Posts by Naushin Azim

11 Wonderfully Simple Date Night Ideas for the Rest of Us

Are you the couple whose Instagram looks like a Fodor’s guide because you go on incredibly fun dates together like canoeing on pristine lakes, ice fishing in the middle of nowhere, or rock climbing the actual Rockies? Congratulations, friend, you are living your best life! This, however, is a list of wonderfully simple date night ideas for the rest of us looking to have a good time. Not that there’s anything wrong with rock climbing, ice fishing, or even the usual drinks-and-dinner somewhere nice, but, variety, as they say, is the spice of life so why not try something new? You can always fall back on reservations at your favourite resto if these aren’t your cup of tea although I’m positive there’s something here for everyone! Let’s get to listing the date night ideas, shall we? 1. Go bowling Bowling might have been America’s favorite activity once upon a time

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Finding My Mantra for the New Year

Ho ho ho, and just like that, it’s over. Another Christmas over, another holiday season wrapping up, another end to another year. What was 2015 like for me? A year of great change- we moved from Toronto to LA and it was really all about settling into a new city, learning to parent without the support and security net of my own parents and parents-in-law, but mostly figuring out what I want to do with all of the new opportunities in this new city. What do I hope for in 2016? It’s something I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately. I know blogging-as-a-career is an ambition of mine that I hope to push into high gear. I know getting fit and healthier is another one. On a larger scale though, I want to marry a strongly held conviction with a mantra I’ve been turning to more and more as

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8 Stylish, Affordable and Easy DIY Gift Ideas!

Small budget this holiday season? I can relate! A new house, a few new things for the new house (because of course, right?), plus a whole lot of unexpected expenses that tend to crop up (without fail!) just before spendy season arrives, and, well let’s just say Christmas this year will be less about waiting at the check out and more about lining up some easy and stylish handcrafted gifts. ‘Tis officially the season to share your creativity, your time, and handiwork with these great DIY gift ideas! A little note before we start- DIY and I have traditionally had a rocky relationship, so when it came time to rounding up DIY gift ideas for small budgets this Christmas, my main requirements were to find projects that were affordable (natch) but also ones that were easy and quick. I think I’ve got a good selection here! Ready? Let’s get into

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