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Happy New Year, my lovely people!

This is a time of reflection for many, as a fresh new calendar year begins we get to look at the 12 months of possibilities that lie ahead. Of course, my mind has been racing leading up to 2018. There are going to be so many changes, and likely lots of challenges as Chad an I embark on a new chapter. But there’s one thing that has been weighing heavy on this heart of mine: personal identity.

Who am I? How did I get here? How do I get to where I want to be? Who do I want to be?

If this is ringing true for you, read on. And if you have any suggestions, please do share! Continue reading “not just anything”


how is summer almost over?

how-is-summer-almost-over | alltheamusement.comI can hardly believe that it’s mid-August already. Where did the summer go?! Life has been quite busy since my last post, and I anticipate nothing but the same in the coming weeks and months. I’ll try not to neglect you, dear readers, too much. Today, I’ll give you a brief update on what’s been goin’ on, and also let you in on some things that are coming down the line.  Continue reading “how is summer almost over?”

One + Four = Life: Yoga, Vegas, and Treats

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Loveliness. That’s the word I can use to sum up this week. Although we entered it with disappointed hearts, everything always happens for a reason. Things line up, fall into place, and work out for the best. Continue reading “One + Four = Life: Yoga, Vegas, and Treats”

One + Four = Life: Rejuvenation, Kindness, & Spring Greens

one-four-life-summertime-yoga-kindness | alltheamusement.com1) Pants – I revived my seasonal wardrobe with an awesome pair of multi-purpose, fun patterned pants. They are soft, light cotton, and I seriously would wear them anywhere: to work, on a sailboat, for a walk, to bed. They are the most versatile and exciting  piece of clothing I have!

2) Yoga – This week has been all about yoga. Not only have I stayed on task with my 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene, I also won free tickets to a “Way of the Zen Warrior” seminar by Matt Vidler, a local yogi. In addition to that, I bought my first yoga block to use in my own practice.

3) Olive Oil – My boss was in Kingston this week, and is so lovely and brought me back a little something from Kingston Olive Oil Co. Yum! I can’t wait to use it – I was almost tempted just to pour the Garlic Infused olive oil in a dipping bowl and have a bread snack!

4) Springtime Polenta – I went to the market yesterday and picked up some fresh fiddleheads and local asparagus. Last night for dinner, I did my springtime take on Fit Girls Guide’s 28 Day Jumpstart Dreamy Polenta with garlic, asparagus, fiddleheads and chicken. Let me tell you, it was delicious!

Want to join in and share your own One + Four = Life memories? Use the hashtag #OneFourLife on Twitter and Instagram and check out more about it at Meet Me At Mike‘s


Tell All Tuesday: life update

I can hardly believe that it’s been over six weeks since my last real blog post. Boy oh boy, has a lot happened since then! This post is the first of a new weekly feature called “Tell All Tuesday” where I’ll be updating you on the comings and goings of my (not so) crazy life.

I’ll start with the hot topic that I’m sure you’re all wondering about: Employment Continue reading “Tell All Tuesday: life update”


So, we’re all  two-and-a-half weeks into the new year, and I’m just about two weeks into my life as a twenty-seven year old. How’s the fresh new page feeling for everyone? Are you back to your old routines yet? Those same bad habits, the same ways of thinking, eating the cake instead of the fruit, skipping the gym date yesterday, today, and maybe tomorrow? Hey, we’ve all been there. I’d argue that we’re all always kind of there. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope.

The week of my birthday was actually pretty emotional for me. I had had a great Christmas, some time off of work, a wonderful weekend of Birthday celebrations surrounded by people I love, and a great piece (or two) of banana chocolate cake. It was perfect. Blissful. Heart-warming. But then Monday came.

Monday was my Birthday.

Monday was a work day.

Monday was a bad day.  Continue reading “twenty-seven”