DIY Bachelorette party gift for $10 each (including free printables!)

DIY Bachelorette party gift for $10 each (including free printables!)

Recently I’ve been pumping out some wedding-related content as my brother’s wedding approaches. For the bride-to-be’s bachelorette party, I decided to make a gift for each attendee. Think: party favour when you went to a birthday party as a kid, but for adults. You know, that kind of thing. Here’s the breakdown of how I kept the cost per gift down in order to fit into my budget.

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Bachelorette party ideas for every bride

Bachelorette party ideas for every bride

As most of you probably know right now, I am the Maid of Honour in my brother’s wedding! As most weddings do, it has consumed a lot of my time being a part of the planning process. Let me make one aspect of it a bit easier for you. Here are some Bachelorette party ideas for different types of brides and bridal parties!

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Ten months, Teens & Tutoring - What I learned from mentoring high school students

Ten months, Teens & Tutoring - What I learned from mentoring high school students

For the last ten months, I've spent almost every Tuesday at Laurentian Public School as a tutor and mentor for students in high school. When I was told last summer that as part of my course work I would have to not only interact, but also mentor students in high school - truthfully, I was not happy about it. I felt that I couldn't possibly have anything to offer these students…

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My most frequently used apps (that aren't social media)

My most frequently used apps (that aren't social media)

I always think how interesting it is that everyone has so many custom thoughts when it comes to the apps on their phone. Many of the apps that I frequently use benefit my time on social media, planning, and organization. If you give these apps a try, let me know what you think. Hopefully you can find something new to try out!

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A letter to first generation university graduates

A letter to first generation university graduates

It’s finally here. Whether you’re like me and walked across the stage this week to pick up the most expensive piece of paper you’ll ever own, or you’re heading there soon, we know that this has been a long time coming. As first generation grads, we have faced unique circumstances that some of our university peers haven’t. I’m here to tell you that at the end of all of it, the struggles we may have faced will put us ahead in our future careers and life in general.

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10 Tools to Benefit a Vegan Kitchen

10 Tools to Benefit a Vegan Kitchen

Thinking back to going vegan almost four years ago, I had no idea what I was doing. I had just moved into an apartment and was doing all of my cooking on my own. Over the years, I’ve learned what tools I love and think are super valuable in a vegan kitchen. Have a look at this list to get started on where your kitchen journey should take you! These tools are not in any particular order of importance, but be sure to comment your go-to kitchen appliance in your vegan kitchen.

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How to build an online portfolio

How to build an online portfolio

As a recent university graduate, I know how important a portfolio is. I have now applied to over 60 jobs (the grind never stops haha) and although I’m not where I want to be just yet, I know the value in being able to display your work in a way that is accessible to potential clients or employers. I know making a portfolio can be daunting. I’m sure you have so many experiences you want to share! Here are some quick steps that can allow you to narrow down your focus and build your online portfolio.

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Swipe up on Instagram without 10K followers? I'll tell you how!

Swipe up on Instagram without 10K followers? I'll tell you how!

As a blogger, I have experience knowing how frustrating it can be to not have 10K followers yet (follow me! @mariamaymarketing). Without being able to directly link within your Instagram story, it can be frustrating for users to have to take additional steps to get to your link. Also, it doesn’t create the best user experience, as they can get distracted or be unsure as to where to go to find the link to your latest blog or video. Here’s an Instagram hack I learned to help you get the affect of a swipe up link, without having 10,000 followers.

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It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to - How to support local bloggers

It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to - How to support local bloggers

It’s crazy how fast this last year went by. It feels like just yesterday I wrote my last birthday blog post on 22 things I’ve learned in 22 years. In that blog post I focus a lot on introspection and my thoughts of how I’ve gotten to where I’ve been. This years’ birthday is more significant. This is the year that I’ve graduated university, will be moving into the full-time work force and will be reaching milestones like moving in with my partner. I’ve also largely committed to my blog this year, posting weekly blog posts and wanting to grow my community.

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