five things

five things

Have you ever owned something that you just couldn’t let go of no matter how cruddy or pathetic it looked? Like an old t-shirt from college or a childhood blanket? I used to own a pair of pajamas that I had for 17 years! I bought them in high school, they were so incredibly comfortable, and I looooved them! I only recently got rid of them a few months ago, and it was very sad. I suppose when it almost looks like there are more holes than there is fabric, perhaps it’s a good time to let it go?

Well, that’s where I am with my poor, pathetic, $10 golf glove.

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fireworks essentials

fireworks essentials

One of the best things about celebrating Canada Day and the 4th of July are, of course, the fireworks! There’s something so magical about fireworks, and no matter how many times I see them, I’m always amazed. As a child, watching the light show always meant running around a field with my friends, playing with sparklers, and being super excited that I was allowed to stay up so late. As an adult, I’ve come to appreciate a more sophisticated way to enjoy the show.

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the best golf app

the best golf app

*This is not a sponsored post, just a product that I’m truly loving right now!

When I first started playing golf, managing my game on the course was not that important to me. I was only concerned with hitting the ball decently and in the general direction I wanted it to go. But now I’m starting to get the hang of golf, I’ve improved my swing, and so my next goal is to improve my score. The first step to getting there, though, is figuring out what’s wrong in the first place. Which means, at the end of a round of golf, I should be able to tell my instructor (hey, Sean!) what and where I need to improve. Is it my putting? Or maybe my drives? What about my “greens in regulation” percentage?

Well, I recently came across the best golf app for this very purpose! It’s called The Grint.

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how to throw a nation celebration

how to throw a nation celebration

Being an expat means getting to know people from all over the world. Friends of mine are from Canada, USA, France, England, Switzerland, St. Lucia, Mexico, Sweden, and of course, Barbados. And while our little island celebrates its own Independence Day, it’s still fun to recognize the national celebration days of our various homelands throughout the year. Who knew that moving to a small island in the Caribbean would lead to multiple multi-cultural celebrations!

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five things

five things

This weekend is father’s day! Yay to all the dads out there! We won’t be celebrating with my husband this weekend (saving it for next), because he’s in Europe for business for two weeks. I have a 3.5 month old baby boy, a 5 year old little girl, a 3 year old must-have-lots-of-exercise dog, about 20 fish…and my husband is away. He’s been gone 5 days, 12 hours, and 36 minutes, and won’t return for another 8 days, 3 hours, and 12 minutes. But really, who’s counting?

It hasn’t been too bad actually. The hardest bit has been having to wake up with Jackson every night for his 2am bottle, which we usually alternate. Any who, since we haven’t seen the Mr. for a few days, and in case you’re reading this, honey, which you better be;), here’s what I’ve been up to this week.

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a no weight, no excuses leg workout

a no weight, no excuses leg workout

Please note that I am not a licensed trainer. I am simply sharing workouts based on my own experiences and that I enjoy. Please consult with your doctor before starting a new exercising program.

I’m a tennis player, and while I’ve only been playing the sport for a few years, I’ve realized that the stronger you are, the better your game. Strong legs allow you to squat and reach those low shots, run to get to the ball, and generally increase your stamina and power.

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a super easy diy fringe necklace

a super easy diy fringe necklace

When we joined up for the Creative Closet series to highlight fringe in fashion, I didn’t realize that I actually didn’t own anything with fringe. Nothing. Nadda. Not even a little whisper of fringe on anything in my closet. How could that be? It’s an incredibly fun way to add some life into any outfit, and I was completely missing out!

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