Getting back into an old hobby

I got into terrarium making when I was in my last year of high school. I had always loved the Tumblr and Pinterest post about them and wanted to have a million around the house. I looked at them and thought “I can do that”, and thus in my senior year I bought the book Tiny World Terrariums and began to teach myself how to make them. If you’re looking for a great book to get you started I would[Read more]

5 reasons you should let your kids ride horses

Often at work I’ll get parents contemplating putting their kids in riding lessons, and every time I tell them it is the best thing they could possibly do as parents. The skills that horse riding teaches goes far beyond just riding a horse, in fact it’s played a huge role in where I am in life. Here’s my list of 5 things riding teaches kids (and adults): 1.How to take criticism Whether you’re riding with an instructor, at a show, for fun, or with[Read more]

New Zealand Adventure: The IRD Number

Now that you’ve successfully gotten you Working Holiday Visa you’re ready to start working to fun your travels through New Zealand! But first things first, you need to pay your taxes! Yup, thats right, even though it’s only temporary work and you’re not a resident you are still required by law to pay taxes off your pay. I promise this isn’t anything to stress about as you only need to do 1 thing: Get an Inland Revenue Number (IRD Number). So here’s[Read more]

New Zealand Adventure: The Visa

As a disclaimer I will mention that in no way can I offer any legal immigration advise and everything I say in regards to New Zealand immigration has been from my own experience. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to help, but if you need a immigration lawyer I am sadly not your chick!  When I first came to New Zealand it was as a tourist, however I got a working[Read more]