How to Add a Special Touch to Your Life

How to Add a Special Touch to Your Life

I love adding a special touch to my day. Small details. Beautiful, noticeable, things that make me smile. The little things that make a routine or a busy day feel intentional and perfect. This blog post is all about those special touches and being intentional…

Trusting The Timing of Your Life (While Working Your Butt Off)

Trusting The Timing of Your Life (While Working Your Butt Off)

If I could hop back in time for a quick minute to share some wisdom with 16-year-old me I would say, “Belle, honey, you’ve got to start trusting the timing of your life – but that doesn’t mean you should stop working your butt off.”…

What Happens When You Establish Personal Values

What Happens When You Establish Personal Values

Whenever I struggle with whether I should make a purchase, or with making a big decision, I like to check-in with my values to see if the purchase or decision aligns with them. Do you know what your personal values are? Do you check-in with…

What Does Being Authentic Even Mean?

What Does Being Authentic Even Mean?

The number one piece of advice I hear these days is to “be authentic” or “just be yourself” and I have a very serious question: What does “being authentic” even mean? We live in a time and place where there is SO much information and…

4 Things I Used to Care About But Don’t Anymore

4 Things I Used to Care About But Don’t Anymore

Self reflection is an important part of growth and creating a life you love. Self reflection happens when you spend some time really thinking about who you are, your thoughts, and your experiences. One of the best ways to use self reflection for growth is…

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Heard

The Best Advice I’ve Ever Heard

The best advice I have ever heard… hmmm… most of the advice I look back on is from my mom and dad. Or from my boyfriend or my friends. And with podcasts being such a great resource right now, I have heard hundreds of pieces…

Why Would I Start a Lifestyle Blog?

Why Would I Start a Lifestyle Blog?

Why would I start a lifestyle blog? Or more accurately, why would I (or you) ever start anything? Especially something where the chance of success and return on investment is relatively low? Well friends… it has officially been 6 months since I started posting weekly…

Finding Purpose (What Game of Thrones Taught Me)

Finding Purpose (What Game of Thrones Taught Me)

There are many excellent books and philosophies around the topic of finding purpose. Countless theories of how to find it, what it might be, whether everyone’s purpose is the same or different, and on it goes. But I am not going to talk about those…

6 Ways to Seek and Find Inspiration

6 Ways to Seek and Find Inspiration

Inspiration is when something stimulates you into a pursuit, creative or otherwise. It could be a moment when you see a painting, or read a poem, or smell some lilacs and you suddenly feel a certain way or get a certain thought. Inspiration is often…

My 8 Favourite Local West Coast Products

My 8 Favourite Local West Coast Products

There are so many amazing local businesses on the West Coast – and specifically Vancouver Island! I thought I would put together a list of a few of my favourite local west coast products in the interest of shopping local and supporting small! From food…