April Love List

It’s that time of year for new beginnings, hope and Easter. I love the month of April for so many reasons - here are a few ideas to help you celebrate April and Spring!

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APRIL FOOLS DAY - APRIL 1ST
PB & JELLY DAY - APRIL 2ND
SPRING CLEANING WITH YOUR FAVOURITE TUNES
TREAT YOURSELF TO NEW RAINBOOTS FOR APRIL SHOWERS
GRILLED CHEESE DAY - APRIL 12TH
GOOD FRIDAY - APRIL 19
DYE EGGS
EASTER SUNDAY - APRIL 21
BLOW BUBBLES
CREATE A FLOWER WREATH
WATCH AN AUDREY HEPBURN MOVIE

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Best Subscription Boxes for Women

Who doesn’t love to receive pretty packages in the mail? Especially when those packages are filled with goodies curated just for your lifestyle and what you love. Here are our top picks for subscription boxes for women!

THE BOUQS CO.

FOR THE LOVER OF FLORALS AND ALL THINGS PRETTY.

FOR THE LOVER OF FLORALS AND ALL THINGS PRETTY.

Singles Swag  is the first monthly subscription service designed exclusively for  single  women.  Treat yourself with some fabulous swag!

Singles Swag is the first monthly subscription service designed exclusively for single women.
Treat yourself with some fabulous swag!

For the bra addict and lover of all things pretty.

For the bra addict and lover of all things pretty.

A CURATED SELECTION OF POPSUGAR EDITORS PICKS OF A WIDE VARIETY OF PRODUCTS.

A CURATED SELECTION OF POPSUGAR EDITORS PICKS OF A WIDE VARIETY OF PRODUCTS.

FOR THE WINE LOVER.

FOR THE WINE LOVER.

Top 5 Cafes for Lady Bosses in Toronto

We know working from home has it’s good and bad points. It definitely is convenient to work from home, no over-head for office space and simple to get back to the desk after dropping off your little ones at school. But sometimes you have to get out - whether it’s to meet with clients, your kindred business spirit or simply to have a cup of coffee and change your scenery.
We have put together our top 5 cafes for the lady boss in Toronto.

MAMAN TORONTO

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photo credit : Dineen Coffee co.

photo credit : Dineen Coffee co.

photo credit: Scout Magazine

photo credit: Scout Magazine

photo credit: Riverside TO

photo credit: Riverside TO

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A Fabulous Event Planner

COCOLILY & CO. is on the search for a fabulous Lead Event Planner!
This is a freelance position for all SIGNATURE COCOLILY EVENTS.

Ideally we would love to work with an established event planner who has their own business OR looking for part-time occasional work throughout the year.

This is open to freelance event planners and/or those who currently have an event planning/management business. You have to be familiar with managing events that involve both vendors and consumers/the general public.

We are looking at collaborating with one Lead Event Planner to assist with all of our signature events which include The Original Wedding Soiree and The Original Baby Soiree.

This would involve managing vendors, logistics, sourcing & managing event volunteers, and of course day of management. 
Generally this requires one month of work prior to the event with a few meetings a year in advance to go over logistics, floor plan, etc.

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YOU MUST.............

  • be Fluent in English

  • have excellent written and oral communication

  • have experience in customer service  

  • have a valid Ontario Driver’s License and reliable access to a vehicle  

  • have a passion for planning events

  • have an amazing personality

  • be able to work under pressure and tight deadlines

  • be familiar with Google Drive

  • be extremely detailed

  • be overly organized

  • be able to manage event vendors

  • be able to manage event volunteers 

  • love working with people

  • have experience managing events of over 100 + people

  • have some marketing/social media knowledge

  • love collaborating with others 

  • share the motto of community over competition

WHAT IS REQUIRED..........

  • assist with sourcing a venue for upcoming SIGNATURE COCOLILY EVENTS

  • venue site inspections

  • manage event vendors 

  • source and manage event volunteers

  • manage logistics of all events alongside the Managing Director of COCOLILY & Co.

