DIY Mini Piñatas - Fiesta Themed Birthday (Using Upcycled Materials)

DIY Mini Piñatas - Fiesta Themed Birthday (Using Upcycled Materials)

Every year I have an argument with my boyfriend about celebrating his birthday. Like every other Virgo in my life (and boy, there are many) for some reason, they don’t want to celebrate their birthdays. I’m the complete opposite. When it comes to birthdays I am usually head of the surprise-party planning committee or taking several weeks to set up something special.

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Bringing together locals to support each other (Ft. Mint and Poppy Digital)

Bringing together locals to support each other (Ft. Mint and Poppy Digital)

It’s amazing what we can accomplish as a local community. A short time ago I was featured on Mint and Poppy Digital’s blog as a MP Local spotlight. I share my experiences of becoming a blogger and connecting with the community in ways I haven’t before. If you would like to check out the blog post that I was featured in, be sure to view the blog below.

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Gifted, Thrifted and New Home Decor Haul

Gifted, Thrifted and New Home Decor Haul

As some of you know, I took a break from blogging during the month of August. It was a crazy month with my brother’s wedding, starting a new job and moving all within the span of a couple of weeks. Throughout the craziness, I managed to film a haul of the items that I picked up for my apartment. I moved from a shared apartment with four roommates, into a two-bedroom apartment with my partner. Check out my video if you’re interested in learning more about the products I purchased and where I got them from.

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Things they don't tell you about university

Things they don't tell you about university

Hi, recent university graduate here. Yes, I’m ecstatic that I’m not going back to school this year. No, I’m not bored, but Yes - I am making back-to-school content. Throughout my five years at the University of Waterloo, I learned that there are just some things you can’t prepare for. There were also some things that I wish I knew earlier in my university career so that I could benefit from them throughout all of my studies. Now, some of these offerings may be University of Waterloo-specific, but generally the premise is the same: here are some not-as-well-known things I learned through university.

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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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