• Pregnancy
  • Gift for cancer survivors that really help

    One of the things that I do most common now is tell people about juju.com, and tell people about the value of healing Stones. I do think that the people that we should be taken care of in the world or the people who are the most sick in the most vulnerable, and the people who are the most vulnerable are the ones who are suffering great atrocities and struggling to recover, the recovery process can take a lifetime, or it can begin to be fixed in the blink of an eye. So, I really do think that Juju Supply Co is the best thing in the world when it comes to giving people meaningful gifts. And I’m not trying to overstate the impact or importance of it, I’m literally being honest when I say that I think that it is the best thing that there is. I think that there is no better website for Cancer survivor gifts, and there’s nothing that you can get for a cancer patient, I mean there’s no better breast cancer gift for cancer survivor gift, because you are literally giving people codified Tranquility, in empathy, compassion, everything like that, and I think it’s really amazing.

  • Pregnancy
  • Amazon Prime Canada for Students

    You don’t have to leave the house to buy computer games. Don’t have to leave the house to buy software video games. And even more than this, which is amazing, you can even buy things like furniture, pet supplies, cookware, and more. Look, I have been a student for a long time now, and I found these same day, or maximum 2 Day, free deliveries for total Lifesaver so much of the time. When you’re like me, you can always afford to run across town, paying for public transit or parking or gasoline, just to buy a couple of items, or even just one item. Now, with Amazon Prime, you can get free delivery, at a maximum of two days, on things even like a vacuum kitchen supplies and utensils, power tools, patio and gardening equipment, Beauty Supplies. Anything that isn’t totally urgent any consumer product, can basically be purchased. If you know that you want to go skating on the weekend, but you don’t have skates that fit, rather than going to a store, you can order a pair of new skates, or golf clubs, or a bicycle. It’s so amazing that this exists right now, and I don’t think very many people are taking advantage of Amazon Prime Canada, especially students, who can get 6 months of this service for free. Six months of free deliveries, you can utilize that while you’re studying at home, which just makes your time so much more efficiently used. This is a company that doesn’t worry as much about making immediate profit, as it worries about being good enough that people become brand loyal, and commit to a future with Amazon. And not even commit on paper, just in principle. Honestly, you can consider me someone who isn’t totally into massive corporate brands.

  • Pregnancy
  • The thing about camera filters

    You know, the thing about Filter apps and things like that, is that they really make it easy to create an interesting image. So, I have to say, there’s nothing worse than an image that has been tastelessly edited. And that doesn’t necessarily mean any specific amount of editing– by tasteless, I’m more referring to a style of editing, or a lack of style with in someone’s editing process. For example, sometimes I see photos and images that have been egregiously other than, completely changed, but they still have something very interesting about them. I think, to understand this perspective, you need to understand that life is different than the photographic representation of life, and sometimes the way that something is actually looking in real life requires a certain amount of editing, whether it’s brightening or levels adjustment, just so the original Spirit of the subject of the photograph can come through, because no camera has been effective enough yet to always capture that essence, or no photographer is as skilled, as far as I know. So, it can be hugely edited, as long as it’s with a purpose. What bothers me, is when somebody uses a filter and it is done in a way that is completely pointless, or even works against the Integrity or quality of an image. Like, when somebody just slaps on a filter, and all you can see is the filter, that is not a very good image. Sometimes, and image requires a lot of editing and filtering, other times it doesn’t. To be honest, with a lot of images, either can probably work, as long as it is done with style, taste, and mind for consequence.

  • Lifestyle
  • They Said What?! – First Trimester

    I know I am not alone when it comes to being asked inappropriate questions regarding my pregnancy. I’ve read many a blog post about the hideous things well-meaning people say without thinking. Today I’ve got a pet peeve of my own to share with you – I’ll try not to poorly rehash old ground.

    Matt and I were savvy enough to figure out pretty quickly that there were bound to be asked ‘Was it planned?’  by at least a handful of totally over-familiar assholes beloved friends and family.

    congratulations-new-intentional-baby-ecard-someecardsWe decided that there was one (and only one) person we’d entertain an actual conversation with on the topic with (the afore-mentioned, much-loved, younger brother of Matt) For dealing with anyone else we came up with the curt yet diplomatic reply ‘We couldn’t be happier.’

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  • Pregnancy
  • Meal Plan Monday

    It’s been quite a while since I’ve done a meal planning post but don’t worry I have been eating! As you’ll know if you’ve read any of the other posts our main goal with our grub is to eat well on a low budget.

    Recently we’ve been trying to avoid meat Monday – Friday in order to be more healthy and to be more mindful when it comes to what we eat. It’s very easy to think ‘whats for dinner?’ ‘oh we have chicken lets have…’ etc We wanted to get away from the idea that meat has to be the main event. It’s actually made us appreciate it a lot more and we’re really enjoying being more imaginative when it come to dinner time.

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  • Pregnancy
  • Meal Plan Monday

    So last weeks meal plan couldn’t have been more of a failure. We had the Mac & Cheese on Monday but Matt got an awful bug which Luisa then caught so I had my hands full (mostly of vomit) The only other meal that went as expected was our Sunday dinner of roast beef. YUM I used a Jamie Oliver recipe, it was great.

    I mostly ate by myself this past week & had to shop in the local co-op as I don’t drive so my meal plan went out the window. Here’s a look at what I had.

    Now that the patients are almost back to normal I’m hoping this week will go a bit smoother. We have Matts parents coming from Belfast on Wednesday so I’m not planning a full weeks meals as I’m not sure when we’ll be in the flat. Also they aren’t too fussed on our semi veggie state so this is how it looks so far…

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