Potato Chips And A Mandoline

Potato Chips And A Mandoline

  One of the things I have always thought would be amazing to do would be to take a knife skills class or course. The one where they teach you how to chop and slice like a chef without cutting yourself. The other reason I 

Spring And A New Challenge

Spring And A New Challenge

It is starting to look like Spring here on the West Coast of Canada and I love it!  Seeing the green peek out on tree branches and the tulips, crocus and snowdrops start pushing themselves up out of the ground makes me smile.  Those little signs 

Batch Cooking And Square Containers

Batch Cooking And Square Containers

Since I work outside the home I find weeknight meals can sometimes be rushed or when I go to make that “perfect” comfort food meal, I am missing one or more key ingredients.  For me, I have found making a menu of things I want 

Glamping And How I Learned About Wine Tasting

Glamping And How I Learned About Wine Tasting

Ever notice that the things you perceive to hate…sometimes it is because you don’t know all there is to know?   Take me and wine.  For years I believed I hated wine.  Why?  I had a horrible taste of wine years ago which convinced me 

Frugal Living Tips – Berries And Nylons

Frugal Living Tips – Berries And Nylons

Frugal living is a hot topic right now and who can blame anyone.  The cost of everything seems to be sky-rocketing.  Where I live it is the height of blueberry picking season and yet they still charge $4-6 per pound in the stores.  Now, I 

Thoughtfulness is Beautiful and Beef Bourguignon in the Instant Pot

Thoughtfulness is Beautiful and Beef Bourguignon in the Instant Pot

Does your husband/significant other surprise you with either gifts or nights/weekends away?  I hope he/she does.  I am so incredibly blessed to have one that does.  It may be something small like my favourite chocolate bar on a Friday night to enjoy with a movie, 

Spot The Deal – Being A Savvy Shopper

Spot The Deal – Being A Savvy Shopper

When it comes to frugal shopping, I do not claim to be an expert.  I do however think I am a shopper who is aware.  What do I mean by being aware?  Let me explain….   Growing up I was always taught to shop for 

Dressing Made Easy – Capsule Wardrobe

Dressing Made Easy – Capsule Wardrobe

My latest endeavour is building a capsule wardrobe. Don’t know what that is? That’s okay, I didn’t either. In a nutshell it is having the basics which can mix and match to create a lot of different looks and outfits. I absolutely love this idea. 

Budget is NOT a four-letter word

Budget is NOT a four-letter word

What do you think of when you hear the word budget? I think most people I know either groan or laugh with an accompanying what budget comment. Have you ever faced some crisis where you have to shell out $500 dollars on something that wasn’t