Author Archives: Lisa Ng

How To Be SMART About Your Healthy Lifestyle Goals

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By: April + Michelle of Get Real Gurls Nutrition

Are you trying to achieve a healthy lifestyle? But what does that even mean? We want to encourage you to be SMART about it. Think about any long term goals you’d like to achieve and this week, go about setting them.

On the one hand, it’s all fine and dandy to say, “I want to be healthier.” Your intentions may be legit but without defining your goal and how you’re going to go about reaching it – you’re bound to come up short when aiming for that healthy lifestyle.

So, how do you define you goal and a start on a path to achieve it? You must be SMART about it. Let’s break it down: (more…)

What I’ve Learned So Far After 9 Years of Marriage

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During my 6-year long career as a wedding DJ, I’ve heard some pretty terrible and superficial marriage advice. If you calculate it – 400 weddings x 3 speeches per wedding that’s like 1200+ speeches I’ve heard and a lot of marriage advice being dispensed.

Some of it was an attempt at humour, some of it was just really vague. Here’s a sampling:

“Never go to bed angry.” – wrong IMHO!

“Put your hand on top of her hand – because that’s the last time you’ll have the upper-hand!” – wah-wah. Terrible.

“Happy wife, happy life.” – ok sure, but then what?

Paul and I are coming up to our 10-year wedding anniversary this year (here’s the story of how we met) and I’ve learned a lot of things about marriage. Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I thought I would share what I’ve learned so far after 9 years of marriage: (more…)

We’re Celebrating The Year of the Rooster

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A sponsored post.

Happy Lunar New Year!

We are currently in the year of the rooster and the recent Lunar New Year has got me thinking about one of the mini goals I want to achieve this month.

To be honest with you, January was such a blur with travel, deadlines, work, family visits that I am declaring February the new January. A new month, means a fresh new slate and Lunar New Year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your goals to see where you’ve been and where you’re going. (more…)

Beach House Update: The Home Stretch!

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After months of construction, design decisions and strategy – Paul and I are finally in the home stretch of getting our beach house ready to list on airbnb! Here’s what’s been happening lately:

Delays, Delays, Delays

As all things construction-related go, there will be delays. We were originally supposed to close on our house the third week of December, but excessive rain, ice storms, and snowstorms did not make for ideal conditions. Portland had the rainiest October on record! Additionally, a lot of trades were snowed in and could not get out to the coast to work on the house.

Throw in Thanksgiving, the Christmas holidays and New Years and things are inevitably going to be delayed. On top of that, Paul and I booked an extremely last-minute trip to Florida right before New Years to see family which only further complicated our timeline. (more…)

5 Unique Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Toronto

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Looking for something fun and unique to do in Toronto for Valentine’s Day Trying to avoid crowded restaurants, cheesy ideas and expensive prix-fixe menus? I got your back. Here are my top picks!

1) Take a Cooking Class

Aphrodite Cooks will be hosting a food + beer themed cooking class on Valentine’s Day at St. Lawrence Market’s historic kitchen. This hands-on cooking class will feature six menu items and a beer pairing to end off the night. $275 per couple. (more…)

5 Tips For Throwing The Ultimate Game Day Party!

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The BIG Game is just around the corner!

Will you be hosting a game day party this year? I love it because it’s a great excuse to have friends and family over for a couple hours on a Sunday and a chance to eat, drink and catch-up. Whether you’re hosting 4 people or 40 people, here are some helpful tips for throwing the ultimate game day party: (more…)