Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This Week 33

Instead of 6 pictures, I've decided to go with 1 video this week.

Why? Because my baby is dancing and I love it.

CJ has got foot tapping down, but he doesn't like when Chris mutes the TV. Please ignore my obnoxious laughing and the terrible iPhone camera.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New In: My 25th Birthday Sephora Haul

I love a good haul, but I very rarely spend money on makeup anymore (thank you kids & home ownership). I'm so excited about this.

My amazing boyfriend basically gave me free run of Sephora as a birthday gift. What else could a girl ask for?

Here's what I got:

4. Sephora Cleaning Me Softly Facial Cleansing Brush

The best part? I still have more gift cards to spend! Let the product research begin...

Look for upcoming reviews of all of these products.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Links Vol. 20

1. A very unique Nutella recipe that I desperately want to try.

2. This made me extremely happy.

3. My new blog obsession- mostly because I wish I could do what she does!

4. You guys! Sephora has a daily contest running. You could win some incredible prizes.

5. Speaking of Sephora...have you seen the new gift sets? I spy lots of awesome Christmas gifts.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

This Week 32

1. CJ turned 10 months old last week. Check out those 4 teeth!

2. I turned 25! The best gift from Chris and the kids? Foot massage certificates! I've already used 2.

3. Sephora and roses from Chris. Best fiancé ever.

4. We visited my parents over the weekend and ended up at an Asian market. Here's my mom holding a jackfruit.

5. More goodies from the Asian market. Cutest packaging ever.

6. Birthday gifts from my mom and sister. They know me so well.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Quick Tip: Use Babyfood Jars for Overnight Oats

Do you ever see recipes for overnight oats on Pinterest in giant mason jars? I do, and I don't get it.

Oats usually have a serving size somewhere around 1/2 cup, which would far from fill a mason jar.
I've found that in order to make overnight oats with roughly one serving of oats, a small baby food jar works perfectly. There's just enough room for the oats, milk, and toppings.

I've become addicted to finding uses for CJ's baby food jars, and this is one of my favourites.

Monday, September 14, 2015

This Week 31

It's been a crazy couple of weeks, only to get crazier!

1. We spent labour day weekend at the local fair with the kiddies.

2. Feeling like I was in high school again riding the tilt-a-whirl with my best friends.

3. We discovered that CJ weighs over half of what Holly does (10 months old vs. 6 and a half years old). She's still trying to pick him up.

4. Holly had her first day of Grade 1!

5. Right after her first day of school, she also had her first day of gymnastics. She was extremely nervous, but I think this is something she'll excel at.

6. I had a meeting with work to go over the details of my return (how is maternity leave over already?) and decided to get my first PSL of the season afterwards. Yummy.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

On Living In The Future

I have a bucket list. This list, currently containing 28 items, was created when I was 16 years old and now lives in a Word document on my laptop. At least once a year I open the list, put a strike through the things I've completed, and document the date that it was completed.

My bucket list items are mostly life-changing events including buying my first home, having children, and graduating university. Right now, I have 8 items crossed off.

The problem with this list is that I find myself always looking for the next thing to cross off. On one hand, it keeps me motivated to work towards my goals and forces me to see the bigger picture. On the other hand, it can cause me to constantly be "living in the future" and never be satisfied with the progress I've made. I'm really bad at living in the now.

Don't get me wrong, I'm 100% happy in my life right now. To be honest, I'm happier than I ever thought I could be. Ever since I was a teenager, I had a life plan and everything in that plan has happened (or will be happening), well ahead of my "schedule".

The problem is that I tend to forget about all of these amazing things and think/talk about how much better things will be when the next thing happens. The truth is that things are great right now. If I sit and think about my life at this exact moment in time, I can't think of much that's wrong with it. But I can think of a thousand things that would be it better.

I'm working on getting past this. Now that Chris and I are done having children and own a home, I feel a sense of relief. I don't have to worry about the timing and logistics of another baby or be concerned about when and where to buy a house.

I feel for the first time in a long time, that I can look around and be happy right in this second. It is definitely a work in progress, but I'm getting there.

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