my edited spring/summer wardrobe

The past few years has been a real journey for my wardrobe. When I first got married and unpacked my clothes I took up a full closet with only a small amount of clothing left for my husband. Then as my minimalism and ethical journey began I started to pare down my wardrobe more and…

creating things – DIY with me part 2

Last year I shared some of the things that I was DIY-ing in the bathroom such as liquid soap, scented bath salts, and bubble bath which you can read about in my post here. Today I am sharing some more DIY’s that I have been using. The sea salt spray I have been using for…

hoping my little plants grow – april garden update

I do not have a ton of experience with gardening, but my love of watching things grow is only growing! Last year was my real first foray into the gardening world when I got my first community garden plot (4×8) and planted it full of crops that actually grew including beans, zucchini, radishes, beets, and…

creating home – master bathroom and closet

One of my favourite things about having to spend all of my time in my home lately is the time that I have to get little things around the house done. Of course some things sadly had to be put on hold like the bathtub that is sitting in my second bedroom instead of the…

spring/summer reads 2020

despite everything else going on in the world, spring has truly started. The sun is shining, the plants are starting to grow, and my book reading has pivoted to books about the beach, spring flings, and happy books. There are lots of books coming out in the next few months that you should definitely read….

what is bringing me joy

I have been thinking a lot about joy lately. Many of things that bring me joy in my every day life isn’t the same at the moment such as hanging out and hugging my friends and family, going out to eat at a new restaurant, wandering the mall and finding something fun to bring home,…

my isolation skincare routine

I originally was planning on doing a new makeup routine post this month, and then I (like most of the world) stopped going outside, and as such also stopped wearing makeup. What hasn’t stopped however, is my skincare routine. Having time each morning and evening to spend a bit of time on my skincare has…

working from home – my tips and tricks

Like much of North America I have been working at home for the last little while. The jobs that we have previously been told couldn’t happen at home under any circumstance, seems to have been figured out, and much of the technological issues have worked themselves out. Due to a job change in the middle…

the best books i read this month – march 2020

Well this was a month. Like much of the world the past two weeks have been spent mostly at home and I am not sure whether or not my reading has improved with it. On one hand I am surrounded by all the books I picked up before the libraries closed all day and have…

disappointment: changes and cancellations

It has been a week since I wrote my post on social distancing and wow, that week has seemed like a year. The dining room table has fully transitioned to becoming my desk, I haven’t left the house in days, and the news seems to be worse and worse every single day. It was my…