Archive | September, 2016

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Friends’ Getaway: Phoenix

You’ve got to practice what you preach, right? As part of this year’s September Unplugged piece, I vowed to spend time planning a vacation or heading out on a friends’ getaway. Promise kept! Last weekend, I met up with my high school girlfriends in Phoenix, Arizona for a weekend of R&R. I hadn’t seen some of these ladies […]

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How to Have the Best Spa Day at Home

September should be all about unwinding, especially if you get to have a day at home alone! Now, I know you don’t need advice…but, inspo is always welcome, no? Here are my tips for How To Have The Best Spa Day At Home The main feature of any Spa Day for me is a long hot soak […]

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Road-Test: Four Free Mindfulness Apps

As I mentioned in this year’s September Unplugged post, the back-to-school seasion is a great time to meditate! So, in August, I did my research on several free mindfulness apps before choosing four apps to download onto my iphone and use amidst the b-t-s chaos! I had my own criteria for picking the best of the best. I was […]

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Tried It, Loved It : Beyography

One of the ways I vowed to indulge amidst the back to school chaos was to take a dance class. So, I signed up for a Saturday session at Toronto’s Beyography. Beyography offers two-hour choreo classes devoted to Beyoncé and her “sphere” – i.e. everybody from NKOTB to Brittany and Xtina. I took one of the courses offered at the gorgeous Steps Studio [819 […]

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Front Porch Makeover!

Feeling Nostalgic?…One of our very first Lunchbox Season Posts featured a little “refresh” of our front porch, in which I painted the floors and got a new door mat! Gosh, I loved that doormat!  Several coats of peeled-off paint and several doormats later, our porch started looking pretty dowdy! The paint on the furniture and planters […]

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September Unplugged [2] : Seven MORE Ways to Take it Easy this Month

Last year, we gave you seven bits of advice for Self-Care in September: Trust Your Own Memory, Use Social Media Wisely, Schedule Stuff, Buy Stamps, Take Care of Your Body, Play Cards, and Re-Read! This year, we present, September Unplugged 2: Seven MORE Ways to Take it Easy This Month!  I. Make Space Make space for […]

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Fall Love-to-Do List A to Z

School’s back in session. So, it’s high time we posted another one of our Fall Love-to-Do Lists! Here’s what we’ve got planned for Autumn 2016! All Hallows Read, Apple Picking, Bonfires, Cider Donuts, Dance Class, Eat ALL the Pies & Butter Tarts, Family Game Night, Front Porch Makeover, Ginger Crumble, Girls’ Weekend, High Table, Homecoming Week, Illustrate a Scary Book, Jack-o-Lantern Carving, Knit a Toque, Lunchbox “Makeover”, Meditate, Nature Walk, Oktoberfest, Plant Bulbs, Pumpkin Layer […]

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