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Why I Took a Break (And Why I Don’t Regret It)

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Well, well, well..

Guess who’s back from much needed time away? THIS GIRL. 

It’s been over a month since my last post.

I know. A MONTH. What have I been doing you ask? Well, a lot’s been going on. I started writing a novel (AKA started getting some of the details sorted out), took on a few DIY projects (and let’s be honest, I’m STILL taking on DIY projects!), and have upgraded from “spring cleaning” to “summer purging” — and it’s exhausting. 

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I Watched “13 Reasons Why” (and Why You Should Too)

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People have been talking about the new Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. It’s all over my social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.. literally, ALL OVER. I remember buying the book at a used book store a few years ago, and really wanting to read it. I never got around to it, but it’s always grabbed my interest.

So, I admit it, I caved and gave the series a try (also, young adult/new adult series are my guilty pleasure.. so there’s that).

13 episodes later, I’m sitting here with my almost cold coffee (I know, right?) writing this because I believe that every single human on this earth needs to see this. 

And don’t worry, there are no spoilers in this post!

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My Kitty Got Spayed (and All She Got Was This Lousy Onesie)!

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My poor, poor, sweet baby angel (and bonus points for you if you get that reference!)!

The spay happened almost a week ago, and I’m ridiculously impressed at how well she’s doing. She’s already running around like crazy (but not too crazy otherwise I’ll stop her and try to calm her down so she doesn’t hurt herself) and being the same old sucky, love-y Leia. 

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How To Build a Cat Tree

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My mom has the worst case of “grandma fever”. So naturally, she was disappointed when I told her I was getting a cat rather than having a baby. But did that stop her from spoiling her grand-fur-baby?

Absolutely not.

Little miss Leia received a huge, heavy package in the mail last week. Grandma bought her a pretty epic cat tree, and I must say, it’s legit. It’s four levels high, has toys, a hammock, and a little cat condo for her to sleep in.

It’s the Millennium Falcon of cat trees. Get it? Cause her name is Leia… Star Wars… yeah, you get it. 

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Sugar Cookies and Sauvignon Blanc

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It’s a grey, rainy Monday night in Toronto, but my kitchen smells like sugar cookies (and my mouth has the lingering taste of Sauvignon Blanc). I spent the day doing laundry and vacuuming and cleaning the litter box and washing multiple stacks of dishes. So what am I doing to make time for myself and relax? 

Well, I’ll tell you. Here’s my secret to relaxing:

I poured myself a glass (or three, whatever) of wine and baked some sugar cookies. 

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Why I Haven’t Been Writing (and Why That Needs to Change)

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When I first started this blog, it came with the notion that I would blog every day. I’d eventually build a following of hundreds thousands of readers, and always have something clever to write about. 

Turns out, that’s not the case.

As much as I hate to admit this, I don’t always have something super clever to say

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