How to Achieve Your New Years Resolutions!

Happy New Year! I can’t believe the holidays have come and gone, and we are at the start of a new year. Crazy how 2018 just flew by so fast!

Are you one to make New Years Resolutions? I know some people find them pointless, and stupid, but I always like to make new goals for myself each year. I choose 2 personal ones, and 2 professional ones that I want to accomplish each year.

If you’re one to make New Years Resolutions, but don’t stick to them throughout the year, here are some tips on how to achieve your goals:

  1. Have only 3-4 Goals. Don’t overwhelm yourself with an excessive amount of goals, because you might not be able to complete them all by the end of the year. Pick 3-4 goals that are really important for you to achieve, and work on them throughout the year.
  2. Be Realistic. You want your goals to be attainable. Don’t write something like you want to travel around the world, because you probably won’t be able to do that. If one of your goals is to Travel more, maybe attempt to travel to at least 2 new places this year. Start off small.
  3. Break down your goals. It’s OK to have big goals, but I find it easier to achieve those goals by breaking them down into smaller weekly or monthly goals. For example: Say you want to loose 25 pounds this year. Break down that goal by saying you want to try and loose 2 pounds each month.
  4. Be Organized. This is key. I can always think clearer, and get more done if I am super organized. So, try and keep your goals organized by maybe writing them down in a book so they are all in one place. This way you can make notes throughout the year. I keep my goals in the same book each year, so I can look back at the resolutions I made from past years as well.

Hope my tips help you achieve your New Years Resolution goals. Cheers to 2019! I have a lot, and exciting things coming to you for 2019 so stay tuned!

A little Sparkle for New Years!

Sequin Pants from Express; New Years Eve Look on Livin Life with Style; Chanel Bag
Sequin Pants from Express; New Years Eve Look on Livin Life with Style
Sequin Pants from Express; New Years Eve Look on Livin Life with Style
Sequin Pants from Express; New Years Eve Look on Livin Life with Style
Sequin Pants from Express; New Years Eve Look on Livin Life with Style
Sequin Pants from Express; New Years Eve Look on Livin Life with Style
Sequin Pants from Express; New Years Eve Look on Livin Life with Style

Pants- Express // Turtleneck- Dynamite (similar) // Bag- Chanel // Shoes- Aldo (similar) // Bracelet- Forever 21 (Similar)

Sorry I lied, my previous post wasn’t my last for 2018. I forgot I still had this look to post for New Years. lol

Hope you had a great Christmas. We are all exhausted over here. We just finished our last Family Christmas dinner yesterday. We had 4 family dinners, in 4 consecutive days. We have hardly been home this past week, and my house looks like a disaster. We also have no food in the fridge. I have a lot to do tomorrow to get the house back in order.

I am obsessed with these sequin pants. I have been eyeing them for a few months now, and I finally grabbed them for New Years Eve. We are just going out for an early dinner with friends that night, but they will be perfect because we are going to a pretty fancy restaurant, and they look really dressy. I paired the pants with a black ribbed turtleneck, and these sexy black pumps that have a gold heel on them. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to have them!

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Holiday Look 2018

Holiday Look on livin life with style; Dynamite Clothing
Holiday Look on livin life with style; Dynamite Clothing
Dynamite Holiday Look on livin life with style; Dynamite Clothing
Dynamite Holiday Look on livin life with style; Dynamite Clothing
Suede Skirt on livin life with style; Dynamite Clothing
Over the knee boots on livin life with style; Dynamite Clothing
Black Turtleneck on livin life with style; Dynamite Clothing
Dynamite Holiday Look on livin life with style
Dynamite Holiday Look on livin life with style; Dynamite Clothing

Skirt: Dynamite (similar)// Top:Dynamite  (Similar)// Over the Knee Boots: Forever 21 (Love these too )// Purse: Burberry(old) Similar // Necklace: Aldo Accessories (similar)

Only 2 days left until Christmas. Hard to believe it’s here already. Time just flew by. Thankfully, I am completely ready. I have finished shopping, and all the gifts are wrapped, and ready to go. Starting tonight, we have 4 days in a row with family dinners, so things are going to get really busy.

I wore this look last night for our annual Christmas dinner with some of my girlfriends. This black turtleneck has an all-over ribbed detailing, and is nice and fitted. My skirt is faux suede in a beautiful caramel colour, and has an elasticated waistband which makes it very comfortable to wear. I tucked my top into the skirt, but a bodysuit would be super cute too! I added over the knee boots with some accessories to complete the look!

This will be my last post for 2018. Thanks so much to all of you for supporting me, and following along. I really appreciate each, and every one of you. I have already started planning my content for 2019, and I have some fun things coming your way next year. Hope you all have a great Holiday, and I’ll see you in the new year!

