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12 things I learned from reading 80 books last year

12 things I learned from reading 80 books last year

  If the last book you read was To Kill a Mockingbird in high school…you need to read this…   ***   Here’s a quick scenario…   You just bought a pet lizard and you want to train it…you want to teach your pet a […]

How Sunflower Fields Can Change Your Life

How Sunflower Fields Can Change Your Life

  Do you ever find yourself getting stuck in the same routine?    If you’re like us, you have a set time that you eat dinner, feed the dog, put the kids to bed, put the laundry on, etc…   I was talking to a […]

4 blatantly obvious tips for becoming invincible

4 blatantly obvious tips for becoming invincible

  This guy looks pretty fearless huh? Yeah I think so too. But most of us don’t walk around wearing 19th century medieval garb on a daily basis.   So what can you do to be like this guy, but not have to walk around […]

Photo shoot with side hustler mamas

Photo shoot with side hustler mamas

  This past week Grayson and I were lucky enough to be part of a photo shoot for some of our favourite brands, who are run by some bad ass hustler mamas!   Bad ass mama #1 – Elizabeth is the owner of Wooly Doodle. […]

Why playing the lottery will never make you rich

Why playing the lottery will never make you rich

  (There we are sippin’ on some $20 chocolatey & fruity concoctions from Starbucks on Darren’s birthday…woooo!)   Do you play the lottery?   If you do, that’s fine. We used to buy the odd ticket for the big draws every once in a while […]

5 tips for your newborns first photo shoot

5 tips for your newborns first photo shoot

    My best friend had her first child recently. The sweetest boy, Sullivan Duke.   She asked me if I would take a few pictures of him when I came to visit.  I had never taken pictures of a newborn before, but I was […]

How we made (almost) $200,000 last year in our sleep

How we made (almost) $200,000 last year in our sleep

  Okay, not quite $200,000. If you want exact numbers, it was $178,193.81.   It’s not everyday that someone hands you a check like that.   So how’d we do it? I’ll tell you, but it’s not exactly a harrowing death defying story involving gun […]

How to find thousands of dollars right under your nose-literally!

How to find thousands of dollars right under your nose-literally!

When I first left my job and we moved into our new house, one thing I noticed right away was that we had too much “stuff”.   Not junk, just stuff.   My husband and I realized that we’d been lugging around so much stuff […]

How long do you spend at the grocery store?

How long do you spend at the grocery store?

  There are 168 hours in a week.   And let’s just say you get 7 hours of sleep a night (if you’re lucky!)   That leaves you with 119 hours.   Eating, we’ll say that takes about 2 hours a day…   Down to […]

The $1200 stroller

The $1200 stroller

    For all you wondering…yes, our son is holding a stick in this picture because he seems to be obsessed with sticks lately. For some reason he always has to have a stick in his hand at all times when outdoors. Maybe it’ll be […]

My 4 simple Lightroom tips for editing photos

My 4 simple Lightroom tips for editing photos

    I recently took the plunge and purchased Adobe Lightroom.  I had always strictly edited my photos on Instagram (crazy, I know!) but after a while I thought I needed an actual editing program to enhance my photos just a bit more.   I […]

Who handles the finances in your home?

Who handles the finances in your home?

    Paying bills is stressful.   Wouldn’t you agree? Maybe not the physical act of paying them (online payments are easier than ever), but the mental stress that comes along with knowing that just by living, you are costing yourself money everyday.   Mortgage/rent, […]

The New Age Stay at Home Mom

The New Age Stay at Home Mom

  Honey. I’m home!   The breadwinner.     Traditionally that was the man of the household. I’m sure you remember the shows. The husband would come home in his suit, carrying his briefcase and hang his hat up at the door before he stepped […]

Why I don’t go out on weekends

Why I don’t go out on weekends

  The majority of people work Monday-Friday, so come the weekend this is their only time to do outings with their families.  Hence why no matter where you go, EVERYWHERE is jammed packed with thousands of people every Saturday and Sunday.   When my husband […]

Do you even remember your honeymoon?

Do you even remember your honeymoon?

  When my parents went on their honeymoon almost 40 years ago, they went to Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada side). They drove down (about a 3 hour drive from our hometown) and spent the weekend at the falls. I love their old school pic of […]

The Monster of All Blenders

The Monster of All Blenders

    I used to change blenders like I changed hairstyles. I’d take the low road and buy a 60 to 85 dollar blender from my local department store and bring it home. I’d put everything in these blenders from fruit to veggies to oatmeal. […]

My list of 14 Must Have Children’s Books For Your Nursery

My list of 14 Must Have Children’s Books For Your Nursery

    Word of advice, for all the moms out there…read to your kids young!   It’s incredible how observant these little sponges are. As soon as they can open up their eyes and hold their head up (or even before) get into the habit […]