A 24-Hour Trip to Detroit

Hey everyone!

This weekend, the Kansas City Royals played a series against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Michigan. Since we’ve been living in Canada for the past 2 years, we’ve only been able to see the Royals once or twice when they visit Toronto to play the Blue Jays. My brother is a huge baseball fan, and one of his “life goals” is to visit every MLB ballpark in North America. Detroit, Michigan is only about a 4-hour drive from Toronto. Add all that up and what do you get? A 24-hour trip to Detroit to watch our home team play! #ForeverRoyal

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Lord of the Flies – A Book Review

“What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages?” – Piggy, Lord of the Flies

We have owned a copy of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies for as long as I can remember. As a young child, I always enjoyed  going through and looking at every single book on our big bookshelf…except one, that is. I always avoided that small, worn-out, paperback copy of Lord of the Flies. The cover art always freaked me out, and I never took it off the shelf for fear of seeing the scary guy in the jungle on the front. I had never even read the summary until just recently, when I was re-organizing my bookshelf over 10 years after originally seeing the book. When I finally picked up that old copy of William Golding’s masterpiece after avoiding it for all those years, little did I know that I would shortly be entering into one of the most haunting and powerful stories ever written. Continue reading “Lord of the Flies – A Book Review”


I Tried Following 3 Bob Ross Tutorials…

“Hi, welcome back. I’m certainly glad you could join me today!” – Bob Ross

Recently, a trend went around the internet where people accepted Bob Ross’ invitation to paint along with him, and proceeded to follow one of his tutorials while documenting the results. I enjoyed watching a few of these videos, but never thought I would try it myself. However, I recently caught the painting bug. When this happens, I usually hop over to Pinterest and paint a canvas or two that I’ve saved for such an occasion. But this time was different.

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A Visit to Montmorency Falls – Quebec Trip Part 3

As promised, I’m here again with the final installment of our Quebec Adventure series. On the last day of our trip, we left the heart of Quebec City and headed to the Montmorency Falls.

The Montmorency Falls are 272 feet high, which is almost 100 feet taller than Niagara Falls! We were able to take a cable car to the top, and walk along the bridge that suspended us right over the water!

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Exploring Quebec City – Quebec Trip Part 2

Hey there! I’m back again today for Part 2 of our Quebec adventure – exploring Quebec City!

After celebrating the Raptors victory and getting a good nights sleep, we hit the road again and drove to Quebec City – about 2 hours east of Montreal. Once there, we checked into our hotel and headed out to see the sights.

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A Quick and Rainy Stop in Montreal – Quebec Trip Part 1

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely day!

Today, I’m kicking off a 3-part series about my recent trip to the Canadian province of Quebec! Our trip was a total of 4 days. We walked beautiful cities, ate delicious food and had so much fun! The first stop on our road trip was a quick visit to Montreal. Even though we only stayed there for one night, we enjoyed walking the Old Port of Montreal and seeing a small part of the city. Do you want to see it, too? Keep reading! ;)

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Q&A – Your Questions Get Answered!

Hey, hey, hey!

A few days ago, I announced that the Artsy Arrow hit 100 followers! In honor of that milestone, I decided to host a Q&A, and today I will be answering your questions. But first, we interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you a small request.

I recently re-designed several elements of my blog, including my header and blog button. I would really appreciate it if anyone who has my old button on their page would update it with my new one below. Thank you!

And now on to the questions!

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100 Followers + Q&A

Hey everyone!

As you can tell from the title, the Artsy Arrow just hit 100 Followers! *dances* In honor of this fantastic blogging milestone, I have decided to do two things, the first of which is to write a 100 word paragraph – one word for each follower – to say thanks.

I’d like to thank each and every one of you for your support on the Artsy Arrow. From the likes and comments to the kind emails, you all have helped me grow this blog and have inspired me to keep producing content. I greatly appreciate all of your help and feedback, from the people I know to those I don’t. It means so much to me that you want to read the words I write, and that you’re willing to help me grow and improve on this journey. I’m so thankful and blessed to have such incredible readers and supporters.

, Meredith

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Zip-Lining Niagara Falls?!

Hello everyone! I hope you’re doing well and having a fantastic week!

Today I’m going to be telling you about an adventure I shared with my grandma several months ago. It involved harnesses, heights, and a waterfall. That’s right – we zip-lined Niagara Falls! It was so much fun, and an incredible experience that my grandma and I will remember for the rest of our lives. Wanna hear more about it? Keep reading! ;)

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A Little Life Update

Hey everyone!

You may (or may not) have been wondering where I’ve disappeared to for the past 3 weeks. I was not planning to take a break from blogging, it just kind of happened. You know how it is – things get busy, unexpected stuff happens that throws you off your game, you’re trying to juggle an armload of projects at once, etc. We’ve all been there. And sometimes, you just need to take a break.

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