615 sq ft, 2 adults, 1 dog… and a baby?

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Just the three of us… for now

My husband and I purchased our first home this past August – a one bedroom 615 sq ft loft in an old converted factory. Price and location were two of the most important factors to us when we decided to make an offer. The size of the loft wasn’t much of an issue at the time of purchase, as the unit featured a great layout that made everything seem very spacious. Now that we’ve been here for seven months, the discussion of having kids has come up and it’s got me thinking…. is it possible for two adults, one dog and a baby to live in a 1 bedroom loft?

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5 tips to travelling the world without breaking the bank

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Yau Tsim Mong District in Hong Kong

I’ve been lucky to have had the chance to travel to 10 different countries in the past 5 years. People often ask how my husband and I can afford to go on vacation so much and to be honest, we can’t. We’ve just been very good at finding different ways to save money on flights and accommodations. Now, when I say “we” I really mean my husband. He should definitely get all of the credit as he’s the one that does all of the mind-numbing research, scouring deal websites and forums for information.The good news is, I’ve paid attention over the past couple of years and have learned a thing or two from his thrifty ways so take a look at the 5 tips I’ve used to become a world traveler…

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Where to eat: Big Island,HI

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Punalu’u Beach

Eating local food is one of the things I look forward to most when travelling. Living in Toronto exposes you to so many different culture’s and foods, so it’s amazing when you get to try those foods in the country they originated from. I recently traveled to the Big Island, which seems to be one of the lesser known main islands that make up Hawaii, and I had the opportunity to visit several amazing spots that dished out some of the most delicious meals I’ve had. Below are three of the more memorable restaurants I had the pleasure of dining at while on the Big Island…

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How to get out of a style rut

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We’ve all been there. It’s Monday morning and  you’re in your underwear, standing in front of your closet, thinking I have nothing to wear. You go through your dresser and closet, tossing tops and bottoms onto your bed, trying to find an outfit combination you feel good in and before you know it you are 20 minutes late for work. I know, I know… this is barely a problem, but feeling like you are in a style rut is something that most of us face every now and then.

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Tomato Confit Pasta

There are many times when I will find myself in the kitchen, starving, with little to no patience for whipping up a complicated and extravagant meal. In moments like this, I turn to a simple and easy dish like Tomato Confit Pasta. I stumbled upon this recipe on Kitchen Konfidence, a food blog filled with great recipes and mouth watering images of things like Crispy Fish Tacos. I thought it would be fun to share a visual exploration of this recipe so click on the video below to watch me in action (and look out for a cameo from Nucky, my squishy faced bulldog).

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How to refresh your home without spending a dime

Spring is near and that means that retail stores will be filling up their shelves with new product. I love picking up new things for my home at the beginning of each season but after awhile the cost, and the amount of junk I have lying around, adds up.

Through trail and error, I’ve learned that I can easily refresh my home each season just by moving around a couple of pieces and displaying items in different ways. Below are a couple of the tricks I use when I want to change things up a bit at home without purchasing anything new.

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