Purchases I’ve made because of a fashion blogger

I’m one of those now who have replaced my tech feeds with fashion, lifestyle and wellness feeds. Oh dear me. That being said, it helps because I just loathe shopping for clothes and Old Navy-Gap-Banana¬† Republic (who are we kidding, I don’t shop BR except the Factory version) can only be that stylish and unique….

Conscientious Change

  When I first drafted this post to this effect, I had named it “Accidental veganism”. At that point, I had borrowed the Oh She Glows and Thug Kitchen cookbooks, not knowing they are vegan, and a few other cooking shenanigans that were vegan or practically vegan. I bookmarked a lot of recipes of course…

Planted Meals – Vancouver planted-based vegan prepared meals

Last week, I saw in on Erin Ireland’s Instagram Stories that she ordered a week of Planted Meals. The only two meals I remember now are peanut noodles and “beef” bourginon and with the 50% off off for first time orders, I was sold and enjoying Planted Meals this week. She also mentioned how the…

California March 2019 trip: What we did

Between March 7 and March 18 – eight working days and half of my 2019 vacation days! – we took our California vacation booked back in November on Westjet’s Black Friday sales and planned largely in February. It’s so cute that at 3.5 years old, kiddo has an understanding of travel and anticipation for what…

California March 2019 trip: What we ate

It seems like these days, when I travel – and all I can recall is going to Seattle, Toronto and Halifax for the past while – our food adventures haven’t been anything to report back about. Until this time! A mixture of who we met up with in California, increased enthusiasm for what’s on offer,…

California March 2019 trip: Where we stayed

While we booked our 12-day trip to L.A. back in November (Black Friday sales!), it didn’t feel real until we booked our hotels and car rental only/less than a month out. It’s not like we could cancel our flights without huge fees or anything. La Quinta Inn & Suites San Diego SeaWorld-Zoo Area641 Camino Del…

Kondo-ing that shoe rack

Last week, one evening when I was waiting for NPY to bring SLZ home and dinner was already made, I tidily packed up a box of “Baby Lego” and packed some chunky cars that SLZ really doesn’t play with anymore into a box bulging with infant toys. Last week, I was at a spin class…

Microlending update

In almost 18 months since I started lending through Lending Loop, I’m impressed how my three measly minimum deposits ($200 each) has translate into lending $900 so far.  My actual earnings is so paltry that (Banker) NPY laughs and wonder why I even mention it. I’m excited to be be a part of the growth…

Quora & Google reading

A while ago, I subscribed to Quora and when it asked for my interests, I believe I only listed one and that was the Royal Family. Oh, has it delivered in spades! Further, Google provides me a list of current news based on my interests, so far as it has surmised and it’s fairly Royal…

We are rich… in car seats!

Yesterday, someone offered me a car seat her kids had outgrown. “No!” I scoffed. Not because I mind a hand-me-down but I told her that we have five car seats already and only one kid. Come to think of it, we have six car seats and this is how it happened … Graco Snugride Clickconnect…