Monday, 25 August 2014

Delicious and Affordable Food at Cheddar's

Our family appreciates a good meal. That's why we love Cheddar's. Not only can we sip yummy drinks and eat amazing food, but the comfy seats and pleasant service make the restaurant the perfect place for a Friday night family dinner, a quick midweek lunch, or leisurely drinks, dessert and conversation.

Cheddar's Casual Cafe started as a single location in Arlington, Texas in 1979. Now, with over 130 Cheddar's restaurants across America, the company proudly maintains its original values ("quality food", "fair price" and "comfortable atmosphere") at every location.

Not convinced? Don't just take our word for it! In 2012, Zagat ranked Cheddar's the nation's No.1 full-service restaurant chain as well as Top Overall American Cuisine, the Top Rated Food and Top Rated Decor and Facilities. Additionally, Consumer Reports named Cheddar's #1 in the Pub Style or Grill Category in 2009 and 2012.

Check out some of our family's favourite menu items below:

Cheddar's Iced Teas (sweetened or unsweetened) and lemonades are thirst-quenching and divine! /  The honey butter croissants are always made fresh. Warm and light, we dare you to eat just one! / These burgers are delicious, and the price is right. You can't go wrong with a side of fries or cole slaw, either.
Cheddar's vegetable plate offers practically endless combinations of satisfying, mostly vegetarian options. Here's what we ordered last time:

Have you ever been to Cheddar's? What's your go-to order?

Full disclosure: We were not in any way compensated for this post. We simply love to share our favourite places and events with readers!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Back To School Must-Haves: 3 Styles

School is back in session for our American friends, and about to start for Canadians. Here's a round up of must have items for high school and college students' bags and entrepreneurs' home offices.

Best In Class: Tried and true, best bang for your buck school supplies that are easy to find at your favourite big box store, drugstore or on Amazon.
Best In Class: School Supplies

Put The Fun In Functional: Fun stuff that actually makes you want to study.
Put The Fun In Functional: School Supplies

This Desk Has Class: Elegant office supplies for the design-oriented.
This Desk Has Class: School Supplies

What are your back to school must-haves?

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Perfect Pastels You Can Wear Into Spring

It certainly doesn't feel like spring here in Toronto-- in fact, it snowed again last week!-- but that doesn't mean you can't start prepping your wardrobe for the warm weather ahead.

Start mixing some pretty pastel pieces into your go-to cold weather look, and you'll be set for spring! Here's how:

Layer a pastel-hued cardigan over your outfit for a cozy new look. Come spring, you can swap your heavy winter coat for the sweater.

Pastels: Cute Cardis

Cute accessories can spice up even the most basic of outfits.

Pastels: Accessorize

Go all out with a sky blue dress, coral pants or sunshine yellow skirt.

Pastels: Go All Out

What's your favourite way to wear pastels?


Monday, 10 February 2014

Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas For Single Gals

Valentine's is in just a few days, and although you don't have romantic plans anyway (who needs boys?!), there's no reason you can't celebrate-- even if you're short on time and cash.

Wear some cute lingerie. Make your own heart go pitter-patter!

Pretty up your apartment with a DIY paper Valentine's Day wreath.

For more ideas, check out my Pinterest board, Be Your Own Valentine.

What are you doing for Valentine's Day?

Monday, 27 January 2014

Feeling Burned Out? Why Don't You...

When you're busy all the time, caring for a family, having a social life, working on a business and doing the 9 to 5, it can be hard to remember to take care of yourself. But when you're this busy is exactly when you need it most.

So why don't you...

Take a day off. We know how hard it can be to cancel plans, call in sick and delegate cooking and cleaning to someone else, but just for today, try it. Spend all morning in bed, go to a movie, give your credit card a bit of a workout at that great new sale. Whatever it is, take some time just for you.

Make some tea. It's like a vacation in a cup!

Curl up with a good book. Get away from it all without leaving your couch! We recommend these books.

Go on an adventure. A change of pace can make all the difference! Do something you've never done before (whether it's tame or a little bit crazy). Taste sashimi. Wear thigh high boots. Go skydiving. A little something different can jolt you out of the slump you're in. And who knows? You might discover your new favourite thing!

Subscribe to a new magazine. Lin loves Law of Attraction and Live Happy. Becca's fave magazines are Bust and Shameless. Try reading something different for a little inspiration.

Pay it forward. Buy a stranger a cup of coffee, volunteer at an organization you care about or send fun snail mail or an e-card to a friend who lives far away.

Your turn: How do you cope with emotional exhaustion?

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