Friday, 30 November 2012

Goodbye Movember

Today is the last day of Movember. If you have been living under a rock... it is when men grow mustaches to raise awareness and $ for prostate cancer. While I'm all about supporting a good cause I will not be sad to say goodbye to the 'stache.

Not everyone can rock a mustache like Tom!

Here are some fun ways to show support without growing a 'stache!!!

Adorable baby bib found here.

ASOS mustache watch!

Mustache rings like this one are popping up everywhere!


Cute way to sip your coffee, found here.

Who can resist this??

My restaurant raised $600 for this great cause and Cactus Club Cafe as a whole has raised $38,000.00!!!!
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Thursday, 29 November 2012

Winter Brand Name Accessory Lust

*** CAUTION***
Do not attempt to wear the following all together as it would result in Logo Overload! LOL But I do love all them on their own!
The Burberry Two-Toned Check rainboot for $350 found here
I love this classic Gucci scarf, not a bargin at $300  though seen here.

 You can never go wrong with a signature  Coach umbrella, I found this one on EBay.

This Tory Burch camel cabel knit is too cute, found here.
Ralph Lauren will always hold a place in my heart and I love these gloves seen here.
There you have it! All your nessecary seasonal accessories in one place. Don't leave home without them!

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

I start tomorrow…

No more excuses, but seriously, I start tomorrow! Every day/week is so busy with engagements and activities  I have been slightly distracted  from my daily routine.  While I do carry some guilt for skipping a couple workouts I can’t beat myself up about it. Turn a setback into a comeback!
That’s exactly what I plan on doing today...not tomorrow. A few “cheat days” won’t completely sabotage your diet and exersise regimine, just get back on track and you’ll be fine – I’ll be fine! Sometimes I need to remind myself of these things and I hope you can do the same.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Essie Winter Collection

Find 6 new winter shades from Essie here.

Beyond Cozy
Leading Lady
Butler Please

Where's my Chauffeur?
Snap Happy
 I finally got around to painting my nails this past weekend. I used a discontinued shade of OPI Cinema Cinnamon. A great way to dry nails quicker is wait about 10 minutes after painting and then blow dry on the coolest setting! Try out a festive colour next time you paint your nails...December is just days away!!
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Monday, 26 November 2012

Super Model Mommy ~ Miranda Kerr a mommy...if I come close to looking as fabulous as the beautiful Miranda Kerr I would feel acomplished! This woman is my hero! I love that she still rocks stilettos and so much more while toting her 22 month old son Flynn. I have always said becoming a mommy shouldn't mean sacrificing personal style but Miranda has taken the term "Yummy Mummy" to a whole new level. Let's not forget Flynn...he is always rocking killer duds...and who can he thank for that? Mommy Miranda Kerr. Thank you Miranda for the inspiration!

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Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday Fitness Fashion

 Not only are these Nike Womens 3.0 on my wish list this year they are a must have. Unlike our precious pumps and peep toes that we are forever trying to preserve, you should wear out your running shoes/trainers. If your work out or run regularly they suggest every 3- 6 months. So hit the gym on the regular and you have a legitamite excuse to go shoe for me!

 The Wunder Under from Lululemo is quite possibly the most versitile pant ever, go from street style to yoga to evening in this butt-flattering legging! Yes, I said it... we can all thank Lulu for the extra boost in our behind ;)

Now that it's winter I find I'm running in the dark as I run before or after work. So it's important that I wear bright colours to increase visibility. If you can help it, run while it's still light or in a group and always wear light clothing. I'm crushing on the white and pink in this Mountain Equipment CO-OP jacket!

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Dreary Day Fix

I need some wipers on my front window!!

This is what I woke up to this morning...I know, miserable right? In BC we have plenty of rainy days to look forward to so we just adapt and carry on. I know all you southerners are jealous, we get to wear boots and jackets and gloves...haha, the list goes on and on. How to cope? Start with a good workout, hot shower and delicious coffee and before you know it you've forgotton about the rain....until you leave your house that is!! I got the first two done this morning and when I went to make my coffee my Tasimo DIED on me!!! Now I have to wait till I get to work for caffiene! I hope everyone is having a smoother morning than I am.

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

DIY Infinity Scarf

Is it fair to say that infinity scarves are taking over the world? Believe it or not I haven't made the jump yet, so I thought I'd test out the water before diving in.

All you need is a scarf and 4 or 5 safety pins depending on the width of the scarf.

~ fold scarf in half
~ pin ends together
~ turn right side out

Finally, place pinned side over back side of your neck loop around and you have an infinity scarf!

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Winter Boots

For those of you who haven't read my blog too far back, allow me to catch you up...I have a mild obsession with shoes. By 'mild' I meam 'MAJOR'!!! I have over a dozen pairs untouched in the box waiting for their big debut! When selecting what to wear I frequently start with my shoes and then build up. This is totally normal right? of lately I'm trying to get more use out of the 'forgotton ones'. They look so lonely at the back of my closet so I am making my best effort to offer my feet as good company. With that said, a little window shopping never hurt anyone...right?

I'm currently lovng this peep toe bootie - Madura from From $120 down to $59.49!!! But I need to cycle through my existing, neglected ankle boots before I start adding to the collection!

