And my favourites are back! I am so happy today is my first grown-up “vacation” day and I am road tripping out of Winnipeg to explore more of Manitoba. Looking forward to sunshine, relaxation, and four days off before the craziness of fall and our United Way campaign begins!

Favourite song:

Favourite new baking skills (Irish soda bread):


Favourite delectable bouquet idea:

cotton candy bouquet

Favourite summertime show:

Favourite first sign of winter:


Happy Friday! Got the keys and moved all my boxes into my new place last night. So ready to spend my weekend unpacking in my apartment! Only 6.5 hours of work (love short Fridays) till I’m there. Have a great long weekend everyone.

Favourite advice:

Favourite lunch break treat:


Favourite baby (haha!):

royal baby

Favourite quote:

“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” – Pope Francis

Favourite way to make fruit:


This week at work felt like an especially long week which makes today that much sweeter! I am planning to spend my weekend exploring the city and preparing some things for my move. I hope yours is spent in the sunshine…

Favourite guilty pleasure (just to clarify: The Bachelorette, not male pageants!):

Favourite combo of summertime treats:

Favourite social media campaign:

Favourite quote:

Favourite “keep hitting replay” song:

Well as sad as it is, I think I’ll be turning my Friday Favourites into a biweekly thing since I can’t think of that many “favourites” in only seven days. I haven’t been blogging much as I settle into my new job, but I have some ideas for posts so expect more soon! Here we go…

Favourite #abflood sign:

Favourite slap-in-the-face beauty message:

Favourite flowers (peonies!) to pick up from the market:

and Favourite place (in honour of Canada Day) – Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta:

and TGIF! What are your plans for the weekend? I hope it includes your favourite things.

Even though it’s late-night, it is still technically Friday so I have a chance to kick off my weekly series of Favourites. I’m sharing the sounds of my roadtrip to Winnipeg this upcoming weekend. Fingers crossed my roadtrip actually happens, right now both highways into Alberta are flooding. Sending love & light to all those affected.

I like to sing loudly and drum on my steering wheel so this is a pretty upbeat list:

Little Numbers – BOY
Inner Ninja (feat. David Myles) – Classified
Take You Higher – Goodwill & Hook N Sling
Soul Meets Body – Death Cab for Cutie
Counting Stars – One Republic
I Need Your Love (feat. Ellie Goulding) – Calvin Harris
What I Wouldn’t Do – Serena Ryder
Feel The Love – Rudimental
One More Night – Maroon 5

And I’ll be reflecting on this idea as I drive across the Prairies…