Home Living: my indoor garden project #1

In an effort to save money for my food budget, I’ve started a small indoor herb and plant garden. I love using fresh herbs in my recipes, and so growing these ingredients just make sense for the long-run. I turned to gardening channels on YouTube and TikTok to learn about what herbs and plants could…

How to stretch your grocery budget in the wake of food inflation

As the prices of food soar due to inflation around the globe, I’ve been looking for ways to cut my monthly grocery bill down. Eating healthy shouldn’t cost so much. What I’ve started doing to lower my costs, is to find foods that will last a long time, can be easily frozen, and are loaded…

Christmas has arrived early this year

Christmas has arrived early at my place. With everything going on this past year and the cranky mood I’ve been in lately, I’ve decided I needed a little cheer in my life. And so, last night I went through my many boxes of Christmas decorations that I inherited from my parent’s collection, and I got…

The Hygge Life: Cozy Homes

This is a repost….I love my Hygge home. But decorating is put on hold until Christmas due to finances! Since moving into my new home seven months ago (hard to believe) – I’ve been almost obsessed with making it feel like home. This is a continuous work in progress. I couldn’t understand my desire or…

Cozy morning rain and coffee thoughts with pictures!

It’s Tuesday morning and I woke up about half an hour ago feeling relaxed and refreshed. I’ve been working on turning my sleep schedule around and aiming for at least six hours of sleep every night, and to be up no later than 9 in the morning. With the exception of a couple of days,…

I’m in a nesting phase of my life

Last night after I made that delicious casserole, I was still hungry. I’m not sure why as I ate really healthy yesterday and filled up with delicious foods. Maybe it was hormones or just boredom. Anyway, I decided to make a single serving of mug cake. It’s an easy recipe with just four ingredients. You…

Home decorating continues: living room update #2

My phone rang at 9:37 this morning with news that my new sofa was on its way. I’m so excited for this. I haven’t owned a new piece of furniture since 2008 when I bought my old couch and bed. Everything in my condo is literally second hand from my dad’s house – or I…

Home Living: rainy day projects

It’s been a fairly productive day. I’m nursing a sore need that feels like it’s ready to pop any minute. This is the one that I’ve had surgery on. I think it’s the rainy and cold weather that’s doing it. I’ve exercised, iced it, massaged it, have taken my pain killers – and hope it…

Home decorating challenge on a budget – update

Since moving into this condo in March, hard to believe it’s been almost six months, my balcony has been one of my main areas to focus on. It’s gone through many transformations since moving in. And after this last step, which was very affordable addition to the balcony, I can honestly say – that I’m…

Searching for the perfect quilt – bedroom makeover

It’s Tuesday night as I write this but you’ll read it Wednesday morning depending on where you are in the world. I’m still working on a new blogging schedule – but don’t hold me to that. Sometimes I just because I feel like it. I got the brilliant idea this past week to finally redecorate…