It is December 1st, and Christmas party season is upon us! I have two Christmas parties to go to this week, and they both take place after work. I don’t wear a ton of makeup to work, so if I’m going out after I usually bring makeup along with me if I don’t have time to go home first. It is so easy to transform a day look to a night look with just a few products. Today I am sharing with you four products you can throw in your purse to create a day-to-night office Christmas party makeup look.
Happy first day of advent! I can’t believe Christmas is coming up so quickly! It’s cold out now, but not too cold. No snow yet, but I have been wearing my winter coat, gloves and scarves for quite a while now. In honour of advent, I thought I would share a verse and some thoughts every Advent Sunday leading up to Christmas.
“I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant. whom you desire, will come,” says the Lord Almighty.
The weeks leading up to Christmas are the perfect time to reflect on the coming of Jesus, and the promises that were fulfilled through his life, death and resurrection. The book of Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament, and it was written about 400 years before Jesus’ birth, yet it delivers the hopeful message of the coming King. I love reading all the prophesies in the Old Testament, because it reminds me that God does have a plan, and that I need to trust His timing and His methods.
New Gilmore Girls episodes are coming to Netflix on Friday and I am SO EXCITED! Gilmore Girls is one of my all-time favourite shows. I love how fast-talking, clever and upbeat it is. The characters are so lovable and relatable, and the chemistry between Lorelai and Rory is second to none. I also love gifs, so I thought I would combine the two today and share some Gilmore Girls gifs that portray my excitement for the revival. Enjoy!
Central Park truly is an oasis within New York City. Its popularity is evident with the amount locals and tourists, all enjoying the fresh air, escaping from the busy streets. Certain areas of the park are busier than others, but since it is so huge, it is easy to find peaceful spots, whether you are sitting on a rock watching the turtles swimming in the lake, strolling across one of the many bridges or taking in the view in a gazebo. One of my favourite activities we did on a recent trip to New York City, was row boating in Central Park. There is something so magical about getting in a tiny rowboat and exploring the park from a whole other vantage point.
Girl Online on Tour is the sequel to Girl Online, both written by Zoe Sugg, AKA Zoella. This time around, Penny is still with her boyfriend Noah, the so-called “rock god.” Noah invites Penny to go on his European tour with him so they can spend the summer together. This book is clearly written for teenagers, but since I love Zoe and I enjoyed the first book, I thought I would give it a chance. To read my review on the first Girl Online book, click here.
New York City has so many museums, I’m sure there is something for everyone. Last month, my husband and I went to New York (see previous posts all about free things to do in the city here and here), and we checked out three of the museums: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History and the Neue Galerie. The Met is the biggest art museum in the United States, and it is so overwhelming, especially if you don’t know much about art or what to look for. We are in no way art experts, but we still had a great experience at the Met, and you can too if you follow my top tip on how to make the most of the Met if you’re not an art buff!
Experiencing joy in the happy and exciting moments is undoubtedly easier than being thankful and joyful in the difficult moments. However, God calls us to find joy in ALL things. If we learn to grow from every experience we have and find more joy in the Lord through those times, that is definitely something to be joyful about. The book One Thousand Gifts helped shape and refine my view of what blessings are and how to be grateful for the small things, the big moments and the difficult situations.
New York City is so full of life. There is so much going on everywhere you look and there is an undeniable energy in the city. One thing I was not expecting is how many of activities in New York City are completely FREE! Last week, I wrote a post with 5 free activities in NYC, and today I am back to share 6 more with you.
My husband and I went to New York City for a week in September, and we had the best time! As much research as I did and as prepared as I felt, it was so much more than I ever expected. First of all, there are so many people! Second of all, the crazy taxi stereotypes are true! I have obviously seen taxis before and ridden in taxis in other cities, but I have never heard so much honking in my life. Honk to cross an intersection, honk to turn a corner, honk to start, honk to stop, honk honk honk! One of the first things I noticed after coming home was how quiet it was…
Being a big city and an extremely touristy one at that, I expected NYC to be very expensive. I was pleasantly surprised however, to find how many activities are completely free! My list of things to do for free was so long I had to split it into two posts, so stay tuned for part 2 coming soon!