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Win Passes to @FieldTrip 2014 w/ @ArtsandCrafts!

Win Passes to @FieldTrip 2014 w/ @ArtsandCrafts!

I went last year. It was awesome. I’m giving away two weekend passes from the peeps at Arts & Crafts + Field Trip and I would LOVE to see you there. They were awesome to hook me up with a pair of passes too, so when you win we can jam together. There are so many great bands! See below to win passes.

Travel and accommodations not included. Open to all ages. Bring your kids, your mom, your grandpa, it’s fun for the whole family. Raise your hands and CHEER because summer is finally HERE! Contest closes Saturday and winner¬†will be notified by email.

Thanks & love ya, 

<3 CASIE

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But There Are 365 Days of the Year, Honey!

But There Are 365 Days of the Year, Honey!

I have this¬†coffee shop that I regularly pass by on my way to work¬†where the regulars¬†always comment on my shoes. They don’t know anything about me except that I work in the area, so, they nicknamed me ‘Shoes’. One husband said he doesn’t understand why his wife has SO MANY shoes, “she only has two feet!” he said. I was quick witted¬†in my reply, ¬†“but there are 365 days of the year, honey!’. Laughter ensued a the table and throughout the shop.¬†¬†I left with a smile from ear to ear.

Shoeme.ca recently asked me to be an Ambassador and offered me a $150 gift card for the site. In my first visit I was pretty impressed with the prices and selection. I’m all about cute flats for summer so I was stoked to see Keds and Converse. I picked out these two pairs of Keds (as seen on Taylor Swift) and a cute pair of Hush Puppies all for my $150 (shipping included).

If you’ve not visited the site you might be offered a discount I’m looking at these leather sandals and these white¬†Converse –¬†Dainty¬†knowing I really do not need them, but… What is it about shoes that makes us feel this way?

I was wearing these lovely little red & white guys on my birthday in Trinity Bellwoods the other day. Don’t mind that my shoes are a little dirty. I wore them before I had time to take their photo.

I love a little summer dress and cute, yet comfortable shoes. Apparently so does she.

Lemme tell ya, I feel like Taylor Swift in my new Keds. BTW her campaign is really cute. ¬†ūüôā

<3 CASIE

 

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One for One: Evergreen Eyewear by ClearlyContacts

One for One: Evergreen Eyewear by ClearlyContacts

One for One: Evergreen Eyewear by ClearlyContacts

My friends at Clearly Contacts recently contacted me to LMK about their new Evergreen Collection where made from 95 per cent recycled steel and plastic frames. The new line takes a page from TOMS in that¬†when you¬†buy a frame, they plant a tree. Over¬†30,000 planted trees can be attributed to the company‚Äôs philanthropic effort. That’s heaps! For every Evergreen frame sold, a seed is sent to a tree nursery in a developing country, where Agroforestry workshops provide local farmers with the necessary education to help cultivate their own land.

The frames are eco-friendly and vintage inspired with lots of bright colours. I got to pick a pair from the collection in exchange for posting and naturally went for something a little wild! Seen here are the Tortoise/Pink that can also be ordered with sunglasses lenses. I could have used these those for the photos! I absolutely love glasses and have written about them with ClearlyContacts a bunch of times before (here, here, here, and here).

They’re fashion for your FACE! You like?

One for One: Evergreen Eyewear by ClearlyContacts

Check out the Evergreen Collection here and LMK if you order a pair!

<3 CASIE

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Suffer for Your Art | Sunset Canoe Ride

Last night we went for a romantic sunset canoe ride. It was so incredibly beautiful. Took these with my GoPro. Jumped in the lake before calling it a night. It’s so great to be back up at the cottage. The weather this weekend was pretty nice except the bugs were HORRIBLE. I really ‘suffered for my art’ as Sean calls it because I got about 20 nasty bites while on the canoe ride. Mostly on my bum! The little buggers got me right through my Lululemon pants!

