September 4, 2018

hello september + some goals

September is here, yes please!

I've always loved September. Something about that back to school feeling (even when you're not going back to school) feels so lovely. This Summer was really awesome, and flew by in a hot minute that's for sure. But as you can imagine, this girl is ready for fall - my favourite season.

Since we were up at the cabin last weekend, the first few days of September kinda slipped through the cracks. I am looking forward to some more down time in the next few weeks, especially this weekend because I plan to putter around the house, stay cosy and chill.

It's still Summer, and hot damn does it feel like it in Toronto. I am very very much looking forward to things winding down, the chilly sweater weather gracing us, and more cosy, snuggly days in our home with my babe and a coffee + a candle.

It's been a while since I've done my monthly goals and I thought it'd be fun to bring them back for a limited time only (lol)

SEPTEMBER:
+ record two more episodes on my podcast
+ read two books!
+ schedule time to do nothing
+ clean out my closet (and donate at least one bag of clothes)
+ start planning out our schedule & fun for christmas time (never too early obvi)
+ start some christmas shopping
+ order some new prints online
+ start planning our next trip!
+ bake something delicious

August 26, 2018

tell me something good!

//   h a p p y   s u n d a y 
I thought it hadn't been that long since I last posted and then realized it had been almost three weeks! Oopsssss. But, here we are! And I thought it'd be a good time to give y'all a little life update because so much has been happening and life is so so good!

I really love doing these little life updates as a wrap up of what has been happening, so here we go!

+ Podcassst life! The first two episodes of Confetti Culture are now live! Omgggg, I can't believe it. I actually just recorded episode three today and am really excited to get up this week.

+ THE SINNER! Soooo, this weekend was one of our only weekends this Summer with "no plans" and yesterday we started watching The Sinner on Neflix because we had both really wanted to see it and it just got added to Canadian Netflix.

+ Leo Love Just celebrated my birthday (10 days ago) and it was so special. I'm not gonna lie, I was kind of dreading it this year but I felt so much love and kindness from everyone that my heart was honestly going to explode.

+ #LoveWhereYouWork and while I am on the topic of my birthday and feeling the love. My coworkers did the cutest stuff in the world for me. They covered my entire desk in confetti, glitter, balloons and rosé. They all signed multiple cards for me with the kindest words, they made me balloon fairy wings (lol) and showered me with so much love. They are literally the best.

+ Florence & the Machine! Pete got me tickets to see Florence in October and I am honestly so excited I could cry, lol. I have been listening to her (even more than usual) non stop for the past few weeks and she makes me happy.

+ FALL ♥ // ok so don't get me wrong I love Summer, but I am so so ready for cooler, cosier weather to arrive. I love fall and all the things that come with it. I am ready for Hygge to be here in full force and for things to get a bit quieter and more chill.

Hoping to find the time and energy to post a bit more for you all very soon. Thanks for your patience!

August 8, 2018

my podcast is now live!

c o n f e t t i   c u l t u r e   i s   n o w   l i v e!
click here to listen!!!
Um, you guys. I am so happy right now. A few months ago I got this crazy idea in my head to possibly start a podcast. I love sharing happiness and positivity through this blog, my job, my instagram and of course in my every day life.

I had "start my own podcast" on my 18 for 2018 list, but thought it was a pretty lofty goal that I probably wouldn't be able to pull off. I started putting out some feelers on my insta stories and on social and the response was super positive. 

After getting some help, advice and encouragement from Pete and some amazing coworkers of mine, I made my podcast *dream* a reality. I was trying to find the perfect name that felt right for what I was trying to get across. I did think about Hey Jules to keep things cohesive for my brand, but I also wanted to attract some new readers/followers/listeners.

Confetti Culture was an idea that came after a lot of brainstorms I had! It's not secret that I love confetti, and culture (of course is a huge part of my role as Culture Specialist/Happiness Officer) and thought this was so fun. The general message is that life is worth celebrating and there are so many (beautiful) reasons to be happy!

People have been reacting in such a positive, incredible way so far to my first episode that I legit want to cry (happy) tears. I cannot wait to record my second episode (I am thinking this weekend!)

What will I talk about on the podcast? So much stuff but to name a few things!
  • Friendship!
  • Marriage & Relationships!
  • Family!
  • Happiness at work!
  • Hygge!
  • Lykke!
  • Christmas!
  • Side Hustles!
  • Happiness a lifestyle!
  • Social Media!
  • Happiness hacks & tricks!
  • LOVE!

August 6, 2018

gratitude!

h a p p y   m o n d a y
I had to do a quick post today on this holiday Monday, mostly to reflect on my last week! Specifically last Monday when I got to do a talk all about happiness at an event in Toronto called Happy on Mondays 

I met Mimi a few months back who is the wonderful founder behind this movement, which is basically encouraging people do follow their dreams and do what they love. The goal is to find a job that makes you happy (event on Mondays!)

When Mimi asked me to speak at her event, I immediate said yes! A 15 minute talk all about how I live a live filled with happiness? Yes please! So, I did just that. I created a presentation all about the things I love, and that make me happy. I talked about growing up happy, past jobs, jobs I loved, jobs I hated and jobs I didn't get. I ended it with talking all about how much I love my current job as Culture Specialist (Happiness Officer) and how I've literally found my dream job.

The people in the crowd were incredible. They laughed and smiled and gave me so many warm and fuzzy feelings.  Afterward I got such an overwhelming response from people coming to chat with me, connecting with me + following me and it was just fantastic. I was even happier than usual all day and all week! 

I've been feeling an overwhelming amount of gratitude lately because life is just so so good. Having the opportunity do this talk as well as a job that's main purpose is to make other people happy is just too good to be true. I am just so thankful for all the amazing things in my life and felt the need to make sure I blogged about it! (lol)

Up next...THE FIRST EPISODE OF MY PODCAST!

July 23, 2018

um, i am starting a podcast! CONFETTI CULTURE COMING SOON

oh heyyyyyyyy!

GUESS WHAT? I am verrrrrry excited to announce that my podcast is coming to your ear buds very soon! Yayyy. This is something that I have been chatting about for a while now, and was a (massive) 2018 goal of mine.

And you know what? I am actually doing it. For reals. It's a thing. I have been jotting down ideas in my notebook for a few months, I've been trying to get comfortable with my voice on my instagram stories, and I've been recording practice podcasts.

I hated hearing my voice. It felt cringe worthy and I honestly wasn't sure if I could get over that. Buuuuut, a few of my cute af pals from work lent me their mircophone and I watched a youtube video online about recording a podcast in garage band. Yesterday I spent over three hours recording little snippets of my podcast and ya know what? It sounded really great! That gave me the extra boost of confidence I really needed to believe I could do this.

So, what's this podcast all about? Well, it's called Confetti Culture and I am going to be talking about my favourite topic ever! HAPPINESS. Yup. That's right. I am talking about happy things, good vibes, positivity, happiness hacks and tips, things that make me happy, that make you happy and that make anyone and everyone happy!

This is going to be a huge challenge and learning curve for me but I am SO ready. I hope you'll join me on this adventure. And you can be I will still be bloggin' too! Girl's gotta do it all (lol)