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Bloggers: Writers, Photographers and Ultimate Content Creators

I’ve been blogging for 3 years and my first social media platform (among the popular ones these days) was go figure, YouTube! The first video I ever uploaded was actually of my first kitten, falling off my desk. It was an accident and I happened to get it on camera. I want to also add that I was young and did not think she would fall off the table. *no judge zone* I started blogging a lot more regularly on my first maternity leave. Now that I’m on my second maternity leave, blogging has been what has kept me sane. Getting back into work mode, to come back out of it in less than 2 years can really do a toll on you. Especially mentally. So this time around I’ve been partnering, collaborating and really getting to know the business side of the blogging world. However, this doesn’t mean I say yes to everything…

Time Management with Bloom Daily Planners [MOTIVATION]

There’s not enough time in the day for me to do everything I want to do. However, for some reason when I have a check list, it can all get done. Ever since I was a teenager I had a habit of making lists in my planners. A list of goals, a list of daily things to do and a favourites list (music, books) to download and to borrow from the library. Time Management with Bloom Daily Planners Now those lists have evolved and the amount of lists I have to make is overwhelming. So overwhelming that I haven’t done it in almost a year. I actually think I was a lot more successful in getting things done because I had a daily planner or book to write everything down in. Now with my baby brain syndrome (it’s real), I forget everything! I’ve been looking for the right planner to…

Black & White: Items for motivation

It’s easy to get into a rut and struggle with being able to do anything due to the lack of motivation you’re feeling. Whether it’s because you’re not feeling well, working hard 9-5 and have the burn out blues or just plain old lazy. When lacking motivation I like to set up my desk area with things that will motivate me and give me that extra energy or push to get my mind back into full swing. Smoothie for thought Find ingredients that’ll give you a burst of energy. Here’s a recipe I came up with: Handful of blueberries 2 ice cubes 1 teaspoon of chia seeds 1 and half mango cut into cubes half a cup of milk Put everything into your blender (I used my magic bullet) and blend away! Instant energy booster. I love staying up to date with Fashion and the most current trends. I’ve subscribed…

Friday Faves: Free Your Mind

I apologize in advance for this “after Friday” post. I had it ready to be posted but got really busy hosting a dinner last night. It’s been a busy week as usual. Between filming my next YouTube video, writing the post to go with it, Ramadan, preparing for my sisters upcoming wedding festivities and my full time job. This week I came across many images, posts and experiences that really made me think of the meaning of “Free Your Mind”. Pause for a second and think about what that really means to you. What’s the first thing you think of? I don’t know about you, but my mind races to think of many things. Free your mind of negativity, Free your mind of what the media says, Free your mind of worry… I can go on. Here are my faves that can help you free your mind and see things…

Monday Lift Me Ups!

Waking up from a busy weekend, long weekend, tiring weekend.. you know what kind of weekend I’m talking about here. Those weekends that you haven’t recovered from and you barely get up for Monday. If you’re having one of those Mondays, here are some quick lift me ups: I asked my husband what would lift you up on a Monday, he replied “you would..” I laughed and asked again “Seriously! What?!” He replied with the same answer. 1. End of Monday plans. At the end of your busy day, make plans with someone who will lift your spirits. Someone who will make you laugh and forget that it’s Monday. 2. Scents. Certain scents can change your mood. Light a scented candle. Preferably soy or home made. The best scents to put you in a happy place are lemon, ginger, rose and jasmine. If you’re not a candle person or allergic,…

TGIF – Friday Faves!

FINALLY! Friday is here! It has been a long week catching up to work that I missed while I was away in New York for Social Media Week. Again, thank you so much Nokia for having me. I put together some things that made me happy, smile & LOL this week. Enjoy! Fave Video: I haven’t had a girls night with my besties in a long time due to our busy schedules. When I saw this video it made me feel all warm and cuddly inside. Fave Motivation: The time when I contemplated whether I should get up for a yoga session, and then I saw this. Done deal. Up and ready to go! Fave Hairstyle: I come across some pretty cool hairstyles everyday and I save them on Pinterest or in my phone. Thinking, one of these days I’ll take some extra time to try it. My goal is…