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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

Living Room Updates

Many of you have seen photos of my living room via Instagram and other forms of social media, along with a little peak of it in this post. Lately there have a been a few additions! I love plants and made a visit to a local nursery to purchase more green goodness for my house. I picked up this lovely Snake Plant which also happens to be an excellent air purifier. I may also purchase one

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Candy Bar Ideas for Your Wedding Guests to Drool Over

One of my favourite parts of a wedding reception is when there is a candy bar! After browsing Pinterest a bit I thought I would share some cute ideas that I came across in hopes to inspire yours? Oh yes — and invite me! This rustic styled candy bar really got my attention. It is so homey and sweet. The exposed brick does wonders and I love this set up with the pink and white