JUSU is a local company that I have fallen in love with over & over again for the last couple of years. They have expanded into much more than just a juice bar. When I decided to research more into JUSU and why it started it really hit me hard in the chest. Learning that the CEO, Bruce Mullen’s wife passed away from Breast Cancer and knowing Bruce was looking for ways to reverse his wife’s fatal illness. Jusu was created in honour of Charlene, his wife. JUSU's focus on striving for a zero-impact lifestyle continued with the realization that the cold-pressed organic juices was a nutrient gold mine. JUSU Body started in 2016, with pure, organic juice pulp-infused and plant-based skincare products to protect your body and the environment. I purchased a couple of their items when it launched and ended up buying my husband the shaving cream along with their ginger soap bar.Read More
If you have been following along, you would know that we lost a baby back in November. It was tough. A lot of family & friends were surprised to find out we were even pregnant because we originally said to everyone like a broke record “One & Done”. After losing the little bean back in November we decided that we truly did want a second little one running around and for Lucas to have a sibling. To my surprised after 30 days after the miscarriage, I tested positive! I just decided to take a test for the hell of it. I was doing my makeup for work and had my glasses off and looked over at the test maybe 1 minute after taking it and my eyes were bulging. I was in shock! I couldn’t believe it and scrambled to put on my glasses. I kept it a secret from my husband for a couple of days but decided to tell him because I felt the hormones rushing on in and I can’t hide when Im over emotional. Im 12 weeks as of today.Read More
I don’t think there’s a breastfeeding momma out there who doesn’t worry about her supply. I was obsessive about my supply when Lucas was first born. I had heard so many stories of moms who’s supply had suddenly dropped and could no longer feed their babies. When I would see a dip in what I was producing, I’d use these strategies to increase my milk supply. When I was taking care of myself and following these tips, I’d typically pump between 9-10 ounces from each side! If you’re working hard to keep your milk flowing (or just doing some research ahead of time), try these totally doable ways to pump up productionRead More
Bitsy Box is a subscription Service curated for your little one! Curated to your child’s age, and something inside just for you. If you’re not happy with an item in your box you can return it for a store credit plus free shipping back! Guarantee to love your Bitsy Box!Read More
If you’re a new blogger or someone who is considering starting up a blog, I hope these tips will help you in your blogging journey. I also hope that this post gave you some inspiration and some faith that earning an income from a blog is possible. If you have any questions, I’d love to help!Read More
I firmly believe that if we only started talking about saving for the holidays in November, it would already be too late. Why? Because one of the easiest ways to save on holiday gifts is to start early. If you are living paycheck-to-paycheck or are on a tight budget, preparing for holiday shopping & getting it done in advance can ensure your finances aren't completely thrown off course in December. Based on what I've learned from my own habits (and from observing people with far superior shopping skills), I think it's safe to say that if there are still leaves on the trees still everywhere when you’re starting your shopping for the winter holidays, you are more likely to ring in 2018 without credit card debt. Here are 5 thrifty tips to help you survive holiday shopping without wreaking havoc on your budget.Read More
So hello, December! I have been pretty quiet on my blog this month due to it' being absolutely chaos! I have a lot going on at the moment this month so I am hoping to get back into the swing of things come January! For now I wanted to update you on why I have been missing.
We have seen Santa about 4 times and it’s only juuust the middle of December. Lucas thankfully isn’t afraid of Santa!
Everyday life is busy. Walmart has made life a little easier by partnering with PayPal. Being able to shop at Walmart with PayPal’s new Cash In and Cash Out services will benefit the everyday person, including myself by allowing me, and everyone else to have access to funds on PayPal at our fingertips. What is PayPal cash in and cash out money services and what does it do? Ever wanted your own personal financial advisor? Use PayPal!Read More
Starting my blog in 2017 I never thought about how important an email list can be. Especially weekly newsletters. When I started to buckle down to grow my blog I immediately put my email list on the back burner. I focused on social shares. It only gets you so far! Once I started to work less on social shares I noticed a decrease in traffic, which meant I wasn’t holding onto organic traffic.Read More
When I started my blog I never anticipated making money from it. I honestly believed I would never be searched or known. This year it has quickly turned into a little side hustle! It brings in enough for me to pay my bills & student loan! I was desperately searching for a way to use my brain, work on my own schedule, and contribute to our family financially while on MatleaveRead More
Don't be fooled by the quinoa! These muffins are absolutley delicious and have you wanting more than one! Also, they are vegan! Every time we cook quinoa for dinner all I can think of is chocolate chip muffins because I originally started making non-vegan muffins back in 2012 or 2013 from the Quinoa 365 cook book. It's both a blessing & a curse?Read More
Moving into our home 5 years ago, I knew we would be here for some time. I always felt that because it’s a rental I wouldn’t want to make it homey because we will be leaving. That being said. We decided this will be our last rental before we purchase a home. We rent a little two bedroom basement suite & our walls are still bare for the most part! I’ve always admired gallery photo walls. I wanted to make one of my own. Specifically on the bare wall in our room above the ledge. I discovered this really cool app called Mixtiles. Mixtiles syncs directly with your phone’s camera roll to quickly and easily order high-quality prints that come in less than a week. And they always have free shipping!Read More