Health & Fitness, Self-Care

Self-Care September

I haven't written anything on this blog for a few weeks. I can't remember the last time I actually worked out for more than one day a week. Those are two facts that it almost pains me to actually admit. These aren't the only areas in my life that I've been slacking either. I haven't… Continue reading Self-Care September

Alberta, Saskatchewan, Travel

4 Road Trip Essentials

Some of my favourite memories are from road trips. Over the years, I have taken a lot of different trips to different locations with different people. Some drives were short and only a few hours long, and some were longer, even to the point of being a few days long. It seems like road trips… Continue reading 4 Road Trip Essentials

Saskatchewan, Travel

Camping at Duck Mountain Provincial Park

Ian and I recently got back from our first week of holidays this year. We set up our tent for a week of camping at Duck Mountain Provincial Park near the Saskatchewan and Manitoba border. We hadn't heard much about this campground but decided to give it a whirl after our first choice was all… Continue reading Camping at Duck Mountain Provincial Park

No Spend Year 2018

6 Ways to Avoid Spending Money

Throughout this year I have been giving different tips on how to go through a no/low spend year. I've talked about determining your priorities, how to identify if something is a "need" or just a "want" along with some other money-saving tips. Today, I wanted to take some time to share six tips I have… Continue reading 6 Ways to Avoid Spending Money

Goals, Life

Q3 Goals: Find Adventure

It's time for my goals for quarter 3 of 2018! I honestly don't understand how we are already halfway through the year. It's seriously going by so quickly, and I'm not ready for it to almost be winter again. I know that we are technically a ways off for that, but it's going to be here… Continue reading Q3 Goals: Find Adventure

Goals, Life

Q2 Goals: A Recap

It's crazy to think that we are already half-way done this year! I gotta say, I'm really liking doing quarterly goals as opposed to monthly goals. I feel like I'm more focused on what I want to accomplish, and I have more time to put into each area. My overall focus this year was to… Continue reading Q2 Goals: A Recap

No Spend Year 2018

What I Spent Money on from January-June

A big reason I am writing about my No Spend Year is to help keep me accountable. When I have my readers (however many of you there are) to answer to, I'm more likely to stick to my goals. So, for the purpose of full transparency, I wanted to share with you what I have… Continue reading What I Spent Money on from January-June

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

5 Kitchen Essentials for a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle is made in the kitchen. You can workout as much as you want, but unless your diet is on point, you likely won't see the results that you want. Food can sometimes be the most complicated and daunting part of trying to have a healthy lifestyle. For some people, that may mean… Continue reading 5 Kitchen Essentials for a Healthy Lifestyle

No Spend Year 2018

No Spend Year 2018: Priorities

Disclaimer: In 2018 I am following a No Spend. This means that I am focusing on saving money and not spending on any frivolous or unnecessary items. A No Spend can look different for every person, depending on what their goals are. Through this series of monthly posts, I am sharing my tips and tricks… Continue reading No Spend Year 2018: Priorities

Active Living, Health & Fitness

5 Ways to Stay Active During the Summer, that’s not Going to the Gym

The thing I most love about summer is that it feels 100x easier to get active compared to during winter. In winter I want nothing more than to eat comfort food and lay on the couch with some good TV, but in summer I want to be outside enjoying the nice weather, I want to… Continue reading 5 Ways to Stay Active During the Summer, that’s not Going to the Gym

No Spend Year 2018

5 Things I Continue to Spend Money On

If you've been around here for awhile, you'll know that I'm currently participating in a No Spend Year. I decided to do this for 2018 because I realized that I was spending money frivolously and needlessly. I was buying things that I didn't need, and spending money on items that I didn't really care about. I… Continue reading 5 Things I Continue to Spend Money On

Life, My Favorites

What I’m Looking Forward To: 2018 Edition

I don't know about you, but I feel a HUGE change in my mindset once the weather turns nice. In winter, I focus more on just getting through the day-to-day life. Once spring hits, everything changes. I start looking forward to things and plans start to come together. I thought I'd take some time today… Continue reading What I’m Looking Forward To: 2018 Edition

No Spend Year 2018

No Spend Year: Determining a Want vs a Need

Disclaimer: In 2018 I am following a No Spend. This means that I am focusing on saving money and not spending on any frivolous or unnecessary items. A No Spend can look different for every person, depending on what their goals are. Through this series of monthly posts, I am sharing my tips and tricks… Continue reading No Spend Year: Determining a Want vs a Need

Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Clip ‘n Climb YXE

My sister and I spent time in Calgary during the summer when we were younger. We would stay with my grandparents and we had some favourite places that we would visit regularly. Some I still go to once in awhile,  like the zoo and Heritage Park. Others don't exist anymore, like Easy Street. That was… Continue reading Clip ‘n Climb YXE

Health & Fitness, Self-Care

5 Things Everyone Should do Alone & a Giveaway

I'm not much of a people person. It's not that I don't like people, it's that I'm an introvert who gets mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted from high amounts of social interaction. I have a small friend group and most of my closest friends don't live anywhere near me. Being this way, I have long appreciated… Continue reading 5 Things Everyone Should do Alone & a Giveaway

