when Christmas isn’t the “happiest season of all”

Christmas is upon us in two days and I don’t know about you, but I don’t exactly know what happened to December. Between work and life and home and the craziness of the season the month flew by. And worst of all is that the marketing that comes at us makes it seem like “It’s…

how to have a minimalist and zero waste christmas

I love Christmas. For as long as I can remember Christmas has been my favourite holiday. I love the traditions and the memories surrounding it, but Christmas can also be a very wasteful holiday. As I am trying to work on my minimalist and zero waste journey I am trying to make my holidays and…

my one year blogging anniversary

1 year ago I pressed publish on this blog. I didn’t tell anyone about it for a few weeks once I had a few other blog posts under my belt, but my intro post was published December 1, 2017.  When I first started this blog I wanted it to be something to let some of…

Liebster Award Nomination – My First Award!

I was recently nominated for a Liebster Award by Crushed Caramel which is so exciting, especially as I am coming up on my one year of blogging on this blog, fivestarredlife.  The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers and continues throughout the internet. I am so honoured to have been chosen…

the best date night ideas

Today is Nigel and I’s 5th anniversary and over the years we have gone on quite a few dates. Some of these are quite typical while some may be a bit different from the norm. I figured one of the most appropriate things to share on this day is some of my favourites, both recent…

how i meal plan

When life is getting crazy and I don’t feel like I have any moments for anything (see more in my post from last week about feeling burnt out) one thing that really helps is having a plan for dinner. Due to our schedules my husband cooks most weekdays as I don’t get in the door…

feeling burnt out

Today I left my house and got to work while it was still dark and almost my entire commute home was also in the dark. The rainy season has started here in Raincouver and my dry days are going to be few and far between. My husband and I seem to be on perpetually different…

things that make me happy – fall 2018

Today I am coming at you with a new version of “Things That Make Me Happy” – Fall 2018 Edition Days when my alarm doesn’t go off at 5:00am Fuzzy Socks Cinnamon bun Saturdays (yes they are from a tube, yes they aren’t the best, but they make me happy and excited to start the…

declutter with me: bathroom

Welcome to month two of my declutter with me series where I will be tackling my bathroom. If you missed my first post last month when I went through my makeup and accessories you can click here. It is crazy how much stuff can accumulate in a bathroom, even in one as tiny as mine….