Friday, November 27, 2015


Happy Friday everyone!  It's been chilly here this week...I'm not quite ready for winter. 

This week, we:
  • Monday: Amelia was a cranky girl this day thanks to her second top tooth making it's way in. She went down early for her morning nap and ended up sleeping for an hour and forty minutes! Once she was up, we went to get groceries and walk Harley. She went down early again for her afternoon nap and slept again for an hour and forty minutes! Must have needed the sleep.
  • Tuesday: it was a freezing cold day (-14C) and super snowy, so we ventured out for a super short walk. Amelia ended up falling asleep five minutes from home, but I was luckily able to get her out of her snow suit and into her crib where she went back to sleep. After her nap, we ran to Wal-Mart for a couple things and then spent the rest of the day cozied up inside the house.
  • Wednesday: Harley was at doggie daycare and I had nothing else planned for the day, so I decided to take Amelia to the mall to see Santa after her morning nap. We got there close to registration time (1pm) and there was only a couple people in front of us. Side note- I don't understand their process. You register and provide your phone number, so they will text you when your turn is getting close. But, then it was first come, first serve to actually see Santa. Just doesn't make sense to me at all. Oh well, we saw Santa and managed to get a smile out of Amelia!
  • Thursday: after Amelia's morning nap, we took Harley for a short walk as it was sunny, but chilly out. We came home to have some lunch and then headed to the local health clinic as I wanted to get Amelia weighed (she's up to 19lbs 6oz). We also made a quick stop at the grocery store before heading home. After dinner, I headed out for a massage (gotta take advantage of my benefits before the year end!), which was heavenly

The book I started reading is All The Light We Cannot See. I'm not far into it yet, but am enjoying it so far.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway for a pair of Freshly Picked moccs! Even if you don't have kids, they would make a great baby shower gift :)

We have nothing planned for the weekend. Well, we are going to put up our tree and Christmas decorations. We normally do it the first weekend of December, but Amelia and I are gone then.

The dinners we had were:

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

{freshly picked moccasins}

A few weeks ago, an opportunity to collaborate with Freshly Picked came up and I jumped at the chance.  I have been following Freshly Picked on social media for awhile while lusting over their moccasins, but just could never pull the trigger. I'll be honest, the price point definitely deterred me from ordering (they range from $45-60US for the soft soled moccs). Now that I received a pair from Freshly Picked and Amelia has worn them numerous times, I can definitely say that they are worth the money!

What I love about them:

They stay on Amelia's feet

Amelia absolutely hates keeping shoes and socks on her feet, which doesn't work so well in the winter. I've tried numerous pairs and they are all off her feet within a couple minutes. These have yet to fall off (even through crawling around everywhere) and she does not try to take them off. I love that they have an elastic around the top of the foot which helps keep them on as well.

Amelia is not walking yet, but is crawling and pulling up on everything are perfect for her. There are a few scuff marks on the toes from crawling, but that just adds to the character of them! I know that once she is walking, they will be a great option as well. 

They go with everything

I had such a tough time trying to decide which ones to get as they are so many options! I ended up ordering the platinum ones. Amelia has worn them with leggings and dresses and I plan on pairing them with her Christmas dress. We have gotten so many compliments on them when we are out!


Amelia has pretty tiny feet still (not sure where she would have gotten those, haha), so many of the other shoes I have bought her haven't come close to fitting. When I was ordering, I measured her feet and found that her feet are between sizes of moccasins. The website recommended going down a size in the soft soled moccasins, so I ordered her a size 1. They still have room in them which is perfect as we will get more wear out of them! You can find the sizing chart here.

Now for the exciting part! I am excited to be able to share in the Freshly Picked love with one lucky winner. The winner will win a pair of soft sole moccasins in their choice of colour/style.  The contest will run from Wednesday November 25, 2015 to Tuesday December 1, 2015 and is open to residents of Canada and the US.  

Please note: the winner cannot have won any other giveaway including a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins within the last 60 days. 

