I’m going to be a Master: Grad school begins

The thing about graduate school is that is really is a life change. I took me about two years to select the programs I ended up applying for. I have to say being fortunate enough of getting accepted more more than one university was a dream, but it also made for a very difficult decision. There were many aspects to consider when choosing a program. What the deciding factors came…

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BlogWest Conference – Meeting the moneymakers

I attended one day of the BlogWest Conference this weekend and I have to admit that this is the first conference I have attended out of personal interest. Since it was a Canadian bloggers conference the scope was wide an generalist. I heard presentations from a CTV Anchorwoman (Erin Isfeld), a life coach, a inspirational speaker, money-making mommy bloggers and a social media/wordpress expert. Lessons learned: 1. Anchors are expert…

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Dauphine Bakery and Bistro – Edmonton, Alberta

Dauphine in French means the female heir to the throne and this bakery/bistro is fit for royalty. The location is on one of the nicest, if not the nicest street in downtown Edmonton, 104 and Dauphine is located in the basement so it feels like you’re walking down into a secret kitchen. The tables are white and grey swirled marble and the yellow glow makes the bistro comforting even though…

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How to fit in with Edmontonians: Be interested in these 5 things

Moving back to Edmonton, Canada, I’ve been readjusting to Edmonton culture. Yes even this northern city has culture. I’ve heard so many people say, and I was a firm believer pre-Europe, that Canada doesn’t have culture, but it does and this is why I’ve started blogging about culture-focused topics on Thursdays. So living in Edmonton and meeting new people between the ages of 22 and 30, I’ve come to notice…

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Book Review: Cadillac Couches by Sophie Watson

Cadillac Couches, an all-Canadian novel written by Edmontonian, Sophie Watson, gives readers greater insight into Edmonton’s niche of Folk Music Festival loving people. The story, set in the 1990’s follows two music-smitten twenty-something women as they search for love and purpose. Annie Jones is trying to put her big love, Sullivan, behind her and cope with her anxiety, while her best friend, Isobel, can’t break her “use ’em and lose…

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