Thursday, 18 May 2017

The Art Of Becoming Unbusy

Thursday, 18 May 2017
The Art Of Becoming Unbusy

     For the past several months, my to-do list has been packed. I jot down a nightly list of everything I "need" to do the next day, including eating right, getting some exercise, practising the piano, writing either a blog post or creatively for practice, journaling, meditating, posting on my social media accounts, reading from the giant stack of books that's collected next to my bed, practising painting, doing yoga, and running any extra errands I may have. On top of that, I've been working on three different "challenges" simultaneously: a blog post challenge, a happiness challenge, and a self-improvement challenge. All of this has left me very little time unwind, and even relaxing has started to feel like just another item to check off a list. No wonder I've been so stressed!
Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Sugarhigh Lovestoned: Aloha State Of Mind

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Sugarhigh Lovestoned Lookbook: Aloha State Of Mind

     The other day, I discovered Sugarhigh Lovestoned, and absolutely fell in love. I featured one of their tees on my last Five Things I Love post. I just had to share their lookbook for Summer 2017, Aloha State Of Mind.
I love the bohemian, vintage Hawaii theme of this shoot. The colour tones and candid poses are fantastic. I honestly want to buy everything! I could even imagine rocking the super retro terracotta pants.

50 Fun Things To Do This Summer (That are actually fun)

50 Fun Things To Do This Summer (That are actually fun) - Jackie O My

     Summer is just around the corner. Soon school will be out, the weather will be clear, amusement parks will be open, and the possibilities will be endless. Whenever Summer is near, I come up with a bucket list of things I want to experience before it ends.
Monday, 15 May 2017

A Little White Tea House

Monday, 15 May 2017
Little White Tea House

     Last week I had the pleasure of stopping by Little White House & Co., a lovely tea shop located downtown, for the first time.

I've walked past the little white house countless times in the past, and have always been curious about it; its pretty white french doors are always propped open, and inside I catch glimpses of smiling people dining on high tea and sandwiches. Chiffon dresses with price tags hang on mannequins in the shop windows. It has always perplexed me; is it a store, or a restaurant? Charmingly, it's both.
Thursday, 11 May 2017

Why You Should Never Compare Your Journey To Others

Thursday, 11 May 2017
Why You Should Never Compare Your Journey To Others

"Good artists copy, great artists steal."
-Pablo Picasso

     For as long as I've known what a blog is, I've wanted one of my own. The first blog I ever read was Amy Flying A Kite. My sister showed it to me several years ago, and I did, and still do, think it's one of the best blogs I've ever seen. I love the poetry. I love the photography. I love how the whole thing is like curated flashes of a perfect life. Everything is beautiful, and I find myself wishing every time I visit her blog that I could live such a rustic, artistic Canadian existence.
Thursday, 4 May 2017

Hello May

Thursday, 4 May 2017

     Hello out there! I hope the first week of May has been as good for you as it has been for me.
I've been especially busy this past month. Aside from blogging and general life, I've been preoccupied with my new puppy. I adopted an adorable Chihuahua last week, and so far, he's been keeping me exhausted and happy.

Despite my hectic schedule, I have a list of goals to accomplish for May. I find it really helpful to set new goals at the beginning of each month. I'm constantly making lists and notes on my phone of things I want or need to do. I've decided that at the beginning of each month, I will share my goals on Jackie O My! Goals are so much more enjoyable when you share them! I'd love to hear yours in the comments as well.