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This Summer I…

Summer is over and the memories begin. Here are some things that made it a great season.

Went to great social media events with my official plus one, @stephullman

Enjoyed High Tea

Became a Bridesmaid

Took my first Trip to Barcelona

Returned to my favourite city in the world (Paris)

Did a lot of baking (these are pistachio biscotti)

Experimented with Nail Art

Ate many wonderful meals (this is the octopus salad from Fabbrica)

Made new blogger friends

Ate as much ice cream as possible

Enjoyed lazy cottage weekends

How was your summer?

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Writer’s Mad Libs Series

Mad Libs (from ad lib, a spontaneous improvisation) is a phrasal template word game where one player prompts another for a list of words to substitute for blanks in a story. The game is especially popular with American children and is frequently played as a party game or pastime.

I’ve been looking for some new ways to have fun and incorporate contributors to my blog, and I finally decided on something really cool!

I came across this Fashion Blogger Mad Libs Series on The Fashionist and thought it would be a great concept to apply to writers. So in the next little while I will be posting my own version of the every popular Mad Libs which have been filled out by writers and bloggers whom I admire and think you could learn a lot from. I hope this series will inspire and entertain you. And of course, if you know someone who would be perfect for this series (maybe you?) please be in touch!


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So Long Sweet Summer

The days are getting shorter, the sleeves are getting longer and my skin is getting paler.

As much as we’d like to fight it, summertime has slipped from our fingers and fall will soon be reining in full force. Before we say  one last goodbye to the long and lazy days of the sunny season I decided to recap some key moments that made these last few months a summer to remember. There were exciting firsts, satisfying accomplishments, unexpected opportunities and great times spent with new and old friends.

Hello fall; you have some big shoes to fill, but I’m confident you can do it.

Networking

Some of my new friends from the Girls' Brunch

After graduation in May, I made it my number one priority to get out there and make some new contacts when I moved back to the GTA. Luckily Twitter and Facebook made it easy to find out about a wide variety of events specifically put on to meet other young professionals with similar interests. Some I attended include:

Writing


I’m happy to say networking helped me land some new writing assignments this summer. As you probably know, I’ve been working hard at my freelance writing career over the last few months and the results have been quite satisfying. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Front page of the London Free Press Business section
  • Started contributing to Your Pets Magazine
  • Contributing to The Beat Magazine’s June and August issues
  • Writing services for a local business
  • Contributing to TalentEgg.ca
  • Registered my own freelance writing business (more about this in the near future)

Fun

Bracing the wind on Lake Joseph

What’s summer without some good times? The networking and the writing also turned into some memorable times, but there is nothing like some good old fashion summer activities to enjoy the warm days and sunny weekends. Some notable things include:

Fashion's Night Out at Tiffany's

Thanks for the memories summer 2010!

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