Another irresistable favorite are these daringly different Hunter Boots. Why wouldn't my wellies have a wedge? Say that 3 time fast! I found them discounted on my all time favorite shoe website (clearance for Zappos) Sorry Canada, they only ship in the US. Lucky for me I have a US mailbox!!!

Ok these last ones are not on sale but I'm secretly wishing I would just wake up with them on my feet! The Tory Burch Amanda Riding Boot is popping up everywhere, my dreams included! At $495 they just aren't in the budget this year and I have come to terms with that.

So, although I'm 'not allowed' to buy anymore shoes until I wear the ones I have, I thought I'd share these fabulous finds! With each season comes new shoes and I'll brave the weather boot at a time! Pin It

Monday, 19 November 2012

No More Manic Mondays!

Some routines make life easier, like doing my ironing on Sundays as seen here. There are many ways you can do to start the week on the right side of the bed. I love a good routine, so in order to make my Mondays a little less 'manic', I do some of the following:

~ I always do my shopping on the weekends so I can start the week with lots of lunch and dinner options.

~ I pack Monday lunches on Sunday nights. I don't do the night before pack everynight, but on Mondays, it's nice to have a little more time.

~ I pick out my outfit! A habit I started in grade school as it gets me excited to start the week in my 'Monday Best'!

~ I ensure all the laundry is done and the house is clean. There is nothing worse than stepping out of bed to chaos and disorder.

~ I set my alarm with a motivating message as seen here  and go to bed in a timely fashion. I need to start my week feeling rested.

I have never been a morning person but after becoming a mother I soon learned to adapt! If I allow myself enough time I don't feel stressed in the morning. I often write how I love having time to enjoy a coffee and breakfast with Hayden. This time is priceless and so worth getting up a little earlier for. I'm not saying I never sleep in or hit the snooze, because I do, but I quickly regret it as I feel rushed and I hate that! How do you manage your morning routine?  I'd love to hear what works and what doesn't?
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Friday, 16 November 2012

5 Fall Things

Maple Tree on fire!
Homemade latte

My Sister's roasted yam and feta soup. 

Camel ankle boots with chunk knit sweater

Scented candles

With every fall comes a feeling of warmth and love. These are just a handful of my favorite things that autum has to offer. I hope you can take this weekend to enjoy your favorite things of this cozy season. Try to relax with good friends and family now before the chaos of the holidays hits! Have a great weekend!


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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Marathon Mama!

A few weeks ago I accomplished a pretty incredible goal of mine. I ran a half marathon! I haven't always been a runner but since having a child I have come to love it. There are so many reasons I now look forward to a good run. As a busy, working mother and wife I have learned to truly value some hard earned "me" time! When I run I can put the stress of the day behind me. It's a chance to clear my head and take in the beauty that surrounds me. Not to mention I'm getting exercise!!! Bonus! Plus, when my hubby isn't home to watch Hayden while I run, I take him with me!

Life is so busy which makes it that much more important to find a physical activity that you enjoy. When my hubby isn't home to watch Hayden while I run, I take him with me! I am so happy that I found running. The feeling of pride overcame me when I completed my first half marathon. By the way...that's 13 miles/21 kms which I ran in 2 hours and 4 minutes! While I have no desire to ever do a full marathon and run for over 4 hours straight, I plan on doing one half marathon a year. I'm the kind of person who needs goals and achieving them only drives me more!

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Winter Blues

Here on the West coast of BC Canada we are well into another rainy winter. Before I became a mother this dreary season was just as dark and depressing as it is now, but now that it is 3 of us my husband and I are running out of indoor weekend activities. So we decided to do some research and get creative for Hayden's sake. Our almost two year old needs a way to release his energy!
Hayden playing at a local kids gym!

Getting started...
~ checkout your local recreation centers activity guides (online is easiest)
~ start setting up routine play dates
~ search the net for fun and easy indoor games and activities for toddlers

After no time at all we were registered for swimming lessons and found some drop in activities at our local rec center! My husband and I are excited to start some new commitments that can not only withstand the winter blues but hopefully get rid of them! Pin It

Tuesday, 13 November 2012


Need an easy and fun meal that tastes great and doesn't ruin your diet? My friends and family agree, these BBQ chicken mini pita pizzas are to die for!

All you need is...
Whole grain pita thins (I used one's from Costco) only 50 calories per half!
BBQ sauce
Cooked chicken breast thinly sliced
Sautéed onions
Pineapple tidbits (canned or fresh)
Grated cheese (any kind will do)

~ Spread BBQ sauce on pitas
~ Evenly portion chicken, onions and pineapple 
~ Top with grated cheese

Bake for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F or until cheese is melted to your liking. 

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Monday, 12 November 2012

Stepford Wife vs. Living Life

They say distance makes the heart grow fonder. On my way home from a weekend of self discovery and exploration I realize I miss my family dearly and it's only been 3 days. I'm excited to get home to them and hug them and kiss them and show them how very much I love them.

In the past few days I learned many things about myself. Perfection is impossible. By being too focused on the lists and routines and to dos I can miss precious moments. I can forget who I am on the inside. Here is where I found myself conflicted. I love perfection and I often strive for it. One of my all time favorite movies is The Stepford Wives.




No I don't want to be a robot, however, I want to be super mom and look great doing it! Is this realistic? Not so much! Moving forward I'm going to try to be more relaxed and live in each moment fully without always thinking about what the next step is.

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