Monday, February 25, 2019

Thankful Today

Happy Monday, lovelies! Here are a few things I'm so thankful for on this wintery, buses cancelled, kids not in school, windy day:

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- That our power didn't go out this weekend with these freezing temps and the very strong winds.

- For girls' night in with this special girl who is so good for my soul.

This was taken for girls' night out a few weeks ago for a special birthday celebration!

- For a husband who picks us up from girls' night and hangs out with us because we he is cool. 

- That we completed ski season in one of the harder winters in recent times. 

- For warm, worn slippers on cold floors.

- Vitamin C serum,  and a really good moisturiser in the colder months

- That my 9 year old loved watching the Red Carpet with me and just a tiny bit of the award show. Loved all the pinks that were there.

- That my six year old complained that we were speaking about fashion too much! 

- For my mama, her kind heart, her good nature and her sweet, simple soul. Happy Birthday! Love you so much. 

- Facebook memes that literally make me LOL like this one...

- For Rami Malek's wonderful performance in Bohemian Rhapsody. It haunts me and D-- so good! 

What are you thankful for today? 

Make it a great week, lovelies!

Linking up with Biana for weekending!

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday Five

It's been busy around here with work and life and I've not been able to blog in my little space as much as I'd really like to but I just wanted to pop in and share a little life lately/Friday Favourites!

1- Here are some little shots from Valentines Day!

My sweet gave me these beautiful roses with the best note ever (words of affirmation are my jam)

We always do a little treat for the girls in the am.

We dined at home as  family. 

And some sweet treats for dessert!

2- A new favourite of mine is Prime Video. Totally different set of shows from Netflix. Prime also knocks it out of the park with Prime photos- a free online service to store your photos. 

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3- Saturday ski lesson mornings are filled with a little adult QT, coconut wraps, coffee/tea and some Monopoly Deal.

We even managed to sneak a walk in last week as it was okay out....

4- Obsessed with my gentle consonant face wash from Perfect for these harsh winter months.

Consonant Natural Foaming Face Wash

5- And finally, a few Friday funnies.

My life and my kids

Not going to lie, almost every morning

And Costco....

Yep. I think of dinner whilst making lunch 

And this as well.....

Happy Friday, friends and family!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday Confessions

Wednesday seems like a totally random day to just fill with some confessions right?! Here we go...

- The other day I gave my kids  chicken noodle soup because C was begging me to buy a soup in the can. I threw some frozen corn in to pretend effort was involved.  A was like "Oh my gosh, who is the chef of this soup?" C responded " Campbells." No words kids, no words. 

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- Manners mean a whole whole bunch to me and I'm trying to instill it in my kiddos.  Grace is glory, friends! 

- This winter weather has me definitely feeling those winter blues--- bleh! Snow days help though!

- Not going to lie. I love a good snow day! Those slower days with the kiddos and family time are sometimes just what we need. 
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- I almost never do this except in the summer or on vacay LOL but I totally had wine on a Tuesday night. I blame the snow day and the feeling of downtime with only us... the fantastic four. Ha! 

- I freeze when I have a difficult conversation or even a confrontation..... which is almost never.  I get shaken and very upset. After I rehash it in my head and then think of 10 ways I could have said things better. I need to get out of certain head- spaces when people are having real problems out there. 

- I am waiting for a warmer day before I fill my gas or wash my car. 

- A playing cards with us is the funniest thing. She drops the cards with thought and an exclamation like "Boom" or "Take that." I don't know if to be proud or worried. 

- I want to do yoga every week but because of trying to get those damn steps on my fitbit, it's the first thing to fall by the way side if I get 4 days of exercise in instead of my 5-6. 

- I have to weigh myself everyday to hold myself accountable when I'm watching what I eat.

- I wasn't a Colton fan so I thought this would be the season I skipped. Yeah that didn't happen. I no longer watch it on a Monday night though. Instead I keep it on in the background while I'm working. That's progress no?

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Here's to Wednesday, lovelies! May it be wonderful!

Monday, February 11, 2019


Happy Monday friends! We had a pretty quiet weekend with a little fun thrown in:

- Invited C's swim team friend and her parents for drinks and appies on Friday night.

- Took the kids for their skiing lessons on the weekend. We ate wraps, played cards and chatted while waiting for the kids. C asked to do a few more runs so the rest of us waited around and watched Febtoberfest before we headed home. We finally figured it out with only two more weeks of lessons to go :-)

- Early Valentines Dinner while the kiddos spent some time with their cousin at our very favourite restaurant, Gilt. Lots of fusion appies are my love language.

- Loads of laundry are a regular weekend thing! 

- Took the kids to Beertown for some snacks before sending everyone to sleep early. 

This duck confit was excellent

So was the spaghetti squash with coconut, red lentils and cilantro

ANd now it's Monday and I'm ready for Friday again. Here's to a week that flies!!!

Linking up with Biana for weekending!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday Favourites- My quirky kids

Happy Friday! I got this awesome idea from Dara and knew I had to follow for my very quirky kids!! Here we go...

1- Girlfriend has always been a great reader and will read a few different books at the same time... now she and her dad are reading some of the same books- have I mentioned that she is 9?!

