Let me start off by saying I love love, and I love seeing people happily in love. I am a hopeless romantic that feels all warm and fuzzy when people are happy in their relationship. This post however is about how I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day.

We all know that Valentine’s Day has a ton of hype but over the last few years it seems to just keep upping the stakes, for example who needs to give someone a car or a new phone for Valentine’s Day? It’s insane!

For the longest time, way back when, I didn’t like the holiday because I was alone  and it sucked being alone for such a love filled day, seeing everyone else happy and being left out was just the worst feeling.

After being in an amazing relationship I realized that I didn’t like Valentine’s Day because it wasn’t necessary and personally I think for a lot of people it’s a bit of a way out. The idea being that if you do something spectacular for Valentine’s Day it gets you out of showing you care for the rest of the year, or most of it. Please don’t get me wrong, like I said I love love and I am a hopeless romantic wanting everyone to find the right person to share life with, but to me that means showing you care every single day.

It is important to celebrate the special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, but for me Valentine’s Day means maybe a little chocolate, maybe a card and quality time together, not jewelry and cars and massive gifts, just each other.

My Rose Garden

Life is too short to wait to tell or show someone you care, do it every day. It doesn’t have to be a big thing, it can be as simple as getting their coffee ready for them in the morning or doing the dishes, cooking dinner or even just listening, really listening to what the other person has to say.

On top of Valentine’s Day we now also have Galentine’s Day and Palentine’s Day. What is the deal with this? To try to include everyone so that if you are alone there’s something for you too, I mean I can appreciate that from the perspective that I used to feel alone but these days surround the main event so you are likely still going to feel alone on the 14th. I think the same thing needs to apply to your friends, you need to make sure they know you are there for them on a continuous basis, it’s the little things you do that matter the most to people.

I know this post may seem cynical but I truly believe that we shouldn’t need a day like this to tell those we love just that, that we love them. Sure my hubby and I partake from the perspective of restocking a little chocolate after the Christmas stash is gone, a little something to hold us over until Easter ;), but that’s as far as it goes for us because we show each other everyday that we care. We will even randomly surprise each other with a treat or something just because we saw something and thought the other would enjoy it.

What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day? Do you love it or hate it, celebrate it or ignore it?

No matter how you feel about February 14th I hope you spread love, happiness and kindness every day! ❤😘



That annoying winter itch

This winter sure has been a cold one, I mean as Canadians we are used to cold winters but with several weeks of -20°C to -40°C, it has been a tad chillier than normal this year and I don’t know about you but when the seasons change my skin goes through a revolt! It’s like it hates me, it dries out and is itchy and there doesn’t seem to be any amount of lotion that will fix the problem………or is there?!? 😉

I am a huge fan of Avène products; I was first introduced to the company through their restorative cream Cicalfate when I had a nasty chemical burn and it worked miracles (check out my review of that product in my Must Haves post). Since then I have always kept an eye on their products and later last winter purchased their Xera Calm A.D. balm and cleansing oil and haven’t looked back.

Xera Calm A.D. Balm and Cleansing Oil

Avène is a company based in France that focuses on the best products for your skin that will not cause reactions but heal. The thermal spring water found in all of their products works miracles and repairs skin and the layers underneath as well. As noted from Avène’s website (link below) they define their thermal water as “Thermal water is naturally mineralized spring water with a composition suitable for therapeutic uses. It has a series of characteristics that provide it with health-promoting properties, recognized by the French National Academy of Medicine.”

The original Avène thermal spring water came from the Ste Odile spring which was discovered in 1736; 8 years later in 1743 the first thermal spa was constructed. It wasn’t until 1874 however that the spring was declared of interest to the public. The spa has continuously evolved over the decades, including the addition of the water research laboratories in 2007. The spring still produces a constant flow of 70,000 litres per hour.  The therapeutic properties of the Avène thermal spring water can be, and is, used to treat a variety of skin issues in people of all ages and skin types.

