burn, baby, burn.

It’s November, and it is getting pretty cold here in Toronto. I hate being cold (like really, really, hate it), and do everything I can to stay warm – in university it got so bad that I had a portable heater in my room, and a heated mattress pad on my bed. My house has a fireplace, which is what I have grown to associate being cozy with. I love curling up by the fire with a nice big blanket and reading a good book – especially up north at my cottage in the winter! Fireplaces are becoming a little less common in new houses, but I think they can really look good in a family room. More modern homes are starting to use fireplaces as a piece of art – placing them in unconventional ways. I need to buy a house!

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life hacks.

Lots of ‘life hacks’ have been floating around the internet for awhile now. Simple tricks that make life just a little bit easier. I have found my fair share of ideas and have started a Pinterest board to keep them all in one place – you never know when they will come in handy. Some of them are so genius that I wonder why I never thought of it myself. Here are a few of my favourites that I hope others can benefit from!

cotton pads soaked in candle wax then dried – perfect fire starters!

use a can-opener to cut open tricky packaging.

if moving furniture alone, put socks over the legs so you can push the items instead of trying to lift them.