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.
Let’s talk about sleep (baby*). If you haven’t figured it out already, your relationship with sleep is the most important relationship you have in your life. Seriously.
Every month my office does a bookclub, and we’re currently reading Arianna Huffinton’s book, The Sleep Revolution. Sleep has always been very important to me. I’m not a nice person when I don’t get enough sleep, and I require a lot of Z’s. And I always knew that it was important for our health, too.
But I never realized just how important it is, or how fascinating it actually is.
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!)
I’m having fun doing these types of posts, so I thought I would make a bucket list for the Holiday season! I almost checked off all of my items on my fall list (I missed two – light a fire and homemade applesauce), so I’m hoping I can get all of the items crossed off thisone. Anyways, here’s the list: