All posts tagged: explore canada

Eco-Friendly Bridesmaid Gifts

  Having your friends stand beside you on your wedding day is truly an honour. These people have been a part of your life (maybe for a lifetime or a short time… doesn’t matter) but these are the people (or person) that you’ve asked to stand with you—so how do you say thank you? The “thank you” aspect of the wedding process is crucial. The “thank you” etiquette as stated by Emily Post’s 18th edition (highly recommend this book for anyone interested in etiquette) the “thank you” should be done in writing and done quickly (Post 630). For the bridal party gift giving timeframe there are typically two times that are traditional to give the gift. The first is on the morning of the wedding while you’re all getting ready together and the second is at the rehearsal dinner where you would give the gift after you toast each of your attendants. Now that you know the importance and the traditional etiquette of the “thank you” you might still be at a loss as to what to …

“If you Force yourself to go Outside, Something Wonderful Always Happens!”

There is a unique thrill from visiting a new city. I love packing up the car or hopping on the train and patiently waiting to arrive. The scenery slowly changes as you get closer to your destination and you anticipate the differences. Is the architecture different? Is there different plant life? What is there to see? However, you don’t necessarily need to visit a different city to see something new. Last week my Husband took me on a local boat tour of the 1000 Islands. The weather was perfect and the scenery was even better and it was only 10 minutes away from our house! We’re currently living in a smaller city than our hometown but even though it’s “smaller” there’s still a lot to see! Summer has officially blossomed here and the city has buzzed back into life. There is much to experience, you just have to be willing to find it. I think that this idea is captured perfectly by one of my favourite Humans of New York portraits. The photo is of a 93 year old woman named Mary who says: “If you …