flowers - they show us what another person cannot bring themselves to say: "im sorry i hurt you", 'i hope these support you in your grief", "i love you", and sometimes even "just because". humans are truly peculiar beings, aren't they? to harvest gifts of nature in order to let the untouched raw beauty of the earth speak for them - as if we have any right to proclaim what an earth's creature could possibly ever mean.
Made a #snapchat
for TCM if you'd like to follow. Next week will be particularly interesting as im headed to the big smoke for 3 days of craziness at the @restaurantscanada
Happy Valentines Day Ravens ❤️
We’re half way done through the week, and things are looking good. Tomorrow I have a huge meeting where it could be in the right direction when it comes to my career and life. As well it’s Valentines Day, and I am so excited that I get to spend it with someone who loves for me and makes me so incredibly happy @c_vicente21
without you tomorrow wouldn’t of never happened. I’m enjoying a cup of coffee from this coffee spot and cracking down on the things that I need to get ready for tomorrow. Love and happiness - Sarah ✨💕🌿
Anyone else love comfort food? 🍽
Placing myself in a greenery jungle, and a latte to focus on getting the work I need to get done. 🌿
: Feel accomplished and keep your sanctuary clean by tackling the first challenge of the day : To make your bed. ————————————————————————————
If you’re anything like me, within seconds of awakening in the morning, you’re hit with this sudden burst of energy. With this, you get this itching urge to fulfil every idea that comes to mind. Although this can be great, it sucks when you open your bedroom door at night and the first thing that catches your eye is your unmade bed. Having ADHD can be tough when it comes to home maintenance/organization. But if you gain at least one daily habit to clean/organize something... how about it be where you rest your lovely head at night ? 🥰 🛌
Try adding this to your morning routine ! You’ll feel great, trust me 🙌🏽💖
this fried chicken meal at @lexingtonottawa
was bestowed upon us by the gods themselves. ok, I'm being a lil dramatic but listen: you can get mac&cheese as a side which in itself is fantastic, and the chicken melts in your mouth. plus it's fried in that perfectly crunchy breading that holds flavour within itself 🤤 this is SO much food for the value and I was blessed to be able to have this as a dinner AND a lunch the next day.
#notsponsored #iwish #justsharing
: Use a kitchen timer to help manage your time better ⏲⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Having only recently learned about this time managing tool through a YouTuber, I am still on the midst of adapting to it. HOWEVER, based on the times when I have used it, it’s evident that the timer makes an incredible difference.... I never realized how much time I waste on things that’s really don’t matter. How did I figure this out ? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Well, before using this ⏲, I counted how long it took me to shower, get dressed and hair+ makeup. The next morning, I set my timer to those times, hypothesizing that I would remain without yesterday’s time frame... I was sadly wrong. On average, I went over each duty by 35% 😲... In all, this little thing is not only a great tool for productivity & time management but also for self realization and improvement.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
( ps, to avoid phone-given distractions, I’d highly recommend not using the timer on there... I made that mistake too many times before 🤦🏽♀️) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #adhd #mentalhealth #innerbeauty #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthblogger #bloggingbabe #letstalkaboutit #teamwork #independence #introvert #psychology #ottawa #ottawamentalhealth #selflove #whatdoyouthink #ottawastyle #613blogger #careforyourself #ottawalife #montreal #ottawaphotographer #anxiety #stopthesigma
Heard you sayin I don't fit
Sitting over there like You're big time
Barking all my wrongs and shit
Like Oh Oh
She ain't going nowhere
You'll be hearing me through loud speakers
You'll be begging for a drop
You'll be vibing in the bleachers
And I'll be at the top
But right now, Im Right here...
🎼 DCMO @igobylu
Allow me to introduce to you the oldest mama plant I own. This beaut is 16 years old!! I kept her in a thimble sized pot for nearly a decade and once I moved her to a bigger pot, she started making lots of babies. Some of her babies are now teenagers, but can you transplant younglings mid winter? Or should I wait till the spring?
It’s crazy to think how long this plant has cohabited with me. And she’s proof that giving things room to grow will guarantee a thriving plant- something that translates to our own ideas, hobbies, and desires too. Don’t let the confines that others may place upon you define where and how far you go.
#greenthumb #succulent #zebraplant #plantsofinstagram #plantsmakepeoplehappy #plantselfie #fetchandbloom #blogger #diy #craftygirl #613blogger #ottawablogger #creative
02.02.2019 // People keep telling me “you’re only 20, you’ll figure things out”, but I get the feeling that that’s one of those sentiments that only makes sense 20 years down the line. Besides, do any of us really ever “have it figured out”?
