Cruelty Free Beauty Part 1

This post is long overdue but I wanted to make sure I tested all of the makeup and beauty products that I recently purchased before writing about them!

Now, I know a lot of people don’t really think about what happens to their cosmetics before they purchase them, but if you buy from companies that test on animals you should, at the very least, understand what this means.

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First Snowfall Comfort Food

As I am writing this Calgary is under s snowfall warning!  It’s been snowing heavily for the past few hours and it’s not expected to stop anytime soon.  It seems quite surreal considering it was 20 degrees (C) yesterday and I was in a T-shirt!

Here are a few photos from before the snowstorm

Fall Dog Park

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There’s a Chill in the Air

There’s a chill in the air that I am admittedly loving right now.  I’m sure once it gets really cold and starts snowing I will regret how much I am enjoying the chilly weather, but for now I am going to bake as much as possible and enjoy all of the pumpkin flavoured things I can get my hands on.  Stay tuned for a new pumpkin recipe in the next few days!

This week I decided to try something different and make some banana muffins; I was quite pleased with the way they turned out, and I hope you will be as well!

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Pumpkin Season!

Happy Fall!

Although it still currently feels very much like Summer here in Calgary, I am in full Autumn mode.  I’ve been really enjoying long (and very warm) fall dog walks, quick trips to the mountains and snuggling up with my little guy, Balu.  Here are a few snapshots of my last month:

Balu

Fall

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Festival Season

It’s that time of year again! No, I’m not referring to Spring (especially since it still feels very much like Winter outside), I’m talking about music festival season!  The festival of my choice this year is Lollapalooza and I could not be more excited to return to Chicago for a week in August.  Here are some of my desired festival items for this year.  What are some of your festival necessities?

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