Cheap, easy and fun date night ideas

Cheap and fun ideas for date night

When you first start dating, everything is exciting, new, and slightly uncertain. You are still figuring out if you are going to mesh as a couple for the long term, and the best way to do that is by sharing memorable experiences together (read: lots of date nights). It’s easy because everything you try together is a “first” and you are still in the honeymoon phase. Continue reading “Cheap and fun ideas for date night”

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30 minute dinners

30 minute sheet pan dinner that’s paleo, keto and gluten free

Sometimes I enjoy spending the day in the kitchen making elaborate meals and other times (okay, most times) I prefer to have dinner on the table in 30 minutes (or less!), which meal planning allows me to do. Sheet pan dinners have been floating around Pinterest for ages, but I’ve only recently tried them out and they are now a weekly staple at our house. Continue reading “30 minute sheet pan dinner that’s paleo, keto and gluten free”

Banana cookies with only 2 ingredients

Trying to lose weight is not fun. Imagine you could eat a delicious banana cookie and stay on track! Depriving myself of everything I love doesn’t work for the long term and can lead to a binge of all things brownie. In the maintenance phase, the 80/20 rule works well (80 percent healthy food for fuel and 20 percent food for comfort) and in the losing weight phase, I raise that number to 90/10 or even 95/5 (sorry). Continue reading “Banana cookies with only 2 ingredients”

What can cancer teach you

Life lessons from cancer: Photo Friday

Illnesses can change your perspective and priorities, and I’ve learned many life lessons from cancer after seeing people I love battle the terrible disease. I learned so much from my dad, which I am always going to carry with me. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve been introduced to Buster and my little man is also a cancer survivor. Their experiences have forever changed the trajectory of my life and taught that there are a lot of things we simply can’t control, so we must seize the things we can! Continue reading “Life lessons from cancer: Photo Friday”

How to deal with dreaded writers block

10 ways to beat writer’s block

Other than my family, there isn’t anything I love more than writing. You will often hear writers complain about the dreaded writer’s block, but I’ve honestly never experienced it. So, now you’re wondering why you should read my 10 ways to beat writer’s block when I don’t struggle with it, but that’s exactly why – I’ve been writing my whole life and I’m going to share my tried, tested and true methods that will get – and keep – you writing. Continue reading “10 ways to beat writer’s block”

Easy guac recipe

Avocado Toast with the Easiest 4 Ingredient Guac!

I have an old soul. When I was 6, my mom used to tell people I was going on 40. This is why my friends (most of whom are older than me) find it so funny that I’m part of the dreaded and despised millennial generation. While avocado toast is tongue in cheek, I actually do love it and I promise it’s the only millennial-esque aspect to my lifestyle! Continue reading “Avocado Toast with the Easiest 4 Ingredient Guac!”

Muskoka sunset: Photo Friday

One of my favourite daily rituals is how I often end my day: on the water with James and Buster watching the Muskoka sunset at our cottage in Huntsville. It’s a meditative experience and different every time – sometimes the sky is painted in oranges and reds, and other times it’s pink and purple. Concluding the day connected to nature with my boys sets the tone for a restful sleep and ensures we start the next day feeling energized and inspired. Continue reading “Muskoka sunset: Photo Friday”

Free YouTube Workouts

The best YouTube channels for free home workouts

The best exercise is the one you’ll actually do. I used to be a gym rat, but at this point in my life, I’m not willing to make that time commitment. It’s easiest and more effective to cut out the travel time and workout in my living room at my convenience. I’m pleased to share the best YouTube channels for free home workouts with you below! Continue reading “The best YouTube channels for free home workouts”