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January 3, 2019

2018 was quite the year: I faced some of my biggest fears and I'm in a completely differently headspace than just 365 days ago. Here are 3 things I learned:

September 13, 2018

Weight's such a funny thing, eh? I've decided the only weight I care about is how much I can load on the bar, so I started personal training at Iron North Studio. Here's my experience so far plus a flash sale on their training packages!

August 10, 2017

Local startup SonaClothing.ca has made swimsuit shopping FUN. I'm sharing pics of my new suits (chunky bits and all) and I've got a $500 worldwide giveaway!

March 7, 2017

I love bows. I have necklaces with bows, shoes with bows, shirts with bows, and of course, headbands with bows. In fact, it's probably my biggest style hack: if you've got no time and are dashing out the door, slap on some vibrant lippy, stick a bow...

January 24, 2017

The new year is 24 days old. How's it treating you so far? Are you still working towards your goals for 2017? Have you had some wins? Challenges? This year, rather than making a new year's resolution I set an intention. Sort of a broad theme for my y...

December 6, 2016

You guys, I can't even. 10,000 of you entered my massive #613giftguide giveaway in just one day! I'm pumped that YOU'RE pumped for all things local, so I've put together another guide packed with great finds. And I've got a new giveaway with $1000 in...

September 30, 2016

Exactly a year ago today I hit the big old "ON" button on a little slice of the internet called amyin613.com. That's right, today's my first blog-a-versary! And my gosh, what a year it's been.

In the lead up to my launch last fall, I received countles...

August 22, 2016

My favourite local gym, Iron North Studio in Hintonburg, just turned one year old. One year! I'm not a gym person AT ALL but co-owners Sam and Jenna (that's them down there) have built a place where even I feel comfortable and welcome. And I couldn't...

April 8, 2016

Last year I ran the Ottawa Race Weekend 10k. It was my first time attempting that distance. I did train for it, and by training I mean I jogged around the neighbourhood a few times a week. When I felt like it. When it wasn't too hot, too cold, or too...

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