Save the Cows & Save the Earth!

Just in time for the impending “Burger Week” in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  I know many of you will not want to read what I have to share, but hear me out! That juicy burger you’re about to bite into is contributing to global warming.  Say what?  You don’t believe me?!  Scientific American says “It turns …

Shopaholic Update – February Flop

  Despite my cockeyed optimism to abstain from pleasure shopping for one year, February proved to be an exceedingly long and arduous month for me.  Mentally, I had to deal with the hardship of a bruised heart, and much like an alcoholic who turns to a glass of whisky for solace, I turned to retail …

Shopaholic gives up shopping Update – One Month Down; 11 More to Go!

It has been 33 days since I made the promise to give up “pleasure shopping” for one year.  I recently slipped and fell prey to the shopping gods at Value Village and spent a whopping $13.00 for a cute Channel inspired jacket (cost was $6.99), a hand knit toque ($1.99) and hand knit mittens ($2.99). …

Shopaholic Gives Up “Shopping” for 2015

Happy New Year! I am finally beginning to feel human once again after suffering from the never ending cold from hell. I am the shopaholic who is going to attempt to give up shopping or perhaps to be more specific “pleasure shopping” for 365 days. So, let’s define what “pleasure shopping” is; it is anything …

New York City over Thanksgiving 2014

Recently, I had the privilege to visit NYC during the American Thanksgiving.  Ever since I was a little girl and discovered the movie “Miracle on 34th Street” I have dreamt of seeing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Finally, as a full-grown adult, my dream was coming true.  The parade was as impressive in person as …

A Little Bit about Rachel Jacques

  I crossed the Tiber River in 2010, and despite it being the best decision I have made thus far in my life, it has come with a plethora of challenges. From Dogma to dating, this is a blog about a woman living as a practicing Catholic in a modern world, which isn’t easy!My goal …