Sleep Better, Feel Better, Live Better (with $159 Pillow Giveaway)

Sleep is awesome. I feel fairly confident in saying that most people agree with me. In fact, I would venture to say that the majority of people want more and better quality sleep. Are you with me, here? Let's go a step further—of all the things one could wish for around the holiday season, I would say that sleep is the thing thing that I have seen wished for more than anything else. Don't believe me? Check out your friends' Facebook posts and Twitter updates near the end of the year. Okay, so … [Read more...]

A Delicious Way to Help Kids Stay Healthy for Back to School

It’s almost time for kids to go back to school, so what better time to think about helping them stay healthy?   It's easy to feel on top of your kids' health when you're sending them off to school after they've taken their vitamins. It may not always be easy to get your kids to take vitamins, though! Having vitamins the shape of their favourite Treehouse TV characters—Franklin and Friend and Max and Ruby—will definitely help, though! Treehouse Gummies, from a Canadian company called Webber … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why a Natural Memory Foam Pillow is the Way to Go

When people tend to talk about sleep, one thing often comes up: the amount of hours one needs/should sleep. In our fast-paced society, it's common to hear how people have only slept 4 or 5 hours a night. Insomnia isn't a foreign word for many people I know. Although, I tend to work until early (or late) evening, I always make sure I get at least 7 hours of sleep. The amount of sleep is pretty important, but it's not as important as the quality of sleep. I use an app on my iPhone to wake me up … [Read more...]

5 Key Ways to Get your Ideas off the Ground

You've got the ideas. Now make 'em happen. If you're like me, you have no shortage of ideas floating around in your head. How many of those ideas do you actually end up acting on/making happen? Maybe it's shiny object syndrome, or. . ."squirrel!" Whatever it is, it's time now to start moving forward on some of your ideas. Here are five key ways to get your ideas off the ground: 1. Write down all your ideas To clear up some mental space, write down all your ideas on one big list. If you have … [Read more...]

When Adventure Calls—Answer with Nature’s Path Qi’a Smartfoods Bars (with CAN & US only $100 ARV Giveaway ends Aug. 27)

I like to think of myself as an adventurous, exploring type person. That doesn't mean that I spend my evenings and weekends on one of the many awesome Vancouver-area hiking trails, out paddling in the surrounding water, or rock climbing. I'm an adventurer who loves being out in nature (on some of the less-challenging trails (though, I have been known to go on backcountry camping trips), camping, having a picnic, or going for a walk outside), but also loves more urban adventures. Whatever type of … [Read more...]

Philips Avance Collection Multicooker Review (w/ Canada Only Giveaway $250 ARV)

As a self-proclaimed foodie, it should come as no surprise that I have a fair amount of kitchen appliances in my home. Generally, the kitchen appliances perform a singular function, and mostly sit in my cupboards collecting dust. The single most used small appliance in my home is the new Philips Avance Collection Multicooker. When I first heard of its existence, I admit that I was excited to have a fancy new appliance to steam rice in. But, whoa—stop the presses! The Multicooker does SO much … [Read more...]

Going Back to School in Style

Whether you're heading back to school, continuing your lifelong learning path, or heading back to the office after some vacation time, you'll want to arrive in essential items that suit your personal style. Products to suit your personal style can be found at Redbubble, who has you covered in the style department. Independent artists design patterns and create prints that go on all the essentials you need—tote bags, clothes (t-shirts, leggings, sweatshirts, hoodies), gadget cases, notebooks, … [Read more...]

Currently Reading— Let the Elephants Run: Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything

It may be obvious to you, if you follow my Instagram account (which you're all doing, I'm sure), that I have a great love of books and reading. Libraries and bookstores are some of my favourite places to hang out. It's probably also obvious that I love cooking and baking. Not all my recipes make it on to the blog, but I do like sharing what I've made on Instagram. Right, so what do food and books have to do with anything? Well, both food and books are ways to go on adventures. … [Read more...]

What will you do to #UpgradeYourWorld ?

Helping someone pick up items they’ve dropped, carrying someone’s groceries to the car for them, volunteering your time with a non-profit, offering a friend a shoulder when they need someone to talk to—these are all easy ways to #UpgradeYourWorld. No act is too small; we can each do our part. From birth, the importance of volunteering time and money for initiatives small and large has been instilled in me. My mom and brother led by example, and I appreciate their influence on me and how I … [Read more...]

Be Your Own Hero with Marvel’s Ant-Man #AntMan (with Free Printable)

One thing I love about watching super-hero movies during the summer is that I feel all energized, and ready to take on new and exciting projects in the fall. Along with chilling (literally) in a movie theatre, I'm able to step in to another world, and figure out what's most important to me—what and who I'd fight for, if I needed to. The latest superhero movie I've seen is Marvel's Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd. The mention of that actor's name was enough to get my movie-watching companion … [Read more...]