The Xera Calm A.D. balm is a lipid replenishing balm that is approved by the eczema society of Canada. This balm has a medium weight to it, not too thin but not thick either, but when you apply it you get the sense that you are getting a layer of protection on your skin and you don’t need a lot, a little goes along way. Once I started using the balm I stopped having those insanely itchy winter skin issues, my legs are always the worst.

Xera Calm A.D. Balm

The Balm!

Another product in the Xera Calm A.D. line is their cleansing oil. This is in place of that body wash or bar of soap, it cleanses without using skin drying agents and again a little goes a long way. The oil goes on smoothly and isn’t too thick, it foams up just a little and glides along the skin easily. It doesn’t feel like you are rubbing “oil” into your skin however, it doesn’t have that same feel as an olive or coconut oil. This cleansing oil is also lipid replenishing so it won’t dry out skin but replace precious moisture from the skin while leaving you feeling clean and fresh.

Xera Calm A.D. Cleansing Oil

Cleansing Oil

As many people, I have some eczema and hate when it flares up because it is so uncomfortable and  I can’t wait to get rid of it. With these products I can keep it under control and I am comfortable.

Whether you are fighting eczema or winter skin using these two products combined will keep your skin happy and healthy all throughout the winter season and beyond.

You can find the Avène Xera Calm A.D. balm and cleansing oil at most pharmacies, I always get mine at Shopper’s Drug Mart. They both run around the $27 mark, but like I said a little goes a long way and it is certainly worth the price for good quality and happy skin.

I have recommended these products to friends and family who are now believers and I hope that you try them and will be too. I will always have these in my skin care arsenal!

If you are interested in more information on the Avène Thermal spring water I highly recommend you check out their website as it is full of amazing information. (


Surprise………it’s 2018

So it’s midway through January already and I can’t help but feel as though the passage of time is ever increasing and the ability to slow down and reflect is not an option. I feel as though I have blinked and 2017 was over, there wasn’t enough time to do everything I wanted to do and to spend enough time with those I love. Honestly, I am not sure I am ready for 2018 but I don’t have a choice it’s here and already it too is disappearing.

As many of you may have noticed I haven’t posted lately and for quite a while. Well there are several reasons for that, work being insane, training for my first 5km race, and since October being sick on a pretty constant basis, one thing after another and the last couple of months something that has rocked me to the core, I will elaborate on that in a bit.

One thing that I have learned during this time is that I love writing this blog and that I have missed it. I am planning on trying to get some redesigning of it done and get on a regular schedule of posting, because I do have a lot to share with you all, from reviews to experiences and insights. I also want to take this year to focus on some self care and love. I know this is on the top of most peoples list this year and I have certainly said I would do this in past years but I think this year is more important than ever. I need to get out of the habit of being extremely hard on myself and in being this way I sometimes inadvertently take my frustration out on those I love the most and I am not going to do that anymore. I am going to be more caring and understanding towards myself, while still putting my mind towards my goals because there is nothing more important than being healthy and happy, surrounded by the people that matter the most.

Time to Write

Now to something more serious that I have been dealing with the last couple of months, that I am still dealing with and will continue to deal for for a long time to come. If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I have two beautiful English springer spaniels, brothers from the same litter, Cooper and Oliver are absolutely my heart and soul. I am someone who loves very deeply and recently I have experienced the loss of the most precious and amazing soul, my Cooper.

My beautiful baby, Cooper

He was the most amazing pup you could ever meet, one look at his beautiful face and you were instantly drawn into the magic that was him. You could look into those amazing eyes of his and he could see your soul and take away your pain in an instant, every hug just sucked away all of the bad in the world, I really can’t put into words everything that he was. He got sick and it became a battle we were never going to win, the vets are fairly certain it was cancer but tests were not conclusive.  It has absolutely killed us and some may say he was just a dog get over it, but not to us, not to me, my pups are my kids as it were and I have lost one, my heart breaks and is in constant heartache at his absence. He gave so much everyday. His brother Oliver is just as devastated as we are, he has lost his other half. They were so close it was unreal, from the very first moment we met them you could tell they had a bond like no other. It kills me to see him so sad and heartbroken as well.

