Category: Awesome Friends

[Review] — Saje Konjac Kare Yam Sponge

I have amazing girlfriends! A few weeks ago my girlfriend was visiting and brought me this. She loves it and would love that I can try it too.

It’s my first Saje product – I’ve heard of this shop before and thought they only sold fragrant oils for your home. When my girlfriend opened the package and showed me it. It wasn’t anything special – it looked like a typical sponge. I liked how it came with a container. She told me to wet the sponge and clean my face with it. I’m like cool – I usually only clean my face with my hand. I did as I was told.

It was a little weird at first because I was always reminded that any cleansing product should have foams in it. This sponge didn’t. So I read the instruction again to see if I should put some cleansing product in it. It says not to. So I only cleansed my face with the sponge. It felt like a normal sponge with nothing on it.

My face did feel smoother though. The next day my face was glowing and I was shocked. How can this sponge that looks like it has no foam or anything on it – make me glow? Interesting right? I love it ever since my first use.

It says it has 100 uses on it and the price is $9.98 plus tax. Very inexpensive. I use it every night during my bath time. A very very unique product and I’ll for sure be stocking this up. I’ve heard that these sponges sell out fast too! This will be one of my must have skincare products in my routine for sure! Stay tune more daily hauls & reviews!

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[Celebration] — Labour Day

Can you say food overload much? Yes – all the dim sum our friends brought over was crazy – we all had two meals out of it. Lunch & dinner – I had to make sure they finished it up before leaving our place! It was a fun & relaxing day – main goal was to catch up with everyone. Relaxing led to being lazy! But it’s all good! Hard to get everyone together unless it’s special occasions – so it was awesome getting to catch up!

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[Celebration] — Nelson’s abirthday

Another year older & another year wiser. So glad we got to spend another year on this special day with Munchkin#1s godfather. It has become somewhat of a tradition for us.

We didn’t get to spend much time due to camp the next day but we did spend quality time. I’ve know this guy since my college years which I was 19 years old back then. I can’t believe it’s been 10 amazing years knowing him. Thanks for being genuine & just being you. That’s what we adore of you – simply being yourself!

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[Summer Fun] — Barrie Hill Farm & Wasaga Beach

What a wonderful time at Barrie Hill Farm with our friends! It was our first time picking blueberries and strawberries. At first – hubby wasn’t too thrilled about the idea but he ended up enjoying it.

Munchkin#1 did not pick anything because he is OCD and didn’t want to touch anything. His job was to hold the bucket while his parents collected the goods. He had a lot of fun with his friend running around the farm.

After around 3 hours being at the farm – we headed for lunch at our friends Japanese restaurant. We had such an amazing meal – all of us were stuffed!

We stopped by Wasaga for about 2 hours after lunch. The water was quite cold but the kids still loved it.
What an amazing fun day out with our friends and we got to meet some new friends too.

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[Celebration] — Kendra & Ryan’s Wedding

We joined our two good friends on their special day of their lives! What an honor to witness their unconditional love that day!

Started off the day at church – which was the most important part of the day. We joined them again in the evening at the banquet.

Both boys behaved well – Munchkin#2 slept before dinner was finished serving. Which was perfect because mommy and daddy got to enjoy some wine! It was so much fun that I drank a little too much. Too bad most of our friends had to drive – otherwise it’ll be even more fun.

Congratulations once again!

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[Celebration] — Carmen & Richard’s Gender Reveal Party

What a blessing to be invited to this Gender Reveal party of our good friends! A new member of the family means a new chapter of their lives.

I was so anxious finding out what the gender was! I wanted to do a gender reveal party when we found out what munchkin#2 was but the excitement to share killed us and we couldn’t keep it in! So kudos to this couple for keeping it a secret for a few months!

Congratulations on having a baby girl! We cannot wait to meet this little precious angel of yours!

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[Summer Fun] — Hubbys’ Co-Workers Gathering • Barbecue & Wine

What is better than some wine and barbecue over a hot summer day? It was a nice get together with Hubbys’ coworkers – catching up with life. Nice conversations and nice wine = a perfect summer patio day. Food was delish with a mixture of everything.

