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Phidon Pens: A Book Lovers Gift Guide

I love supporting local Canadian businesses, and Phidon Pens is a stationery store based in Cambridge, Ontario. They have been in business with their brick-and-mortar shop for well over a decade but just opened their online shop last year. With Christmas right around the corner, I wanted to create a unique gift guide that would be perfect for book & stationery lovers alike! Here are some of the items from Phidon Pens I recommend for gifts: Apica Notebooks – they…

Stratford: Perfect for an Autumn Roadtrip!

Last weekend I got the chance to visit Stratford, ON for the first time. Since travel has become more restricted these past few years, it gave me the perfect chance to discover places closer to home! Here are all the things to do in Stratford (which I tried myself) while you’re visiting: Gallery Stratford Located a short 5-minute drive from downtown Stratford, Gallery Stratford was founded in 1967 and occupies a beautiful heritage Victorian building surrounded by gardens and greenery.…

Perth: The Perfect Mini-Getaway from City Life

Perth is often acknowledged as the prettiest town in Ontario, and agree completely. Located approximately four hours from Toronto and just over one hour from Ottawa, this pleasant little town is full of charm. Town of Perth Sign The Town of Perth Is in the heart of stunning Lanark County breathes vibrant culture and an age-old heritage that exists through the brick walls of its historic buildings. It’s a town of green parks, rested on the Tay River, surrounded by…

Why Scrivener Software is Perfect for Creatives!

Since working on my novel, I’ve started using Scrivener and I absolutely love it! Even though my novel is still in the beginning phase, this writing software was a great change. Before using Scrivener, which is a writing app designed with the complexities of developing, drafting, and revising major projects in mind, I was using traditional word processors like Microsoft Word and Google Docs. I still think that those are excellent entry-level writing tools, but their limited features can prove…

Top Tips for Nutrition Month

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Abbott Canada, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Did you know March is Nutrition Month? As a registered holistic nutritionist, I have many clients who live with or care for those who live with diabetes. With proper education and support, our loved ones living with diabetes can manage their health and prevent long-term complications like heart disease and strokes. My grandma lives with diabetes, and as her primary caretaker, I am always making…

NEW YEAR, NEW LESSONS ON DIABETES TECHNOLOGY

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Abbott Canada, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Using technology to stay connected to family! Throughout January I’ve been reflecting on my relationships with my friends and family and thinking about how I can support them a little more. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been doing this! The person who pops into my mind every time is my grandma. I’m blown away daily by her optimism and drive…

MANAGING THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH ABBOTT CANADA

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Abbott Canada. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own words. ‘Tis the season to be jolly! It’s no doubt that the holidays are a busy time for all. Browsing outdoor bookshops. Some of my favourite traditions include sitting by the fireplace surrounded by my family, drinking hot cocoa and sharing stories. Another tradition is shopping around local stores with my grandma, looking for the perfect gifts to give & all the holiday movies…

Diabetes Awareness Month with Abbott Canada

Each November, the diabetes community comes together to recognize Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day which is on November 14th. To mark this important month, people, caregivers and healthcare professionals across the globe are sharing their experiences with diabetes. Diabetes Awareness Month I’m happy to be partnering with Abbott Canada and FreeStyle Libre this Diabetes Awareness Month, to educate Canadians, to support the newly diagnosed, and to give hope to those who have been managing diabetes for decades. Being a…

Better Sleep This Decade With Endy

Last October we moved into our new home and I finally got myself a new mattress from Endy, it was hands down the best decision EVER!! Since then, it’s been 100-nights of sleep in my new bed and I don’t want to sound dramatic, but guys…. this mattress is life-changing. Curl up with a book & a cuppa tea! New Decade = New Sleep Goals For myself, getting a solid sleep each night is essential for improving my focus, boosting…

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas presented by Cineplex Events

“In the end, we’ll all become stories.” – Margaret Atwood Screening across Canada on Tuesday, September 10th My first encounter with Margaret Atwood’s work was reading The Handmaid’s Tale for one of my English classes in high school. The novel itself had such a great impact on my life and it was a real eye-opener. At that time, I hadn’t read anything like it before. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood Therefore, I can’t wait to see Margaret Atwood: Live…

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