Friday Favourites: Top 5 Posts from January

Hello Lovely,

Can you believe that January has come and gone? We had a lot of fun this month. We got a head start on our workout journey, looked at a few healthy recipes, and invested in keeping our skin healthy and hydrated. With only four days left in the month, we're looking back on what your favourite posts were so far.

The post you liked the most was our 21 Day Challenge Simply Fit Board. I shared about my workout journey and my motivation to get fit. Monday will be the last day of the challenge so I can't wait to share my results!

You loved Mechelle's review on her favourite natural soaps. Did any of you try it out yet? We'd love to know how you took care of your skin this month!


Mechelle's Sweet Potato Breakfast Boat was another hit! Who knew you could bake an egg inside of a sweet potato? This recipe is so easy to make, it would make a great brunch meal to serve for friends and family.

Infused Waters are all the rage! With many variations that offer different health benefits, Mechelle shared a great recipe for Cucumber Lemon-Lime Infused Water. If you missed it, check it out below.

Lastly, we kicked the year off by sharing how we spent the holidays. We love getting personal with you guys and reliving precious moments with friends and families.

Did your favourite post make the list? What did you like most about what we covered this month on the blog? What would you like to see more of? Share your favourite posts with us in the comment section below!

Hello January

Hello 2017!

Can we all agree that 2016 SUCKED?!I mean seriously, Trump, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, George Michael, Prince? Even Drake finally moved on from Rihanna and hooked up with J-Lo. Like WTF 2016? Going into the end of the year, I was so eager to look at all the positive things that happened over the year, which was made easier by my positive jar. Remember in the beginning of the year when I encouraged everyone to write down positive moments as they happened on sticky notes and put them in a jar to read on New Year's Eve? I went through three different jars because I kept running out of space. It's a great practice, and if you didn't get to do it last year, I would recommend you trying it this year.

So, what are we doing this year on Life by Olivia? I'm so glad you asked! We're sticking to our Monday-Friday schedule for blog posts with more activity on the Facebook page including weekends to keep you inspired all week long. We'll be bringing more workout guides including my personal weight loss journey. You can expect much more DIY projects and tutorials, including DIY beauty treatments. We even have a new project we're working on to bring you guys free online workshops, all leading up to Meet Ups later this year! Of course, you can always expect great healthy, guilt-free recipes all year long.

This year is going to be great, but it’s you guys that make it so awesome! What kinds of posts are you looking forward to this year? Is there anything you want to see more of, maybe even less of? Let us know in the comment section below!

Olivia's Love Letters: We Need a Resolution!

Huzzah! We have just completed the first full week of 2016, everyone! Give yourself a pat on the back! You made it! We're wrapping up resolution week on the blog and I hope you guys got some inspiration for what your New Years resolutions will or even completed some aspect of it! My blog journal is full of fresh new ideas for the year for and I can't wait to share them all with you! I'm more motivated than ever to make this the best year yet. If your New Year’s resolutions include stepping up your fitness routine, maintaining a balanced diet, reading more, trying new recipes or hair routines, eating out more, or revamping your wardrobe, you might want to keep reading…

This month on the blog you can expect to hear all about health and wellness. From workouts that you can do on your lunch break to learning the best toning moves for your whole body, I can already tell that this year is going to be a healthy one. A new year calls for a new wardrobe, right? I have a fresh batch of January style tips to share with you as well as a dedication to sewing more! 

Trust me when I say that you don’t want to miss out on all of this goodness…

What would you like to see more of on the blog this year? 

Share your thoughts in the comments!