My Sweets

Friday, December 19, 2014
Basically I wanted to do this blog post based solely on Aurora's coat haha. I mean come on. Have you ever seen a cuter baby girl coat!!! I picked this up at a thrift shop and could not wait until she could fit it!!! For some reason, the tag doesn't say where it's from :( Sorry.

I seriously can't believe this weather we've been having this winter. It's amazing!!!!!! Best winter ever to start with from coming back from Hawaii :) Ben is so interested in snow and he loves to just walk in it. This christmas we will be taking him sledding for the first time ever and Im so excited!! so many winter games and fun to be had.

This year is my families turn for Christmas. Due to living in Hawaii, we weren't able to afford to come home last year. So I haven't had Christmas with my family for 3 whole years!!! I finished all my shopping today (yes I know, Im a procrastinator).  Uhhhh I love Christmas. It's the best time of year. Family, Friends, Food, Giving, Surprises, Winter Games, Birth of Christ, Celebrations, Hot Chocolate, Lights, Carolling, and so so much more!!!

Military Detail + Berry Lips

Thursday, December 11, 2014
As a red head, I am limited to certain colours of lip stick. Never in my life have I ever worn lip stick or pencil. But, I've seen the 'berry lip' become such a huge beauty trend this year and I am so in love with it!! I thought I would just give it a shot and see what the colour looked like against my hair and skin. I know it's pretty intense, but I really like it! It's actually a Lip Pencil not Lip stick. I prefer matte lips apposed to glossy. I think the lips really wrapped this outfit up.

 I bought this jacket a few years ago and haven't been able to wear it until now because we were living in Hawaii and never needed it! It was a bit snug, which made me sad. But once I get back in shape and eventually lose the baby weight it might fit perfectly again lol. Crossed fingers! It has this button detail that I am super in love with that reminds me of Military Buttons. It just adds that extra little something to the coat.

Also, I know you can't even tell, but I thought I would try a side fishtail in my hair. But alas, braids of any kid just don't show up as well as they do in Blondes. My hair just doesn't have the different high and low lights that can really make a braid visible. I will forever be jealous of Blonde hair for that reason. *sigh*

Coat - Suzy Shier

Pants - Jeans (comfiest pants every!)

Clutch - Calrelli Canada Brand. Vintage. Found it in a second hand shop

Lip Pencil - Revlon Colorstay in Plum

Worth It

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
A few weeks ago I came across this Blog Post or Article on Fb, I can't seem to find it again. But it really burned something into my brain that has had such a positive affect on me. There was one specific quote that I like to say to myself almost everyday single day. I don't know the exact wording but it went something like:

"The hardest things in life will be the most rewarding"

To me, this said that all of the hardest things that we are experiencing are going to bring us the most Joy. Im pretty sure the article was about kids. But for me it was so much more than that. It definitely made me think better about my life and about my kids and husband.

Raising children can be HARD
Going to School can be HARD
Applying for Dental school can be HARD
Getting healthy and working out can be HARD

There are some days that I just need a day without the kids. But then there are days where I just can't wait for them to wake up because Im so excited to see them.

There were days when I wouldn't see my husband all day long, sometimes even the night because he would be working so hard in school and it absolutely drained him.

We didn't get into Dental school the first round we applied, but we tried again and worked harder on all the applications.

These are hard things. But they are worth it.

And today, all of Maikals hard work is already starting to become worth it. Tonight, Maikal will be on a Plane going to his very first Dental School Interview!! We have prayed and prayed for this blessing to come over our home and we are beyond grateful to have this opportunity! Applications opened in June and Maikal was one of the first to apply. He has been preparing for weeks for this interview and I think he's going to nail it!

Of course the real Joy will come if we do get an acceptance. But right now we are just grateful for this little opening of hope for our future. I am so proud of my babe and all of the sacrifices he has done so far!

Stripes + Mustard

Saturday, December 6, 2014
If you know me, you know that I have an unhealthy obsession with Stripes. Probably 30% of my clothing is all stripes. I just love them. They have a certain interest and flavour to an outfit that I really like. And since Im a red head, anything in the colour mustard is awesome against my hair. So when the colour is in a hat..score!! I really like the combination of B&W stripes and Mustard anything.

And you's freaking cold outside!!!!! I could barely keep a straight face for all of these pictures. I felt my skin freezing in place. BRRRRR! Doing outfit posts will be a little tougher than I thought in the winter. So you can expect lots of big coats, tall boots, and oversized scarves in the future!

Dem Lashes Tho

Friday, December 5, 2014
About two weeks ago I had my first ever eyelash extensions!! A friend of mine was getting her certification for Lash Extension and I volunteered to be her guinea pig for the day! I've always wanted to have these done but could never bring myself to pay the cost. But I might just reconsider now that I can see the difference. And Im not one to wear make-up everyday and these really made a difference in the way I look. Usually my lashes are non-existent. They are really blonde and short so they are basically invisible. It's so nice to just leave the house and not worry about how I look so much.

So if you are looking to get some lashes done then go see my friend Janessa Hendry in Lethbridge and she will do a fantastic job! She is also a very talented make-up artist whom I have worked with for a couple shoots. See Here for our session together.

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