KiWi’s Christmas Wishlist

Most men¬†are probably already into their Christmas Shopping frenzy, however, for those still¬†stuck on what to get for that special lady¬†in their life, I’ve put together a collection of the most perfect gifts for me… I¬†mean her!

  1. These¬†super stylish headphones handcrafted with genuine leather and rich gold details are perfect for a music lover. Their sound is amazing and¬†the price isn’t bad either.
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  2. Silver utensils are so yesterday… This 24-carat electroplated stainless steel setting is perfect for her holiday dinner but sturdy enough for her to use everyday.giftguide - elm
  3. Subscriptions boxes are great gifts that keep giving and giving and giving all year long. If you’re shopping for the ultimate naturalista, the Curlbox is a must!
  4. A print made by Made By Girl (I promise i didn’t stutter) is the perfect addition to her gallery wall¬†and will definitely make her¬†
  5. Jewellery is always the way to a woman’s¬†heart but these phoenix wing ear cuffs will sweep her off her feet.BaubleBarEarrings¬†
  6. A timeless tweed trench is a classic gift for the classic woman.
  7. And finally, a gift you both can enjoy!

Christmas Carding

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If you’re like me and you get totally excited about giving¬†and receiving¬†a¬†real¬†Christmas card, this is¬†your reminder that it’s a good time to starting sending ¬†them out. And if you’re really like me and you’re a total procrastinator, here’s a list of the final delivery dates as per¬†Canada Post. You’re welcome! ūüôā

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Giving Thanks… Even If It’s Not a Holiday


For years I contemplated keeping a gratitude journal. A gratitude journal is a way to make sure that I take the time to acknowledge and appreciate all of the little glimmers of light that I encounter each and every day.

My¬†girl Oprah was the first to tell me about it‚Ķ Yes I said “my girl” Oprah‚Ķ Doesn’t everyone believe¬†they have a personal relationship with the big O? Anyhow, according to Oprah, if you are:

“… thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”¬†

The older I get, the more I recognize that I¬†have so much to be thankful for; an amazing family, lifelong friends and even when I‚Äôm going through the storm, I¬†can still be thankful for¬†the the smile of a stranger or the smell of the peonies.¬†That’s what I¬†want to concentrate on; however, the key is to be consistent. So after much over-consideration¬†, I decided to finally start my journal. And I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they got an app for that!¬†Because life¬†can get so busy, the Gratitude Journal 365¬†is ideal for me; it’s ¬†really simple and it’s¬†super easy to record¬†and reflect on my¬†day. When you really think about it,¬†should we be¬†¬†waiting around for the next birthday or big holiday to celebrate¬†and to appreciate what we have? Rather, I think¬†we should be¬†thankful and celebrate everyday! So who’s going to¬†join me?