Friday, February 26, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Linking up for the first time with Holly and Patty for Monthly Musings (I've used their prompt before but missed linking up.)
1. What are your spring must have pieces?
Rubber boots. I have tall Hunter boots and short Sorel boots, both are handy for different situations.
2. What are your spring must have accessories?
Sunglasses. As soon as it starts getting brighter, then I need to grab my shades.
3. How do you transition your wardrobe to spring?
I put away all of our big winter jackets, boots, hats, mittens, etc. and get down the sandals and light jackets. As for my indoor clothes, this year I'll probably switch from my sweatpants to my shorter yoga pants, haha. I have a drawer of sweaters that I haven't even worn this year but I'll pack those up again and replace them with my spring/summer clothes.
4. What are your favourite colours to wear in spring?
I have some mint green pants that I've had for several years and I'm always happy to get those back out.
5. Any spring fashion advice?
Check the temperature before heading out. Even though it may look warm and sunny, it can still be cold, or it can cool down quickly in the late afternoon. Dress in layers and bring a scarf.
6. Do you change up your makeup in spring?
No. My makeup routine (currently non-existent since I'm not going to work) is the same throughout the year, well a normal year.
7. Do you change up your skincare in spring?
I need less cream than I use in the winter, but no major changes.
8. Do you have a favourite spring scent?
Not a perfume, but I love lilacs.
9. Best budget tips for updating your wardrobe?
One, you probably don't need to buy much, most of your clothes are probably fine. Two check out the Gap and Old Navy, they always have sales, and you can pick up a few fun, colourful, new items there that won't cost too much.
10. Do you think you'll be wearing dresses this spring?
Perhaps, although it isn't usually warm enough until May or June, which I suppose is still spring.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
What's up Wednesday
What we're eating this week...
Sunday - Chili
Monday - Homemade chicken nuggets, potatoes, and vegetables
Tuesday - Spaghetti and Meatballs
Wednesday - Risotto
Thursday - Salad Bowls
Friday - Order Out
Saturday - Pizza
What I'm reminiscing about...
I was thinking about Hawaii for a number of different reasons this week, so I was thinking about our trip there in January 2020 (see posts here).
What I'm loving...
I love that the kids are back in school. They went back on the 16th and it has been glorious. I don't feel so exhausted at the end of each day, and I know the kids are happy to be back with their friends.
What we've been up to...
Enjoying all of the snow - we have skied, skated, gone sledding, and made forts. I'm so glad I made the decision a few years ago to just love winter and enjoy what it has to offer. I used to really dread winter but now I'm almost disappointed that it's almost over.
What I'm dreading...
There isn't much that I am dreading right now, which is nice!
What I'm working on...
Summer camp registrations. There are only a few that have registration open so far, so it's difficult to understand what the options will actually be.
What I'm excited about...
I'm excited that the vaccines are on their way, although I know it has been slower than many have expected. Honestly I didn't even think we would get a vaccine at all, let alone so quickly. I have confidence that once we get going, Canada will do well at rolling them out.
What I'm watching/reading...
We are watching Schitt's Creek, Wandavison, and the Great Canadian Baking Show. We also watched The Dig on Netflix which was pretty good actually.
I just finished Extraordinary Canadians by Peter Mansbridge and Mark Bulgutch (signed by Peter and everything!). It is a really great book and each chapter is about a different extraordinary Canadian, and they really are extraordinary. I would definitely recommend it. And now I am reading Two Trees Make Forest by Jessica J. Lee which is a non-fiction book about Taiwan.
What I'm listening to...
Inspired by Bridgerton, my current playlist on Spotify is "Pop Goes Classical". (Speaking of Bridgerton, did you see the Duke of Hastings on SNL last week, we loved him!)
What I'm doing this weekend...
Skiing :) We are taking the day off on Friday to go skiing and then going back on Sunday. The temperatures are warming up and I think winter won't be with us too much longer.
What I'm looking forward to next month...
St. Patrick's Day, Dave's birthday, and hopefully a few more days of skiing.
(2019 St. Patrick's Day at an actual restaurant)
What else is new...
Our church is offering a weekly Lenten study on Wednesdays at noon (EST), with a focus on social justice issues, if this sounds like something you'd be interested in. I didn't go last week since I chose to go skating instead, but I am hoping to go today. You can go to the website here to get the meeting details.
Thanks for checking in with me today :)
Linking up with Shay
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Monday, February 22, 2021
Day in the Life
On Friday I documented my day in photos for this Day in the Life Post. It was a busy day with lots of running around.
My alarm was set for 6:15 but Q woke up around 5:00 and came in our room. I could not fall back to sleep and I also didn't want to wait for my alarm to go off and wake him up, so I just got up early.