The ONLY Subscription Box You NEED Right Now

I’ve tried quite a few subscription boxes over the years. All of them fun and exciting to unbox. However, for the most part, I found that a lot of the pretty things I received sat in a drawer forever and I ultimately had no use for. One by one, I would try and eventually cancel them. I loved the excitement, anticipation and unveiling of each box but not the waste.

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100 Days

100 days. 

100 days of isolation. 100 days of quiet chaos. 100 days lost. 100 days found. 

However you view the past 100 days since this virus took hold of our lives, it has been a journey for each and every one of us. 

At first, I saw this time as a waste of a year. I felt stuck. In a life where I was constantly moving I was forced to stop. 

Not a totally foreign concept to me. I’ve been here before; Been pushed to a stand still thanks to illness. However, this has been the first time I’ve been healthy in doing so.

“What a waste”, I thought.

That is, until I began to shift my thinking.

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Living With Chronic Illness in a Time of Pandemic

I knew this virus was serious before it even landed in Canada. Anyone with a chronic illness knows just how quickly good health can be taken away, and with that, we’re hyperaware of these things that may impact our well-being, regardless of geographics. It’s shared empathy. Shared caution. Shared fear. Shared with those affected, no matter how far away.

For me, being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis ten years ago was life changing in so many ways. My doctor at the time gave me words that would stick with me – “This is life altering, not life ending.” And for the most part, this is true. I say “for the most part” because it does end some parts of your life. It can sometimes feel like it is over, however in the end, I always come back to those words, and remind myself that it could be worse.

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Live Free Canada Podcast

Hi Lovlies!

I recently sat down for a podcast with my friends at Live Free Canada and would love for you all to have a listen! HERE

It’s a raw and completely unrehearsed talk about mental health, Colitis, and the life I live in between.

xo,

D

My First Time Using a Curling Wand!

Hi all,

I decided to do something a little different, and wanted to show you all my very first ever experience using a curling wand!

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SALE ALERT – Sephora

I fell in love with this product over the weekend, only to find out it’s on sale at Sephora right now!!

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Sephora Reward Reveal

Happy Friday fellow Sephora addicts!

I was FINALLY able to get my hands on one of the better rewards that Sephora offers! These are loaded to the site every Tuesday and Thursday at noon and usually are claimed within a second! Needless to say, I was so excited when I managed to snag 1 of 30 of these!!! Save those points – It’s worth it when you finally get lucky! Watch below for the reveal ❤

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Bell Let’s Talk Day – 2018

Hi Guys and Dolls,

Here in Canada, today is Bell’s Let’s Talk Day – We all join together in raising our voices to try to help end the stigma surrounding mental health.

Here’s a video of my thoughts and some of my story.

xo,

D

 

Dior Exhibit – A Photo Essay

Fellow fashion lovers,

Yesterday I got to check out the beautiful Dior exhibit at the ROM here in Toronto. It was stunning. Classic. Elegant. Designs that we’re both simple and intricate. A look back into the history of a classic line. Completely fascinating to not only see the dresses and accessories but also Continue reading

Oh what a difference a year can make.

This is a follow up to my blog post from last year that you can find here.

One year ago today, exactly so, I sat in a hospital chair crying after being told that I had a blood clot at the base of my skull. I didn’t even know then just how large it was; how it nearly blocked off an entire vein.

This time last year, I had barely survived the Holidays; sick and in pain, not even the slightest clue what was looming. It was horrible.

But oh what a difference a year can make.

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