Valuing experiences over things on our recent getaway to Parksville, BC

Experiences. I value them. I cherish them. I learn from them. I crave them. And they make me happier! I used to think that buying things would make me feel happier, but this wasn’t creating long-lasting happiness and memories. This was creating a vicious cycle of buy to feel good, then feel like crap, then […]

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Take off to Vancouver Island with Helijet-kids 12 and under fly free!

  Our recent trip to Vancouver Island we had the pleasure of taking our very first ever Helijet ride. We have only been to Vancouver Island by ferry so this was such a treat! When we arrived in Downtown Vancouver at Helijet, we had the pleasure of waiting in a comfy lounge with free wifi, an […]

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10 places to visit with your family in Cowichan, B.C this Summer

If you’re looking for a place to visit with your family this summer that won’t break the bank, a trip out to Cowichan, Valley is simply a ferry ride away, with a TON of things to see and do. Check out the places we stayed here. While we were in Cowichan during March Break, our […]

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Three family-friendly places to stay in Cowichan, B.C #exploreCowichan

I have to be honest with you. I didn’t even know where Cowichan was until last Spring when I was visiting Victoria! We loved visiting the island so much that when the opportunity presented itself to partner with Tourism Cowichan we were SO excited to explore more of the places Vancouver Island offers. What I […]

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the Douglas, Autograph Collection Hotel is the ultimate destination to stay & play on your next date night #playatparq

Last year my husband and I went on a romantic getaway to Victoria B.C. After the getaway, we felt refreshed, and reconnected. Most importantly, we came home feeling inspired to start putting our marriage first. After years of putting the kids first, we realized one day we are going to be empty nesters, and if we didn’t begin […]

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Five easy trail walks to try in Coquitlam

Coquitlam has been home for my family and I for almost five years and the one thing I always tell people when they ask me why I love living here is ” I love being surrounded by so much nature!” Seriously, there are so many trails in my very own backyard and being in nature provides […]

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My childhood dream vacation to Hawaii finally came true!

When I began Styling The Inside, making a living from the words I type wasn’t even something I considered or ever thought was possible! I had no idea what I was doing,  and admittedly, some days I still don’t. But I continue to keep evolving and growing this business/ brand of mine because I’m passionate […]

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15 summer activities to do with your family in Victoria #exploreVictoria

Victoria is one of our favorite places to staycation in British Columbia. It has the best down-to-earth vibe, picturesque historical buildings, and an abundance of places to shop, eat, and play. We spent some time here in the fall with the family. In addition, my hubby and I spent a romantic weekend away on the […]

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Taking a tour back in time at Yale Historic Site

A few weeks ago the family and I went back in time during our visit to Yale Historic Site!  My middle daughter is obsessed with learning about B.C`s history and she`s super fascinated with anything old fashioned. For this reason, she was extremely happy when we made a stop on our drive home from Hells Gate […]

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