Oliver and Cooper

I plan on sharing stories about Cooper on a page here because he has meant so very much and he was so very special, I want to make sure that not only do I never forget anything about this sweet soul but that he be shared with others, he deserved to be celebrated. I have found that writing about my memories with him has helped me in dealing with his loss, even if I cry while doing so as I am right now. I saw something recently that depicted how dogs are Earth Angels and I can attest to the truth in that fact.

A very special friend of mine knows exactly what I have been going through lately and she picked out the perfect gift for me, a simple notebook that’s cover page message is everything I need to do, “Write What Should Not Be Forgotten” and that is exactly what I intend on doing, capturing what is important and never losing sight of it.

So I hope that you will all continue to be patient with me while I make these changes and in sorts reinvent myself and grieve. It is important to share the amazing, the fun, the good, the bad and the ugly, not only for ourselves but to let others know they are not alone.

Welcome to 2018, ready or not.


The Fairmont Royal York, Toronto: A must if you’re in town

I recently went to Toronto for a couple of days and I stayed at The Fairmont Royal York as I have several times in the past. The Fairmont is a beautiful hotel with Gothic Revival styling and beautifully intricate work throughout, I mean you feel like royalty walking into it and are surrounded by luxury. The hotel opened June 11, 1929 and has been a staple in Toronto and its skyline ever since.

Make sure you get my good side

What time is it?

Time to check-in

I arrived into Toronto in the morning coming into Billy Bishop Airport, also known as the Porter Airport. Originally, only Porter flu into the city center airport but in recent years Air Canada has joined them, however to most people I know, it is known as the Porter Airport. Porter offers a free shuttle service from the island straight to The Fairmont so it is the best way to get there directly and the cheapest.

Upon arriving to the hotel I proceeded to the President’s Club line to see if my room happened to be ready for me, as I was early I wasn’t expecting it to be ready yet however I figured that I would check as you never know. In case you aren’t aware The Fairmont has a wonderful free program that guests can sign up for that gives them some benefits such as their own line to check-in and check-out, as well as free wifi. I approached the desk and was told that unfortunately my room wasn’t ready yet however I had been upgraded to a larger newly renovated room. I had some business to attend to so I wasn’t concerned over the inability to get to my room right away. I checked-in and mentioned that I would be back later to grab my room key. I headed over to the bell desk to have them hold my bags, which they happily did and proceeded to my meeting.

After I had concluded my business I headed to EPIC restaurant that is located in the hotel to grab some lunch. The wait staff are extremely nice and I ordered the daily salad which was a prawn, quinoa, and greens salad with a lemon dressing, it was delicious!

So yummy!

After a leisurely lunch I headed back to the desk to grab my keys, they were ready and I headed up to my room. Upon opening the door and walking into the suite I noticed that there were two double beds which I thought was odd as I had reserved a king so I headed back to the desk to see what had happened. The attendant at the desk was very sweet and asked me to have a seat and she would look into it. After a few minutes the manager come out and let me know that he was very sorry about the mix up but they unfortunately did not have any rooms left with a king but asked if there was anything that he could do to make it up to me. I said that was okay given that I was alone, if I hadn’t been than that would have been a different thing, so I proceeded back to my room to get settled in. My room was equipped with a foyer, a seating area that contained a sofa, two chairs and end table, a desk area, 2 double beds, a large closet and a bathroom complete with a tub.

Ready for bed

Have a seat….and a glass of wine

I changed into some workout gear and headed to the gym, bringing along my swim suit to hit up the pool after a run. The gym area is well equipped with treadmills, elipicals, stationary bikes and weight equipment. The treadmills are connected and provided you with an individual tv right in front of you alongside your stats. While I was there it was quite busy and as such I was unable to grab photos, sorry all.

