Paris… On a Budget!

“Paris exists to remind you that your dreams are real”

Paris Up Close

I seriously feel as though Paris was MONTHS ago!! Can I go back now please? I’ve been meaning to write this blog for the past week or so, but am admittedly still feeling that post-vacay bliss. AKA. I want to do absolutely nothing but sit on my tushie & binge watch The Handmaid’s Tale whilst binge eating baguettes & macarons literally all day. Side Note: I fully realize this situation sounds more like “rut” than “bliss“, but I’m a glass half full kinda gal, so we’re going to go ahead & roll with “bliss” today. So – I FINALLY decided to pull myself together – partially because I’d finished The Handmaid’s Tale (snaps for Peggy), but MOSTLY because I was afraid that all of my Paris tips & tricks (& they’re goodies) would soon be a distant memory & I’d therefore have zero information to give all of you! So… yeah… you’re welcome! 😛  (more…)


How To: Make Your Bedroom Feel Luxurious

“Your future depends on your dreams… so go to sleep!”

Mesut Barazany

I’m totally one of those humans that absolutely requires 8 hours of sleep in order to be a fully functioning & contributing member of society… & don’t even think about talking to me unless I’ve fully consumed my morning cup of joe. In order for me to feel well-rested (which as an admitted troubled sleeper is much easier said than done), I need to feel like my bedroom is a space that both feels luxurious & promotes a state of relaxation. Below are a few of my favourite ways to help increase the “fancy factor” of my sleep space. (more…)


How To: Throw A Budget Friendly Halloween Party

“When witches go riding, & black cats are seen, the moon laughs & whispers… it’s near Halloween”

Quotes Pictures

GAH – this past weekend, I celebrated my second annual Halloween Dinner Party up North & I could NOT be happier with how it all turned out – like I am one million percent over the moon ecstatic with the end result. This years’ theme was “Creepy Carnival“, & I wanted to share just how easy it can be to throw a totally inexpensive, themed Halloween bash utilizing primarily recyclable materials & [somewhat] healthy treats!! Side Note: talk about bad timing with the grotesque overabundance of creepy clown sightings… whoops… but I promise I planned this theme & décor a YEAR in advance!!!!   (more…)


3 Budget No-Brainers for the Bride To Be and Her Guests

If you’re recently engaged or close to someone who is, you’ll realize how wedding costs can go through the roof no matter the budget. I’m talking about costs for the bride, and her guests. And hey – everyone’s got a tipping point, right? As a future bride myself (!!!!)  and the first in my family to tie the knot, I’m learning this all firsthand and would love to share a few experiences I’ve had in case they’re relevant to you or a loved one. Let’s share away so everyone can design a dream wedding with their specific budget – and your guests’ budgets in mind. (more…)


Monthly Meatless Meals

“Nourish to me, is nourishing food, nourishing your family, nourishing your life”

Jamie Oliver

Our “Meatless” feature this month comes from Sheelagh of the lifestyle blog, Nourished Sweetly! I actually used to swim with Sheelagh waaaaay back in the day & funny enough, we’ve recently re-connected via social media/our shared love for all things wellness related! ENJOY folks! Hope you’re hungry! (more…)


2015 Interview Series: Yoga with Whit

“Inhale Love, Exhale Hate”

– Anonymous

One of my New Year’s goals for 2015 is to help connect & showcase those within the Holistic Health & Fitness industry… while simultaneously providing YOU GUYS with the best tools necessary to take control of your own health (YAY!). I’ve therefore decided to conduct bi-monthly interviews with Health & Fitness professionals from various disciplines; so please let me know if you’d like to hear from a specific field!!! This month I interviewed Whitney Slightham; Yoga Student & Natural Health & Living enthusiast (she’s also a marketing agency director & consultant, writes her own Health & Travel Blog, & somehow manages to squeeze in time to make the odd, all-natural candle or two… wowzers). ENJOY!! (more…)