Gift Alert: JORD Watches

“Dear Santa… any chance of grading on a curve?”

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Well folks…. The countdown to Christmas is officially, officially ON! Feeling the heat? Not going to lie, I one hundred and ten percent am. Every single year, I pledge that I will complete all of my Christmas Shopping before December 1st & every single year, without fail, I always manage to absolutely do this NEVER. I’m the one frantically pushing my way through the merciless hordes of panicked mall crowds on December 23rd in utter desperation, whilst attempting to cross off everyone on my list. It’s a horrible, horrible position to be in… yet I do it to myself ALWAYS. However, I think I’ve managed to solve my little Christmas Conundrum this year because – spoiler alert friends & family – I’ve pretty much decided that almost everyone on my list will be receiving a JORD Watch! REJOICE! (more…)


Elevated Santa’s Milk & Cookies

“Dear Santa: This year please give me a fat bank account & a slim body. And please don’t mix those two up like you did last year”

Famous Quotes Ever

First & foremost… UGH… I had all of these really wonderful intentions to bestow a plethora of really fun, & fantastical Christmas-themed posts upon all of you this year! However I have recently come to the conclusion that as a “grown-up” Christmas is actually quite stressful, & Andy Williams totally lied when he declared this to be the most “Wonderful Time of the Year” because NEWSFLASH friends… I have never been more swamped, like EVER! Please tell me that I’m not alone on this one! SO in an effort to embrace the craziness that is the holiday season, yet simultaneously recapture some of that whimsical Christmas magic I’m so desperately craving, I’m revamping a Holiday Classic utilizing pre-made, “ready to go” ingredients… zero stress + yummy foods = Christmas Party Hack amazingness! So without further adieu, I give you an elevated version of Santa’s Milk & Cookies!  (more…)


World’s CUTEST Hot Chocolate

“Chocolate is cheaper than therapy, & you don’t need an appointment”

Catherine Aitken

Okay so this overly inflated Blog Title may or may not be a slight exaggeration, but this mason jar hot chocolate is pretty darn cute, is it not? I wish that I could take credit for this adorable DIY, but truth be told I was totally inspired by my Aunt Liz, whom is essentially Martha Stewart 2.0. Every year around Christmas, my Aunt gives out these cookie/baked goods recipes in mason jars to friends & family, & they are just SUCH a hit.. so I thought I’d try my hand at a hot chocolate version! This is a super easy & cost-effective hostess gift with the most perfect personal touch! Enjoy! (more…)


Ambrosia Holiday Gift Guides: For the Foodie

I like to think that I know a thing or two about food… it is both delicious & just so happens to be an integral part of my chosen career path! Ambrosia IS a health food store after all! So be sure to check out my gift guide for the foodie on your list HERE!


Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver”

Seneca, Moral Essays

AHHH. Okay so first off, to be quite frank… I was super skeptical as to how this whole newspaper doubling as wrapping paper situation would turn out, but I am actually blown away if I do say so myself! It is SO chic, yet simultaneously cost-effective & environmentally friendly which to me, is a win-win situation for all parties involved. I’ve been absolutely dying to try that environmentally friendly, rustic brown paper bag gift wrap that’s been blowing up Instagram over the past two Christmases, but thought I’d put my own little twist on it! Insert: Newspaper Gift Wrap! (more…)


December Bucket List

“I planned out our whole day. First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of tollhouse cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we’ll snuggle”

Buddy, Elf

As if your social calendar wasn’t already positively packed with an endless, sugar plum induced haze of  festive extravaganzas… I decided to bestow this perfectly curated Holiday Bucket List upon all of you today! So clear your agendas ladies & gents, there’s Christmas cheer to be had & copious amounts of eggnog & questionable fruit cake to be consumed; all gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, meat-free & of COURSE free from any, & all artificial colours &/or preservatives ;)… totally just kidding, it’s the holidays, & like the one time that I allow myself to eat ALL of the holiday foods… Anywho, here it is! (more…)


Guilt-Free, Diet-Free, Traditional Christmas Dinner

Post by Jamie Fairbairn, Holistic Nutrition Student & Competitive Water Skier

The countdown to Christmas dinner is ON! We all have our favourite traditional Christmas/Holiday dish – but the sugar and calories consumed during a meal like this can leave us feeling guilty the next day. Before you turn away from this post in disgust thinking “[gasp] she’s suggesting I ditch the stuffing and eat a green smoothie instead!”… do NOT worry! Know that I’m simply encouraging you to think differently – smartly– while preparing your family favs!! My family tried this on Thanksgiving and the meal was delicious! (more…)


Roundup: Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la!”

John Ceiriog Hughes

This weekend I channeled my inner Martha Stewart in a MAJOR way & made some ridiculously cute Eco-friendly Christmas decor! With a glass of vino in one hand & glue gun in the other (please don’t try that at home), I crafted my way through what my university self would have surely described as an incredibly dull Saturday evening… however “mature” me absolutely LOVED it!!! Read on for three Eco-friendly Christmas Decorations & the inspirations behind them! (more…)


Health Benefits of Your Holiday Favourites

“Eat, drink, & be merry”

What comes to mind when you think of the holidays? Spending quality time with family & friends typically rank at the top of the list, however a close second has to be the traditional holiday treats & feasts. Admittedly, the majority of  my holidays are spent eating a little too much & working out a lot less (leggings just so happen to be my very best friend during the holidays… well, any stretchy pant-like material really). Holiday food is the absolute BEST (I could practically drink cranberry sauce) & it’s even better because you get to enjoy it with your closest friends, family, & loved ones. The downside? Holiday feasts often contain a hefty amount of calories, so come New Years Eve I’m often struggling to squeeze into whatever outfit I have planned for the evening. Therefore I thought I’d list a few health benefits of some classic holiday favourites – so now you don’t have to feel so bad at the family dinner table!  😉 (more…)