LIFESTYLE

What happens when Instagram goes down?

Is Being an Instagram Influencer Sustainable?

HOW RELIABLE IS A 3RD PARTY APP AS YOUR SOLE SOURCE OF INCOME? 

In the last 2 years, there are have been two very large crashes on Instagram that had the site down for 20+ hours. 

If there’s one thing I took away from “The Great Instagram Outtage”, it’s that having your own platform as a content creator is not only valid but necessary.

Going into 2021, this has never rung true more.

Meal Planning Made Easy

How I Weekly Meal Plan for Stress Free Dinners + Free Weekly Planner PDF

IT’S THAT QUESTION I DREAD: “WHAT SHOULD WE HAVE FOR DINNER?”

Or, how it seems to have adapted into, “What’s for dinner?” – insert eye roll emoji here. 

Meal planning wasn’t something I ever saw myself doing before having a toddler, and yet it’s become something that massively helps me in my weekly schedule. I am one of those people who loves routine, but doesn’t want to feel like I’m living for my routine if that makes sense (can you tell I’m a Gemini!?). Meal planning always seemed so… involved. 

How to Break Up With A Friend

How to Break Up With A Friend

SOME RELATIONSHIPS ARE BETTER LEFT IN THE PAST.

For better or worse, we grow in life and sometimes relationships we form don’t grow with us. This can go for romantic relationships as well as family and friends. 

A breakup from a spouse or partner can be incredibly hard and life-altering. Often, it’s for the better, and this can be the case with friendship too. There comes a time where you might recognize that a person in your life just doesn’t make you happy. Perhaps they actually are quite toxic? But how do you break up with a friend and why does it seem so hard for us to do?

Petal & Posy Handmade polymer clay jewelry by Jaime Pickering

Things Have Been Quiet Here and Here’s Why

ITS BEEN A SLIGHTLY SLOWER SUMMER FOR GIRLLOVESGLOSS.COM, BUT I’VE BEEN BUSIER THAN EVER.

So what have I been up to, you ask? I went and launched my very own jewelry brand…again.

Ok so I guess I should clarify – before Girl Loves Gloss became a thing, I was a silversmith for 10 years! I created silver, gold and gemstone jewelry that shipped all over the world, and I loved it.

HelloFresh Canada $90 discount

Getting Back Into Routine With HelloFresh Canada + Discount

IT’S BEEN A WEIRD, WEIRD WORLD THESE LAST FEW MONTHS FRIENDS. WITH THE START OF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR AMONGST US, HELLOFRESH IS HERE TO GIVE US ALL A LITTLE HELPING HAND.

I’m thrilled to be partnering with HelloFresh on this post; HelloFresh is a meal plan service I have used before, and have had some wonderful experiences with! If you haven’t considered the service before, now is a perfect time (plus check out the amazing discount below!). Keep reading to find out my experience with using the service, as well as see which meals were our favourites!

5 family friendly one pot meals Instant Pot

5 Family Friendly Instant Pot Recipes | Great For Beginners

IT’S SUMMERTIME. IT’S HOT. I DON’T WANT MY OVEN ON.

*Instant Pot has entered the chat.*

If you aren’t using your Instant Pot (I know there are many of you out there that haven’t taken theirs out of their boxes!), you are missing out. If you aren’t using it in the dead of summer heat, you’re really missing out.

Imagine cooking a balanced, family-friendly meal, all in one pot? And you don’t have to stand over the stove watching it bubble and boil? Yes please!

Easy Vegan Meringues made with aquafaba

Vegan Meringue Recipe | Easy 4 Ingredients

MELT IN YOUR MOUTH MERINGUES WITHOUT EGG WHITES.

Say what!?!

I know it sounds strange because meringues have always been made of egg whites. Heck, that is what meringue IS! But what if I told you, that you could make these delightful little, melt in your mouth, treats with a secret ingredient you likely have in your pantry already? And it’s got no dairy in sight!

This recipe makes the perfect little Easter treat, or make them larger in a nest shape, fill with fruit and whipped cream and have the lightest, sweet dessert!

What Ive learned Social distancing for covid-19

What I’ve Learned Social Distancing | Ways to Spend Time in Quarantine

FRIENDS, IT’S A WILD TIME FOR OUR WORLD.

A month ago… hell a couple of weeks ago…I thought this whole Corona Virus/Covid-19 was something that would blow over. It “didn’t affect me” and it felt all too safe in my little corner of the world here in Vancouver, Canada. 

I was wrong.

Turns out this thing is bigger than any of us ever probably expected, or at least hoped, it would ever be. The local hospital 5 minutes away has had to shut their doors to only emergencies due to outbreak, all parks, recreation and non-essential stores have close.

It’s been hard to not feel like it’s all a bit apocalyptic.