Our favorite winter activity

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Hello friends, family, neighbors, cousins and co-workers! As you saw last weekend we took little dog snowshoeing with us! Let me back track a little bit for you yes.

It was Christmas time, and as gift whole family got snowshoes, so that we can do group family activities. It was great idea. And, we went once..

Well to be very fair it had been too cold to go outside and do activities. Minus 20 and 30 is not weather to be out for few hours in the snow. So once the weather started to warm up (those 2 Sundays we had that were actually very nice) my husband and I

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Keeping the friendships you make on vacation

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Hello friends! As you know this week I left little dog in snowy Montreal and packed my swim suit for the white sandy beaches. Since I am from Russia you can imagine how the pigment of my white skin look in sunshine. Yep, mostly red. So it is imperative that when I hit the sun I’m in the shade.

One of the first things I look for when I get to the pool or beach is where is my umbrella. Our first day by the pool was covered by the shade of the hotel building and the shade from the umbrella. Impossible for the sunshine to find me. A perfect day by my standards. Day two was not so shady as we got up a little late (too much fun the night before) and missed our opportunity to score a spot in the shade. What’s a girl to do? I was covered head to toe in my beach outfit and towels. Trying my hardest to ensure not a speck of sunlight was to touch my body. It was only after my 3rd daiquiri that the lovely couple beside us felt sorry for me and offered their umbrella. An instant friendship was born. Continue reading

Little Dog gets a mani pedi.

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I (and I’m sure like most of you) used to take Little Dog to the veterinarian to have her nails trimmed every 3 weeks. She had a standing on Saturday mornings. Until one morning Dr. Husband said “its enough I will learn to cut Little dog’s nails”. Mostly it was that he was tired of having his coffee too early in the morning. Also that each appointment cost 25$.

So we went out and bought Little Dog little nail clippers (thanks Little Bear). Got a quick lesson on how to cut Little Dog’s nails and that was the end of her mani pedi standing.

our essentials

our essentials

We were a little sceptical at first yes, and I a little nervous.

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Be your own valentine.

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Ladies (and gentlemen I guess) this is the age being happy for you. You do not need a valentine to feel special or loved on this holiday because you need to love you! Plus you have little dog who loves you.

All kidding put aside, it is not that special someone that you need to have in your life to feel completed or loved. I used to feel lots of pressure on this holiday to find date, Continue reading