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Thanksgiving tablescape
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A Fall Harvest Tablescape for Thanksgiving

Presentation is just as important as flavour. As the oft-quoted saying goes, we eat with our eyes first. But outside of how we present our food when entertaining, in my opinion, one of the most critical aspects of the Thanksgiving experience is décor. Have you started getting ready for Thanksgiving? Honestly, there are few holidays I get as excited about! Mainly because Thanksgiving involves gathering with loved ones, expressing our gratitude, and breaking bread. While the occasion will undoubtedly look a little different this year, I do hope you are still able to celebrate in an intimate setting. Alex and…

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Fall Home Essentials 2020
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Fall Home Essentials 2020

Work from home has never looked so chic. Fall is in full swing, and I’m starting to think of ways to update my home and office to channel the best of our season. As you may know, over the past few months, I’ve been refreshing my home with new pieces – both big and small. This gave us something to look forward to during lockdown. I’m now repurposing some of these pieces and matching them with new accents that I’ve recently picked up to create a Fall inspired look for my home. With that, a few of the multipurpose pieces…

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Tips for working from home during a pandemic
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7 Tips for Working from Home during a Pandemic

Okay, so we’re about 7+ months deep into this pandemic. Maybe you were already a working from home pro before it started. Or perhaps, like most, working from home flipped your whole world upside down. Now, months later, it seems people are still adjusting to this new reality. And with an impending second wave, it looks like we will have to buckle up for this ride for a lot longer. As someone who has done this for the last 3 years, I feel confident in being able to share these tips on how to successfully work from home with you….

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downtown Toronto patio makeover
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My Downtown Toronto Condo Patio Makeover

The time has finally come for me to share my rooftop patio reveal with you guys! This was such a long time in the making. TBH, although my husband and I finished this a couple months ago, we wanted to just enjoy the fruits of our labour once we were done. There were too many beautiful days this summer for us to pass up the opportunity to selfishly relish in what we’d done. So, #sorrynotsorry this blog post is a bit overdue! The Before & After I guess you can say the overall vibe we were going for was a…

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5 tips to take your barbecue game to the next level
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5 Tips to Take Your Barbecue Game to the Next Level

As you all know, I take food very seriously. In fact, I’ve always loved to cook. However, one thing I’ve admittedly been happy to give up the reigns to has been barbecuing. Why? Not because I don’t enjoy it or think it’s a man’s job (believe me, I love a good hash mark as much as anyone else, and I don’t subscribe to gender roles). But because I know barbecuing is a whole ‘nother ball game. When I do something, I like to do it right; and if I don’t have the time to commit to something, I prefer not…

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ectopic pregnancy
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My Ectopic Pregnancy Story

This is NOT a pregnancy announcement. Unfortunately, it’s the opposite. It’s a story about my pregnancy loss. It’s a story about the scariest and most heartbreaking thing that’s ever happened to me in my life – my ectopic pregnancy. I’ve been wanting to share this for a long time and it may seem like a random time or day of the week to post about it. But, given all the uncertainty in the world right now, it’s as good a time as any other. While I’m nervous to bare my soul like this, it’s therapeutic to get it off my…

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game-changing travel essentials
in Lifestyle, Travel

7 Game-Changing Travel Essentials

*This post was done in partnership with Herbal Essences. I only partner with brands I love and trust before outreach and all opinions are my own.   I’m always looking for ways to improve, become more efficient, and make healthier choices. One of my intentions for 2020 is to take better care of my mind and body, which applies to not only when I’m home in Toronto, but also when I travel. Traveling a lot for work means that I’ve had to become an efficient packer. Press trip itineraries are usually jam-packed with activities from the minute you land. So,…

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when are you going to have a baby?
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So, When Are You Going to Have a Baby?

For the past couple years, on Valentine’s Day, I’ve shared some of my most personal posts. Two years ago, I told the story of how my husband and I got together, Our Love Story. To this day, it remains one of the most popular posts on my site. Last year on Valentine’s Day, I opened up about the struggles Alex and I had during our first year of marriage. I hoped through sharing the 15 Hard Truths About Marriage that I had learned, it would provide comfort to those dealing with similar struggles (whether in year 1 or any other…

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intentions for 2020
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My 5 Intentions for 2020

The start of the year signals a complete shift in mindset for me. This year, the “start of the year” really was the start of the work year: Monday, January 6th. Prior to that, I literally did not have the brain capacity to type an email. But as soon as Monday rolled around, it was a complete 180. I started back with my 6:45 a.m. workouts, felt energized, refreshed, and ready to tackle 2020! It’s so weird how that works! Intentions vs. Resolutions vs. Goals I think it’s a good practice to set intentions. This is not the same as…

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review
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Upping My Tech Game With Best Buy Canada | Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review

Are you in the market for a new tablet or laptop? Or are you on the hunt for the perfect new gadget for your loved one this holiday season? Well, allow me to put the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 on your radar! I recently picked up the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 from Best Buy and it’s the latest product in the Microsoft Surface family that I’ve added to my creative professional toolkit! I’ve now been using the Microsoft Surface laptop for about 2 years and I can’t say enough good things about it (you can read my review on that…

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