Tips to Help you Simplify & Minimize your Closet

Living in a small space has really improved my efficiency when it comes to my closet organization. A few years ago I lived in an apartment with a walk-in closet and easily thoughtt I was in heaven. However, as time went by, each shelf became jammed and overflowed with clothing, coats, shoes, and junk. It was actually a nightmare. Naturally, when I moved into a much smaller apartment with a much, much smaller closet I thought I would never survive. This was it. My Sex in the City dreams of closet glamour was shattered. Little did I know at…

Tea Talks. Vol.1

In Newfoundland, it always seems to be that when there is a gathering of some kind the tea is poured. During some of the happiest and saddest times in my life, there has been a kettle bubbling in the corner and a gathering of comfort and conversation around a steamy cup. For me, a cup of tea represents that comfort and the hominess always put me at ease and opens me up. Which is why I chose tea talks as my way of sharing a little bit of myself with you all. I hope this is a place we can…

13 Self Care Winter Activities

Winter can be a wonderfully reflective and solitary time. The world seems to slow down, the days are short and I often feel more sluggish and introverted than usual. Winter is a time for recharging, relaxing and regenerating. Obviously, winter doesn’t stop us from being busy but I can’t be the only person who feels a little more hermitish this time of year. Not that I’m complaining. I like to spend the majority of my leisure time at home stimulating my mind and recharging my batteries. As an introvert, I crave these slow winter…

77 Items to Stop Buying to Help you Save & Minimize

Minimalism seems to be all the rage lately. There is a certain buzz around the idea of cutting down on consumerism and materialism and for good reasons. It is no secret that we are overindulgent consuming creatures at times. Somewhere along the way in our evolution, we have completely lost track of what we are consuming and why. We have lost the roots of our needs. When we go beyond our basic necessities what impact does overconsumption really have anyway? There are environmental impacts that we can no longer ignore, problems with debt, greed, and selfishness. Over consuming while in…

21 Tips for Saving for your Dream Vacation

Are you dreaming of a sandy shore on a tropical beach? The sun beaming cheerfully as you lay and read a book. No schedule, no obligations, just you, the next chapter and gentle lapping of the waves. Are you dreaming of standing on the side of the grand canyon? Feeling chills travel through your whole body as you stare in awe at the natural beauty of the world that is everyone to see?  Are you dreaming of staring into the Mona Lisa’s eyes? Trying to discover the secrets that is hidden in her smile? Or dreaming of sitting…

29 Gifts of Gratitude to my 29 Year Old Self

So it’s my birthday today. Yay! Happy Birthday to me. I’m 29 today! I can’t believe the decade of my twenties is almost at an end. And I am happy to feel nothing but gratitude today. My twenties though not over yet have been full of surprises and certainly not what I thought they would be like when I first began this decade-long journey of self-discovery. I have learned so much, mostly the hard way but the lessons that have followed have shaped who I am and I kind of like who…

2017 Reading Recommendations

Well, another year of reading has come and gone and although I did not reach my 2017 reading goal I still managed to read some amazing tales. In this post, I will share what some of my favorite books of 2017 were, and I will share with you what my reading goals are for 2018. Because it’s always a good idea to have a game plan. I had a pretty ambitious reading goal in 2017 of 35 books. I thought this was pretty manageable seeing how I read 30 in 2016. However, I ended up spending much more…

Favorite Blog Post of 2017

With this year coming to an end I find myself in a rather reflective mood. And looking back on my 2017 blogging ventures is easy because it was a big year for the old blog! I switched my site to self-hosted this year, I committed to a posting schedule, I started to work with brands, I wrote an e-book. Woah, what a year! I have learned so much about blogging, writing, collaborations, working with brands, marketing, and problem-solving. It has been a stressful and fun 2017 with lots of planning and creativity. And the reward is the…

7 Ways to Clean up Old Blog Posts

So you have been blogging for a while now? You probably have lots of blog posts filling your site. Some you love, some not so much, and others that you totally forgot about. If you have been blogging for awhile then you may have noticed that your writing skills and style have changed quite a lot. Hopefully for the better, since you began. But what about those old posts? What about your humble beginnings? Have you forgotten all about those passionate posts from your blogging past? Have you neglected the old for the new? Sometimes we can be so focused…

89 Things to Remove from your Home & your Life

Guys, can you believe it? 2017 is coming to an end and a brand new year is on the horizon! 2018 is making its way towards us and so is the opportunity for new beginnings and fresh starts. I’m feeling excited about this, I don’t know if you can tell. Of course, January 1st is only another new day so the new beginnings and fresh starts really come from your personal intention that you put behind your goals and the power you put into them. Meaning any changes you wish to make or start can happen…