This week is gonna be great! Today is the warmest day of the year. We’re about to launch some AWESOME stuff at work and today I’ve got a NXNE site visit for our festival sponsorship. The Jays are doing great and Thursday I’ve got a double date with Lauren and our BFs to sit in the Bacardi Best Seats for the game. We went last year and it was awesome.

Here’s to a wonderful week and warm sunny days! Don’t forget to wear sunscreen ūüôā

<3 CASIE

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Summer, I Missed You So ‚ėÄÔłŹ

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Sum Summa, Sun Sunna

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You know the saying when it rains it pours? Well, today I am so freaking busy! I can’t even! So many cool things coming up and near projects with my own brand and a HUGE project with my job at GelaSkins and summer and cottage and like everything all at once.

Follow my Instagram and Twitter for updates today, I haz no time to blogga!

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<3 Love youououououuu CASIE

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Global News at Noon: Money tips for Millennials

Global News at Noon: Money tips for Millennials

I was recently included in a press release with TD for a study they did about millennials and money. They found that kids like us are better off if we see a financial advisor. When they called me about the study I said I agree 100%. About 5 years ago I set out a payment plan with a financial advisor to pay back my $30K. My goal was to be debt free by the time I turned 30 and I DID IT. I blogged about it recently here.

Philistine Toronto shirt, Tiffany & Co silver pearls, Joe Fresh boyfriend jeans, NastyGal shoes

It’s almost hard to believe this actually happened because there was a long stretch there where I wondered how I was ever gonna pay back my school and credit cards (from school).¬†I honestly and sincerely encourage you to talk to a financial¬†advisor¬†because there’s nothing like having control over¬†your debt¬†¬†instead of it controlling you. Take charge!

Here’s me on Global news at noon today with Faisal Yousuf from TD¬†Bank.

Millennials and money the two don’t always mix so well. The generation is often accused of mismanaging funds and wasteful spending. So we’ve brought in TD Canada’s Faisal Yousef, and blogger Casie Stewart to offer some solutions to gen y’s money woes.

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Weekends Were Made for Love

Weekends Were Made for Love

Love = cottage

Had such a great time at the cottage this weekend. ¬†Posted a few Instagrams of our fun here. Thanks¬†to the¬†TimeHop app¬†I was reminded that I’ve been coming up here with Sean for two years now. I really fell in love with the ‘Cottage Sean’ back then. This weekend it was so great to go for long drives, sleeping in, take naps, lazing in the sun, and hanging out with friends together. I am SO happy summer is finally here. You’ll be seeing heaps of cottage photos for the next six months. We’re going back this weekend ūüôā

<3 with love, CASIE

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CSAW Company | Good Kid Mad Hope

CSAW Company | Good Kid Mad Hope

CSAW Company | Good Kid Mad Hope

Sean got me this Good Kid Mad Hope hoodie from the CSAW Company for my birthday. Didn’t realize just HOW rad CSAW¬†is. It’s also super soft and perfect¬†for this not-yet-summer weather we’re having. You’ll see me living in this and the COTTAGE sweater (both from Community 54) right into the fall.

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Ellie Goulding in the same hoodie. Whut whut. 

CSAW Company | Good Kid Mad Hope

I’m ready for the weekend. Heading up to Muskoka later this afternoon. Can’t wait to be on the lake, and wake up in the wilderness tomorrow morning. Hoping to have a fire tonight and roast some marshmallows to kick off the summer! Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Be safe out there!

<3 CASIE

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When Life Gives You Lemons? Make Something!

When Life Gives You Lemons? Make Something!

#CookingwithCuisinart

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Artness is All Around You

Artness is All Around You

Saw a bunch of artistic things around today as I was out walking. One kinda crazy thing I saw was this let of kids mannequin legs out for the trash bin. Naturally, I snapped a photo and posted on Instagram. My friends at the AGO regrammed my photo as part of their #isartalien pop up.

