Tips for De-Cluttering your Life this Summer

A cluttered home or workspace can be stressful and distracting.   Although getting rid of clutter can sometimes seem overwhelming, by taking small and manageable steps you can quickly and easily reclaim your space, helping you to feel more calm and productive. … [Read more...]

Intuitive Tax Software: Use UFile (with 5 product giveaways)

As someone who is self-employed but also has a full-time job, you might think that I'd get overwhelmed with the different things I need to do (and keep track of) for filing my taxes each year. But you'd be wrong. I prefer to do my own taxes online. I have been using UFile for several years to quickly and easily file my taxes. It's possible to psyche yourself out, thinking it'll be a daunting process to get all your T4s, receipts and past-year's return information together and then figure out … [Read more...]

5 Key Ways to Get your Ideas off the Ground

You've got the ideas. Now make 'em happen. If you're like me, you have no shortage of ideas floating around in your head. How many of those ideas do you actually end up acting on/making happen? Maybe it's shiny object syndrome, or. . ."squirrel!" Whatever it is, it's time now to start moving forward on some of your ideas. Here are five key ways to get your ideas off the ground: 1. Write down all your ideas To clear up some mental space, write down all your ideas on one big list. If you have … [Read more...]

Happy New Year Card Trends

Foil pressed holiday cards are really hot this year! They shimmer and shine, look amazing from every angle, and add a touch of luxury to any card design. Minted has a great selection of foil pressed cards for all occasions. I recently customized one of their designs for my holiday cards. I chose a neutral design so that I could send them out to wish my friends and family a Happy New Year. … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Back to School

While it has been a long summer, it will soon come to a close and school will be in full swing.  While it is more than likely that the kids are not excited about back to school, there are things you can do to prepare your child for back to school. … [Read more...]

Top 5 IKEA Home Office Essentials

Budget-friendly, pretty, and practical. These are three things I am looking for when I put together a home office. If something is gorgeous, but impractical and expensive—it's not going in my home office! And, you get the idea with the others, too. It's essential to have all three, and I can't think of a better place to shop than IKEA to fulfill all my home office needs.  … [Read more...]

Decluttering Challenge: Using the KonMari Method of Tidying

When people start describing my one-bedroom apartment in Vancouver as "cozy," I start thinking about apartment-hunting days where "cozy" has often been used to describe a place that is on the small side. Maybe even a place that is somewhat cramped. I have a generously sized main room, where I work from home, with my desk facing a large expanse of windows, work at my dining table (which is not in the little designated dining area), lounge on my sofa, and prepare meals/style Instagram and blog … [Read more...]

Get your Car Organized for Summer Adventures

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias The mention of the word summer conjures up all kinds of wonderful associations—beaches, fields to run through, yummy food, road trips, and time spent with friends and family. Summer is a time of spontaneity for me. I like to keep my schedule light so that I can throw a few things in the trunk and be off on a summer adventure on short notice. I like to think that I'm a … [Read more...]

A Journal for Book Lovers

I'm a list-loving, book-reading, day-dreaming kind of a woman. The Well-Read Women: a Reader's Journal is pretty much the perfect gift, in my eyes. Seriously, if someone had given me this book, I would think to myself: "wow, they really know me!" My favourite journals are the kind that have prompts and space to create lists. This book has many sections just like that. The majority of the journal has full pages dedicated to single books: where you put in the book title, your rating, your … [Read more...]

Thank You for 5+ Years of Blogging!

I really couldn't have gotten this far without your support and interest! I am so happy you're all here and joining me on this adventure. Along with the giveaway I'm sponsoring, I am giving back by putting together a series all about blogging! Whether you're a blogger, want to be one, or blog for your business website, this series is for you! … [Read more...]