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Biz Advice: Bullsh!t Fears That Stop You From Going It Alone

June 23, 2015

There’s no job-security I hate to break it to you, but a salaried position isn’t as safe as you think it is. Sure, you have a bi-weekly paycheck, but your

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Tools of The Trade: Robin Fitzsimons

June 18, 2015

Robin Fitzsimons is the maker, designer and owner of Fitzy, a shop that offers handmade modern vegetable leather goods from Toronto (AKA Terano, Tronno etc. according to her

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Playlist No. 41

June 17, 2015

Happy listening, folks!

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Podcast Love: Best Radio Shows To Listen To Right Now

June 16, 2015

Lately, I keep being asked for podcast recommendations, so I thought it was time to throw together a post outlining some of my favorites. I listen to about three radio shows

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Week in Review: How Freelancing Has More Job Security than a 9-5, a...

June 13, 2015

1. I Quit My Job Today, And So Can You. Really enjoyed this article and found myself nodding along with my experience of quitting my job, tears and shame and all, only

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Fun Work, Rejected Offers, and Cathardic Gardening

June 4, 2015

It’s been an odd, unpredictable, but generally nice spring. I’ve been busier with work than I anticipated, which is always a welcome

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Playlist No. 40

June 3, 2015

I’ve been busy lately with work and life in general, so I don’t have time to craft a pre-amble. But I will say, though this one is short, it’s also very

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Week in Review: Cinnamon Brioche, Making $ on Airbnb, Bôhten Wood Glasses, Choosing...

May 31, 2015

1. I love this essay on choosing must over should. For anyone who’s chosen Should for far too long — months, years, maybe a lifetime — and feels like it’s

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Playlist No. 39 – Introspective, Slow & Headphone-Worthy

May 27, 2015

This week’s mix is all atmospheric, headphones-necessary songs that are down-tempo and a bit moody and introspective. And apparently, an all-male mix this week! Enjoy

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Things I Like: Bôhten’s Reclaimed Wood Glasses

May 25, 2015

I’m a tad glasses-obsessed. I own over 7 pairs and I love switching it up every once in a while, but I keep finding myself defaulting to my pair by Bôhten. Bôhten

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Week in Review: Marble phone cases, growing up to be a princess, Urban...

May 24, 2015

1. Crushing on these iPhone cases made from real marble. 2. Read this beautiful essay from Sara Chipps titled Papas, please let your babies grow up to be princesses.

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A Sea of Trouble(maker)s and Stripes

May 23, 2015

My bedroom makeover is nearly complete (just awaiting a run from Leon’s). I had just built my bed and threw on my new sheets from Unison Home when a little miss named

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Dreams of a Summer Outdoor Living with Jysk

May 22, 2015

This Spring has been a strange one weather-wise. Where I am in Milton, it’s been humid and steamy one day, and rainy and cold the next, but on those hot days, I

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Playlist No. 38

May 20, 2015

I had a bit of a crazy weekend in my personal life; in exciting ways and not-so-nice ways. I don’t quite have the energy to craft a big intro, so forgive me, but trust

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Week in Review: Pingszoo, Java Elixr, the freelancer’s dilema, Royal Doultons + more

May 15, 2015

1. Pingszoo, one of my favourite illustrators, has been keeping me smiling (and kicking my butt too work harder on my illustrations!) 2. Ah, time or money, the

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