our road trip

Once again we have found ourselves driving across the country, which as road trip enthusiasts doesn’t make us upset at all. I grew up on road trips and I love the time to chat, read, belt out to music, and sometimes even sleep. A lot of people seem to think that Nigel and I would…

the best books I read this month – april 2018

Another month gone and it was a busy one. Between finishing up my graduate degree, packing up my life, and moving back across the country there has been a lot going on. Despite all this I was able to read some great books that I think all of you should check out as well. Let…

let’s talk about straws

I love using straws, but I think the world has a problem with plastic straws and we need to give them up. There, I said it. There are a lot of reasons why I like straws including the fact that I have sensitive teeth and it just makes me happier, but I am trying my…

moving home

I lived in the same bedroom for the first 22 years of my life which can be surprising for a lot of people. This room grew and changed with me starting pink, and then changing to blue and then later purple. This room and the home that it was within was my safe space and…

giving away sentimental items

My next (and hopefully last) big move is coming up in just a few days. Tomorrow most of my belongings will be in a big metal box headed off and I have spent the past few days packing. Now packing is not one of my favourite things to do, but I do love getting to…

a love letter to public transit

I don’t drive, yet I have always managed to get where I need to go, thanks to a wonderful thing called public transit. In smaller cities and large metropolitan areas alike there is usually always a bus for me to catch and a schedule to follow. I don’t mind the rigidity of having to catch…

how i read so many books

If I have to guess, the question I get asked the most in life is “How do you read so many books” and I mean, I understand. At the moment that I am writing this, I have read 102 books and there will probably be at least 2 or 3 more before I have it…

my current skincare routine – cruelty free

For a long time I didn’t care much about my skincare. I washed my face in the shower with whatever was on sale at the grocery store when I needed to buy more and I tried to treat the acne that I did have with harsh OXY pads that just made my skin more oily….

nature: 3 different provinces, 3 different experiences

I love being outside. There is something so renewing and refreshing about being in the fresh air and as the weather is slowing beginning to get better and the temperature going up I am getting excited for all the time I can spend outside in the coming months. Having lived in three different provinces over…

making my own cotton rounds

I have made some major life and outlook changes in my life the past few months and many of these are surrounding the waste that I produce and how much of the world’s resources that I use on a daily basis. This change came from a lot of things but in many ways, it came…