19 October 2016

Happy to be Home

Dress: American Apparel || Shoes: Keds || Scarf: Call It Spring (similar)

"When the fun goes out of dressing, you might as well be dead. You need to pursue your own fancy."
- Iris Apfel

17 October 2016

Manicure Monday by Mel

"The happiest girls always have the prettiest nails."  Tammy Taylor

If you have been following me on Instagram, you know what amazing sights I've seen, food I've eaten and things I've experienced while in Halifax. Today was no exception.

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to visit Vitality Medi Spa on Spring Garden Road and get a shellac manicure.

My nail artist was Melanie Murphy. I have known Mel for years and was very excited to see what she could do to the awful state of my nails... my expectations were exceeded.

I chose a simple, neutral colour that would match my fall wardrobe and was so pleased with the way it looked once baked under the light. Mel was really excited to try out some of her new jewels and I gave her full control. I love the gold accent she chose. My hands are so soft and my nails look better than ever - I can't wait to get home and show them off!

My initial thoughts when I first walked into the spa were really positive. I felt welcomed, relaxed and the salon was extremely organized. The rooms were very clean and spacious, surprising for it's busy location. While I knew Mel beforehand, I was really surprised by the friendliness of the other women working there. It was an upbeat atmosphere and one I would definitely return to.

If you are in the Halifax area, you should make an appointment to see Mel. You can find more examples of her work on her Instagram and Facebook page, but take my word for it - you will leave feeling absolutely beautiful!

It was a great experience, one I hope to have again and I look forward to seeing Mel become one of the most popular estheticians in the city!

22 September 2016

My Declaration

I declare that God is bringing about new seasons of growth. I will not get stagnant and hold onto the old. I will be open to change knowing that God has something better in front of me. New doors of opportunity, new relationships, and new levels of favour are in my future. This is my declaration.

A new season. A new chapter.
Like many people, I'm sure, I do not deal well with change. I avoid it, I push it far away and when it is too close to run away from, I deny that it's happening. If I could stay a five year old, carefree little girl forever, I probably would - because it's safe. It's inside my comfort zone.

Yet, over the last year I have made decisions, committed actions that are far away from the girl I was dreamt of becoming. I was so scared to take charge, too scared to listen to God for fear of having to leap and become uncomfortable. So, I started down a path towards a woman I never want to be.

So with the introduction of fall, I'm going to attempt to embrace change.
Will it be easy? Uh...NO.
Will it be worth it? I certainly hope so.
I am going to embrace change in every aspect of my life, whenever it may arise. I am going to listen to God, for he knows which path leads me to the best future. Most of all, regardless of whether I'm climbing up the mountain or feeling on top, I will love myself and the life I have been given.

I want this blog to be a place to document change - lifestyle change, body image change, career change, relationship change, whatever it may be. I want every post to be a reflection of my journey and an encouragement to those who read it.

Change is happening and I'm ready to take it on.