Friday, 15 November 2019

Shop Local for Christmas

This year I have made the decision to shop locally for the majority of my Christmas shopping.  I live in a small town (about 1200 people), so there will still be some things that I am not able to purchase in town.  Shopping locally benefits your friends and neighbours, is better for the environment (I won't be driving the hour plus to the city to go purchase gifts), and helps you to discover the treasures in your own town.  I encourage you to do the same.  I will be sharing some of my Christmas shopping on Instagram, so I encourage you to come join me there!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

2019 Fall Outfits- 13.11.19

It has fully turned to winter weather around here.  As I write this, there is a beautiful blanket of snow outside.  I don't mind winter, but I could live without the icy roads.  I have found that it is best to embrace the cold since we spend so much time in it!

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Monday, 11 November 2019

Lest We Forget

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada.  On this day we honour the men and women who have served and who are currently serving our country.  We remember the people who sacrificed their time, safety and their lives. 

I offer a thank you from the bottom of my heart.  We enjoy safety and freedom because of the sacrifices of others.  Thank you.  We are forever indebted to you.

I will leave you with this beautiful song.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

2019 Fall Outfits-16.10.19

It has been a minute since I have posted.  My "real life" has taken over my time and I haven't had time left over to post on the blog.  I love this space, but I have not taken measures to ensure that my work here isn't pushed to the back burner when my real life becomes full or has something urgent to attend to.  I am working on that.

Here are some outfits that I have been wearing out of my fall capsule wardrobe.


Happy Wednesday, friends!

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Quick Swap

I have made a quick swap in my fall capsule wardrobe.  I have decided that the black "romperall" is best worn at home as lounge wear.  I don't think that it is flattering, although it is extremely comfortable.

I have switched out my romperall for these leopard overalls.  I am enamored with these!  I love all things leopard and I can't wait to wear them.

I will back next week with an outfit post.  Happy Wednesday, friends!

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

2019 Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Fall is my favourite season.  It is warm, but not hot.  The leaves turn beautiful colours.  Pumpkin spice lattes are available.  What's not to like?  I especially love dressing in the fall.  I love the colours and the sweaters.  It doesn't really surprise me that my fall capsule wardrobe is quite a bit bigger than my last few capsule wardrobes.  

Before spring, I had created a core capsule wardrobe.  The idea is that I would simply change out seasonal pieces and always work from the same core wardrobe.  I still like this idea in theory, but some of the clothes don't fit well anymore.  I chose to do away with this core capsule idea until I am out of this stage of my life.

My 2019 Fall Capsule Wardrobe consists of 35 pieces.  I will bump that number to 36 if I can get the stain out of one of my sweatshirts.  In my wardrobe I have: 22 tops, 2 dresses, 4 pants, 2 rompers, 2 vests, 1 shawl, and 2 jackets.  I plan to use this wardrobe until the end of December.

I have linked my previous fall capsule wardrobes if you want to check them out:
Happy Wednesday, friends!

Monday, 9 September 2019

Updating Routines

If there is one constant in life, it is change.  Life is always evolving and we need to adapt as change happens.  When changes in our lives happen, I find that my old routines often don't work anymore.  We have experienced some changes in the past month so I thought I would talk about how I have updated our routines.

The biggest change that has happened is that my oldest daughter has started kindergarten.  She goes to school for full days.  Kindergarten school days start an hour earlier than her playschool days.  Another change that is that I have started taking online courses, as I am working towards a different career path.  I have to be intentional about designating time to work on my schooling.

With these changes our morning routine and my evening routine has changed.  We have also developed an after school routine.  When working on new routines it is important to establish what you need to accomplish and the time that you need to do that.  I try to always allow for extra time.  With kids, I find that I need it!

For example, I need to have my daughter at school for 8:30.  I know that before school I need to do my morning routine, both kids need to get ready, we need to eat breakfast and walk to school.  It takes me about an hour to get my routine done and hour to get my kids out of the door.  I add a 15 minute buffer to my kids' morning.  It can take up to 15 minutes to walk to school.  With all this in mind, I start my mornings at 6:00 a.m.  My kids get up at 7:00.  I get my daughters ready and then we head to the breakfast table.  I make my oldest daughter's lunch while the kids eat.  Depending on how much time this all has taken, we either get our shoes on and head out the door or my kids can play for a few minutes.

Routines can't be rigid as life changes constantly.  With little tweaks and adjustments, everyone can feel comfortable and know what they are expected to do.  I will continue adjusting our routines this week as we get used to the changes in our schedule.