After going for a 30min run, I headed back to the change room to put on my swim suit. In the change room they have beautiful wood lockers complete with keys for you to take with you while you are out enjoying the pool, additionally there is a steam room, a sauna and showers. They also have this really neat machine that you can pop your wet swim suit into after and wring the water right out of it leaving it only slightly damp.

The pool is a 15m long rectangular indoor pool that is only 1.3 meters deep but it is perfect to get some laps in. While I was completely my laps a staff member came out and asked everyone if they would like a bottle of water, which was just so nice to have such service and attentiveness. I did a handful of laps and then headed for the hot tub which was lovely; after which I popped back in the pool for a quick moment and then it was off to the sauna. The sauna is small and quant but can hold 4-5 people comfortably, possibly more if you want to get a little closer to one another and again it was heavenly laying there (I was alone) and just soaking in the heat, I wish I could have stayed longer but I had a dinner engagement and had to leave after a mere 15min visit.

Photo courtesy of The Fairmont’s website

One of the fantastic things about The Fairmont is that it is connected to the Path. The Path is a fantastic, if not occasionally confusing, underground pathway that leads throughout various areas of downtown. You can easily go from The Fairmont to the Eaton’s Centre without ever going outside, which in bad weather is fantastic to be able to leave your coat behind.

After coming back from dinner with my friend I was getting ready for bed and the manager called me to see if everything was okay with my room and if there was anything that he could do for me. I let him know that all was good and continued to get ready for bed, all the while being quite impressed with the care to check in.

The next morning I headed to my conference that was in the building and spent the day going from conference area to conference area. The breakfast, lunch and breaks provided delicious eats. Although I had to pass on the salad after only a few bites as it turned out to have some allergens in it that I don’t normally encounter while out and had a slight reaction to so darn no salad for me. At the end of the day I returned to my room to change before heading out for dinner to find a very nice staff member trying to get a hold of me in order to deliver me a bottle of wine, compliments of the manager for the room mix up situation. I was totally shocked, I obviously was not expecting this at all; I greatly appreciated the thought and gesture and of course the delicious wine.

The following day I woke up and began to pack all of my things and get prepared for the last day of my conference. As check out wasn’t until noon, I left my things in the room ready to go and headed back to the conference. Between sessions I returned to my room to grab things and checked out, then leaving my bags with the bell desk for the remainder of the day.

I left that afternoon by the Porter Shuttle located at the side of the hotel and began my journey home.

The Fairmont Royal York is a beautiful hotel that impresses me every time I go there and leaves me looking forward to me next trip back. If you have never stayed with them before I highly recommend that you do and see for yourself how caring the staff are, how luxurious every space is and how relaxed you will feel after your stay.

Happy Traveling!


What yoga mat are you using?

For all of the yoga enthusiasts or active people who use a yoga mat as part of your fitness routine this is a brief review for you.

I have a few different yoga mats that I have acquired over the years and each of them never really satisfied my needs. They were all too thin, or in the end too thick, moved around a lot and due to the thinness caused my knees to be sore after any pose that required kneeling.

One day I was out shopping and came across a sporting store and decided I was going to check it out. I went to their yoga section and found this bright yellow yoga mat. It was a Lolë Glow Mat and it felt fantastic between my fingers. At the time I wasn’t thinking of buying another mat and it was $40 so I just admired it and moved on.

A couple of months later I was doing some yoga and thought about how my knees were getting a bit sore. I had done plenty of yoga in between seeing the mat and this day, but I just hadn’t really thought much of it. This day was different, I remembered that yellow mat and after my practice looked it up. I went to the Lolë site and found out that it is a 6mm mat with reportedly great grip and PVC free. I decided I was going to buy it the next time I was in the area of the sporting store. I was disappointed to find that when I went to the store again they didn’t have any of the Lolë Glow Mat left, so I went home and back to the Lolë site and realized shipping was free all the time, no limit, so I ordered the mat.

Ready for a close up?

