Friday, January 12, 2018

Five on Friday - January 12, 2018

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great week - it got super cold again this week in Calgary so it has me counting down the days until we leave for California (8 days!)


I love when someone knows me so well and just picks out cute little gifts for me! My sister just sent this little gift and everything is so cute! She lives in Vancouver and mentioned this store Miniso - it looks so cool! There isn't one in Calgary; but, when I'm nearby one I have to check it out! The blog book I'm sure wasn't in that store; but, everything else was! 


Staying on the topic of my sister - she is a super talented artist/animator/designer (you can check out her work here!) She sent along these books for Elliott and it's so cool because she designed them, so her name is printed on the back and everything! I just think that it so cool! 

Alright, time for my 5th month update on Weight Watchers - it's about the same as last month. I think I lost a little bit of motivation with the new Weight Watchers Freestyle program, plus I was sick, Christmas, etc - I could make a ton of excuses; but, the point is I just didn't really do anything with it all month. 

That being said, I did weigh myself at the start of this week and am down 28 pounds overall which still feels really good! Plus, this week I started a Baby and Me water workout class that was actually a really good workout so I think that will keep my motivation up. I really thought that despite Winter I would still be out taking the baby for walks, etc. But, I really hate Winter and the cold and snow that it just hasn't happened! So, I need to resume my 7 minute workouts and get back in to it!


I love getting beauty freebies! I just got the Garnier Moisture Bomb in the mail and I don't even remember participating in a contest or signing up for it; but, I have tried this and liked it before so I am excited to try! If you want to see the freebies I sign up for, etc - I always share them on my Twitter or Facebook

And, this Aveeno set was the add-on item at Superstore this past weekend when you spent over $250. This has lotion x2, hand cream, body wash and face wipes - these will all easily get used, passed on or donated! But, I will for sure try the the wipes! 


It has been incredibly cold again this week in Calgary - we are talking -30/-40s with windchills in Calgary, just awful. There is nothing better than a big pot of warm soup on a really cold day! I usually try and make a weekly soup and this week I made this Kale & Chickpea Coconut Chicken Curry and it was delicious! I didn't make it in the crockpot, added rice and everyone liked it! 

I hope you all have a great weekend! 


  1. That soup looks delicious. And wow, it's cold where you're at. Really cold weather makes me want to stay at home and read!

    1. It was yummy! Exactly how the cold weather makes me feel!