I’m Drawing Again!

I’ve started drawing/creating art again and it’s a satisfaction I feel deep in my soul. As a designer, I let my roots get away from me – As if I picked up a mouse and put down the pencil. It feels so good after a long day of designing for work to sit down and create something just for me, and to get back in touch with something once lost that I love so dearly. I’m learning as I go and excited for this refound aspect of my creative journey.

If you’d like to follow along, I will be posting creations to my account:

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My Mentality Shift During Pandemic

I talk a little bit about how the pandemic has affected me, and how a shift in thinking has changed my outlook on these days in isolation.

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Fashion Find

It’s been a while since I did a fashion post but this Amazon Fashion find warrants a post of its own!

If the $32 price tag wasn’t enough of a draw, I found this as a Lightening Deal for only $26. It’s the first clothing purchase I’ve ever made from Amazon, and I’m impressed with the quality and the beautiful fit.

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The ONLY Subscription Box You NEED Right Now

I’ve tried quite a few subscription boxes over the years. All of them fun and exciting to unbox. However, for the most part, I found that a lot of the pretty things I received sat in a drawer forever and I ultimately had no use for. One by one, I would try and eventually cancel them. I loved the excitement, anticipation and unveiling of each box but not the waste.

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100 Days

100 days. 

100 days of isolation. 100 days of quiet chaos. 100 days lost. 100 days found. 

However you view the past 100 days since this virus took hold of our lives, it has been a journey for each and every one of us. 

At first, I saw this time as a waste of a year. I felt stuck. In a life where I was constantly moving I was forced to stop. 

Not a totally foreign concept to me. I’ve been here before; Been pushed to a stand still thanks to illness. However, this has been the first time I’ve been healthy in doing so.

“What a waste”, I thought.

That is, until I began to shift my thinking.

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Living With Chronic Illness in a Time of Pandemic

I knew this virus was serious before it even landed in Canada. Anyone with a chronic illness knows just how quickly good health can be taken away, and with that, we’re hyperaware of these things that may impact our well-being, regardless of geographics. It’s shared empathy. Shared caution. Shared fear. Shared with those affected, no matter how far away.

For me, being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis ten years ago was life changing in so many ways. My doctor at the time gave me words that would stick with me – “This is life altering, not life ending.” And for the most part, this is true. I say “for the most part” because it does end some parts of your life. It can sometimes feel like it is over, however in the end, I always come back to those words, and remind myself that it could be worse.

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Live Free Canada Podcast

Hi Lovlies!

I recently sat down for a podcast with my friends at Live Free Canada and would love for you all to have a listen! HERE

It’s a raw and completely unrehearsed talk about mental health, Colitis, and the life I live in between.

xo,

D

My First Time Using a Curling Wand!

Hi all,

I decided to do something a little different, and wanted to show you all my very first ever experience using a curling wand!

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SALE ALERT – Sephora

I fell in love with this product over the weekend, only to find out it’s on sale at Sephora right now!!

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Sephora Reward Reveal

Happy Friday fellow Sephora addicts!

I was FINALLY able to get my hands on one of the better rewards that Sephora offers! These are loaded to the site every Tuesday and Thursday at noon and usually are claimed within a second! Needless to say, I was so excited when I managed to snag 1 of 30 of these!!! Save those points – It’s worth it when you finally get lucky! Watch below for the reveal ❤

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