Customize your Self-Care with a Custom Blending Kit (With Giveaway)

Self-care is something I've talked about a few times on this blog. It's something I practice everyday, no matter how busy I am. I use diffusers to scent the air with my favourite essential oils or blends, I have baths at least twice a week (except during the summer months), and I give myself hand and foot massages whenever I remember to. Instead of using someone else's idea of what I should have in my bath water or use for massages, I prefer to DIY my blend using Escents' Custom Blending Kit. … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Add Colouring Books to your Self-Care Toolkit

As a child, I used to sit on the floor and colour in my colouring books on the coffee table most weekend mornings, if not throughout the day. I loved being able to make things whatever colours I wanted to, and the way I could so easily take something as boring as a blank page with a few outlines on it to a colourful one. Now, I still love colouring, but I use the practice in a slightly different way. Check out the list of 5 Reasons to Add Colouring Books to your Self-Care Toolkit, below: … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Style Performance Denim Jeans from Dish and Duer

Other than when I have to go to work (outside the home), I wear jeans most of the time. I prefer to just pack jeans with me when I travel, since they're thick (I imagine a barrier between myself and seats and things in public), can be dressed up or down, and are great for pretty much every occasion. The problem with most jeans is that they aren't very breathable or easy to move around in. When I heard about Dish and Duer jeans, designed here in Vancouver to be comfortable and stylish at the … [Read more...]

Dirt Devil 360 Reach Vacuum

We all have our least favourite chores. And maybe our favourite. Maybe? I, personally, don't like lugging around a heavy vacuum or using a broom to sweep up visible dirt from the tile and hardwood floors in my apartment. Somehow, using this sweet little devil of a vacuum doesn't seem like such a chore. The bright red Dirt Devil 360 Reach Vacuum tells dirt "take that" every time I use it. I also feel like I get closer to winning the battle against dust in the most fun way possible.  … [Read more...]

Celebrate Loved Ones with a Fall Harvest Dinner #lifesbettertogether #Evite

During the warm months of the year, I like to go for walks with my loved ones—along the seawall, in forested parks, and on hiking trails—but when it starts to get colder out, I like to have them close-by as we enjoy a meal together. Rather than go out to a crowded restaurant, I prefer to put something together in my home and relax while I enjoy the company of my friends and family. To me, fall is all about relaxing, enjoying the abundance of nature, and celebrating with gratitude for the loved … [Read more...]

Top 10 Daytime Date Ideas

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OilChange #CollectiveBias Maybe taking your vehicle in for an #OilChange doesn't seem like the most romantic or fun errand for you and your partner to participate in, but it's one of those things that is necessary to do for your vehicle's health and maintenance. The time spent waiting for the oil change could be "wasted" looking at your mobile phone or on social media—or made more … [Read more...]

Halloween Bath Time Treats from LUSH

Halloween. For some, it's all about costumes, crazy parties, or candy. For me, it's about bath time treats from LUSH. Every year, I look forward to fall (because fall is awesome in so many ways), because I know Sparkly Pumpkins are going to be out soon. . .to make my bathtub a orange sparkly dream. I also look forward to the other delightful bath time treats for Halloween, from LUSH. I'm pretty happy that they have so many that are vegan-friendly. LUSH always takes care to properly label all … [Read more...]

Mexican Fiesta with Meal Ideas and Recipes #VivaTortillas

When I think of Mexico, vibrant colours, rich flavours, and fresh ingredients come to mind. Liveliness, celebration, and happy sounds of family and friends enjoying themselves are also added to the mix. Naturally, as a lover of all things Frida Kahlo, the movie Frida and the soundtrack from the movie served as inspiration for my Mexican Fiesta. I love the scene, near the beginning of the movie, where Frida's mom and sister and other women are in the kitchen cooking together. Gathering around … [Read more...]

Sleep Better, Feel Better, Live Better

Sleep is awesome. I feel fairly confident in saying that most people agree with me. In fact, I would venture to say that the majority of people want more and better quality sleep. Are you with me, here? Let's go a step further—of all the things one could wish for around the holiday season, I would say that sleep is the thing thing that I have seen wished for more than anything else. Don't believe me? Check out your friends' Facebook posts and Twitter updates near the end of the year. Okay, so … [Read more...]

A Delicious Way to Help Kids Stay Healthy for Back to School

It’s almost time for kids to go back to school, so what better time to think about helping them stay healthy?   It's easy to feel on top of your kids' health when you're sending them off to school after they've taken their vitamins. It may not always be easy to get your kids to take vitamins, though! Having vitamins the shape of their favourite Treehouse TV characters—Franklin and Friend and Max and Ruby—will definitely help, though! Treehouse Gummies, from a Canadian company called Webber … [Read more...]