  • be on-site day before event

  • be on-site day of the event

  • day of event management

QUALITIES REQUIRED............

  • creativity and ability to think quickly on your feet 

  • being able to come up with possible solutions to any given situation.

  • professional appearance; proper grooming, well dressed, chic hair, make-up, etc.

  • highly personable.

  • Meticulously organized and attentive to details.

  • Extremely capable at multi-tasking.

  • Consistently punctual.

  • Able to successfully relate to a wide variety of personality types.

  • Able to remain calm and think clearly throughout periods of immense stress.

how to apply:

Please contact us via cocolilyandco {at} gmail {dot} com with subject LEAD EVENT PLANNER and send us the following information:

  • Link to your company website and experience

  • If you don’t have a company website, please provide us with your resume

  • A short note to let us know why you think you’d be ideal for this role

We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully finding the most fabulous Lead Event Planner to collaborate with!

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Featured : Naturally A Goddess

Naturally A Goddess is committed to bringing you a completely safe and natural product that you feel good about using on yourself and your family.

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Natural soap bars encourage moisture as it leaves the natural oils on your skin, aids in moisturizing your skin leaving it supple and hydrated as it gently cleans the skin.

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Rose Water Face Wash.
Rosewater deeply cleanses and moisturizes the skin, while maintaining the skin’s natural PH balance. It contains anti-inflammatory, astringent and antibacterial properties. Rosewater can effectively tone, moisturize, nourish and cleanse the skin without clogging the pores.

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Fabulous Giveaway!
Enter to win 1 of the 2 items from Naturally A Goddess.

Visit our Facebook page or Instagram page for details.

February Picks

A few of my favourite picks TO CLOSE OFF February IN A FABULOUS WAY!

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Wunderkind Child Pillow | ROBOT AND DINO | $59.00

The all-natural buckwheat hull filling of this Canadian-made pillow will mold to the shape of your child’s head and provide head and neck support.  The filling is breathable and will help keep your child cool and comfortable. The removable outer cover is machine washable.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR COCOLILY LOVELIES!
Save 10% on your entire order with
promo code COCOLILYLOVE10

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Soho Mini - Clay Grey | PAMUK & CO. | $23.99

This striped, color-blocked hand towel is luxurious and modern-looking. Woven from 100% natural Turkish cotton, it’s designed to be extra-soft to the touch. The Soho Mini is highly absorbent, dries quickly and is the perfect complement to any bath or kitchen décor as a hand towel.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR COCOLILY LOVELIES!
Receive a 25% discount.  Upon check-out simply add the discount code "cocolily"  to apply!

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Lavender Lullaby for Baby | NATURALLY A GODDESS | $8.75

This is their softest bar yet! It’s mild and gentle for your baby’s soft and precious skin. The light aroma of lavender essential oil will provide calming and soothing feelings, as well as sooth occasional skin irritations. The calendula plant is amazing for the skin and perfect if you have sensitive skin. It has excellent moisturizing properties, nourishes the skin, is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR COCOLILY LOVELIES!
Receive a 10% discount.  Upon check-out simply add the promo code COCOLILY.

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personalized sugar cookies | LITTLE ROSE COOKIE CO. | PRICE VARIES

Little Rose Cookie Co. specializes in personalized sugar cookies for every occasion. Each cookie is baked from scratch and custom designed to your style or theme, and you can be sure your special event will be one to remember with these decadent treats!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR COCOLILY LOVELIES!
Use the code COCOLILY for 10% off on the website when ordering cookies.

