A little bit of everything

Baby Steps to Going Organic: Is it Really Worth the Cost?

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Despite the conflicting messages we are often exposed to about fitness and food, this much is clear: exercising and eating clean go hand-in-hand in working towards a healthy lifestyle. I think for many people, including myself, eating well is fine and dandy, but it usually falls by the wayside when schedules get busy, and it can carry with it particularly stubborn habits that are hard to break.

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My Summer Must-Read & Ideal Relaxation

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IMG_3554Hello dilettantes! How has your summer been so far? I realize I haven’t posted in two weeks and I apologize for the lack of a heads up, but I was celebrating my birthday last weekend and actually wasn’t even in town. And while we’re on the topic, I have also decided that for the rest of summer I will only be posting once every two weeks. It makes me a little sad to think that I won’t be able to connect with you guys every weekend, but full-time work and busy summer weekends have made it difficult to keep up. But I figure that now each post will be extra awesome because I’ll have more time to make it so!

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Liebster Award for The Runaway Dilettante!



Guess what?! The very wonderful blog Egg Yolk Days nominated The Runaway Dilettante for a Liebster Award! For those of you who don’t know (as I didn’t at first), the Liebster Award is a blogger to blogger award that recognizes new bloggers that have under 200 followers. “Liebster” is a German word that means beloved or darling, and I am truly honoured that Egg Yolk Days chose The Runaway Dilettante as one of their blogs to pass the award onto. Continue reading

Ditch the Chemicals! Cosmetic Advice Inspired by a Road Trip

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The scenery was one of my favourite parts

Hello again! I hope you all had another great week. This week’s post is coming a little late today because I was driving/sitting in a car all day, coming home from a wonderful little adventure. I had a few days between exams ending and me starting my new co-op job, so my boyfriend and I took advantage of it and decided to embark on a power road-trip. Ever since I visited the gorgeous city of Banff, nestled in the Canadian Rockies, last year, it’s been one of my favourite places, so that’s where we headed! Continue reading

Living for Now

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This week’s post is a little different from the usual, but recently it has had an effect on my life so I wanted to share it with you. Over the past month I have known two people that have passed away suddenly and well before their time. They were not people that I was personally close to, but they were people that I knew and that were close to my family and friends. Dealing with someone’s passing and watching the ones you love deal with the pain that goes along with saying goodbye is difficult, and it is a testament to how truly precious life is. Continue reading