When I first talked to Laura @laurakellyphoto
about appearing on the @youmightnotlikeit
show, I was full of excitement and big ideas. I wanted to talk about being a woman of large appetites. In that conversation I wanted to cover the genesis story of Taste & Tipple, highlights and low points of my dating life, taking pleasure in the small things and how to cultivate self-confidence and conquer feelings of shame. ✖️ It was an ambitious agenda. After we finished recording, over cocktails (of course), I had the growing sense of unease. I felt anxious that I’d shared too much and that I would come off sounding like a self-absorbed asshole. I felt exposed and vulnerable, not knowing how listeners would perceive me in all my imperfections and contradictions. ✖️ Then I listened to episode 14, “No, I won’t have coffee with you” of @youmightnotlikeit
and Laura reminded me that you can’t be everything to everyone. I was instantly reminded that the only thing that mattered is that I shared my authentic self. Whether this episode resonates with you or not, you’ll definitely know me better after listening to it. ✖️ Tune in wherever you find your podcasts or on youmightnotlikeit.com
#ottawablogger #foodblogger #youmightnotlikeit #podcast #613blogger #myottawa #ottawa #girlboss #womeninbusiness #smallbusiness #tasteandtipple
Who else loved local food week? #fave
as I was finishing up a workday last week, I was surprised to hear there was a delivery for me. in a big brown bag, there was this round box with a lid decorated with a dried flower and the label, which immediately reminded me of a hat box from the last century. with zero idea of the box' contents, I opened it slowly to reveal this incredible arrangement of live, wonderfully-smelling roses, leaves, and a delicate package of 4 macarons. thank you @a_shaily
for the perfectly executed surprise of a birthday gift 🌹
delicious birthday @3brewerssparks
dinner 🍕 this is the Caprini Flammekueche and red wine sangria (best sangria in town)🍷(yes, I celebrate my birthday the entire week, and it's not even over yet)
Back to back classes call for bagged meals ! Did you know you can order a bagged meals from the caf to take with you on the go? Checkout the dining services website to order !
So excited for this! Come to the caf this week to try some amazing locally sourced dishes made by chef Luke and local farmers!
Burger and fries ?? Yes please
Late night study sessions with sushi?? Yes please! Got this gem from Bento Sushi in the UC
Hey Ravens! Hope you all had a wonderful break!
It’s January 7th and all the holiday parties are officially over! It has been a whirlwind vacation and this past holiday season has really been special for us. But now it’s time to pack up all the decorations and clear out the home as well as get back to those intentions for the new year. I’ve decided I’m going to try a modified version of whole 30 starting today. Modified to allow for the sometime addition of foods on the no list. And although I’ve had my subscription to 8fit for a few months, I have yet to use the workout section. Today I decided that i will commit to that and just let them pick my HIIT for me. I’ve completed two of the four workouts for today and love it. You can pick your music and it’s got timer and video built in to each move which takes all the guess work out of it. Here’s to January and new beginnings. Anyone have any success with whole 30?
#whole30 #8fit #newbeginnings #usfitgals #fetchandbloom #blogger #momblogger #diy #craftyblogger #craftlove #613blogger #ottawablogger #momblogger #creative
Sometimes, it’s easy to give 1001 reasons not to do some things.
I have discussed starting a YouTube channel with some friends for YEARS or many months 😂
I never actually did it because I was either scared of putting myself out there, or of running out of content or something else.
I’m happy I took the leap! It’s giving me a chance to figure out my camera, be creative, get comfortable in front of a camera & just have fun.
stressed the importance of just focusing on your work, doing it for you and perfecting your craft instead of obsessing about numbers. 👈🏿 Best Advice
I’m grateful to have finally just put myself out there and have fun with it!
I’m also grateful for the support from you guys 🥰
Thanks for 50+ subscribers !
Lool I can’t believe I started a YouTube Channel 😂💃🏿🤷🏿♀️ Oh, I put up a new video!! Go check it out !
P.S. Go do that thing you’ve been scared to start! What’s life without a little excitement once in a while??
#canadianyoutubers #nigerianyoutubers #ottawa #613 #613blogger #ottawablogger #ottawayoutuber #melanin #youtuber #makeupyoutuber #naturalhairyoutuber #takeachance #blackcanadianbloggers #50subscribers
Anyone else love treating themselves after exams? This amazing sandwich is from Colonel By Chicken in the UC ! If you want to see more of my fave eats around campus, check out my new article! Link in bio.
Interested in reading about all my fave food on campus? Check out my new article! Link in bio!
Colourful salads >> everything else 😍
I can’t believe there is only one more week till Christmas. I still have so much shopping to do and haven’t even watched all the Christmas movies on my “Christmas Movie List.” But I can’t wait till the day is finally here. ✨
Nothing like grilled cheese and tomato soup to warm you up on a cold day!
After sharing my story about @CleoFlaneur
‘s disappearance, I’ve received many personal messages by some of you... just expressing how relatable it was.
Many don’t know this but while I was in Montreal, I fell into this hole of depression. I’ve never felt so alone and mad in my life. I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to lose “friendships/opportunities”. After reading your messages, It’s as though all my tears and countless moments of loneliness was all worth it. And more importantly, I no longer feel alone about feeling such a way. Thank you so much for this... my heart grows bigger because of you guys 💖
Being the real life “Big Sister” I am, I wanted to tell my story for the pure sake of benefiting another’s growth.... I’ve come to realize that sometimes, we get caught in something that we don’t necessarily want to do. And depending on one’s circumstance, it’s not always easy to leave. But at the end of the day, if your goal in life is to be happy, you’ll do whatever you can to achieve that... no matter how hard the journey is to get there.
For those going through a similar predicament, I hope you find the mental strength to do what makes you happy. Live your life for YOU and achieve YOUR goals 💖💫#SelfInvesting