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August 11th, 2016

Post #1: 18 years of living

Today I reached a milestone. I turned 18 years old. This morning I woke up, looked at myself in the mirror, and for the first time, I actually felt like I was older. However, it was only for the briefest of seconds. I don’t think the fact has actually sunk in yet.

Regardless of my age, there are some things that will never change. My love for pancakes, for example. Obviously I chose to have some for breakfast, and as usual, I enjoyed them completely.

Today, overall, was not too out of the ordinary. Even nearly being caught in a thunderstorm could be considered somewhat ordinary for this time of year.

What made today out of the ordinary, was settling in to eat Italian food and watching The Artist (a beautiful film), and then finishing off the day with rosé and carrot cake.

As my first year of adulthood progresses, I will continue to try and find the beauty in the little things in life, and remember as I did today, that joyful moments can be found in everyday.

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July 1st, 2017

Post #16: Canadian pride

Happy 150th Birthday, Canada! Every Canadian has a different way of celebrating Canada Day, and Canada itself means something different to each person that calls this beautiful country home. However, today was something special. People everywhere, young and old, could be seen wearing maple leaves, or simply red and white.

I personally had the pleasure of waking up early and serving a free pancake breakfast, at a place where all year round, people learn about Canada’s history, properly celebrate where we as a country come from, and what it means to be Canadian. In a place like this, it’s hard not to feel a profound sense of pride. Especially at a time when it seems like everyone is coming together to celebrate.

Thank you, Canada, for giving us a place to learn, grow, and prosper.

Thank you, Canada, for giving us a home.

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Recipe: Yogurt Streusel Muffins

Today was Foodie Friday number 26! These muffins were a creation of mine from a few weeks ago that I hesitated on sharing for absolutely no good reason. After all, they were delicious! I may have said this a million times already, and I may say it a million more; there is just something so comforting about eating a warm homemade muffin.

These Yogurt Streusel Muffins, are fluffy, and a perfect sweet treat for anytime of day. Even dessert! Personalize these muffins by using whatever kind of yogurt you choose. You can experiment with unique flavours, or different milk fat percentages (such as 0% or 2%), to see which combinations turn out to be your favourite.

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Recipe: Frozen Oatmeal Pops

Today was Foodie Friday number 25! Over the last few weeks, in my spare time, I find myself constantly watching videos on the YouTube channel: Good Mythical Morning. Rhett and Link, are a comedic duo that often find themselves doing crazy experiments, playing creative games, and eating insane foods. In one of their older videos, they question “Will It Popsicle?“, and oatmeal turned out to be successful.

Intrigued, I decided to make my own twist on The Oatmeal Popsicle. As always, you could take your own creative liberties with this recipe. For example, you could try making it with milk (boiled for safety of course), dip the final product in melted chocolate, or simply reheat for a quick hot oatmeal snack!

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