She’s pregnant!

My neighbour is no longer my neighbour anymore since her family grew out of the apartment they were living in. Luckily for us, they still live within a ten minute drive of us. So I get to see them quite often regardless of her not being ten feet away anymore.

baby showerShe’s pregnant with her second child, and I ended up missing her baby shower last month, so I put together a similar gift to the New Mom Basket I did for her first born. It’s no surprise I enjoy spoiling my friends!

Although not sponsored, most of everything from the basket was from one of my favourite stores down here in California (for home-decor stuff), World Market! They even have baskets for purchase where it includes a wicker basket, cellophane, ribbon, and fluff to put inside the basket. So you don’t have to make all those hard decisions yourself. Ha!

I have to admit, I looked back at my other basket I put together for her so I could see what I added, and do something similar (like including a Diet Coke for instance). Here’s what I added to the basket, and finally brought it over to her house yesterday when we went on our walk.

baby shower gift3 AHAVA lotions (these smell amazing, and I used it on an every day basis for YEARS when I lived in Canada). So glad it’s easily accessible here in the USA (you can buy it at Ulta). The hand cream is to die for, and it sinks into your skin like butter. Amazing. Try it, please! Lol. The bar soap, Rose lemonade, mints, bubble bath, chocolate bar are all from World Market. The other goodies I picked up from Target: Honest wipes, cotton rounds, gum, onesie, pom-pom decorations for wrapping the basket. You’ll also spot a new MAKE UP FOR EVER excessive lash in there too, it’s a new mascara and it’s awesome.

baby clothesI picked up this adorable onesie at Target, and the Bioderma is straight from Canada! It’s one of my favourite gentle makeup removers, and it feels literally like water on your skin.

gift baby showerHere’s the basket all in its glory! So many gifts to spoil Nicole with! She was so happy!  :)

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She’s pregnant!

My friends from Newfoundland, Allyson and her husband Robb moved to South Korea over ten years ago. We’ve stayed in touch throughout the years and have been talking to each other on Facebook, sending Christmas cards in the mail and never losing track. I honestly thought I wouldn’t see them for a few more years. Well, ten years is a tremendous amount of time without seeing a good friend. I never thought they’d move back to Canada.

One of the primary reasons they’re moving home? My friend is expecting a baby girl!

On their excursion back to The Rock they had plans of stopping in Ontario. I knew I had to meet up with them, regardless of their location. Thankfully, they are staying at a friends house not too far from me. I didn’t have my car this weekend so I took public transit into Toronto and hung out with them all day Saturday!

The first thing I did when I knew I’d be seeing them before I was home in Newfoundland, was do a baby shop for the expecting parents. If any Mommy-To-Be’s love a good bargain, head over to Bonnie Tog’s. Nothing was over $12. I kind of got out of control shopping for a little girl. All I’ve ever shopped for were nephews or little boys! Girl clothes were so fun, check out the goodies!

How cute are those Oshkosh overalls?! Those plus the little leggings are my favorite. Oops, got them in the photo twice, that’s’ how much I like them. Ha piled into this cute

This weekend I met up with them both in Toronto, and like a bad rash I stuck with them all day not letting them out of my sight, ha ha.

Pointing at her pregnant 5 month belly!omg-shes-pregnantThe parents-to-be!!!allyson-and-robb

We decided we were going to get some grub. We started walking around downtown Toronto and I thought I’d bring them to Hot House Cafe, a restaurant I went to in June (side note, I’m wearing the exact same outfit. Oops!. But unfortunately I walked in the completely wrong direction (for a really long time lol) and by the time we looked at a GPS we were too hungry to back track. We ended up in the gay district and directly across the street we saw a decent looking restaurant called Hair of the Dog and decided to pop in there to sit down and catch up on the last ten years.

Every menu had a different pup. Super them so much!!!lunching-with-Allyson

We sat down and ordered some drinks. Beer and martini’s for Robb & I. Water for the

Allyson started opening her baby gifts. baby-clothes

After Allyson was done opening her gifts, they both had a favor to ask of me. Apparently. Hmm?? Well it was the best news of the year for me. Allyson and Robb asked me to be V’s God Mother! How crazy exciting is that? I gladly accepted the request. SOOO thrilled!!

Our sever asked what was up, and I told him that my friends and I haven’t seen each other in years and he suggested he take a photo of us all at the table. So nice of him.three-of-us-at-hair-of-the-I ended up ordering the chicken club. Pretty tasty.chicken-club

Once we finished our lunch, we chatted for a really long time at Hair of the Dog. We decided to leave and go for a stroll to a cafe for dessert. We popped into a Starbucks and sat outside for another bit, telling stories about their travels literally all across the globe. Their new nick name should be the Globe Trotters. It’s amazing to hear about the places they’ve visited throughout the years.

Two lemonades for the ladies, a coffee for Robb and some dessert. starbucksThis particular Starbucks location closed down at 5pm, so we literally got kicked out. At that point Robb & Allyson had to head back to their relatives place as they were heading out for supper later on in the evening.

So it was time to say my goodbyes. Not for ten more years, just for a few months, as I like to fly back to Newfoundland 3x/year I’m likely to see them in October during Thanksgiving. saying-solong

Until next time, you two!untilnext-timeQuestions for you….

What’s the furthest you’ve ever traveled?
I’ve been to British Columbia, and Ireland but I haven’t been to South Korea, Fiji, France or all these amazing places like my friends!

Are any of your friends pregnant?
Just one of my friends at the moment!

How often do you see your parents?
I see mine 3x a year.

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