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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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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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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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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I'm not lazy, I just don't need to socialize 24/7

I'm not lazy, I just don't need to socialize 24/7

One reoccurring theme I have been faced with is my friends giving me shit for not going out with them. Sometimes I’d rather stay home all weekend than see anyone but my roommates. For some people, that’s shocking. I’m here to unpack why I’m not lazy, I just need time for myself. For those of you who feel me, be sure to leave me a comment on your experiences as well.

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Three Days in New York City - A Travel Guide & Gallery

Three Days in New York City - A Travel Guide & Gallery

In my last reading week every (I’m so excited to graduate!!), my boyfriend and I decided to take a quick trip to New York City! I’m fortunate to have cousins that live in Jersey City and previously lived in New York, so they were able to give us the low-down on where to go and what to do. We actually travelled for four days, but one of those days were visiting them! Here’s the breakdown of what we did the rest of the days and how you can integrate it into your weekend in NYC!

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