July 30, 2018

  • Go with a list

Whether it is gifts, clothing or décor you’re looking for… make a list!  Write down what birthdays are coming up along with ideas jotted down beside that person.  If you’ve cleaned out your closet, and you know you need dress pants, white/neutral c...

April 12, 2018

  1. 1. Sewing kit-just the basics…. Thread (basic colours; black, white, navy, red), needles (go for the wide eyelets, much easier to thread), and a good pair of sharp scissors…No, you cannot purchase form the Dollarstore! A pair of quality scissors that will cut th...

April 3, 2018

Ok, so this experience is now shocking to us, we’re about a month away from completing a WHOLE YEAR of buying nothing new?!?!?? Nothing new at all!?!?.  We still don’t feel like it’s registered in our minds, it seems surreal and unfathomable that we have made it this f...

February 14, 2018

We have a few celebrated moments coming up that affect us all.  We have Valentines day (which some people just refer to as a “Hallmark” holiday), and come springtime, we have Mother’s day, followed by Father’s day.  Here are just a few ideas to make it more intimate, s...

January 23, 2018

My (Nina) husband had booked and planned a family getaway to Blue Mountain for a week of fun and ski, leaving Boxing Day afternoon.  Knowing the ultimate Christmas craze was tight behind the trip, we frantically packed up the morning of departure, entertained some visi...

December 12, 2017

1.    Kids toys

There are so many options when it comes to buying second hand kids toys.  You can venture to virtually any thrift shop and find endless options, or even garage sales come Spring. There’s also the luxury of sitting at home and accessing social m...

October 21, 2017

We are honestly so lucky to be in a generation where ‘anything goes’ with décor and fashion! In fact, we are ENCOURAGED more than ever to self-express, ‘Do It Yourself’ projects, or embrace a self-employed movement.  What does that look like in fashion? Well, you have...

September 15, 2017

IT’S. NOT. GETTING. EASIER…. this is our 5 month update :)

Nina’s Update: Within the 5 month mark, our family went through a pretty big milestone…. We bought a new house. Now when I say new, I mean 30 years plus, home. We did pretty good considering. We managed to beg,...

July 24, 2017

Nina's two sense

Both Sam and I have to agree…this.is.harder.than.we.thought!

We came in strong to this challenge, feeling quite proud and powerful, prepared and well equipped.  Now, three months later, reality has set in and things are getting harder and less convenient...

July 6, 2017

Can you believe it's summer?!

We hope you enjoyed Canada's 150th Birthday:)  

Finally after technical difficulties I have added Episode two of, "Making it Minimal".  Do you already use these two products (watch the video below)?  Drop us a line on FB, Instagram, twitter,...

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