Valentine’s Day Haul

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been picking up some little Valentine’s Day treats and crafting supplies. I’ll be honest, I’m not the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day. I just feel that if you care for someone you should show it throughout the year, not just take one day to focus on it.

With that being said, I did pick up a few things from Walmart and Dollarama for various reasons. I picked up a few things that I thought would be great for my students treat box. I keep a few little things on hand for prizes when we play games or various other activities. I am working in a K-6 setting this year. It is different then what I am use to but definitely a positive experience.

Now let’s get into the haul!

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Small Dollarama Haul

Shopping Hauls


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Hope all is going well.  It’s been raining here for days and days now. I miss the sun and the warm weather. Well it’s been fairly warm and humid still but the grey skies are definitely a bummer. There doesn’t seem like there is going to be many days this month where we will not have rain (unless it changes) and it is being predicted that unless something changes, we’ll end up being affected by Hurricane Jose (I think it is that one anyways).

However, onto happier things. I went out yesterday to pick up some water and a couple of food items to have on hand just in case the hurricane does hit it. While out I went to Dollarama in hopes of getting a broom. I found some nice ones at another Dollarama on Sunday when I went out with the boyfriend for him to buy some work shirts. However, I did not want to stand in line for just a boom and put it back. I figured I would be able to get it at my local one. No such luck.. I’ll end up getting it at some other point soon.

I did pick up a couple of household things that I normally get there.

I got a couple powders gravy mixes and some croutons for salads. I also grabbed another pack of napkins. These are pretty thin but they work and the price is great. I found that we’re saving tons of money on paper towels since we started getting these!

And they’ve got most of their Halloween goodies out. I had to contain my excitement and not buy everything I thought was awesome. However, these two little cuties had to come home with me.


Cuties?!?! … Haha

I just thought they were awesome. They are pretty flimsy but they were inexpensive.  I have a skeleton dog that we bought at Costco a few years back and it is one of my favorite decorations, so I figured I would add the birds. It kind of reminds me of some of the Biology labs back in University when we would have to identity bones and the eras the bones were from. Ahh.. the good ol’ days!

Well that is all I picked up yesterday. If you’re Canadian and you’ve posted some Dollarama hauls or know of any cool new items they have in store, leave me a comment! I’d love to hear from you!


Spring 2017 SampleSource Box – Canadian Edition

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Just before Easter vacation I received my Spring 2017 SampleSource box. I’ve decided to do something a little bit different for this post. I’ve tried a few of these products and decided to share a mini review with you all!


So, let’s get into the haul and review!

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Week-in-Review #2 – April 3 – April 9

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Welcome to my second week-in-review. It hasn’t been the most interesting week to be honest. I have been suffering with a sinus infection/cold/flu/plague/something or other.

Monday left me cleaning the house because I needed to keep vertical in order to be able to breathe. Sitting or laying down (even with the lack of energy and miserableness I was feeling) wasn’t an option. I couldn’t breathe easily through my nose when I did. I felt much better on the move.. so I kept moving.

Tuesday I worked. I found it rather difficult to walk up the stairs. My legs felt really week and I came to the conclusion that I should NEED TO start exercising again. I felt so much better when I did. To be honest, that was basically the extent of my day.

Wednesday I worked again. It was the first time I was back for the teacher I had a replacement for during the Fall. It was a great day and I really enjoyed seeing them all again. I haven’t been back much because I have been subbing elsewhere as well. I had plans on going into town when I got home because I wanted to check out HMV for some Dvds. HMV has a closing sale right now as they are closing down in Canada. By the time I made it home I had all my energy gone and decided to stay in.

I didn’t work on Thursday but I was up and ready super early. I had energy and was ready to take on the day. I decided to head out to the mall like I had planned to (but didn’t do) on Wednesday. I treated myself to a Coconut Mocha Macciatio from Starbucks. This has quickly become my new favorite drink from there. From that I went to HMV and bought some goodies.


