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How well do you know your roast?

I’m a firm believer that you can tell a lot about a person by their choice in coffee. At Starbucks, the level of personalization available means that’s even more true. I’m a Grande Bold kind of girl or, if I’m going to treat myself, a triple tall lactose-free skinny caramel macchiato (with extra foam, please). […]

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5 best cupcakes in Toronto

Happy National Cupcake Week, Toronto! One of my lots in life is that I can’t say no to a cupcake. The delicious personal-sized morsels of disaster are always so prettily packaged and cute that I find it hard to resist. Also, their size makes them oh-so-easy to justify, especially the minis. Even though Toronto Star’s […]

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5-minute DIY: holiday ornament keepsake

For magpie-types like myself, the holidays can be a dangerous time to set foot into any store. All that glitters is proudly on display and it’s all I can do to keep my blinders on and wallet relatively full. I wasn’t so lucky this weekend when dropping into Starbucks to indulge in a peppermint mocha […]

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DIY: gilded serving plates

My recent nesting urges have driven me to Teatro Verde, Restoration Hardware and HomeSense more times than I can count recently. We’ve been house hunting in earnest and my house-making feelings have been at an all-time high. I’ll admit, my frequent ┬ábusiness-only sourcing trips for a recent blogger program I just ran have made this […]

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DIY: Avocado Beauty Treatments

Back when I was at HumberPR, we had a pair of guest speakers come in to talk about doing PR for avocados from Mexico. We all giggled while attempting to grasp that avocados actually need PR, but we soon learned that they can be a very intimidating food for someone who hasn’t tried them before. […]

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Temptress Tricks & Treats with Tempt Cider [review + giveaway]

Happy Halloweek! I feel really really really behind this year – we’ve been so wrapped up in everything engagement + wedding that we’ve barely had a spare second to do anything Halloween-related…including picking out a pumpkin or costumes. We have painted a super-ambitious ceramic haunted house from Michael’s though. Let’s just say it took four […]

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