Explore Thunder Bay | Pumpkinfest at Gammondale Farm

I LOVE AUTUMN!!!! As soon as the leaves start changing colours I am an enthusiastic little child again. I love everything fall, and I always get cute ideas of fall whenever it’s not fall… of hikes in pretty coloured forests, and pumpkin patch dates and corn mazes and pumpkin pie..! Yet come Autumn every year, I rarely do anything particularly autumn-y. This year I really wanted to make an effort to change that. All my favourite fall memories are from my childhood- spending a day out with the animals(!!!) on a farm, swinging on tire swings in a hay barn, pumpkin picking at a pumpkin patch, and going for a hay rides (and falling off)! Lucky for me, I can easily find all these things very close to home but I’ve never really made the effort to go on my own. Apparently I’m an adult now, so that’s what I have to do….

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VIP STATUS: One Direction’s OTRA Tour

At the end of August I went on a girl’s trip to Toronto to see One Direction on their On the Road Again tour. I only spent a few nights there, but it was incredibly fun and I got to explore some new places as well as visit some of my favourites while I was there….

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Explore Thunder Bay | Pass Lake, Pearl and Ouimet Canyon

This summer I haven’t been able to do much traveling, but that never stopped me from having as many adventures as possible. A couple weeks ago my friends and I took a day off to explore some of the cool places we’ve never been before just outside of our city.

We started at Pass Lake which is just before the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Usually, I just take in the nice views of the lake on my drive out to the Sleeping Giant, but this time we stopped underneath the overpass train bridge. Now, I’ve seen pictures of some of my friends on this bridge over social media, but I had no idea where it was, or just how terrifying it is. I know heights are stupid fear, but they’re probably my biggest fear, which is exactly why I didn’t let it stop me from going out on the bridge with my friends….

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Music | Can We Talk About: Nina Nesbitt

I’ve come to the realisation that – in addition to not having posted in over a month, I also have yet to post about any of my favourite artists. Nina is a musician fairly well known in the UK and Europe, not so well known over here in North America. This is a piece I wrote about her and her music last August:…

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Baking | Homemade Chocolate Covered Stawberries

Lately I have taken to baking more often, mostly because I ate so much delicious food in New York, only to come back to Thunder Bay to find that there’s no where you can get a good chocolate covered strawberry (or crepe, or macaron, etc…) Update: you can now find good crepes AND macarons in Tbay!!! Yes!! Still no chocolate covered strawberries though – lucky they’re so easy!…

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Beauty | Dry Hair & Split Ends Remedies

I know the weather’s finally warming up and spring is just around the corner so this “tips for winter weather” doesn’t really apply anymore but… it’s almost summer time! Which is (hopefully) filled with long, healthy, happy hair! Now is the time to start fixing the awful dry hair/split ends combo because it might actually work! You won’t get stuck in the vicious cycle of fixing your hair only to have the cold dry it out again! So here are my tips on how to deal with dry hair and split ends….

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Beauty | Chapped Lips Remedies

Here’s a post I initially wrote about 10 months ago, but it’s getting to be about that time again when the winter weather starts messing with our beauty routine. My ‘Beauty Tips for Winter Weather’ posts are exactly what they say they are; a collection of tips on easy (in my case- lazy) ways to deal with some of the every day side effects of living in a cold climate….

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