I’ve been meaning

I’ve been meaning to start typing this post for the last 30 minutes but I’ve been having waves of the nastiest hot flashes that I couldn’t focus.

You don’t care about my hot flashes though.

This past week has felt crazy busy between Christmas prepping, house prepping for my parents visit, and more house renos/improvements.

Woof, I’m tired just thinking about all of it.

But I am SO excited for Christmas, my parents and getting this house in ship shape!

We finally had the carpet installed in our basement and living room. Guess what? Layla threw up on it shortly after the installers left. Then Reggie pooped on it. Good dogs. We also sold a ton of stuff on Kijiji. Then bought MORE stuff from Kijiji. I think our house is finally coming together which is super exciting. But I’m willing to bet that once everything is finally done, we’ll be ready to move. Womp womp.

I’ve also been a baking MACHINE. Mmmm, I can’t wait for my mom to get here so we can team up and bake bake bake! So far I’ve made Peanut Butter Blossoms,  Apple Crisp, Iced Oatmeal Cookies, and Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies. I had another recipe I was planning to put together tonight, but I forgot one of the main ingredients while I was at the grocery store! Pooo.

I also went to Market Collective with my friend Susie. It was a pretty neat shopping experience- all the vendors were really unique (but a tad too rich for my blood). I managed to snag a few small goodies but I can’t tell you what they are because some of them are gifts!

Ah, I’m so boring because I don’t feel like adding any pictures. And I totally forgot what else I was going to type. Better get back to catching up on my recorded episodes of Kourtney and Khloe, My Five Wives, and AFV. Quite the variety if you ask me!

Tell me, what are you baking around the holidays? I’d love some ideas for something new to add to my list this year! 



Hey friends! How are things going for you so far this holiday season?? Who’s done with holiday shopping? (If you are, shame on you overachiever!. Also, I’m jealous)

Anyways, just popping in today to share with you a pretty neat site, Minted– an online stationary store powered by a global community of designers. The people from Minted got in touch with me and wanted to see if I’d like to explore their entirely new families of products (what? not just stationary you say? Exactly. How cool is that?!) So of course, I checked out the site to see what they had to offer.

Sidenote: Baby L is making his debut in 4 months and I’ve been scouring online shops to find a good assortment of prints/art to hang in the nursery.

Sidenote #2: Minted just so happens to offer a variety of Nursery Wall Art that is right up my alley!

Here are some of my favorites from the Nursery Wall Art section:



Animal World Map limited edition art print by Jessie Steury


Play All Day, Sleep All Night by Lisa Nelson


We will Rock You by Tami Bohn


Squirrel House limited edition art print by Krista Messer

There are so many options even just within this category! You can have them customized to include your child’s name, color preference, etc.

Ok, so once I was done ogling over all the art I want to buy for the baby’s room, I decided to head on over to the holiday section to sneak a peak at some holiday cards. (After briefly passing by home decor, FABRICS, gift wrap, the list goes ON!)

*IF* I were to send out cards this year, I would totally opt for these: ornament cards! What a neat idea- those who celebrate Christmas can hang it on their tree, and those who don’t can include it in their holiday card holder collection. Better yet, you can choose the backing (photo vs no photo)

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Tis The Season Chalkboard Holiday Ornament Cards

Well that didn’t take long to find the one I want. If you’re interesting in browsing other types of holiday cards, postcards, photo cards or ornament cards check out this page.

Ok, brain just went back to baby things. On to birth announcements! Some that I like:






I have to stop now because I think I could just about share every template they have to offer. And I just noticed they also do calendars and baby books. Dying.

Have you ever used Minted? What did you get? Please excuse me while I go back and choose another 350927352 prints I want for the baby room….


It’s December!

It’s December and I’m super freaking happy because the next month consists of cookies and candles and food and presents and CHRISTMAS MOVIES.

I’ve already burned through a ton of 3-wick candles and managed to whip up large batches of peanut butter blossoms and iced oatmeal cookies.



What have I been up to, hmmmm…..

I put on real clothes for a wedding

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I did yoga at home with Layla (lately she has been stuck to me like glue and follows me wherever I go. As I type this, she is laying under my chair with her chin resting on my foot.) ALSO- my workouts have started to pick up again! I’ve added more interval training back in because I think my body- even going through this HUGE change- was getting ‘settled’ with my workouts. I have had a ton of energy and have really felt great.

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I bought a ton of baby crap. It’s both overwhelming and exciting. So far, we have a crib, pack n play, stroller, car seat and dresser (that my mom and I will be refinishing!)

This is also currently en route to my house:


Tyler didn’t get it at first, but I bought it as soon as I saw it because it’s hysterical. Probably because I know Spanish and he knows French. Hashtag language barrier.

Also, can we please talk about how my SON (WHOA SO WEIRD TO TYPE THAT) is going to be a dual citizen before me? No fair.

T-minus 136 days until I can refer to this chart:

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My Christmas spirit animal is THIS LADY

I think 90% of my xmas shopping is online this year. Downside of this? It takes approximately 472 days for ANYTHING to ship in Canada. Oh well.

Speaking of online shopping, does anyone have any Etsy shops they recommend? I am literally obsessed



with Etsy and could buy just about everything. Please leave comments with any recommendations!!