Life’s Little Rewards for the Budget Savvy

One of my new favorite rewards to myself after a long stressful day, or a weight loss, or because I need to treat myself is a nice hot bath.   Above is a photo of a LUSH bath bomb named Rocket Science and it smelt absolutely amazing!  It was a gift too so 100% free …

New Fiscal Year New Blog on Finances

I haven’t tracked my progress on paying my debt down, partially because I have been working so much on a computer in my big girl job,  I don’t have a desire to write about anything.   To be completely transparent  with my readers, I had paid more than half of my loan off, and seeing …

Impossible? I’m Possible & So are You! 

On December 16, 2017 what seemed like a pipe dream after 27 years of dating (started dating when I was 17); I received my first “real” & hopefully last marriage proposal!   I am sure my parents broke out the champagne & praised the Lord for something they also figured would never happen.  I was …

Why I am Pursuing a Life of Less 

I began my minimalist lifestyle journey in August 2015 as I had moved into a smaller space; I no longer had the storage space for all of my stuff. I played the #minsgame before moving out to help with reducing the amount of stuff I would need to move, but it became very apparent to …

Decluttering is Liberating 

Letting go is becoming easier, but today is day 21 of the #minsgame and let me tell you it is becoming tough. The struggle to find objects to either discard or donate is real. Yet, this last round (third time doing The Minimalist’s Minimalism Challenge & not sure if I will make it to day …

February Check In

In the bleak mid winter, February, although brief can be hard on the head.  Canadians such as myself can expect copious amounts of snow, freezing temperatures and some days you don’t see the sun.  In trying to make 2017 the year of mindfulness, thus far has been challenging.  So, it is time to hit the …

Prepping for a Successful Shopping Ban

I am a firm believer in the old adage “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”, most especially if it is something you aspire to be or acquire.   I have tried the “Shopping Ban” a couple of times, and I have failed, and perhaps I just wasn’t ready. I was a self proclaimed …

Blue Monday 2017

If you woke up feeling a little under the weather emotionally, you’re not alone.  Today is the third Monday of January for 2017, marking what is known as the most depressing day of the year.  I was not aware of the phenomenon until I noticed on my twitter feed a lot of posts with the …

Declutter Your Email

I don’t know about you, but I spend a good portion of my day on a computer and much of it responding to emails and deleting emails I have been copied on which I really shouldn’t be copied on, but better safe than sorry when it comes to work.  The last thing I want to …

Less Equals More

 After working our butts off to accrue a variety of “stuff” and listening to the media gods who tell us we need all of this “stuff” to feel fulfilled in life, more and more people are realizing what a load of poop it is.    Here is a list of benefits to inspire you:   …