Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Life Updates

Hello friends!  Happy APRIL!  Good gravy, were did the time GO?  Although, I do feel like it's been the never-ending winter.  We are just now seeing some of the signs of spring - bits of green daffodil shoots making their way through the wet ground, as well as the beautiful array of purple crocuses I love so dearly.  I'm so behind on blogging right now, as I've been super busy with work.  But you can always catch up with me on Instagram @girl_with_a_latte!  

Despite the frigid weather that is still lingering in these parts, we have managed to find the flowers that are slowly being put out for planting this spring.  Aren't these beauties just stunning?!  If I could live in the middle of a garden of flowers for life, I'm pretty sure I'd be perfectly content.  Thank goodness for heaven to look forward to, as I'm sure it'll be that much better!

I've been doodling and drawing, simplifying and enjoying life at home, adding the finishing touches and pictures to my lovely house, and making it my own.  The last few months have made me very introspective for some reason, and I've had it on my heart to focus my energies on the good, the simple, and the lasting things of life.  I've been working on appreciating the little things of life, and enjoying it all thoroughly.  I've been listening to so many old classics on podcast as I drive to work and back everyday.  I can't tell you how many books I've "read" already this year via podcast!  I'm currently listening to Anne's House of Dreams, and have listened to A Girl of the Limberlost, Laddie, A Room With A View, just to name a few.

History has always had me completely fascinated and enthralled, but particularly the WWII era, and have recently been watching and reading everything I can get my hands on regarding this era.  I watched Band of Brothers twice through back-to-back, and was so incredibly inspired and humbled.  Any recommendations related to WWII literature/movies appreciated!

I finally hosted my first Chloe & Isabel pop-up party at my house and it was a hit!  I made all of my goals for the month and was able to snag some free jewels myself due to those goals.  I am so excited about my little side business.  C & I just launched a birthstone collection which is so dainty and gorgeous!  Check it out at the Boutique link at the top of my blog!

I purchased this GORGEOUS hydrangea dress from my favorite French Canadian online shop, Boutique 1861.  It fits perfectly and is drop dead gorgeous.  I can't wait to wear it on an upcoming vacation/CME trip!

Well friends, sorry for being so MIA.  Thanks for following along!  More to come soon!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ellie February Review


Outfit c/o Ellie Activewear

You guys... I can't say enough about the February box from Ellie Activewear!  SO stinkin' cute!  I love February because of Valentine's Day and my birthday, and all the pink and floral inspired things that seem to make their debut.  This outfit is perfection.  The top is so incredibly soft, and offsets the floral print pants nicely.  The leggings are probably the best-fitting I have, and I love the material.  It's shiny and comfortable, but also doesn't attract every single piece of lint and cat hair in my house either. Eeeeeek.  

So, lately, I've been on a health kick.  I've dealt with some digestive issues for a really long time, after some surgeries many years ago, and I've been taking these probiotics (I love Olly vitamins!  No artificial dyes or flavors!) and vitamin D as well as drinking Kefir daily (probiotic drink- I professionally recommend this to my patients too!)

I've also been doing this super easy strength training 15 minute daily workout and I love it!  I can't wait for it to warm up a bit so I can run on a regular basis, but this is really making me excited about working out all muscle groups!

Anyway, you should really check out the February box from Ellie Activewear while you can, and use the code LATTE15 at checkout for 15% your subscription!  You won't regret this one!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Dreams of Provence

Hello friends!

Just popping in because I had to share the new Chloe & Isabel Collection for Spring!  It's called Dreams of Provence and is the perfect collection of swoon-worthy pieces for any vintage-loving, romantic-minded girl!  Check out the collection at the link at the top of my blog or link HERE!  I purchased the Femme De Fleurs bracelet, collar necklace, and ring, and I simply cannot wait for them to arrive!  Will share them when I receive them!  

Monday, February 5, 2018

Maevn Pure Soft Scrub Review

Happy Monday, friends!  

This weekend was absolutely wonderful.  On Friday, I went to an awesome contemporary Christian concert at a local church, and Saturday and Sunday were spent relaxing and enjoying the wintery weather.  The snow was magical on Sunday, with heavy, soft flakes.  Perfect for making a snowman!  

Speaking of SOFT, let me introduce you to these amazingly scrubs from the Pure Soft Collection at Maevn Uniforms!  You might remember some of my other collaborations with Maevn in the past including their EON scrubs and their Red Panda scrubs.  One of the reasons I love Maevn is that they carry tall scrubs, and if there's one thing that I need, it's tall scrubs.  There's nothing worse than walking around with high-water scrubs.  So. Not. Cute.

These scrubs are like wearing a cloud.  They're so light, and so soft, and so comfortable.  And the pants are SO long!  I love them!  I don't think I've ever seen scrubs of this kind of material, and I'm so glad to have finally found some, because I had no idea what I was missing.  

For my medical friends, go check out Maevn Uniforms and do yourself a favor and order the best-fitting, softest scrubs ever.  You can thank me later. :)

Well, I'm off on an adventure this week after two days at the hospital.  More on that later!