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Last Minute Gifts for Her

If you’re still on the hunt for some last minute gifts, whether you’re looking for a friend, family member, or just need some ideas to give your husband, check out some of my favourites I put together for you below!

This Fuji Film Instax SQ6 is such a great camera. It has automatic exposure control to make sure your pictures are nice and bright. It even has a selfie mode, and selfie mirror, so you can capture the perfect selfie! This camera comes in 5 colours, is light weight, and a perfect size to take anywhere.

These grey, cable knit over the knee socks are so cute, and cozy! These are the UGG ones I got at Nordstrom, and are under $65! They also come in a light pink as well, and have cute pompom ties at the top of the knee. 

This L’occitane Verbena Hand Wash & Hand Lotion set is amazing. Not only does it cleanse and hydrate your hands, but it leaves them super soft. I also find the scent of verbena so refreshing!

I love Korres products, and this one is one of my favourites. This Wild Rose Brightening Serum makes your skin feel softer, brighter, younger, and healthier. I use it morning, and evening after I cleanse my face, and noticed a big difference after only a couple of months. 

How pretty are these Kate Spade Bow Stud Earrings? They are under $40, and come in White, Yellow, and Rose gold. They are so sparkly, and dainty, and would make the perfect gift for any girly girl. 

I love Stila Glitter shadows, and if you have a makeup lover on your list, this Holiday Set would be perfect! It comes with 2 Glitter & Glow Highlighters, and 4 Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows. My all time favourite that I use when I am going out somewhere special is Kitten Karma, which is included in this kit! It’s so pretty!!

Candles make a great gift. I love lighting candles in the house, especially my Jo Malone ones. There are a bunch of different scents you can buy, and they come in a very pretty gift box as well. My favourites are the Lime Basil & Mandarin, English Pear & Freesia & Peony & Blush Suede.

I hope some of these ideas helped you knock some people off your list. Happy Shopping! 

Disclaimer: Some items in this post were gifted. All thoughts, and opinions are always my own. 

Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For Kids

Have you finished your Holiday shopping? With Christmas just 2 weeks away, I thought I would share my Gift Guide for Kids, if you’re in need for some more ideas .

Here are some of my favourite’s that I think will make excellent gifts for all the little ones on your list. 

If your daughter loves pretend play like mine does, this Playmobil Spirit Riding Free play-set would make a great gift. Lucky’s little country home is super cute, and comes with a complete kitchen and secret hideout, Spirit , and her Aunt.  

 Putting the house together was very easy, and didn’t take me that much time at all. I love the size of the house as well- not too big, and not too small. Perfect to keep in a bedroom, or playroom, and won’t take up a lot of space. 

There are a few add-ons that you can get for this play-set as well. Lucky’s bedroom to add to the upper level in the house & Lucky’s Dad, and wagon are two that I love. These add-ons are perfect for a friend or grandparent to give to help complete the set, or save it for a birthday! *For ages 4+

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style

For any boy 4 and up that loves Dinosaurs, this set is a must! This Playmobil Hidden Temple with T-Rex will have them playing for hours. 

This play-set comes with a UV flash light, that you can shine on some of the accessories like the planet, the crystals, and a picture in the temple which all glow in the dark. There is also a red laser at the top of the temple, and claw gates that can open and close to scare the Dinosaur away, and keep them from getting too close to the tower. There is a ladder to climb up the tower, and a lift to bring things up, and down. The large T-Rex included in the play-set can move his arms, legs, head and mouth. 

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style

We love playing games in our family, and this one my kids have always loved. This game can be played with 2 to 4 players, and the object of the game is to remove the sticks very carefully while dropping the least amount of marbles as possible in your tray, so they don’t go KerPlunk!  

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style

L.O.L Surprise has come out with a “Bling Series” which includes 7 Surprises! A secret message sticker, collectible stickers, water bottle, shoes, outfit, fashion accessory, and a L.O.L Surprise! Bling Series Doll! 12 Characters to collect. Each ball doubles as a character stand to display your doll, and can hang anywhere! Makes a great stocking stuffer gift!

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style

These VEX balancing boxing bots by HEXBUG are probably the coolest toy I have seen all year. This set comes with 2 self-balancing robots that need to be put together using snap-together pieces. Once they are put together, you download the free VEX Pilot App to control the bots to have them fight one another. By adjusting the arms, they both can throw uppercuts and jabs to each other, knock them out, and throw them off balance. The app is super easy to use, and the kids will have fun for hours with this toy!

