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Lessons On My 40th Birthday

Me and the Fam! I have news. A few weeks ago I celebrated my 40th birthday. It was my second COVID/lockdown birthday and I wasn't even sad about it. I'm not a huge birthday bash kind of girl, so not having to break the news to everyone that there would be no crazy party felt sooooooo good.  I've thought a lot about this post. About turning 40. What do I want to share here to help document this milestone birthday? When my kids look back and read this online journal so to speak, what do I want them to know about what I was thinking on May 11, 2021? And here's what I came up with: On celebrating my special day: COVID birthdays aren't so bad as an adult. Sure they suck shit for kids (can't have a party, can't see their family and friends, hardly any presents because said parties are a no-no). But for me, as an adult, I understand why I can't party it up with like 50 of my closest friends and family members. I understand that a Vegas trip is out of the questi

Behind the Lens #1

A small glimpse at my week behind the lens....

This past week was so busy! We've been keeping it low-key because of this pandemic but last weekend we just couldn't take it anymore. We have a few people in our bubble which helps us stay sane.

Friday night we visited some family for dinner, drinks, and lot's of dancing and booty shaking in the kitchen (totally embarrassed our kids so it was well worth it). 


The following day we ditched the kids (thanks Nonna and Nonno) and met our friends in Niagara Falls for some outlet shopping. I picked up some goodies thanks to Saje (my new favourite store), Under Armour (new shoes who 'dis?), and Bath and Body Works (never thought I'd go crazy over hand sanitizers but this is the new COVID me I guess).

This essential oil spray from Saje was amazing. We were lined up to get into the store and one of the sales ladies sprayed some in my mask to help take the stress out of shopping! Pure genius. My friend and I both bought it...hook line and sink her! Here's a link to the product (nope, I don't make any money off this, just believe in the phrase sharing is caring friends): https://www.saje.com/ca/product/unwind-000058.html. 


Hand sanitizer sale at Bath and Body Works...6 for $10. Luckily they had my favourite scents in stock. 


Ok I'm going to share a little secret on how to save money on shoes at Under Armour. My feet are size 6 womens (sometimes a 6 and a half). These  babies were in the kids section, size 6 Youth....and at 40% off I only paid $35 for them. I don't think I've ever found such a good deal for adult shoes in my life. I don't think I'll ever pay full price for adult Under Armour shoes again!

Then it was on to dinner and drinks at a local pizzeria (Antica). Wood oven pizza with arugula and fresh prosciutto, and a glass of Chianti. OMG I was in heaven.


We clean up kind of nice don't ya think?


.....and a night time walk to work off all that yummy food.


It was a great weekend and although it felt weird to be out and about in our masks it was well worth it. 

This week was pretty tame, work was super busy and the kids were saddled with homework so we didn't really get out much other than the weekly extra curriculars the kids have. Homework in the car while we wait for his sister to finish up with cheer...that's just how we roll these days.


I do have to say though, that I've really enjoyed working from home the past 8'ish months and it's going to be really hard to go back to the office. I'll miss walking these little bozo's to the bus stop in my socks and sandals...my motto is, if you're not embarrassing your kids daily, are you even a parent? (I joke).


That pretty much sums up my last week...very happy that it's the weekend again and can't wait to share next week's adventures!

What's on your plate this weekend?

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