Friday, 30 December 2016

{free} baby printables

My arm is slowly and steadily healing. I can type with both hands, which is making my life so much easier.

I figured that I’d do a post with some baby graphics. I got a lot of the inspiration for this post from Pinterest boards. I love the cute baby quotes, but I don’t love that a lot of the quotes include ultrasound photos. You truly don’t know who that baby is, so why would you want to display that anywhere?
Anyways, enjoy the photos!


More baby graphics here, as well as the photos that I did for my friend’s pregnancy announcement here!

Thursday, 29 December 2016

25 Get to Know Me Questions Tag

I fully intended to do a giant Boxing Day post of everything that I got, with try on photos. However, on my way to the mall, I fell in my driveway. I have a hairline fracture in my olecranon bone, whiplash in my neck and my ribs are super swollen. I think that maybe I should be wrapped in bubble wrap! Therefore, I figured that I’d do another type of blog post instead.

I figured that I’d do a 25 Questions to Get to Know Me post instead!
(credit for the questions here)

What is your middle name?
Jane – it’s my mom, grandma and great grandma’s as well.

What was your favourite subject at school?
I hated high school and hated all my classes! I personally think that it was because there was just nothing specific, high school courses are so generalized. In college, I really enjoyed my mental health and human resources courses.

What is your favourite drink?
I love tea! Anyone who knows this will tell you this. I also am a sucker for a fantastic glass of wine.

What is your favourite song at the moment?
I have way too many favourite songs! The acoustic cover of Make Me (Cry) by Noah Cyrus came up on my Spotify the other day, and I am in love with it.

What is your favourite food?
‘za and tacos

What is the last thing you bought?
I just came home from the mall! I bought a sweater from Reitmans (that’s sold out online), two chiffon camisoles from Bluenotes (one is pink, one is black), plus a striped blouse from Marshalls!

Favourite book of all time?
Tie between Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling and Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.

Favourite colour?
I really don’t have one. I wear a lot of black and red though, so I guess I’d say that.

Do you have any pets?
A five year old border collie named Mater, and a two year old named Moos.e

Favourite perfume?
Daisy by Marc Jacobs

Favourite holiday?
Christmas or Thanksgiving

Are you married?
Absolutely not!
Have you ever moved out of the country? If so, how many times?
I’ve barely been out of the country, let alone moved out of the country! However, if anyone wants to take me on a trip – I’m open to that idea!

Do you speak any other language?
English is the only language that I can fluently speak, but I know some French and Spanish words.

How many siblings do you have?
Just one, an older half-sister!

What is your favourite shop?
Oh my Lanta. I cannot answer that. I love Reitmans, Old Navy and Gap. However, I could write a novel on all the stores that I love.

Favourite restaurant?
I have too many! Fast food is definitely Taco Bell. I love Boston Pizza for a sit down restaurant.

When was the last time you cried?
When I fell and hurt my elbow and neck!

Favourite blog?
I have a lot of favourite blogs. I definitely recommend checking out The Small Things Blog, Caralina Style and A Spoonful of Style.

Favourite movie?
I have way too many favourite movies. Recently, I have been a documentary fiend. I really loved Audrie & Daisy, as well as the documentary about Amaznda Knox. If I need a good chuckle, I love Mean Girls, The Heat and 21/22 Jump Streets.

Favourite TV Show?
The Office, The Mindy Project, Gilmore Girls, Fuller House, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. They’re all I really watch. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know!

PC or Mac?
Honestly, I’m tied. Both have pros and cons.

What phone do you have?
iPhone 5S, it’s really time to upgrade

How tall are you?

Can you cook?
Yes, and I love to cook! I thank my dad for that.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Top Ten Products for Wine Lovers!

Who doesn’t love wine? Am I right? Personally, I love a good glass of Pinot Grigio or Rosé!
I thought today that I’d do a roundup of ten beautiful products that I’ve found on Etsy. They’re great for every wine lover – so cute and different.

(honestly, out of the thousands floating around the internet – I think this pair is probably my favourite!)

(I personally really, really love the whole colouring book but I think the page above may be my favourite!)

Personal, off topic rant: 
Honestly, I probably shouldn't call this a rant because really, it is not. However, I just feel uninspired creating posts lately. If anyone has any suggestions, please pass them along because I am desperately seeking some motivation!

Thursday, 15 December 2016

links + loves

In the words of Game of Thrones, winter is coming. I am currently sitting in my nice, warm house with a fantastic cup of tea and the Christmas presents left to wrap surrounding me. I plan to have them done by this afternoon.
I think that this winter is the first year that I have forgotten a gift this late in the season. I ran out this morning to pick up something for my mom, because I realized that I had barely gotten her anything. When I left the mall, it was an absolute winter wonderland-ish blizzard outside. I slid the whole way home!
I’m working an overnight shift tonight as a PSW, and I’m really not looking forward to having to leave my house again today.
In the meantime, I thought I’d share some great things that I have recently fallen in love with.

Since it’s getting colder and colder, I’m hoping to do some holiday baking in the very near future. These vegan paleo gingerbread cookies have my name written all over them!

I’ve recently started reading again. Honestly, I only ever read when it’s too cold to go outside or when it’s so hot outside all I want to do is suntan and read. I recently this book, which I fell in love with! It’s definitely a thriller with a lot of drama in it. It reminds me of a Gillian Flynn book. This is the next book on my reading list.

