Saturday, June 9, 2018

Pretty Striped Culotte Jumpsuit And It's On Sale!!!

Winter and cold weather last way too long here. It's pretty much freezing for 8 months out of the year, at least it is for me as I'm always cold! So the second that warm weather comes along, I just want to shop, shop, and shop some more for the prettiest spring and summer clothing.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Prettiest Spring/Summer Dress!

It's almost summer, and I am soooooooo excited! I know I say it all the time, but I am seriously a huge sun worshiper (covered in sunscreen of course)! Now that the warmer weather is finally upon us, it's time to start breaking out the pretty dresses and shorts.

Dress: Marshall's (similar here) | Purse: Kate Spade (similar here) | Purse Scarf: Tiffany's (no longer available) | Sandals: Wal-Mart (similar here) | Sunglasses: Guess available here

I fell in love with this dress the moment I seen at Marhsall's. I just had to have it. Even Kyle said how much he really likes it so it must be nice!

I am obsessed with pin-stripes and ruffles, and this gorgeous dress has it all! I love the belted waist. It's so girly and feminine making it the prettiest spring dress. You can dress it up or down, it would look great with sandals or heels! It's really comfortable and breezy; perfect for a walk downtown, a picnic, running errands, basically everyday life!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Motivational Tips To Help Loose That Baby Weight!

Growing a human is hard. Losing the weight afterwards, even harder! Everyone always says how breastfeeding burns a ton of calories so I always thought the weight would just fall off in a couple of weeks. That is definitely not the case. I've gone up about 4 sizes in jeans and my stomach is probably the same size as it was when I was pregnant! Finding time to exercise has been a major challenge, but so has my desire to actually get up and get moving.

I came up with a list of some motivational tips to help loose that baby weight and hopefully they can help get you motivated to start exercising and to keep it going, as well as myself lol.

Music: I love cardio and nothing makes me want to push myself more that a great playlist! I'm one of those people that can't exercise without music or TV, I find it helps distract me from thinking about the fact that I'm actually working out, and it makes the time go by quicker!  Studies have shown that listening to music while working out improves endurance and intensifies a workout. Songs with higher BPM (beats per minute) are best for cardio and it's recommended to choose songs at 120-140bpm.

Here are some great cardio songs to add to your playlist:

"Work Bi#*h" by Britney Spears (127 bpm)
"Hey Ya" by OutKast (158 bpm)
"Single Ladies" by Beyonce (apparently only 97 bpm, but a great workout song!)
"Pump It" Black Eyed Peas (153 bpm)
"Sexy Back" by Justin Timberlake (119 bpm)
"Dancin' With Myself" by Billy Idol (176 bpm)
"FireWork" by Katy Perry (145 bpm)
"Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson (160 bpm)

Pretty Active Wear: I find something very motivating about nice and bright active wear. Wearing nice workout clothes definitely makes me want to get outside and go running! This bright geometric pattern set from UK Lingerie is absolutely perfect for running. I love the beautiful colours and mesh details which also help make it breathable and keep you cool! The leggings are super comfortable but nice and tight, feeling like they're holding everything in place and form fitting! I love the open back of the top with the same mesh detail. This pretty workout outfit will definitely have you movin'! Here are the links to purchase the Shock Absorber Activewear Tank Top and Shock Absorber Activewear Leggings

Involve the family: Having someone to get out and move with makes a big difference for me. I really love getting out and going for walks/jogs with my little family. It also helps having someone to help motivate you to get up and get going.

Track your progress: Writing down in my day planner after I've done something really helps to keep my wanting to continue with it. Also, having before/after photos to remind me of why I want to do it and the changes in my body, really makes a big difference for me to want to keep going.

Dance it off: I am a terrible dancer and I NEVER dance in public. But, I absolutely loooooove dancing and even more so, playing dancing games on the Wii. Just Dance is the freaking best! It's so much fun and you seriously work up a sweat. Even just the Wii games are so much fun too and help you burn some calories. The hoola hoop one and tennis definitely gets me sweating!

Incorporate exercise into your every day life: When I had gestational diabetes, it was a huge challenge to keep my sugars in check a lot of the time. One very weird thing that really worked at keeping them low was cleaning! I could eat the exact same meal and my sugars would spike. If I swept and mopped and picked up Carters toys, my sugars would be nice and low! Another thing I started doing that I found works really well is doing what I like to call "steps" lol! Basically just quick paced walking around the house while moving your hips back and forth kind of like a dance. Lol I got the idea from an episode of Modern Family where Gloria is trying to reach a crazy amount of steps in a day. Side note, if you haven't seen this episode, you really should check it out. It's hilarious!

Find An Activity You Love: I really LOVE tennis and golf. I pretty much like playing all sports (which is weird because I hate playing on a team or in front of a lot of people, I get too embarrassed)  but these two are my absolute favourites. Tennis is a great way to burn lots of calories and it's lots of fun! I also love going to the driving range. Hitting some balls is so much fun and also a great stress reliever!

At the end of the day, do what makes you happy. Somedays I don't really care about my weight but other days it really bothers me. I have been having some health issues lately too and I'm worried I may still have diabetes so I know how important it is to start exercising more and eating better.

I would love to hear what helps motivate you and any health tips you have wether it's working out or food tips. Please share in the comments below :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Spring Wish List!

I just adore spring! Easter is one of my favourite holidays and that goes hand in hand with spring.
There's just something about flowers blooming, the refreshing and crisp spring air after a very long Canadian winter, and all the pretty pastel colours!

Here are a few things on my wish list that I'm dreaming of!