We try to get together every summer and it’s nice for me to socialize with Hubbys’ coworkers. Sometimes they invite me to go to their work dinner but with 2 kids – there’s no way for me to go. Maybe I’ll join them for their work lunches one day! It’s nice to feel included into things. Hubbys’ coworkers are all very nice & easy to get along. Till next time!

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[Review] — Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Eyes Time Complex Capsules – First Impression

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My first impression with this Elizabeth Arden eye oil serum was amazing! I did not purchase my first few capsules – my girlfriend was telling me how much she loves it and brought over a few capsules for me to try. I am so grateful for girlfriends because we share a lot of beauty tips, daily life shenanigans, and etc with each other. If it wasn’t for her bringing over a few capsules – I don’t think I will ever buy an entire container of it. I always walk by it when I am at Costco but never thought of trying it out. There are way too many skin care products to try.

Here’s my first impression – I never used capsule products before and this was my first. Quite an unique concept how they put the products in capsules. It is mess free and has the right quantity of products in each capsule.

At first I was a little hesitant because its oil base. I don’t like anything oil in my skin – I don’t like the sticky oily feeling. But to my surprised – it didn’t feel oily at all. It felt very light. One capsule was enough to cover my whole face. It felt great and better than I expected.

The next morning I felt that my face was glowing. What an amazing product! Usually you need to try the products for a few weeks to know the results. This product had an instant result. Love it! I was sold!

They say to apply it twice a day but I only apply it during my night time skin care routine. That was good enough for me. I love how it helps with moisturizing and wrinkles around the eyes. I do have a few wrinkles around my eyes at this age due to rubbing my eyes every morning. It’s such a bad habit that I need to get rid of for sure!

I purchased these capsules at Costco at $38.99 plus tax from what I remembered. It comes in two containers and a total of 120 capsules. The containers itself is very classy.

If I use 1 capsule a day – it last me a good 4 months. If I feel like I need two capsules a day – it’ll last me two good months. This product is quite affordable if you buy them at Costco. I’ve seen this product sold elsewhere for double the price! I definitely will recommend this product to all of you! Amazing & affordable – what more can you ask for right? I also gave another girlfriend of mine – a few capsules to try and she loves it too!

Going into my late 20s – I’ve been taking better of my skin – so it won’t be as difficult to take care of later on. What are your thoughts of this product? Comment below to share! Stay tune for more hauls & reviews!

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[Celebration] — Joelle’s 4th Birthday Party

 

We celebrated Princess Joelle’s fourth birthday early July. The theme was everything pink & purple & princess-y.

The adults get to catch up & eat while the kids did their own thing! Which was perfect! I love how the kids get to celebrate birthdays together every year! What a blessing it is to have each other as good friends!

Cheers to another year older & stay healthy forever Princess Joelle! Can’t wait to celebrate many more birthdays with you!

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[Celebration] — Cayden’s 1st Birthday Party

What a blessed day getting to celebrate his FIRST birthday with families and friends. We had about 50 attendees that day and it was fun catching up with everyone!

Hubby’s friend came with a professional camera and took some decent photos with us. So this post includes both Iphone & professional photos. We are so grateful to have a friend take photos! Photos mean the world to especially me! Thank you so much Kev!

 

Kids had loads of fun chasing each other around. They all love the wagon!

Munchkin#2 was a bit nervous when we all sang “Happy Birthday” to him. All eyes were staring at him – I would be nervous too.

I am so glad to be hosting this birthday party with adults and kids. But next party – I will only keep it small to the kids. With a party this big – it’s so hard to catch up with everyone. A conversation could only last maximum 10 minutes. Having a small and intimate party is definitely easier but I won’t say I will never host a big party again. Friends and families play a big part of our lives – we wouldn’t be who we are without them! Thank you all for finding the time out of your busy schedule to come out & love these munchkins!

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[Celebration] — Dana & Bekir’s Wedding

 

The wedding happened the next day of the bachelorette. The fun continues. It was our first time attending a Muslim wedding & it was super interesting. The bride looked gorgeous that day! Well she’s always gorgeous any day!

