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 […]

“The True Cost” of Fashion

Yesterday life as I knew it changed for me.  I watched a documentary called “The True Cost” which is on Netflix in Canada right now.  The Director, Andrew Morgan, forewarned me in the film that by watching “The True Cost” it may change me, mostly my ideas on how I shop, where I shop, why […]

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 […]

Humility, Gratitude & Minimalism

This past Sunday at Mass, the readings were all about humility which was a great reminder for myself to be more humble and to be grateful for the good in my life.  A reading from the book of Siracha talks of the greater you are the more humble you should be; it speaks how God […]

So, You Wanna Shop Eh? 

So, you wanna shop eh?  Flexing my Canadian linguistics I am going to tell you that depending on your financial situation, there may be a few ways for you to shop and not break the bank.  For those who have a shopping budget for new threads right now there are heaps of End of Season […]

Shopping Ban Update – Week 3

“Shame… Shame… Shame…”, bet lots of you can guess where I am going with this and holy canolli were the last two episodes of Game of Thrones epic or what?!?  Back to reality, I have good news and not so great news.  Firstly, I am proud to say I paid off my Visa entirely (happy […]

Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget

I love champagne, I love Louis Vuitton and all things Chanel. Above all things I love to travel and Europe is my favorite destination to hit. The last time I was in Europe was when I explored the UK which included England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with my best friend & greatest travel companion Jenn. […]