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...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Life Hack A Day Project

Lately I've found myself itching for a personal project.

Maybe because we're reaching the midway point of the year, maybe because the weather is FINALLY nice, or maybe just to break up the monotony, but I've been trying to come up with a challenge that I can do for a month.

At first I thought I should do a self improvement project... but honestly the idea didn't thrill me. I wanted to do something a little hard, a little silly, something I could blog and think about that wouldn't get monotonous after 30 days. Something FUN.

Then one night I was scrolling through Pinterest when it hit me. I turned to Kris FULL of excitement because I had decided what my June Project was going to be: Life Hack a Day

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A New York Minute

When you think of vacation, you often think of a whole week off. Lazy days on the beach, or sitting in a café, hours to shop and think of nothing but where you should stop and have your next drink.

But then there's the other kind of vacation. The kind where limited time leads to reckless enjoyment and forces you to make decisions about what you truly want to see and do!

It may shock you to find out that I actually prefer the second kind of vacation. While I appreciate that long lazy days are maybe more relaxing, I think there is something so fun about travelling in a hit-and-run fashion and foregoing maybe just a little too much sleep in the name of enjoying every single minute.

So when I had the opportunity to spend a whirlwind 42 hours in New York (including travel and airport time!) how could I possibly say no?

It's a good thing the city never sleeps!