Today marks the 3 year anniversary of one of the most horrific workplace atrocities the garment industry has ever seen. On April 24, 2013 Rana Plaza in Bangladesh collapsed, killing over 1100 workers and causing many more to be injured, some having to sever their own limbs to escape. If that’s hard for you to read (I know it was and still is for me), I encourage you to do some research about fast fashion and where your clothes come from. There’s a cost to your $4 t-shirt and it may be more than you bargained for. Having said that, this… View Post

I’m so excited to share this DIY wedding card collage with you. We received so many thoughtful, beautiful cards from friends and family for our wedding, but when all was said and done, I just wasn’t sure what to do with them. I knew that I wanted to hang on to them in some way, but throwing them all into a shoebox just didn’t seem right. I wanted to find a way for them to fit into our simple, moving toward minimalistic decor without screaming ‘hey, we’re wedding cards!’. Enter numerous pinterest searches, a trip to the craft store, an afternoon of… View Post

Last week I talked about how I was starting to make the transition to using only cruelty free beauty products. It’s certainly a work in progress and I’ll be sharing more about it in an upcoming post. For this week’s Friday Five, I thought I’d share some cruelty free brands (and products) that I love. Have you tried these products? Have  a favourite I didn’t mention? Please share them in the comments below! NYX Micro Brow Pencil – A total dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz at half the price, I’m loving this pencil. I have crazy, full brows that are… View Post

While I’m still on the path to finding that ‘perfect’ skin care routine, my skin has been so happy recently and I can’t help but think that some of these products are the cause. This is certainly not an exhaustive list of the products that I use, and I do switch these out from time to time, but right now they’re doing the trick. Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal – This anti-wrinkle eye cream is hella (yes, I just said hella) expensive and much more than I would typically spend on a product like this. I was convinced to purchase this as part… View Post

There’s something about January that just makes me want to get my shit together. As you read in my previous post, I’m ditching resolutions, but I still like to take some time to reflect on where I’ve been and where I want to be. One of the first things I do is review our finances, set new financial goals for the coming year, and update our budget to reflect that. Disclaimer – I am not a financial expert. I’m a regular person who’s figured out what works for me. I’ll be pointing you in the direction of some of my favourite… View Post