Au Naturel Shower Favourite: Oneka

“Taking forever in the shower because you like to stand there… just thinkin’ about life”

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Showering at the cottage is somewhat of a foreign concept, & a mundane task such as bathing will likely only be reserved for high emergency situations. So high, in fact, that I cannot even think of a situation so dire that would warrant having to pull myself from any given cottage activity just to carry out such a non-essential task. I mean, why shower when I have this perfectly good glass of pinot in one hand & great book in the other? It’s only been six days laying out in the sweltering heat…. I’m sure I can fester in my own filth for just one  day longer. Ask any cottager…. I can one hundred percent guarantee that this is a legitimate thought that goes through their head. HOWEVER, when I DO shower up North, I like to utilize products that work to protect our fragile environments. (more…)


DIY Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Nest

“Why buy it for $7 when you can make it yourself with $92 of craft supplies”

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As some of you may know, Andrei & I recently moved into a condo together, & I have just been having the absolute BEST time in the world decorating & making it feel like our very own little home. BUT as a result of “said decorating activities“… I have undeniably broken the bank in every sense of the word (it was so worth it though)! And because Easter is just around the corner, & also because I have an obsession with all things holidays, I needed to get a little bit creative with the Easter decor situation this year & a recent trip to the cottage completely solved all of my pastel coloured conundrums.  (more…)


Eco-Accessories

“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit”

Michael Kors

Happy 2017 folks! I trust (well, HOPE) that each & every single one of you enjoyed the holiday season. I, of course, spent a good majority of the holidays up North at the cottage, of which, also of course, has been exhaustively documented on Instagram – ya’ll know I can’t resist a good Insta-opportunity when I see one! This being a new year chock-full of new trends, I thought it apt to delve right into this year’s’ most sought-after products in the wellness industry. First on the 2017 Trend Agenda: Eco-friendly Accessories are like, SO hot right now! (more…)


Eco-Friendly NYE Confetti

“There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate”

Robert Brault

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!! I trust that you all had a wonderful few days off spent with your friends & family! I’ve been busy doing absolutely nothing up North, & it has been particularly fan-tabulous – I seriously don’t think I’ve ever spent as many hours of uninterrupted pajama lounging & tv binge watching in my entire life. Uh-mazing. Well, now that Christmas has come & gone (can you believe it?!), I’ve already turned my focus to New Years Eve! So today I’m sharing a super easy & rustic, Eco-friendly confetti DIY that’s perfect for those of you celebrating 2017 up North or in the great outdoors! ENJOY! (more…)


Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping

“A gift consists not in what is done or given, but in the intention of the giver”

Seneca, Moral Essays

AHHH. Okay so first off, to be quite frank… I was super skeptical as to how this whole newspaper doubling as wrapping paper situation would turn out, but I am actually blown away if I do say so myself! It is SO chic, yet simultaneously cost-effective & environmentally friendly which to me, is a win-win situation for all parties involved. I’ve been absolutely dying to try that environmentally friendly, rustic brown paper bag gift wrap that’s been blowing up Instagram over the past two Christmases, but thought I’d put my own little twist on it! Insert: Newspaper Gift Wrap! (more…)


Stratus – The Food & Wine Lab Experience

“I’m having fruit salad for dinner. Well, it’s mostly grapes. Okay, all grapes. Fermented Grapes… I’m having wine for dinner”

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I’ve never really considered myself to be a wine connoisseur – I was always the black sheep of the group ordering vodka seven’s whilst all of my classy, more culturally developed, friends sipped on fabulous varieties of merlot or cab sauv (Side Note: I had to Google both “merlot” & “cab sauv” to make sure I got the spelling right… baby steps guys). Praise all of the Wine Gods from above that I was eventually able to develop an affinity for all things fermented grapes, because I now understand how truly exquisite a fine glass of wine can be at the end of a long day. Well I am more than happy to report that whatever small understanding of wine I had before has increased exponentially after attending a “Food & Wine Lab” experience at Stratus Winery in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Snaps all ’round.  (more…)


DIY Eco-Friendly Wedding Decor

“Every girl has her best friend, boyfriend, and true love. But you’re really lucky if they’re all the same person”

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Ever since oh so hesitantly activating my Pinterest account a couple of years ago, I admittedly have become a bit of a self-proclaimed “DIY demon”. Not that I have, or will, ever reach a “Martha Stewart” level of craftiness, I have undoubtedly developed quite the penchant for all things involving glue guns. So with wedding season upon us, I thought it would be more than appropriate to share three, insanely adorable Eco-friendly, DIY crafts that are perfect for the Big Day! (more…)


Roundup: Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la!”

John Ceiriog Hughes

This weekend I channeled my inner Martha Stewart in a MAJOR way & made some ridiculously cute Eco-friendly Christmas decor! With a glass of vino in one hand & glue gun in the other (please don’t try that at home), I crafted my way through what my university self would have surely described as an incredibly dull Saturday evening… however “mature” me absolutely LOVED it!!! Read on for three Eco-friendly Christmas Decorations & the inspirations behind them! (more…)