Three Thrift Shopping Tips
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Three Thrift Shopping Tips

Vintage shopping. Honestly one of my favourite pastimes. I could hop from one consignment shop to another on any given day and have a blast. My wardrobe is made up of so many unique pieces that I have picked up over the years from a variety of places. I’m known to research vintage shops in whatever city I’m visiting before I’ve even left home. Wearing consignment pieces always takes me back to that moment. The magical minute when you spot something out of the corner of your eye. A little…

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My Skin Care Saga: The Journey To Clear Skin
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My Skin Care Saga: The Journey To Clear Skin

I’ve never been the girl with perfect skin. Well, let’s be real here, not even close. Similar to most, it started in my teens when puberty arrived but it hasn’t stopped since. Zits, bumps, and full blown acne have been my foes for many years now. No, it’s not a constant battle, I have had periods of time where my skin is fairly clear and my heart is rejoicing, but these are few and far between. Most days, I’ve got at least one little (or not so little) unwelcome intruder…

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How to Style a Kimono, to the Max!
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How to Style a Kimono, to the Max!

I have officially discovered what’s been missing from my wardrobe, and I didn’t even realize how badly I needed it. My friends, I bring you the kimono. No, this isn’t what you may know as a traditional Japanese kimono, but certain elements (the billowing sleeves for example) do resemble the historic garment. Trust me, I completely know what you’re thinking right now, “Anna, you’re crazy; you’re telling me that I absolutely need a kimono in my closet?!” Yes, you do. I implore you to read on as I’ll tell you…

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The Truth About Judgment
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The Truth About Judgment

Lately, I’ve experienced a lot of superficial judgment, especially while meeting new people. I felt so overwhelmed by these feelings a few weeks ago, that I had to vent it out via my Instagram account (yes, it was a bit of a rant, but we all need to rave sometimes). However, I’m really glad I did. When I asked how others deal with judgment, I quickly encountered words of wisdom shared by my followers and stories of similar experiences had amongst the community. For some it’s rooted in appearance, it’s…

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A Full Stomach & A Grateful Heart: Helping Hunger Disappear
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A Full Stomach & A Grateful Heart: Helping Hunger Disappear

Food is such a personal thing. We all have our preferences and our favourites. It’s instinctual, a natural human need that most days, we don’t even think about. It’s a given. Many of us don’t worry about where our next meal will come from. In Canada, food is available just about everywhere and in mass variety. We do our groceries, we make our lunches, and we head out to dinner with friends. It’s part of our daily routine. What isn’t part of that routine is stopping to think about how…

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