If the shoe fits…

Hi, I’ve been on holidays, but did a little shopping before I left.  This post will be mostly visual.  I’ve been scoping out shoes and thought I’d show you what I had found:

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Coach flip flops at Winner’s
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Snake print slip ons – similar to Vans at Winners
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Glossy Hunter Boots at Winners – less than $90!
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Hunter/Emerald Green Hunter Boots at Winners – less than $90!
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Cute ankle rain boots with camo – on trend and a great price – at Marshall’s
Pink Nike at Marshall's
Pink Nike at Marshall’s – less than $60!

For the kids, I saw these two cute pairs for my daughter:

Tommy Hilfiger plaid runners
Tommy Hilfiger plaid runners – only $20!!
Floral runners - perfect for Spring
Floral Vans – perfect for Spring

and I thought my son would like these:

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Vans with flames at Sport Chek – less than $30

Lastly, my newest purchase for our beach trip (which I will tell you about later):

Grey (yes, I know...) Native shoes.  These are the best and so cute & comfy!
Grey (yes, I know…) Native shoes. These are the best and so cute & comfy!

Hope you have enjoyed this round up of Spring boots and shoes!

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Just do it

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If you thought this post was about Nike or exercising, sorry, but you are wrong!

Yesterday, I had my annual mammogram.

Here in British Columbia, women over 40 are eligible to go every year for this test (for free!).    I am in my mid-forties and have been going every year for the past 5 years.  When I turned 40, I was nursing so had to wait until I was 41 to have my first mammogram.  I was actually looking forward to it.   Why?  For me it was another way to stay healthy and stay ahead of cancer.

Most women want to know 2 questions.  How long does it take ?  Does it hurt?  Well, I waited longer in the waiting room (about 5 minutes) than it took for the test to be completed.   It can be a little uncomfortable, but the discomfort doesn’t last long.  I don’t mind.  For me, it is worth it.

I know it is not a sure thing.  I know there is some controversy about mammograms, frequency of testing, and false positive tests.  But I believe that mammograms save lives.

So, if you are eligible, please go.

For more information, click here: BC Cancer Agency

linking up with The Jenny Evolution Friday Flash Blog

Today’s the day

Today I’m wearing grey capris, a white shirt with grey stripes and pink and grey Nikes. What a coincidence, or is it, that today is day 50 of our 50 Days of No Grey Challenge!

I have to admit that when we started this project back in March, I thought 50 days was a long time. It really wasn’t. Between kids, family, friends, sports, and day to day life, the time just flew by!

I have actually enjoyed the challenge and I think I have made an effort to change how I was dressing, and ultimately how I was feeling. I weeded out my closet, I shopped with a purpose and tried to put outfits together instead of just throwing something on.

The beginning was easy. I was feeling quite confident those first few weeks. But as time went on and the weather improved, I have to admit, it was challenging. I am not a super creative person, so I need time and effort to put it together; whether that be decorating my home, or organizing my clothes.

Overall, I am pretty happy with my results. But I think our project wasn’t just about clothes, it was about changing our attitudes. It was to look at things differently, more creatively and to be a little bit more fun and colourful.

So, going forward, we want to continue our blog. We want to write about experiences, life, family, friends, funny things and hot topics. We want to look at them creatively and with a sense of humour.

I can’t promise that we won’t wear grey, but we will try.

These Shoes Were Made…for me.

If you haven’t gathered from a couple of my earlier posts, I love to wear athletic gear/loungewear/workout clothes whether or not I’m going to exercise. All week, like so many, I get dressed up and go to work. And the first thing I do when I get home is change into something comfortable. The second thing I do is wash off my makeup but that’s a different post.
I also love tennis shoes. I laugh when I write that because in Canada you call them “runners” and I used to as well. Then I moved to the U.S. and received a blank stare when I asked for a recommendation as to where to buy such shoes. The term “tennis shoes” makes me really laugh. Hardly anyone I know plays tennis. My kids call them that, having grown up here and not knowing any different. They also say pah-sta instead of pasta which drives me crazy but that’s another post as well.
Anyways, I find I have three categories of tennis shoes. I wear one brand of tennis shoes for running. I like Asics Gel Kayano for that. I wear another style for wearing with skinny jeans and leggings and I like Converse for that. The in-between shoes are for wearing with my Lulus and boot-cut jeans (which Americans like to do as well and I’m trying to fit in). Asics are too sporty and I feel unfeminine in Converse and wider legged jeans. Don’t ask. It is what it is.
So, I’ve been on a hunt for a tennis shoe to fit this requirement. I also thought it appropriate that it fit the No-Gray requirement. And today I found it! Only I had to go to three stores to find my size but when I did I was so happy I wore them out of the store…with my Lulus…and I did not play tennis.

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Fail…but excusable?

So today is Monday. The weather started out gray and so did my attire. I can’t remember the rules (though my sister will be sure to remind me) but I think workout gear was approved in gray. Also I’m working from home today and no one will see me except me.
The plus side is that I did actually exercise today and the act of putting on workout clothes in any color doesn’t always ensure that!

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