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How to Declutter your Home and Your Life While Feeling Great!

This is something that I am so excited to talk about today. I have always liked to be organized and the past few years I have pushed myself to declutter my home. Sometimes it can be very overwhelming and tempting to not even get started. You will find once you do begin, you won’t want to stop until you are done. The less clutter, the better you will feel. Here are some things I do

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Style Alert! Wedding Gown Trends for 2017

Sometimes I think about how amazing it is that the bridal fashion industry can create hundreds designs using predominantly white and off-white as the theme. This season there are a few trends that seemed to show up quite strongly on the runways. If you are looking for that perfect, statement-making, jaw-dropping piece, one of these options might be the perfect fit. Off the Shoulder This look is elegance in its purest form. I love how

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Why I Love Networking and How It’s Important

I began networking as soon as I launched Joanna Pop in 2013. I do not think I even thought of the word itself — but that was precisely what I was doing. I knew that I was not an island. I loved what I did and wanted to build a brand doing so. There was a plan set in place and I was going to show my portfolio to as many people as possible. I

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Shopping Apps that Make Buying Gifts for the Holidays Easier

With the holiday season approaching I like to get a head start on my shopping plan. I rarely leave it to the last minute. I love the malls at in December with all the decorations and Christmas music playing. What I do not like is to be frantically searching those same stores looking for the perfect gift. It is nice to stroll through at your leisure knowing that your gifts are taken care of. Drum

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Wedding Bliss: The Top 5 Splurges Worth Investing In for Your Big Day

Some of us dream about our wedding years before it actually happens. When the day comes that a date is set and you begin to plan, that is when you realize how expensive it can get. Not all of us have bottomless bank accounts. Here is a list of 5 wedding services/items that are absolutely worth the splurge. A Photographer When you work so hard on all the fine details you want to remember them

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Fashion Illustration 101: Choosing the Perfect Shot

Most of the fashion illustrations for my clients are based off of photos they send to me, Sometimes it is a series of pictures and other times just one single photo to replicate as it is. Choosing the perfect shot is so important and I am always happy to assist! Here are some super simple tips. Choose a Straight-Ahead Photo Photos where the photographer is at the same level as the client is best for an

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Business Owner: Trying to Work but You’ve Caught a Cold

I scribbled down my to-do list in my Day Designer. “Tomorrow is going to be a productive day.” I think to myself. I have a good sleep, aside from the nightmare in the morning hours of losing my dog in a far away city. I wake up to find that all is well and he is sleeping soundly beside me. Then it hits me, I feel so achy. My throat is a little sore and

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Baby Shower Gifts that Will Impress

My life is quickly becoming a newborn utopia full of pregnant friends and baby showers galore. Often with the grandmothers contributing the gifts with the largest dollar value, it’s hard to give something that won’t get lost in the pile of adorably cute baby shower items. Here are a few suggestions that are sure to be a hit.   Get an Item Personalized I love to go to Etsy for gifts. The great part is

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Living the Sweet Life with Sugarfina and Cake

I am not going to pretend that I regularly like sweets and sugar. When my sister and I have girls’ nights we often order wings or cook something. We laugh about the fact that our mom gives us our favourite types of cheese for Christmas instead of chocolate. I do not meet many other girls like this so it is funny that we happen to be in the same family. Our mom is nothing like

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Leather Looks for Fall 2016

    Leather and leatherette are perfect staples for the fall season. My personal favourites are my leather jacket or leatherette pants. I was in Toronto last weekend for an Indian Head Massage (which was awesome) and headed out to dinner later that night. I wanted to wear something that looked effortless and truly did not take too much work. Pair your leathers with clean staples such as a white button-down and Chelsea boots. Add in