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Breakfast egg cups
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Breakfast Egg Cups

The start of a new year usually signals people making resolutions or setting intentions, heading back to the gym, and trying to eat well. While I’m not a fan of new year’s resolutions per se, I definitely see the benefit of setting goals and treating the new year like a fresh start. I started a health and wellness journey in October of last year, and while there were periods I couldn’t keep up with it last year, I’ve committed to it more than ever before for this year. New year, better me! A big component of my wellness journey is…

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Intentions for 2019
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Consistency, Focus & Balance: My Intentions for 2019

I was really banking on having some downtime in January – time to collect my thoughts, plan, organize, get inspired. At least, that’s how it was for me last January. Last year, I had time to ‘settle’ in to January, ease myself into the new year, get comfortable (you get the idea). More importantly, I had the time and space for my creative process to happen. I taught myself video editing and was hyper-inspired with ideas for content. Now that I have more than 1 full year under my belt as a full-time blogger, I kinda figured it would pan…

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Cartagena travel guide
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Cartagena Travel Guide

Cartagena is one of those places that you instantly fall in love with. It’s so incredibly beautiful that pictures don’t do it justice – you just have to see with your own eyes! At the end of 2018, I went on an origin trip to the eje cafetero (coffee-growing region) in Colombia to learn about sustainable coffee-growing. It was my first time traveling to Colombia and to South America and I had no idea when I’d be returning. So, I knew I had to extend my stay to visit Cartagena. I went to Cartagena on my own; and as a…

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how to make the perfect cheese and charcuterie board
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5 Simple Tips for Holiday Entertaining and for Creating The Perfect Cheese and Charcuterie Board

The holidays are just around the corner and there’s nothing I love more than hosting my own holiday party. I love entertaining, but not gonna lie, it’s taken me many years and lots of practice to get the hosting down to a science and to ensure that I have as good a time as my guests. After all, that’s what the holidays are supposed to be about – bringing family and friends together, being merry, and enjoying! So, while throwing the perfect holiday party may seem a little daunting to some, I’ve got 5 simple tips that will ensure your…

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chocolate chip cookies in a jar
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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies in a Jar

Truth be told, I am no great baker. I know my way around a stove really well. But when it comes to baking, well, that’s another story! That being said, I do love a good DIY project, and I’ve got the perfect cookies in a jar recipe that you can gift to your family and friends. With the holidays just around the corner, you might be wracking your brains trying to think of what to purchase your loved ones (I know I have this issue every year!). I think handmade, personalized gifts are so much more meaningful than ones you…

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coffee sustainability colombia
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Going Beyond the Cup: Understanding Sustainable Coffee Growing in Colombia

You can’t scroll for more than 5 minutes on Instagram without seeing a picture of someone’s coffee, and I’ve seen so many people comment or caption “coffee is life” or “coffee is everything” (including me). But until you’ve walked a mile in the shoes of a coffee farmer, you really have no idea what that actually means! I was recently invited to join Keurig Canada and 3 other content creators on a coffee origin trip in the Eje Cafetero (traditional coffee-growing region) in Colombia. To the average coffee drinker, like me, this obviously sounds like an incredible opportunity on its…

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Layover in Panama
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20-Hour Layover in Panama City

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of accompanying Keurig Canada on a coffee origin trip to Colombia. On our way there, we had a layover in Panama City, Panamá for 20 hours. Panama City had never been on my bucket list, and since we only had a short time there en route to Colombia, I didn’t bother to do any research (as I normally do, when I travel). I went into Panama City with zero expectations and was pleasantly surprised at just how beautiful it is! Panama City piqued my interest and now, I definitely want to return!…

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36 Hours in Niagara on the Lake with Buick Encore
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36 Hours in Niagara-on-the-Lake | Girls’ Road Trip with Buick Canada

Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of the most charming places I’ve been to. Within 1.5 hours from downtown Toronto, it’s one of the best road trips you can plan, whether you’re an oenophile, foodie, lover of architecture, or just seeking a little change of scenery outside of the city. A few weeks ago, my good friend, Soheila, and I went to Niagara-on-the-Lake on a girls’ road trip with Buick Canada. We spent a quick, 36 hours in the region, but managed to squeeze in A LOT! We did our own research (obvi to find the most Instagrammable spots in Niagara-on-the-Lake, hello?!) and…

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Reasons to plan a trip to Northwest Florida
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12 Reasons to Plan a Trip to Northwest Florida

Did you know the best beaches are in Northwest Florida? Spoiler Alert! This post is about 12 reasons to plan a trip to Northwest Florida, and the beaches are at the top of the list! My good friend, Karen, and I had an opportunity to hit up several Northwest Florida destinations in partnership with VISIT FLORIDA and local tourism boards, South Walton, Emerald Coast, and Visit Pensacola. From East to West, we visited Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Alys Beach, Seaside, Destin, Okaloosa Island, Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. These towns are just a few inside the larger region called…

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Benefits of wearing contact lenses
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6 Benefits of Wearing Contact Lenses

I’ve needed eye glasses pretty much all my life. I first started wearing them when I was in Grade 2 – what my parents thought was the result of me having my eyes glued too closely to the TV every day! Turns out, bad eyesight is something that runs in our family. When I was in elementary school, I didn’t mind wearing glasses because I was known as the school “brainer” by all my friends (a nickname I inherited because I was in the gifted program and was always the teacher’s pet). But, the situation quickly changed when I got…

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