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

5 Ways to Be Healthy while Staying in a Hotel

Even though it still feels like winter, summer is coming. Summer often means taking trips out of town for a much-needed vacation. It's commonly thought that it's too difficult to stick to your healthy habits while travelling, especially while staying in a hotel. It's easy enough to stick to a routine when you're at home and can… Continue reading 5 Ways to Be Healthy while Staying in a Hotel

Goals, Life

Q2 Goals for 2018

I am ready for this second quarter of 2018. Winter weather has been dragging on for about 7 months now, and this quarter means warmth. Last quarter I focused on "A Fresh Start" but I have really struggled to come up with a theme for this quarter. I had ideas floating around in my head… Continue reading Q2 Goals for 2018

Goals, Life

Q1 Goals: A Recap

In an effort to change up my goal-making this year, I decided to focus on quarterly goals rather than monthly. It's crazy to think that the first quarter of this year is already coming to a close. This first quarter was all about "A Fresh Start" and kicking the year off right so that I… Continue reading Q1 Goals: A Recap

No Spend Year 2018

No Spend Year 2018: Groceries

Disclaimer: In 2018 I am following a No Spend. This means that I am focusing on saving money and not spending on any frivolous or unnecessary items. A No Spend can look different for every person, depending on what their goals are. Through this series of monthly posts, I am sharing my tips and tricks… Continue reading No Spend Year 2018: Groceries

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

How to Pick a Diet and Why I Won’t Follow One

Not long after I started this blog, I decided to try the SlimFast 14 day challenge. The jist of this challenge is that for 2 meals a day you have SlimFast, one regular meal and 3 snacks. I wrote about what I ate and what my results were. Still, to this day, those posts are… Continue reading How to Pick a Diet and Why I Won’t Follow One

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

5 Tips for Meal Planning and the Benefits Behind It

It still amazes me when I hear that some people don't do any sort of meal prep or planning. I don't remember what my life was like before really diving into it, but I'm sure it was much more stressful. How many times have you woken up in the morning and not known what you… Continue reading 5 Tips for Meal Planning and the Benefits Behind It

Home Projects, Life

Home Tour: Closet

The first home I had was a 600sqft apartment style condo. It was small, but it was all mine. I've always loved bright colours, so I picked one wall in each of the three rooms to have some fun with. I'm talking fun in the form of blue, green and orange. It was bright, bold, and… Continue reading Home Tour: Closet

No Spend Year 2018

No Spend Year 2018: Shopping

Disclaimer: In 2018 I am following a No Spend. This means that I am focusing on saving money and not spending on any frivolous or unnecessary items. A No Spend can look different for every person, depending on what their goals are. Through this series of monthly posts, I am sharing my tips and tricks… Continue reading No Spend Year 2018: Shopping

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

My Balanced Box Winter 2018

**Disclaimer: even though 2018 is a No Spend year for me, I have made a few pre-set exemptions. One of these exemptions is My Balanced Box. Also, this box was paid for in December, before my No Spend Year began** My Balanced Box (affiliate link) is a quarterly Canadian fitness subscription box. Each season they send… Continue reading My Balanced Box Winter 2018

Active Living, Health & Fitness

5 Ways to Avoid Boredom on the Treadmill

I have a love/hate relationship with running. I love it because I can push myself. I can run further, faster, longer. I can work hard and see results and improvement from it. On the other hand, it can get really boring. It's not so bad in summer, I can run outside and have a change of… Continue reading 5 Ways to Avoid Boredom on the Treadmill

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

Candy Experience January 2018

In a twist of irony, one week after I write about four ways to avoid junk food, I'm reviewing a candy box. This just drives home a firm belief of mine though: treats are necessary, in moderation of course. I love candy, and while I try to focus more on healthy eating, everyone deserves a… Continue reading Candy Experience January 2018

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

4 Ways to Successfully Avoid Junk Food

A new year means new resolutions, a common one being to eat healthier. You've probably seen me say it a million times on here: I love working out, but I also really love food. Give me a bag of gummy candy or some creamy milk chocolate and I am a happy girl. While I totally support anyone eating… Continue reading 4 Ways to Successfully Avoid Junk Food

No Spend Year 2018

No Spend Year 2018: Starting Out

Disclaimer: In 2018 I am following a No Spend. This means that I am focusing on saving money and not spending on any frivolous or unnecessary items. A No Spend can look different for every person, depending on what their goals are. Through this series of monthly posts, I am sharing my tips and tricks… Continue reading No Spend Year 2018: Starting Out

Hauls & OOTD's, Shopping

5 Tips for Surviving Winter

2017/18 marks my 29th winter. Prairie winters are no joke, especially in Saskatchewan. They often start in the middle of Autumn and drag into mid-Spring. This winter alone has seen quite the variety of temperatures. Within a 24-hour period, we will experience a 20 to 30-degree drop in temperature, only to have it rise again… Continue reading 5 Tips for Surviving Winter

Goals, Life

Q1 Goals for 2018

In 2017 I picked one word to focus on for the entire year: 'strive'. I decided to strive towards saving money, decluttering, experiencing more, being healthy and growing my blog. I set up monthly goals for myself, and overall I was pretty happy with the progress I made. By the end of the year though, making… Continue reading Q1 Goals for 2018