July 20, 2019

The Tangled Garden | Grand Pre, NS



A stunning, other-worldly, whimsical fairy-tale land is how I would describe The Tangled Garden. At least, that's how I feel while walking through the garden. The second you step in you're completely swallowed up by the atmosphere and even though the road is close by, you'd never know it. I only hope my photos do it justice because it truly is a wonderful, beautiful place.

[warning: very photo heavy!]

July 09, 2019

Fundy Geological Museum | Parrsboro, NS


To celebrate Canada Day this year we decided to take our dino-loving gal to the Fundy Geological Museum to check out some fossils and other cool stuff! I honestly didn't think she'd be all that excited since it was a fossil museum and wouldn't have dinosaur figures or anything to look at but she was in awe when she walked in! She grabbed my hand and started pulling me around to each exhibit and she was really into it! 

July 03, 2019

The Sunshine Blogger Award


























I'm so happy to have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I love the fact that "blogger awards" like this pass around the blogging community. It really allows bloggers to connect with other bloggers and we get to find out a little more about the bloggers behind the blogs as well! I love the Sunshine Blogger Award the most though I think because its an award nominated as a peer recognition for bloggers that inspire positivity and joy! So, thank you so much to Blogging Mama for the nomination! I really appreciate it!

June 29, 2019

101 Things in 1001 Days Challenge


























I saw Alice from 'Alice in Sheffield' post this challenge on her blog and I thought it looked like so much fun. I'm a huge fan of writing lists and goals so coming up with 101 goals/tasks to accomplish in roughly 2.75 years was right my alley! I think that's a really decent amount of time to tick off everything on my list.....or at least I'm hoping!

Starting today on June 29th, 2019 means that I have until March 26th, 2022 to complete my list. I'm not sure how often I'll come back and update on my achievements. Maybe every 3 or so months? If you're doing a similar challenge leave your list link in the comments! I'd love to check out your lists! :)

June 28, 2019

Burntcoat Head Park | Noel, NS


























Another year, another visit to beautiful Burntcoat Head Park in the books. 

Burntcoat, in my opinion, is one of Nova Scotia's greatest attractions. It's home of the world's highest tides and extremely beautiful! When the tide goes out you have the opportunity to walk along the ocean floor and let your toes squish through the soft mud. Its an awesome activity the whole family will enjoy (well, unless you aren't so steady on your feet because it can get pretty slick walking through the mud!)

June 19, 2019

My Nickelodeon Collection


I am super excited to finally share my Nickelodeon collection with you all! Most of my fave childhood shows were Nickelodeon -Hey Arnold, Rugrats, Ren & Stimpy, etc- and I still love a lot of these shows today. So, if you were a huge Nickelodeon fan you can probably understand my love for all things Nick and why I started this collection! Let's get on with the goods shall we!? Hope you enjoy!

[ warning: photo heavy post!]

June 16, 2019

My Weight Loss Journey | 4 Month Update



So It's been 4 months since I've started my weight loss journey (is that all it's been!?) and I'm here with my 4-months-in weight loss results! If you're curious you can read my first post about my journey to get all the deets. And by "can" I really mean "should" ...go there now....or not. ANYWAY, let's just jump right in shall we:

START DATE: FEB 1, 2019

WEIGHT: 182 lbs

INCHES:
ARMS: 12 3/4 
BUST: 44 3/4
WAIST: 42 3/4
HIPS: 42 1/2
THIGHS: 21 3/4

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NOW: JUNE 1, 2019

WEIGHT: 174.8 lbs

INCHES:
ARMS: 12 1/2
BUST: 43 1/2
WAIST: 42
HIPS: 42
THIGHS: 21

of course the boobs are the quickest thing to go...

So that's 7.2 pounds in 4 months! Almost half a pound a week- not too shabby! I'm happy to do this slow and steady rather than drop a ton of weight right off the bat. 

I'm still doing my intermittent fasting but I'm really not being too strict with it. If I was I'd probably see a lot more weight coming off! But, I like the way things are going right now because even when I skip my workouts for even a week or more at a time, I'm able to maintain my weight loss! I feel like I'm doing this the right way and that makes me feel good! 

I still do my Leslie Sansone workouts every day (just about) and I still haven't upped it to two workouts a day yet but I will! When I'm ready. 

Junk food is still a big part of my life but if I'm being honest I really don't grab for it as often as I used to.

Still trying to cut back on the dairy.... Its hard okay!! 

Water intake is still going strong.

Overall I'm pretty happy! Like I said, its slow going but I feel less bloated, my clothes fit a little better and I feel like I just look healthier. Its nice.

I'm excited to see what I can do in the next 4 months. Until then, keep going!