It’s Munchkin#2s second time attending a wedding & I lost count how many wedding Munchkin#2 attended. Every wedding we attend – we bring our kids. We like them to experience it too. It might be hectic at times but welcome to parenthood right? Gotta take the goods with the bads. This time – both our Munchkin behaved very well – no tantrums or anything! Munchkin#1 kept asking for Auntie Dana – how cute!

Food was amazing & we enjoyed our time at the wedding. After the main course – we headed off early. We left around 10:00PM because the kids were getting tired. By that time – people were dancing too.

 It was a fun & exciting new chapter to witness of theirs. I got a little teary during the day too. All the weddings I go to – I get teary because it’s such a wonderful event. A life changing event! Also – it reminds me of my special day.

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[Celebration] — Dana’s Bachelorette Party

Celebrated my girlfriends’ bachelorette with her a few weeks back. What a blessing to be witnessing this new chapter of her life with her.

I’ve known this girl since my grade 12 year when I transferred high school. That is over 10 years ago. We didn’t always kept in touch. We probably see each other twice a year. Sometimes friendship isn’t about how long you know someone. It’s the quality of the friendship. When we connect – it always feel like the good old times. Lots of memories with this girl for sure!

        

 It was so much fun helping her plan her wedding & shop for party things. Always good to catch up. We had a night of fun and food!

It was so nice meeting some of her relatives and seeing the other side of her new family too. What a blessing!

This is her and I at my bachelorette back in 2011, June 11th.

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[LifeStyle] — High Park Cherry Blossoms With Friends

It was my first time at High Park. I was never a fan of the downtown Toronto traffic plus the crowds but since our friend invited us for an outing there – I decided to bring Munchkin#1 with me. It wasn’t a very hot or sunny day. Which was good – we didn’t sweat at all.

We stayed there for about 2 hours. We had a picnic and the kids got to run around. The cheery blossoms were very pretty. The park itself was quite huge – perfect for picnics! They even have a park for the kids to play around. They have a food shop too. It was a chillaxing & fun day.

It also gave Munchkin#1 and I some alone bonding time. These chances don’t come too often with two kids and I love it!

Have a WONDERFUL day!!!

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[Organization] — Kids & Babies Toys & Gadgets

 

Here’s a before photo before I changed up the play area again. At first – I was thinking maybe we should have a baby section and a kid section – so they both have their own area. But than – that wasn’t a good idea because toys were going literally everywhere. Especially when Munchkin#2 knows how to crawl.

Here’s an updated version of our play area as of now. I decided to combine the toys and have it in one area instead. Much easier to deal with instead of having it in 2 separate spots. They can play together too. Well – sometimes Munchkin#1 enjoys playing with baby brother.

Here’s the extra toys inside Munchkin#1’s room. At first – I didn’t like the idea of having toys inside a child’s room because who knows what they will be doing in the middle of the night right? But it turned out not a bad idea – our son never gets up to play toys. When it’s bed time – it’s bed time.

My kids are very fortunate to be gifted with many things during Birthdays and Christmases. We are very blessed. I cannot wait to get rid of some toys and bring in the bigger toys left at my in-laws place. I didn’t grow up with a lot of toys when I was a child – so my kids are super blessed with so many things to play with. To me – that’s what a childhood should be like.

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[Kids] — Disney On Ice at Roger’s Center

Disney on Ice to end off the March break for these kiddos! It was all of our first time at Disney on Ice – it was so exciting!

Tickets were on promotion – so it was such a good deal to pass up this chance to see Disney on Ice. Munchkin was only so-so about it because he could not sit still! That is my active boy while his school friend, Cynthia enjoyed the show a lot! To be honest – I feel like the girls would enjoy it a lot more because there were many princesses.

Overall – a great experience for these Kiddos. The show was two hours long with a break in the middle where we bought pizza to snack on. Look at how silly my Munchkin was! I wanted to get some souvenirs but this Munchkin didn’t want anything.

That concludes our last event of this March break.

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