7 Ways to Keep Calm at Work

Whether you work in an office or in your home, work can be stressful. From upset customers calling to yell on the phone, or simply facing disappointment when a project doesn’t work out, it is easy to lose cool when it isn’t smooth sailing.

I often face these issues as my job is multi-faceted and I become frustrated. When that happens my productivity goes down the whole and suddenly I’ve wasted hours because one thing upset me. That’s why I have my “Keep Calm and Carry On” office tricks for those stress out moments in the office.

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Favourites Friday #76: Little Luxuries

There are few things better than a Friday that leads to a long weekend. This week has been long and I’m ready for three days of sleeping in, lunch with friends, and soaking up the sun!

As I am reminded on weeks where I feel my patience tested, my plate too full, and my sleep depleted, the right little luxury can help make up for it. And that’s is what this Favourites Friday is all about.

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My Favourite Blushes

As a fair-skinned woman who looks like a ghost when I wake up after my zzz’s, blush is my best friend.

Over the years I have tried many different blushes and found ones I love for colour, texture, and wearability. It is only when I really love a blush that I buy it again. Below are the blushes that have made it into my makeup bag again and again.Read More

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Favourites Friday #73: Hulu and Chill

Let’s take a step back from the popular millennial catchphase “Netflix and Chill” and go for something that’s a little less common: Hulu and Chill.

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Upon purchasing my Hulu subscription (the $11.99 one because no commercials!) I found that I liked the selection of television shows on the platform more than its rival. Hulu provides a wider selection of shows, and often provides episodes the day after they premiere. For someone who watches TV as background, it’s been a lifesaver for projects and cleaning the house.

Below I have compiled my five favourite shows on Hulu right now.
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Favourites Friday #72: Hair-y Styles

It has been quite the week for me. First there was turning 22 (yes, I have officially become the butt of a Taylor Swift song) and then there was preparing for a big meeting that I would give a 8/10. Out of all of this excitement, I’m ready for a nice big nap and some gluten-free cupcakes.

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But with all of these big things going on, I’ve got to be ready for photos and seeing lots of people in person. So my hair needs to be in tip top shape! That’s why I am sharing my favourite hair products for keeping my hair beautiful no matter what I’ve got going on.Read More

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21 Things I Learned at 21

Well, Enthusiasts, I made it to 22.¬†And it’s been quite the year.

If you’ve been following me on this journey, you will know that every year I make a list of all the lessons I’ve learned. If you haven’t been following, here is 17, 18, 19, and 20. And what you’re reading here is 21.

21 Things I Learned at 21

The ripe age of 21 tested me in ways I never knew. I graduated college. I got my first adult job. I dealt with heartbreak for the first time. I bought a car. I learned a lesson about friendship. I became really good at making avocado toast. And each of these experience taught me about the person I am, and who I strive to be. I’m a lot stronger than I give myself credit for, and I hope the lessons below show that.

The days that defined my 21st year of life will always stick with me, to remind me of the path I’ve taken where I am. And with Year 22 happening in only a few short hours, I can’t wait to see what it has in store for me.Read More

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Favourites Friday #71: Old New Favourites

A little nostalgia hurt no one. Or at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself.

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This week, as I’ve been loading up on audiobooks for my car and trying to get the most out of my library card, I have been taking a trip down memory lane with all the books that made up my adolescence. Whether they helped me through a tough time, or simply made me laugh, it’s been nice to revisit them as an adult.Read More

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Favourites Friday #70: Lazy Girl Hacks

Does the idea of getting up and spending an hour getting ready sound like too much of a commitment? There’s nothing wrong with being lazy, especially when it comes to getting ready for the day.

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Even as a morning person, I struggle with getting ready most mornings. Any product that can make looking pretty easy (and take very little time) is considered good in my book. I thought I’d share my go-to’s for mornings where I just want to lie in bed, but I’ve got places to go.Read More

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An Enthusiastic Day in the Life

One thing I love about being in my early twenties is that my life is constantly changing. A year ago I was in school, living with a group of girls and trying to cram homework and socializing in whenever I could. Six months ago I was living at home with my parents spending most of my day dogsitting our enormous Labrador puppy. And now I’m working full-time and living in suburban Portland.

Lots of change.

A Day in the Life

With all these changes I have watched my daily routine change. It’s interesting to see how I arrange my schedule around what life is throwing around me to still accomplish everything I need to and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

Today I thought I would share my daily routine in order to get everything done, while still enjoying my youth.Read More

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Favourites Friday #68: Sweet Pink

It’s the first Friday of spring, and I am ready for this weekend! Lazy mornings with a cup of tea, a stop at my favourite creperie, and hours on my sofa reading library books. What could be more perfect?

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But before I can get to the good stuff, I have to reflect on all of the lovely parts of this week. The theme happened to be pink – not that I’m complaining – and it led to a lovely and feminine week of enjoying everything I love about being a woman with simple pleasures.

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