As I was on my way back to the office after lunch I saw that a mad had picked UP THE LEGS and was taking them somewhere. I creepily snapped this photo to document. You know how I do! Hopefully he is using them as a sculpture or something artistic…


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This table is at Ravi Soups, I thought it looked lovely with the chairs and floor pattern. The floor in there was super slippery from the rain so I was concentrating on it quite a bit.

These guys are workin’ on the railroad near our house. All the live-long day.

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My rose coloured glasses seem to add a brightness to everything despite the dreary rainy day. I’m really looking forward to the weekend. More than ever, really. I feel like I need a vacation, even if only for a few days.

Sending sunshine your way!

<3 CASIE

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Got Wood | New Stuff for the House from Artemano

Got Wood | New Stuff for the House from Artemano

Got Wood | New Stuff for the House from Artemano

On Monday night Sean and I took a little trip up to the Toronto Artemano store. It’s located just north of Eglington on Caledonia. With furniture stores in Montreal, Toronto, Quebec and more, they¬†specialize in high quality wood furniture and home d√©cor shipped anywhere in North America. I know¬†Mum would really love this place.

Got Wood | New Stuff for the House from Artemano

After a busy day it was lovely to escape to such a peaceful atmosphere. Janaya welcomes us into the store for a private shopping experience. They’ll be featuring my five fav items from the store in an upcoming post on their blog. There are heaps of magical pieces for yout home made from salvaged wood, boats from Thailand, and massive fallen trees. It’s not for the bargain shoppers, but if you are looking for a beautiful statement piece to join your family, this is the spot.

Got Wood | New Stuff for the House from Artemano

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CAMP CASIE: NO BASICS!

CAMP CASIE: NO BASICS!

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Yep, that’s my birthDAY BANNER ‘CAMP CASIE, NO BASICS’!

Big thanks to all my friends who came out to Trinity Bellwoods for our first epic park party of the season. It was the perfect day to celebrate in the sunshine! It was a little windy but that did NOT stop us from having a gay ol’ time on our blankets w/ beers, stickers, snacks, and each other.

Lauren, huge thanks for organizing. You are my bestie and ILU.

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Sweet shades Sheldon.

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Steven you did an amazing job with the decorations. Stevo ‘streamers’ Stinson

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Emoji stickers for everyone! This is my fav emoji.

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The can collectors were out as per usual!

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Oh hey blanket babe!

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It was my first time getting a cake in the face, seriously. I’ll post the video soon!

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Love y’all!

<3 CASIE

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How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

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Yesterday was my birthday and to be honest, it was a really long and exhausting day! I’m dying to get up to the cottage an have some peace and quiet time in the wilderness. I went to the doctor for a checkup. I know strange thing to do on your birthday but I had the day off work and I’d been putting it off for ages.

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Keri and I had lunch at the brand spankin’ new California Sandwiches at Bay/College. I had NO IDEA they had locations that were so modern. I’d only been to the the Claremont location that is older than your grandma.

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I went to the office for an event in the evening. We had a bunch of artists into the office and Luke Austin played some acoustic tunes for us. He is REALLY good, check him out here.

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Got some nice surprises throughout the day including flowers at my old agency! I used t get gifts there all the time so when flowers arrived for me yesterday, I’m sure everyone rolled their eyes. They are beautiful, thank you Evolution PR.

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Did some work from¬†the roof at the office this morning. Man, it’s so nice up there.

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Title is a quote by Satchel Paige. This is my 32 year old face and I feel pretty great. I think I’ll always have a childlike fancy about me. It helps to always look on the bright side. Hope you’ve had a great week, sending you love & light!

<3 CASIE

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About Casie Stewart

Casie Stewart is a Canadian writer, director, and entrepreneur. She’s an award-winning content creator and expert in digital. During her decade-long career in media, she’s been named Canadian Screen Award Winner (Voice Pioneer), Best Travel Blog, and Top 30 Lifestyle Blogs in Canada. Casie¬†has been a keynote speaker at SXSW, NXNE, TEDx, and spoken at YouTube Canada and the United Nations of Canada. She lives in Toronto with her boyfriend and loves summer weekends at the cottage when she’s not travelling around the world.

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