Tulum Travels

tulum, mexicoTulum has stolen a little piece of my heart. I took a four day getaway here after wrapping a huge project at the office and it was a much needed escape from work life to relax in the sun.
striped bathing suit and hatI had brought several books I wanted to read but ended up getting caught up on much needed sleep. Nothing beats napping by the ocean in my opinion and I loved every moment of letting myself recharge.Beautiful Tulum watersThe water in Tulum was beautiful. Not only was it a perfect shade of turquoise blue but the temperature was so warm I actually braved the water and went in a few times. Letting my skin and hair get the full salt water and sunshine treatment was just what I needed. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant CameraI had brought my Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera that I had purchased just before heading on my trip. The camera doesn’t come with film so I bought a package as well. It took me a few tries to figure out how to set the lighting properly and then quickly got addicted to taking photos.

Crab on the beach in Tulum, Mexico

Tulum, MexicoThe day I visited the ruins was one of the hottest days of the trip. The views were worth it. Taking a dip in the ocean along the beach lined with ruins to cool off was unforgettable.Tulum ocean views

Tulum ruins

selfie in tulum mexicoTulum, you are beautiful and I can’t wait to come back here in a few months. I already have a few places on my to do list for next time. Pelican flock flying




In Love With Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! I love this holiday and everything it SHOULD stand for, which to me is celebrating the act of loving. I’m a hopeless romantic and I can’t help it…

Leaving you with this quote because I think it’s beautiful:



Don’t try to change people, because they don’t. Love them with all your heart and help them grow into whoever they are destined to be. Isn’t that what true, selfless love should be to everyone? Give, give, and give until you can’t anymore.


Fashion Fitness

Silver Linings

This month has been crazy busy and I think it’s just a precursor to the rest of the year. With several weddings, bachelorette parties, and traveling in the works, my calendar is already pretty full!  I love having things to look forward to that help me set my goals every month. Like with a possible trip to Germany and Switzerland, a destination wedding and a cottage wedding on the schedule for summer, I’m focusing on toning up not just for all the upcoming photo sessions, but as a precursor to all the drinks and eats that will be had! German pretzels, here I come!..

Working out is also my much needed form of relaxing my mind. Sometimes, whether I’m stressed or not, I just get a strong urge to run and I try not to ignore that call from my body. Who doesn’t just want to runaway from it all once in a while? But the better option is to focus that urge to run away and just go for an actual RUN. Hitting GoodLife Fitness as usual is my ultimate form of stress relief and the other benefit is that it keeps me fit.


As part of sticking to my gym goals, I made another awesome fitness fashion find recently. These killer sports bras are seriously SO comfortable and they also make your boobs look amazing which is rare from a sports bra since most of them squash your boobs down. I’ve found these bras lift and support (I think it’s the cool straps that make this magic happen!). Best part is they didn’t break the bank so I splurged on a bunch of them. Check out the links aboves to get your hands on some! I’ve been lounging and sleeping in mine, and I’m telling you, even if you don’t make it the gym, you’ll find plenty of occasions to wear them!

And in other fitness fashion news, I am obsessed with my new Nike shoes. I bought them at the end of the year. It was a tough time for me personally, and when I saw these shoes, they were like little silver linings, urging me to stop looking at the big picture, slow down, and focus on smaller goals, and put the spotlight on my well being and being good to myself. They are silver and have a slight sparkle to them that makes me want to pull them on and get active every time I look at them. What more could you ask of a workout shoe!?


Stay tuned for a new post next month where I’ll share some of my fav workout songs! I’m always on the lookout for new songs for my running playlist. What are you listening to currently at the gym?

This post is written in partnership with GoodLife Fitness as part of the GoodLife Fitness Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.



Bun Moment

I just moved to a new neighbourhood with a GoodLife Fitness just mins away from me which I am soooo happy about! Yay night gym sessions! I miss going for runs at night and now I can make it happen through the winter! Due to my new location, I’ve been inspired to pre-emptively amp up my training at GoodLife Fitness now before January first hits to get ahead of my resolutions!

Also conveniently located around here is a grocery store open 24 hours a day so that will hopefully make eating healthy super easy! I have been pretty good about keeping only healthy food around since I moved, but somehow my favourite frozen coconut milk chocolate almond bars found their way into my fridge! (hmmm..guilty pleasures!).

Remember last month when I talked about how I was reclaiming sweatpants as a my go-to fitness wear item? This month is all about shorty shorts! Can’t beat them and also my heat is cranked to 78 in here so hello hot yoga 24/7! I also have no couch at the moment, so my living room is currently my very own yoga studio complete with vanilla candle. It’s god damn romantic in here!

Tonight after my gym workout, I came home and hit the yoga mat. And then I had a perfect hair bun moment. I usually leave my hair down when I work out, I like to let it breathe and flow- but tonight after my workout with one swift motion I put it up in a bun. Ladies, you know that the perfect bun is an elusive unicorn you can’t make happen – it’s something that happens to you. Well tonight the magic struck my tresses and I felt pretty so I took some selfies. I’m gonna enjoy this moment and document it here because no one can stop me! xo

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This post is written in partnership with GoodLife Fitness as part of the GoodLife Fitness Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own.




Daniel Wellington Watch Giveaway (Closed)

Win A Daniel Wellington WatchDaniel Wellington Strap

I’ve partnered with Daniel Wellington to do a watch giveaway!

To enter, visit the Daniel Wellington website (, then head back over to my blog and comment on this giveaway post telling me which Daniel Wellington watch is your favourite.

The winner will be randomly selected from the entries on November 15th December 1st and sent the watch they post about!

Contest runs from November 1st-November 15th, 2015

Contest extended until December 1st, 2015!

Good luck to everyone who enters!