My Week in Pictures

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Happy to be in baby circle.

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Because there are others my size…

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My mom is always obsessed with my little hands and feet!

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Having a conversation with mom. Thanks Auntie Elsie for the adorable top and the baby bouncer I am sitting on!

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The blackberries mom bought were too sour so she turned them into cobbler which my brother Blake devoured.

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Quiet Sunday morning – streets in my hood.

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Our morning walk.

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The final clean-up: good bye, glorious fall!

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Hello, Christmas Season!

Have a great week!

Change of Season

Fall is my favourite season but it is always so short. Before you know it, winter is upon us. Here are a few things that can cheer me up.

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I’ve told most of my friends that after Scarlett, I won’t have any more kids. After a long pregnancy and 55 pounds of weight gain, I could not wait to get my body back and start shopping because I will never be pregnant again. Unfortunately, I am still at the ‘not being able to pull my pre-pregnancy pants up’ stage. Living in maternity clothes postpartum is kinda depressing so I treated myself here. We can always use more makeup right? Especially now, only a major smoke eye can conceal the fatigue from sleeping 3 hours every night.

For those who know me, you know that I know my make up and skin care products. After a lot of research, this Too Faced palette (from Sephora) is what I landed on.

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It comes with 20 eye shadow, two blushes and two bronzers, all for $68.00 which is amazing value considering a single eye shadow usually retails for more than $20.00. I have both Urban Decay Naked palette and some Two Faced ones and I have to say, I prefer the texture of Two Faced; they are more true to the pigments showing and they last longer. I can’t wait to play with my new toy when Scarlett is napping!

During fall, my skin also gets tricky. I have acne prone skin but it is getting drier as I age. I have never been completely breakout free and I have accepted that is something I have to live with. I am forever on the hunt and research for good skincare that doesn’t cause breakouts but can be moisturizing and anti-aging. Last year I discovered Eminence line and I have been hooked ever since. Here are two of my holy grail products:

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A good moisturizer with SPF, not greasy, and no sunscreen smell or white cast. Great for all year round. Did not give me any pimples at all.

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Really love this serum! It gives my skin a boost when moisturizer alone isn’t enough. I’ve tried many serums in the past and I was really not a fan of all that silicone. This one’s texture, smell is way better and it actually works, as in my skin does feel much better when I am using this.

I just realized there is a Power Ranger on the table after shooting the picture :). It is really hard to find an inch of space that hasn’t been occupied by toys when you have an active 4 year old boy.

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What are some of your favourite products this season?

Moments of the Week

Lately, I am finding it really difficult to blog as caring for a newborn baby is taking up most of my time. With 2 kids, I know time will always be a constraint so I am starting this new section called Moments of My Week.

I am working on being more present in life currently, and instead of being bogged down by daily activities, I try to be aware, appreciate and enjoy the little moments of parenthood and life. This section will be pictures of these little moments that are quickly becoming fond memories of past.

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Seeing a newborn baby smile is one of the happiest moments of sleep-deprived parents. Here, the million dollar smile captured on camera. Scarlett loves to smile – at 2 months.

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At the Royal Winter Fair Sunday.

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Blake found his favourite toy.

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Baby wearing as usual.

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The Ex.

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Fun with daddy.

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Evidence of B’s morning play.

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A close-up of B’s creativity – Is this the reason for the fire truck near by?

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A rare instant of happiness – Scarlett in the car

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Finally, when the kids are napping…