The new Microsoft Surface Pro

Being on-the-go almost every day of the week, with a full-time job, and my other full-time job, my blog, I need the convenience of working not just at the office or at home, but anywhere. It wasn’t until recently when I got the chance to experience my creative side on the new Surface Pro, which is both, a computer and tablet. Cool combo, right?! This light-weight, chic device conveniently fits in my bag, without feeling too heavy or bulky, which helps make my travels easy!

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Having both options, a computer and a tablet allows me to not only do my blogging, but also get my creative side going. You can work on multiple projects all at once – talk about taking multi-tasking to the next level! I can easily write a blog post, and then move on to a presentation without any trouble. This convenience helps get my work done quickly and efficiently! I mean, what else can a girl who’s always on the go ask for, right?!

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The new Surface Pro has the ability to run large programs such as Adobe, one that I’m a big fan of, so that’s a huge time saver for me! I also learned that the newest version lasts 50% longer than the older models, which adds 5-6 hours. Plus, it has Intel Core i5 7th Gen Core built inside it, which means it works much faster! It also has high contrast and low glare, which makes it easier for me to get through the day without straining my eyes – I don’t feel as tired as I normally would after being on the computer.

I wasn’t so big on the artsy side until I got to play around with a few applications, such as: Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop CS6, MediaBang and Sketchbook Pro for Tablet – all worked really great!

The Surface Pen has improved on the sensor, which makes it easier to create images using many different pen settings like paint brush, chalk, pencil and much more! The cursor is always below the tip so you don’t have to worry if your pen is on an angle or not.

Overall, I am pretty impressed with both the artistic side and performance. I would totally recommend the new Surface Pro!

 

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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