A fresh start

H E A L T H I E R.   S T R O N G E R.   H A P P I E R.

I have a sort of love/ hate relationship with January. Like many other I begin the year with good intentions, resolutions and motivations. However, the problem is the repeat of last year's incomplete resolutions that were abandoned mid February. This year instead of holding myself to impossible standards, my resolution is to make smaller changes that challenge me and bring me joy.

Write and Read
I purchased a small notebook that I keep beside my bed where I write things that happened to me in the day, both significant and insignificant.

DIYs to Try this Weekend


The start of the weekend not only promises fun and relaxation, but a time to get crafty ideas and creative. And although I should be completing my homework or catching up readings I often look forward to the weekends to try out some cool and easy DIY projects that I pinned to my Pinterest page the week before. This weekend's projects come from one of my favourite DIY blog that enhances my style while keeping me under budget; it's A PAIR AND A SPARE. A dress. A set of earrings. A bag. Basically a whole outfit!

Are you feeling inspired by any of these?  I always love knowing what you like to see, so tell me!

SAVE $$$ While Shopping

Black prince peter boots with girl tribe sweater and pleather skirt plus vero moda cherry shirt at thebay.com

I have been using Ebates for the past three years. Its a FREE website that gives you cash back for purchases you would already be making online. I've made hundreds of dollars in cash back on purchases (especially on back to school purchases) and it is a must have if you shop online! Sign up for FREE here: https://www.ebates.ca/

My favs to shop through Ebates are The Shopping Channel, Hudson's Bay, Indigo-Chapters (for books!) and Ebates.ca works with over 750 stores that ship to Canada including Indigo.ca, Amazon.ca, eBay, Sears, Old Navy, Forever21 and Groupon.

Even though you don’t always get a high percentage back (its usually 1.5% to 4%), a few dollars here and there can really add up over time.  Also when you look up the store on Ebates, they show you all the active coupon codes available at that store. You can combine the coupon codes with cash back for extra savings!