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How to Make a Meditation Cushion Cover DIY

July 17, 2017 Vlog
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DIY Meditation Cushion Cover In an effort to improve the look of my surroundings I decided to cover my mis-matched meditation cushions this week. I chose a cute pattern with blues and grays to match the backdrop to our Yoga with Melissa set and our freshly chalk-painted kitchen table and chairs. (Link to how I […]

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Guided Food Tour of Victoria B.C. – Vlog 74

July 10, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Guided Food Tour of Victoria B.C. This week Andy from A Taste of Victoria Food Tours is taking us on a walking food tour of Victoria B.C. We met Andy through one of Tim´s modelling client´s Jessica. Her boyfriend and her run A Taste of Victoria Food Tours together and so we thought it would […]

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Best Day Trip from Victoria, BC Botanical Beach, Plus Black Bears on the Beach

July 3, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Black Bears on the Beach Botanical Beach is one of our absolute favourite day trips from Victoria. You have to check the tides before you go to make sure you are going to have access to the beach. (Click here for a tide checker) It is a 2 hour and 15 minute drive from Victoria, […]

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Chalk Painting a Kitchen Table and Chairs : Vlog 72

June 26, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Chalk Painting After getting home from silent retreat last week I mentioned I made some changes to our living space. Some of you asked what they were and if I would show them to you. So, this week, I thought I would show you would I have been up to. We are going to chalk […]

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After: What I learned from an 8-Day Silent Meditation Retreat : Vlog 71

June 19, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Silent Meditation Retreat Lessons Last week I was on an eight-day silent meditation retreat. We sat in meditation for eight hours a day. We were in silence throughout our retreat which included no reading, writing, or use of technology such as cell phones or computers. Outside of thanking all of you again who made this […]

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What to Expect on a Silent Retreat : Vlog 70

June 5, 2017 Vlog
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Preparing for a Silent Retreat Over the next week I am preparing to go on a week-long silent retreat. There are not many places in our culture that encourage silence or stillness. In fact there we are mostly immersed in noise and busy-ness. I begin this vlog by exploring two places of quiet in my […]

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For the Love of Slowing Down : Vlog 69 A Visit to the Westholme Tea Company

May 29, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Slowing Down : Vlog 69 We live in a fast-paced culture where we rush to have it all, consume it all and experience it all. Speed it like a drug and we are all addicted. I have recently uncovered an as yet undiscovered corner of YouTube to me called BookTube and I can feel the […]

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Butchart Gardens an honest review

May 22, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Butchart Gardens The story of Robert and Jennie Butchart started in Ontario like Tim and I. Robert and Jennie came to Vancouver Island in 1904 to develop a quarry and cement plant at Tod Inlet. Jennie was the company’s chemist, which is a pretty amazing occupation for a woman in the early 1900s. Tim and […]

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What to do on Saturna Island : Vlog 67

May 15, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Saturna Island Friday of last week we went to Saturna Island to complete our four islands in four weeks tour! Our first stop on Saturna Island was Saturna Wild Thyme Bus Cafe. This was where I got the idea to make stinging nettle lattes. I love stinging nettle, such a nourishing herb, very grounding and […]

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What to do on Galiano Island

May 8, 2017 Melissa's Blog Posts
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Galiano Island Day Trip Make sure you eat before you watch this vlog because I basically eat my way through this vlog! Tim was a little tense that we wouldn’t make it to the ferry on time, but we made it no problem, to the back of the line 🙂 We decided we would start […]

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