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    Staying Organized with STIL

    Hey everyone!

    September always feels like the new year to me, I work in a school and I’m also a university student so it’s a big change from the summer. While I’m in school organization is key for me! I’m really not sure how I would function without my lists, calendars and sticky notes! I thought since my organization is so important to me I would share a few of my favourite things from STIL Classics!

    A planner is always a must for me, and this year I decided to try something new so I purchased the 6 month planner from STIL Classics! What drew me to this planner was the day plan + task list. It’s also undated so it gives me the flexibility to start the planner literally whenever I want to!

    I also got the planning stickers and washi tape to use in conjunction with my planner and honestly, they are so convenient! If your the type of person who loves planning but isn’t big on writing (or just loves stickers) you will love these! The washi tape is also so fun to create a little pizazz on a day where I have a fun event or occasion!

    In addition to a planner, I absolutely need a notebook (or 5, lets just be honest). Whether I’m in classes or not I love to have a new notebook to jot down ideas, blog posts, or of course notes when I am in class! This one has become a fast favourite for me; I just love the simplicity of the cover and the quality of the paper!

    Lastly, I found something new! This frosted plastic pouch has been a life saver! I got the larger size which is the perfect size to fit any regular sized document, and it even has some extra room so it’s easy to throw in my notebook + planner. The best part about it, and kind of why I bought it is because it keeps everything important safe + dry!

     

    If you’re looking to get a new planner or any other stationary essentials I highly recommend STIL classics, theres just something so perfect about the simple design and quality that goes into each and every product!

    Be sure to head over to my instagram for a giveaway + of course give them a follow as well by clicking here!

    Until Next Time,

    Jade

     

     

     

     

     

    The Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

    Last week my friend Sara and I went out to the Sunflower Festival in Chilliwack! It’s on the same property as the Tulips of the Valley just off of the highway. Not only do they have tons of beautiful sunflowers, but they also have lawn games and a shop area to buy sunflowers + tulip bulbs.

    The sunflowers themselves are incredible! As you walk through the rows its fairly quiet as the flowers reach over 6 feet tall. It was still quite smoky when we went, but there are still so many photo opportunities, and of course I had to grab a bunch of sunflowers to bring home!

    Here are some of my favourite photos from the day – many of them feature my cutie pie niece!

     

    I highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the area! You can check out their instagram here and purchase tickets here!

     

    Until Next Time,

    J

    Kelowna Getaway

    My husband and  I recently drove up to Kelowna to celebrate our 4th anniversary! I thought I would go through a few fun things things that we did + my favourite spots to visit.

    After the drive, the first thing we did was stop for some food! We went to the Craft Beer Market, they have an amazing patio and the beer selection was crazy! It’s right in the downtown strip and has a view of the lake – what’s not to love.

    We drove up to the top of Knox Mountain and the view was so beautiful! Theres a few lookout points that you can drive to, or you can hike up a bit to get to the very top!

    We also went to the Kasugai Garden which was super cute! Its quite small, but the plants are beautiful, and the whole thing is very well maintained. Also, its free!

    Lastly, my absolute favourite part of the trip was going to Kangaroo Creek! The animals are so sweet, and they all seem to be very well cared for.

    Petting the kangaroos + holding the baby joeys was honestly such an amazing experience. They are so freaking cute, and surprisingly soft!

    In addition to the kangaroos they also had capybaras, maras, goats, a very friendly emu, some exotic birds and a little sugar glider!

    Have you been to Kelowna? Tell me your favourite things to do in the area!

    Until next time,

    J

    Fort Langley Photoshoot : Jaleesa Matteazzi Photography

    Last weekend my husband and I had the pleasure of getting together with Jaleesa Matteazzi to take some couple photos in Fort Langley! We braved the chilly weather and I am so glad we did. I love the photos so much.

    Jaleesa made shooting feel easy (which is amazing, because I always feel super awkward!), and captured the little in between moments which I love!

    Here are some of my favourite shots from the photoshoot, and definitely check Jaleesa’s photography page here!

    Until Next Time,

    J

    Setting Goals

    As I said before in my last post, this year as part of my back to work/school preparation I’m setting goals for myself. I’ve never been big on setting goals for the year because I always second guess myself, and focus on my failures. That being said, this year is going to be different (at least I hope so)! My goals are more so focused on my own well-being versus being focused on specific milestones.

    If theres anything I’ve learned from the past year it’s that I’m not taking care of myself, and I’m putting myself under too much pressure. My anxiety has been at an all time high, and I’ve been getting sick for the last few months (non-stop). So this year I want to take time to put myself first, and really focus on my health and happiness.

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    Back to School Must Haves

    September is right around the corner, and in the spirit of back to school I thought I would share some of my must haves to start the year off! For me September is a busy time of year, not only do I work at an elementary school, but I’m also taking classes so its back to work + school for me. The adjustment to get back into a routine can be a bit tricky, especially when I’ve been off for the last two months. There are a few things that help me get back into the groove of things – here are my back to school must haves:

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    Mr + Mrs

    A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of getting together with Steph Schulz (Steph Schulz Photography) to take some photos of my husband and I. We wandered around downtown Abbotsford + Old Hand to get some casual + candid shots.

    I absolutely love how they turned out, so I thought I would share some of my favourites here on the blog!

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    Small Space Living : Urban Walls

    Living in a small space can leave me feeling a little challenged when I want to change it up simply because it’s difficult to move furniture around (there just isn’t anywhere else to put it); so when I stumbled upon Urban Walls I was honestly thrilled at the idea of switching it up without moving or painting anything! Urban Walls is a local company here in Vancouver, they create incredible wall decals (everything from polkadots to swans!), and all you have to do is stick them to your walls!

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