I’m changing that.  —– Dear Mom and Dad, You two are amazing. I am so incredibly lucky to have you as parents and I’m not sure I […]

design two (#design2code1)

In 2015 I’m doing what I like to call The Design 2 + Code 1 Project. Each month I will be designing two WordPress themes, then choosing one of them to code. I will be sharing updates about this project every Saturday. My first January design is here.  This is my second January design. —– Today I’m […]

I was basically a superhero

In 2015, Aurooba and I are collaborating on a blogging project called 12TOPICS. On the second Tuesday of every month, we’ll be writing a post about the same topic from our own perspectives + experiences. Basically, the topics are writing prompts/questions that we’ve come up with ahead of time.  We also went ahead a gave […]

design one (#design2code1)

I’ve finished the first design and I’m ready to share it with you :) A few notes before I get into it: – As part of my parameters for each design, I am required to design a blog index page, a single blog page with comments, and a regular page. If I want to design […]

welcome to 2015 part 4: the big project

[read part 1, part 2, & part 3] I’ve always had goals for a new year, but I’ve never had a big project with specific parameters and deadlines before; one that would last the entire year. But this year I do. I’m calling it the design 2 + code 1 project. Simple yet descriptive name? Check. Here’s […]

welcome to 2015 part 3: my one little word

[Read part 1 and part 2 first.] Last year my one little word was BRAVE. You can read about it here. Last year I was brave enough to change my mind about what I wanted my future to look like. Last year I was brave enough to start a business with my best friend. Last year I […]

welcome to 2015 part 2: goals

Welcome to part 2! (read part 1 first) Today I’m just going to talk a little bit about some of my goals for 2015. It’s not a long list, but you’ll understand why, I promise :) at a glance: 1 – make one new habit every month 2 – read at least 12 books 3 – try a capsule […]

see ya 2014 + welcome to 2015

Happy new year! We’ve spent almost one full week in 2015 already, isn’t that crazy? During the holiday season I was spending some amazing time with my family (and of course my dogs), and loving every second of it. There’s nothing quite like hanging out with the people you love. But of course, I am […]

what happens when your computer dies?

Here’s my story. Last week I was casually looking through things online (very important things, of course). All was well. My computer was kind of slow, but not much worse than it had been for the last few months. No problem. I packed it up and took it to Second Cup for the afternoon, intending […]

coconut + pecan + date bites

I love coconut. I also eat a lot. I won’t deny it. That means I need in between meal snacks. This is one of my favourites. If you like cookie dough, like me, you will probably like these as well (unless you are allergic to nuts, in which case please stay far away from this […]

experiment: be alone with your thoughts

There aren’t a lot of times during the day when we can easily unplug. It’s to the point where everyone expects everyone else to always be available – just a phone call (or quick text message) away. Even at work. I’ve seen people use their phones at work all the time for definite non-emergencies. And […]

it’s okay to change your mind

In the past ten+ years of my life, I bet I’ve changed my mind about what I wanted to do for the rest of my life over 15 times. I grew up on a farm, surrounded by all sorts of animals. Naturally, when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, […]

starting a business: the resources

As you have probably noticed, I, along with one of the coolest people I know, have started a business. Just yesterday we launched our full website (check it out!). The response was amazing and we’re unbelievably excited for the future, even if a little uncertain. Maybe it’s because now everything seems much more official (website […]