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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

The BEST Red Lipstick I Can't Live Without

If there's one makeup item I can't live without it's a lip colour of some sort. Between tinted lip balms, lip-gloss, or a long lasting crème or matte lipstick, I'm never without something on my little pout. My go-to brands have always been Revlon, L'Oreal and MAC so it's no surprise my favourite red is from L'Oreal. When I need a good pop of colour to stand out or break up my usual all black outfit, I tend to lean on this red beauty - #315 True Red to be exact. This lipstick is everything I could ever want in a colour: creamy, soft on my lips, and saturated colour. And I literally wear it all year long - but it's especially amazing in the Fall! What's your go-to, "can't live without it" lip colour? Source:  L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipstick, 315 True Red This post was featured on Links à la Mode fashion roundup by Independent Fashion Bloggers. More fashion articles: How To Overcome Shyness by Blog By Grazielle Mid-

20 Questions: All About CurrentlyJen

Remember passing around chain letters in school? I kind of miss them so I’m resurrecting it to have some fun! Where were you born? Montreal What do you call your grandparents? Nono and Nonna (Italian) Favourite color? Aqua Favourite vacation destination? Anywhere tropical....I’m a beach bum and all-inclusive Resort junkie! Favourite time of the day? At night after the kids go to bed 🤣 Favourite type of clothing? I used to be a jeans only girl but now I totally live in leggings...mostly compression running leggings because they suck everything in! 🤣 Dogs or cats? Dogs....but I do appreciate a cute little kitten!  Can you do the splits? That’s a hard no! Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Nope Can you whistle? Also no Zodiac sign? Taurus What scares you about aging? I’m not scared to age but I do wonder if I’ll lose my memory since it runs in the family 🤦‍♀️ Furthest you’ve ever been from home? Greece Morning person or night owl? Night owl Favourite type of book to read? Ro

Weekend Vibes: Saturday Walks with My Crew

This weekend started like every other weekend around here. My husband had to work Saturday morning, we had no groceries, no clean underwear, and there was the all too familiar stench of boy farts and sweat coming from my son's room. Don't I just paint the prettiest of pictures? I can't say I tackled the day's chores right away. Or the state of my son's room. But what I can tell you, is that I drank 3 cups of coffee, and ignored the kids for about 2 hours while I lost myself in my blog before I decided to get moving on my very glamorous Saturday morning to-do list.  I'm sure you all have a similar list: strip the beds/wash the sheets, do 1 million loads of laundry, fantasize about living on the beach in Malibu with a gorgeous man servant who scrubs the toilets so you don't have to. Then pull yourself together, swear under your breath that you live with a bunch of effing wild animals...and promptly put off the rest of the house cleaning and toilet bowl cleanin

Friday Five's - It's Not to Early for Christmas Right?!

I'm the worst at keeping a schedule in my person life. During the work day...I am on point with my schedule and to-do lists. I've always said that, and although I'm aware, I just can't seem to get my shit together on this dang blog! Or my workouts. Or meal planning/WW (Weight Watchers).  I'm posting a Friday Five's article on Saturday morning. This is just how I roll...get used to it friends! Back to our scheduled programming..... Is it just me or did the stores kind of skip over Halloween and move straight to Christmas? I swear I say this every year. But this year, maybe because we're still being cautious and not going out as much because of this pandemic, I feel like the stores are all about Christmas decor and holiday gift guides. Not that I mind, I'm not a huge Halloween fan anyway. This past week was so busy, and we had lots to celebrate. Here's a highlight. The kids and I took in the beautiful sights of a nearby walking trail with my parents. 

Friday Five's: Canadian Thanksgiving Collection

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada and I'm sooo pumped to be hosting a super small gathering (just my family, brother, and parents) on Saturday. The turkey is bought, recipes are pinned, and my daughter helped with the fall/Thanksgiving decorations around the house. All that is left is to get some yummy smelling fall candles, and also, get that bird in the oven (have to wait until tomorrow for that). What Thanksgiving Means to Me I never really thought too much about Thanksgiving in my early years, but as I got older, and more  specifically after I had kids, I've really started to have a new appreciation for the holiday. Another defining moment: when my dad survived his heart attack a couple of years ago. It's true what people say, life is precious and not a day goes by that I don't tell everyone I care about how much they mean to me. If I love someone, I tell them. That's just how I roll these days. We practice gratitude every day but what I love most abo

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