And Baby Makes 3 Newlywed Reflections~ Month 10

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I realize my last post was a little bit on the sad side, looking back I realize my hormones were going crazy during that time and as a result, my perspective wasn’t the clearest.

I also had a super busy week full of meetings, assignments, presentations and just trying to make it through to reading week. Thankfully I made it to reading week and spent most of the week relaxing, puking and trying to keep down food :p

Overall the break was much appreciated even if I wasn’t feeling the greatest! I also realized how important it is to prioritize self-care and not procrastinate on my assignments. I’m working on taking more downtime for myself, whether that’s reading, taking a bath or going for a walk and starting early on my assignments.

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5 Ways to make Christmas more Meaningful

Christmas is a wonderful time of year but sometimes the commercialization of the Holiday can overwhelm the actual celebration. A few years ago I got tired of all the presents, pressure and performance associated with Christmas. I even tried convincing my family to take a cruise instead of spending another year being surrounded by artificial evergreens and not enough presents.

We ended up staying around for the holidays and I’m really glad we did because I met my husband, but more importantly, I reframed how I viewed the Christmas season.

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Gift Guide for Her!

The Christmas season is upon us! To kickstart the season I created a gift guide for the women in your life. Most of these items are under $30 and very well reviewed on Amazon*



1. Oster Waffle Maker 

Who doesn’t like to wake up and make waffles on a Saturday morning? For under $30 this waffle maker is well reviewed-makes perfect size waffles, one of the best waffle makers ever owned, fast, no spill over. This is the perfect gift for anyone who wants a simple, quick way to make homemade waffles

2. Portable Charger

This is a must for the busy lady in your life. Michael and I bought a portable charger over the summer and it has been so convenient! Whether you’re camping, shopping, or spending a long day at school this is a must to avoid being stuck without a phone.

3.  Baseball Hat

I love this cute hat for a workout or walking in the rain. Every girl needs a cute ball hat in her closet!

4. Makeup Brushes

Having decent makeup brushes has changed the way I do makeup. These would be a great upgrade from basic brushes as they include 5 eyeshadow brushes perfect for blending and buffing. The brushes were reviewed as being soft and thick and better than more expensive ones.

5. Cards Against Humanity

I have heard great things about this game! This would be a great addition to game night. It has an overwhelming 5-star review. Each round one player picks a black card and all other players select a white card to respond. Just a warning this game is for adults if you’re looking for a more family-friendly version check out Apples to Apples.

6. Under Armour Water Bottle

This cute functional water bottle would be a great stocking stuffer or addon to the baseball hat. For those tracking their water intake, it holds exactly 1 L.

7. Blanket Scarf

Blanket scarves are one of the best fashion inventions, I am always cold! With this scarf, I can look cute and stay warm #needisaymore?

8. Notebook

I’m always writing down ideas or journaling. This adorable notebook is perfect to keep by your bed on in your purse.

9. Contigo Travel Mug

I have this mug and my husband who works 12-hour shifts uses it to keep his coffee warm. He loves it because his coffee stays hot for his entire shift. It holds 24 oz which is equivalent to an extra large coffee at Tim Hortons.

10. Adidas Sneakers

These shoes are so popular right now! If the lady in your life doesn’t have these shoes she will be so happy when you give them to her. They are perfect for the gym, running errands or going out with friends. These sneakers are so versatile and so cute! You will thank me later for suggesting them (;

11. Cosmetics Organizer

When I found this on Amazon I got so excited! I love being organized and being able to see all my makeup when getting ready. This is a must for the girl who loves makeup and has a lot of it. Makeup brushes would go great with this too!



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