Sunday, March 17, 2019

What I Bought This Week #11

My no-buy is still going strong! Once again, hubby and I pretty much exclusively bought groceries this week. We had friends over last night, so we stocked up on some booze and snacks. With our combined efforts, we and our friends put together a HUGE spread and indulged a bit too much on various nibbles, wine, whisky, sherry, and port. This is another reason I love the eat-at-home challenge. Instead of going out like we normally would have done, we spent a cozy evening in, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was hygge.

Hope you are having a great weekend. The first day of spring is approaching! #excited :)

Sunday, March 10, 2019

What I Bought This Week #10

Happy Daylight Savings Time! This was a good day, despite the loss of one hour and the rainy weather. I'm still deep in the throes of tidying, so I'll keep this post short.

Besides some bedding for Truffle's litter box, it was basically groceries, groceries, and more groceries this week! Hubby and I are trying to eat less meat and grains, instead replacing the volume in our meals with a wider variety of vegetables and fruit. We currently buy a lot of frozen produce for convenience, but once I'm done with my #30daytidyingchallenge, I plan to go out more frequently so I can buy fresh produce too.

We're also nearly done with the sugary snacks we stocked up on over the holidays! Once the last Lindt truffle is in my belly, I plan to quit chocolate bars and candy and other processed junk food, cold turkey. I'll still have sweets, but I'll bake them myself--likely with dark chocolate, rather than the oh-so-delicious-but-wildly-addictive-creamy-milk-chocolatey-goodness.

I also wanted to mention that my next No-Buy Update on YouTube will be posted in April, and will cover February and March. I haven't had the urge to buy anything recently, and as you can tell from my blog updates, I've only purchased groceries in the past little while. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

Monday, March 4, 2019

What I Bought This Week #9

My tidying journey and daily posts on Authenblissity continue to occupy the majority of my time. So much so that I forgot to post my What I Bought This Week yesterday. A few updates since last week's post: after losing (for the gillionth time) to hubby on Oscar night, we had a wind storm in Toronto, followed by a snow storm, so I pretty much holed up in the condo all week, venturing out to the grocery store only briefly on Thursday because I absolutely had to. I had a BYOL (bring your own lunch) date with bestie the next day, so I needed to buy some spring mix to make myself a proper salad. Hubby and I also bought some snacks and beer to the same friend's place on Saturday night--she hosted a delicious night of hot pot where we completely overindulged. I didn't take a photo of what we bought that night, but we spent $50.96.

As an aside, after tidying valuables during my #30daytidyingchallenge, our coupons became front and centre, and I actually used two of them when I purchased groceries last week! I don't think a lot of people use coupons where I live, as I threw the cashier for a loop, she had to call a supervisor, and the customers behind me were subjected to quite a long wait. Oops. :( With the coupons, I got $10 off two jars of Maranatha almond butter and the Uncle Ben's rice for free. YAY! Also, do you see Lulu? She's playing peekaboo.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

What I Bought This Week #8

Another busy week! I am deep in the throes of tidying while also posting videos daily on Authenblissity. I have a few additional personal projects on the go, so time feels like it's really flying by. As a result, hubby and I only bought groceries a couple of times this past week--including frozen pizza and snacks for the Oscars this evening! We'll be making our picks and tuning into the award show in a few hours. Wish me luck with my picks!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Lipstick a Day • Season 2 • Episode 4

It's time for the last episode of Season 2 of my Lipstick a Day project!




Here are the final results:

Thu Jan 17 - Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Monte-Carlo - keep
Fri Jan 18 - Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani in 500 - keep
Sat Jan 19 - YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 206 - declutter
Sun Jan 20 - Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips in RD304 (not RD301) - keep
Mon Jan 21 - Ardency Inn Modster Long Play Supercharged Lip Color in Circa Rose - keep
Tue Jan 22 - Giorgio Armani Rouge d'Armani in 205 - keep
Wed Jan 23 - Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Roundest Raspberry - keep
Thu Jan 24 - Dior Addict Extreme in Cherie Bow - declutter
Fri Jan 25 - Marc Jacobs LoveMarc Lip Gel in Role Play - declutter
Sat Jan 26 - Le Rouge Givenchy in Brun Createur - declutter
Sun Jan 27 - Clinique Chubby Stick in Mega Melon - keep
Mon Jan 28 - Ettusais Creamy Lip Crayon in PK1 - declutter
Tue Jan 29 - By Terry Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge in Nudissimo - declutter
Wed Jan 30 - Marc Jacobs Le Marc Lip Creme in Slow Burn - keep
Thu Jan 31 - Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Fascinante - keep
Fri Feb 1 - Lancome Color Design in Love It - declutter
Sat Feb 2 - Too Faced La Creme Lip Cream in Spice Spice Baby - keep
Sun Feb 3 - 3 Concept Eyes Matte Lipstick in Sugary Cake - keep
Mon Feb 4 - Etude House Dear My Blooming Lips in BE101 - declutter
Tue Feb 5 - YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 66 - keep
Wed Feb 6 - YSL Rouge Volupe in 13 - declutter
Thu Feb 7 - Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai - keep
Fri Feb 8 - Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Glace - keep
Sat Feb 9 - Bare Minerals Gen Nude Liquid Lipstick (shade unknown) - keep

This project was so much fun! I can't believe my lipstick collection is down to 15 products. I still have 5 liquid lipsticks and a whole bunch of lip glosses, but I plan to start going through these very soon. :)

Sunday, February 17, 2019

What I Bought This Week #7

This week flew by! I have a few creative projects on the go, including my 30 day tidying challenge, which has been taking up innumerable hours in the day and unquantifiable space in my mind. As a result, I didn't really go out much to buy groceries, preferring instead to use what we have at home. Lulu unfortunately took ill (she had a ruptured anal gland), so I took her to the vet, who prescribed her some meds--thank goodness she is making a full recovery. Valentine's Day was also this past week so hubby and I treated ourselves to Thai takeaway and macarons. No gifts this year! Instead, we spent quality time together watching TV without our devices. This is a rare occurrence, but it was so lovely that we're going to try having a similar type of "date night" once a month. :)

Before we get into what I bought this week, I wanted to provide an update on these posts going forward. I'm getting rather forgetful with taking snaps of the food I eat, so I'm putting a stop to including food consumed outside the home in these blog posts (e.g., meals out, free food, TIFF lounge visits, etc.). I'll still include anything I spend money on that I bring into the condo, as well as non-perishable freebies like the hockey puck from Week #6.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Lipstick a Day • Season 2 • Episode 3

It's time for Episode 3 of Season 2 of my Lipstick a Day project. There will be one more episode after this one, where I'll be providing a final update of which lipsticks I'll be keeping in my collection!

If you haven't already, please check out my new channel, Authenblissity. I'm super excited to be launching a 30 Days to Spring Tidying Challenge (based on the KonMari method in Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up). The challenge will run from Feb 18/18 to Mar 19/19 and I'll be posting the introduction video on that channel in the next day or two. :)



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