Monday Must Knows With Braede from LOVEPIZZA

Hey y'all! Who hasn't been to LOVEPIZZA? You? If you haven't go immediately. I admittedly have only been one time, but I managed to destroy an entire pizza and not even feel bad about it. It's so good. We sent our Monday Must Knows to Braede (who possibly has the coolest spelling of a name ever).

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*Where did the idea of lovepizza start from?*

LOVEPIZZA is our family business that we started about 2 years ago. We love pizza and had always talked about opening our own spot. We wanted to build a pizza restaurant (or two or three) that served amazing pizza, quickly with great service and a brand that really got involved in our community. Pizza is a fun, social food. It’s something that people get excited about which is pretty special.

Photo Credit -  Teresa Bolinski

Photo Credit - Teresa Bolinski

1. Personal Record of days of dry shampoo?

Hmmmm…. A couple… a few…. I wear my hair in a bun most of the time, so that’s a pretty good hint.

2. Personal Record of shows watched in one sitting? (how many hours? What show?)

That’s a tough one… we don’t watch much tv honestly. But we hit Madmen pretty hard for a while a few years back. I could also watch a lot of hours of Harvey Spector walking across the screen on Suits.

3. Longest time between grocery trips? (for home, not business!)

Probably a week, but I for sure brought pizza home a few times during said week. Sooo….. this is a difficult question.

4. Favourite story your spouse/partner tells about you at parties?

For a while Gavin had a photo of me on his phone after one of my best friends weddings (I was a bridesmaid). I had just taken out about 40 bobby pins and combed out a heavily hair sprayed head of hair (from an updo). There were some fake eyelashes in there somewhere too… for whatever reason that was always a hit in his eyes. I looked like a lion. A very tired lion (but less majestic). I guess that isn’t really a story, but the visual makes up for it.

5. What food do you effing hate? Like if someone fed it to you, you would spit it out on your kid? (obviously we are joking, please do not spit on your children.)

I really hate mustard. And dill pickle chips. I love dill pickle and I LOVE chips… but that combo is just terrible. And also pudding. That might be the worst.

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Well that's all for now. Tune in next month for our Next Monday must knows! 

xoxo,

Gossip Girl  no wait....

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Monday Must Haves - Giving Thanks.

Happy Monday everyone! And to my fellow Canucks, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope after a rather rough start to October, we can all remember something to be thankful for. 

Lindsay and I have compiled a list of things we are thankful for this year. We are both super thankful for our family. Our mom and dad are amazing. We obviously love each other since we work together over here at The Ruby Thursday Collective. We all have healthy beautiful children. Wonderful in laws, and supportive spouses. We both thank our lucky stars daily for the lives we get to lead. 

We are also super blessed to have a supportive group of friends, mom friends, and online friends. Our friends are what help keep us sane. Many of our friends wear so many different hats. They are team mates, they are sounding boards, they are advice givers. It's wonderful to have so many beautiful and supportive friends. Thank you to all of you. 

One of the thing we are most thankful for this year is where we live. Canada. Canada, the land of the free and the home of the brave. The brave. The brave is Const. Mike Chernyk, who fought off a a man who attempted to kill him in a brazen terrorist attack on our amazing city of Edmonton. Luckily, the constable, and the 4 other people that were hit by a vehicle while he was attempting to escape and cause further damage, all are still alive. And I am so gracious that I live in this amazing, vibrant and welcoming city. #yegstrong 

One of the things I am most thankful for in my country is gun control. After the horrific attack on Edmonton, I was to wake up the next day thinking things couldn't get any worse, and it did. One of my favourite places, Las Vegas, Nevada, was subjected to the worse mass killing in HISTORY. Obviously, we've all read stuff about it. I was married in Las Vegas, at Mandalay Bay.  It's time to really discuss the need for gun control in the United States. Do civilians need to own automatic weapons? What will it take? I am so thankful that I live in a place, where gun control is a thing. I am so thankful for my city, and my country. 

Whoa, that was a heavy post. Ok, some other things I'm randomly thankful for.

Bailey: all dressed chips, hot cups of coffee, the opportunity to follow my dreams, salt lamps, and Netflix. Oh! and Amazon Prime. (duh.)

Lindsay: To echo what my sister said above, I am so thankful for my family and friends. This community of YEG, bust most importantly, I am thankful for love. The love I have for people and the love I feel from others. We are so fortunate to have what we have and we are all team. If we can all get on TEAM love, then I truly believe that this world be different, calmer, and peaceful.   As an empath things get tough for me because I feel and sense other peoples stress, anxiety and heartache. I take it on and sometimes feel hopeless. This is something that I use to think was a burden and now I think of it as a blessing. Maybe those people that are feeling crappy just want to know that they aren't alone in their feelings. Well, I am your gal. Whoa, Bailey is right. That got heavy. Well here are things that I am thankful for in no particular order: Coffee, All dressed chips ( can you tell we are related?), essential oils, GABA, Netflix, My MacBook, oh and a huge shout out to Pizza. Thank you for being delicious.

xoxo-

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