Mary Ashkar

Mary lives in Toronto with her husband and two teens. She is a freelance writer and the founder of SweetLifeStyle.ca, a lifestyle blog inspiring slow living through posts on food, life, style, entertaining, books, parenting, and mental health. Follow along on Mary's colourful Instagram feed (@sweetlifestyle.ca), where you can see her love of flatlays and answer daily questions encouraging you to try new things and enjoy life's moments!

Turn Chocolate Chip Cookies Into Holiday Cookies With 3 Easy Tricks!

Every year, I get a head start on my Christmas baking by taking my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe and

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7 Stocking Stuffer Ideas For The Foodie In Your Life

As a food and lifestyle blogger, I love receiving gifts that are themed around entertaining and spending time in my

Get Your Kitchen Christmas Ready With These 7 Festive Pieces

It’s time to get ready for Christmas and the best place to start is in the kitchen, the central meeting

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5 Tips For Hosting a Casual Hanukkah Party (Plus A Latke Recipe)

As we approach the darkest days of the year, celebrating Hanukkah is one of the most anticipated events in the

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10 Simple But Oh-So-Useful Kitchen Tricks I Learned From the Henckels Knife Event

Last week, I had an amazing day with the ZWILLING J.A. Henckels and Staub product knowledge team learning about Henckels

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7 School And Work Friendly Lunch Ideas

After many years of meal planning and making lunches, my family and I have decided to shake things up for our

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Getting Ready For My Daughter’s First Year At University

Although it's going to be difficult to say goodbye to my eldest daughter when she goes off to university in

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How Colourful Tableware Can Change Your Outdoor Dining Experience

It's amazing how a set of outdoor tableware can change how one feels about eating outdoors. I recently won a

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