Bride on a Budget 2019

The average wedding in Canada costs easily between $20,000 to $30,000 and that is a lot of moolah! Below are some examples of others who have researched the cost of saying “I do”: When it comes to planning your wedding, a key component every bride should remember is this is YOUR wedding.  I recently was […]

Secondhand is the New Black

More and more, you’re hearing about thrift shopping, clothing swaps and when buying new, investing in good quality sustainable clothing. The world is changing and for the better. Having an abundance of stuff is now considered by many as a burden and we are looking for ways to live minimally, mindfully, economically and ethically. Fast […]

Weight Loss Goals! 

What are my goals for losing weight? I would like to optimally lose 30 lbs., but my goal isn’t to be skinny, I want to be healthy and strong. Muscle weighs more than fat, and I am doing some weight and strength training, so what the scales tell me isn’t necessarily going to dictate my […]

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 […]

Shopping Ban Update for July

Here is an update on my “Shopping Ban” which is turning more into a shopping reduction. I cannot say I have been successful, but I am absolutely more aware of how I am spending my money. I am tracking everything I buy now on an app called “Spending” (free); which has bar charts and pie […]

The Five Piece French Wardrobe

When I think of fashion, I think of Paris, France and Coco Chanel.  Parisians are known for their smart dressing and style; the women have that “Je ne sais quoi” mystery about them.  They drink gallons of wine, and eat truck loads of baguettes paired with the most delectable cheeses, yet remain svelte and healthy. […]