Upon receiving my new mat within a few days I immediately unboxed it and rolled it out, sat down and then kneeled. It was heaven! The bounce back in the mat is amazing, it is 6mm, but that doesn’t just compress to nothing when you use it. The Lolë Glow Mat has such great grip as well, even if you are doing hot yoga and you are getting sweaty this mat will do a decent job of keeping you in place.

Yoga on the go

The bright yellow is not only joyful to look at and gives you energy, but if practicing outside under a beautiful sun it doesn’t get hot like a darker coloured mat might which is a major plus.

The great outdoors

I had never come across such a great mat before, I have recommended to all of my friends and they agree it is an excellent mat. Since then Lolë has also come out with a 7mm mat as well, however I haven’t checked it out to compare it against the Glow Mat. Currently, the Lolë Glow Mat goes for $39 on their website.

I love my mat and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great mat that doesn’t break the bank.


So pleasantly surprised!

I recently decided that I needed to replace some key pieces of my wardrobe and thankfully la Vie en Rose was having their Friends and Family sale a couple of weekends ago so I figured now is as good as time as any.

I wasn’t able to make it into a local store so I decided to order online. Now let’s context this a little, I love to shop online but only if the shipping is free and I can return easily either by mail and/or in store and at no extra cost. These things are important to me because I can find it difficult to find clothes that are cut right for my body; I mean who doesn’t have issues at least sometimes finding the right fit.

So I place my order (and get my free shipping) and wait for it to arrive. Now I have ordered online from la Vie en Rose in the past and it has always arrived in a standard bubble mailer like most clothing does, but when I received this order it was such a difference and a pleasant surprise.

My order arrived in a simple brown box with clean font saying la Vie en Rose and a single piece of tape holding it closed and the packing slip along the same edge.

Simple Box

Upon opening the box I was greeted by lovely thick tissue that was held closed with a thank you for shopping with us sticker. It was so pretty, like Christmas Day opening a beautifully wrapped gift.

A little Thank You

I open the tissue to find my invoice in a glossy black envelope and a return label underneath, upon removing these my purchases all lined up and in pristine condition.

So luxurious!

I mean wow! I felt so special and lovely opening that package, it wasn’t at all what I expected to receive (I mean my order was correct and I was expecting that 😊, lol). Such care was taken to put that together.

la Vie en Rose has certainly up’ed their game when it comes to client service. I mean why shouldn’t you feel fabulous when you open a box of bras, lingerie, or p.j’s!

If you aren’t familiar with what la Vie en Rose has to offer I highly recommend you take a look, they have great selection and have a great swimwear and athletic wear lines. My go to bra is their magnetic front closure bra. It is super comfortable, has a clean front that can be worn with any fabric over top, goes on with a snap 😉, has I feel the right amount of padding and can be converted super easily into a racer back.

I hope you enjoy shopping and the fantastic feeling of opening your pretty package soon!


Live Out Loud Everyday = Lolë


Lolë is a Montreal based activewear company that was founded in 2002. Lolë’ stands for Live Out Loud Everyday and personally I think that is a pretty good motto to live by.

Lolë’s Ottawa location at the Rideau Center opened as part of the new Rideau Center expansion project and it was a small, quaint little store that housed many of the styles they have been known for. This location however was only temporary and before they had gotten their feet wet it was time to move on, or was it? They determined that it just hadn’t been enough time in the Ottawa area so they decided to take the opportunity to open a much larger pop-up shop in a space that became available on the third floor of the same expanded area of the Rideau Center.

At the moment the plan is for Lolë to stay with us here in Ottawa until April of next year, this pop-up shop is a great opportunity for them to test the waters in the area and see if our community is receptive to the brand, and so far we are and Lolë thinks that when they re-evaluate in the new year they will likely be staying with us. Hurray!

The opening celebrations on Tuesday night were just that a celebration of their arrival and a chance for the locals to get to know them.