Tod's Gommino Pink Leather Driving Shoes
Tod's Pink Leather Gommino Driving Shoes

Monday, April 23, 2018

Blush Pink Trench Vest

Spring finally looks like it may be coming and I can't wait! We've been super busy with our new little one and our 3 year old but now we can start having a bit of time for ourselves again and just doing little things like going out to coffee together or to a movie. I'm hoping tomorrow night that we can go see Blockers with John Cena! I really really want to see it! We love Cena lol!! It's been a long time since we've been to the movies, we used to go almost weekly!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Hello, My Name Is Kennedy!

(Pretty little "Hello My Name Is" sticker info at the bottom! Check them out!!!)

She’s finally here!!! Well, I guess I’m a bit late as baby Kennedy is now 4 weeks old. We have been so busy this last month, I’m just finally getting around to doing a blog post!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Prettiest Pink Wool Coat Under $45.00!!!

In case you can't tell from my Instagram, I am obsessed with pink! The moment I saw this beautiful pink wool coat, I just had to have it! And the best part.... it was only $42.00!!!

By the way, if you aren't following me on instagram, go check it out :)!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

February Faves!!!

Since February was "Love Month" I figured I really should do a "February Faves" post and share my favourite things (most of them being pink!). I'm going to start doing a "monthly faves" and maybe work towards Youtube videos....we'll see about that one though lol. I'm not really a big video person but I like to think I'll do it!

Anyway, let's get to it!

Friday, March 2, 2018

I still can't believe how close we are getting to having baby #2! We've only got 24 days left since they're inducing me because of the gestational diabetes!

Monday, February 26, 2018

My Baby Shower!

I absolutely love parties and any themed events, especially baby showers! They're always so much fun. I love seeing the momma to be, playing the fun little games like "What's In Your Purse", and of course all of the yummy treats!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

How To Style A Basic Maternity Dress!

I've been finding it really hard to find cute fall/winter maternity clothes! Luckily most of my dresses from pre-pregnancy are quite stretchy and still fit me now so I've just been trying to find ways to incorporate some cute outfits with them.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Easy Last Minute Valentine's Day Gift Guide!

Valentine's Day is just a couple of days away and if you're anything like me, you probably haven't bought your significant other anything yet. Ladies, feel free to send this to your love for some hints ;)!

1. These are just too cute! I love these types of gifts where you can write your own sweet things to your love. Anything personal is always beautiful and very thoughtful! Available from: Chapters Indigo

2. I'm absolutely obsessed with delicious flavoured tea, especially dessert flavoured teas!!! They are so yummy and these tins are so pretty to just keep for decoration for your home! Available from: David's Tea

3. Having your nails done is everything! Trust me, I know! I'm terrible at keeping my nails up and it makes such a difference in your appearance when your nails are looking fresh! My go-to nail colour is definitely a pretty pink. It just goes with anything and looks so feminine. Available from: OPI

4. There's nothing like a beautiful piece of lingerie to make a girl feel pretty! Anything lace is always a good choice or a pretty floral nightgown! Available from: Victoria's Secret

5. Anything bath related is a win! I absolutely love Lush and all of their products! This soap is so pretty and perfect for the day of love! Available from: Lush

6. I absolutely love my polaroid camera. It's so much and has the whole vintage vibe going on.  I love scrapbooking and these photos are perfect for that, or making pretty flat lays for those who like curating! Available from: Best Buy

7. Anyone who knows me knows how addicted I am to candy and sweets! Candy is definitely the way to my heart and these pretty little boxes from Sugarfina are just gorgeous! Available from: Sugarfina

8. Perfume is definitely a great gift go to! Most ladies love it and there are just so many great scents available! This one is absolutely delicious! It smells so yummy, just like candy! Perfect for Valentine's Day! Available from: Sephora (Bonus! You can earn 3X the points on this until the 14th)

9. I have a sick obsession with candles. Seriously. I have bags and bags of candles in my closets, yes that is plural, closets! I guess there are worst things than having a delicious smelling home though!
Available from: Chapters Indigo

10. How pretty is this little jewelry box? It's perfect for earrings and things you wear daily that you can keep close by on your dresser or nightstand. Side note, I love Kate Spade boxes for decorating my office! They're so pretty and bright! Available from: Kate Spade

What's on your wish list for this Valentine's Day? I hope you have a very special love day!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Perfect Valentine's Day Maternity Dress! And it was only $13.00!!!

I always hated Valentine's Day until I started seeing my fiancee! We went out on our first date on Valentine's day 7 years ago and he was so sweet and it was such a beautiful night. This year will be 7 years since we've been together and I just can't believe how quickly it has gone by! We now have our own home, careers, the sweetest little 3 year old boy and a sweet little baby girl due right before Easter! It's crazy how much changes in 7 years, and I'm so thankful and blessed!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Prettiest Grey Wool Coat!

 I have been searching for a really nice but cheap wool coat. I love the look of wool coats and how easily it can dress up any outfit, even jeans and sneakers!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Winter Wonderland. The perfect casual dress!

I absolutely hate the cold, I mean HATE! But, there really is something so beautiful about snow and the way it covers the trees. It's just so pretty.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Comfy, cozy, pregnancy style!

It's hard to be comfortable when you're super pregnant but cozy clothing sure does help!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

My new favourite snack!

Gestational diabetes sucks. Like I mean really, really sucks! Especially for me since I'm a huge foodie. I love everything from cookies, cake, fruit, bread, basically all the things that I really can't have very much of.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Hobo Chic

 Some days (ok, most days) I really hate the idea of taking time to put on makeup.