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!
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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)

July 16, 2018

18 for 2018 update!

Hiiiiiiiii

So, it seems as though all of the sudden we're (more than) half way through the year! Woah! Annnnd, I made some goals the complete this year. After listening to one of my favourite podcasts "Happier" they talked about making specific attainable goals that you could cross off list. Instead of "eat healthier", one of your goals could be "try a new fitness class"

I came up with my 18 for 2018, some of which were big, fun things and some of which were little things. I have completed half so far but still have a ways to go!

A few of these are really in the works right now, like start my own podcast (I've got a name, and a plan and am hoping it's out very soon), I have been trying to spend more time reading and have read some awesome books, I got a book on learning to read tarot cards & have the cards!

Things have been kinda mayhem lately so doing anything in addition to what I already have on the go seems a bit unrealistic. Trying to take things one day at a time and crush it, and of course schedule some time to do nothing too.

Here's my list and what I've completed so far.  Montreal was lovely, my massage was good (but hurt quite a bit lol), I am loving the look of my blog right now, went to karaoke and sang some awesome tunes, got some cute new glasses, went on a road trip (to buffalo with my babe), have been rocking the pastel pink hair and am loving, got my nails did, and went on another amazing weekend trip with my mama.

Life is great!

18 IN 2018:
1. take a dance class
2. go to trivia night
3. make a #whishwedding scrapbook
4. get a massage  
5. learn a song on ukele
6. go on a trip to montreal
7. revamp my blog
8. read 12 books (5/12)
9. meet baby ozzy
10. go to karaoke
11. get new glasses
12. go on a road trip
13. submit our wedding to a blog
14. colour my hair pastel pink
15. learn to read tarot cards
16. start my own podcast
17. get my nails done at her majesty's pleasure
18. go on a weekend trip with my mom

July 3, 2018

the june motel

h a p p y   t u e s d a y  &   h e l l o   j u l y!

A few weeks ago, my Mom and I headed to Prince Edward County to stay at The June Motel. We started doing a Mother/Daughter trip every year and I love it! I've wanted to go to The June since it opened last Summer. We tried to get in last year but it had just opened and was already booked when we wanted to go to PEC.

In the Spring, we decided we'd go back for a few days and stay in The June this timeé One thing that's for sure is that it's just as beautiful and instagramable as it appears online. I snapped a few hundred photos for sure and we were so excited to finally see this pretty pink spot in real life. 

As we arrived and spots the adorable pink doors, we headed to the (incredible) reception area to check in and have our glass of complimentary rosé (shouldn't this always be a thing?) The entire motel is curated with pretty patterns, rose gold, fun sayings, plants, and lots of pink.

After a day of exploring PEC with my mama bear, we came back to enjoy the lovely location. We sat outside in the amaaaazing patio area for a while and enjoyed some sunshine and wine. We sat outside our room for a bit and watched the beautiful sunset (see photos below!) and got some snacks from the front to bring to our room. They've got charcuterie type stuff to order and we got some green olives and truffle chips. We chilled in the room and watched movies too.

I brought my DSLR to take snaps to share with you all. I definitely recommend staying at The June, and will say that it books up faaaaaast (we went on a Sunday to Monday and it was really nice on an off day) so keep that in mind. && enjoy some pretty pics: