Healthier Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Potato leek soup is one of my favourites.  It is just so warm and comforting on a cold day – you really can’t get much better than a comforting soup when you come home on a winter day.  My usual recipe however calls for butter, flour and cream and would eat away at my calorie count fairly quickly.  So using my usual recipe and checking on the one from Slimming World (a diet popular in the UK), I modified it[Read more]

DAVIDs Tea Aladdin Travel Mug

It is one of those things I just have to have, now I can take my tea with me in the morning without letting it steep before I leave so I can dump the tea leaves before they sit in there too long! The Aladdin Travel Mug From Davids Tea You just fill the basket and once steeped, pull the lever, the basket lifts and hides in the lid and you can drink your tea without it getting bitter.  It[Read more]

Temptations Mix Ups: My Cats’ New Favourite Treats

My cats are a little (ok more than a little) spoiled, usually they get Pure Snacks freeze dried chicken as a treat but every so often we give in and let them have some junk food.  The problem is that with the exception of freeze dried chicken, they don’t like the same treats so I sit there with 3 different bags as they headbutt my legs wondering why it is taking me so long to dish out their treat because[Read more]

Budget Friendly Nail Polish From Essence

There are some rare occasions that you will find me out without a bottle of nail polish in my purse for emergency touch-ups. Essence is my go to brand for an emergency nail polish buy.  Especially on occasions when I wore a non-professional coloured polish to work and have to change it up for something more work appropriate when going into a meeting. At around $2 a bottle at Shoppers Drug Mart, you can’t beat the price and availability.  While the bottle[Read more]

Dollarama Buy: Style Pen Nail Polish Remover Pads

I often chip a nail at work and want to do a touch up but it is such a pain keeping remover and pads at work as I work from various offices.  When I saw these Style Pen Nail Polish Remover Pads for $1.25 for 32 pads at Dollarama, I had to try them.  They are small enough that I can keep them in my makeup bag and not worry about nail polish remover leaking over everything.  Even better, they[Read more]