Snow, ice and I do not mix. I specifically remember three winters ago wearing my UGG boots and sliding right underneath my car at school. How embarrassing! Since then, I try to go with more winter friendly footwear this time of year. I fell in love with these Sorel boots. They’re definitely an item on my wish list, which I’m hoping to purchase in the near future.

Mittens are another winter must for me! I really, really love these Kate Spade mittens. 

Last but certainly not least, if you’re a last minute gift buyer, this Sephora gift set is great! Plus, it’s under $25!

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Cheyenne's Birthday

I posted some of these pictures on social media yesterday, but I have some more for today! My goddaughter turns six on December 27th. Yesterday was her birthday party and I managed to take some pictures of her before the party. 

I just had to share the cake that was from Cheyenne's party. It's a pinata cake, so it's filled with candy. How cute is that!? Plus, it's adorable! 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

The Best Last Minute Gift!

I am the definition of a girly girl, but there's just something about Melanie at DropDeadCandles stuff that I love. Melanie and I work together - RN by day, fancy candle maker by night. 

Melanie sells so many beautiful things, I had the pleasure of running into her a bazaar recently. I personally love the bath bombs. They're made with activated charcoal, lemongrass essential oil and citrus scented Epsom salts. 
Think of how good you would that would smell and fell on your skin!
I also really love the idea of her candles. They're made as skulls, but the scents sound incredible! They're coconut lime, pink grapefruit, sweet orange and peach mango. Plus, there's several colours.

So, you may be like me and be petrified of anything skull-related. However, these items are adorable. I'd recommend them to anyone. They're super high quality and absolutely stunning. 
Remember, it's important to shop local!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Favourite Items from my New Favourite Store!

Six months ago, I honestly would have super rolled my eyes when anyone even slightly suggested the idea of Gap. Now, it’s becoming one of my favourite stores.
The fact that I disliked it so much once upon a time kind of makes me chuckle because Old Navy is my favourite store, and they’re owned by the same company.
Recently, my sister got me hooked on their linen tees and I found the most perfect pair of corduroy pants from there.
I figured that I may as well share some of the stuff that I’m super loving from there, some stuff that I love for myself and for others this holiday season.

The softspun products are so comfortable, and all of these look so cozy for winter. I want all of them! I personally really love the double-knit sweatshirt. I can picture myself lounging around my house in it, leggings, slippers and a messy bun with a good book in hand. The tunic is absolutely beautiful and I would love it for work; same with the high-low top.
So many beautiful options!

I love striped t-shirts, and I love tunic t-shirts. I actually already bought the boatneck stripe tee in wine, but I’m super loving the red as well. I honestly love tunic t-shirts, because they’re longer so you don’t have to worry about them riding up, you can bunch them up a bit if you want and they’re fantastic with leggings!

I love all of these blouses, especially the denim kimono top. Anyone who knows me knows that chambray tops have been my go-to for years. I love them with dress pants, darker-washed jeans and leggings. This top is so different than the typical chambray button-up, and I would wear it so many different ways! I also really like the other two for casual or workwear, they’d look great with jeans or my favourite dress pants (which are totally on sale – click here for the link!)

Recently, going through my closet, I realized something very critical: I do not own any sweaters. Okay. That was dramatic. But I only own two sweaters. I really like these sweaters, so I may have to wait until really close to Christmas when they’ll be super cheap and buy them! I love all of these, and they’d look great with jeans or dress pants. In all honesty, I’m having visions of that striped sweater, Chelsea boots and ripped jeans dancing in my head (get the ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas reference!?)

I am looking to meet someone who can look me in the eye and say “Felicity, I hate dresses”. Especially these ones! I love all three of these dresses, because they can be dressed up or down and they can be worn year round. I think of how adorable that striped shift dress would look in July with a pair of wedge sandals. Or how cute that bell sleeve dress would look with tights and over the knee boots in October. Or the knit dress with a bright floral scarf, jean jacket and flats in April. That’s what I love about dresses – they’re so versatile and can be worn year round.

I already own the cords in navy, but I love the grey pair as well. Dress pants have started to become a regular staple in my wardrobe, I even sometimes wear them when I’m not working. I personally find them a heck of a lot more comfortable than jeans. I really love the skinny ankle pants, they’re classic but chic. The chino pants just look super, super comfortable and would look great with even just a plain t shirt.

I also love the accessories section at Gap, there’s tons of beautiful items. I can’t wait to continue to build my wardrobe from Gap, the stuff is so beautiful. It’s certainly growing on me a lot.  

Sunday, 4 December 2016

links + loves

Life has been crazy lately.
I have been working my regular shifts, as well as picked up some casual shifts from my old job as a support worker. I have two job interviews this week coming up, both for part-time positions in my field. Side note, I fully intend to work three jobs at once. I want the opportunities to work part-time and learn how different homes run their different departments.

I love these funny but truthful gift tags. Plus, they're free! I plan to do a free Christmas printable roundup this week on the blog. 

With Christmas coming, I have done and re-done my Christmas list about twenty times. My mom always asks for one, because she never really knows what to get my sister and I. I asked for some clothing this year that I can wear leisurely or to work.
I always bought some clothes from Old Navy and Gap last week when I was buying my dad’s gift. I bought these pants from the Gap in navy, and I’m super excited for them to come! I have been looking for some corduroy pants this season, but never could find a pair that I really liked.
Side note: Gap currently has a 40% off your entire purchase with the code GAPWRAP.

Moose is getting into the full Christmas spirit, as you can see by the photo above. Honestly, I love dressing him up – but he hates it. This was his Christmas picture from last year:

I jokingly put it in Christmas cards.