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CoolSculpting review
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Why I Decided to Get CoolSculpting®

This post was done in partnership with Allergan. But as always, all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. Self-love and self-improvement are not mutually exclusive. It took me a while to reconcile those two concepts. With all the competing messages we’re constantly bombarded with, it can be hard to know what to believe. I am 100% in support of the wave of body positivity that has been ushered in in recent years and am so happy to see diverse body types finally being represented in a real way. But I’ve also felt conflicted because, if we’re encouraged to “love…

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Adele House cleaning review
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Stop Trying to do It All – Hire a Professional Cleaner!

If it’s one thing the women’s movement has taught us, it’s that we can do it all! But while we truly can do it all, the real question is: why would we want to?! Time is finite, and it’s also a commodity. How we choose to spend our time has a direct impact on our happiness and mental health, physical health, and relationships with our family and friends. I think it’s pretty common for women to feel like they’re constantly juggling a million things (does the above scenario look anything like you?). In my case, since quitting law and starting…

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Freedom Mobile Review
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Why I Decided to Give Freedom Mobile A Try

Is it just me or have you also grown tired of all the downsides that come along with big wireless companies? I’ve been a customer with one of them for about 9 years – which, admittedly, may seem like a long time and imply I’m happy. But, while there are things I have liked, there have been many things I’ve disliked – particularly when it comes to my phone plan options. Not to mention the price per month! Truth be told, Canada’s mobile plans are some of the most expensive in the world. And since the big carriers have all…

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3 Comforting Appetizers Using Prosciutto & Grana Padano
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3 Comforting Appetizers Using Prosciutto & Grana Padano

Is it weird that the thing I get most excited for about fall is the return of comfort food?! Forget the pumpkin spiced lattes, cable knit sweaters, leaves changing colours and all that other autumnal stuff! I just care about having the kind of food that feels like a hug, about the prospects of entertaining (and being entertained) for Thanksgiving, and about cozying up under a blanket with a bowl of warm soup! During the cooler months as we hibernate, I also find myself back in the kitchen more often. Are you the same way? Since I’m always looking for…

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Girls' Adventure in Quebec
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Born to Let Go! | Girls’ Adventure in Québec

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch When’s the last time you did something outside of your comfort zone? Like, reallllly outside of your comfort zone? When I travel, I’m adventurous when it comes to food (I did eat grasshoppers and crickets on my trip to Mexico City) and am totally down to do a couple ‘soft adventure’ activities. But, I can’t say that I’ve ever gone on a trip that was dedicated solely to adventure. So, when this opportunity with QuébecOriginal arose for an adventure in Québec, I was all for it! Why?…

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Places to check out in Colorado
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12 Places to Check Out in Colorado

Mountains, big cities, national parks, red rocks, hot springs, outdoor adventure parks – if you’re a nature lover, then Colorado is the place for you! I was invited by Colorado Tourism earlier this year with a group of 4 other creators (Raymond of Travelling Foodie, Bella of xoxoBella, Danielle of TO Foodies, and Craig of Big Daddy Kreativ). In 7 days, we visited 6 different cities – enough time to see some of the highlights of the state! As a first-timer to Colorado, I had no idea just how diverse the state is! While famous for its first-class ski resorts…

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Travel to Vancouver
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Vancouver Travel Guide | Weekend Anniversary Getaway

Alex and I just celebrated our 2-year wedding anniversary on July 8th (where does the time go?!). To honour the occasion, we decided to travel to Vancouver—somewhere that’s been on my bucket list for ages! We started a new tradition of taking a big trip for our anniversary every year, instead of buying each other gifts. We have our sights set on Asia for October (fingers crossed!), but until then, we thought a little jaunt would do the trick to tide us over! As someone who previously assumed the journey was about 6 hours, I was so pleasantly surprised to…

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rose picks at the LCBO
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#CheerstoRosé! | Summer Rosé Picks at the LCBO For Under $15

It’s no secret that I adore rosé. While excellent to drink all year-round, it’s my absolute FAVE in the summertime! Since it’s meant to be served chilled, in my opinion, there’s nothing better or more refreshing to have while sitting on a patio (or a beach) in the summer than a delicious glass of rosé. This year, the LCBO actually introduced more than 17 new rosés in its stores. These are great additions to its already impressive and ever-growing rosé collection (trust me, I know – I’m what you’d call a ‘loyal customer’ 😉)! LCBO’s Rosé Cabana Lounge & Rosé…

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The Grange Winery picnic
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A Scavenger Hunt Road Trip with Buick Canada

Would you ever round up a group of girlfriends and go on a road trip, without knowing exactly where you were going? Would you ever embark on a scavenger hunt that could take you into unknown terrain or to places you’ve never been? Well, 4 of my girlfriends, Anna, Karen, Soheila, Solmaz, and I did exactly that a few weeks ago! The only certainty we had was our means of transportation: a 2019 Buick Envision. Truth be told, I have two sides to my personality. While I have a huge sense of adventure and like to be spontaneous, I also…

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sunrype take 10
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The Importance of Taking a Break

How many times a week do you give yourself time to take a break? In North America, there’s such a pervasive culture of go, go, go – of “busy” and “productive” being good for us. Many people derive a sense of importance from how much work they have, and to them, taking a break may be seen as counter-productive or a luxury. I am definitely guilty of the above a lot of the time! Because I’m self-employed, the more work I take on, the more money I earn for myself and my family. When you have a mortgage, bills, and…

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