#FrugalFallFun

Despite the first day of fall being nearly a month ago, the weather is finally in line with the season. The mornings are crisp, the days are gloomy, and the nights are early. Fall is certainly my favourite season, but it can be tough battling the first bouts of seasonal affective disorder. This can be…

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla

Quesadillas are so easy to make and, filled with sweet potato and black beans, this one is the perfect lunch for fall time! Ingredients: Mashed sweet potato Black beans Tomato Garlic Cumin Shredded cheese (I didn’t put it in mine, but it would have made it SO much better) I started by peeling, boiling, and…

App Appreciation: Flipp

A month into the school year and all you students who are no longer living under your parents roof might have realized how expensive it is to live. Rent, food, toilet paper… why is it all so expensive? Flipp is an app that I’ve been using for a while now and it is so handy. It provides…

September Favourites

September was overwhelming to say the least. Going back to school is an adjustment for everyone, but after last year, I felt extra anxious and misplaced. I certainly felt the consequences of the valuable time I lost that could have been spent furthering my relationships. To keep me busy, I put my whole self into…

DIY Choker

Chain and Charm In the past few years, chokers have made a major comeback. There are so many styles out now, that it is pretty much impossible not to love them! Although, due to their wild popularity, it is possible to find affordable ones, nothing beats a good DIY. This choker is one of my…

Fruity Chia Pudding Recipes

Chia pudding is a great nutritious breakfast or dessert option. Two tablespoons of the tiny seeds provide an immense amount of vitamins and nutrients, including omega-3 fats, protein, fibre, and calcium! Since the seeds themselves have no flavour, the chia pudding recipes are endless. Here is the base recipe: 2 TBSP chia seeds 1/2 cup…

Simple DIY Hygiene Products

I’m all about doing everything that I can to reduce my ecological footprint. Climate change and global warming are real things and, even if I can’t singlehandedly reverse them, I want to do everything that I can. After all, it all starts with one person, right? I’ve been really into making my own personal hygiene…

Beauty Hack: Baby Powder

We’re all guilty of running out of the house with dirty hair. Whether you overslept in the morning or got a last minute invite to go out, sometimes there is just no time to wash, dry, and style our hair. That is probably why dry shampoo quickly became a staple in every girls’ bathroom. Those…

Smoothies for Every Occasion

Smoothies are a great way to get good foods into your body on the busiest of days. They are a go-to breakfast for me when I’ve overslept. Although great in the morning, they can, and should, be enjoyed at all times of the day. Here are three different smoothies recipes for three different occasions (but…

Bounce Ball Review

Bounce is an Australian company that makes a unique variation of a protein bar: a protein ball! They make their classic protein energy balls, which I am reviewing, as well as vegan balls and bites. The first thing that I noticed about the Bounce balls is that their shape, while fun, makes the bar quite…

Fake Freckles

For the past couple of months I’ve been experimenting with makeup. I’ve been slowly replacing all my products with cruelty-free brands, which means I’ve been paying more attention to what I’m buying. Doing so, I’ve developed a whole new curiosity and appreciation for makeup and how/what I like to apply to my face everyday. I…

August Favourites

My last month before school is brought to you by shows to binge-watch, music to be made into killer playlists, and books to read before delving into academic textbooks. This month flew by in a whirl of new media. Black Mirror: This show is about testing the limits of technology. I watched it on Netflix…