How to Make Healthy Food Choices the Easy Way

Healthy Food Choices

My food choices are informed by the way I live life in general: I make them consciously and with deliberate action. You’ll find me at my local grocery store reading the backs of food packages, or selecting my favourite organic fruit and vegetables from the produce section. Knowing exactly what I’m putting in to my body is important to me. It’s been a while since I started making healthier food choices, choosing organic options—with no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners—whenever … [Read more...]

I Love Vegetables! Do your Clothes Make you Feel Like Yourself?

Leggings - I love Veggies

What do the clothes you wear say about you? I'm not talking about looking at someone and judging them based on the brands they wear, or how soccer-mom-y they look. Do your clothes make you feel like yourself? I had to ask myself that, as I looked through my closet and dresser not long ago. I recently went through a purge and donated all the clothes that I no longer love and make me feel both beautiful and like myself. How much of what I had didn't fit that description? Oh, about 2 garbage bags … [Read more...]

3 Things I’m Currently Loving: April

It's here! Q2 (April, May, June) has started! I don't know about you, but I feel like it's the time of year when I get (really) serious about working towards my bigger picture goals. Q1 (January, February, March) can feel hibernate-y, where I'm just waiting for sunshines and warmer days to arrive. Or maybe, I've been working towards my goals but not in a "go big" kind of a way. Can you relate? I recently reviewed my Q1 goals, answering questions like: what went this quarter? what were the most … [Read more...]

Salt Spring in the City Vancouver Event Preview

salt spring

What are you doing this weekend? You don't have to leave Vancouver to visit Salt Spring Island. Crazy, right? On March 27-29, Salt Spring in the City will bring the island’s bohemian lifestyle and fresh finds from its most awesome artisans to Vancouver’s Heritage Hall (15th and Main). From the modern to the rustic, chic to traditional — with over 30 unique brands to discover, there’s something for everyone!  … [Read more...]

I’m Taking a Mini-Break to Seattle for SoFabU on the Road #SoFabUOTR #cbias


I'm so excited to be going to Seattle in April for a few days to connect with other bloggers, learn more about blogging and of course, check out some of the sites in Seattle.  Going to SoFabU on the Road is big for me, because it'll be my first blogging conference! I've been to social media events and things like that before, but this is my first blogging-specif event of this nature! This month is my 5th blogging anniversary (yay!), but as a lifelong learner, I know that there is always … [Read more...]

How to Use Solid Shampoo from LUSH

How to Use Solid Shampoo from LUSH

It's kind of crazy how much fun and how inexpensive shampoo bars from LUSH are. I find myself reaching to use them even when I also have liquid shampoo at home. Because—did I mention how much fun they are to use? The Copperhead and Montalbano shampoo bars I was sent also happen to work exceptionally well in my hair. If you think washing your hair with a shampoo bar will make it gross-feeling, like you've used a bar of soap in it—think again. Both the Copperhead and the Montalbano shampoo bars … [Read more...]

3 Things that Make me Feel Lucky

3 things that make me feel lucky

Beyond having the basics—food, shelter and clothing—I feel so lucky to have things in my life take things to the next level. It's so easy to focus on the things that aren't going so well, and maybe dwell on them a bit. When I find myself in a negative state of mind, it really helps to think about the things and people I'm grateful for. It doesn't take long to turn things around when I start thinking about these 3 things (and others: … [Read more...]

3 Ways I’m Celebrating my 5th Blogging Anniversary

3 ways I'm celebrating

Yippee! turns 5 years old this month! I believe celebrating life's big and small events in some way tells the universe you're grateful and want more of the good stuff. That's why I'm celebrating my blog's 5th anniversary this month with some awesome things - for me and for you. … [Read more...]

Make A Difference Everyday (M4D3) with Plan Shoes

MADE shoes

These shoes are made for so much more than walking. How can the really adorable, comfortable and totally fun Plan shoes from M4D3 actually "make a different everyday?" There are four ways that your purchase of these shoes will make a difference: Promise: to change the lives of 4 million women by 2016. Protect: protect girls and give them the power to change the world. Educate: educate girls and help eliminate gender inequality. Walk: give water to girls and help them stay at … [Read more...]

Dyson DC77 Multi Floor Vacuum

Dyson DC 77 Multi Floo

The Dyson DC77 Multi Floor is a multi floor vacuuming dream machine. I recently welcomed the Dyson DC77 in to my home and in to my life. This is the kind of vacuum that doesn't have me dreading "vacuum day" each week. As the days get longer and there are more sunny days in the forecast, it becomes more obvious how much dust collected on the floor and on my upholstered surfaces. In the daylight everything becomes more clear—having my windows open all the time and having so many trees nearby … [Read more...]