This is a post that is long over due. Last summer, my mom and I went on a daytrip to Terre Bleu lavender farm in Campbellville, (Milton area) Ontario. I actually first learned about this place at a Facebook conference where the owner was one of the guest speakers. (For curious minds, his topic was his success with Facebook Advertising’s options for small businesses.) Ever since I saw the photos of the lavender farm I was dying to go – and lavender is my mom’s favourite, so it was a no-brainer to take the trip with her.
Last week, I had an opportunity to visit South Pond Farms in Bethany, Ontario with some other bloggers from the Toronto area. South Pond Farms is a popular spot for weddings and events and is about a half hour from Durham Region and a little over an hour from Toronto.
It’s a place that I’ve been familiar with and have always wanted to visit, so naturally I was extremely excited once I received the invite! To my surprise, I learned that the farm is actually open to the public on Tuesdays and that they also host weekly events and workshops that anyone can sign up for! (More on that later.) I was extremely happy when I found out that they can always accommodate us gluten-free folk.
What is it about Spring that always makes us want a “fresh start”?
My life is changing drastically this Spring compared to the past two years, so I figured that called for some lifestyle changes for this seasonal goal list. Naturally, since I’m behind on actually posting my list, some of these are already done.
Happy New Years everyone!! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and holiday! I sure did, and will be posting more about that in a bit but in the meantime I wanted to chat a bit about my goals for 2016 and my year while it was fresh in my mind! I spent my New Years in the best way possible in my books; surrounded by family & friends, stuffing our faces with food and watching New Years TV specials and playing games in our PJs — My kind of New Years!!
2015 was an interesting year for me. In some ways, it was one of my best 5 years yet; but in other ways it had some pretty hard moments. It was the year I made my TV debut, I appeared on a local talk show to chat about blogging, social media, branding and demonstrated a recipe from my blog (as seen here); I landed two of my dream gigs and jobs in my area of study; I finished two courses with a final grade of 100%; I had some amazing partnerships on the blog (such as the Oshawa Centre!); I had the opportunity to work with the Regional Municipality of Durham and help plan, promote and manage social media for a local festival; and many opportunities for 2016 were finalized. (Stay tuned – details to come!)