Styling The Inside holiday gift-guide for the last-minute shopper

Ok, folks, the countdown is officially on. We are 10 days away from Christmas!! EEeeeeeeeeK! For those of you who are still hunting for some last-minute gifts, I’ve created a last-minute gift guide to help take some stress and anxiety off your shoulders during the anxiety-inducing countdown to Christmas. I know first-hand it feels extremely relieving […]

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Reflecting on 2017 and my guiding words for 2018

As I reflect on 2017 there are so many things I’m grateful for. I’ve worked hard this past year creating content for big brands. I had the opportunity to attend a special red carpet event with Oprah there. I’ve been writing more and becoming more comfortable doing video. In addition, our family had some amazing […]

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How Netflix styled the inside of my life (a year in review)

It baffles me that 2017 is coming to an end!!!! This realization didn’t actually hit me until Netflix sent me some information on the shows Canadians binged on this past year. This means for the past year I have been one of these Canadians who binge-watched shows on Netflix. In all honesty, this was the first […]

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Girls night out at S+L Kitchen & Bar

On Saturday evening I enjoyed a girls night out with my sisters, sis-in-law, and a few close girlfriends. We “styled our insides” with mouth-watering food, tasty cocktails, and dessert at S+L Kitchen & Bar in Langley, British Columbia. The atmosphere at this Langley gem was lively, the music played by the live DJ was totally our jam, […]

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Giving my daughters the gift of presence this Christmas

This Christmas my daughter`s wishlists consist of a few toys and my eldest has asked for some electronics and typical teenager things. Santa will do his best to work his magic and make that happen for them. After all, they have been “nice” this year. However, I’m also going to give them some presents this Christmas […]

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Vancouver Telus Santa Claus Parade recap from Charley

👋 I’m Charley. I stayed at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver the night before the Telus Santa Claus Parade with my family and I felt like I was in New York! I lost my second front toofffff and sang, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” and then I had a crazy pillow fight with […]

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Spending much-needed one-on-one time with my daughter

  Nyomi and I had a fun little mother/daughter date on Friday night at the Amanda Arneill Christmas 101 Chalk lettering workshop at La-Z-Boy furniture. We went home with all of the supplies including a personalized handwritten chalkboard brush, & Amanda’s new book Chalk Art & lettering 101. Best of all, proceeds from the evening are going to […]

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Why we love private swim lessons with Propel & {giveaway}

Did you know my most viewed blog post to date was the one I wrote a few years ago when my husband had his drowning experience? It’s one of those things I think about from time to time, and the memory of almost losing my husband always surfaces for me when we’re in or near […]

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I failed the #RenewLife 30 -day health challenge

At the end of October, I decided to take on a 30-day health challenge with Renew Life and I hate to admit but I failed. Renew life sent me a wonderful kit full of some things to help me get started. The kit included a Bella Beat Fitness Tracker, a healthy recipe cookbook, and a […]

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Going beyond the highlight reel leads you to vulnerability and truth

“You’ll know the truth by the way it feels” The truth has been coming up for me trying to make its way above the surface. And when I’m ignoring it, it manifests in other ways. In fact, I’ve been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and just not like my normal confident self. It’s almost like I’ve reverted […]

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