Voulez Vous Coucher avec Cilque this Valentine’s Day!

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This Valnetine’s Day – treat that special someone to a little bit of luxury in the bedroom. I fell in love with Toronto-based company Cilque – known for its opulent line of 100% bedding and apparel that adds glamour to any bedroom. From the Smoke and Mirrors Lustrous Sheet Set and 100% Silk Pillow Cases to the Double-sided Champagne Kimono Robe and Classic Silk Eye Mask – this Vday, you don’t have to know her size to hit a home run in the gift department! As a bonus – silk has added great benefits she’ll love, such as anti-aging, extended blow outs, hypoallergenic materials, comfort and style! It’s the gift that keeps on giving! Even if you’re not shopping for anyone in particular this Vday, you never need an excuse to treat yourself – it’s totally worth it!

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Genuine Health – White Chocolate Cranberry No Bake Cookies

Genuine Health - White Chocolate Cranberry No Bake Cookies

Getting back into a healthy routine after indulging over the holidays can be challenging. That’s why I like to find different little ways to sneak my protein into treats to make it easier. I find that getting myself to work out isn’t the problem, but making sure I make the right choices in the kitchen is where I struggle. I always count on Genuine Health to get me back to where I need to be. My go-to choice is the fermented vegan proteins+ because it’s the first and only fully fermented vegan protein on the market that doesn’t make you feel bloated!

Here’s how to make my favorite cookies at home…

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups oat flour
  • 1/4 Cup coconut flour, sifted
  • 1/4 Cup coconut sugar
  • 1 Scoop fermented vegan proteins+, vanilla flavour
  • 1/2 Cup natural peanut butter, smooth
  • 1/2 Cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 Cup white chocolate chips, dairy-free
  • 1/4 Cup dried cranberries, unsweetened

Instructions: 

1.  Line a baking sheet or platter with parchment paper and set aside.

2.  In a bowl, combine oat flour, coconut flour, coconut sugar and fermented vegan proteins+. Mix well.

3.  Warm the peanut butter in the microwave. Stir in the melted nut butter and the maple syrup. Mix well.

4.  Add the white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. Mix well.

5.  Form into small bite sized balls with your hands and press onto the parchment paper to form a cookie shape.

6.  Freeze for 10 minutes or refrigerate for 30 minutes until firm.

 

 

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CIBC AIR CANADA® AC CONVERSION™ VISA* PREPAID CARD

dsc_1708After traveling outside of the country a few times this year, it’s no surprise I got the travel bug, however, having a budget has me more cautious spending money when abroad. So when I was introduced to CIBC’s newest card, CIBC Air Canada AC Conversion VISA Prepaid Card, I was curious to see what they could offer versus using a regular VISA while traveling to another country.

Conveniently, I got to take the AC Conversion card out for a test drive in Miami a couple weeks ago. I found it very beneficial to use while dining in/out, paying for multiple taxis trips and purchasing clothing at local retailers. Using the card helped me stay on target when it came to expenses because I was able to lock in a foreign exchange rate, and knew exactly how much I’d be spending  and didn’t have to worry about fluctuating currencies. I also didn’t have to worry about bringing along much cash, as transactions are mostly done through an easy tap of the card!

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We all know it can get costly with exchanging currencies, however after doing some research with the CIBC Air Canada AC Conversion card, I found it has a lot of great features, such as – loading up to 10 currencies on one card at the same time while easily managing it without the rates fluctuating; there are no additional fees incurred when using it at retailers wherever Visa is accepted (bonus!), and you can conveniently move funds between currencies wherever you are in the world using their app (just like you would use a Starbucks card. Yes. It’s that easy!), and withdrawing money from a local ATM automatically in the local currency (one free withdrawal per country per month). These noted features helped make my trip to Miami easy breezy, and stress-free, without worrying if the dollar is going to fluctuate on a daily basis, as I knew what it was at before traveling.

Not only is this card great for someone who is budget cautious, but it’s also the perfect gift for the holidays, or even for friends that are in need of a wedding gift for a honeymoon if they plan to travel abroad.

Available currencies on this card include:

  • Australian dollar-AUD
  • Canadian dollar-CAD
  • Euro-EUR
  • Great British pound-GBP
  • Hong Kong dollar-HKD
  • Japanese yen-JPY
  • Mexican peso-MXN
  • Swiss franc-CHF
  • Turkish lira-TRY
  • U.S. dollar-USD

Here’s the bonus! There are no fees to activate your AC Conversion card, and even though your card has an expiry date, your funds don’t! So there’s no need to panic. All you have to do is contact their Cardholder Services for a new one!

Order your CIBC Air Canada AC Conversion card here! For FAQ click here!

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