I picked up season 5 of Buffy The Vampire Slayer (my favorite show as a pre-teen/teenage), seasons 2-4 of Drop Dead Diva, The Giver, and The Night Before… all for under $30. I couldn’t turn this down. I initially went to look for the BTVS dvds I was missing to complete the series but was only able to find one. I also picked up a guitar shaped spatula and a few gifts for Christmas (a little early I know but amazing prices hahaha). I then ran some errands for my sister and brought coffee to the boyfriend before coming home. We had some visits from the Nephew that night to help him with a few things.

Friday brought me back to a school that I had only subbed in once before; for 2 hours a few Septembers back. It also brought my back to my love… Biology. I studied Biology in university and taught it about 5-6 years ago. I loved it. I only had to show some video clips in those classes but it brought me back to the beginning. Has much as I do love Science and teaching, I think becoming an IRT was the right move for me. Friday night we caught up on Riverdale and the new season of IZombie was put on Netflix and just chilled.

On Saturday we had planned on going to a Home Show and do some walking. However, the rain kept us from doing that. Instead we went to Coffee Matters and had a coffee. Then we checked out Funky Junk, a neat little store in my area. I initial went there to buy some bath bombs from St. John’s Soap Works.


I also discovered a neat paint that I am definitely going to look more into, and probably purchase, to redo my current bedroom set. It is in desperate need of painting and I feel like this would work so much better than any furniture paint I could buy at a hardware store. We then went to pick up a few things we needed for the week and some Easter treats for some people. The boyfriend ran off into the night to pretend to be a rockstar so he was pretty late getting home. So I spent the night watching 13 Reasons Why. When I first saw this circulating on line if seemed so familiar to me. Then I realized that I had randomly found the book at Value Village on one of my trips searching for books and read it.

So today, Sunday, I am still not feeling the best overall. However, I did get the rest of my cleaning done and cooked supper. I also finished up 13 Reasons Why. Excellent series!! Would definitely recommend. The daffodils I bought yesterday in support of the Canadian Cancer Society has bloomed. Aren’t they pretty!!??!!


That’s all for this week. I hope you all had an amazing week and I look forward to see what this week has in store… (my birthday, Spring Break starting, Easter). It should be a good one!

And before you go, why not take a look back on this weeks blog posts!

junosRecap and Rambles – #Junos2017



March Empties



March Favorites



Week 3 Updates – #Walk100MilesChallenge

Babe Box – Add On’s #GirlPowerBabeBox

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So yesterday I posted about the Spring 2017 Babe Box. (If you haven’t seen that post already, make sure to click here and give it some love!)

Along with ordering the Babe Box, I was given the chance to order some sample packs. It seems that Babe Box also offers some different perks to add to their box. Right now they are giving to the chance to add one of three sample packs on for free with the purchase of the Spring Sample Box. However, the sample set that I added to my purchase for $3 Cdn is not available at the moment.

I figured it would still be a great thing to share with you all. It will give you some ideas of the types of things you can have to look forward to with your Babe Box.

So let’s get into the goodies I ordered!

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Spring 2017 Babe Box – #GIRLPOWERBABEBOX

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I recently discovered Babe Box through the wonderful world of Instagram. I spend way too much time perusing through the posts of friends and those recommended  posts. I was excited to be given the chance to ordering and reviewing a Babe Box.

What is Babe Box? Well, according to the website,

We’re a bunch of babes who want to help a bunch of babes.

We’re different from other subscription boxes because our brand is about more than just sending you a box of goodies and letting you have it. We want to be friends that share trends and must-have products and then talk about it! If the product wasn’t for you, that’s totally fine, but if you loved something we want to know about it so that we can continue to put these much-loved products in your seasonal boxes. The more we get to know you, the better we can customize our boxes to what you like.

Our mission to bring you the latest and greatest products in beauty, fashion and entertainment–right to your doorsteps–that you will love.

Babe Box.

This season we’re featuring 6 items that’ll fuel your strong! Start your day right with an energizing and good-for-you breakfast, put your best face forward with healthy skin and a long-lasting lip lacquer that can keep up with your busy schedule, smell great and feel great with your new intoxicating hand cream and stay empowered and inspired with cute pin-ful reminders.


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