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Essential Oils + Unique Ways to Use Them in Your Everyday Life

Hi gorgeous! Today I am going to write my long awaited post on Essential Oils. If you don’t know already, Essential Oils are either steam distilled or cold pressed from a plant or fruit. They are very potent and deliver the benefits of their sources in concentrated form. It is very important to do your research prior to use but when used properly, many of them offer both emotional and physical benefits. Some oils can

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10 Ways to Express Random Acts of Kindness

Have you ever paid it forward to a complete stranger? If so, you can probably admit that it feels really darn good. In today’s post I wanted to share some creative ways to express a random act of kindness. Remember, it doesn’t have to be a grand gesture to make someone’s day. It’s the little things… Pay for the order behind you at a drive-thru. If you don’t have limitless funds yourself, make sure to

capsule wardrobe challenge

My 10-Day Capsule Wardrobe Challenge Experience

I had often dreamed of having a capsule wardrobe but never intentionally acted on it. In theory it sounded amazing to have a few select, neutral pieces that all paired well with each other for endless combinations. When my friend V announced that she was taking on the #winter10x10 capsule wardrobe challenge I was ready to give it a shot. It was created by Lee Vosburgh and Caroline Joy. Those participating would choose 10 items

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Big Changes in 2018

Hi friends! I can definitely say 2017 brought a lot of change to my life. I grew my readership for this blog in leaps and bounds. I was accepted by rewardStyle to utilize the App for my followers to shop my finds. Also a big win, at the tail end of the year I got my first paid Instagram post! Along with partnering with many amazing brands and being sent a ton of fantastic


BarkBox Reveal: Show Your Dog BFF Some Love!

I have been a fur mom to my precious 6 lb Yorkie (Bandit) for 6 years now! Even with the big transition my life has gone through lately I still consider him my eldest “child” and my husband and I make a huge effort to not let him feel left out or forgotten as we scramble around tending to our 3-month-old baby’s needs. When I got the opportunity to partner with BarkBox I was over

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Christmas Tree Cutting Day: A Family Tradition

For the past 4 years our tight-knit friend group has visited a tree farm to cut down a tree. This was baby J’s first year joining us! I always get so stoked for an excuse to take him to the countryside. The whole family bundled up, although this weekend the weather was very moderate! Merry Farms in Hamilton, ON had great selection. My husband and I chose to not get a tree this year but

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Celebrating My One Year Blogiversary!

This month marks one year for my blog! I cannot believe all the changes that have happened in such a short time. I have had the privilege of working with so many amazing individuals and brands. Prior to starting this blog in connection with my Fashion Illustration business, I was on the beauty panel as a regular contributor for Toronto Beauty Reviews – founded by Elaine Atkins. Writing for Elaine taught me quite a bit

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Top Beach Essentials

We are full tilt into summer and if you are like me, you really savor the few short months of beach weather we have in Canada. Here are a few of my favourite essential items to enrich your experience (to pack, or on my wish list!) 1. Sun Block (of course)! There are varying degrees of SPF which stands for “Sun Protection Factor.” The number refers to how many times longer it will protect you

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My 10 “Self-Love” Priorities This Summer

As my due date gets closer and I look forward to meeting the little Pop – I often think of how life is about to change forever. I cannot wait for this next phase, and am fully ready to pour my time, energy and love into a little human that needs me! Some things, I realize I may not have as much time for when baby comes along. These are activities that I am making

Baby Box Bassinet

Baby Box Bassinets + How to Get Your Own

Baby Box Bassinets may be a newer concept on this side of the globe, but have been used consistently in Finland for the past 75 years. They are said to be the country to have the lowest infant mortality rate in the world due to these little boxes which offer safe sleeping arrangements (lowering the risk of SIDS) for their little ones. Being naturally drawn to simplicity, minimalism, and not to mention safety – I