Life, My Favorites

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Christmas Edition

We are well into December, which means only one thing. CHRISTMAS. I was thinking lately how different Christmas is as an adult compared to when I was a child. Different things have a different meaning now. It's no longer a magical time where you get some time off of school, see different relatives and open… Continue reading These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Christmas Edition

Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Giving Back: Good Earth Coffeehouse

One of my favourite things about the holiday season is hearing about all the companies that are giving back, especially when it's directed towards local programs and charities. For the past 20 years, Good Earth Coffeehouse has been doing just that with their annual Gingerbread Family campaign. First opened in 1991 in Calgary, they have… Continue reading Giving Back: Good Earth Coffeehouse

Home Projects, Life

DIY Advent Calendar

In so many ways, it does not feel like it should almost be Christmas. This whole year just flew by, and now December is only days away. We have our Christmas tree up, and a few miscellaneous decorations, including festive penguins and snowmen. Only one thing was missing - an advent calendar. Advent calendars were… Continue reading DIY Advent Calendar

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting, Life, My Favorites

5 Tips for A Successful Night In

It's funny, when you're younger the 'thing' to do is going out. Whether to a bar, restaurant or even an activity like bowling, who wants to stay home and have a night in? Once you get older, staying in becomes more and more desirable. You don't have to deal with the loud music or the… Continue reading 5 Tips for A Successful Night In

Health & Fitness, Self-Care

Support the Cause: Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month and Tuesday the 14th was World Diabetes Day. Diabetes isn't something I used to think much about, but then I really didn't know anyone who was affected by it. As I have gotten older, I have met more and more people who have it, which has vastly increased my awareness. In… Continue reading Support the Cause: Diabetes Awareness Month

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

My Balanced Box Fall 2017

My Balanced Box (affiliate link) is a quarterly Canadian fitness subscription box. Each season they send out boxes containing full-sized, premium items. These will range from beauty, health and lifestyle items. The signature box is $59, or they also offer some city-specific boxes for $64. The cities that are currently being offered are Calgary, Edmonton (where the… Continue reading My Balanced Box Fall 2017

Hauls & OOTD's, Shopping

Skivvy Style Box 2017

Skivvy Style Box has three types of boxes: a style box, a basic box, and an underwear box. I've only tried the style box, but let's do a quick rundown of the other two. The underwear box (Booty Call Subscription) is $26 and you will receive 4 pairs a month. You can choose between "classic and comfy", "sexy… Continue reading Skivvy Style Box 2017

Health & Fitness, Self-Care

Staying Fit & Healthy During Fall

I hate to be the one to say it, but summer is ending. How crazy is that? Does anyone else feel like we only just finished spring? It's hard to believe that we are only days away from the season being over. Summer always feels like an easy month to stay active. The days are… Continue reading Staying Fit & Healthy During Fall

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

My Balanced Box Summer 2017

My Balanced Box (affiliate link) is a quarterly Canadian fitness subscription box. Each season they send out boxes containing full-sized, premium items. These will range from beauty, health and lifestyle items. The signature box is $59, or they also offer some city-specific boxes for $64. The cities that are currently being offered are Calgary, Edmonton (where the… Continue reading My Balanced Box Summer 2017

Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Taking the Plunge with Easter Seals

This post has been over two years in the making, and I'm so excited to share with you an AMAZING experience that I recently had. Since 2005 individuals across Canada have been raising money to send children to Camp Easter Seals, which is a fully accessible camp with fourteen locations across Canada. Anyone who reaches… Continue reading Taking the Plunge with Easter Seals

Health & Fitness, Healthy Eating & Dieting

6 Tips for the Healthiest Smoothie

I often go through stages with meals. For weeks on end, I will have eggs for breakfast, and then just suddenly stop. Or I'll have salads or sandwiches for lunch every day, and then out of the blue, I will be done with them. It's not that I grow sick of these foods; it just… Continue reading 6 Tips for the Healthiest Smoothie

Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Getting Pampered with Hand & Stone

Life got a bit crazy, very fast. If you've been around here for awhile you have probably heard mention about us listing our condo for sale. Well, we listed it and five days later we had an offer. We countered, they accepted, and that's it. Our first home together sold on July 3rd, with conditions… Continue reading Getting Pampered with Hand & Stone

Hauls & OOTD's, Shopping

A Bird’s Eye View

*Please note, this post may contain affiliate or referral links As far as animals go, birds have never been on my "love" list. I will admit, there are some that are quite pretty. They have gorgeous, striking colours and effortlessly glide through the sky, or flitter from flower to flower. The keyword there is "some".… Continue reading A Bird’s Eye View

Saskatchewan, Travel

Adventures with Treeosix

Simply put, I love adventure. I don't know exactly when it started or why it is, but I'm always looking forward to the next "big thing". There is no better feeling than the butterflies you get before doing something that scares you or the discovery of what is hiding off the beaten path. Life is… Continue reading Adventures with Treeosix

Hauls & OOTD's, Shopping

TAG, You’re It

Trendy. Affordable. Gorgeous. If those aren't buzzwords for most women out there, I don't know what is. The struggle is real though, trying to find cute clothes online for a reasonable price all while trying to gauge whether or not the piece you just fell in love with will work on your body type. I… Continue reading TAG, You’re It

Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Canada Screams for Ice Cream & a Giveaway!