I have to say that I was expecting something a little different from the event, as registration was required, along with the details speaking to a mini yoga session in their fantastic space and more I was surprised to find that no one asked to see my ticket and that it wasn’t a closed event for those that had registered. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any yoga happening and I have to say with all of the staff that came up from Montreal I thought there would be someone speaking to the brand and what they are all about, welcoming people to the event and so forth. Nevertheless, there was great music, delicious eats, great selections, and staff were super helpful and happily paired items together for you, so a great time was had by all!

The store is beautifully laid out with walls displaying product in a cohesive manner and specific to particular types of clothing. There are plenty of displays as well that feature the clothing so that customers can easily see what it will look like before they go to try it on. Like the bra wall see along the back here. They feature bras from light support all the way through to high impact so you are sure to find the right amount of hold for whatever activity you are doing.

The Bra Wall

If you are looking for a new bathing suit for this summer, never fear Lolë has you covered with their wide selection of suits.

Bathing Suit Anyone?

This location also hosts yoga classes in their special little space that is tucked away behind the bra wall. In this space you will see a posting of what classes are coming up, if you aren’t nearby to check them out just take a peak on their Facebook page to find out when the next class is up!

Practice Space

If you are waiting for class to start, want to shop but have to keep the little ones occupied, Lolë has you covered there too. They have installed this beautiful little house in the middle of their space, where people can wait and talk and kids can play.

Come on in!

A little greenery perhaps

A few of the things I tried on included their new yoga jeans that are as advertised, very flexible and easy to wear with 4 -way stretch. They are not supposed to leave you with any saggy bits after the first hour like most jeans with stretch tend to do. The jeans are available in multiple colours, light, medium and dark washes, as well as khaki and the colour of the season – blush. I also tried on some great sweaters that were extremely comfy, the fabric is so soft you just want to stay in it all day! This grey sweater also comes in black!

Grey Drawstring Sweater and Dark wash Yoga Jeans

High/Low Sweater and Dark wash Yoga Jeans

One of my favorite items though was a rain poncho! It comes in a brilliant blue, a khaki and classic black. It has a hood and pockets to store what you need and then at the end of the day packs neatly into a nice little bag. One of the key features I found with this poncho is the unique drawstring that is located on the inside of the front which allows you to create some definition for your shape should you wish. The brilliant blue is definitely my favorite colour for a dreary day!

Best Poncho Ever!

I also discussed with them the quality of their products and what customers can expect from the mats that have recently been on sale at Costco with comparison to those in the stores and they assure me that while these mats are made for Costco specifically that they stand by the quality and assure it to be that of all Lolë products. I know this may seem like a random question, but I asked this because I feel it’s important for brands to ensure that even when they are approaching different markets with regards to price points that it is important they ensure the same level of quality consumers have grown to love, otherwise you can end up diluting your brand and people lose confidence in what you have to offer and that is really a shame, so I am very happy to hear that Lolë takes this seriously.

Another great thing that I found out was that the Lolë White Tour is coming to Ottawa this year!!!!  If you have never been to the White Tour, I recommend you check it out. It is a yoga event, hosted by Lolë where all participants and instructors wear white and engage in practice together. The goal is to symbolize peace and come together in our yoga practice. I went to the On the Road White Tour in Gatineau last year and really enjoyed the session and the sense of community. So I am really excited they are finally bringing the tour to Ottawa, I have asked them every year for the last few to come here so I am very excited that it is!! Stay tuned for tickets to go on sale because they will go fast, I only hope I can get mine before they are all gone! You don’t want to miss it!

Overall, I really enjoyed myself at this event, I got to take a look at some great new items and meet some new people. I hope that Lolë continues to see positivity from the Ottawa area and decides to stay with us, it is so important to support our fellow Canadians and if you can’t make it to the store yourself Lolë offers free shipping and returns on everything through their online store and it usually arrives in a flash!

I hope you go visit the new location soon!

Stay tuned for my upcoming review on my Lolë Glow mat!


What is it about Birthdays?

I recently celebrated my birthday and I thought I would share my thoughts on birthdays.

