Why a thank you card goes a long way

I love writing and receiving thank you cards.

I love writing and receiving thank you cards.

The art of writing seems to be a dying craft as we continue to move further and further into a digital world of emails, text messages and the like. But I for one am a sucker for paper crafts and stationary. I love the smell of a new book when you first crack it open. And I especially enjoy a postcard or letter in the snail mail – way better than bills and always a nice surprise to open up. For someone who is constantly online, I still have a major jonesing View this Post

Local “Shop Boys” unveil 2016 charity calendar

Shop Boys calendar 2016

Calgary is home to a vibrant community of independent businesses. Many of the faces behind the local favourites and neighborhood hangouts tend to stay behind-the-scenes, but a new Calgary-oriented calendar is looking to bring these peeps front-and-center. The 2016 Shop Boys calendar features 12 local business owners to celebrate local independent shops throughout the community.

The calendar is the brainchild of co-founders Emily and Brett McDermott (of Our Daily Brett on 14 Street SW). “We’re really excited about Calgary and all the interesting, independent businesses that have been popping up in recent years,” says Emily. “Whenever we have a day View this Post

5 must-read websites for the modern working girl

5 must read websites for modern working girl 2

As a blogger, I am often asked about what websites I like to read. In an online world with endless choices, I find that I use many resources to find useful tidbits, funny news and just plain ol’ cute baby animals. At this stage in my life as a young professional, I have a mix of career and lifestyle interests that I want to be able to use for both work and home. With that in mind, I do have a selection of websites that I rely on to get the news, tips and information I need to be successful View this Post

Must-go to events this fall in Calgary

Harvest Fair Weekend is just one of the many Calgary events taking place this September and October.

Harvest Fair Weekend is just one of the many Calgary events taking place this September and October.

Summer in Calgary is known as the hip and happening time of year.  But with so much amazing stuff going on every weekend, the summer calendar has gotten jam-packed. Does that mean that the fun has to end after Labour Day?  Heck no, the falling leaves and cooling temperatures just means even more amazing Calgary events to check out in September and October. Here’s my list of must-go to events this fall:

Sept. 5 & 6: Harvest Fair Weekend
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Tips and tricks for the lady cyclist

Let's get biking ladies!

Let’s get biking ladies!

There’s a biking boom going on in Calgary and I am all for it. With the launch of the new downtown cycle track and tons of new and old riders hitting the road, it’s a great time to join the cycling fun. For me, I enjoy riding my bike for fun on the weekends and getting some exercise on my commute to work. But fashion and function is an important part of my bike ride too – it doesn’t do to show up at your destination tired out and sweaty as all hell. Cycling for women View this Post

Boom Lake Hike in Banff National Park
This easy hike is a quick day trip that brings lovely mountain views

Out at Boom Lake in Banff National Park.

Out at Boom Lake in Banff National Park.

Experience the Boom Lake hike

Boom Lake is a lovely day trip from Calgary. I love to explore the Alberta wilderness but I am not the strongest of hikers. When an easy hike comes along, I jump at the chance to take part because it suits my physical strengths the best. This is just that hike as my family and I took to this trail on a beautiful summer day. This is a great hike to take when in a group of people with varying hiking skills.

The hike is about View this Post

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