Category: Jen’s Lifestyle

[Haul] — La Vie en Rose Swimwear

Don’t they just have the most amazing packaging? It’s my first time ordering La Vie en Rose swimwear online and I love the cute packaging! Usually when I order things online – they only throw it in a bag and that’s it.

This haul is a little overdue – I purchased these swimwear tankini tops about two months ago before my trip to Punta Cana.

I always love their swimwear because it’s so comfortable and the quality is just very lasting! Love all the tops I ordered – I already had the bottoms in the same colors – so didn’t bother purchasing it. My most fave is the floral blue one.

I have a huge collection of bikinis already but every trip – I seem to order a few new pieces. La Vie en Rose is on the pricier side – but you do get the quality of it. The shipping was free and fast. No regrets purchasing! Stay tune for more reviews & hauls.

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

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[Food] — Tim Hortons Breakfast

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Tim Horton has been one of my go to for breakfast lately. They have a wide range of choices and sometimes it’s quite hard to decide. They’ve came out with wraps and sandwiches for awhile now. I love their wraps! They have much healthier choices than fast food restaurants have and that’s why I love this place. Lately I’ve been addicted with their Chipotle crispy chicken wrap! What are your fave here? Comment below to share!

Have an YUMMILICIOUS day!!!

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[Haul] — Largest Dollarama Haul

Sharing to you all – one of my largest Dollarama haul. I didn’t intend to get much – just the things I needed. This always happens – I can never walk out of Dollarama with things that don’t belong on my shopping list.

I got a two summer sand toys for our trip to the beach. A lot of home and party things for upcoming events. Found these cute treat bags in the wedding section which I’m not sure what to fill them up with. It just looks pretty – so I had to get it.

These baby squeeze bags was recommended in one of the Mommy groups – decided to give it a try. I will probably be putting blended juice in there. They are so cute arent they? Just hope they don’t leak.

That’s really it for this haul. I had to visit two Dollaramas because they didn’t have party favor bags for the first one I visited. Stay tune for the next haul!

Have a FABULOUS day!!!

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[Food] — Milestone’s Steakhouse • Markham & Review

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We don’t dine out too often with two kids but when we do – I try to pick a not too crowded restaurant. Milestone is one of our favorite places to be because of their food. Love their kids menu too!

We had an enjoyable dining experience here every time. Plus both kids were well behaved that we got to enjoy our dinner.

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My fave is the chicken sandwich. Its huge – I can never finish it. I always have to pack the other half home. Munchkin loved his mini sliders with fries too! Hubby is a steak lover – so he got his fixed of steak here. Stay tune for more foodie reviews and adventures! I love exploring new restaurants too!

Have an YUMMILIOUS day!!!

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[Haul] — No Frills Grocery Haul

Just a typical grocery haul for today. Picked up some items here and there for the week. These cool aid drinks were a $1 each and it comes with 10 bags. Great for parties!! I did pick up 4 large papayas for soup. Stay tune for more grocery hauls!

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[Food] — Wild Wings • Markham & Reviews

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Looking for bar food? Wild Wings is the place to be! Hubby & I were craving for wings & fries – we decided on Wild Wings since it was close by! We ordered two pounds of wings plus a regular fries. We always stuck to honey garlic but this time we ordered something new to try. It was creamy ranch. Have to say – not a big fan of it. I will stick with my honey garlic wings!

The restaurant was quiet that day – so the service was fast. It was a nice date night with the Hubby with no kids! Date nights are hard to come by and we treasure these moments! Stay tune for more foodie reviews and adventures!

Have an YUMMILICIOUS day!!!

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[Food] — Dears Cafeteria • Markham Location & Review

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Dears Cafeteria – what a unique name? I sure hope they didn’t use the wrong spelling of ‘dears’ or ‘deer’ because their logo is a ‘deer’. It will be very funny.

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We decided to try a new Taiwanese restaurant out. The dish I ordered was pork chop on rice. It was a mayo overload meal for me! Way too much mayo and I couldn’t taste anything else.

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Hubby enjoyed his pasta and chicken wings. But he did mention that the pasta I make tastes better than the one he had here. What a compliment for me eh?

The renovations here is nice and modern. I might give it a second try to try different dishes. They do have a large selection of their desserts too.  What are your favorites here? Comment below to share!

Have an YUMMILIOUS day!!!

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[Beauty] — First Impression of Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 Sunscreen

My first impression of the Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 Sunscreen was AMAZING! Yes – I am base-ing this review after trying it for the first time.

Number one thing that bothers me about applying sunscreen to my face is the stickiness and tackiness of it. That’s why I avoid sunscreen on my face most of the time. With this one – it feels like nothing was on my face after applying it! I could not believe it – it has a high SPF too!

Now I won’t be avoiding any sunscreen on my face anymore. I’ll definitely be stocking up a few bottles of these! How come I wasn’t introduced to this amazing sunscreen sooner? I highly recommend you all to try it out. It’s AMAZING! It can be easily purchase on Amazon!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

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[Food] — Sumo Japanese Restaurant • $10.50 Lunch Specials

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Sumo Japanese restaurant is one of my go to restaurants when I want to dine in for lunch or dinner. They have their daily lunch or dinner specials. Their portion size is always good! Comes with salads and soups as well!

