Category Archives: Maria’s Adventures

Bake something Gluten-Free – Maria’s List

In April I received a Gluten-Free Vanilla cake mix and a recipe card for a London Fog Gluten Free Blueberry Cake in my April White Willow Subscription Box.  This was perfect for baking something Gluten Free.  It was easy to follow and the cake turned out beautifully.


Take a Crochet Class – Maria’s List

One year we took a Beginner/Intermediate Crochet Class at Baad Anna’s .  It was once a week and students could bring their own crochet projects to work on or else follow the instructor’s beginner project.  I followed the beginner project which was to crochet an infinity scarf by the end of the class series.  I loved the wool at Baad Anna’s and even writing this post is making me want to return to make a few more infinity scarves as gifts for family and friends.



Learn to Sew – Maria’s List

It all started with buying a new Janome Sewing Machine and signing up for classes at Spool of Thread.  Once I started, I was on a roll.  In August 2014 I started with the Tote Bag class.  I practiced by making all of my girlfriends reversible tote bags for their birthday gifts.

Then I took the Zippered Pouch class and in August 2015 it was the first piece of clothing with the Miette Wrap Skirt.  I have successfully learned to sew and can’t wait to continue with new sewing projects in the future.


Write a Trip Advisor Review – Maria’s List

2011 – Make it in 7 List Blog was created.

2013 – Became a Trip Advisor Member

2014 – Wrote my 1st, 2nd and 3rd Trip Advisor Reviews

2015 – Wrote my 4th, 5th, and 6th Trip Advisor Reviews

With six reviews and ten photos, I have become a Level 2 Contributor achieving 14 badges.  Wow!  I’m sure I can do even more this year writing up to 10 reviews and leveling up.  This has been a great way to share my travel adventures, experiences and memories.

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Go to London, England – Maria’s List

In July 2014 my “sister” got married outside of London, England which was the perfect reason to travel to one of the places on my bucket list – London, England.  It was a great time to be with family and friends and have a memorable adventure.  I loved London and cherished every minute exploring the city, enjoying the shows, and spending time with my “adopted” family.  London is an expensive city so this was a special trip – one in a lifetime.


Sell something online – Maria’s List

It’s time to catch up with the bucket list!  I decided to try to sell things that I would normally donate.  I  was going through a downsizing phase so I took pictures of things I didn’t want anymore but were in excellent shape and posted them online with Craigslist.

With Craigslist it was pretty quiet on this sale for a few months but I persisted and re-listed and out of the blue one day, a lady called me about the pottery teapot set and made arrangements to pick it up.  She came and paid me $10.  I sold something online.

Start a Vlog – Maria’s List

Those who know me also know that I love collaboration.  I’m more motivated when I work on projects together so it’s not surprising that Vancity Girlfriends YouTube Channel is a vlog that I started with my YouTube and techie friend.  It’s been a blast and an inspiration!  After our first Glossybox Review Vlog, we actually became Glossybox’s Vloggers of the Month!  WOW!

With all of the support of our fans, I created Vancity Girlfriends Blog to accompany the vlog.  Yes, I’m a blogger at heart!  Best of all it’s given me a reason to hang out with my Vancity Girlfriends!