Most people hate their birthday because it means they are a year older and something about that makes you think about all that you haven’t accomplished in your life and I will admit that I am equally at fault for doing this, especially lately. On top of this we don’t take the time to celebrate what we have and who we are.  This I feel is a habit that we need to break.

For me it is so important to celebrate the birthdays of the people in my life and here is why. I am grateful for all of the beautiful people in my life and I love to celebrate the day they were born because if they had never been born I wouldn’t have them in my life, so to celebrate them is to be grateful for them.

For myself I never work on my birthday and I never plan to because it is a day for me to have all to myself to do with as I please. I try to reflect on the good and all of the things I am grateful for and I am so very thankful to my family and friends who honour me with their birthday wishes and for making me feel special. Like what my friend did at the office (photo below) or what my girlfriend who is currently in Ireland did, arranging for a gift card at one of the local spas for me!


Of course that also means I have to remember that not everyone feels the same way and puts the same importance on birthdays and not to be sad about those who forget too.

A birthday is a special gift and every year you get another is an opportunity to be thankful and cease the day (as my boss would say ;))!

I hope you take the opportunity to celebrate those in your life and to celebrate yourself too! Happy Birthday to every one of you! 🎉


So Valentine’s Day ❤

It’s that time of year again, Valentine’s Day and I have to say I’m not the biggest fan of what it has become. I’m not saying this to sound bitter or jealous, I love love ❤️, it’s really about the fact that it has become over the top and an excuse for less than stellar expressions of care the rest of the year for some people.

I’m going to sound ridiculously old now, way beyond my years, but back in the day it used to be about the little things, some flowers and chocolate maybe and a nice dinner together or for some just some quality time set aside to enjoy each other’s company. Don’t get me wrong it has always been a commercial holiday, has been from the beginning in my opinion. Now though it’s about expensive jewelry and companies advertise for cars and vacations and well frankly what don’t they advise you buy for that special someone?

I believe that if you care for and love someone then you should show them every day, not just when you are told to, when it’s expected of you. It doesn’t always have to be something big, it can be making their morning coffee or starting the car or making dinner. Small actions that have a big impact by simply making their day a little brighter.

Valentine’s Day puts so much pressure on people to get the perfect gift, be romantic and out do each other. It has become more about the things rather than the love. Let’s face it the world really could use more love.

So this Valentine’s Day remember to think about the person and people you love and how you can bring the spirit of the day to them every day through the little things you do to show you care. Don’t take for granted that love and don’t waste any opportunity to let people know you care.

To all of the people I love, you are in my heart every single day!!!

I hope you all make your days filled with love and kindness. Happy Valentine’s Day ❤


Passengers – A Quick Review

Happy 2017 All!!

How did you spend your New Year’s Eve? Well I went and enjoyed a movie and dinner and then blissfully returned home to my pjs and the TV. I love all of the celebrations but would really rather not have the trip home afterwards in the wee hours of the morning. So that’s what I do and I love it, a night with those I love in pjs 😊.

Going to see a movie is tradition and this year was no different. Passengers was this years choice; it depicts a tale of human civilization migrating out amongst the stars to another earth and while the journey is long everyone is in hypersleep for it and something goes wrong along the way. The movie stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence as the main characters and really the only characters for most of the movie.

I actually really enjoyed this movie, I was interested in seeing it because the idea of humans going out amongst the stars and exploring intrigues me but I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. The scenery was breathtaking, I mean space and all of those stars, it’s incredible. The story was very interesting and rolled out at a good pace and kept you involved as well and while I don’t want to spoil anything, it was refeshing not having a big bad guy or some kind of nefarious plot twist. Both Chris and Jennifer played their roles very well and had great on screen chemistry with one another.

The theater playing the movie had the recliner seats and I have to say this was amazing!! It was nice and comfy and being able to prop my legs up was great. One minor downside is that if you are short like me you can only recline so far otherwise the railing along the aisle will interfere with the screen if you recline too far back.

Overall, I would recommend this movie as I really did enjoy it and I think you will too.

Happy movie watching!