The last entry I submitted to this online journal of random thoughts and musings saw me reflect on my time in Toronto – a new place with new opportunities. A little over a month later, I’ve finally found the nerve to sit down, stretch my fingers, and type something worth sharing.
Three months into the most intensive program I’ve ever committed myself to and sometimes I feel like I’m drowning.
Public relations is no joke – a fact I thought I had grasped before I moved to Toronto. I was sure this program was it. I’d found my place. There was no looking back.
Most people, myself included, spend lots of time each week in their kitchen. Cooking, baking and cleaning are only a few of the tasks we perform. Whether you do all of these tasks out of necessity for your family or just for yourself, sometimes they can become very routine and quite boring. It is always fun to make your kitchen stand out in order to reignite your enthusiasm. With the kitchen tools you will see below, easily take your counters and cupboards from sensible to wacky.
The MIITO is an award-winning electric kettle. It might also be the easiest way to make you the perfect hot beverage. It creates an electromagnetic field, heating its metal and warming your drink. You will never have to worry about heating up your morning coffee or tea in the microwave again.
The Prep Pad
The Prep Pad is a great way to track your daily nutrition and food intake while you are preparing your food. With its “smart” technology, take the stress out of meal planning and just enjoy the cooking process. It can even give you an accurate breakdown of the calories, fat, protein and carbs in your meals.
SnackMan Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser
It is not very difficult to grab a bag of your favourite snack from your cupboard when you feel like something to eat. But, the SnackMan Motion-Activated Treat and Candy Dispenser is almost too cool not to have on your kitchen counter.
AdNArt Glass Water Bottle with Fruit Iceball Maker
This may seem shallow, but if you are looking for a way to impress your friends, then the AdNArt Glass Water Bottle with Fruit Iceball Maker is something you absolutely need. The silicone ball infuser allows you to freeze your favourite fruit in ice and serve it with a delicious drink.
The Muki Mug
The Muki is unlike any other coffee mug in your kitchen. Pair this piece of kitchen tech with its smartphone app and upload images that will then be displayed on the side of the Muki mug. The best part is the display is powered by the heat from your morning coffee or tea.
What is your favourite wacky kitchen tool? Comment below!
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Travelling is something meant to be enjoyed and not feared. Being prepared with some well-researched travel tips is a great way to take the stress out of the journey. Whether you’re travelling to London, Paris, Hong Kong or beyond, these 5 items are something every avid traveller should have in their bag.
A Good Book
Any seasoned traveller is used to long lines, delayed flights and other unexpected annoyances. In times like those, it’s great to have one of your favourite books on hand to pass the time. Not only will you be able to occupy your mind, but reading something familiar is a great way to de-stress when all you want to do is pull your hair out. Telegraph has a great list of the best travel books of all time.
A Laptop and Notebook
You never know when inspiration might hit because something as simple as a cluster of graffiti in Paris can bring out your creative side. It’s always a good idea to be prepared with either a laptop or a notebook in case you want to record your thoughts and feelings about what you see. You can also take down any information you might need for later.
A Camera or iPhone
I never know when something is going to catch my eye or when I’ll see something worth photographing. That’s why I always make sure to have a camera with me. Smartphone cameras can give you photographs that are just as high-quality as the most professional cameras, making iPhones a great alternative for a traveller who wants less to carry.
According to one esthetician, the recirculated air on airplanes only encourages dehydration. When you enter different climates (or an airplane where the air tends to be incredibly dry), your skin can react in less than flattering ways. The best thing I can recommend is to always carry a small tube of moisturizer.
A Light Snack
You never know when you’re going to be stranded in an unfamiliar location. With that being said, having something nourishing in your bag to snack on when you get hungry is an easy way to keep your blood sugar at the right level and avoid ill-timed headaches. Visit BuiltLean for some tips on how to eat healthy while travelling.
What’s one thing you always carry when you travel? Comment below!
1. Metals Bezel Wooden Picture Frame | 2. iPad Mini 2 | 3. Water Bottle with Fruit Infuser | 4. The Body Shop Shea Hand Cream | 5. Texturized Stucco Ceramic Oval Table Lamp
If you’re looking for new ways to maximize your desktop space, then consider planning it out like you would any other remodel. It’s easy to get bogged down in clutter, so take a moment to think about what you really need around you when you’re working.
For me, I like to have water to keep me hydrated, a photo or two to keep me inspired, a lamp for extra light, my iPad for creativity, and some hand cream to keep my skin from cracking, especially in the winter.
Remove everything that’s superfluous to getting your work done and anything that will only hinder your creativity. Too much stuff can sometimes have a detrimental effect on your productivity – at least it does for me.
What’s on your desktop? Leave a comment below!
[Graphic: Jordan D’Amico]