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February Love List

Love is all around and it makes the world go ‘round. We call this month the Love Month! Here are a few of our favourite things for February - hopefully you can make some time for some ideas below and definitely make time for yourself xxo


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Put up Valentine’s Day decor
Get a pink manicure/pedicure complete with champagne
Bake sweet treats
Have a Galentine’s Day Brunch

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Pink floral arrangement for your desk
Light sweet smelling candles
Curl up in bed with a good book
Create a loving affirmation to say from this day on
Go out for breakfast with your little one
Wear red lipstick
Buy yourself chocolates
Go on a weekend getaway
Buy that thing on Amazon that you have had in your wishlist for an eternity
Host a Cupid’s Tea Party
Indulge in a Valentine’s bubble bath
Enjoy a heart-shaped donut
Write yourself a love letter, literally put it in the mail, and send it to yourself

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Lifestyle Changes for Happy + Healthy Living

Five Part Series : Part Two

Here is part two of our Lifestyle Changes Series that will hopefully continue to inspire you xxo

 

HEALTHY GREENS.
Try to sneak in something green and healthy into your diet The best way to do this would be one smoothie per day. A simple smoothie recipe can include kale, your favourite protein powder, handful of almonds or almond butter, your choice of fruit, pumpkin seeds, maca powder, cinnamon and you’re done!

HEALTHY SNACKS.
Always have something healthy to snack on in your purse or desk drawer - we recommend almonds or walnuts.

EAT SLOWLY.
Eat slowly if you can. Sometimes we are in a rush or as moms, we tend to just eat as we go and cook/feed the kids/clean. In a perfect world, we would have dinner with friends each night, good conversation, wine and that way we’d be able to eat slower BUT it’s not always going to happen that way. At least aim for twice a week to sit down with your meal and really enjoy it.

MINI STRETCH.
While you are working, try to step away from your desk at least once every hour. Even if you take a nice long stretch and look away from your computer or get a glass of water - it’ll help your body to take this mini break.

 

LAUGH AND GIGGLE.
Laugh as often as possible. Watch your favourite comedy or get together with a good friend and share some laughs. It really is the best medicine.

PRACTICE GRATITUDE.
When you wake up and open your eyes, note quietly one reason why you are grateful in that particular moment - it can be anything from your cozy warm bed to the sunshine to your ears, which are able to listen and hear music. And then before you go to sleep, once again note quietly one reason why you are grateful - it could be something that happened to you, something you accomplished, your family, etc.

MORNING RITUAL.
Create a morning ritual that you will enjoy and look forward to every day. A few ideas for morning rituals can include:
- say a short mantra or prayer
- read an inspirational quote
- practice gratitude
- meditation
- yoga stretches for 10 minutes
- listen to music
- drink one glass of water

 

RISE EARLY.
There’s something about waking up early to start your day. You won’t feel rushed and you might have time to sneak in a warm cup of coffee before getting the kiddos out the door for school.

PRACTICE SELF-CARE.
Find time for yourself at least once a week and pick something that you love to do, something new such as a new class or course, or simply just relax. You need to do this and take re-charge so you can take care of your family, business, etc.

ESSENTIAL OILS.
Diffuse essential oils that will help you relax, focus or unwind - depending on your mood.

DON’T SEND WHEN ANGRY.
Don’t send emails or text messages when you are angry. The ideal thing to do is write it out, let your feelings out and then delete it once the anger goes away.

xxo



 
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Valentine's Day Ideas with Kids

Celebrating love with your little ones is truly precious, especially when they are still little and want to snuggle up with you. Here are a few of our favourite ideas for Valentine’s Day.

Movie Night.
It’s the perfect thing to do if its cold out and you all just want to snuggle up together. Bring out the pillows and blankets, and get comfy for a Valentine’s Day favourite like A Charlie Brown Valentine or a sweet Disney classic.

Tic Tac Toe Valentines.

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Teach your kids how to play tic-tac-toe with these cute valentines. After playing, they can have the chocolate candies as a Valentine’s Day treat.

Hot Chocolate Date.
Spend some quality time at your local cafe and order some yummy hot chocolate along with a special cookie.

Decorate with Love.
Put up sweet decorations around the house to celebrate the day.

Fun Snack.
Treat yourselves to a fun snack such as Valentine's Popcorn (White Chocolate Popcorn)

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Sweet Breakfast.
Make heart-shaped pancakes for breakfast.

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Read Together.
Read Valentine’s Day themed books such as Llama Llama I Love You and Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!

Love Notes.
Make the morning a little extra special by posting love notes on their doors. We love this idea from Coffee Cups and Crayons.

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