23.6.16

GET TO KNOW ME TAG

I wanted to do something a little different on my channel today, so I thought I would participate in the get to know me tag created by Alex Good. Hopefully you'll learn a little bit more about me :) I want to tag 3 specific ladies to take part in the questions, but if you want to make one yourself, you're more than welcome to. The more the merrier :)

I tag: Making Up Ashlee, Jane from My World in Chroma and Sarah McCammon from Wearing it on my Sleeves.

22.6.16

BOOK REVIEW: DUMPLIN'

Synopsis:
Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed "Dumplin'" by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked... until Will takes a job at Harpy's, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn't surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant -- along with several other unlikely candidates -- to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she'll shock the hell out of Clover City -- and maybe herself most of all.

Review:
This book is seriously amazing!!! Willowdean is such an inspiration and is SO relatable! There were so many moments in this book where I understood exactly what she was going through and how she was feeling! I love how she is totally unashamed with her body, but has days where she feels self conscious. I wouldn't consider what I am about to say as a "spoiler" just because it's pretty obvious that Bo is the main guy in the novel, but I wanted to talk a little about Mitch. I seriously LOVE Mitch!!! I was totally in his corner the whole novel, but I knew that she was inevitably going to end up with Bo. It's not that I don't like Bo, I think he is a great character, I just really hated how he handled certain situations. Although the red sucker thing was pretty darn cute. I could go on and on and on about this book, but I won't. Just do yourself a favour and pick it up!

Favourite Quotes:
"Perfection is nothing more than a phantom shadow we're all chasing."
"There's something about swimsuits that make you think you've got to earn the right to wear them. Really the criteria is simple. Do you have a body? Put a swimsuit on it."

Rating:
5/5

21.6.16

JUNE EMPTIES

Time again for another empties video. I seriously didn't think this video would be so soon after my previous empties video, but I guess I went through some products faster than I anticipated. Let me know in the comments what other types of videos you want to see :)
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20.6.16

GATINEAU PARK

A few days ago Alex and I decided we needed to do more family outings. Calvin absolutely loves being outdoors so we thought it would be fun to explore our city. There are so many places in Ottawa that I've taken for granted and want to experience together as a family.

Yesterday we went up to Gatineau park and minus the mini panic attack I experienced, it was a great evening. Going on walks is something that has always been special to Alex and I. When we were dating we would spend hours walking and talking. It was time that I always treasured. I'm so glad that it is something that Calvin really enjoys too. Being together outside in nature makes us all happier.