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3 Lessons I Learned in 2020

There is a lesson in everything, we have learned to walk by falling, we learned to talk by making meaningless sounds as children. Somehow along the way, it became not so cool to fall and learn and mumble things, not sure why. I tend to find a learning, a lesson in everything, I guess that

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Easy and Quick Christmas Butter Cookies

I have a confession to make, I’ve never done Christmas cookies with my children when they were younger. They are teenagers and this is the first year that I made Christmas cookies from scratch. It was a lot of fun for me to watch my daughter and her friend decorating the cookies, and decide on

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A Tradition Worth Keeping 

Canadian Makers Market (CMM) was created out of the pure joy I feel from helping others! This year especially, I wanted to help others have a better holiday season so I pursued an idea that had sparked in September. It was one of those grand ideas; you know, those ideas that become so persistent in

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2020: A Different Kind of Holiday Season

Have you put up your Holiday decorations yet? I have 😀 Any other year, I would wait until at least the first of December to decorate my house. This year however I was ready since August, I’m ready to add some joy and light into my life and feel the magic of hope, and I

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Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

This year has been a challenging and rather interesting year. Every Thanksgiving, I have a dedicated time to sit in silence and think of the things I’m thankful for in general and especially this year. Sometimes it’s hard to see the blessing, especially if you were hurt. I know many have been hit hard by

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How to transition From One Career To Another

About ten years ago, I made the most significant transition of my life. I went from a service-based business to a product-based one. I can’t say the transition was easy; I had to do a lot of deep work and soul searching to make the move. COVID has forced a vast majority of people to

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What to Do with the Excess Grape Tomato From The Garden

It’s almost the end of a beautiful tomato season and every year we get more grape tomatoes than we can use, this year I came up with a quick and easy recipe to be able to use these delicious fruits well into the winter. It’s a twist on the roasted tomato, since I didn’t have

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Feel Good and Be Resilient

The definition of resilient is : (a person or animal) who can withstand or recover quickly from difficult situations. I believe a person is not born resilient, and it’s a learned skill. How do you become more resilient? I was lucky to be introduced to The Law of Attraction at a young age of 18.

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5 easy swaps for a greener kitchen

5 Easy Swaps For A Greener Kitchen

I’ve started my eco-friendly journey from my kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of every home and where most of our waste is created therefore the faster way to a low waste lifestyle starts from the kitchen. I’m the last person who does something hard to keep up with. My greener kitchen choices are things

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5 Tips for Neighbourhood Engagement Towards a Greener Community

One positive thing that came out of this pandemic it forced a lot of us to know our neighbors better. During the quarantine and even now a lot of senior citizens were relying on their neighbors to do their shopping, something that normally wouldn’t happen. Now we can take that connection and build a greener

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5 Hygiene and Safety Tips on Cloth Face Mask – 2020 School Year

Schools are starting soon, and parents are concerned about the safety of their children. There are a lot of unknowns, and like everything else in 2020, we are all learning as we go on. Some of us are trusting the system and sending our kids to school, some with cloth face masks and some without. I know

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Back To School Plan in Pandemic

Here we are again almost at the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Do you have a back to school plan? I love summer so much so that I purposefully leave all my back to school plans and shopping to the last minute. I just like to be in denial

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Refreshing Summertime Beverage

It’s one of those hot summer days and my to-go drink is always a cold refreshing glass of Sekanjabin drink. Which is basically a mind n vinegar syrup drink. This is a traditional Persian drink one of the oldest recipes that were passed on generation after generation. We don’t know exactly how old the recipe

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Eco-Parenting – Raising Earth Friendly Kids

Parenting is challenging on its own. Now eco-parenting is even more challenging. I found it more overwhelming to raise my children to be waste-free and eco-friendly, but the idea of raising them to be more Earth Friendly was doable. The best kind of parenting is to model and be an example for your child. That

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My Secret To Easy Waste Free Picnics

Maybe not this year, COVID kind of threw us off our routine and plans for this summer. But we are a road trip kind of family. Every summer we go camping at least twice or three times which includes a short road trip going and coming back plus a road trip to Okanagan. We have

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5 Simple Ways To Preserve Summer Fruits From Going To Waste

We are one week into summer and it’s getting exciting. I love all seasons, I love walking in rain and snow in fall and winter and love the rebirth of nature in spring but summer is something else. It stands out for me, gives me more energy than any other season. Maybe it relates to

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5 Socially Distant Father’s Day Activities

This blog post seems to be the most difficult one I’ve ever written. How do you show appreciation for a lifetime of wisdom and sacrifice? I’ve been struggling with this for a few days now. I know what to do for my husband, but for my dad, that’s something else. I have trouble deciding on

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