• food

    Oh My Baking: Valentine’s Style

    Let me start off by saying that I really tried with this one. I did. I decided to make a Valentine themed jelly roll cake today. What I got was a roll, but it didn't taste very cake-y. It wasn't light and fluffy. To be honest, I found it slightly inedible. That's really hard to admit out loud. I thought I was doing so well with this one. I think where I went wrong was my attempt to turn it into a Valentine's treat.

  • health

    Ending The Stigma: Bell Let’s Talk

    In Canada every year, Bell host's a "Bell Let's Talk" day to help bring awareness to mental health. For every text message sent by a Bell user, every phone call made by a Bell user, every #BellLetsTalk tweet, every use of the Snapchat or Facebook filters, and every view of their video, they donate $0.05. It began in 2010, and this year it will round out total donations to about 1 billion dollars. That's 20 billion retweets, phone calls, text messages, etc. combined to help raise awareness.

  • blog

    Oh My Unemployment: The Highs, The Lows, and The In-between

    The day they told me that they weren’t renewing my contract, my heart was broken. I’m not going to lie – I bawled. The first person I called was my sister, and between sobs I tried to tell her what was going on. The amount of emotions running through me were insane. I had a feeling it was coming, because I’m not an idiot, and I expected one major emotion: anger. But anger didn’t hit right away. I was hurt. That’s the only word I can use to describe how I felt. Hurt. I had just spent over six years of my life giving everything I had into my job.…

  • blog

    A Year In Reflection: 2018, I Love You

    As one year comes to an end, it's always a time for reflection. This is the time of year where you start seeing New Years resolutions come out (I think I read a statistic about gym membership sales skyrocketing every January) - most of them are usually around the same thing. Health, lifestyle, diet - everything in that generic box. I usually make the same sort of resolution. And I rock it for a month or so, and then I move on to something else, or reverse back out of it. This year, my resolution is to not make resolutions. This year has been one for the books, and I'm…

  • travel

    Travel Tuesday: New York City – Part 2

    I had two days of rain when I was in New York, so I will admit: I spent a lot of time wandering Central Park, just me and my umbrella. There’s nothing quite like a nice quiet stroll just taking in nature. Luckily for me, it was never torrential downpour. It was just enough rain to annoy most of the time, but not enough to completely deter me from being out and about. On Tuesday morning, I was thankful for a bit of a break in the rain, as I got up bright and early to make my way up to a taping of Live with Kelly and Ryan. As…

  • travel

    Travel Tuesday: New York City – Part 1

    I love New York. I can't say enough good things about New York. I never used to think that I was such a city girl, because I'm not a huge fan of being downtown Toronto, but I think Manhattan just has this particular charm about it. You feel confined - in a good way - with the option of the boroughs. With a city like Toronto, I feel like you just don't know where to stop. With NYC, you can just go go go and not feel like you have to stop.

  • blog,  love,  top five

    Top 5 Winter Date Ideas in the GTA!

    It’s that time of year again… winter dating! I prefer winter dating. I’m more of a fan of the cold as opposed to the heat. I’m just not a huge fan of sweating unless I’m at the gym. With the snow beginning to fall, and all the winter markets about to take place, it’s time for a run down of some of the best date ideas for the winter season. Here are my Top 5 Winter Date Ideas in the GTA! 1. Tree Lighting Celebrations There are two tree lighting celebrations in the GTA that I’ve attended and I absolutely adore them. Firstly, the Cavalcade of Lights in Toronto. This…

  • fitness,  wednesday weigh in

    Wednesday Weigh In: Week 11

    So, I’ve been off from my weigh in for two weeks. We missed Week 9 and Week 10, but I’m back it with my Week 11 weigh in! I don’t have an excuse for my week leading up to vacation, but on vacation I definitely didn’t have a scale. I did so much walking over my vacation, so I’m curious to see if that makes any difference when it comes to my weigh-in. We are about to find out… WEDNESDAY WEIGH IN: WEEK ELEVEN Starting weight at end of Week 8 244lbs — Current weight 249lbs — Weight loss or gain +5lbs…. ouch. — What attributed to my loss or gain?…

  • fitness,  wednesday weigh in

    Wednesday Weigh In – Week 8

    I felt better this week going into my weigh in. I wasn't sure if I had lost or gained, and to be honest I thought I had gained but mentally, I was accepting of it. I have been non-stop for a few days, and I'm finally getting my mindset in a better place for the coming weeks. My plans this weekend include picking up a pumpkin, visiting my mom, inventory at work, and starting to piece together my life for NYC! My trip is coming up so quickly, and I feel like I have so much I want to do before then.