To me, saving money is a way of life. From travel to date night, I’m always on the hunt for a good deal without the need to compromise on quality. 

10 Tips for Getting into a Routine


We all know that marriage isn’t perfect and that once you start sharing a life together you realize how different the two of you really are. While I love my husband’s spontaneity, it also drives me nuts because spontaneity is the complete opposite of one of my favorite words…routine.  I am routine obsessed. I have […]




5 Ways To Declutter Your Life (Other Than Your Home)

5 Ways to Declutter Your Life

I’ve moved houses 4 times in the last 5 years, and still have 1 more move left. I am officially SICK of moving. BUT, the one thing I love about moving is that it gives me an opportunity to go through ALL my belongings and purge. It’s amazing how much STUFF we quickly accumulate. What […]



10 Tips to Increase Productivity


The funny thing is, I’ve been procrastinating on writing this blog post all week. For some reason (probably the gloomy weather), I can’t seem to get into the blogging groove. But a few cups of java later, I’m finally here committing to this post, to check yet another task off my to-do list. Those who […]


20 Things I’ve Learned In My Twenties


This picture is very significant to me. It was taken on my 20th birthday when I was a much different person. Feeling so mature, grown up, and wise, I now realize the immaturity of the young lady in this photo, who now seems like a complete stranger. Well today, is my 26th birthday and to […]


Discovering Essential Oils

img_6805Hi! My name is Alix Martin. I am honored to be here as a guest blogger! I want to share three ways I have used dōTERRA essential oils to drastically change my life. But first, three things you need to know about me: In my family I am significantly outnumbered. I have an amazing husband […]


10 Ways to Take Care you You!

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Do you ever feel like you are constantly trying to keep up with life? Feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, and rundown? If you answered yes, when was the last time you treated yourself to some me-time? We are so obsessed with filling up our calendars that by the time we check off every box on our […]



6 Tips for Cruising to Savings

Processed with VSCO with c3 presetOkay, that’s it. I am sick of winter. Sure, the snow is nice during the holiday season but come January I am more than ready to swap my snow boots for flip flops and parka for my swimsuit. With a fresh coat of snow on the ground, I can’t help but reminisce on my last […]

How to Land your Dream Job

Did you know that on average it takes people approximately 4 months to land a new job? So how does one land their dream job quickly and efficiently? While my first job wasn’t at all glamorous it quickly led me to an exciting career that gave me remarkable exposure and job experience. I landed this […]

10 Gifts for Under $10

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While the hustle and bustle of Christmas may be over, gift giving certainly isn’t. Between birthday’s, house warming parties, and weddings, it feels like we are constantly forking out money for gifts. So much so that we had to make it part of our monthly budget. And if you are like me, you’re probably scrambling […]

7 Travel Tips to Save You Money

7 Travel Tips to Save You Money

So picture this. It’s my first business trip that was over a span of three days. Because it was my first trip I packed a massive suitcase that was so full my male colleagues had to lift it for me. With some travel experience I have finally mastered the art of packing light. In fact, […]


7 Brides & How They Saved On Their Weddings


Like most little girls I dreamed and fantasied about my wedding day. From the dress to the horse drawn carriage, I had always wanted a Cinderella wedding. What I didn’t realize however, was the price tag associated with my dream wedding. You tack on the word “wedding” to any service and the price goes by […]


10 Items to Buy At Costco

10 items to buy at costco

Who doesn’t love a good trip to Costco?! It’s literally your one stop shop. From groceries, to jewellery Costco has it all. However, my biggest problem with Costco is that I often go in for just a couple of items but leave with an overflowing cart…sound familiar? My in-laws refer to Costco as “Cost-More” because […]




 10 Date Night Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank


I am sure everyone who is married or who has been in a long term relationship remembers the good old days of expensive romantic candle light dinners, flowers, chocolates, blah, blah, blah. But as reality sets in you realize that these expensive dates won’t last forever. And while it’s always nice to be treated with […]


 How We Travel Debt-Free In 5 Easy Steps

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If there is one thing I look forward to each and every year it’s our annual vacation. In fact we just got back from an AMAZING vacation in Jamaica which inspired this week’s blog post.  We NEED the time to unwind, relax and re-connect. I personally believe that taking that time every year is a […]



‘Tis the season to be broke…

shutterstock_84218830Guys guess what!? Did you know that there are only 56 days left until Christmas!? You may be thinking “hold up, Halloween hasn’t even passed yet and you’re already talking about Christmas?” I love Christmas! As of Wednesday I will start listening to Christmas carols and watch my favourite Christmas classics. But as much as […]