2- She is always hyper-focused if it's screen-time or reading. Give her a math question or ask her to play her violin, she gets distracted all.the.time.

3- She is the last one to come out of the change room for swimming, the do-jo for karate or the school! Girl friend loves to chat!

4- Like Hansel and Gretel, you will always know where C was in the house as she will leave a little trail of evidence behind- a book, an empty bowl, a pen, some cards. It drives us crazy!!! 

5- She wants a pixie cut- hard no!

1- Girlfriend's favourite card game to play is Uno. She will harass and harangue everyone until we finally acquiesce and play. Then she gets super into the game, gets way too many cards and doesn't always   never wins. But she still wants to play it again and again.

2- She used to be super into dresses up until this year for school. Now it's all about 'fuzzy pants' aka fleece leggings.... oh and ear-muffs

3- A is the teeniest tiniest member of the family (less than 40 lbs)  but the biggest snacker by a long shot. She's always complaining that she is hungry. But if she doesn't like something I give her for lunch, she will simply not have it and not eat for many hours until she comes home and tries to have like 4 different snacks. 

4- She is always doing a cartwheel or a bridge and can virtually bend her body in half... in both directions. 

5- She wants to grow her hair way past her bum- hard no!

Happy Weekending, friends!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Currently and Prime Lately

Good morning, lovelies! School is out for the day unexpectedly and we are now scheduled for a day of hygge! Here's a little bit of Currently with Anne for ya'.


Some crazy weather in February! We have a ' prolonged ice event' today and January was a tough one with cold weather and snow so who knows what February will bring. 

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To  Mexico in March and counting the days until warm weather, sunshine, family time, chilaquiles and margs!!


Fish every week so far at least once a week. I'm sticking to my NY resolution like a champ even though there are moans and groans from a particular child of mine!


A Million Little Things--- love all the twists and turns! Oh and This is Us. Based on these, any other recommendations?


My heavy North Face winter coat in full force. I got one similar to this one last year as a gift from my mom. Not a minute too soon apparently. Other than that, lots of sweaters, ponchos, leggings and warm socks... you get the idea!

And now for a little Prime Lately with Tanya

As I mentioned before, we are totally obsessed with Monopoly Deal after playing it at our family's house. We play multiple games almost every night and have taught a few people who are now also obsessed.

Monopoly Deal Card Game

I'm loving this dress I bought for the summer or even spring with a denim jacket. With the basic black, I can have some fun with my accessories!

Euovmy Women's Short Sleeve Loose Plain Maxi Dresses Casual Long Dresses with Pockets Black Small

The littles have started skiing again and Amazon is great for snow goggles like this highly rated one we got. Way cheaper than a ski shop but great quality.

OutdoorMaster Kids Ski Goggles - Helmet Compatible Snow Goggles for Boys & Girls with 100% UV Protection (Alphabet Pattern Frame + VLT 30% Purple Lens with REVO Silver)

And some ski socks

I received a couple Amazon gift cards for my birthday so I put it all together to re-enter the Kindle world with  Paper White for my bed time reading. Maybe it's just me but I'm loving less blue light at night and how portable it is to take places with me.

Oh and speaking of blue light, I wear these glasses at night now when looking at my iPad or Kindle.

Cyxus Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses for Anti Eye Strain UV Transparent Lens Black Frame Reading Glass Unisex (Men/Women) (8084T01, Classic Black)

What have you been priming lately?

Monday, February 4, 2019

TBB Asks- Relationships

Happy Monday! All things love today, friends.... here we go!

1- Who is your oldest friend? How did you meet?
My oldest friend that I still keep in contact with is my friend Adia from high school. She was in my high school classes all the way until the end, all seven years! We aren't in touch as often as we should be but when we chat, it's like we never left off.

2- Who are your people?
I have a few people but we are tight!

My person here.
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My other people...
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My aunts who have always been here for me
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My girl right here.....
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This boy here

And this other girl here

Okay scratch few people. Through this post, I'm realising that I have a lot of peeps!

3- How did you meet your partner?
In TGIF's in Chaguanas in TNT. It was 2002 and we became friends and then it  quickly developed into soulmate status!!

4- What's your love language?
I wrote a whole post about it but it's words of affirmation firstly for sure. 

5- Flowers or chocolates?
Both! LOL

6- What's the most meaningful gift you've ever received?
That's a tough one but recently my friend Kamini gave me a gift basket for my birthday with so many of my favourite things (she read a post of mine). It had chocolates, wine, a jade roller, a diffuser with a sampling of oils, my fave chocolate pecan pie which she just about searched the town to find, a framed picture of us and some teas with a steeper. Oh and she paid for my makeup to be done the night of the party. It was so kind and so thoughtful!

7- How is Valentines' Day celebrated in your home?
For the past couple Valentines' days, we have ordered in from a nice gourmet take out place in town, opened some bubbly, used our wedding china and crystal and enjoyed a multiple course meal with the kids. Lots of fun and I believe we are doing it this year again!

How about you? How do you celebrate Valentine's Day?

Linking up with TBB!

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