March 8th is International Women’s Day, so I thought this would be a perfect time to chat about a couple things! First off, some lovely local ladies who own stores in Grande Prairie that will help you make your house feel like home. Second, some of my favourite women authors who I’ve learned so much from.
Local, Women Owned Home Stores
Pure Home Design
9916 -100 Ave Grande Prairie, AB, Canada T8V 0T9
Pure Home has everything from furniture, artwork, home decor, kitchenware, and even baby goods! They’re a fantastic place to shop for a unique gift and where I bought my favourite candle holder that has sat on my fireplace mantle for years and years!
Nest by Chiks Design Group
10017B 100 Ave, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0V2
Nest has a ton of beautiful home decor, but the main reason I love stopping in is to see what projects they are working on. When I started my hutch I stopped in to look at paint and they recommended I use the Fusion Mineral paint. Man, am I glad I did! It spreads so easily and it took me about half the time I thought it would to paint my hutch pictured above (which never happens for DIY projects).
The Glow Collective
10020 100 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8V 0V3
The Glow Collective has a ton of local vendors (plus they have pop of shops too!). I love their co-working space, but I’ve also bought everything from the coolest highlighters (Yes I’ve loved fancy highlighters since I was a child), to the gratitude journal and the delicious Blume Latte Mix.
My Favourite Female Self Development Authors
“The High Five Habit” and ” The 5 Second Rule” are awesome books for anyone (not just women!). Mel Robbins is no nonsense, tell it like it is, queen of ending worry, procrastination, and self doubt! If you’re struggling with any of these things for sure check her out! She also has a kick ass youtube channel!
Another lovely lady in my life recommended “Super Attractor” and I loved it so much I read “The Universe Has Your Back” right after! Gabby has so many actionable tools to help bring more zen into you life, and who doesn’t need that!
I’m not going to list all of Brene Brown’s books I’ve read, because I’ve read them all! I love how Dr. Brown gives us so much insight into human behaviour often via a story from her own life. If you’re looking to build better relationships in 2022 Brene’s books are a must read!
I come from a long line of strong, tough, kickass ladies that have tought me many valuable lessons in life. Even with this we all are still growing and learning all the time. I hope that the authors above will bring some new knowledge and light to your life, like they have mine.