Carry her carrier

I like to think I did a super job of putting kiddo into the carrier, that is, that I use it more often and longer than average. Because I’m looking for validation anywhere. I bought a gray Ergobaby carrier when it was slightly discounted, going with the brand based on reports it provided best support…

Duchess-inspired workout

The more I follow British royalty news, the more headlong I fall into avidly devouring any news items about the “senior royals”. Unfortunately, my thought processes do support the lopsided and anti-feminist articles that report on what the duchesses are wearing and their physiques, fixated on their appearances rather as much or more than the…

On pushing, shopping and new phase of life

So we’ve got this really fresh nine-day-old baby around and life is … good! Better than I expected but it’s the shiny honeymoon phase where NPY is off and while we struggle a little with the new schedule and kiddo’s adjustment to things, NPY is around and off work. In another week, he’s back at…

Window shopping at Anthropologie

A long time ago (over two years ago, for my birthday in March), my sister gave me a gift card from Anthropologie. It was sweet. She listed a bunch of stores that aren’t my “usual” (i.e., Old Navy/Gap/Banana Republic was not listed) and had me select one and she would give me a gift certificate….

A Bulk Barn trip is like Christmas to me

It was very timely as it was just ahead of a States-side road trip (to Point Roberts, WA – we’ve never been to), SmartCanucks posted about Bulk Barn’s Earth day deals. Since we’d be passing through Richmond, I immediately made a list of things to buy and was eager to wash out different size containers…

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….

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…

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…