My Clean Makeup Essentials

As mentioned in my Fertility Journey post, I was diagnosed with PCOS when my husband and I were trying for a baby. As a means to understand my new diagnosis, I read Alisa Vitti’s Woman Code, a must read for all woman, not just those with obvious hormonal issues. This book changed my lifestyle. Woman Code focuses on a women’s hormonal health and how environmental factors come into play. Also diagnosed with PCOS, she was able to put her symptoms into remission by changing her diet, exercise, and eliminating toxic ingredients on her body and in her household. Prior to reading this book, I didn’t think twice about what I put on my body. Parabens, sodium laureth sulfate, and phthalates were part of my everyday routine. I didn’t realize these toxic chemicals had the power to disrupt my endocrine system.  Continue reading

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Peanut Butter + Rose Water Chocolate Stuffed Dates

Peanut Butter + Rose Water Chocolate Stuffed Dates may be the easiest dessert recipe. Best part is they’re quick to make and can be kept in the freezer for whenever your sweet tooth starts nagging you. I actually adapted this recipe from the Instagram account Nourished by Kale. I elevated her recipe and added rose water because it tastes as good as it feels spritzed on your face. Also, rose water and medjool dates go hand in hand – think Middle Eastern flavours. Continue reading

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My Fertility Journey

A tad different from my other posts, I wanted to share my personal struggle with infertility. I’m currently 22 weeks and am now confident in my pregnancy to share what it took for us to get here. Despite the hardships, or maybe even more because of the hardships, we are over the moon that we are pregnant and expecting our baby in December. I hope to share more about my pregnancy, postpartum, and motherhood on the blog. Continue reading

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The New York Guide

This is the ultimate NYC city guide for those like me who love wellness, self-care, and beautiful things. I didn’t include many obvious attractions like museums and landmarks because you can find that information on any New York guide. Also, if you’re looking for my healthy NYC restaurant guide you can find it here.  Continue reading

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Plum Crumb Cake

Farmers markets are just bursting with colours from berries, apples, apricots, currants, peaches, and plums. Now is the time to be eating fresh and local fruit! This recipe celebrates the sweet and sour flavours of the gorgeous plum. There are so many varieties in different colours and different sizes; it would be shame not to embrace them, both raw and in desserts. Continue reading

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