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Yummy winter spiced soup
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Winter Spiced Red Lentil, Root Vegetable and Coconut Soup

With winter finally rearing its ugly head and the holiday rush being done in less than a week, full on hibernation mode will be ensuing very soon! I can picture it now: me, swaddled tightly in a blanket, like a newborn, on my couch with my husband watching Netflix, without a care in the world. Ahhhh, it will be so sweet! And what better comfort food to enjoy while so doing? Well, a warm, hearty homemade soup immediately comes to mind! A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a holiday dinner with The Feed Feed and Vitamix,…

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Us with our Dyson Animal Ball 2
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How Dyson Helped us Live Happily Ever After

Fun fact: if Alex and I didn’t live together, I’d probably be a minimalist. Kinda hard to believe coming from a blogger, when it seems from my Instagram that I’m constantly receiving blogger mail. But, trust me when I tell you, I simply cannot stand clutter…and even worse, DUST! I make it a point to purge my closet quarterly, give away/donate products I receive that I don’t use, and there’s not a day that goes by where I’m not picking up at least one strand of hair from the ground somewhere. I am a neat freak, period. Bless his heart,…

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Mexican popcorn recipe
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Savoury Mexican Popcorn

One of the best parts about the holidays is gathering around with family to watch the Christmas classics. My absolute favourite movie of all time is A Christmas Story, and Christmas doesn’t feel the same each year, unless I’ve watched it at least once. And since movies and snacks pretty much go hand in hand, I decided to create a new snack recipe for the blog, for my family and me to enjoy over the holidays. It’s my own twist on a classic snack: popcorn, using Orville Redenbacher’s microwave popcorn. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I…

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How to Stay Active While on Vacation

If you’re anything like me, your idea of staying active while on vacation is walking to the buffet or pool bar! If I go on a resort vacation, the whole idea is to relax and enjoy paradise. It’s to relish in the bounty of food and drink that I wouldn’t otherwise have on a daily basis back home, like huevos rancheros for breakfast, Blue Hawaiians and Piña Coladas every hour, 24-hour room service…you get the idea. I’m also the type of person who likes to try everything on the menu. So, if there is basically unlimited food available at my…

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Holiday gift guide with Upper Canada
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Holiday Gift Guide with Upper Canada

Back from yet another amazing trip to Mexico and jumping right back into the holiday preparations! Christmas is in less than two weeks, so I’ve got an easy holiday gift guide to share with you. Before we left for our vacation (travel guide coming soon!), we took a trip to Upper Canada to shop at some of my favourite retailers. Every year, I set out with the best intentions to get my Christmas shopping done early. But, I always seem to end up at the mall on December 23rd or 24th running around and spinning my wheels on what last-minute…

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Wearing my white cape and lieutenant hat
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Style Post – Changing Gears

Hey guys! Really wanted to get a quick style post up on the blog this week, before I take off on my next adventure! In terms of a life update, if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll know that I got back from Mexico City exactly 1 week ago, and I’m about to embark on yet another trip to sunny Meh-Hee-Co tomorrow!!! Might as well call me an ambassador for Mexico because I’ve been seeing so much of it this month! My first trip was in partnership with the Mexico City Tourism Board with my friend, Solmaz, of The…

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Carley dress from Belle de Soir collection at Ever New
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Style Post – All Decked Out In Ever New

It’s Monday and the start of a new week! As you read this, I’m probably already on a plane to Mexico City, and I couldn’t be any more excited to get away! But before I switch gears into vacation mode, I want to take a minute to introduce you to one of my favourite international retailers: Ever New. I’m really happy to be an ambassador for Ever New and to help spread the word about this amazing clothing brand! A Little Introduction to Ever New If you’ve never heard of Ever New before, it’s a women’s clothing and accessories brand…

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4 Simple Tips For Healthy Hair Before the Holidays

I can’t believe the holidays are right around the corner! I’m not sure about you guys, but the party invites have already started filling my inbox! Since we all want to look our best during the holiday season, I think it’s a great time to show our hair a little extra love. If you read my post on anti-aging, you’ll have seen that taking care of our hair is one major way we can keep ourselves looking younger. In this post, I want to expand on hair care and share my 4 simple tips for healthy hair. These are the…

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Easy Holiday Entertaining Guide with the PC Insiders Collection

My husband and I kick-started the holiday season by throwing a little party with a couple of our closest friends last weekend. We love spending quality time with our friends during the holidays, but it can be difficult to get everyone together closer to Christmas. So, we figured we’d start a bit early, and with the help of the PC Insiders Collection it was a total breeze from start to finish! If you’ve never heard of it before, the PC Insiders Collection is basically a lifesaver! It has pretty much every thing you ever needed to throw a party, from…

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how to style a plaid blazer in a feminine way
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How to Style a Plaid Blazer in a Feminine Way

One of the hottest trends for fall this year is, no doubt, the plaid blazer. But, if you’re anything like me, you might have been a little reluctant to hop on the plaid blazer trend right away. That’s because the blazers we’ve been seeing this season are oversized and structured, and I’m usually weary when it comes to oversized clothes because I’m petite. Often times, I end up looking like I’m drowning in the clothes and it’s just not a good look for me. I’ve also mentioned several times before that my style is feminine and classic. The structured plaid…

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