Posts Categorized: Best Of

One Year Ago Today

Yup, time does that thing it loves to do. Go by. FAST. 10 years ago I met this guy while working at a summer camp in Maine, and we fell in love, hard. 6 years ago I moved from Nova Scotia to Vancouver to be with him. 1 year ago today, I married him. Over… Read more »

STOP “faking it”.

  So I just finished Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In (woohoo one “goal for the summer of Lauren” accomplished!), and the biggest take-away I had from the book was this: WE ARE ALL FAKERS AND DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT EXPERIENCE FOR A JOB. Let me explain. Sandberg brings up The Imposter Syndrome, which is basically when… Read more »

Dear Social Media, I’m sorry I suck at you.

Last week I scientifically explained why I would start posting other people’s content besides my own. And I didn’t mean post other people’s work on the blog, I meant across the rest of the social networking landscape. But now, I feel like I need to explain myself MUCH FURTHER about why that is actually a… Read more »


Lately I’ve been trying to understand the internet, specifically content CREATORS and content CURATORS. People that make things for the world wide web versus people that conveniently put all the best things in one place for me to enjoy. And that all kind of seems like it it should be a smooth-sailing-system, but it doesn’t… Read more »

Property Virgins.

“HOT Main Street area starter home” was the first line of the property posting my man and I read on a lazy, hungover Sunday, so I knew we were already fucked. Every 25-40 year old in Vancouver is looking for a HOT starter home that is not a condo but also under $800,000! And this… Read more »

How to find a job and become an adult (and our inability to do so).

Once again Grown-Up Party’s resident woman-of-awesomenesss, Lizzy Karp, has passed on a series of articles that struck a chord deep in my belly. Rob Carrick from the Globe and Mail dives into the important issues facing people in their 20s and 30s. Basically: the trials and tribulations of finding a job and “becoming an adult”…. Read more »

Can You Really Bring Sexy Back(pack)?

I have reached a place in my life where I need an ADULT BACKPACK. Because I walk to work for an hour each way I need something that is comfortable on my back and evenly distributes the weight, and since I bring my laptop to work I can’t just carry a small purse (seriously no… Read more »