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Hi Mum, I just called to say thanks.

Today I rung mum at work and I think she must have been busy because she seemed a little surprised when I said ‘hi mum’. I told her I was calling to say thank you for having me and being so supportive. She didn’t have a lot of time to talk but I wanted to thank her for everything.

To tell her I love calling her all the time when something exciting happens and I can’t tell anyone else or they just wouldn’t feel as excited as her. For all the times she stayed up late sewing ballet skirts to sell at the studio so she could afford our dance classes. For driving to all those dance competitions, skiing, skating, birthday parties, recitals, modelling, tae kwon do, and to all my friends houses for sleepovers. For showing me how to bake and encouraging me to make things in the kitchen, thank you.

For embracing my weirdness and letting me wear what I want as a child no matter how bizarre the neighbours thought she was for doing to it.

For putting us in summer reading club at the library. For all the work that went in to creating JEANS Publishing company and helping me write that book as a young teenager because I know it was shit ton of work and late nights (for her). For teaching me to work hard and not listen to anyone who says ‘you can’t do that’.

Your strong attitude is with me everyday and I carry it close to my heart and I hear your voice in my head.

For teaching me to be tough and know how to throw a damn good punch (whoops!) and studying Tae Kwon Do together.

For getting me braces because you knew that my smile would bring joy to other people and I really love flashing it around.

For teaching me to sew even though I don’t do it much, I still know how. Thank you for making me comfort food and allowing me to take naps in my old room when I’m run down and need a break from my life.

I know how to make a perfect pavlova because of you.

For inspiring me to be a leader. For being honest with me and calling me on my shit, cause lord knows I need it sometimes.

For giving me a sister, and three awesome step-sisters! For being good friends with dad. For giving me nana’s number in New Zealand, she was definitely surprised!

For flowers from your garden and telling me when Winners clearance is on.

For learning how to text and send photos because I love messages from you. For reading ‘bloggy’ when you got to work just to check in on me. For checking my Twitter if you haven’t heard from me in a couple days just to make sure I’m ok.

Thank you mum, for being a strong woman, a great leader, and best support my entire life.

I’m so proud to be your daughter and I love you the most.

Mum + Me


Today I messaged a bunch of women in my life who I love, respect, and miss. I made plans to see them. I had my BFF stay over last night. I have a different BFF date tomorrow. I’ve been really trying to make time for friends and not be ‘too busy’ to see them. Even if it’s a coffee and walk, breakfast, lunch, snack, maybe it’s picking up the ol’ telephone. Make time for the people you love, the women in your life.

AND one more thing, don’t ever forget that you can achieve ANYTHING you put your mind to. Be clear about your thoughts when you put them into the universe. Don’t confuse the universe with self-doubt, be clear about your intentions.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. 

YOU CAN DO IT!

UPDATE: 💬 My favourite thing about today was talking to SO MANY people. Messages, making plans, reaching out. People celebrating themselves and each other. I feel like I really celebrated. Not with partying but with talking, making action. Had super early yoga w/ Keri and did a lot of other things today, I can’t even remember. Just got home from speaking at an event and I feel so genuinely thankful for friends. Sometimes I think I don’t like social media and it gives me anxiety but today it brought me closer to so many people IRL and in messages, in comments, in posts on every platform, all day. I like you. Thank you for being a friend! ❤️💪🏼

SCROLL – 5 Good Things for Monday, March 6, 2017

SCROLL – 5 Good Things for Monday, March 6, 2017

Hello & happy Monday, here are a few good things to start your day. ☀️

On Sunday I went to detox yoga at noon and it was a really good class. Sean picked me up after and we got groceries and other stuff. Lately I’ve been more conscious of things I’m doing and why. I think it goes back to that sound bath I went to in LA. I swear something happened that day. So, instead of laying the couch and scrolling I’m sitting on the bed writing. I promised to write more.

Although, one of my favourite things is sitting and scrolling. I love reading Steph’s The Catch Up or Weekly Enabler Posts on her blog LEOPARD is a NEUTRAL. I also love Gracie’s recipes, yesterday I tried to make cauliflower rice but it ended up being mash. Which was still good.

I tried to do a newsletter but I failed miserably, despite ‘wanting‘ to do it I only sent it once. Sorry subscribers. 🙈 Maybe one day I will get there but baby steps are ok.

