Back-to-School 2018

 

Baby Girl has been back to school for 2 weeks now. This is the first time in a while where she isn’t the new girl anymore. Although she has never really showed us any signs of stress, I could tell that this year she was a little bit more relieved than in the past. She’s 10 years old and started CM2 (grade 5) this year. This also means this is her last first day in elementary school. Eeekk  – where did time go??? 😱 I guess that’s how it feels like when you become a mom at a young age. I’m 32, so technically not-too-old (don’t you dare say anything about that. yes you!), but when I look at my ten-year old I kinda do feel old. Harhar.

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Jewelry Box: Emma et Chloe – August 2018

I finally did it!! After months and months of talking about this, I finally ordered my Emma & Chloé jewelry box. It’s been more than a year that I’ve subscribed to beauty products and I thought it was the time to try something new. Click here, here, here and here for some of the posts. The concept of the jewelry box, Emma et Chloé, is pretty simple. Each month discover and receive a jewelry designer masterpiece. The month of August featured a bangle – the Jonc Solly.

 

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Beauty Box – July and August 2018

Oh my God! I never thought I’d get it, but I finally received my Birchbox July and August 2018 on the last day of August. In fact, I was thinking of contacting Birchbox when by surprise I found it waiting for me in my mailbox. You see, we moved to a new apartment and I honestly forgot until the last minute about the change of address. I changed it online, but I knew that there was a big chance that they had probably sent it already to my old address. Honestly, I don’t know what happened. I don’t know if Birchbox went out their way for me to get my box or perhaps the new owners of my old apartment did. My bet is on Birchbox though. Anyways, I’m just glad that I finally got my box – plus this one is special, it’s the July and August combined!

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Shopping Cart: Back-to-School 2018 – Fille (Zara, H&M, Mango, and Tape à l’Oeil)

After shopping for myself (click here for the post), it is time to shop for my 10-year school daughter who is going back to school on the 3rd of September. Actually, she’s sorta going back this week, but half-day only. The school calls it « stage de remise à niveau ». When the director asked me if it was something I was interested in for Baby Girl, I instantly agreed. After a 2-month break, I thought it would help her get back to the rhythm of waking up early, working on school stuff, eating at the proper time, and sleeping early. She can also work on the lessons she has difficulties in, particularly French. She’s doing well, but it’s always a bit tough to juggle several languages. We generally speak only English at home, Baby Girl speaks French at school but is also taking English and German classes, and the Husband and I speak in Filipino to each other at home.

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Shopping Cart: Back-to-School 2018 – Curvy Woman (Kiabi, H&M, Asos, and Shein)

photo taken from: http://www.oahudivecenter.com/which-online-store-is-the-best-for-clothes/

I can’t believe the month of August is almost coming to an end! These past 2 months have been great. Baby Girl was off school and stayed at home. I tried to work less to spend as much time as possible with her. The Husband had a week off and we spent that together. Ahhhh … what fun that was! I simply cannot believe this is coming to an end! In a week, Baby Girl will be back to school and I’ll be back to working full-time. For this, we need to prepare ourselves accordingly, starting with new additions to our wardrobe. This post is for me, a selection of plus-size items, and the next post will be for Baby Girl.

 

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Netflix and Chill: May and June 2018

photo taken from: http://www.lalibre.be/economie/digital/decouvrez-ce-que-sait-netflix-de-vous-5af6d398cd70c60ea6f1e0ac

Hello! Here I am again. 😀

May was a month full of public holidays so I had plenty of time to spend on Netflix. Plus, it was raining quite a bit in May and June, so we couldn’t really spend any time outdoors. But anyways, I love Netflix so this was pure pleasure!

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Beauty Box – June 2018

taken from: http://www.picturequotes.com/i-will-admit-to-hoarding-beauty-products-im-a-beauty-lady-quote-201858

Hello!  I hope you are all doing ok. Here it is total panic. We are supposed to move out soon. On July 1 to be exact. Problem is … we did find an apartment, but at the last moment the owner decided to rent the apartment out to friends. And now, we can’t seem to find another apartment! 😨

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Book Review: Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens

Goodreads Summary (click here for the link).

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.

Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes… and none of them will ever be the same.

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