When I used to work downtown, the “PATH” or shopping concourse was both a convenience and a curse. I would start my day in the food court with a breakfast sandwich and a tea or coffee, and I would have some sort of fast food for lunch. Sure, there were healthier options, but there were only so many $12 salads that I could afford! I probably spent $2500 a year on coffees and lunches and I worked downtown for 10 years – CRAZY! For the past three years, ever since I started working from home, I make myself a smoothie every weekday for lunch. Not only has this been an economical choice for me, but a super healthy one too!

IMG_0887My signature smoothies always include a variety of fresh or frozen fruits, spinach and yogurt, among other things that I find at my local health food store. When I heard about the new iögo large yogurt pouches, I was thrilled because they’re perfect for someone who goes through as much yogurt as I do!

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Have you heard the news? FREE COFFEE is back at McCafé from February 29 – March 6! Celebrate the McCafé Free Coffee promotion by sending your loved ones a coffee gram for a small hot brewed coffee! With so many McDonald’s locations, it’s easy to find one that’s convenient for you and a friend or loved one to catch up for a little coffee date. When it’s free, there’s no excuse! Who would you send a coffee gram to?

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Coffee grams are super cute and easy to send! Simply visit www.mcdonalds.ca/mccafegram to create your customized coffee gram. Pick a date to send it and share it via Twitter, Facebook or email. Don’t forget to use hashtag, #McCaféFreeCoffee to join the social conversation!

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Christmas is only 9 days away and I’m sure we all have a few new tech goodies on our holiday wish list or shopping list! Sometimes it’s not just a new device we’re coveting, but perhaps some unique accessories that make our devices more fun and functional! Whatever you do for work or play, Best Buy Mobile has what you need to stay connected.

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Did you know that Best Buy has more than 50 stand-alone Best Buy Mobile stores across Canada? They offer one-stop shopping for devices and accessories, with a selection of wireless service providers to compare and choose from. I’d like to give my iPhone a new look for 2016, so I checked out Best Buy Mobile for some new cases – keep reading to see my wish list!

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It’s hard to believe it’s been six months since I kicked off the racing season at Woodbine Racetrack – time flies when you’re having fun and the sun is shining! During the 2015 racing season, I went #OffToTheRaces for four events at Woodbine.

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I wouldn’t call myself a gambler by any means, but Woodbine offers your first bet free at many of their racing events and it’s always fun to pick a pony and see what happens!

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What are you up to this Sunday afternoon? I’ll be heading #OffToTheRaces at Woodbine Racetrack for the Pattison Canadian International at 1pm. This event is one of Woodbine’s most prestigious, next to The Queen’s Plate – world-class horse racing, international food and a free scarf for everyone upon entry! As usual, parking, admission and your first bet are also FREE.

Pattison Canadian International Fashion, food, fun and freebies! Round up your friends and head to Woodbine Racetrack this Sunday October 18th for the Pattison Canadian International event and races.

Don’t forget, you also have the chance to WIN a $1000 Woodbine gift card for simply snapping a selfie of yourself at the track and posting it to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #OffToTheRaces! See you there?

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Can’t make it to the track in person? Watch the Pattison Canadian International live on TSN5 and follow @DaintyGirl_TO and @WoodbineRacing on Twitter and Instagram for real-time #WoIntl updates – giddy up!