Canada 150 Rink Adventure Time!

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Canada 150 Rink Adventure Time!

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Everett and I have been guests of the Mateway Arena in Renfrew, Ontario, for their FREE Public Skating on Sunday afternoons. It's becoming a healthy weekend tradition for us to get out there and enjoy winter activities! I, personally, haven't laced up since we lived in Beachburg (about 13+ years ago). To be honest, I don't even remember skating throughout my high school years either... So, it's been closer to 20 years since I skated... seriously. Anyway, the time has come where E is showing interest in hockey and skating, so I have been taking him out. To my surprise, I'm not terrible! Getting better with each outing. Everett, almost 3, has a wee skate aid (that red bar thingy) and we wear our helmets and take it easy. 

Today, I got us some tickets to skate on the Canada 150 Rink. I got them DAY OF, and with zero issue (so far) so if you've been thinking about applying for ice time on the Hill but the idea of booking in advance stresses you out, don't sweat it. It was easy, free and if you're already familiar with the rules for skating on Parliament, the check out process is a breeze.

Have you skated on the Canada 150 Rink yet? If yes, is there a "slow lane" or safe zone for little learners? Typically at the Renfrew arena, we've been scooting into the middle of the rink to putter around. 

Wobbly Skate for Canada 150 skating day!!

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Throwback Santa Pics!

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Throwback Santa Pics!

Here are some pics of me & Santa over the years... I'm guessing most of these are from the late 80s and early 90s though I didn't look at the exact dates. Looks like I've always been pretty down with the man in red!

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Wishlist for the 30 Something in Your Life

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Wishlist for the 30 Something in Your Life

Every year around this time I post a blog about things I'd like for Christmas. It's a good baseline for you if you're shopping for a 30 something (mother of two?) and need some guidance. Some of these gifts are every day items while others are a touch more indulgent. 

Leading with Local:

goods in Wellington West or the Byward Market, Beaded Dreams on Bank St., Vertigo Records on Rideau St., JV Studios in Wellington West, Wunderkammer in the Byward Market, Top of the World on Rideau St., Birling on Somerset St. W.

Skin Care, Hair Care & General Beauty:

FIrst Aid Beauty - Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum, $45 @ Sephora, Carmex Lip Balm, $3 @ Walmart, M-A-C Brushstroke Liner (black), $24 @ M-A-C, M-A-C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, $34 @ M-A-C, M-A-C Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, $24 @ M-A-C, Ouai Hair Oil, $35 @ Sephora, M-A-C In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara, $29 @ M-A-C

Clothes:

2017 VanVan 200, $4,300 @ Suzuki

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Halloween 2017

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Halloween 2017

Halloween is upon us! Here are some pics from the weekend - will update on the 31st. 

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I wish I had taken more photos but I was too busy attempting to recapture my youth by drinking everything in sight (spoiler alert: it was a poor choice, as per usual).  

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Took a stab at carving a minions themed pumpkin tonight for Everett. He approves! Huzzah!! I must have done a pretty good job! 

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