A lifestyle blog inspired by all of the things I share with my twin sister. Skincare and style finds, food ideas, health and advice.

  • Style

    Upgrading my Pajamas

    I had been looking to upgrade my pajama situation for a while now. My go-to uniform has always been my decade old high-school t-shirt and my husbands pajama bottoms. I have been on the hunt for a classic style of pyjamas inspired by the 60’s. In particular, my inspiration came from this scene from Man from UNCLE and these ones from the Queen’s Gambit. I could watch Man from UNCLE over and over, it is one of my favourite movies. And we all know I am obsessed with The Queen’s Gambit from this past post. Anyways back to pajamas… I did find a pair that came highly recommended, this pair…

  • Life

    Day-to-Day: Trish Marks

    Welcome back to one of my favourite series, Day-to-Day, where I get to interview an amazing woman that I admire. I always find it so fun to get a better idea of what their life looks like, what they are enjoying, and what may be challenging. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! This post is with my friend Trish, who I got to know through my sister Tori. Tori and Trish did their undergrad degrees together and have both gone into Medicine. Dr. Trish Marks is a super fun, talented and caring person. I admire her so much working as an Emergency Medicine resident during this…

  • Food & Drink

    Do You Live-to-Eat or Eat-to-Live?

    I will never forget having a conversation with a friend of mine in university. He said that if he could, he would take a pill each morning to sustain him so he wouldn’t have to worry about eating. To him, preparing meals and eating was a time consuming inconvenience that he would be willing to skip altogether if possible. My mind was boggled! That thought had never ever crossed my mind. I likely fall on the opposite end of the spectrum from my friend- I am in the group of the food obsessed. When is my next meal? What are we eating? Cooking show on TV, I’m watching. Why don’t…

  • Life

    Thanks for Reading!

    I hope you had a wonderful, though I’m sure different, Christmas. We have spent a lot of time on Zoom and FaceTime, have been bingeing Harry Potter movies, and going for snowy hikes. I would love to hear how you spent Christmas this year! As the year comes to a close, the end of 2020 also marks one year of Things I Tell My Sister. Thanks so much for reading! I would love to hear what posts you have enjoyed and what you would like to see more of. Here are some of the most popular posts from this year: If you haven’t tried Knix underwear yet, I highly recommend!…

  • Life

    What are You Watching?

    I have been on quite the binge-watching streak and am in need of new suggestions! I have devoured the last two series I have watched, so I need some good recommendations. The two shows I have torn through could not be more different, The Queen’s Gambit and Emily in Paris. The Queen’s gambit is intense and dramatic, while Emily in Paris is light and perfectly cheesy. If you haven’t already seen them, I can’t recommend these series highly enough. If you have seen them, chime in with your thoughts! Did you like them as much as I did? The Queen’s Gambit This was such an amazing series. It is so…

  • Beauty,  Home

    The Best Cosmetics Organizer

    What was a spur of the moment purchase years ago at Ikea, has ended up being one of the best investments I have made. These organizers are a life saver. I fall somewhere between being a messy person and a tidy person. If something has a place, I stay organized. If I don’t have a place for everything, a mess can get out of hand. For makeup, cosmetics, and hair accessories, these organizers have saved me. They made a bathroom drawer that could have become chaos into a well oiled organized machine. A dresser top that could have become covered haphazardly structured and organized. Like most things, I didn’t appreciate…

  • Life

    The Parable of the Trapeze

    Years ago, when I started first year university and moved across the country, I really struggled with the transition. Everything was new and unknown territory. I had no idea where my life was headed and all of the comforts of home had disappeared. I was finding all of the uncertainty very challenging. During this time my mom sent me a letter. In it, she included the “Parable of the Trapeze”. It helped me then, and is helping me now amidst some big life changes. I wanted to share since I feel it may be relevant for a lot of others at the moment. Here it is in case you also…

  • Life

    For Your Coffee Scrolling… October

    I hope you had a good thanksgiving weekend, even though I’m sure it looked quite different this year. I would love to hear how you and your family spent thanksgiving this year – did you do a virtual get-together? Drop off turkey dinner to loved ones? Our turkey leftovers are never-ending since our gathering was much smaller than usual this year, but we somehow decided to make TWO turkeys… one smoked and one roasted to compare. It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here with lots of changes on the horizon (more on that later). Here is what I have been browsing around the web with my morning coffee…

  • Style

    Thrifting Parisian Style- Part 2: The Hunt and Gather

    Picking up where we left off… after creating my list and inspo photos (from this post) I was off to thrift shop! Thrifting was so much fun, I’m officially a convert. It’s so exhilarating to find a diamond in the rough. Every time I find a winner I feel like I hit the jackpot, won the lottery, and all the stars aligned. The best part? I get that same thrill every time I put my new find on. If I couldn’t find something second hand, I tried to reutilize pieces that I already had in my closet. I did end up buying a couple of things online as well. Where…

  • Style

    Thrifting Parisian Style – Part 1 : The Inspo

    If you saw my last post, you may remember I have been crushing haaarrrd on Parisian style. I am drawn to how the looks are timeless, yet interesting. French style has the best way of using contrast. They mix masculine and feminine, combine old and new, mix texture and pattern, and combine high end with low end. I wanted to collect some of the items I had been crushing on without having to spend a bazillion dollars. Luckily, the majority of the pieces I wanted to add to my wardrobe were classics or had a vintage vibe. I figured shopping thrift stores and second hand would be an awesome way…