Nicole’s Favourite Things: The Sweat, Baby, Sweat Edition

This is the truest statement I have ever seen. It's this week! This week is summer! Celebrate! Calgary gets approximately 5-10 days of warm weather per year - and by "warm," I mean above 25 degrees Celsius - and those 5-10 days are not always … [Continue reading]

Leaning Out; Nineteen Weeks In

I am at that weird point in the summer, but also in the pandemic, where I really struggle to know what day it is. The boys and I went for a fun little hike last Monday, and when I think about it, it seems like months ago. Thank god for blogs, because … [Continue reading]

Be Thankful For What You Got; Eighteen Weeks In

You guys, I have a new toy! It's a Peloton! Me, six months ago: Those Peloton things are ridiculous. I mean, if you want to spin, go to spin class. Half the fun is being around other people! Me, six weeks into global pandemic: Do we … [Continue reading]

Lots of Adventures; Seventeen Weeks In

Dental Adventure I had a dental cleaning scheduled for Monday afternoon and I was a bit nervous, due to the thought of having someone's hands in my open mouth but you know what, all my nerves evaporated when the hygienist came into the room in … [Continue reading]

Luck Be A Lady; Sixteen Weeks In

This past week, among other things, I read a book recommended to me by an old grad school friend called Success and Luck. As the title suggests, it explores the role luck plays in individual - and collective - success, success being defined here as … [Continue reading]

Does Anyone Else Remember Hammerman; Fifteen Weeks In

Last week, for no discernible reason, I remembered that MC Hammer had a cartoon television show called Hammerman; the actual show I do not remember at all, probably because I didn't actually watch it, except that it featured magical shoes. Due to the … [Continue reading]

Nicole’s Favourite Things: The Hair Styling Tools Edition

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that all of us - women, at least, but perhaps men too - have some sort of underlying hair trauma. By that I mean that we all have some sort of issue with our hair: maybe we had the Dorothy Hamill look back … [Continue reading]