A Kanye Jack-o-Lantern Kind of Night

When a pumpkin + a love for hip hop + fall + good knife and some patience are all added together, it produces a Kanye West Jack-O-Lantern. As a bonus, a healthy snack can result from the byproduct of the labour (more details on that later in the post). For the longest time, I had been saying that I wanted to carve and create a really cool jack-o-lantern. And while my idea is not the most original ... >
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DIY Pumpkin Masterpieces

Who does’t love shiny objects, especially gold dipped DIY pumpkin shiny objects at this time of year?  I recently started following this awesome DIY blog called Homey Oh My.  The big thing I like about her stuff is that her DIY projects are all quite easy, simple and attainable without causing headaches or breaking the bank.  I was inspired by one of her fall projects and decided to integ ... >
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Pour Some Raw Sugar On Me

Clever name for this post, right?  And a fun name for an awesome cafe in Ottawa!  However you won’t find Bon Jovi there. I have lived in Ottawa for a few years now, but it has been of late (say the past year or so), that I have really started to venture out into the Ottawa unknown. I have driven past Raw Sugar Cafe many, many times, but never had the chance to stop by.  I deliberately mad ... >
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The Drake General Store Touches Down in Ottawa

Where else can you find tasteful, fun, and creative Canadian made goods all while shopping in a hip, cool and inspiring setting? At the Drake General Store of course! There is something for everyone here! The Drake empire  from Toronto (no, not to be confused with Drake the rapper, coincidentally from Toronto), has extended its reign to include a Drake General store in the nation’s capital. ... >
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Clean Eating – No More Crap!!

Well I can’t promise that I will never not eat crappy food again, but I certainly am committing to myself to keep it to a minimum.  So I had a bit of a scare when I went home a few weeks ago. For the past little  while, I was having weird skin rashes and inconsistent bowel movements (yes this is the truth without being graphic). I had arranged with my mom to make a doctor’s appointme ... >
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Spirit Twin

Meet Marcus. He is my “Spirit Twin”. Funny Guy! We all must have someone out there on us who is destined to be your spirit twin. What is this preposterous thing called a spirit twin you ask? Basically it is someone out there in this world who is basically the same person as you on many levels (emotionally, psychologically, possible even physically to some extent).  If you have ever se ... >
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Raybans Are Not Clydesdale-Proof

Who doesn’t know what Ray-bans are? Unless you have been living under a rock, you have seen them on everyone, young and old.  They are considered classic, timeless, fashionable, functional, hip, cool, and everything in between. Celebrities and the average Joe can all be found wearing them. If Pharell can wear Ray-bans, than anyone can! Beyonce is wearing the Club Masters. Rayban History Ray ... >
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The “Side” Effects

Trends and fads come and go. For some reason, the concept of the “side” effect or trend put my head spinning in motion recently and I had a brainstorming session with myself on all of the different variations this has evolved into. Below I have recreated my internal brain storming session into an organized list. Let me know your thoughts on them. Note that some of these side trends are ... >
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New Found Obsession: Yellow Curry!

Fads, phases, minor obsessions, whatever it is that you want to call them, we all have them. Whether they have the staying power will only be known by passing the test of time. For me, my previous fads have included: Pogs, Beanie Babies, and Cadbury Mini Eggs. My new found obsession is:  Thai yellow curry.   These cute and utterly addictive stuffed toys had we hook, lined and sinkered for ma ... >
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