Favourites Friday #9

Who had a good Thanksgiving? I know I am plenty happy full of food and family.

This Favourites Friday is focused on all the lovely parts of my Thanksgiving – and more than just the buffet dinner I had. Thanksgiving week has been great, and as sad as I am to see it go and get back to the reality of a seven-source paper, it’s time to have one more hurrah in the form of Favourites Friday!

Let’s get down to the nit and grit of Turkey Day favourites, yeah? Continue reading

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5 Thanksgiving Outfits for Turkey Day

Whoo! Turkey Day is tomorrow! I’m actually not a big turkey fan, so it’s more like Mashed Potatoes Day for me.

But Thanksgiving is more than just abundance of food. It is about being thankful for all we have in life: Food, shelter, and family. I am so grateful to be able to take a few days off and spend Thanksgiving with my family in Medford. Being able to take this time is a blessing.

And because we are giving thanks, it is important to look nice. We always dress up in my house, from dressy casual to Sunday best. And surely many of you dress up too. That is why I have compiled 5 outfits that are perfectly appropriate for whatever Thanksgiving you’re attending. Continue reading

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The 10 Best Stress Relievers


It is the single worst word in the dictionary and one that we all fear. Stress is terrible and awful and if we had the chance we would attack it with spears and leave it in a ditch. We don’t like stress.

And when stress does appear, what do we do? Usually crawl in a ball and watch Netflix until our procrastination becomes so great that we finally do our work. That’s crummy and inefficient. We need a way to deal with our stress that makes it manageable and let’s us get work done sooner. And that’s what I’m going to teach you today!

I have always been a stressful person and learning to deal with stress has been a lifetime of learning. And two decades in, I’ve learned lots of simple, easy ways that make stress go away quicker and get you to your goal sooner. It’s not even that difficult. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 10 stress relievers I use on a regular basis that truly help. And will get that report in sooner.

So, who wants to learn how to manage their stress? Continue reading

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Favourites Friday #8

There comes a time in life where you reflect back and realize that you need to get back to the healthy basics.

After having probably the most delicious meal of my life at the Oregon Electric Station last Friday (hello, lobster mac ‘n’ cheese) I decided to take a little turn and get back into being healthy. Being healthy is more than being thin. Being healthy is making good lifestyle choices that make you feel good. And that’s what I plan on doing.

This week my favourites focus on making good lifestyle choices and using products that make you look and feel good. Well, there’s chocolate too, but we all need some indulgence in our life. All of these favourites are going to make a huge difference in your life, as they did mine. When you feel good, your life can be so much better, so let’s get started so we can all feel good! Continue reading

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My Top 10 Party Planning Hacks

I love throwing parties. And my guests love attending.

Throwing a good party is an art. It’s about balance, communication, and budget. Oh, and food. If you’re going to have a party you need to have it all and then some. Adding a bowl of chips to a room of streamers is not a party. That’s called being the laughing stock of the Junior League. If you are going to throw a party you need adequate refreshments, reasonable decorating, and a guest list of people who click. And it doesn’t take Martha Stewart to pull it off.

As I start planning my annual Christmas bash, I have decided to let you all in on my top party tricks that make my parties a success! All you need to come up with is a theme. Continue reading

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