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They have the option of a la cartè or all you can eat. My choice is always a la cartè because I am not a fan of over-eating. I give the quality here 8.5 out of 10. Service is a 10 out of 10. The staff here is always attentive and the food comes fast. No complaints!

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I recommended this restaurant to a few of my friends and they all loved it. I would highly recommend it to you all!

 Have an YUMMILICIOUS day!!!

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[Haul] — Sephora Beauty Haul

It’s been awhile since I did a Sephora haul. I try to stay away from Sephora because it’s a very dangerous place to be! It’s a money sucking shop. Lol okay – just kidding. I usually step my foot into this shop when I really need something.

I needed to pick up a new Sephora Matte Foundation Powder in another shade. The shade I had before was a bit too dark for me. Which I can save that for the summer times.

This is the fourth or fifth time I picked up a Laura Mercier Hydrating Face Primer. I love this product! A tube of this lasts me about half a year – its around $40.

 I also received some samples as well since I purchased these two items online during their VIB sale. I had the pleasure of receiving 15% off. Love their free shipping too!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!!!

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[Mommy Monday] — Dealing With Hectic Schedules

It’s Mommy Monday! How do I deal with hectic schedules? Life can be hectic at times – there’s barely anytime to sit and relax these days I find. But it’s the life I asked to have. I have no complaints on how busy this life of ours is.

Honestly – adding an extra child to our family is sure hectic but I love every part of organizing & planning.

Number one thing to avoid hectic stressful days is be ORGANIZE! If I know we will have a busy day the next day – I prep everything the day before. Pack bags, pack food, do chores, have outfits ready, and write out a schedule the day before. This really helps because it gives me less work the next day. You just got to plan ahead and know what you’re doing.

Another thing is – that is why I need to know things way in advance. So I can distribute my chores on the days I’m less busy. Or do less chores on the days I’m busy.

 I think those are the tips I can give. Life can be crazy at times but embrace every part of it. Once the kids grow up – life can slow down a bit and you’ll miss the craziness! Agree or disagree? How do you deal with hectic schedules? Comment below to share!

Have a GORGEOUS day!!!

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[Food] — Diana Oyster Bar & Grill • Markham Location Review

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Diana’s Oyster Bar & Grill is one of my hubbys’ favorite restaurant. When we started visiting this restaurant – it was all the way in Scarborough. We were so thrilled when they opened a second restaurant in Markham. It saves us time from travelling.

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The oysters here are always very fresh. They have oyster specials on Tuesdays and Wednesdays – be sure to check it out!

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Everything we order every time is delicious! Not a thing I regret ordering from their menu! What are your faves? Comment below to share with us all!

Have an YUMMILICIOUS day!!!

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[Celebration] — My Mother’s Day 2017

This is my first Mother’s day with two kiddos. The day didn’t turn out as I wanted but I am still very blessed.

Munchkin#1 was still sick – so we decided to stay home and relax. Originally we booked a reservation at Milestones for brunch and were going visit my Stepmother & park after. But we wanted him to get better first before we go anywhere. I love being home in my pajamas and messy hair. Nothing beats that! Am I the only weird person on this earth or what? I totally choose comfort over anything! My home is my comfort place & I love being at home.

Hubby picked up Japanese food for lunch & it was yummy. This day was just a lot of cuddling and sitting around for all of us. Nothing I want more than to have my family healthy & happy. This counts as my 7th Mother’s day. It’s as special as every year. This year may be more special because I have two boys.

Thank you God & my mommy from above for blessing me with two amazing boys! I love this title as a mother – it’s the most rewarding job ever. Don’t all you mommies out there agree with me?

Have a BLISSFUL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Mother’s Day 2017 With In-Laws

Mother’s day, father’s day or any kind of holiday is always a nonstop time for us. We couldn’t fit celebrating Mother’s day with Hubbys’ grandma this year – but we did for my in-laws. Invited in-laws over for a sit down dinner. They got to play with their grandkids and try the cake Munchkin#1 decorated.

Dining at home is just was more comfortable than dining out. I’m not a huge fan of the crowds, the rush, and the waits. It’s just not my thing. I enjoy having meals at home – so the kids can just go play when they’re done their meals. There are no rushes to leave and you get the rest of the jazz. How did you celebrate Mother’s day? Comment below to share!

Have a WONDERFUL day!!!

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[Celebration] — Mother’s Day Cake Decorating 2017

We had a fun event at Loblaws for cake decorating a day before Mother’s day. Munchkin#1 wasn’t feeling 100% but he still was excited to have fun. He decorated cakes before but this time it was a little different. It had two layers on this cake. He did a little bit of icing and Hubby did the rest.

Munchkin#1 enjoyed decorating the most. It was so much fun for him. Hopefully Munchkn#2 can join in the fun next year. Munchkin#2 sure did help by putting his hand in and scooping up a large chunk of icing. Haha.

Overall a fun experience for a family of four. I’m always on a look out for any type of cooking/food classes that fit our schedule.

Have a GRATEFUL day!!!

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