All posts filed under: Life

New Year’s New Beginning

Happy New Year! I have to admit that I’m a total sucker for New Year’s! I love the idea of wrapping up everything (good and bad) from the previous year, letting it go, and moving forward. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” –Rainer Maria Rilke Looking back at 2016 there were some AMAZING things! My husband and I bought out first home, sent a sister off to University, watched three more siblings graduate, helped my brother and his Fiancé move into their first home, found out my husband’s diagnosis was incorrect and actually non-existent and so so much more! There are, of course, the not so awesome things but these come with the good. Now, 2017! My biggest goal is to minimize. Minimize things (we’ve been in this house since May so HOW is it already full of crap!?), minimize stress, minimize workloads, minimize worries etc. I’ve realized that until I make some extra room in my life that I can’t possibly take on anything else. So …

Mountain Vibes

This past weekend my husband and I took a trip to the mountains with my brother and his wonderful fiancée. Banff is such a beautiful and inspiring place to be. There is something about that mountain air that rejuvenates the soul.  We took a trip to Lake Minnewanka for the day and lucked out with beautiful weather (forecast had predicted 3 degrees Celsius and snow!). We used this opportunity to not only indulge in delicious food (I’m looking at you waffles from Tooloulous!).  But we also took some great family photos and got some beautiful shots of the newly engaged couple!  Stay tuned as I’ll be uploading some more great shots from our weekend in the mountains! Have a wonderful day! Eco Bride Project

Tale as Old as Time…

Working with a few new clients this week 🙂 It is such a privilege to learn the backstory of so many friendships—how they met, their favourite stories or favourite songs they share… Taking these histories and making them into a meaningful and special story for my client to deliver back to his or her friend is honestly just so cool if you’re interested in having me write a speech for you please click here). Every story is unique and that uniqueness makes the writing process so exciting. I only wish I could be there when it’s delivered! People ask, “What formula do you use to write these custom speeches?” and this question always makes me laugh because while there certainly is a basic outline to use when writing a speech (people you need to acknowledge, certain special memories to recall, and of course actually toasting the happy couple—you’d be surprised how many people forget this!!), there is no copy-and-paste routine to these speeches—there just can’t be. Once a person hires me, I send my client a …

Guest Blogger Wanted

We’re looking for a few guest bloggers to add to our blog in the next coming weeks! If you’re a Wedding Blogger or are interested in Weddings, Sustainable Living, or think you’ve got something related then please e-mail Britney at ecobrideproject@gmail.com with the header “Guest Blogger.” Entries will be subject to approval.  Looking forward to hearing from you! Eco Bride Project

Back Home

It’s been a long few weeks! My husband and I drove across the country and moved back to our hometown. We’re both excited to be at home and looking forward to re-establishing our lives with our friends and family. We’re in a bit of a limbo stage as we’re not quite settled in any particular place at the moment but we’re working on finding a place of our own! I’m hoping to get back into a routine with my blog in the near future–stay tuned 🙂 “The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring As always, thank you for reading and supporting, The Eco-Bride Project

Ten Tips for Conserving Water

I apologize for the far and few in between posts. My husband and I are in the middle of a very large move and I’m running out of places to work as we continue to sell our furniture! You’ve probably heard of the water crisis in California but there are a lot of areas that are currently affected. For example, my home province of Alberta, Canada has been dealing with an incredibly dry summer which has resulted in a lot of fried crops and dangerously low water levels. Need a few reasons as to why we need to save water? Well, to start, every single one of us needs water to survive. Without it we’d die in a matter of a few days. (this should be good enough reason but I’ll continue with a few more) Our water supply is not “never ending” and only about 3% of our total water supply is suitable for us drinking it, the rest is salt water. Savewater.com puts it likes this, “if 100 litres represents the world’s water, about half …

Our First Wedding Anniversary…

My husband and I have just returned from celebrating our first wedding anniversary. The past year has been full of celebrations and challenges, setbacks and triumphs. Looking back at it all, it’s been a year filled with wonderful memories and experiences that have further solidified our relationship. For our anniversary we decided to take the train and visit Montreal and Quebec City. This was the first visit here for both Gregory and I. These cities are stunning. Each one is unique and filled with it’s own rich culture and heritage. We booked walking tours of both cities and both agreed that this was the best method to explore these cities… Good walking shoes are a must! The food was phenomenal! We ate our weight in croissants, poutine, and smoked meat. The people were all very friendly and there was a lot to do and see. We were here for 5 days and were busy from morning to nightfall. This will not be our last visit to Quebec! The Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal Street view in …