So one of the things I love most about living on the West Coast or the ‘wet’ coast as one of my colleagues referred to it, is our ability to get outside and be one with nature all winter long. Yes, it rains A LOT, but our above zero temperatures and naturally mild climate make Vancouver one of the top destinations for outdoor adventurers. View Post

Ok, I am seriously in love with this coat. Between saving for my mortgage and budgeting for some of my other projects, I was really conflicted on whether or not to make the purchase. Yes, it’s from Forever 21 and under $45, but when you are trying to be frugal and not compulsively spend, all of these little things seem to add up and will factor in to whether or not you should make the purchase. I spotted it while on a layover in Denver, Colorado (PS. What a gorgeous city!!) I put it on hold and went back to the hotel to get ready for my pick up for my flight to Phoenix. Needless to say, I ran back to the store as I realized I could not leave it behind. View Post

I’ll be honest, I’m basic, but there are definitely some things that I don’t leave home without when I’m packing for an over night. View Post

I remember a few years ago mentioning to my boyfriend that I would love to go to Cinque Terre one day. It looks so dreamy and enticing in photographs. It is literally picture perfect! I also imagined that it was potentially a pricey travel destination, with hoards of tourists flocking to its shores in the summer time. I never thought for a minute that my boyfriend would whisk me away for a surprise birthday weekend, but he did and it was totally romantic!

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They don’t call it the ‘Wild West Coast’ for nothing. With it’s dark sandy beaches and rugged mountain range, this gorgeous bit of coastline is home to some of the best surf spots in the country. View Post