Best College Backpacks for Any Budget

College, Fashion, Lifestyle, Work

Reading Time: 8 minutes What is the number one college essential you need for the coming school year? A book bag. Seriously the best college backpacks are essential for having a successful year at school. With no backpack, it’ll be hard to carry your things around. Another school year is coming close, and some of us headed to college—either […]

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FabFitFun Spoilers: Winter 2019

Health + Beauty, Treat Yourself

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ladies, it’s that time of year again: FabFitFun time! I have to say that while I liked the stuff I got in my Fall 2019 FabFitFun Box, it wasn’t the best it could have been. But I’ve taken a peek at the FabFitFun spoilers for Winter 2019 and I am SO EXCITED about this season’s […]

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Fall 2019 Causebox Review

Health + Beauty, Treat Yourself

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s time for my Fall 2019 Causebox review. This season’s Causebox had some of the most amazing products in it, of the highest quality made by seriously sustainable companies. From travel accessories and packing to skin treatments, here are the amazing things I got in the Fall 2019 Causebox: Not a Causebox subscriber yet? Use […]

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Should you start a podcast side hustle?

Fempreneur

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dreaming of starting a podcast side hustle? I’ve been a podcast fan for years and after falling in love with true crime podcasts, I decided that I wanted to create my own. And it’s been a wild ride ever since. Podcasting keeps getting listed as a great side hustle, and as a podcaster and lover […]

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Let’s Talk About the ‘I’m Broke’ Mindset

Money

Reading Time: 4 minutes Being broke is no laughing matter, and many of us experience it at least once in our lives (sometimes WAY more than that). And despite what many gurus out there say, you can’t simply dream an ‘I’m broke’ situation away. But dwelling on a dwindling money situation doesn’t help either. In fact, your negative mindset […]

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How to Master Your Performance Review Self-Assessment

Work, Career

Reading Time: 4 minutes Performance review self-assessment activities are one of my least favourite things to do. But they’re required for almost any adult job and they absolutely matter when it comes to deciding your future in your company. So, it’s about time that we talk about how to master them. Performance review time is around the corner. In […]

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Can I Afford a Dog? Some Things to Consider Before You Make the Commitment

Lifestyle, Pets

Reading Time: 9 minutes Dogs are quite literally the BEST. Seriously, as much of a pain in the ass he can be from time-to-time, I have on many occasions said that getting Benny was the best decision I’ve ever made. But dogs cost money, they take a lot of time and they can put a bit of a dent […]

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Budget-Friendly Friendsgiving Party Ideas


Lifestyle, Home

Reading Time: 5 minutes Thanksgiving is a great way to connect with friends and family, share a meal and enjoy each other’s company. But it can get quite pricey. If you’re planning on holding a friends-only get-together this year, here are some Friendsgiving party ideas to keep the budget low. Typically I spend Thanksgiving out of town with my […]

October 7, 2019

11 Plus-Size Fall Jackets for Any Occasion


Lifestyle, Fashion

Reading Time: 8 minutes Summer is officially over, especially here in Calgary where we saw a gigantic dump of snow during the last weekend of September. It’s time to put away those tank tops, short shorts and adorable rompers in favour of some warmer clothing, including your plus-size fall jackets. If you’re looking for a cute and stylish jacket […]

October 2, 2019

CIFF Day 1 Recap: Opening Gala


Calgary, Film, Play

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Calgary International Film Festival has officially started. Tonight was the opening gala at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Guests were treated to the film The Song of Names, along with a discussion with director François Girard afterward. Here’s a quick overview of what went down and what you can expect next! Day 1: The […]

September 19, 2019

How to Pick the Best Purse for Work


Lifestyle, Career, Fashion, Work

Reading Time: 5 minutes It’s fall which means everyone’s back to the regular daily grind. If you need to spice up your office wardrobe, you might be looking for a great new purse for work. Here’s what to look for when finding the perfect one! Prior to my luxurious days working for myself in my pyjamas all day where […]

September 18, 2019

How to Save Money Grocery Shopping


Money

Reading Time: 7 minutes Groceries—you can never seem to afford them but you’re living on Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats (which really adds up) without them. If you’re tired of spending your monthly food budget in one go, I have some tips and tricks to help you save money grocery shopping! Girl, grocery shopping is hella expensive. You […]

September 17, 2019

Calgary International Film Festival: What to See and Do


Calgary, Travel

Reading Time: 6 minutes The Calgary International Film Festival takes place this year between September 18 and 29th. If you’re planning to attend (or even thinking about attending) this year’s festival, here’s my top picks for what to do and see. The Toronto International Film Festival has come and gone, and it’s time for all of the glitz and […]

September 16, 2019

Best Cheap Fitness Tracker Watch


Lifestyle, Health + Beauty, Play, Tech

Reading Time: 5 minutes Fitness trackers are all the rage, and why wouldn’t they be? They help you track your activity, health factors like heart rate and sleep. But they’re also pretty expensive, so what are the best cheap fitness trackers and do they really work? Last year while I was volunteering at the Calgary International Film Festival, I […]

September 5, 2019

Meet the New Causebox Market


Treat Yourself

Reading Time: 4 minutes Causebox has added a brand new marketplace for subscribers where you can buy one-off items in addition to the season’s box. So, what’s the scoop on the new Causebox Market? One of the things that I love about FabFitFun is the marketplace where you can get one-off items at a severely discounted price. It’s something […]

September 1, 2019

30 Before 30: How to Create a Goal Plan


Lifestyle, Goals

Reading Time: 5 minutes I tend to be a tad bit ambitious, so goal planning and achieving are big for me. I find goals are most successful when you create a plan for them. So, how do you create a goal plan? Last week I shared the beginning of my 30 before 30 list, and part of that journey […]

August 31, 2019