Studied Interior Design in college and Art History and First Nations Studies in university. She is passionate about gadgets, video games and technology, loves pouring over interior design magazines and blogs, and is an avid traveller. Tazim Damji

Norway Cruise to see the Northern Lights

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This year I've been pushing myself to be open to new opportunities and experiences. I've been able to cross off a few things from my bucket list so far this year and hope to keep going! Speaking of bucket lists, I've been spending some time thinking about things that I'd really like to do in my life. One of the things at the top of my list is to experience the Northern Lights in a big way. I'm talking about a gorgeous, celebratory, purposeful way. Did you know that winter is the most … [Read more...]

How to Quickly Change the Look of your Bedroom

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Sure, you can change out your bedroom furniture, paint the walls or replace the flooring. But all of those things are pretty major, not to mention costly. Whether you're wanting to change the look of your bedroom seasonally or to suit your mood, a duvet cover is a quick and stylish way to do so. Changing out your duvet cover is a great change in itself, but you can start there and keep going with other small changes. It's really easy to put together a custom bedroom with Redbubble. First, … [Read more...]

I’m Enjoying #SilkCreamyCashew in My Baking

Silk Creamy Cashew

Silk Creamy Cashew has a mild, pleasant taste to it. It's creamy and satisfying when you want something to wash down cookies, cake and other sweet treats with. Because of the creamy texture and the fact that the taste is mild, I like using cashew milk in my baking. I imagine it would work really well when used in ice creams, cream sauces and more. Have a recipe that calls for water, but want to add a bit of creaminess to it? Try substituting Silk Creamy Cashew. You can substitute it in other … [Read more...]

Elevate your French Fries #Modifry™

McCain

When it comes to sides, what's simple is best. I prefer to use a few key ingredients to put together my side dishes so that they don't upstage the main course. One thing that I always seem to order when I go out to a diner or café is a big plate of French fries. Something about the crispy, flavourful fries makes me want to linger while I enjoy the company of my family and friends. Since I always seem to love eating French fries when I'm out I put together the recipe below so that I can enjoy … [Read more...]

Sony World Photography Awards Open Entries

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Love taking photographs? Maybe it's time to get some recognition for your photography skills. Canada National Award is open to photographers of all abilities from across Canada. It's easy to enter via www.worldphoto.org/ in any of ten categories. The Open competition includes ten categories:     Architecture     Arts & Culture     Enhanced     Low-light     Nature & Wildlife     Panoramic     People     Smile     Split second     Travel The competition will … [Read more...]

Smithsonian Great Maps Book from DK Canada

Smithsonian Great Maps

I've had the privilege to study many of the maps in Smithsonian Great Maps in some amount of detail in my university career. To have one book that ties those and other maps together in such a quick, visual way, that summarizes the main points and ideas around them is a real treasure. "Maps help us to understand not only where we are but also how we relate to the world around us." - inside dust jacket … [Read more...]

Twilight Dreams Skull Bracelet

Twilight Dreams O.co Skull Bracelet

I'm embracing my dark side with this Twilight Dreams Skull Bracelet from O.co. This bracelet is adjustable and easy to clasp yourself. I really like how it is sparkly enough to dress up your wrist and complement your outfit, but is low-key enough to work well with casual clothing as well. You can get this design with a heart, skull (like I did) or a peace sign.  … [Read more...]

Fall Mantel Makeover

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It's one of my favourite times of the year, when all the gorgeous oranges and browns are out in full force. To bring a bit of the fall cozyness inside, I decided to update the decorations on my mantelpiece. When you live in an apartment without a fireplace, you have to make do with what you have. In my case: a wall shelf that acts as a mantelpiece. One of the easiest ways to dress up my apartment and change things up seasonally is to dress up my mantelpiece. This year, I've been lucky enough … [Read more...]

Celebrating #Mevember with Bath-Time Treats from LUSH

Mevember

It's a busy time of year with all the different holidays, events, and activities going on. I find it really easy to get caught up in all the busyness, completely failing to sit back and enjoy the little things and the joyful moments. This month, I'm celebrating #Mevember by taking time out for myself. Self-care matters ladies (and gents)!  … [Read more...]

Plumb Artist-Designed Notebooks

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You put your most creative thoughts and drawings in to your journals and sketchbooks. Why would you want to use ordinary bound books to capture your creativity? Plum is a new line of notebooks designed and illustrated by contemporary artists. There are a wide variety of sizes and styles to suit all your needs. One of the things I most like about Plum notebooks is that, since they're designed by people who actually use them for their creative needs, they're well-thought out and practical. These … [Read more...]