five things

five things

Three more sleeps until I head up to DC to begin the final count down for baby boy. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone by. Although January felt a little slow to me, it’s still crazy to think it’s almost time. I’ve been instructed to basically do nothing while I’m in DC until my family arrives, which will be a couple weeks before my due date. I have my comfy clothes packed, my computer ready, and will head to the store as soon as I arrive to pick out the best hot cocoa and tea, and my absolute favorite snacks (particularly the ones I can’t find in Barbados). Couch and fireplace, here I come! 

As a wonderful treat, a few of my friends here in Barbados took me to lunch for a sweet baby shower. The view was spectacular, the company was fantastic, and the food was phenomenal.

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winter gear for your dog

winter gear for your dog

Growing up in Canada in a household that always had two dogs, I’ve come to learn a thing or two about winter gear for the four-legged members of my family. The cold temperatures, snow and ice, and salty sidewalks can be miserable conditions for your pooch. Just ask any of the dogs that are experiencing Storm Juno right now! 

Winter Gear for your Dog

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10 paleo recipes for watching the big game

10 paleo recipes for watching the big game

Super bowl paleo recipe

I love the Super Bowl and am so grateful it falls on the first Sunday in February. With the holidays over and winter in full swing (okay, pretend for a second I’m still living in NYC), I’ve always found January and February to be a little depressing. No more decorations, joyful music, or jolly people, and worse we’re all now back to working-all-day work days. Continue reading


five things

five things

Wow, this week just flew by!!! With a US holiday on Monday and a Barbados holiday on Wednesday, there weren’t too many days spent in the office. I took the opportunity to get back into my tennis clinics, spend a few hours at the spa for a much needed pedicure and massage, and today we’re having a baby shower lunch for Bre! What better way to cap off this great week. Have a great weekend everybody! 

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drinks by the fireplace

drinks by the fireplace

Last night I had a cup of hot cocoa with my husband. It was rainy and there was a chill in the air that just called for something warm (and sweet) to drink. I know it sounds crazy, but the winters in Barbados (which sadly only lasts 3 months) can actually get cold. Usually it’s only at night, but when temperatures regularly fall somewhere around 85 for the majority of the year, having a night of 70 degrees calls for something toasty to drink.

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black & white with a pop of color

black & white with a pop of color

Creative Closet ButtonToday we’re linking up with Maegan at The Modern Tulip  for her Creative Closet series. 

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things i’m loving: winter edition

things i’m loving: winter edition

TitleThis is not a sponsored post. These are just items that I’m truly crushing on.

I’m aware of how ironic it is that a girl who lives in the Caribbean is writing anything with the title “winter edition”. One would think that I’m completely out of touch with all things cold and wintery, but it’s actually quite the opposite. Living in a hot and humid climate, I’m no longer accustomed to the dry, cold air and my system is always shocked whenever I land in North America.

I’m constantly looking for new items that will keep me warm and fuzzy while I visit my friends and family. Here are a few of the items I’m loving right now.

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five things

five things

Friday’s are so wonderful. The weekend has arrived, and people all around are just happy. I like happy people. I think that’s why I love the holidays so much; everyone just seems happier. Or maybe it’s because I’m happier that I don’t notice the disgruntled shopper. Well, anyway, I’m happy it’s Friday. Over the past month, my hubby and I have been fiercely going through every closet, every drawer, every space in our home to prepare for baby #2. We started off just going through Gwyneth’s baby things and donating all the girlie stuff, but once we started we just could not stop. So this weekend, the purging continues and will probably be finished. Hence, my excitement!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well, and happy Friday!

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