Here are five things I think you might like too.


ONE: TRAVEL & LIFE TIPS FROM ONE OF MY FAV BLOGGER/YOUTUBERS

Kristen Sarah created Hopscotch The Globe and has been travelling for 13 years with her husband. They’re also moving into an AIRSTREAM. If you haven’t read noticed, is one of my travel goals.


TWO: VICE + OCCUPIED VR + CREATORS PROJECT

OCCUPIED VR (Sean, my bf’s company) is featured on the VICE Creators Project right now. Watch it here or check out my behind the scenes experience at the shoot in yesterday’s blog post.


THREE – THE BANKSY HOTEL 

This place is all over headlines with it’s “worst view in the world”. The ‘Walled Off Hotel’ (a play on Waldorf?) is in Bethlehem and looks right out to the concrete wall around the West Bank.The decor inside is crazy/awesome, every room is decorated  by Banksy. It’s about £30 a night and reservations open March 11th March.  BBC has a set of photos but the website is better.

“Walls are hot right now,” the press statement quoted Banksy saying, “but I was into them long before Trump made it cool.”

Exit through the gift shop…this is his store 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼


FOUR – FOUND SOME STYLE INSPIRATION, GONNA TRY IT OUT

Hawley from Sidewalk Hustle posted a TON of street style from Paris Fashion Week and this is my style inspiration for the week. I will try to not wear all black (and leggings) to at least one thing over the next 7 days. Honestly, that’s like all I’ve been wearing. When is spring?

45 STREET STYLE PHOTOS FROM PARIS FASHION WEEK, sidewalk hustle


FIVE – LET’S CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY TOGETHER

Wednesday is International Women’s Day and I would like to invite you to come to an event called SHE WENT FOR IT hosted by DITTO. It’s at King & Spadina (Rangle.io), tickets are $5. Last year for IWD I spoke for the United Nations Association of Canada. It was pretty cool. This year’s event has food and drinks, we can totally hang out and celebrate each other.

I would be happy to buy a couple tickets for some of you. If you leave a comment with your thoughts on this post, I’ll pick a few people!


Thank you for reading. You have the opportunity to make today great, DO IT! 

casie stewart, autograph, famous, blogger, canada, toronto

 

 

 

 

 

P.S. Here are two more things I couldn’t resist adding! 

ON BLOGGING:

My fav UK blogger – BANGS–  is feeling the same vibes about blogging that I have been feeling. GOOD READ. I love her writing. [read more]

ALL THE PLANTS:

This co-working place is FULL of plants, talk about office goals. I love it. The air in there must be so great. [Fast Company]

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

I’m not sure if I did something or what but my lower back is so sore today. I can do a forward bend but if I only go 15-45 degrees, it hurts. I’ve got a heating pack on now and I’m watching Dragon’s Den/not moving till tomorrow. I did however, still go to yoga today.

Six weeks ago I would have probably cancelled anything that made me leave the house with this pain but since I’ve been working out I feel stronger. A couple days ago I told my yoga teacher (Sandy) how I came to class even though I was feeling blerghhh and tired and she said

“Nobody ever regrets going to yoga”

She was so right. Today I initially cancelled going to the nooner (via the app) but when I was home from work at at 11:45 I decided to just GO FOR IT. Jumped into my gear, ran out the door, and was there 2min early for the 12:15! IT FELT SO GOOD.

There was only other person in the class with me so it ended up being semi-private. I feel like it was a stroke of luck after hustling to get there! I’ve been going to class at least 3 times a week for just over a month and I’m so happy for finally dedicating time to myself for myself. And screen free!

Last year I wrote about JOMO, The Joy of Missing Out and I’m still on that vibe. I’ve spent the last 5-7 years doing so many things every weeknight and lately, making time for yoga has been a really great change. If I ever think about teaching yoga, I know https://www.siddhiyoga.com will give me all the information I need. I’m more mindful of the events I do go to, and I make the most of my time when I’m there. It’s like the secret to getting ahead is just getting started.


Don’t ever feel bad taking time for yourself. Remember you can hit a reset button on healthy eating or positive habits any single day of the week. Tomorrow you’ll wish you started today. ?

P.S. If you’re near Lower Junction and wanna join me for a class check out Yoga Yoga Studio!