Studied Interior Design in college and Art History and First Nations Studies in university. She is passionate about gadgets, video games and technology, loves pouring over interior design magazines and blogs, and is an avid traveller. Tazim Damji

Home Décor that Inspires Adventure

home decor adventures

I love to surround myself with things that have positive messages, inspire me to reach for my goals and install a sense of adventure in my life. On top of having vision boards, inspiring quotes and pictures around my home, I have found that my latest home décor addition–stone coasters from Zazzle.com–inspires adventure. Every time I put down or pick up a cup or glass from atop one of the 4 stone coasters I have, I see something that symbolizes freedom and adventure (to me): hot air balloons. … [Read more...]

3 Things I’m Currently Loving January

3 Things I'm Currently Loving January

It feels like it’s been a long month. I mean, I guess since there are 31 days this month, it should feel longer. For this year, I’ve given myself an allowance for little things that make me happy: bi-weekly flowers, one new record a month, pizza once a month (ordered, eaten out or made), as well as set-up a few automatic savings initiatives. This has made it really easy to think back on my progress and things I’ve done throughout the month. Oh, seeing my friend Vic? That was the time we went … [Read more...]

Winter Getaway Ideas

Winter Getaway Ideas

It's grey outside. Grim is another word to describe it. Today and for many more months to come. Even though we don't get tons of snow and storms like other places in Canada and the USA do, rain, rain, and more rain is seriously depressing. Or, when there's no rain, there's always "overcast" meaning there's a blanket of grey covering the city. Right about now I'm daydreaming of being someplace else. A winter getaway would suit me just fine!  … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Celebrate the best Moments of Last Year

3 ways to celebrate

As we start a new year, it's easy to get lost in all the planning, resolution-making and excitement about the year ahead of us. There are so many lessons that can be learnt from last year, and even more special memories that should be cherished. In an effort to not let the years all blur together, I like to do a few things to celebrate the previous year every January. Do you have any traditions around celebrating special moments in your life? I would love to hear them! Here are just 3 easy … [Read more...]

3 Things I’m Doing More of This Year

3 things I'm doing more of this year

I can hardly believe that it's now the third week of year all ready! I've been spending a lot of time clearing up things from last year—physically and mentally. I've shared with you the 3 Things I'm Letting go of and I'll soon be sharing 3 things I'm focusing on this year, but this post is all about things that I want to do more of.  … [Read more...]

How to Put Together a Beautiful and Inspiring Vanity on a Budget #BDFL2015

Vanity on a budget

When someone challenges me to create something on a budget, I get very serious about it. People often think that decorating a space is very costly, so they make do with what they have, even though they really don't like the way it makes them feel. I got my creative juices flowing recently, when I was tasked to spend only $150 to redecorate a space for the New Year. One of the things I do every morning is get ready (think makeup and finishing touches on my hair) for the day ahead. Having a … [Read more...]

How to Have the Best Year Ever

How to have the best year ever

New Year’s resolutions: don’t you just hate them? Many people make them, and never stick to them, or make resolutions that they think they should—like a resolution to lose a certain amount of weight. I’m doing things differently this year; really focusing on what is most important to me. First, I started by creating a word for the year, and using that to guide me with my goals and intentions for the year. Along with the word of the year, I will be using several other tools in my life.  … [Read more...]

Teach Yourself with Photography Books from DK Canada

DK Canada Photography Books

“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” ― Ansel Adams I know at least 3 people who received (or bought for themselves)cameras this holiday season. With any new purchase, it's a good idea to get a feel for what it can do to get the full benefit of it. My best friend, for instance, has never had a DSLR camera, so isn't quite sure how to use … [Read more...]

Octaspring Pillows for a Good Night’s Sleep

Octaspring

If you're one of seemingly thousands of people I've seen posting recently about how tired you are and how much you wish you could be gifted with more sleep during this time of year, I've got just the thing for you. Sold exclusively at SleepCountry locations across Canada, Octaspring pillows, from international bedding brand Dormeo, use the same principle used in creating comfort zones in their mattresses. The technology used in the pillows makes it so the neck and head are fully supported. I … [Read more...]

Display your Memories

Hangit Umbra

Why keep your favourite memories tucked away in a photo album or sitting amongst thousands of other pictures you've taken (of your cat, yourself, or the city's skyline) on your cellphone and hard drive? Extend the joy of those special moments you've had throughout the year by displaying them some somewhere you can regularly see them. What I like about the Hangit Photo Display from Umbra is that it's easy to customize what's displayed and change things up as often as I want to. I like to … [Read more...]