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Vida Glow – Marine Collagen Over the past few years, my skin has required much more attention and I always keep my eyes open for the best products and treatments. When I came across Vida Glow’s Marine Collagen supplement on Instagram, I must admit I was a bit skeptical. However, after reading their website and searching individual reviews, I discovered what it can do for our…

Easy BBQ Garlic Chicken with Pomegranate Marinade

This past week I received a delivery from Habibis Mediterranean Foods, an all natural, authentic Lebanese food company based in Vancouver. The package included a sampling of delicious products, along with some recipe recommendations that I was dying to try out. So, with an excuse to cook, we made Saturday night plans with friends. On the menu: Habibis Hummus and Black Bean dips, BBQ Garlic Chicken with…

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Women in Film Festival

Last weekend many of us watched the biggest and most successful in filmmaking at the Academy Awards collect their statues or be recognized with nominations for their work. During the broadcast, Louis C.K. joked how those nominees in the Documentary Short Film category would never be rich or famous for telling the stories they tell. “These people, this is documentary short film. … You cannot make a…

Rib Cage

a bird lives within my torso. In a cage I made of ribs. beady eyed, panic-stricken. he flings his tiny body, bashing against this prison of my making. desperately trying to break free.   he sings the darkest of songs. telling stories of a life wasted. Of risks not taken. threatening more profound connection, more fervent adventure. of all life could be if I…

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Pigott Road

On Pigott Road, the houses were all the same. Small, three bedroom bungalows with the living room up front, kitchen around back, and a laundry room on the side of the house. When invited over to a new friend’s house on the street, I was always dying with curiosity, my little heart pounding with anticipation to see what life was like in their bungalow….

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Guest Post: Personalizing your Rental Space by Alex & Lily

I am pleased to bring you a guest post today by Alexandra Cooper, Principal of Alex & Lily Home. Alex & Lily is located in Vancouver, BC and offers interior design, home organization and event planning services. No closet is too messy, no kitchen too small and no celebration too quiet to deserve Allie’s thoughtful attention and creativity. I have personally witnessed how Allie’s attention to detail…

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Natalia Anja

Natalia Anja will make you feel beautiful. I certainly felt that way after my first professional photoshoot with her this past fall.  After months of hard work on diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes, I decided it was time to do something for myself. I had also been wanting professional headshots taken for use on social media profiles and here at Things I’m Loving, so began…

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Kat Ciecierska

Kat Ciecierska’s energy is infectious. I’ve known her for a long time, and although we’ve both gone through various transformations over the years (as you do) I clearly recall her always having a positive outlook on life. This, I imagine, comes in handy when your job is helping others achieve their personal fitness goals. Kat is a personal trainer who has been in the…

Kate Senkow Who to Follow Instagram

Who to Follow

Instagram is my go-to social media platform. Countless posts by those I follow have motivated me to get some exercise in, go for a walk, prepare a meal from scratch, experiment with a recipe, or play with a new outfit combination. My appreciation of the app has a lot to do with being a bit of an aesthete. I’ve always deeply appreciated aesthetics and the visual nature of…

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i am loving… FRAME Denim, Fabletics, Ponchos and more

Chilly mornings, dark evenings, and setting our clocks back  leads me to deduce it really is November. Otherwise, I wouldn’t believe it. Time has passed too quickly. It’s not possible. “What, already?” My body is adjusting despite my heart’s efforts to the contrary. I crave movie nights in, long naps, cozy knits and scarves around my neck. Red wine with dinner (Oh, wait, that happens year…