Month: July 2015

The Biggest Wedding Planning Stressor

I asked a sample of people (some who are already married and some who are in the process of planning their wedding day) what the BIGGESTS stressor was for them during the planning process. For today I’m just focusing on the graph itself however, in a future post, we’ll be going a little bit deeper with the data. I received 92 responses and have complied the data into a pie chart for you all to look at: There were eight categories and from the 92 people asked I found that the three biggest categories for wedding stress were: Budget/Money (27%) Guests (25%) Conflict with Families (25%) The Budget category is fairly self explanatory as it’s including any sort of stress incurred by money related issues. The Guest category included issues with people incorrectly RSVPing (or failing to altogether), guest etiquette, seating charts, etc. and the Conflict with Families category included any type of conflict occurring between your family or between your partner’s family (with the possibility of the two having issues with one another). What do you think? …

Ten Tips for Conserving Water

I apologize for the far and few in between posts. My husband and I are in the middle of a very large move and I’m running out of places to work as we continue to sell our furniture! You’ve probably heard of the water crisis in California but there are a lot of areas that are currently affected. For example, my home province of Alberta, Canada has been dealing with an incredibly dry summer which has resulted in a lot of fried crops and dangerously low water levels. Need a few reasons as to why we need to save water? Well, to start, every single one of us needs water to survive. Without it we’d die in a matter of a few days. (this should be good enough reason but I’ll continue with a few more) Our water supply is not “never ending” and only about 3% of our total water supply is suitable for us drinking it, the rest is salt water. Savewater.com puts it likes this, “if 100 litres represents the world’s water, about half …

Brilliant Options for Sustainable & Humane Rings

Wedding rings are a traditional symbol of an eternal bond between partners. The ring itself as a circle represents the infinity loop that can never be broken. Traditionally the rings are worn on the left ring finger as it is believed that the vein in this finger leads directly to the heart! There are also many people who do not follow the traditional route who still wear the rings. There are many different styles and variations of costs that differentiate these rings but the most important element to consider is how to choose jewelry that promotes sustainable living habits. The first thing that I’d like to comment on are diamonds. This blog tends to focus on ways to protect the environment but we as humans have a responsibility to protect one another as well and so it’s as equally important to choose eco-friendly products as it is to choose humane products. Many times you’ll hear about people asking first about the size and clarity of diamonds when they really need to be asking about the diamonds origins and how …

Our First Wedding Anniversary…

My husband and I have just returned from celebrating our first wedding anniversary. The past year has been full of celebrations and challenges, setbacks and triumphs. Looking back at it all, it’s been a year filled with wonderful memories and experiences that have further solidified our relationship. For our anniversary we decided to take the train and visit Montreal and Quebec City. This was the first visit here for both Gregory and I. These cities are stunning. Each one is unique and filled with it’s own rich culture and heritage. We booked walking tours of both cities and both agreed that this was the best method to explore these cities… Good walking shoes are a must! The food was phenomenal! We ate our weight in croissants, poutine, and smoked meat. The people were all very friendly and there was a lot to do and see. We were here for 5 days and were busy from morning to nightfall. This will not be our last visit to Quebec! The Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal Street view in …