Each Robot has 4 -9V motors, and has a battery box that takes 6 AA batteries each. This set comes with 2 bots, but you can buy a single one as well.

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style

Barbies are another great gift idea. There are so many different Barbie dolls out, you’ll for sure be able to find one that your little one will love. 

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style

This Crate Creatures Surprise! is such a fun toy! There are 5 crate creatures you can collect in total. Using a crowbar that comes on the side of the box, you need to unlock the lock at the top, and open the crate to release your creature. Whether the creature is in the crate or out, by pulling on his tongue, his eye light up, vibrates, and makes noises. There is also a motion sensor inside the creature, so he knows when he has been knocked over and will make noises. 

Another thing you can do with your creature is record your voice, and the creature will play back your message in a creature voice. Each Creature also comes with 45+ unique sounds!

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style
Christmas Gift Guide for Kids on Livin' Life with Style

I hope this gift guide has helped you with your shopping! Let me know which ones are your favourites! 

Disclaimer: Thanks so much to all these brands for partnering with me to create this gift guide. 

Our 2018 Christmas Cards from Shutterfly

Our Christmas cards from Shutterfly came in last week, and I am so happy with how they turned out. This is our third year ordering our cards from Shutterfly, and I have to say they haven’t disappointed us yet. Their cards are such great quality, and I have all the designs, and options you can choose from.

This year I chose a Gate Fold Card for our Christmas cards which are 5 x 7 in size. The design of our card is called “Snappy Snowfake Snapshots Holiday Card” It holds 3 photos on the front, 4 on the inside, and 1 on the back.

All of the pictures on the card this year I took myself, instead of hiring a photographer. The kids were very co-operative which was nice, but shocking, lol. I also took the photos at the end of the October, so it was a bit warmer for them to be outside.

Gated Chrsitmas Card from Shutterfly on livin life with style

Christmas Cards from Shutterfly on Livin' Life with Style

Gated Chrsitmas Card from Shutterfly on livin life with style

Ordering our cards through Shutterfly is super easy. Here is a step by step process on how to order your cards, so you can see how easy it really is.

Step 1- Choose the card design, quantity of cards, and type of cardstock you would like ( Signature or Pearl Shimmer). Then click personalize. I chose the Pearl Shimmer Cardstock which is an upgrade, but in my opinion totally worth it. It completely enhances the card.

Step 2- Upload your photos you would like on your Christmas card, and then drag and drop each photo into the grey squares. Add whatever text you would like in the card

Step 3- White envelopes are included with your cards, but you can upgrade them if you like. You can choose a different colour, a design, or even add a liner. With my cards, I upgraded to red envelopes, and I also chose a custom liner as well.

There is also an option to add addresses to your envelope. It would be an extra charge, but you can add a Return address, or even Recipient address to your envelope or both.

Step 4- Preview your order, and add to cart! That’s it! Done!

If you need more time to create your card, there is the option of saving your work, so you can come back to it and work on it at a later time. I had to do that a couple of times, and just named my file “Christmas Cards 2018″ and saved the project under ” My Projects”

Gated Chrsitmas Card from Shutterfly on livin life with style

Gated Chrsitmas Card from Shutterfly on livin life with style

I opted out for the return address on my envelopes, and instead ordered this Custom Self-inking Rubber Stamp. They have so many designs to choose from. I went with the “Embellished Address” design. The included black ink-pad is good for 800-1000 uses.

Shutterfly Stamp

If you’re looking for some unique custom Christmas gift ideas, here are 2 that I absolutely love!

Check out this custom photo puzzle. Not only do they have a bunch of designs to choose from, but they also have 4 different sizes as well. You can choose from a 60, 252, 520 or 1014 piece puzzle. The puzzle pieces are nice, and thick too.

I got the 60 piece puzzle, and had all my favourite pictures of the kids when they were babies added on it. A perfect keepsake for yourself, or to give to a grandparent for Christmas.

Custom Puzzle from Shutterfly

Custom Puzzle from Shutterfly on livin life with style

Custom Puzzle from Shutterfly on livin life with style

Another great gift idea is this Fleece Photo Blanket. You can choose from a bunch of designs, and sizes as well. You can also choose the material. They have 3 options, Fleece, Fleece Plus, or Sherpa. I got the “Lovely Craft Design” in the 60 x 80 size in the Sherpa material. It’s so soft. This blanket is amazing quality, and such a great price!

Custom Blanket from Shutterfly on livin life with style

Custom Blanket from Shutterfly on livin life with style

For more information on Shutterfly, or to order your Christmas Cards and gifts, visit their website, here

Disclaimer: Thanks so much to Shutterfly for partnering with me on this post. 

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