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. :)



Monday, February 11, 2019

Introducing Authenblissity

Yesterday, I launched a new passion project. It's been a while since I've committed to building something new, and I felt incredibly nervous and apprehensive about it, but I couldn't shake the feeling that it just felt right. As a result, I'm so happy to be introducing Authenblissity.

Authenblissity currently comprises a blog and YouTube channel, and focuses on self-discovery, self-improvement, and self-actualization. I fully believe that living a life that is in line with your authentic self is the key to attaining true bliss, and Authenblissity encapsulates this concept. The content on Authenblissity will explore how to find your authentic self amid the noise of societal pressure and social media. I'm incredibly excited about this project, as I believe it will help me to better focus on self-development during my gap year... and beyond.

This doesn't mean that this blog is going away though! I'll be maintaining Petite Pear Style for my beauty and no-buy content. This will be my place to ramble and play, while Authenblissity will contain more focused and curated content.

A little preview of what's to come on Authenblissity: I'll be posting a self-development exercise tomorrow, and I'll also be introducing a #30daystospring tidying challenge in a few days. I hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

What I Bought This Week #6

As I was getting this post ready today, I realized I forgot to take photos of a little freebie we received last week--hockey pucks from the Marlies game, which I plan to use as giant coasters akin to these ones. :)


Now onto this week's purchases--this was a big expense week! Not only was it hubby's birthday yesterday, but we also went to Costco, renewed our membership for another year, and stocked up on a bunch of things we were running low on. We'll be spending a bit more on food this week, before the next eat-at-home challenge, which will run from Feb 18/19 to Mar 19/19 (i.e., the 30 days leading up to the first day of spring). The first half of February has been rather indulgent with the Super Bowl, Chinese New Year, hubby's birthday, and (upcoming) Valentine's Day, so I'm incredibly excited for the upcoming EAH challenge.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Five Years Later

Five years passed by in a blink of an eye. I had posted a video All About Truffle (Our Bunny) on Apr 16/13, and in the description box of that video, I wrote this: P.S. I haven't forgotten about Lulu... she will be starring in her own pet tag very soon!

It's true that I hadn't forgotten, but it's also true that I didn't get around to recording Lulu's video for nearly FIVE YEARS! Better late than never, right? Here are both videos for our furbabies. I've watched Truffle's video numerous times over the years, and it's lovely to have a central place to find some of his cute photos and video clips. It feels so good to finally check Lulu's video off the list, and now we'll be able to enjoy it for years to come. :)



Sunday, February 3, 2019

What I Bought This Week #5

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Junk food and pet food were the main themes this week. We bought some snacks and iced tea to share with my friend during our annual goal setting session, some snacks and beer for the big game, and lots of food for Truffle and Lulu. My retainers were my biggest expense this week, but they will keep my teeth straight, as well as serve as night guards to prevent further wear, so it's money well spent. I went out to eat a couple of times this week--my friend and I got takeaway from Porchetta & Co. (my sandwich is pictured below), and I met some former colleagues for brunch (not pictured--I had a thin crust marguerita pizza and spent $21.02). I'll be doing a recap video of my January expenses very soon--I'm incredibly pleased with my level of spending!

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Lipstick a Day • Season 2 • Episode 2

It's time for episode two of my lipstick a day project! I've become a little more discerning with my lipsticks, and I'm letting go of 3 out of the 7 that I wore in this video. Progress. :)



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