You guys, it’s been one of those weeks. I actually don’t even have the energy to tell you about it right now – not when I have more interesting things to share with you! Hope you are all doing well – let me know something about your week in the comments. What has been a highlight for you? I’m linking up again with Pink Chai Living, The Write Balance and Love Laugh Mirch to bring you 3 things this lovely Thursday. If you are a blogger and wish to link up, please do so by visiting any of the hosts!

1. Shopping with Salma #SalmaAndTaslimGoShopping

Some of you will cringe when I say this, but I don’t actually like shopping. I don’t know if it’s because I am always rushed through the process by 1 or more children. Or if it’s because of the whole trying on clothes in stuffy change rooms part (and realizing I have the wrong size, but feeling too annoyed to go back and grab another size). One person who doesn’t understand this part of me is my friend Salma from The Write Balance. She loves to shop – and not only does she love it, but she is GOOD at it! This girl knows her stuff, and I trust that she won’t make me go broke spending an afternoon with her at Coquitlam Centre. She’s trendy AND thrifty, and I think that is a good combination in a friend, don’t you? She has promised me snack and water breaks so I don’t make like a toddler and melt down. All joking aside, this is something I really need to do. My body has changed sizes so many times over the last few years that I literally don’t have any Spring/Summer clothes left. I am starting with 2 T-shirts and 2 pairs of shorts, and a handful of tank tops.

Check out our board on Pinterest where we’ve been pinning outfits we like. This was Salma’s brilliant idea, her way of analyzing my style before we dive in. (Smart girl!) Follow #SalmaAndTaslimGoShopping on Twitter and Instagram to see what we’re up to on Sunday!

What would YOU recommend we add to the shopping list?

2. A Fair and Shred-A-Thon

If you have a mountain of paper threatening to take over your home or office, you need to bring it down to Newton Town Centre on Saturday May 2 between 9 am and 1 pm. Hollywood 3 Cinemas and Amenida Senior Care Home are teaming up to raise funds for Variety – the Children’s Charity. They will have Super Save Shredding onsite, ready to shred your bags/boxes of paper by donation. 100% of proceeds go straight to the charity. In addition to that, there is a family-friendly fair right in the parking lot! Plenty of food, drink, live entertainment and of course, cartoons running throughout the day in the theatre. Check out their poster below for more details!



3. Zomato

Sometimes things float across my desk (Don’t you just love that image? Like actual paper slowly floating this way and that like a feather, until finally landing softly on my keyboard)…anyway – sometimes things come through my inbox that I think you might like to know about, and #3ThingsThursday is the place where you will find those things. Here’s what I learned about Zomato from the email:

Zomato is an online and mobile restaurant search and discovery service, providing in-depth information for over 1 million restaurants across 22 countries. It only just launched in North America last Friday! So, if you hadn’t heard of it before, no worries – you can say you heard it here first!

Zomato’s core content features include menus, photos, and geocoded coordinates for restaurants. The Zomato team works hard to make sure this information is all up to date for you – and if you live in the Metro Vancouver area, they have nearly 7500 cafes, restaurants and bars listed.

Users can rate and review the restaurants, as well as create their own network of foodies. Photos can be uploaded and friends can be tagged. You can download the Zomato – Food & Restaurant Finder app for free and go from there.

Bon appetit!