Rachel‘s 2020 Resolutions

I am one of those people who like to create resolutions upon the commencement of a new year. I like the idea of a fresh start and a clean slate; I like self-reflecting on what I have done well and where I have fallen short. For the past few years, I have tried several times […]

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 […]

Day Two – Minimalism Challenge

Today is Day Two of the Minimalism Challenge, and I have selected a Barbie doll to give away and a purse holder. When I was a little girl I was obsessed with Barbie dolls!  I had a mini suitcase which carried all of my Barbie dolls with a variety of clothing bursting through the plastic […]

Minimalism Challenge

Something is going on globally, as I have never seen so many blogs and posts about living a more minimalistic lifestyle. Perhaps too many episodes of “Hoarders – Buried Alive” has inspired this new trend, but this is a fad I am really excited about and I am completely onboard with the theory of “less is more” […]

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. […]

Mindful Shopping

Giving up all pleasure shopping for one year proved to be an impossible feat for me.  However, it certainly has me thinking a lot more with the way I shop, and why I shop.  With all the spare time I had from not hanging out in my favorite stores, I began to do a bit […]

Shopaholic Update for May 2015 – FAIL

We are now in the month of May for 2015, and I have to say giving up pleasure shopping completely blows!  Especially on the clothing front; I am more into the classics & basics – banking on the idea that less is more when it comes to style, but I miss clothing shopping a lot […]

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 […]