May your portraits age like a fine wine!


The truth is I don’t want your portraits be that cheap pair of flip-flops that broke after one summer of use and then were carelessly tossed into the garbage.  I want your portraits to be that favourite pair of leather boots.  You know the ones!  The ones that just make you feel so darn gooooooood everytime you put them on!  I want them to hang proudly on your walls or rest lovingly on your coffee table. I want your portraits to make you smile every time you walk by that gallery wall or flip through the pages of your album.



I am wildly aware that this will not work for everyone’s taste and/or budget and that’s ok, because these days there are an incredible amount of photography options to choose from.  But for YOU, you know who you are….. you think less just might actually be more, you would rather have 10 stunning prints for your wall than 100s of files lost on a hard-drive.  For you, I want to create something one-of-a-kind, something long-lasting.



Seriously though, is it egotistical of me to want the photos I take to be the ones handed down to your great-grandchildren?  I imagine that they will lovingly look through them, perhaps they will need to smooth out a crease from it being accidentally folded into the gutter of a book, or maybe the ink will be slightly faded from sitting on that sunny livingroom shelf, and they will wonder to themselves about what life was like all the way back in 2018 with all it’s strange, beautiful moments and trends.


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Women Of Excellence Gala 2018 | Leona Staples

Today’s #WCW is Leona Staples!! Leona is a fourth generation farmer dedicated to teaching and sharing the history of farming and a growing food in central Alberta. Leona and her husband Blaine own and operate The Jungle Farm, creating family memories with an authentic farm experience. She began influencing the agriculture industry in her teens, as a very active and award-winning 4-H member. After graduating from the University of Alberta, she worked with Alberta Agriculture, and in 1996 moved to the family farm to raise their three boys. Together they made changes to create what the jungle Farm is today. Leona serves as an executive board member for the Innisfail Growers Cooperative, a founding board executive of Calgary’s farmer’s market, and current chair of the old College Board of Governors.

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The Straight Facts | Honest Reviews


Hello Friends!

As you know I began my journey into capsule wardrobes and responsible fashion just over a year ago.  I have learned so much and have discovered sooo many incredible brands and makers along the way (I’m talking rule-breakers, wave-makers who are genuinely making the world a little better).  And as promised, I am going to share as much of this info with you as I can!

Before I get started, I do really want to clarify a few things. 1. Most of the clothes I will be sharing I have personally purchased.  BUT some have been given to me in exchange for photos.  2. NO ONE has given me clothing in exchange for my review.  Now why, am I telling you this?  Because if you are anything like me, you find it exhausting to try and navigate whether someone truly loves a product or if they are only saying so because they want to make money selling it!  (UGH)  So to be perfectly clear, I am making ZERO dollars telling you my thoughts on these pieces of clothing.

Now all that said!  I am so exciting to start sharing some of my favourite ethically made garments, in hopes that it might help you!  Because ordering online is scary!!!  OK so are you ready?



I am going to start out with a review of the FREE LABEL Tulip Tee!  You have almost definitely seen me wearing this top whether on Instagram or around town.  I L O V E, love it.  Seriously.




  • It is incredibly soft and flowy
  • Made from Bamboo cotton which is breathable, antibacterial, biodegradable and sustainable!
  • Washes incredibly well.  I wash mine on the hand-wash cycle in my washer and hang to dry.  It has been washed ALOT and is in perfect condition.
  • It can be dressed up or down.  Ladies, I wore this top layered over a little black dress for a fancy dinner, and I’ve also worn it with yoga pants to dance class!  It’s very versatile!
  • It’s reversible!!!  You can were the tulip in the front or in the back.
  • Made in Canada by lovely people


  • There really isn’t one.  I love this top!
  • The cost seems scary.  (it is worth it though)



If you have ANY questions!  Let me know.  I am more then happy to help!


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