Monthly Archives: October 2018

Weekend Snapshots

For a weekend of no plans we kept really busy!

Friday night the girls, my Mom and a friend went to a craft sale. I don’t love bringing them to craft sales but after a long week of me being gone some evenings they missed me so I wanted extra time with them and toi give Chad a break!

Saturday was errands, flu shots – Avery lost her mind, Chloe did not even flinch, finding Chloe’s Halloween costume, playing at the park, riding bikes and a family movie night.

Sunday I had some major baking to do so spent a couple hours baking in the morning:

While the girls played with Playdoh – my nightmare!

It was too windy for my liking so I ran on the treadmill and did a quick weights workout after.

While Chloe napped Avery and I painted then had a tea party:

My Mom joined us after nap time to carve pumpkins:

I made supper while Chad and the girls played outside – the weather is still holding out for us and I hope it does for another week – or more!

I am still in my busy time at work with another busy two weeks and evenings spent at work, so I am semi wishing away this next bit!


Foodie Friday

Aside from another busy week the only eventful thing I have to share is falling down the stairs and possibly breaking my toe 🙁 The good news is it is not that painful and most of my normal activities are still okay.

Also, how it is Halloween next week?! I have no idea what Chloe is going to dress up as – it changes daily, and Avery is being a genie. I cannot say I love Halloween but taking the girls trick or treating is a highlight for sure.

Next week we are trying Good Food after a friend gave me a couple free meals to try it – I have not used any meal kit service in a couple years but on a busy week I am excited to have it.

Saturday – Turkey Tacos

Sunday – Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup & cornbread – Cooking Classy

Monday – Spanish Chicken Thighs with Parsley Vinaigrette – GoodFood

Tuesday – Coconut Chicken Fingers & salad – Andi Mitchell 

Wednesday –Sweet & Sour Shrimp with Rice – GoodFood

Thursday – Pancakes and turkey bacon

Friday – Chicken and Veggie Brown Rice Bowls with peanut Sauce – Cooking Classy

Weekend plans include pumpkin carving, birthday party prep and flu shots (shhh don’t tell Avery!).


Better Beauty Holiday Gifts

For me it is never to early to start Christmas shopping – lets be honest does anyone want to be in the stores in November and December?! Not me! SO when Beautycounter launched their holiday line a couple weeks ago I was more than happy!

Their 2018 holiday line is a slam drunk – priced right (Every set includes a savings!) awesome variety (something for everyone!) and simply amazing.

Starting with my faves:

Holiday Handcream trio – One can never have enough handcream! This set comes with three scents, Lavender, Monoi, and Petal, are non- greasy and leaves your hands SO soft!

New Nudes Lip Gloss Trio – I have to admit these had me pleasantly surprised, after becoming a lip sheer lover I was hopeful they had a lip sheer holiday set but this set won me over! These are non-sticky, hydrating and have a hint of mint. Two have just the right amount of shimmer, with one being matte.

Transforming Duo – This was not initially on my list but  after hearing people rave about it I ordered a set – afterall. it has my beloved lip sheer included! The best part? This set does not look the same on anyone and always flattering!

Glow and Go Mini Oils This mini set of Beautycounter’s best selling oils the perfect set to try the oils out in the coming dry winter months and/or use for travel! Even better? For every one set sold Beautycounter is gifting one back to someone going through cancer treatments!

Travel Body Essentials – Sometimes it is too easy to forget about the basics! The set includes the body wash, hydrating body lotion, hand cream and body bar all in the citrus mimosa scent – perfect to bring along on your winter getaway! These lotions and body wash are the ONLY ones I use now!

Charcoal Essentials – Two of our bestsellers! Detox your skin with this Balancing Facial Mask and Charcoal bar designed to remove impurities without harsh ingredients.

Splashtime Kids Set – I could go on and on about Beautycounter’s kid/baby lines as what is more important than what I put on my skin? What I put on my kid’s skin! This set includes jumbo shampoo and bodywash and a towel. This is a MUST have for any Mom!

Counterman Gift Set – We cannot forget about the men in our lives! This popular set sells out every holiday season! AND it was just reduced in price making it a steal. Includes a travel kit, daily exfoliating cleanser, smoothing shave cream, cooling aftershave and oil free face lotion. All made in gentle formulas without harsh ingredients!

Necessary Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette – Makeup lovers this is your dream! I was lost at first with this palette but love it and am slowly trying all the colours! 18 shades, all with high colour payoff and safer ingredients!

Instant Awakening Trio – Need a facial pick-me up?! This is for you! Our popular Overnight Resurfacing Peel and NEW Cooling Eye Masks (these are also amazing!) and Instant Glow Illuminating Cream are designed to give you radiant skin!

You can view all the Holiday Line here – and as you will see I pretty much covered it all – yes, they are all my favourites 😉

As always if you have any questions feel free to comment or email me – you can shop with me using this link or by searching for me under find a consultant 🙂


Weekend Snapshots

Another beautiful fall weekend in the books!

I got in two runs outside – one with the girls (5-6km is my max pushing the stroller now!) and one solo run.

I did some Halloween crafting for Avery’s class:

The girls did their own crafting at a paint studio – might not have been the best idea to take Chloe… but I am excited to see how their creations turn out!

We went to parks and played outside a lot – we banned electronics for the weekend, and luckily with little complaints!

We went to a hockey games and stayed to the end to see the fireworks 🙂

And ended the weekend with a family pizza supper before my in-laws head south. I cannot believe it is that time already – I felt like it was just October 1st!

Hope everyone had wonderful weekends 🙂


Foodie Friday

Jumping right into our week! Highlight of my week was my annual work gala!

Also – the only photo I took to share this week! It is always a fun night – even when it leaves you exhausted the next day! I also may have had one too many drinks 😉

Onto meal planning:

Saturday – Grilled Chicken Sausage and Veggies over Rice – Real Food Dietitians 

Sunday – Greek Mac and Cheese – Skinny Taste

Monday – Peanut Tofu Buddha Bowl – Delish Knowledge 

TuesdayHoney, Garlic Chicken Drumsticks, Rice & Kale Salad

Wednesday – Roasted Salmon, Potatoes & Asparagus

Thursday – Hawaiian BBQ Pizza – Life Made Simple

Friday – OUT

Weekend plans include a hockey game and some birthday party prep – before Avery’s party sneaks up on me!