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The intellectual stuff

Book Club || Month no. 9

18 books down, 6 to go. Here is what we thought about our October novels. 17. The Grownup, by Gillian Flynn Falynn’s Vote: 3/5     Amber’s Vote: 3/5 Odd. That is the best way to sum up this very short book. Some of its crude innuendos caught me right off the bat; however, things moved very fast and… Read More


Holiday Gift Guide || Kids

There is nothing quite as rewarding as seeing a child’s face light up when opening a Christmas present. Even better perhaps, seeing their parents faces also light up! We may not have littles of our own yet, but thankfully we are surrounded by some pretty incredible mamas and papas. All of our selections have been parent… Read More


Book Club || Month no. 8

16 books down, 8 to go. Here is what we thought about our October novels. 15. A House in the Sky: A Memoir, by Amanda Lindhout & Sara Corbett Falynn’s Vote: 4/5     Amber’s Vote: 4/5 Being that this memoir is both written by and about a female from my neck of the woods (Alberta), and it included global traveling, made… Read More


Book Club || Month no. 7

14 books down, 10 to go. Here is what we thought about our September novels. 13. Hausfrau, by Jill Alexander Essbaum Falynn’s Vote: 5/5     Amber’s Vote: 4.5/5 I got really into this book, not sure why but I loved it! It was quoted as, “In Hausfrau, Anna Karenina goes Fifty Shades with a side of Madame Bovary.”… Read More


Book Club || Month no. 6

12 books down, 12 to go. Here is what we though about August novels. 11. The Heiresses, by Sara Shepard Falynn’s Vote: 2/5     Amber’s Vote: 3.5/5 Okay, this novel isn’t the most intellectually challenging book; however, if you have a guilty pleasure of Pretty Little Liars or Gossip Girl, good chance you are going to… Read More


Refresh || no. Twenty-One

Another Monday, means another Refresh! Today we are talking about refreshing your travel face regime and Falynn’s newest podcast obsession. Amber’s Monday Refresh Last Monday I was in Ottawa, ON exploring Canada’s Capital and my skin wasn’t loving me. I’ve been traveling a lot as of late and it seems a constant struggle to keep my skin hydrated… Read More


Book Club || Month no. 5

10 books down, 14 to go. Here is what we though about July’s novels. 9. All The Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr               Falynn’s Vote: 4/5     Amber’s Vote: 4/5 The story takes place throughout France in 1934, and jumps between the characters of two children, Marie Laure Leblanc, a… Read More


Book Club || Month no. 4

8 books down, 16 to go. Here is what we though about June’s novels. 7. The Glass Castle, by Jeannette Walls                 Falynn’s Vote: 5/5     Amber’s Vote: 5/5 I will admit, I read this book AGES ago (ok like 2 years ago). But I loved it then and I loved re-reading… Read More


OUTINON || no. Eight

Amber What’s OUT Matching your fingernail polish to your toenail polish. I for one am happy the un-matchy look is in. I can NEVER narrow down my color choices. In fact, I can be quoted saying, “picking a nail color is harder than naming your firstborn.” I have went into the nail salon with an… Read More


Book Club || Month no. 3

6 books down, 18 to go. Here is what we though about May’s novels. 5. And the Birds Rained Down, by Jocelyne Saucier Falynn’s Vote: 5/5     Amber’s Vote: 4/5 History, mystery, and intrigue! This story offers so much! Taking place in a wooded Northern Ontario community, the paths of two men who reside in the woods and two women who arrive to the woods… Read More