Raj Thandhi

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Victoria BC: Girls Weekend Guide

Just before Christmas Salma and I got a rare opportunity to slip away from life, responsibilities (aka husbands & kids), and work stress to take both of our first ever girl’s trip! It’s kind of sad that neither of us…

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Word of the Year: 2017

I love January 1st. A new beginning, a clean slate, and an opportunity to reset for a new year. While I don’t believe in setting New Year’s resolutions, I do take time out for goal-setting, and creating some intentions for the…

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5 Last Minute Experience Gifts for Girlfriends

‘Tis the season of giving, and if you are anything like me, you are frantically buying last minute gifts. Every year I commit to starting early, doing some baking, DIY’ing some gifts, and being generally organized. Yet somehow, every year…

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Our Last Minute, No Stress Holiday Party Idea

Anyone who knows me can vouch for my love of entertaining. Nothing makes me happier than a house full of friends, and a kitchen full of food! This year though, I just couldn’t bring myself to put on a big…

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Chai Chat: Being a Mom Entrepreneur

The last few weeks I’ve been feeling like my kids are growing up way too fast, and this has me analyzing all the decisions I’ve made as a mom (even though I’m painfully aware that there is no changing them…

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Host a Holiday Chai Party

With the holiday season in full swing and invitations coming in daily, some of us (not me of course) might have just realized we forgot to plan a holiday get together. Thankfully, like always, chai can save the day. [You…

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Persian Inspired Jewelled Rice From the Pantry

A few weeks back I shared my plans to go on a 4 week pantry cleanse, and did a horrible job of posting updates – shocking! I’m happy to report that although I didn’t stick to the rigid grocery shopping…

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Making Your Partner a Priority in Your Marriage

Remember how I told you last week that marriage shouldn’t be hard work. Well it is. #hypocrite[Me, the Mr, and the World’s Largest Carrot Cake at a work event recently] Mr. T & I have been married for 15 years,…

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What I Wore: All Dressed Up

Recently a client (Guildford Town Centre) celebrated their 50th Anniversary and held some pretty special events to celebrate. One of those events was a VIP reception to kick off their attempt at setting a Guinness World Record for World’s Largest…

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The Weight of Grief

Most of my life I’ve been on the small/skinny side of the scale. Even after having kids my weight stayed around the comfortable space of about 120-125 pounds. (I’m 5’4″ tall, and according to Health Canada my idea weight is…

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Establishing Honesty and Intimacy in a New Marriage

We’ve all heard the expression ‘marriage is hard work’. I’ve never felt right about that saying – yes, it takes work to keep a marriage healthy, strong, and happy, but it’s not ‘hard’ work. To me it’s important work. And…

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