Once a month, I round up some of the inspiring, intriguing and interesting things that I’ve read and written recently and share them all with you.
- “Girls are taught perfection (be polite, be pretty, play nice) while boys are taught bravery (swing high, play rough, jump).” Chatelaine magazine discusses women, careers and risk taking.
- The Globe and Mail’s–and my–love affair with the Trudeaus continues. White-washing aside, the profile of Sophie Gregoire is an interesting discussion of unfiltered PR and authenticity.
- To the first lady to the south, four love letters to Michelle Obama.
- Just start
- Truly, Madly, Guilty (not an affiliate link) by Liane Moriarty. In the span of the first chapter, author introduced a dislikable character and made her sympathetic. The slow reveal and switching perspectives kept me reading.
My writing elsewhere:
- Do you play bow with your dog?
- The book that inspired me to speak more body language to my dog: The Other End of the Leash book review
- Investigating the tiny house trend with two container houses: An out of the box home for a historic farm and A tiny container home that doesn’t scrimp on style
- A topic close to my heart: A gorgeous home that’s good for the planet
- Sharpen your green thumb by touring this home
- This rustic farmhouse shines with refined style
- In my own house, I’ve been spending time in the basement, laying carpet, sharing how to build your own DIY carpet kick (with free plans) and making oversize Scrabble wall art.
- I’ve also nearly wrapped up the vegetable garden, sharing the final report on our vertical gardening experiment–our squash trellis, and doing a SOAR analysis (the friendlier version of a SWOT) looking back at the highs and lows of this gardening season.