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Celebrate The Winter Solstice In Style!

Written by Teresa Te on November 3, 2017

This year, the winter solstice – also known as Blue Christmas – is on December 21st. If you’re sick of the same old lame Christmas parties with bad music, eggnog and awful sweaters, it might be time to create your own tradition and celebrate like out pagan ancestors. Since our culture is mostly secular these days anyway, it makes more sense to celebrate the solstice as the halfway point of winter: the shortest day of the year and the longest night. It is a way of paying tribute to the nature of our galaxy and the astronomical changes, which can feel more appropriate if you are not particularly religious. Additionally, Christmas can feel like a decadent celebration of capitalism and overconsumption while having a potluck and drinking some good wine on the shortest day of the year is more a celebration of community and personal connections.

In this post, we’ll recommend several ideas that you could implement rather than the same old worn out Christmas traditions. (more…)

When Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Written by Teresa Te on October 28, 2017

You’ve seen the commercials and advertisements for personal injury attorneys, but you never thought you’d need one. But here you are, in a situation where you’re hurt, frustrated, and afraid.

You’ve been injured, but you aren’t sure what the process of hiring an attorney involves, or even whether you need one. The fact that you’re being critical about your situation is good. (more…)

More Like “Me”: 3 Tips For Reclaiming Your Pre-Baby Body

Written by Teresa Te on October 21, 2017

Having a baby is like becoming a new person. Before, you lived for yourself, but now another human being’s life depends on your care. The shift in identity is dramatic, but for many women, it’s easier to adjust to than the physiological impact of childbearing.

Bearing a baby results in significant bodily changes that go beyond baby weight, and it can be hard to bounce back from the experience, especially if you’re also dealing with post-partum depression. That’s why, if you’re a new mom, it’s crucial to take some time to focus on yourself. (more…)

Home Improvements To Help With Canadian Winters

Written by Teresa Te on October 21, 2017

Canadian winters can be long and rough, combining the problems of freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, ice and strong winds. If you want to protect your home from the harshness of Canadian winter, here are some home improvements that you should consider.

1. Windows

Old windows are a major culprit for cold air getting indoors — if you try to ignore this by turning up the heat, they will also make your hydro bills rise. To avoid sitting in the cold, replace your old windows with high-quality energy-efficient windows — the windows should be professionally installed and sealed with caulking, in order to have the best results. To find out more about how you can winterize your home with high-quality windows, you can visit the Casa Bella Windows & Doors Blog for information and tips on window styles, materials and installation. Casa Bella Windows & Doors is an experienced Toronto-based windows and doors company that has helped countless homeowners protect themselves from the cold of Canadian winter. (more…)

4 Fun Ways To Eat Mochi Ice Cream

Written by Teresa Te on October 11, 2017

Ice cream is a wonderfully versatile dessert — it can be scooped in a cone, sandwiched between cookies, blended into a milkshake or dropped into root beer. Much like traditional ice cream, mochi ice cream can be served and savored in many different ways. If you want to do more than eat your mochi ice cream right out of the box, here are four fun ways to get your fill.

Mochi ice cream is a velvety sphere of premium ice cream covered in sweetened rice dough called “mochi.” Eating this dessert is a delightful experience — in one bite, melt-in-your-mouth mochi will give way to cool velvety ice cream. If you want to get your hands on this treat, go to the website for MyMo Mochi Ice Cream to see all of the outstanding flavors you could try. (more…)