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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

Holiday Shopping Guide: 3 Amazing Last Minute Canadian Etsy Finds

Christmas is literally just around the corner, and with the current COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown situations happening over here in Ontario, it's starting to be increasingly hard to finish up the Christmas shopping list. In my search for last minute stocking stuffer and gift ideas, I stumbled on these Canadian made Etsy Shops offering next day shipping (score!). 

Check out these three amazing last minute Canadian Etsy finds:

Mala necklace by Etsy shop owner Ava Crystal. Not only is it beautiful and has calming/healing properties, but it dispatches in just one day, is Canadian owned (score!), and the shop is offering free shipping for orders in Canada and the US. Check it out here. 


It wouldn't be a COVID-Christmas without a stocking full with hand sanitizer! I don't know if you share my frustration with hand sanitizer gels (they're goopy, horrible, leak out of the bottle, and I just really hate them), so I generally prefer a spray if I can find one. Love the look and convenience of this antibacterial hand sanitizer bundle by Jiro Soap in Vancouver, British Columbia. What's also pretty cool? You get to customize the order by picking the scent and colour of each bottle. Check it out here. 


I'm noticing a bit of a theme with my Christmas gift ideas...can you tell I'm a little anxious about COVID right now?? Well...these pretty little masks by Etsy shop Colour Pop TO are so fricken cute...I guess if we have to be in lock down we may as well be sporting a face mask in style right? Check them out here. 



What's on your last minute Christmas shopping list?

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