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received a pair of Freshly Picked moccasins in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Weekly workouts

These posts are probably boring if you hate running or working out, but I like being able to look back at my training. The other night I needed some speed training information, so I looked back at my posts from 2013/2014 when I was training for the Calgary Marathon. So, they do come in handy :)

Monday November 16
  • 3.2km walk with the gang
  • 21 day cardio fix

Tuesday November 17
  • 4.56km {5:33/km pace} run with Harley and Amelia
  • 21 day upper fix

Wednesday November 18
  • 21 day lower fix

Thursday November 19
  • 3km walk with the gang
  •  4.67km run of: 
    • Warm up- 6:09 
    • 5x 400m repeats (2:14, 2:08, 1:59, 2:00, 2:09) 
    • Cool down- 6:31

Friday November 20
  • 4km walk 
  • 21 day cardio and pilates fix

Saturday November 21
  • 21 day dirty thirty fix
  • 4km walk

Sunday November 22
  • 7km {5:38/km pace} run with Harley
  • 21 day yoga fix 

Tell me: how was your week of workouts?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Scenes from the weekend

Happy Monday everyone! Nothing too much happened around here this weekend.

{friday} let's just say that it wasn't the greatest day....I put Amelia down for a nap and once she was asleep, I went out to shovel the driveway as we had got a bit of snow. I came back in and she was crying, so I think Harley must have barked or whined while I was outside enough to wake her up. I let her cry for a bit hoping she would fall back asleep as it had only been ten minutes, but no such luck. I decided to pack us up and head out to run some errands. Amelia ended up falling asleep right as we got to Superstore, so I waited a couple minutes and decided to risk transferring her out of her car seat into the stroller. Luckily, she stayed asleep through the grocery trip , back into her car seat and the drive home where I had to wake her up. Mr.D gets home early on Fridays, so I told him that I needed 30 minutes to myself {my patience was lacking that day} and went to have a nap. Once I was up, I took Harley for a walk and then we just hung out for the night.

{saturday} we didn't do much in the morning...Mr.D had physio and I laid in bed reading while Amelia napped. In the late morning, one of my co-workers and his wife came over for a visit and brought us some delicious treats! In the afternoon, I took Harley for a walk and we just hung around the house. We did watch Inside Out which was super cute!

{sunday} shortly before Amelia went down for her morning nap, I left to take Harley for a run. We ended up running 7kms and felt like I was slogging through the kilometers. When I got home, I had a quick shower and blow dried my hair before Amelia got up. In the afternoon, Mr.D went to take the bottles in and run a couple errands. When he got home, I headed out to meet up with two ladies (I was buying and selling some lulu stuff) that lived in the south. On my way home, I made a quick stop at the Tri It store. Mr.D made us a delicious bacon and potato soup for dinner and then it was bath and bedtime for Amelia. We did the yoga workout from 21 day fix and watched tv/wrote this post before heading to bed. 

Tell me: how was your weekend?

Friday, November 20, 2015


Happy Friday everyone! So glad the weekend is here...but I'm pretty sure I say that every Friday, haha. 

This week, we:
  • Monday: we had to take the SUV in to get looked at, so I didn't have a vehicle for the day. We couldn't do too much because of that so we walked Harley and I worked out while Amelia napped. Pretty quiet day.
  • Tuesday: I can't really remember what we did during the day. I know I took Harley and Amelia for a run and showered. So exciting! I left around 5:30pm to run some errands before picking up Jen to meet up with Brie at Craft. We ended up talking until 10:30pm until we all realized what time it was and that we all had to be up early with kids in the morning. Thanks again for the fun night girls!
  • Wednesday: during the day, Amelia and I went to get groceries. I worked out while she napped and then we had to go drop off the car at the dealership as it had to go in as well.
  • Thursday: since the car was in the shop, we didn't have a vehicle again. My friend J, her son and dog came over and we headed out for a walk and some playtime when we got back. The afternoon was spent hanging around the house playing, vacuuming and reading my book while Amelia napped.

The books that I read this week were Loved Walked in and Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos. I forget who mentioned these books, but I really enjoyed both of them.

The thing that surprised me was how quickly our Christmas cards arrived! I placed the order on Saturday and they were delivered on Wednesday! {I used Vistaprint in case anyone is needing to order some} 

The meals we had were:

Have a great weekend everyone! 


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...