The Best Chunky Knit Sweaters for Fall and Winter

Most Women will tell you that one of their favourite parts of Fall Fashion is a good cozy knit sweater. They’re comfortable, stylish, flattering, and are the perfect level of warmth for the crisp Fall weather. I am one of those women who wait all year long to bust out the Fall sweaters again.

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Cream of Kale, Red Onion & Celery Soup (Vegetarian & Ketogenic Friendly)

When I heard the term “Ketogenic lifestyle”, I was in University completing my degree in Psychology. I learned about this diet as a remedy for many mental health ailments, as well for children who are on the Autism Spectrum. This diet is starting to gain a following in popular culture as some stars like Halle Berry sing its praises for weight loss, anti-aging, and its reversal of many symptoms of diabetes. In many cases, people who wish to lose weight will use this diet as it strictly controls carbohydrate intake and calls for high fat and moderate protein. I am not always one to hop on to extreme ways of eating but it really peaked my interest and what better time to try it than before my wedding day.

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Travel Essentials: Top Must-Haves When Travelling

There’s no doubt in my mind, if I had my dream life, I would travel 24/7. The growth I’ve experienced and lessons I’ve learned while travelling to different countries and witnessing different cultures has been monumental. I have every intention of seeing more and more the older I get. So far on my bucket list I’ve got a few places lined up: Peru to see Machu Pichu, Ireland to see the green landscapes and historic stoney walls, Cambodia to see the ancient temples.. I could go on. One thing is for sure, anytime I am travelling to another land I make sure I bring along some key essentials. I decided to write up a list for them here with some of my latest picks (Affiliated).

 

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The Ultimate Vegan Fashion Shopping Guide

With the emergence of more conscious consumers in the world of fashion there has been an increase in interest from fashion designers and companies to gear their lines towards ethical construction of clothing and accessories. Since being a vegetarian for over a decade, I can recognize the impact of making more conscious decisions in my life. When it comes to fashion, designers have started to recognize that many consumers are starting to shop this way and have followed suit with their designs. Many high end fashion designers are ceasing their relationships with the fur, suede and leather industries and are working with synthetic materials instead. The result? Amazing, luxe, and high quality designs. Gone are the days of the “canvas clothed and hippie-esque” vegan stereotype. Nowadays, the words “fashionista” and “faux” collide to create the most beautiful pieces. As someone who LOVES fashion, this could not be more exciting.

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Cheesy Vegetarian Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

Does anyone get as excited as I do when they find a vegetable substitute for starchy white items like noodles or bread? I am not against having a baguette or nice big bowl of pasta once in a while but I personally feel better when I avoid those ingredients for the most part. I have seen versions of zucchini lasagna circling the web for some time now but this is the recipe that we’ve been using for years to get our veggie fix in. It is extra cheesy, and especially delicious. Not to mention it is vegetarian, gluten free, low carb and ketogenic friendly! A great alternative for anyone who is looking to add a healthier spin on the famous italian dish. Hope you enjoy!!

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Crisp Air, Chunky Knit Sweaters & BOGO Blanket Scarves

I was made for Fall. I’m not necessarily one of the “pumpkin spice” lovers of the world but give me some changing leaves on a drive through the back roads and the chance to wear my favourite sweaters & jackets, and you’ve got me in my happy place. It’s more about the feeling of fall for me, the sense of renewal and the break from the busyness and heat of summer. It’s when cozy fashion comes out of the woodwork and who can resist that?

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How to Travel Italy for Less

When Steve and I had our first date almost six years ago, one of the things that stuck out the most from our first conversation was how much we both loved to travel. We also realized that ‘the way’ we loved to travel was the same, we both loved to see as much as we could and we would rather spend our money immersing ourselves in the culture of a country rather than spend money on an all inclusive trip to lie on a beach for seven days (not that theres anything bad about a little R&R.. and believe me, you offer me an all inclusive trip? ILL TAKE IT!). Since being together, we’ve had opportunities to travel here and there but one thing is for sure, we aren’t rolling in dough so we have to make sure we plan our trips accordingly and budget. And so begins the section of my blog dedicated to travelling the world (when you’re just the average joe who wants to see and do everything like us) called “Wanderlust”.

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Coconut & Cinnamon Sweet Potato Wedges Recipe

This recipe is for avid snackers, as a side for a Sunday night dinner or for the picky toddler to snack on. I make these wedges for my Daughter almost weekly as a snack and she gobbles them up quickly! The natural sweetness to sweet potatoes, coconut oil and cinnamon contrasted with the salt and pepper make for one delicious option! The best part about these wedges are that they’re incredibly easy and affordable to make!

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Hair tutorial: how to get perfect loose curls with a curling wand

I have always loved doing my own hair, so much so that I had a hard time giving up that control when I hired a stylist for my wedding day. Thank God I found the most amazing stylist who totally rocked and worked magic on my tresses that day, You can find Emylea’s website and all her amazingness HERE.

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Why you NEED to take a Blogging Break: Signs & Symptoms of “The Frazzled Blogger”

I have been a little MIA when it comes to my blogging these past few weeks and there have been some good reasons why. We finally tied the knot this August and planning a wedding while Mumming AND blogging was just not working out. Then I went on a much needed honeymoon with my now Husband to Italy (bucket list item CHECKED), and when I got home? I needed to spend what I had left of Summer with my little one who was so patient while her Dad and I planned our big day. As Bloggers, we all have busy lives, times of stress, moments of severe writers block..

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