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picture ourselves in edmonton

14A mere week ago, Geoffrey and I were driving back from our trip to Edmonton, Alberta. We went there for a major buying trip for The Little Barn, coupled with a near end to the summer holiday. I love that city so much. It will always remain one of my favourite places to live in, and it is the place that I aspire to end up when planning out my latest adventures and life goals. 

Rather than taking along my camera, I decided to Instagram the entire trip instead. I’m beginning to regard Instagram as the highest form of social media. In my opinion, Facebook is filled with useless information about people that I am barely acquainted with, bad photos, and horrible grammar. Twitter is something that I cannot wrap my head around and am not yet clever nor interesting enough to spew out witty one-liners every few hours. Instagram, ah, she’s something else. Here is a tight-knit community of artists, poets, travellers, lost souls, and Facebook wanders who come together to discover new places, meet new faces, and experience beauty in a square photo. Well, minus the Facebook-ers. I love it.

So, my friends, here are my photos from our trip!

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Tips to a successful road trip: 1. Mac computer 2. One digital camera 3. One Polaroid camera 4. Tripod 5. Numerous cords 6. Cute clothing 7. Vitamins What are your must-haves?


My husband lets me dress him in my wish list until I’m ready to pay. Sweetest. Man. Ever.


My #UrbanOutfitters adventure.


Sunset // Treescape


Shopping outfit // Day 2


Husband eating breakfast alone // One leg and Instagramming behind a pillar


Crate & Barrel #exhausted #selfie.


My happy place // 💃💃


Stopped at a train #selfie.

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“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.” Jack Kerouac, On The Road


Back at IKEA // Day 3


IKEA Apartment Lovin’ // ❤💑

Super // Man


#WHPLineMeetsCorner // ⌈ ⌉

So, if you have Instagram, add me @hello_scarlett_blog so I can connect with you, too, on a deeper level. Did that sound creepy? A more intimate level? A more personal level? A more photographic level? You get the picture. The square picture.

Have a lovely week!




  1. Great pics as always, esp the bridge pic (last). Instagram I have not tried, though you’re not the first to suggest it’s the highest form of social media. Alas between all of my endeavors adding Instagram to the mix may be my tipping point.

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    • Haha, thanks Chris! Yes, I could see how it would become your breaking point. However, you are an artist so I do suspect that you would fit right in and feel more than at home in the IG community.


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  2. I love this. It is so cute. And it was my first glimpse at what the Canadian open roads will look like when I’m driving there in two and a half weeks! I love that you instagrammed your trip, I know what you mean about social media. I left FB a long time ago, but still use twitter for news mainly. I also thought dressing your husband up in purchases is brilliant! I am going to use this one. :) It would be awesome if you could give me some more information on Canada? Alberta is a long way away from Quebec and Ontario, but any info would be great. Meeka x

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    • Oh my, I love this comment! I would love to tell you more about Canada, do you have a few days?! I did, after all, used to live in Ontario. It’s such a big and beautiful province. Which areas will you be visiting?

      I wish you all the best with your trip!



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      • Thank you Emory. Wow, is there that much? It seems like such an amazing place. We are visiting Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay Fjord, Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara Falls. I also wanted to visit Matane wildlife park but I don’t know if we will have time. Were there for 11 nights. We have rented a car for most of the time there too. Ontario is huge! I wanted to visit Algonquin provincial park but we won’t have the time. I know we are going to end up coming back to Canada.


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  3. I almost always post multiple images and always post only the one that I think is best large, and the rest in a gallery. This cuts down on the scrolling and also the page will load faster. Your hit count is increased too. Looks like you are enjoying life with your guy.

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