life in pictures

life in pictures

Fit Fed and Happy

We’ve made it to Friday!!!

Today we’re joining our friend Linda from Fit, Fed and Happy for her Life in Pictures Link Up! The goal is to take as many pictures as you want throughout the week (or just the day), to recount the things you did, avoiding as much text as possible. Your job is to guess what happened! 

So here’s our photo dump from the past week. Can you guess what we were up to?

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oh so yummy cinnamon rolls!

oh so yummy cinnamon rolls!

Bump day icon WARNING: This recipe is not in the slightest, not even a little bit healthy. Well, unless you count the eggs and cinnamon, but everything else is bad, bad, bad. But they are OH SO YUMMY that they must be shared for all to enjoy! So read on if you dare and try not to eat them all in one sitting;) 

Okay, now that my fair warning is out of the way, this recipe is to die for. Every year, once a year I make these cinnamon rolls and every year I look forward to them. They are my Christmas!

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holiday gifts that give back

holiday gifts that give back

Bump day icon I’m always looking for unique gifts and, especially during the holidays, ways to donate, volunteer, and give back to the community. So when I stumble upon gifts that are both unique and charitable, I simply can’t resist. Giving back is so important and this is one way you can contribute. So Ree and I pulled together this list of some of the best gifts that also contribute to some of the greatest organizations.

Holiday Gifts that give back

When you’re doing your holiday shopping this year, check out all the gifts that support amazing causes and give back to those in need. 

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an expat christmas

an expat christmas

The holiday season is officially upon us! I absolutely love this time of year. I’m one of those gals that breaks out the Christmas music on November 1st, and I have the tree up and decorated by December 1st! I have wonderful memories of Christmas, and it’s an incredibly special time for me.

An Expat ChristmasHowever, I have a confession to make. I may live in paradise, but I would love to spend Christmas back in Canada. To me, it’s just not the same with sunshine and palm trees. In my experience, this time of year means spending time with family, snuggling by the fireplace on those cold winter nights, and shopping Boxing Day sales! (What’s Boxing Day? It’s December 26th, and the Canadian equivalent of Black Friday).  And yes, I even miss the snow!

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fashion for the office holiday party

fashion for the office holiday party

Fashion FridaysNow that you know what to do, or rather what not do, at the office holiday party, the next step is to figure out what to wear! Putting together a fashionable look to impress your colleagues, your partner’s co-workers, or the boss can be an overwhelming process! 

So we’ve scoured the internet (thank you Pinterest!) and found some beautiful outfits to inspire you. Whether your party is casual or more on the formal side, we’ve got you covered! 

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surviving the office holiday party

surviving the office holiday party

Bump day icon It’s bump hump day, and what better day is there during the week to provide some comic relief? Distraction from the work day, starting now! 

With many of our blog posts, we really do try to provide a bit of help or, at the very least, a few tips based on our own experiences on whatever subject we’re writing about. Seriously, we really do try ;) So when the holidays roll around, the very same practices hold true. And what’s our subject today?????

the office holiday party

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our favorite holiday movies

our favorite holiday movies

Favorite Holiday MoviesThick wool socks, decadent hot cocoa, plush pillows, a warm fire, and a heart-felt holiday movie – it’s Christmas bliss! December is here and it’s the perfect time for snuggling up with your favorite holiday classic.

Growing up, watching holiday movies while putting up the Christmas tree, wrapping presents, or with the family on a Friday night for both of us added to the unique and memorable traditions that make this time of year so special.

And now that we’re both adults and have our own families, those traditions have not changed. We love this time of year, and must admit, we’ve been watching holiday movies for a few weeks now. However, now that December has arrived, the Christmas decorations have finally gone up, and everyone is starting to share in the spirit of the season. So we thought it was a perfect time to share our most beloved holiday movies.

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