So my husband and I just got back from our yearly road trip this past weekend. It got me to thinking about all the ways we save money every year and all the ways we COULD have saved money. You know I share (or at least try to share EVERYTHING with you). So here are my tips for before and during your vacation getaway. Although I know the summer is nearly over, I also know there are many who take this “off season” to do their vacationing. Yet another way to save if you have the option. So here is 11 money saving vacation tips for you!
Okay, so I haven’t done a DIY in FOREVER. Just never seem to have the time. I think the last time I did a DIY, was when I first started this blog, and that post is LONG LONG gone! I have been absolutely OBSESSED with throw pillows lately, and there have been some super cute bow pillows circulating the home decor looks as of late! So I wanted to show you how I made these DIY bow pillows.
Do you ever get a craving for one specific dish? then you have to have it all the time. That is exactly what happened when I just had to have couscous salad. all I know is I love couscous and I wanted to make a cold salad that is not only delicious but also healthy and vegan. so I came up with a very simple budget-friendly recipe that I am obsessed with and I think you will love.
To me, couscous salad represents summer and relaxation. It’s super simple to make and can last one meal, or you can prep it for meal planning in your week! It’s also super versatile if you want to add your own kick to it.
Like two week ago my husband came across a cute and sweet article about a wife that gave her husband free reign to dress her for one whole week. I have no idea how it came about, but it was so super sweet. She gave no suggestions, recommendations or denied ANYTHING. Literal FREE REIGN! The choices he chose and why were so thoughtful and cute. She admitted that a lot of them she never would have picked out herself, and was surprised when some pretty bright choices were complemented by clients and peers. So ….I wanted to see what my husband would do. So I let my husband dress me this week.
I have known my husband for nearly seven years. Almost five of those years have been our marriage. He has a great sense of style for himself, and sometimes, I ask what he thinks of a new piece I am looking to buy. But other than that, I generally keep my personal taste 100% of my choice. So this was a nerve-racking week.
There is nothing more comforting than a bowl of soup. No matter what time of the year. It’s healthy, detoxifying and DELICIOUS. The canned versions can be great when you’re in an absolute RUSH. But if you have ten to twenty minutes to spare, why not make some homemade soup! It’s super easy, really cheap, and ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. I make this soup in roughly 1-2 serving amounts, but it is so super easy to double, triple quadruple…whatever you want more! I just prefer it freshly made. It’s a personal choice you make when cooking right?.
The beauty of a herb garden is how simple and quick it is. How much money it can save you. How beautiful and relaxing it can be! I love beautiful delicious herbs, but do I really want to spend upwards of $2-$3 for a handful that is already picked, and will start to wilt in just a few days!?..Yes, I know. You can clean the ends and put it in a glass of water. That will prolong their life just a little bit more. But why even bother worrying about it? Herbs are so easy to grow and absolutely beautiful to have in your home, or even on your balcony, deck, patio, garden….wherever you have available space!
Four years ago today, I did what unknowingly would be my final rescue for a very long time! Rescuing Harley, four years ago today!He was clearly neglected. Emaciated and with minor injuries, we showered him with love. Four years later he is finally comfortable enough to dog!
Rescuing Harley – HIS Story
On the way home for a visit, I happened to be staring off into space listening to the radio, when I saw this dog in the ditch! Me being my all around level headed calm self (note some heavy levels of sarcasm there) I screamed for my husband to stop the car. Which means he went two to three more blocks. We stopped and turned around looking for what I “thought” was a sheltie. That’s when we found a dog, emaciated and injured in more ways than one. Curled up in the ditch, in a thorn bush! He had two double pronged collars nearly embedded into his neck, and his left paw was stuck in one of them! Now if you know me or my husband personally, you will probably know our loathing hatred for these collars. So my husband broke them off. He was finally free, and I think did what any scared, lonely animal would do. He ran off. We finally got him back, and now had to figure out what was next!
Anyone that has, or is starting a business from the ground up, can tell you it takes a lot of hard work, determination, and stamina to succeed. Which is why today I decided to open up and talk to you about something I have lived with for a long time. I have a B12 and iron deficiency. Before I was FINALLY diagnosed, there were so many days where I could barely find the energy to move out of bed. It seemed like a never-ending battle of wits with my own brain and body to function normally! I have learned not only to deal with it but also how to Live, Work & THRIVE With Vitamin Deficiencies
Let’s start off with a few facts shall we!? Some facts about Vitamin B12 and iron deficiencies.
It’s the middle of March, and we just got hit with what is (hopefully) our last snowstorm. We have been receiving the most “interesting” weather forecasts. I have my sandals AND my snow boots on ready standby. I never know which one we are going to need!. This crazy weather also brings another potentially annoying fact about life. Getting sick! It’s annoying, inconvenient and not to mention slightly painful. Last week I came down with a cold, which was fine. I slowed down a bit, but I was still working and doing my normal daily routine. Then all of a sudden I got hit with the stomach flu, and it has pretty much wiped me out until about yesterday. My husband came down with it a few days after I did, which means that we had a 100% bad germ infestation in the house. So now that we are on the mend, everything should be good right!? NOPE. Now comes the fun part! Dealing with the aftermath. Here are a few Simple Steps To Cleaning Up After Being Sick, to stop the spread of germs from recirculating.
I have NEVER loved a shampoo in my life. Until now. As I’ve gotten older, I have gradually changed the way I do a lot of things. One of those things is watching what I use on my body. Heavy chemicals can also seep into your system via the skin. They have been known to lead to anything from rashes and irritated skin, all the way up to a few such as Parabens and certain fragrances being a leading contributor to cancer.That’s why when someone recommended Live Clean Shampoo’s I was super excited to try them out. Not only are they a lot better for our bodies, they’re also budget-friendly! Ranging from $4-$7CAD.