My Make-Up Must-Have’s (and how I use them) from Sephora’s Spring Bonus Sale!

Beauty & Style

Tori Wesszer's Makeup Routine

I’ve been meaning to write this post for ages, and figured there was no better time than today given that Sephora is having their annual SPRING BONUS SALE (10-15% off)!  I’m a sucker for a good sale, and most of my beauty products were purchased at Sephora!  I’ve always tried to keep my makeup looking as natural as possible and have gone through a gazillion products in order to find my favs.  Grab a cup of coffee, here are the products I have and how I use them!View The Post

Baked Mushroom Herb Polenta

Main Dishes, Vegan, Vegetables

Easy Baked Mushroom Herb Polenta with Rosemary

There are few things more challenging than getting a healthy dinner on the table after a busy day!  I swear that it’s one of the hardest parts of being an adult (let’s not get started on taxes and laundry).  I sure have a bigger appreciation for my mom these days!

Polenta is one of those foods that can feel daunting to make!  Using pre-made polenta that you just need to slice makes this dish an absolute breeze to whip up for a quick Italian-inspired meal.   View The Post

Green Smoothie… That The Kids LOVE!

Breakfast, Smoothies

Dietitian's Green Smoothie that the kids love made in a white Vitamix Ascent Series machine.

We start most mornings with a green smoothie…usually at the request of our kids!  Seriously!  It’s the BEST way to sneak greens and all sorts of nutritious foods into their diet! I’ve been asked a million times what we put in our smoothies to make the kids love them so much. In fact, our kids prefer a green smoothie over ANY other smoothie. I’d say that’s a parenting win right there, yes?View The Post

Our Hospital Stay with Max

Kids

How to survive a hospital stay with your child.

As you may know if you follow along with me on Instagram, Max was admitted to the hospital last Tuesday night with a bad case of pneumonia.   As any parent can attest to, there is nothing worse than seeing your child get sick.  Four days later we were still sitting in an isolation room on the paediatric ward praying for a discharge so that we could celebrate the Easter weekend together at home.  Like many parents I’m sure, I came in totally unprepared not thinking we would be admitted! So, here are some tips from the trenches with you in case you ever have a child that needs to stay at the hospital.

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How to Curl Your Hair

Beauty & Style

How to curl your hair for soft romantic curls.How to curl your hair for soft romantic curls.

I’ve tried cutting and styling my hair in SO many ways over the years, but to be honest, I haven’t really changed my hairstyle much in about a decade.  Call me a creature of habit!  To me there is something so timeless and romantic about long, loosely curled hair and of course I love the fact that I can throw it in a bun on those busy days (like… most days lately, haha!).  Curling your hair may seem really intuitive but there are a few tricks that I’ve learned through the years for getting it right.

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Honey Orange Glazed Salmon with Orange Almond Couscous

Main Dishes

Honey Orange Glazed Salmon with Orange Almond Arugula Couscous

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that putting a healthy dinner on the table doesn’t have to be intimidating or time consuming.  I LOVE cooking. But even a hard-core foodie like me doesn’t like complicated recipes. Maybe I will when my kids are grown and I have oodles of time on my hands (does that ever happen?), but at this point I need recipes that are quick to throw together and are packed with nutrition and flavours that the whole family will love! I created this salmon dish with exactly that in mind.

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