• DIY

    5 Money Saving Tips For Shopping Online

    My love of online shopping stems from my high school days. Growing up in Kelowna, there was very limited selection. Although Vancouver have more variety, I hate dealing with crowds, line ups and sometimes terrible customer service. To avoid all this, I spend most of my time shopping online. Shopping online makes sense if there is free shipping or you can easily return the items to the store. To make the most of your money online follow these tips:Find Coupons OnlineI have blogged about RetailMeNot before. Anytime I am about to order anything online I search for a coupon code on RetailMeNot to see if I can get any additional…

  • DIY,  Home Decor,  Style

    My New Home: Final Home Decor Touches

    I have been talking about it for months. I have finally had the chance to take some photos of my townhouse fully-renovated and almost completely decorated. The one thing I have come to realize is that decorating is a new ending process.  One of the things I love about my new place it that there is so much natural light. Quite a few of my favourite home decor pieces are in the living room. I chose pieces that are bohemian with a beachy feel.  One of my favourite accessories in the the room, is the chunky knit blanket. I found some similar ones online:   Gallery Wall I spent a…

  • Beauty,  DIY

    DIY: All Natural Teeth Whitening

    After being enticed into a health food store by a sample of healthy Mango ice cream, a delicious mixture of grass fed butter, mangos and ice, I decided to explore the latest health crazes. I had recently hoped on the bullet proof coffee fad, and actively charcoal was the most recent trend I had heard of. Early in the day I watched a video on ice cream made using active charcoal, and coincidentally the gentleman at the store mentioned that he was adding charcoal ice cream to his regular rotation. My experience with charcoal is pretty limited. I have tried a clay/charcoal face cleanser which did nothing but make a mess…

  • DIY,  Home Decor

    All Moved In: What I Did Right & Wrong

    I have been itching to talk about this, because this is what I have been working on day and night for quite some time. It has been a terrible couple of months, but I am finally starting to get used to my new home. I shouldn’t be complaining, because I am so fortunate, but stress did get the best of me. I wanted to wait to post pictures until we were fully settled, but here is a little preview before the big reveal.  Renovating is tough, there are so many working parts and organization involved. If I could do it all over again, I would use my vacation time and…

  • DIY,  Fashion,  Style

    Letting Go of Fast Fashion

    I have really been trying to stay goal oriented for the new year. I went to a spin class today, had a salad for dinner yesterday and I accidentally ordered a new jacket over lunch….oops…in my defence it was on sale! Anyhow, it is very tempting to sink back into the old habits and feel the societal pressure to ‘keep up with the Jones’.  Fast Fashion is something that I want to avoid for the new year. Fast fashion items are mass produced clothing that are cheaply made using cheap materials. They do not last and their production not only contributes to polluting the environment, but it also has a short…

  • DIY,  Home Decor

    Where to Cut Costs on Home Renovations

    For the last few months every spare moment was allocated to finding a home, now that the search is over, I now devote all my time to home renovations. The clock is ticking to moving day, my time is divided between de-cluttering, packing and of course shopping for all the items for my new home.  To be honest, as much as I like the idea of having my home look exactly how I want it to look, acting as project manager to my own dream home is a daunting and time consuming task. My evenings are now spent scouring the edges of the internet to find good deals. I am…

  • DIY,  Live

    How to Prepare for Moving Day

    It is a very exciting and stressful time for me, I found a new place to live, so I will be moving! My mind has been all over the place trying to figure out what my first steps are. When I got ready to show my place, I spent a lot of time de-cluttering so that took a little bit of the pressure off. Now that it is official, it is time to get serious and figure out how do make this transition as stress-free and seamless as possible.  Don’t Get Sentimental I am so nostalgic, I keep everything! Ticket stubs, homemade cards, all my old textbooks, the list goes on and on. Deciding…

  • DIY,  Eat,  Meal Prep

    Shopping for One at Costco

    It may seem excessive, for some one who has no family and only one mouth to feed to have a Costco membership, but it honestly is very economical. A Costco visit always requires self control to insure you only buy what you need and not what you want. My bill is usually between $50 – $100.  Costco Shopping List Pre-Washed Organic Baby Spinach – $3 for a huge box, I usually use half for salads and put the other half for smoothies Bananas – $1.98 for a huge bundle, I let them get a little brown and then freeze them Almond Milk – $8 for a case of 6, way cheaper…

  • DIY,  Live

    The Mid-Twenties – Getting Through That Awkward Stage

    I have seen the same someecard countless time that says: “I’m at that awkward stage where half my friends are having babies and the other half are too drunk to find their phones” This is, in a nutshell, how I feel about my mid to late twenties. Heading to the bar is not as comforting as it used to be and hanging out with children is another outing,I could probably do without. Finding a place in your mid-twenties is harder, because you’re less willing to put up with people’s none-sense and your time is valuable.  Being on the Same Page I felt lost when I first turned 24. Majority of my friends, would…

  • DIY

    Life Hacks You Should Know If You Live On Your Own

    Adulting is hard. I remember when I moved out on my own and I was so excited for freedom, decorating my own place and the 24 hour party that I imagined in my head. I seemed to neglect the fact, that living on my own also meant cooking my own meals, paying bills and cleaning. It takes time to learn all the things that adults should know how to do. I could have never imagined how essential vinegar and baking soda, have become in my cleaning regimes.  Laundry Do you have a mildew smell in your front loader? After a while it gets little musty, you can try to leave the…