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Spring 2017 in Review: Brand, Blog and Personal Update Post

With summer having officially begun I wanted to share with you an update on this past spring! A lot has been going on with my brand and if you haven’t seen the posts already – my belly! First of all, I want to state exactly which direction my business and blog are going. You may be seeing a few pregnancy-related posts lately. I have carefully chosen to include things in keeping with what many of

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Tips to Help Prevent Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

I never thought I would hear so much talk about stretch marks until I announced I was expecting. At 27 weeks I still have zero (yay) and although some of it can come down to your skin’s natural elasticity there are things I have heard that you can do to increase/maintain it on your own. Bio Oil is one widely talked about product for stretch marks! I had already been using this product prior to being

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In Honor of National Best Friends Day: June 8th

This week, on June 8th, we celebrate those true and genuine spirits we have the honor of calling our best friends. I just got back from a fun-packed weekend in Bayfield, Ontario for my friend Bella’s Bachelorette. I have  a small circle of friends who are like sisters to me. I value when people can be real  — and throughout life have found reliable (girl) friends hard to find! What is it with women anyways?

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How I Stay Motivated

Following your dreams while still keeping up with the necessities of day to day life is not always easy. I will be the first to admit that! Starting my business 4 years ago, while working like crazy at a day job I disliked was extremely draining. Now days, throw in my pregnancy (depleted energy!) along with keeping up with a blog and various other projects, it can feel so logical to just simply lay down

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Welcome Spring with a Spa Day

Last week I booked myself a nice, relaxing spa package at Gina’s Spa in Waterloo, Ontario. I really felt like I was in need of some pampering. Truth be told, I have never actually booked a package before and the older I get, the more I enjoy taking care of myself. After my relaxing (and at times painful) 1 hour massage with an RMT I paged through some old magazines. A lot of knots were kneaded

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This Weekend’s Surprise Birthday Party

My cousin J came up with the brilliant idea of throwing her sister-in-law (my cousin-in-law) a surprise 30th birthday party. Her, along with myself and our other cousin M (yes I have a lot of amazing cousin-friends in my family) got together and pooled resources! The family all gave money and we purchased a gorgeous Tory Burch bag as a gift. Along with this we decorated, cooked and created the perfect, laid back afternoon complete

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Mantrabands: The Stylish Way to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

I am sure that new year’s resolutions are at the forefront of most people’s minds lately. New year, new you right? I admit that along with my January resolutions I often make others throughout the year. When you make them does not really matter – sticking to them is what counts! Along with keeping your resolutions reasonable, having a plan and being determined, you can also remind yourself daily to continue to push forward with

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Happy Holidays + Year in Review

Today I woke up to the snow-covered rooftops of my neighbors. It’s Christmas Eve – and a Saturday! The year 2016 has flown by so quickly. I look back in my Day Designer and see some of the goals I had scribbled down at the beginning of the year and realized that many of them CAN be crossed off as complete! Good bye old planner – in with the new, you treated me well. This

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 5 Picks

With the holidays approaching, many of us are scrambling for the perfect gifts for our loved ones. Here is a Holiday Gift Guide to my personal Top 5 Picks this season! Jo Malone Fragrances Whether it’s a candle or a perfume — Jo Malone really nails it when it comes to scents. A favorite of mine is English Pear & Freesia. It is feminine, fresh and not overpowering. I also love that Jo Malone fragrances

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Daily Makeup Look

Makeup is something that I do not cake on unless it is for a special event or photo shoot. I love using natural, warm brown hues and products that do not consume much of my morning as I prefer sleeping in as long as I can. These are a few products that make my effortless (literally) and low maintenance beauty routine possible! Many of these products were given to me when the brands partnered with