Things I’m Loving Friday {14}

Cute Valentines Cards & Crafts!


Working in elementary schools all day has called for many Valentines and cheery red and pink coloured outfits! I love working in a school board whenever the holidays come around because the kids are always so delighted and happy. It puts me in the best mood! There were many cards given out and crafts going on and will be continuing until the end of the day! One of my favourite cards today was from a student and it’s a clever one!

Since I love this tea I was beyond excited. It was such a sweet gesture.

The Wire

Random Acts of Kindness events

This week (in Canada at least) has been Random Acts of Kindness week. Although we should be trying to do some nice things here and there for others all the time, this week is a good time to get the ball rolling and to spread some more positive vibes around!

Some cute ideas for RAK –> shovel a neighbours driveway, pay for the next person’s order in the drive thru, offering to baby sit or pet sit, calling or visiting a friend you have lost touch with, donate old clothes or toys, volunteer at a shelter, this list goes on and on! You can also check out some more ideas at randomactsofkindness.org 🙂

One thing that my co-workers and I opted to do in the schools was send out some waterbottles with personalized labels and drink crystals to every school staff member! It was a lot of fun to see their smiling faces.

Helly Hanson boots

I indulged and purchased these babies. I am I N L O V E. They are so comfortable, cute and warm. One purchase that I will never regret. I’ve gotten so many compliments on them already and they are so perfect for these harsh winter days in Alberta!

Puppy rescuing

For continuous readers of my blog, you already know that Colt also works as a bi-law officer and animal control is a major piece of his position. With this, there’s a lot of animal rescuing, and this week he got a call of 2 abandoned puppies on the side of the highway!! I was with him when he got this call and was able to go with him and together took them back to the shelter to feed them and give them some play time. It was sooooo fun and it takes everything in me to not want to bring every single animal back home with me!

Eyeliner

I’ve been receiving monthly Ipsy bags – for those who don’t know what these are, they are beauty bags that come to your mail once a  month with 5 beauty samples based on a beauty quiz and preference survey that you fill out. I highly reccommend it to all thebeauty fanatics out there! It’s only a mere $10 and you will always get at least one full size beauty product!! One item that I really liked was this liquid eyeliner.

It’s staying power is awesome and even when I rub my eyes it stays in place! And it goes on so nicely for those who have some trouble applying liquid eyeliner.

Remember me?

Hello all, remember me?!

Wow, it sure has been a while. Looking at the last posting date – in NOVEMBER! it’s been about 2 months since you have heard from me last. My most sincere apologies. I think we all know how life can catch up to us. Once the time came that my

boyfriend moved in, we also began fostering a new puppy (more on that later) and so priorities slightly shifted and I was full blown career and family time. BUT, now I am back for us all to enjoy each others wonderful company!

pure excitement

The holidays were fun-filled with a ton of fattening food and hilarious times with family! Bouncing back from that, I’m just about starting to feel like my true self again. Although I didn’t actually gain weight according to my scale, I felt sooooo sluggish and like I was having an out of body experience, can anyone else relate to this? But with motivation, I’m back up to my 6 days a week workout, concentrating on cardio with 4-5 days of strength training.

Oh oh oh and in other news, after extensive research and intense comparisons. conversations with professionals and thought, I am officially going to obtain my personal trainer certification through ISSA!!

issa

The reason I chose ISSA is because not only does their program look immaculate – offering all of the important pieces of fitness information that you will need in the real world, such as working with different types of individuals and assessing their needs – but it is also ALL online if need be. This is perfect for me as I’m located in a rather rural area in Alberta, Canada, and working full-time while completing the course.

My decision was because I would love to get a job at a fitness center to be able to train on top of my wellness coach job. I know that it will not overwhelm me because I already spend SO much time at the gym. It will be soo enjoyable being able to help out some awesome people in reaching their fitness goals and expressing my passion this way! That, and the fact that I love interacting with and meeting new people makes it a great choice for me.

I’ll keep ya’ll updated as time goes on with this. I’m booked in to get my updated CPR/AED next week! Thankfully I have the best and most accommodating job ever which allows me to take time off to do this for myself.

There’s something about taking a step closer to the life you want for yourself, it’s put me in the absolute best mood!

Until next time (which won’t be long this time I promise!) PLEASE keep me up-to-date on what you have been up to as well, feel free to comment! It really makes my day. 🙂