ban.do planners- the best of the best

I’ve been searching for a good planner for a LONG time now, and I’ve finally found “the one.” I’ve decided to invest in the ban.do agenda. It’s a 17-month planner that goes from August 2015-December 2016. For 24 dollars, this is certainly a bang for your buck. As soon as you open the agenda, there’s an EXTREMELY cute sticker page. Some stickers are planning-related such as “Nail appt” or “Pool party”, while others are just for fun. They’re so adorable and it just brings a pop of colour to each page. My favourite has to be the chill pill sticker. The planner also comes with a holiday page, featuring some of the regular holidays such as Christmas, Easter, or Halloween, and some crazy holidays that no one knew even existed, such as National Pizza Party Day or National Pina Colada Day. Going through each holiday puts a smile on my…

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Ways to De-stress

Prepare to say “Ahhh.” One word: Baths. If you’re ever feeling overly stressed and just want to let off some steam (I think this is everybody), all you have to do is run a bath, make some bubbles, and kick back and relax. Once you’re in the tub and you’re listening to some soothing jazz music, all your worries will just wash away. (haha get it?) I love to get all my bathtime products from LUSH Cosmetics. What I love about LUSH is that there are an endless amount of products to choose from. Every few weeks or so, they’re always coming out with new things. When taking a bath, I often opt for: Bath bombs (When the bathtub is filled, drop it in and watch it fizz and slowly start to disappear. Your bathtub will be filled with colour and depending on what bath bomb you get, your bathroom will…

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Is it Tea Time Yet?

Just yesterday, I went to this quaint little place on Main Street called “The Old Curiosity Tea Shop.” This place lets you have an “authentic Victorian tea room experience.” It’s a nice quiet place where you can go to eat some food, sip on some delicious tea, and have some lovely conversations with friends and family. Yesterday was my very first time going, despite the fact that I’m a regular at Main Street. It’s best if you make a reservation beforehand so you’re guaranteed a  seat. When making the reservation,  I ordered the “Afternoon Tea.” It was about $27 CAD per person and the Afternoon Tea is special because everything, other than the tea, is preordered for you. “The Old Curiosity Tea Shop” has over 50 different types of loose leaf teas, all of the best quality. There are fruit infused teas, classic teas, herbal teas, etc. You name it, they have…

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March for Life- Ottawa, Canada

“When I say PRO, you say LIFE! PRO! LIFE! PRO! LIFE!”  Just recently, I travelled all the way to my country’s capital for the annual “March for Life”. It’s a peaceful protest in which people walk to end abortion in Canada. This year’s slogan was, ‘let life win.’  25,000 people walked the streets of the city centre, holding signs that said things like, ‘Justice for the Unborn’ or ‘Women DO regret abortions,’ and chanting in favour of life. This is my 2nd year going and I really enjoy it! If you live in Canada and you’re within driving range of Ottawa, I do suggest you participate if you’re “pro-life.” Abortion is like the elephant in the room in Canada. It’s been legalised since 1969 in this nation. Is it morally wrong to kill a non-existent baby? Is the fetus or embryo even considered a person? Many people consider it to NOT…

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Candles, Peace and Tranquility

I love candles, always have. Nothing makes me happier than to curl up on my couch, grab a good book to read, light a candle and simply, de-stress. I always like to say that candles are a practical replacement to a fireplace. They’re a lot cheaper and you can use it as a heat or light source in practically any room. Not only do they provide a sense of warmth, but they also have a great smell to them (if you opt for the scented candles) I love debating between which scent to choose at the store. The candles I light always go along with the season. If it’s Fall, I’ll go for a pumpkin scent. If it’s winter, I’ll go for a marshmallow, candy cane or pine tree scent. If it’s spring or summer, I’ll choose a lighter and more tropical scent. I get all my candles from Bath and Body…

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