Review: Why Fitbit Blaze outshines Charge HR

A few years ago this blog shifted focus from a purely personal blog to one with the tagline and theme of “Make things better”. Part of making things better is squeezing in some exercise each day — whether it’s a full on workout (rare), a 45 minute bike ride (more common) or the bare minimum (10,000 steps / 30 minutes of consecutive activity). Today I’m quick-reviewing the … Continue reading

Why we love the Dream On Me Pack N Play Mattress

Hi again! Sometimes I like something enough that I feel sharing a few tidbits about my experience with it will benefit people in similar situations. This is one of those times. Here’s my review on this pack n play mattress that seemingly has magical powers over our nap-resisting son. [This post contains affiliate links.]    When John started sleeping over at his grandparents’ place, they got a Graco Pack N … Continue reading

DIY Inspo: Soft storage bags

As you know, I love to upcycle. Naturally, I need to make these super cute storage bags by Style at Home! Looks like you could make them from old denim or any thicker decor fabric you have on hand if you’re a bit more experienced with your sewing machine. Click on the image above to find out how to make ’em! Have you made any soft storage bags? What’s your … Continue reading

3 (+2) chalazion treatments that really helped

[UPDATED May 19, 2016: Have you been here before? I’ve added new stuff to this post. Scroll to the bottom for my favourite chalazion-busters yet.] The title of this post is misleading. We tried many ways. When our little guy got his first chalazions (one under each eye, ugh) around the age of one and a half, we naturally thought they were styes. I get them every … Continue reading

How to stop swelling with chayote

A day or so before Johnny made his way into the world, I had gone to the Cottage Life show in Toronto. (Lots of interesting things there — if you like cottage stuff, you should go!) Maybe it wasn’t the greatest idea to walk around so much more than I was used to doing at 39 weeks pregnant. That night, my feet swelled pretty badly. I figured … Continue reading

5 fresh free crochet patterns to warm up your winter

I’ve recently rediscovered a love for crochet. Not that I have much time to count stitches or anything with this adorable yelling toddler of mine and a million animals needing food and breaks (so, so needy!), but I like to think I will get at least two projects done this winter. Maybe even before Christmas! Below are some ideas (with free patterns!) that I’m a little obsessed with … Continue reading

Summer 2015’s Top 5 Posts!

Well then, it’s a crispy night. Could August’s heat be winding down? Seems like a good time to kick back in some sweats and read. If you’re new to the site, or if you’re just really bored and came here to hang out, why not sift through my most popular posts this summer? I’ve gone ahead and collected them for you below! DIY: How to make wide-leg jeans into SKINNY JEANS … Continue reading

Get fresh floors for CHEAP with vinyl plank

cat walking on vinyl plank

Before we sold our house (3 days after putting it up for sale!), we had a laundry list of things to do in order to appeal to a variety of potential buyers. Selling your house ain’t easy. Even if it sells fast. And I rarely say “ain’t”. After deciding to sell, it took about a month and a half to get all these things done with our … Continue reading