On the blog I am real and candid about what it means to LIVE the #itsalifestyle philosophy, offering recipes, lifestyle hacks, and #livealittleextra inspiration to fuel your own lifestyle map.

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#reallife Pregnancy: 2nd Trimester

“They” said pregnancy just flies by, and I admittedly rolled my eyes at them as I battled my way through constant nausea and food aversions. But, as it turns out… they were right.

June 1, 2018
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8 Steps to your BEST SUMMER YET

With our harsh winters and soggy springs, we tend to LIVE FOR THE SUMMER…

May 9, 2018
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Breaking Up with Social Media

Yes, I was an early adopter of FB, Insta’s biggest fan and a regular scroll-er AND post-er, but slowly, and then all at once it became JUST.TOO.MUCH.

May 2, 2018
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Spring Forward

Shake off the Winter and Spring forward into a new season with 5 easy steps.

March 26, 2018
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“Butter” Chicken

While Butter Chicken is NOT an authentic Indian dish ((it was actually adapted during the migration of Indian’s to Europe), it is still packed FULL of the fragrant and nutritious Indian spices, and with a few tweaks can be made into a deliciously healthy meal.

But don’t take my word for it, try it out for yourself.

March 22, 2018
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Choose Happy

Today is the International Day of Happiness and amidst all the days commemorating “things”, this is one of my favourites

March 20, 2018
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Breaking Vegetarianism

What we eat day in and day out is such a personal thing. You have likes and dislikes, tolerances and intolerances, allergies and aversions, adventurous taste buds and ‘play it safe’ favourites. This is why there is no ONE diet for everyone, there is no RIGHT way to eat.

March 8, 2018
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#reallife Pregnancy: First Trimester

I grew up with my favourite movies being the Father of the Bride I & II, so despite all the real life examples of what real pregnancy looked like- I secretly wanted to look like Annie did in her 90’s skin tight aerobic suit (Kimberly Williams- Paisley) and have an eclectic designer create the most beautiful nursery (that would be the size of my current home). But, as it turns out- that is not real life.

March 2, 2018
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How to be a Goal Crusher

We have the best of intentions. We create goals, we envision change and so often we even take the first step, or two. But then… it fizzles out, our motivation wanes, and ‘life gets in the way’.

#Realtalk… but then how the heck does anyone make any progress, EVER?

February 23, 2018
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Beat the Winter Blues

You’d think we’d get used to it. The slow, seemingly endless winter plagued by snow, freezing temperatures, grey skies, and social hibernation. But alas, here we are, mid- February, and complaining about the neverending torture and practically drooling over 10+C temperatures promised, come Spring.

But rather than dwelling in all that negativity, what if we turned to our tool box of healthy habits to better equip us for the remaining weeks ahead?

February 13, 2018
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