How to Plan to be Spontaneous

Plan to be spontaneous

Planning to be spontaneous—seems like a contradiction, doesn't it? The truth is, if you don't leave room in your life for spontaneity you'll just end up feeling guilty the entire time when you decide to ditch your to-do list or skip out of work early to hit the beach.  … [Read more...]

Get Prepared for Summer Camp!

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FTC Disclosure Statement: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Did you go to summer camp when you were a kid? I was lucky enough to go away a fews times when I was younger, and often went to day camps, too. … [Read more...]

Case Logic Laptop Bag— Perfect for Entrepreneurs

caselogic laptop bag

A backpack is too juvenile, a hard case laptop bag is too stuffy, but the Caselogic laptop bag I just got is just right. The Case Logic MLA-116 Laptop Bag allows me to take all the essentials with me when I'm meeting a client, giving a presentation or teaching a workshop. I can easily carry my 13" MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone, wallet, notebook, pens, and room for a little more.  I like that it has both a shoulder strap and comfortable handles, so that I have options when it comes to carrying the … [Read more...]

Next Issue App – Love is a Many-Magazined App

next issue app

I have been spending a lot of time on my iPad lately—not surfing online, not on social media. . .but reading! You heard that right—I've been taking my iPad with me everywhere so that I can make the most of the few minutes here and there to catch up on my magazine reading. The Next Issue app has saved me from both lugging around multiple magazines, and also from wasting time while I'm waiting for appointments and what-not. I recently flew from Vancouver to Calgary. Normally, this is a one and … [Read more...]

Top Home Office Essentials for Bloggers

Office Essentials for Bloggers

Beautiful and useful—two reasons that I like to keep my Belkin Messenger Bag around my home office—at the ready for blogging on-the-go. Whether you're blogging from home or blogging from elsewhere. . .there are certain things that every blogger needs for their office. While I do most of my writing from home, I do like to treat myself to a coffee once in while and get some concentrated time to focus on getting things done without distractions. I have been lucky enough to take my blogging career … [Read more...]

How to Decorate for the Holidays in a Rental Place PLUS #Giveaway $200 ARV

decorate for the holidays

I love to celebrate the changing of the seasons by decorating accordingly. Usually, a few changes to my sofa in the form of different cushions and throws work well—but around the holidays, I like to make things extra cozy. I'm sure you can think of a few types of decorations that you typically bring out every year around this time— The challenge: how do I add these fun, festive seasonal elements to my apartment without damaging the walls and angering my landlords? I've got just the solution: … [Read more...]

Home Office Essentials

Home Office Essentials

Despite having an online business and only working with people virtually, I do like to have all the essentials in my home office—physically. Here's a secret to start off the post: I really like paper. I've tried to go paperless, and still do scan in everything important, but I find that things stick in my mind more when I write them down. Every single instrument or product I use in my home office is carefully chosen. I have an open-concept living room/home office/dining room so there's no … [Read more...]

Top 5 Ways to Use Labels in Your Home

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of ways to use labels is for back-to-school. . .to label notebooks, binders, backpacks, shoes, etc. Mabel's Labels has labels for every occasion you can think of throughout the year. We're coming up on the holiday season, and there are several occasions where you can use your personalized labels to add a special touch. Here are a few ways that you can use labels in your home: Loot Bag Combos—for children's parties, playdates. . . Holiday … [Read more...]

Minted Has the Greeting Cards that I’ve Been Looking for

Minted Photo Christmas Cards

If you only send out one greeting card a year to your distant friends and family—it's most likely a Christmas Card, am I right? Sending out that one card to let your favourite people know what's been going on with your family over the past year and show them a picture of your family—you'll want to select a quality company to go with. Minted photo Christmas cards come in a ton of different designs with options for fonts, card shapes, font colours and interior designs, too. I can't decide which … [Read more...]

Getting Organized with this RedBubble Calendar

red bubble calendar

Sure, I have digital calendars—on my iPad, on my cell phone, on my laptop. . .but I have to open up those programs to see what's going on on a particular day. As organized as I think I am, and with how much time I spend on my computer, I like having paper calendars to look at. I often forget what date it is, so I need to glance at a calendar on my wall to quickly be made aware. I wanted a calendar to put on my wall in my home office area of my apartment, but most calendars start in January. What … [Read more...]