WHIMSICAL FIRST BIRTHDAY FOR THE TWINS

I am a perfectionist when it comes to any projects I work on. I have a clear vision on what my deliverable will look like and I find myself to be uneasy until it gets executed perfectly. One thing I have learned from being a mom of twins is that there are times you need help to execute your vision and it’s okay to ask for assistance. Unlike most mom’s, I started planning my twins first birthday a month before the big day. Why so late? I was nose deep working on getting my house set up for the holidays…

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HELLO TO 2018

It’s been a few days since I had the best Christmas day with my family, and it just dawned on me that my babies are less than a month away from celebrating their first birthday. What also dawned on me is that 2017 is over, a year where so many amazing things happened and something tells me 2018 is going to be a year filled with many endless and wonderful possibilities. 2017 was an amazing, and by far my favorite year. It was the year I had my little gloworms. I saw their faces light up when they recognized my…

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FESTIVE FIZZ

Christmas Day has come and gone, but I’m still in a festive mood. We have New Year’s Eve coming in a few days, so what better way to celebrate the dawn of the new year than with this delicious drink I made for our annual Christmas Eve dinner. In 2016, I drastically cut down on my intake of soda because I didn’t want it to affect my twin babies’ development. You’ve read numerous articles about how sugary sodas can lead to erosion of your tooth enamel, or saps calcium from your bones. So when we found out we were expecting, my husband and…

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CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR

Family. Food. Fun. The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. It brings all of our loved ones under one roof and around a dinner table where we can feast to our hearts’ content, crack jokes and play catch-up. There’s no denying food is a great way to bring people together and this year it’s going to be amazing having everyone under one roof celebrating and being merry. Ever since I moved to Toronto, I have been adding one or two new pieces of Christmas decor to my collection every year. This year, I wanted to create the…

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FIRST CHRISTMAS

Let me be the first to say this – decorating your home for the holidays is not easy. Okay, I admit there are some aspects that can be fun (like dancing to Michael Buble’s Christmas songs while hanging my favorite ornaments on the tree), but the process to get to that moment is stressful. You have to figure out if you want a real tree or an artificial one, shortly followed by figuring out how tall of a tree you want. Once you have that sorted out, you’ve gotta deal with another problem – how to bring the tree home…

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MOVIE TIME WITH ORVILLE REDENBACHER

Can you believe Christmas is going to be here in less than 2 weeks! Time is going  by so fast and we still have loads to do before the big day. It’s been a while since I have done a blog post. Between being sick with the nasty flu virus I got from my babies, setting up the house for the holidays, and tracking all of my packages, I have been mentally and physically drained trying to juggle it all. Now that I am over the flu, it feels amazing to be back and starting to roll out of all the content…

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HANDLE THE HOLIDAYS WITH GRACE

Confession Time: The holidays have always been my favorite time of the year and also the most stressful. I love to sit down and make a list of all the loved ones in my life and identify the perfect gift that will bring them joy. It doesn’t stop there, I love to have all my family members gather under one roof celebrating the holidays together, exchange gifts right after we have consumed a Christmas dinner, and watch their eyes light up when they open them. The only part I am not a fan of is what happens days before the…

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TRAVEL SMARTER WITH AWAY

It’s been hardly two months since I got back home from Vancouver and I am already thinking about how this trip was different than any other trip we have been on. For starters, I remember every time I would check in to the airport lounge or wait by my gate I would always scurry over to whatever chair was close to the power outlet. Literally! I cannot recall a time when I wasn’t hunting for a power outlet to re-charge my devices. So what made this trip different? For starters, I replaced my usual carry-on with a brand new one that…

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GOOGLE HOME MINI

As we all know, I love technology. Being an engineer and an early adopter, I have always been open to trying and investing in new technology. When I lived in Seattle, I was lucky to have a large of number of friends, like me, who worked in the tech sector and loved to experiment with anything new and innovative. The more we invested, the more products we started adding to our daily life, and the more control we had in how we used our time efficiently. So it’s no surprise that when Google approached me to partner with them for their Google…

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NURSERY REVEAL: DREAM NURSERY FOR THE TWINS

When I found out we were expecting twins, I was very tempted to get a decorator to help us put the nursery together. We bought our home not so long ago and are in various stages of decorating. Each room has at most 3-4 pieces of furniture and each have one thing in common – they are all incomplete. I wanted to make sure the nursery wouldn’t end up in the same category. After we selected the room that would become the twins’ nursery, I knew I was not interested in having it painted white. Instead I went for this soft…

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SCENT REACTION

‘A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting’ – Christian Dior When I was a child, I would hover around my mother’s vanity table and wait for her patiently to spray on her perfume. I would hug her when she was about to spray her perfumes so it would land on me instead of her. After that spray I would run to my room and close my eyes and inhale the scent. I remember vividly seeing flashes of images and feeling different. Years later, I still get those vivid images of the various notes my nose picked up…

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