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I have to hide it, I keep crying each time I read it to Baby Bun.

It’s crazy how I tear up.

I don’t even want to, and I tell myself: NO. NOT THIS TIME. Get it together!!!… always ends in tears.


Reading about the picture perfect life of Instagram royalty makes me both slightly envious but also.. a little sad.

Basically, their childhood is on display for everyone to see.

I have been asked numerous times by my own family and friends who have no idea I even have this double online life, to do all of that with Baby Bun and blog, etc… but I’ve pretended to play like I am a techno-moron and have no idea how to do any of that.

“Oh? What’s that? Who has time for Twitter, really…”

“What’s Instagram? I’m not on it.”

I guess I just don’t want to steal his childhood (I’m sort of confused about how I feel about it, to be honest) but that money.. DAT MONEY!!! $_$…

And it seems like it’s fun for them now, but what happens when they get older? I’ve heard horror stories about famous children wishing their parents had respected their privacy.

Who knows what’s right or wrong?

I just know that I don’t want Baby Bun on display for now. If/when he gets older and wants to be part of any of this, it will be him asking and not me doing it without his permission.

Although, if you were to ask my partner, he’d be all over the money like: YEAH I WANT TO BE FAMOUS. BRING IT ON. CHA-CHING!!!

He doesn’t know what it really means to give up your privacy, I think. I’m a little more sensitive to all of that, so I hesitate. A lot.


With the uncertainty of the U.S., companies are not hiring. I had so much interest and demand when I finally put myself back on the market not even 3 weeks ago, and now it’s died down into a whisper.

Radio silence.

Companies in Canada are in lockstep with what happens in the U.S., and these travel bans where U.S. folks are fleeing to Canada for refuge* has caused a lot of companies to get cold feet.

They don’t know what’s happening, what he is going to do next, and they’re clamping down on budgets for reserve funds for any problems that may arise.




This is so frustrating.

The stress has mounted in my head, and now I am trying to breathe in good thoughts and breathe out the stress.

This visualization, as stupid as it sounds, has really helped me lately.

*H/T to Revanche.

Breathe. I can do this. I’m glad I have money saved. I just need to start doing cheaper creative pursuits with my time than shopping.


Look what I got from a lovely reader who knows my love for map-printed paraphernalia well! 🙂 Thank you.. Baby Bun loves the bear by the way.. it smelled great!

This is a travel planner! Would be great for this year’s trip:

This is a pouch:

Thank you so much. You’ve fed my #wanderlust 😉


These are all the silk ones, I’ve made about 9 of the ones below. Post on that coming up soon.


These are my more colourful pieces:

And these are thiiiiick pieces, a lot of them Kate Spade (the maps like this pink one), and natural thick silk or wool woven on looms by hand:

I also picked up some studs online to dress up my things instead of buying something new.

#ThinkGreen …amirite?


I thought yoga pants as everyday clothing was bad, but it has gotten worse in my absence apparently…. I saw this on the metro the other day and thought:

What is the world coming to?

I have never been someone to dress casually … EVER… but this is really too much for me. Yoga pants and hoodies, with HOUSE SLIPPERS?

Oh please. Please let this be over soon and the wave of dressing a little more formally come back into our culture.

At least JEANS. Please, can we just wear JEANS?

What killed me is that she was a stunning woman, and she had the most amazing camel jacket on (I coveted it hard), but the rest of the look was just.. sad.

I will admit to wearing crappy clothes under a great jacket and boots (on occasion), but you will never see me whip off the jacket and announce it.


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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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  1. Anonymous

    That bear looks very naughty, hope Baby Bun doesn’t slap him in the face haha!

    P.S What about leggings, Love wearing leggings in winter, but switch to jeans in the spring and summer

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Hahah the bear is very sweet and smells great 🙂

      LEGGINGS! Leggings are a good idea underneath jeans maybe. 🙂

  2. SarahN

    BUT YOU WEAR UGGS OUT. Rant over – I feel similarly that they are house only shoes…

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Yeah but that’s a cultural thing for you. Here we don’t have it as a cultural thing to wear those shoes in the house.

      Also, between those boots & freezing my toes in -25 degree C windchill, I’d take them. They’re not any uglier than winter boots from Sorel, L.L. Bean or Canadian Tire. They’re all equally hideous so why not stay warm and comfy?

      I have yet to find actually cute winter boots that are properly lined and don’t look like hideous moon boots. They don’t really exist, unless you wear knee-high boots and then sheepskin socks…

    2. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Also, that’s why moccasins made no sense to me. Yes, comfy and warm, but your ankles & foot are all exposed to the 1-2 foot deep of snow!! It would get in and freeze your skin

  3. Linda

    Ha, ha, ha, those “slippers” are probably very expensive scuffs. I saw a young woman wearing some Uggs scuffs as shoes in Santa Cruz about 10 years ago and did a double take. Just last weekend I saw a woman wearing some slightly dressier looking scuffs/slippers in San Francisco. I thought it was just a California thing. :-/

    Sorry to disappoint you, but I pretty much live in workout clothes, even though I don’t go to the gym or work out every day. They are comfy, and since I’ve been having some problems with my weight yo-yoing in the past year, it seems to be a necessity for me to wear stretchy clothes. I telecommute most of the time, so I’m mainly out and about for errands like grocery shopping, so that should be OK, right?

    Love the scarves! Seems like I’m always looking for ways to not just store, but also display my hand knit shawls and scarves.

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Oh dear. 🙂 It is not my thing, but you do you. I just feel so exposed in such clothing… It must be my mother’s influence. I have never seen her in such clothing..

      Scarves! I am about to start hand painting mine to spice them up.

  4. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life

    Every time I’m too tired / in pain to get dressed, I remind myself – don’t embarrass Sherry! Her spirit would cringe if you went out like that! 😀

    And to quote from a delightful little fish: Just keep swimming!

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      I’m your spirit animal for style? I’m touched. 🙂 I don’t want to be a shamer though.

  5. Kathy

    Oh dear. Did you see me today at breakfast in our local diner. I’m ashamed to admit I wore my sweatpants. I’d just done laundry and was reluctant to breakout a fresh pair of jeans for a one hour outing.. (At least I didn’t wear slippers). Anyway, I feel sufficiently chastised and will strive to do better. P.S. this really is a very rare thing for me.

    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      *LAUGH*!!!! I forgive you. Just this once. Don’t let it happen again 😉


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