Coast to coast with Air Canada

In early September, I got an email from Air Canada announcing their Coast-to-Coast Flight Pass. Apparently it was the first time this was being offered. On Flyer Talk, someone expressed their frustration having to buy a North America flight pass just to go from Toronto to Yellowknife. And browsing through the 44 regularly offered flight…

Impulse buy: umbrella stroller (but was it really?)

Our main stroller is an Uppababy Vista 2014 model in Black. I remember making the decision back in 2015, tentative about making big ticket purchases, before E made his appearance and we would know everything is okay. West Coast Kids had a clearance sale on older 2014 models, so we got it for $599 or…

Silly experiments on myself: Eyelash extensions

Getting eyelash extensions is not my thing. It seems poufy to me. Why not go the mascara route? There are some fantastic ones these days, the marketing would have you believe (see end of this post). But … last year, BIL’s sensible girlfriend started getting them. She got them once ahead of a trip abroad….

Vancouver meal kit options: delicious experiments on myself

Honestly? When I met my boss 11 months ago and she told me she was a fan of the meal kit delivery service she uses, I was skeptical. Without going into which stereotype I applied to her, I did make some assumptions. That she and her hubby (whom I’ve never met) are the type of…

Before and after: our condo

Note: I’ve been “sitting” on this post in drafts forever (at least a year since the most recent photo below) that it’s kind of ridiculous. Currently, our place looks nothing like it does below, LOL. But I love the how I have photos from when we moved in and it was empty and far more…

“I feel so accomplished” or something

My BIL is the first person I ever saw wearing Nike Flyknit shoes. He bought them years ago, it seems. They look very comfortable but otherwise weren’t much on my radar. Afterall, when it comes to athletic shoes, I only keep pouring my money into runners and they will have to suffice for the rare…

Art around the house: Crafty again

The last time I was crafty on a big scale, it was for a big party for me and NPY. Now, I’ve done it again. Second bedroom: Gallery wall After years of accumulating “art cards” (post cards, five-card KORT sets from IKEA), Canada Post special edition stamps and other paraphernalia, and the like, I finally could…

I got a monogram embosser, so now what?

I have long wanted an embosser and 2712 Designs has a Groupon offer every now and then. The first thing I purchased from them was a self-inking stamp for me and NPY for the nearly zero letters we mail out. Haha. Then the embosser was recently on offer and I nabbed it. I was looking for…

I got a smartwatch and, for the first time in years, a watch tan

Since I am so “anti”, I eschew the idea of getting a “push gift” but I did want to mark my return to work after 52 49 weeks away with something new and incentivizing. I have every intention of biking to work instead of walking and thought a commuter bag would be my “back-to-work gift”…

Crafting lately: personalized colourful wood growth chart

I had a few choices when it came to a growth chart for E. BIL saw this when it was a work in progress and kept wondering why I didn’t designate a door frame and mark heights off there like we all used to do it. Because when you live in a condo, you don’t…