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15 things I would tell my younger self
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15 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

It’s my 37th birthday, which means I’m officially past my early thirties and am now inching my way towards the big 4-0! On this occasion, I first feel incredibly grateful for the countless good things and people in my life, for my health, and for another year on this planet. I also can’t help but think about all the ups and downs over the years, and about all the lessons I’ve learned. While I don’t regret past experiences, there are definitely some nuggets of wisdom that I’ve picked up over time. And I’m sure that these nuggets—had I known them…

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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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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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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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metro online grocery
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Metro’s New Online Grocery Service

We all have good weeks and bad weeks. There are some weeks when I’m so completely on top of it – when my husband and I can get all our groceries, meal planning and prep done, cook a couple nights, I crush all my work goals, and somehow make it to the gym 5 days in a row. Then, there are other weeks, when I feel like I’m glued to my desk and working ‘round the clock, or am recovering from travel exhaustion, and I barely have enough time (or energy) for anything, let alone meal planning and grocery shopping….

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How Best Buy Helped Us Adapt to Our Changing Needs | Dyson V11 Absolute Review

It’s funny how much can change in a couple years! I wrote this post about how our Dyson Ball Animal 2 helped my husband and me live happily ever after. And now, fast forward to almost a couple years later, and our family of two has grown to become a family of three (I’m referring to our little furbaby, Douglas, btw. Don’t worry, we aren’t expecting!). As with any expanding family, our needs have naturally changed. Consequently, how we have to do things around the house has changed too (which is why we are thankful for Best Buy Canada, as…

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microsoft rainbow railroad
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Creating for a Cause – How Microsoft is Making an Impact through Design

I am always looking for ways to make a greater impact on my audience, whether in the form of providing inspiration, creating meaningful content, giving advice, or leading by example. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have built a platform to be able to reach people and do that. Another way I try to achieve this goal is by partnering with socially responsible brands (like when I traveled to Colombia to learn about sustainable coffee-growing). I have been a proud Microsoft ambassador for the past couple years and I’m pleased to continue to partner with this company. Not only does…

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15 hard truths about marriage
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15 Hard Truths About Marriage

It’s Valentine’s Day. Last year, you may recall that I shared this post about how Alex and I met – our love story. While it wasn’t written for this purpose at all (I literally was just opening up and writing about us from the heart), the post garnered a lot of attention, people reacted so positively to it, and I received so many heartfelt messages. A year later, it remains one of the most popular posts on my blog. However, this year, I wanted to share a continuation of the story because last year’s post truthfully only tells one side:…

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