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Laurie Callsen
Vintage-lifestyle blogger
Vintage-lifestyle blogger

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When it rains, it pours
To put it mildly, April, May and June were both the best and worst months of my life. In April, I was thrown into a provincial election campaign that was 28 consecutive 14-hour work days that culminated in a lot of blood, sweat and tears. And, oh yeah, an h...

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Shopping Ban - Halfway Already?!
As I was getting ready this morning I did some mental math and realized that the end of March marks my halfway period through my 6-month shopping ban. This rocked me because: a) how the hell is it already April b) the last three months haven't been as hard ...

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How I slashed $250+ from my monthly spending
As I alluded to in my previous post, Ian and I have made some financial changes to pay off our debt sooner while at the same time trying to make decisions that will work for us not just now, but several years in the future. So we did something that, on the ...

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Shopping Ban - Month One
I can’t believe it’s already been a month of my shopping ban, and so far I am feeling really good about my challenge! So far, these are the items I have purchased on my approved shopping list: Sugar scrub: $10 Sleeping Cap, nail foils, among other allowed c...

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Wedding Recap! Part Two
I’m back with the second part of the wedding wrap-up blog, focusing on the fashion of the day! Ian and I both knew that we wanted a classic, 1940s style for the wedding clothes, without being too kitschy, expensive or risky. While I really wanted to wear on...

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My six-month shopping ban
I’ve been thinking about doing this for a few weeks now, and I suppose with a new year getting underway it’s the perfect time to do it. As of January 1, I've undergone a six-month shopping ban. My shopping ban is inspired by one of my favourite Canadian per...

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Wedding Recap! Part One
While I am still on hiatus from blogging, I thought a blog post showing off our wedding photos and doing a bit of a recap of the day was in order. One of the many reasons we went with November 8 for our wedding was because I really wanted a winter wedding, ...

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Burnt Out
I hate to admit it, but I think the time has come to declare what I’ve known in my heart for a long while: I am burnt out on blogging. This is definitely how I feel lately. But I don’t even drink beer. What the hell have I done? As I recently wrote in my EC...

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Sewing Redux: Beach Girl - a 1936 Sports Halter
I’m back with another sewing project! This time it’s my version of the 1936 Sports Halter. Outfit details: 1936 Sports Halter playsuit - me made, pattern by Eva Dress Sandals -  Sears Pineapple Earrings: Estate Sale Engagement ring substitute - a piece from...

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Musings on a self-made wardrobe
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my wardrobe: what I want in it, what I want out of it, and how I use clothing to express myself. But I also find myself thinking a lot more about where I want my clothes to be coming from. So I decided to take a bit of...
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