Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Beat the Winter Blues & Flues

It seems to be the time of year after the holidays when we're all a little run down and we need some R&R... that mean's rest & relaxation, not rum and rock n roll, so throw away the remainder of any eggnog you might have stored from Christmas and get ready to get your body ready to beat this winter's blues and flues.

One of my favorite ways to relax and kick a cold is with Barefoot Venus's Mustard Bath. This stuff is an awesome combo of essential oils that boasts anti-inflammatory properties, contains circulatory stimulants and a decongestant that naturally draws impurities from your skin. Its the perfect way to boost your immune system, clear out your chest & nose stuffiness, and relax.

The next thing you're gonna want to have on hand is some variations of Davids tea. My favorites are Secret Weapon for the first signs of a cold or Cold 911 when you literally can't smell, breathe, or taste because it is potent. Or, try this bundle below with everything you need to feel better. Drink this stuff, pick up some grapefruit seed extract and drop some on your toothbrush twice a day, and you'll be feeling fine in no time!

Some say sharing is caring, but during cold seasons sharing anything from a sip of your favorite Frappuccino to your makeup brushes or chapstick might just be the cause of a two week long flu bug, so I'm sorry ladies its the time of year to keep your friends and their gimme gimmes at bay. 

If a cold comes in and you're looking as yucky as you feel, fake it til you make it baby. Before bed, reduce eye puffiness by placing tea bags over your eyes, take a hot shower in the AM before work, drink your tea, slap on BB or CC cream depending on if you're a dewy, or matte gal, dig out your real or faux glasses after applying two coats of mascara & keep some chap stick in your back pocket. Now, throw on a bright scarf and convince yourself its mind over matter. If that doesn't work... go back to bed xo 

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

HAPPY NY: 2013 Recap

Hey guys! I can't believe it is already 2014.

2013 was a wild ride that I only hope this year can beat

to recap the past year in a nutshell my [then] fiancé and I graduated from University/College packed up our car with as much of our stuff as we could and drove across Canada from New Brunswick to Alberta with a few suitcases, our dog, and my little sister for the best company we could have asked for.

5000km later...

We spent about two weeks in Alberta with our families and again packed as much stuff into suitcases as we could getting ready to move to Europe for the year for Kyle to play professional hockey & for me to relax, travel, get all my money's worth out of a Turkish spa membership, eat & drink some of the best food and wine in our lives, meet amazing friends, and pick up a few new Hungarian phrases. We got to visit Hungary, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, and Germany. My my favorite thing about it all was being submersed in the Hungarian culture, learning their way of life, and getting to meet the amazing locals in our town of Székesfehérvár; a word that once looked too crazy to pronounce, quickly became our home.


Trevi Fountain Rome

Mozart man in Salzburg

Christmas Market Vienna

Spring in Hungary



We returned to Canada in April and the race was on to get ready to go to Mexico for our wedding! With the help of Kyle's Mom & sister we were able to get everything set and ready to go. The trip was a blast and our wedding day was without a doubt the best day of my life!

Now it was time to start a new life in Alberta, Canada. Home to Kyle and a place very new to me. We are still getting used to things in a place far from my home in Nova Scotia, but I am hopeful that 2014 will bring lots of great new changes and hopefully new adventures for us to share together!
My resolutions for this year are:
1: Use up every single bottle of cream, face wash, lip gloss you name it before I buy more. I desperately need to minimize my stash
2: Do more yoga & drink less wine
3: Read the Bible in search of knowledge, wisdom, and if nothing else to get better at Jeopardy
4: Eat less meat
5: Experience a new adventure 
Happy New Year Everyone xo's

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