Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday Wine Down

Happy Friday!!!!

Guys, the Wine Down is taking a bit of a different turn this week. Normally I like to review three or four things I've been up to, and then talk about what I plan on drinking for the weekend.

BUT, since tomorrow is CANADA DAY, I thought I would talk about a few things I LOVE about my country (and then tell you what I'm drinking).

Canada turns 150 years old tomorrow, so the celebrations are going to be big, big, BIG! Get ready to see our pretty Prime Minister out in all his glory (and check his socks, which are always a tribute to whatever he's out doing), as well as 33 million Red and White clad Canadians, politely offering doughnuts and beer to anyone who looks like they might be running low.

As for me, I'll be up at my cottage ("Rock, Bought'em") celebrating with my family! Expect lots of instastories!

OK lets Wine Down and talk about why Canada is so freaking great!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Adelaide Eats

If you've never visited Toronto, I want to let you in on a little known fact...

Torontonians LOVE their food!

We are obsessed with niche foods, unique foods, and celebrating food. There is no shortage of incredible markets in the city, both year round and seasonal. We also host fabulous festivals celebrating everything from Greek cooking, to Mac and Cheese, to Rib Fests and Veggie meals.

Toronto is a foodie paradise, so when the newest open air market popped up just two minutes from my office, I was THRILLED!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Life Hack A Day: Too Good To Be True Hacks

I can hardly believe that I'm already wrapping up another week of life hacks! Next week is my last week and I've learned so much.

Mostly that about 80% of the life hacks are total nonsense, but the ones that work are AWESOME.

This week's life hack a day project theme was "too good to be true" hacks. Essentially just hacks that seemed a little weird and a little pointless, but that needed to be tried all the same.

There was fire, crafts, and some (mild?) crime...

All in all, not wildly successful, but a pretty fun week!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Friday Wine Down


I can't believe it is officially summer! While the weather has been getting warmer for the past few weeks, there's something so wonderful about making it official on June 21st! 

The long hot days, the warm breezy nights, PATIO SEASON!!

So I'm a little excited. Plus next weekend is the Canada Day long weekend and our country is celebrating it's 150th birthday so it's gonna be a BLAST (just wait until you see our family Canada swag!).

With so much excitement coming up and planning to be done I only got one blog post out this week. But that's ok because there's so much on the horizon to be excited about that I can hardly stand it.

So enough prattling on, it's time to Wine Down this week! Grab your vino and let's go.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Life Hack A Day - Hacking The Internet

I don't know how anyone adulted before the internet.

Think about it: how many times a day do you google how to do something, or check something online?

You can get a degree online, learn new skills, consume media, or start a blog to share your thoughts with the world.

For my third week of the life hack a day project, I decided to try out some of the hacks that took full advantage of the internet. Hacking the internet as it were... but with considerably less skill than people who actually do that.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

5 Tips To Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Ahhh public speaking. Top phobia and bane-of-existence for people all over the world.

Public speaking is one of those things that can bring brave men to their knees, that successful women struggle with above all else, and that ruins grade school classes for children year-after-year.

Of course, it's also something that sooner or later we all must attend to. Whether professionally or socially, we've all had our 5 minutes of fame behind a podium or at the head of a boardroom table speaking to groups large and small.

Public speaking is something I used to be HORRIBLE at. I mean, it just terrified me. but through the years I've worked hard and overcome my anxiety and now I can speak quite comfortably in front of any group of people at length. In fact, I kind of love the rush!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Life Hack A Day - Hacking The Kitchen

I love food.

I love cooking, I love eating, I love trying new recipes, I love everything about being in the kitchen.

Ok well maybe not dishes, but I love the rest of it!

And so, for my second week of my Life Hack A Day Project I decided to get down to hacking the area of my life that brings me so much joy, in the hope that I could find a few things to make my time in the kitchen that much better.

I have to say: Not a supremely successful week, though definitely an interesting one!

Let's talk about Life Hacking The Kitchen.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Wine Down

Happy Friday!!!

Guys I am REALLY happy it's the weekend!

My coworkers on my project have been on vacation for two weeks and I have been beyond swamped at the office and need a BREAK.

Plus this weekend should be a blasty blast! I have a Mani Pedi booked with my bestie on Saturday, and then on Sunday we're celebrating her baby shower because she's due in TEN WEEKS!

Crazy, I am so not mature enough to raise a little one right now, but I am so so beyond ready to be a cool auntie to her baby boy!

Anyway, with all that ahead of me, I think it's time we Wine Down this week! But let's kick off with the MOST important thing...

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Little Pebbles - Kensington Market

One of the joys of working in downtown Toronto is getting to explore all the little pockets of the city.

I've always lived close to the city, but not right downtown. So while I had my favourite spots, I didn't know intimate nooks and crannies the way some of my friends did who have always lived in the city.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Life Hack a Day - Hacking Minor Annoyances

Do you ever come up with a task that you just find annoying or difficult?

I know I have some tasks that fall into these categories. Whether it's cleaning the inside of my kettle, putting on a tight fitting bracelet, or finding a way to organize my hair ties (there must be a better way!) I'm always looking for a way to improve on these activities.

So for my first week of the life hack a day project, I decided to take on some life hacks that should ease some of the finicky tasks in my life.

Because this was a short week, we only have 3 life hacks to cover, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were hacks worth hacking!

So let's start with one of the best days of the year...