The Learner Observer

Hi! I'm Thalita! So you want to know a bit more about me and my little corner of the internet? Well, it's quite uncomplicated, really...

I started The Learner Observer in 2012 to vent, ramble, and to document my life – isn’t that why everyone starts a blog? Since then, it’s become a place where I get to share the things I love with the world, while occasionally throwing in a recipe, some DIY projects and home decor. You really get a little bit of everything here. If you want to see my design work, check out thalitamurray.com!

I absolutely love Instagram and constantly share what my crazy life as a mom of twin boys is REALLY like. I like real. I like raw. I like honest. If you’re into that, we can totally be friends!

What’s up with the blog name?

I’m a teacher by trade and a visual learner by nature. I would be a professional student if that was a real job, but I like my job as an interior designer too much – and I do get to learn everyday doing that, anyway.  After taking part in The Nester‘s 31-day challenge for the first time, The Learner Observer became a blog about my journey as a new home owner trying to make our house a stylish, unconventional, useful, mindful, uncluttered home.  I look back on some of those posts now and they are ALMOST totally embarrassing, but they remind me of a simpler time, when having a candy bowl on my side table was enough to blog about.

Fun Facts

I was born on December 25th. Yep. Christmas baby! I still can’t decide whether I like it or not!

I have a degree in Art History and I could easily spend days at galleries and museums, just starring. Art galleries are also a great place to people watch – another thing I love to do.

I find myself saying, “Oh my gosh. I’m THAT mom!” more times than I care to admit, but I’m totally ok with it. Usually.

I am a morning person by nature and love to go to bed early. 

I love the connections I’ve made because of this little corner of mine, and that is ultimately why I blog now. I hope you’ll stick around for my run-on sentences and wordy posts!

xoxo

 -Thalita

15 Comments

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    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

    February 27, 2013

    Ahhhh! Thalita, I love your “About” page, I love your blog’s new look, I love your writing style…this is SUCH a sweet space. I’m so impressed with all of the changes you have made since my last visit over here. Well done, girl. Well done!

    (The cross-eyed picture and the one of you and your hubby jumping off of the couch are my favorite! So much fun.)

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      Thalita

      February 28, 2013

      Lauren! Thank you so much!!!! It’s been a whirlwind trying to get everything going. I wish I hadn’t taken the blog down for the redesign, but I was really unhappy with how it looked, so I think I was better off. I’m so excited to see what you’ve been working on!! Thanks so much for the kind words :)

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        Lauren @ The Thinking Closet

        August 23, 2013

        Oh my word…that video of you giggle-skating and your husband’s sweet encouragement of you is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen! Somehow I missed that during my past visits to your About page. My cheeks literally hurt from smiling so much. So. much. joy.

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          Thalita

          August 24, 2013

          Haha it’s pretty embarrassing, but Alex loves it, and if it can make people laugh I’m all in! Glad it brought a smile to your face!

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    Lisa Mai

    March 30, 2013

    I stopped by from Nikki’s (Chef in Training) link party and I was intrigued by your sidebar as you mentioned Canada. I clicked over to your About Me page and I’m so glad I got to read a little about you! Congratulations on a beautiful wedding, new home, and lovely new addition to your family! So glad I got to learn a little about you =)

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      Thalita

      March 30, 2013

      Hi Lisa! Yes, it’s true… I’m one of the seemingly few Canadian bloggers (in comparison to how many American ones there are). So glad you stopped by!! Loving all of the yummy recipes on your blog! And thank you so much for the kind words! :)

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    Rachel

    June 10, 2013

    I love your About page and all the cute photos! The look and feel of your blog is really warm & fantastic; can’t wait to read more! :)

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      Thalita

      June 10, 2013

      Rachel! What an amazing compliment!!! Thanks so much. How thoughtful of you to stop by and leave such a sweet comment.

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    Krista @ the happy housie

    August 23, 2013

    I once had my hair cut way too short too and have been growing it out again and again ever since… a seriously traumatic experience. I get it. You are so funny! And a fellow Canuck. Adding you to my bloglovin’!

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      Thalita

      August 24, 2013

      Thanks Krista!!!! I have actually been following your blog on bloglovin’ and loving it, but I have been terrible with comments lately! Ugh… so bad! I gotta play bloglovin catch-up! Love me some good Canadian bloggers!!!! I hear you on the growing pains – it took a while to get past the awkward stage!

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    Shanti @ Everyday Bohemian

    June 11, 2014

    I feel like we have a lot in common and I’m so glad to have found your blog! Hi! :)

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      Thalita

      June 12, 2014

      Hi Shanti! That is so awesome!! I am just as happy that you found it. :)

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    Amber

    August 20, 2014

    Hi Thalita, pretty name by the way! This is my first time stopping by your blog! :)
    -Amber
    Her & Hair

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      Thalita

      August 26, 2014

      Thanks so much, Amber!! I love your name as well :) Hope you’re enjoying the blog! I’m going to rush over and check out yours like right now!! :)

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