Thursday, 18 January 2018

OOTD | You Are My Sunshine | Bluenotes

This outfit is pretty simple, something nice to wear on a regular day running errands with the kids. The colour of the sweater is what I think makes it special. This duster style of cardigan is everywhere this season and when I saw them in the store I was drawn to the grey one but I made myself try on the yellow. I am so glad I did because this sunny colour brightens my day and during my grey Canadian winter, I often need an extra dash of sunshine. The top is simple too but the polka dots are fun and the jeans pretty much feel like leggings, winning! (If you hang out here often you know how I feel about leggings). The whole outfit is from Bluenotes in the Lambton Mall. When I shopped this outfit a few weeks ago Bluenotes had a great BOGO sale on, right now they are offering 30% off all new arrivals. This post is not sponsored, I just got the text today with the discount details though, so I thought I would share that. Photos by Cass Crowe Photography 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Grown Your Instagram

Hey guys, I have started writing a series of posts with tips on social media in the areas I create content. I am sharing these posts on my personal website. You can check out the most recent post here with tips on how to grow your Instagram.  Be sure to subscribe to the news letter over there, so you can be the first to receive all the fun content and join the conversation.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

God's Love Is Greater | 2 Corinthians 5:17

Hey guys, it has been on my heart to share a story and a time in my life that I am not proud of. I can share it with you today though, confident in who I am because of Gods amazing and endless grace. I am a new creation and my past is as far as the east is from the west because Jesus is my saviour.

2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!


Saturday, 6 January 2018

Mandakani Yoga

A few weeks ago I attended a restorative yoga class at Mandakani Yoga in Corunna. It had been months since I attended an actual yoga class, I do my own practice at home from time to time but normally stick to what I know at a pace that is comfortable. I was super excited to check out my friend Shannon's new studio and take one of her classes that I chose my class based on the time slot, not so much the type of practice I wanted.

Shannon offers a wide variety of classes for beginners to advanced yogis, you can check out her schedule here  and I have taken classes taught by Shannon before and loved them, so I knew I would like anything she teaches.

Restorative yoga is a slower pace class, focusing on just a few poses and relaxing into each one for longer periods of time. I was not prepared for this class mentally. I went into it thinking it would be relaxing but it turned out to be extremely mentally challenging for me. There were points in the class where I experienced guilt for not being more productive with my time on the mat or away from my family, my mind drifted to; to do lists and even some other emotions I didn't enjoy. It took me at least half the class to slow my mind down.

After class I had an opportunity to chat with Shannon and share some of the emotions I experienced during the class. She put me at ease that I wasn't alone in my challenges with this style of yoga. I always learn so much when I am on my yoga mat and when I challenge myself through my practice and that doesn't always mean in the form of a fancy pose. Shannon didn't realize but that night she created a space for me to feel some stuff I was avoiding and face a fact that I need to be more conscious about how fast I move.

I can't wait to take another yoga class at Mandakani, take a time out, face some challenges and learn something new. If you have never tried yoga, and especially if you live in Corunna, you need to check this place out.

Lots of love,