When the leaves begin to change their colour, you know Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In our home, Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones to celebrate the harvest and count our blessings for the past year. We invite friends and family to share in this holiday of gratitude with us and enjoy a delicious fall meal together. 💕 The last thing this special time of year should be is stressful, which is why I wanted to share with you some helpful and dependable hosting tips you can put to action this Thanksgiving for a smooth and pleasant time - including some simple DIY decor ideas! 🍂 Grab a cup of coffee and come on over to bestofthislife.com to read more (link in bio). P.S Which do you love more: pumpkin pie or apple pie?
Is it Friday yet?
You know those weeks where you need extra coffees, get less sleep, feel like you're just running from one place to the next? Yeah, that's today. I'm pretty sure my car and I have the most time invested relationship. 🚘 where does time go? How do you make it stand still? How do you stay in the present moment when you feel the 'to do' list piling up in your brain?
I've always been someone to take it all on, say yes to a hundred things and internalize my thoughts and feelings. I might be frustrated but it would have never slowed me down. Writing has been a way for me to clear my head, get my list out of my brain, allow me to prioritize, and give me some room to vent. I love writing, sharing and relationship building. I love connecting with brands I really enjoy, people I actually give a shit about and everyday musings I think others can relate to. Instagram is a way for me to do all of this. Yes, there are times I get caught up, times I feel like I have to keep up and other times I completely neglect it- but today wasn't one of those. I got to have a morning coffee with @ericaemma1 and it made this whole IG world worth it again. #motherhoodthroughinstagram
Today, we went to the Rock of Gibraltar. We saw caves, fed Macaque monkeys peanuts and travelled through the tunnels carved into the Rock of Gibraltar by the British during The Great Siege. We worked up an appetite, so afterwards, we decided to lounge by the Trocadero Sotogrande pool for some Wagyu beef burgers and fine white wine. It's been a good day.
I was tagged by @stacieha to share 10 facts about me so here goes. Hope this gets you to know me better. Ps; I'm wearing a strapless dress in this photo.
1. I have incredibly bad eyesight and have been wearing glasses since the 3rd grade.
2. I'm 1/4th Trinidadian which no one believes but I was given my dad's complexion as opposed to my moms naturally tanned skin
3. I only started my blog in January and am so thrilled by the positive feedback I've been given through the months.
4. I have an unhealthy obsession with dogs
5. I've always wanted to cut my hair really short but just don't think it'll look good on me.
6. I hate Indian food
7. When I was younger I couldn't go anywhere in the car without throwing up. (Sorry mom and dad)
8. My favourite colour is yellow
9. Since I was 8 and saw the movie uptown girls, I've always wanted to move to New York and get a pet pig.
10. I have a rescue named Goose and he is the light of my life ☀️❤️ So there you have it! I now challenge my lovely babes @holliegracejames @mellyrr_ @kayekee25 @canadian_fitchick to complete 10 facts about them! And go give them a follow ❤️
Fall, my fav season. 🍁Although it's very much about the darker clothing, hot coco and remixing your wardrobe...it's the perfect opportunity to transition your (inner you) into a new season. 3 simple tips on how to do this now LIVE on #TheSimpleLifeBlog . [link in bio] 💕 | 📸: @lisaprovencalphotography
Little nugget with his grandpa and dee dee. He picks them out by name in photos, loves spending time with them and always greets them with a big hug and kiss. It's pretty cool to watch your child's mind expand and grow. 😇
Let's be honest; my kid watches tv. It gets us fed and ready in the mornings. 📺Recently we've been watching Super Why & animal documentaries- at least I feel like these are educational....with a little paw patrol and peppa pig thrown in there. Any shows I'm missing out on? #toddlersofinstagram
After all my travels, I'm finally back home in Canada. This means that #theLIAs are finally in the same time zone again! – J
👯 Since we'll both we together again, we are looking for cool people to collab with! If you're an artist, blogger, fangirl, writer, CEO, designer, MUA... ANYTHING! - let's create something cool together!
🇨🇦 You don't have to be in the GTA/ Ottawa area but if you are that means we can meet up in real life ☺️
💌 You can either slide into our DMs or shoot us an e-mail at: email@example.com
Our beloved rescue cat, Benny (aka Ben-Ben, Benjamin, Benoît). We found him years ago through a wonderful organization here in Ottawa called Friends of Abandoned Pets. Are you a cat person? A dog person? A bird person? A fish person? All of the above, none of the above or something else altogether? I'd love to hear about your furry (or feathery or scaley) friends. 🐱🐶🐠🐰🐢