Wow, what a year this has been. It feels like just yesterday we were celebrating the start of a new decade. We had so much hope for the next 10 years. I feel like I've lived several lifetimes throughout the past year, but at the same time it feels like its gone by in the blink of an eye.
I can’t believe I’m writing this blog post right now, it still feels like a dream that I’m engaged! On Saturday August 1, 2020, my boyfriend of 6 years asked me to marry him! I never expected to get engaged during a global pandemic, but here we are! I wanted to share our engagement story… Continue reading Grandma is Engaged!
I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing "this is an unprecedented time in history," but it truly is. The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed our daily lives, and we've never experienced anything like this before. I feel for everyone who has been laid off or struggling with this isolation. It's a really difficult time, and… Continue reading Adjusting to a new “normal”
I've always known that I could live without meat and eat a plant-based diet if I set my mind to it. I wanted to learn more about the nutritional benefits of veganism before I started changing my diet. I watched several documentaries and read some informative articles but I want to emphasize that I didn't… Continue reading One Week of Vegan Meals
I'm not sure if living in Kelowna has turned me into a sustainability and tree-loving hippie, or if I've just recently become more self-aware of my impact on the environment. Either way, over the past few years I've made small changes to my lifestyle that have helped to reduce my carbon footprint. It may seem… Continue reading How to Live a more Sustainable Life
Another year older, another year closer to retirement! As a grandma, birthdays are bitter sweet. In some ways, getting older is exciting because it means I'll have kids within the next several years (I feel like I mention having kids a lot, I'm just really excited to be a mom), but then again it's not… Continue reading 23 Things I learned at 23
Although Kelowna's brunch scene doesn't compare to my hometown of Calgary, it still has some really great options. Whether you're looking for a casual bite to eat and a cup of coffee, or a more formal sit down brunch with friends, I've compiled my favourite places to go for brunch in Kelowna. Waterfront Cafe -… Continue reading Top 5 Brunch Spots in Kelowna
At the start of this last decade, in 2010, I was 14. I was in grade 8/9 and I had no idea what the next 10 years would have in store for me. I never make New Years resolutions, but I have been thinking about what my life will look like heading into the 2020… Continue reading The start of a new decade
As a twenty-something grandma, one of my many grandma mannerisms is saving money. But as a millennial, I also know how expensive it is to pay rent, buy groceries, attend university, get married, and have children. I've compiled five tips for saving money that have worked extremely well for me 1) Open a TFSA I… Continue reading How to Save Money as a Millennial
I recently subscribed to BoxyCharm, a monthly beauty subscription box that gives you four to five full size makeup and/or skin care products a month. It's around $35 CAD per month, which is a great value considering the price of the products included. I wasn't very impressed with my May box, the only product that… Continue reading June BoxyCharm: My Box Variation