A number of months ago I was enjoying a nice, relaxing Saturday at home. I had just dished myself a few scoops of ice cream (purchased from Sobeys, of course) and I was excited to settle in and enjoy it. I did a combination of Strawberry and Oreo since that was much easier than having… Continue reading Canada Screams for Ice Cream & a Giveaway!

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

My FitBox Life: Saskatoon Spring 2017

My FitBox Life (affiliate link) is a quarterly Canadian fitness subscription box. Each season they send out boxes containing full-sized, premium items. These will range from beauty, health and lifestyle items. The signature box is $54, or they also offer some city-specific boxes for $59. The cities that are currently being offered are Calgary, Edmonton (where the… Continue reading My FitBox Life: Saskatoon Spring 2017

Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Let’s Taco ‘Bout It, Saskatoon

A few weeks ago I made tacos for supper..on a Wednesday. There was something inherently wrong with that and it has bothered me ever since. Thankfully, on Tuesday, June 13th, I was able to correct this wrong in a big way. In February a tweet went out that caused quite a stir across Saskatoon, it… Continue reading Let’s Taco ‘Bout It, Saskatoon

Hauls & OOTD's, Shopping

Don’t Push My Buttons

There are two details that will always make a shirt catch my eye: lace, and buttons down the back. I can't help but fall in love with shirts with those two details. I get so tempted by them, even if I'm 100% sure that the colour would be terrible on me. A couple of months ago I… Continue reading Don’t Push My Buttons

Hauls & OOTD's, Shopping

In My Closet

A number of years ago I discovered a mystery clothing company that opened up a whole new world to me. Not only was that my introduction to subscription boxes, it was also my introduction to my love of fashion. Before that discovery, most of my clothes were from second-hand stores or the mall. Online shopping was… Continue reading In My Closet

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

My FitBox Life Saskatoon Winter 2017

My FitBox Life (affiliate link) is a quarterly Canadian fitness subscription box. Each season they send out boxes containing full-sized, premium items. These will range from beauty, health and lifestyle items. The signature box is $54, or they also offer some city-specific boxes for $59. The cities that are currently being offered are Calgary, Edmonton (where the… Continue reading My FitBox Life Saskatoon Winter 2017

Activewear, Mystery Boxes, Shopping

Flex it Pink Mystery Bag 2016

Flex it Pink was started by two moms to empower, educate, support and encourage other women with their health & fitness. They sell apparel and regularly hold virtual 5k's, which is how I found out about them in the first place. They also have workouts posted on their website, some recipes and a very active Instagram… Continue reading Flex it Pink Mystery Bag 2016

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

Nature Box November 2016

I'm a creature of habit. I can have the same breakfast every day for months on end and never tire of it. I'm the same way with my snacks. When I find something I like, I really stick to it. I mean I recently bought 7 bags of BBQ chickpeas online because I'm that obsessed… Continue reading Nature Box November 2016

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

Candy November 2016

Candy is a monthly Canadian subscription box that will send you 3+ pounds of 6-7 different types of candy. Boxes cost $29.95 a month with an additional shipping charge of $11.95. You can get a slight discount by purchasing 3 or 6-month options. Each box will include a variety of sweet, spicy, salty and sour candies.… Continue reading Candy November 2016

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

Candy October 2016

Second Canadian candy subscription box this week! Seems like a rather suiting theme for Halloween week. This box keeps it simple with their name, being called Candy. This is another one I found through Instagram and they sure kept teasing us for some time before finally launching. They posted so many tantalizing pictures of different… Continue reading Candy October 2016

Mystery Boxes, Shopping

La Boîte à Bonbons October 2016

La Boîte à Bonbons. Or translated into English, The Candy Box. Doesn't it sound way more impressive in French? I frequently check out the #canadiansubscriptionbox tag on Instagram so that I can find out about any new subscription boxes that may be coming up. This is how I found out about this box based out… Continue reading La Boîte à Bonbons October 2016

Health & Fitness, Self-Care

That Time of Year

By all accounts, it would appear it is "that time of the year". Sweaters, scarves and boots are starting to be your go-to pieces in the morning, everything is pumpkin spice flavoured and if you live in Canada, you may have already had your first snowfall. It won't be long before Christmas carols are being played on… Continue reading That Time of Year

Local Businesses & Events, Travel

Dream Day 2016

First, there was Melody Runs Through It, followed shortly after by Conservation Runs Through It. Brighton Community has been getting their name out all year through different events. If you have read the previous posts you will already know that Brighton is going to be Saskatoon's newest community featuring wetlands, an outdoor amphitheatre and much more. Just… Continue reading Dream Day 2016

Active Living, Health & Fitness

My Fitness Lifestyle & Social Media

I recently read an article stating that those who post their fitness routine on Facebook have psychological problems. A study showed that individuals who post when they work out tend to be narcissists and that they are primarily just trying to brag about how much time they invest in their looks and because they need attention and validation.… Continue reading My Fitness Lifestyle & Social Media

Active Living, Health & Fitness

Getting Fit & Having Fun

It's no secret that I love working out. I haven't always been this way; once upon a time, I would avoid physical activity at all costs. Gym class was my least favourite, and while I enjoyed walking or biking, I definitely wasn't doing it to get fit. So, what changed? I realized that working out… Continue reading Getting Fit & Having Fun