Happy 150th, Canada

For those who are Canadian, you’ll of course know about the big celebration this coming July 1st. 

But for all those who aren’t Canadian, it’s our 150th birthday this year!

July 1st is Canada’s birthday, and this year is a very momentous year because it’s our 150th. The celebrations are bigger than normal, and you really can’t go anywhere without being bombarded with #canada150 stuff. 

In all seriousness, I love being a Canadian. Our freedoms are endless, the people are so nice and I’m so proud to live here. Our views are gorgeous, and I love how diverse it gets all across the country. 

Banff Alberta Canada
Banff, Alberta

Go to Banff, you won’t be disappointed. 


Ontario, Canada
Lighthouse Cove, Ontario

Last year I put together a few Canadian posts around this time, so go check out some awesome Canada Day treats and some hilarious Canadian stereotypes before returning to this post. Here’s a recap of our July Long Weekend last year!

I definitely plan on throwing together some sort of Canada Day treat, I just haven’t decided which one yet! I made white chocolate covered pretzels with red sprinkles last year, and those were a hit, so those definitely may make another appearance this year. Send me your Canada Day inspired treats so I can have some inspiration!

If you don’t already have some plans for Canada Day, here’s a few events to catch (if you’re in the Edmonton area!)

  • Canada Day at the Edmonton Valley Zoo
  • Hay Rides, Petting Zoo and Carnival in Millwoods Park
  • Canada Day at the Muttart Conservatory
  • Fireworks! Watch from the legislature grounds, Victoria Park or maybe the RE/MAX field!
For more information on events happening in Edmonton, visit the City of Edmonton website!


I just wanted to pay tribute to this wonderful country we live in, and would love to hear everyone’s plans for the July Long weekend  – even if it’s your fourth of July weekend (or just a normal weekend where you live lol!).

Catch me on Instagram where I’ll try to post our Canada Day adventures!

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Monthly Memories | May 2017

May was another super busy month, but jam packed with so much fun. 

With full time school finally being done, I started working full time again at the beginning of May, as well as starting my online classes.

Not only that, camping season has come back in full swing and with the addition of a new trailer for us this year, we’re out almost every single weekend. 

Saying this summer is a little busy is a bit of an understatement, and May definitely started out strong. But busy is fun and it makes me so excited to still have so much summer ahead of us. 

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Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas

I’m all about dinners that are simple and quick, because when you’re as busy as we are with schedules all over the map, that’s what ya need. 

Hunting for actual easy dinner ideas has come to be a bit of a task. Some people think easy means 18 super obscure ingredients that I definitely don’t have, let alone even find at the grocery store. 

All of these recipes I have actually tried myself and have made over and over because they’re simple yet oh so yummy. Shout out to the bloggers who came up with these recipes because you’ve been my saving grace.  

They’re a step up from the boxed mac and cheese and Mr. Noodles I lived off of for awhile, so I give koodos to myself for actually trying to be an adult.

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I’m Feelin’ 22 | Twenty Second Birthday Bucket List

On Monday May 15th, I turned 22!

My day ended up being so relaxing, with a spontaneous day off (thanks to the rain!) and overall it was a very good birthday. 

Last year on my 21st, I put together a list of 21 things I wanted to accomplish in my 22nd year. You can find that post here.

Overall, I feel like I did a pretty decent job at accomplishing majority of the items on that list. Every so often I went back and checked things off and added in how I accomplished it, and it’s been pretty fun. 

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