Friday, December 16, 2016

Five on Friday - December 16, 2016

Happy Friday everyone! This week has been another super cold week here in Calgary so I am really excited to see that it is supposed to warm up this weekend! Also, yesterday marked exactly 20 weeks for my pregnancy - do you think it's too early to start the countdown yet?! Only 19 weeks and 6 days to go! 


I just received some fun mail - another Glamsense box! This is a Unilever box and gives me the opportunity to try and review 3 products from Simple and Vaseline! I love that these products are meant for moisturizing in our cold, dry winters! 

I am also really pleased that I am still receiving glamsense boxes even though I am no longer subscribed to Topbox! 

Glamsense is a totally free product review club - you are sent emails about campaigns and fill out the information. If you qualify, you will receive the products and then review and submit before a certain deadline! If you are interested in signing up, head here - this isn't a referral link or anything, just the website link!

This past weekend, a group of girlfriends and I got together for our annual Christmas gift exchange day! We usually do a turkey dinner, but this year we went a little different and did a brunch. 

I made this delicious Overnight Blueberry French Toast - it is so delicious and easy to throw together! It was a huge hit! This is my mom's go to for family brunches as well - it is perfect for any brunch! 

Also, I got spoiled by my Secret Santa:

There are so many goodies here I am excited to try - mostly the face massaging cleanser and the White Chocolate Peppermint Tea! Mmmmm! Plus how cute it is the mug?! And I an always use cuticle oil and awesome smelling hand cream!


Has anyone else been dreaming of all the lovely Lush Christmas goodies?! I love their limited holiday releases and had my eye on $100 worth of goodies - I toned it down this year though and only treated myself to a few goodies:

  • Peeping Santa Bubble Bar ~ $6.95. Take one look into Santa's adorable chocolate chip eyes and you'll see why we had to bring this Santa back for another Christmas! With a layer of hydrating butters in the middle and a mouth-watering strawberry perfume, you'll have to restrain yourself from taking a chomp out of this bubble bar. Save him for the bath instead: we promise you'll enjoy him much better in the tub than in your tummy.
  • Snow Fairy Shower Gel ~ $9.95 for 100 ml. Oh how we've missed lathering up in those fluffy pink bubbles! We crave Snow Fairy's bubblegum and sweet vanilla fragrance all year, and just can't imagine the holidays without her. Our famous fairy contains a smattering of biodegradable shimmering luster (or as we like to call it, Fairy Dust), so she won't harm the earth one little bit. And this year, Snow Fairy’s formula has been expertly rebalanced to be totally self-preserving, so no synthetic preservatives are required.
  • Snow Fairy Body Conditioner ~ $12.95 for 90g. The land that Snow Fairy hails from has been very generous this year, bestowing upon us the gift of a body conditioner to soften your skin and leave it smelling like candy. Made with a fruity cherry infusion, hydrating mango and avocado butters and moisturizing fair trade organic cocoa butter, a sweep of this on the skin will banish the dryness that winter sometimes brings.
I loved this little peeping Santa last year - it smells like strawberries and is so fun! Also - I LOVE snow fairy, so of course I had to get a little shower gel, plus the lotion is new this year so I also had to try that!!! 


Have you been following my David's Tea Advent Calendar unboxing on my instagram again this week?! There was some more yummy teas again this week - Forever Nuts, Nutty and Spice, Hot Chocolate, Bear Trap, Creme Caramel Rooibos, Irish Breakfast Tea and Coconut Cream Pie! I will continue unboxing every night so make sure you follow along!!


It's the release day of Star Wars Rogue One and my husband and son love Star Wars - I quite enjoyed the one last year so we are having family movie night to go watch it tonight! 

Hope you all have a great weekend! 


  1. The Blueberry French Toast sounds wonderful !!!

  2. Can anyone join these five on friday posts?

    1. Absolutely!!! They just want you to put the picture and their blog links at the end of your post! I always add mine to the linky on a.liz adventures!