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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. 

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!

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. 

What is toxic dismissive positivity and how can it negatively affect your mental health?

What is Toxic Positivity?

CAN POSITIVITY BE PROBLEMATIC?

I’d reckon that many would automatically answer that positivity is always a good thing, but I would beg to differ. We’re in a world where we’re trying to be more mindful of others (if you’re not, you might be part of the problem, just sayin’). Of course, having a sunny outlook on life is deemed an endearing personality trait, but what if that very thing makes you dismissive of others struggles? I came across the term “toxic positivity” the other day, and it really resonated with me.

HairMax Laser Band 82 Review for Hair Loss

Hairmax Laserband 82 – Is At Home Laser Hair Regrowth Possible?

SOMETIMES, IT DOESN’T GROW BACK. 

 Postpartum hair loss, that is; Sometimes it doesn’t all grow back. While I definitely had some hair regrowth after the dreaded postpartum shed, it’s still significantly thinner, two years later. And here’s the thing, I didn’t have a load of hair to begin with, and now it bothers me a bit. So when HairMax offered to partner up with me to test out the LaserBand 82, an at-home medical laser hair regrowth light device that can reverse hair thinning, I was kind of stoked, to say the least! But how does it work? And more importantly, DOES IT WORK?