Jennifer Pistor

 

With the twins just weeks away from arriving, I am going into hibernation mode.  The beginning of December is going to be for nesting, resting, and snuggles on the couch with my loves.  With all my regular shows having their Fall finales, I’m switching gears to all things Christmas.  I adore holiday films!  (Even the crappy made for tv ones.)  Being cozy under a blanket with a bowl of popcorn and some eggnog feels so holiday to me.  We are hoping to get our tree this weekend, do a bit of decorating, and take Maddie to go see Santa.  A couple of these fave movies of mine are sure to be watched too!

1. Polar Express
2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
3. Home Alone (1 & 2)
4. The Holiday
5. Serendipity (Only part of this movie takes place at Christmas, but I love it!)
6. ELF
7. Christmas Vacation
8.The Muppet Christmas Carol (makes me feel like I’m a kid again all curled up with my sister under a blanket on the couch)
9. A Christmas Carol (The good old black and white one with Alistar Sim.  A Christmas Eve tradish in my family.)
10. The Santa Clause
11. Little Women (Not necessarily a Christmas movie, but my sister and I always love watching it over the holidays.)
12. Love Actually (One of my favourite movies of all time. Just the score from this movie gives me goose bumps.)

What are your favourite holiday movies?  I love suggestions:)

 

 

Chapters Indigo Gift Ideas

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Christmas is just a month away, so I figured what better time to share some cute holiday gift ideas.  A few months ago I had the pleasure of attending the Chapters / Indigo Holiday preview media event.  Even though the weather was still hot, I was transported into a holiday wonderland with gifts galore.  When it comes to gift shopping there is so much more than just the prezzies that get unwrapped on Christmas morning.   There are host and hostess gifts for holiday soirees, gifts for teachers,  and at work secret santa’s.
Hostess Gift Ideas: 
1. These Hatley Dinner plates are so incredibly festive.  They have such a cozy cabin feel to them.  $35 CAD
2.  A classic cheese board always makes a great gift.  Include some yummy cheeses to kick it up a notch! Cheeseboard $49.50 CAD
3.  Going to visit a couple?  Why not some festive his and hers holiday mugs? $35 CAD for set of two
4. Candles are always a lovely gift to receive.  Voluspa Mini $12
Gifts for Teachers: 
1. Some pretty office supplies, like these gorgeous gold Kate Spade ones, would be sure to brighten any teachers work load. $16 CAD
2. Christmas ornaments are a definite go to gift for me.  This little fox is adorable and attached to a little box of chocolates, make a lovely little gift. $6 CAD (now on sale!)
3. Mittens are another fave gift of mine.  I have these adorable XO mitts myself.  What gal wouldn’t love these? $33 CAD
Secret Santa: 
1. A cute holiday inspired toque is fun and practical. $19.50 CAD
2. Books can be a great gift, depending on how well you know your secret santa person. Amy Schumer $21.81 CAD online
3.  This throw pillow would be good for a guy or a gal.   So perfectly West Coast. $23.70 CAD (now on sale!)
4. Swell Bottles are a must for everyone.  I LOVE mine and use it almost everyday.  Share the hydration.  $38-$58 CAD
This is not a sponsored post.  Just sharing some lovely things from a store I love. 

 

Cozy Holiday

Who can believe that we are now more than half way through November?  I don’t know where the time is going.  With the twins due to arrive some time before Christmas, my holiday wardrobe will be a casual and cozy one.  No party dresses and sequins for this gal.  I’m going to be all about loose and comfy items that will help me navigate my way through the newborn phase of things times two.  This soft and pretty colour palate gives me all the holiday feels.  I’m sure I will be wearing loads of black (as I always do) but adding in a few lighter hued pieces might be kind of nice to change things up.    Cozy socks, sweat pants and sweaters are what I have been shopping for.  I feel like I’m preparing for hibernation.

Clearly we will be staying close to home this holiday season.  This inspiration board screams “curled up by the fire”.  I absolutely love this time of year when things are just starting to feel a lot like Christmas.  On that note, I think I’m done all my Christmas shopping.  Admittedly, we don’t go too crazy gift wise. I would alway rather quality time over anything else, but a few little goodies are always fun.  I plan on getting everything wrapped soon too as I will most likely be busy snuggling babies right during the countdown to Christmas.  Anyone else excited for this cozy season that is upon us?

 

Find this watch here

I can’t believe how busy things have been over the last couple of months.  Our home renos are coming to an end and now we just have some finishing details and organization left to do.  The nursery is starting to come together and tiny clothes are being washed and put away.  I had a beautiful baby shower thrown by my fabulous friends.  My girls were spoiled.  Madelyn is turning three years old today.  Yikes!  Three!  How did that happen?  We had her kids birthday party last weekend and tonight we are going to enjoy a casual dinner out with just our little family.

Lately, my days are packed with doctor’s appointments, meetings, and Maddie’s activities.  Two things that have been helping me stay focused,  organized, and on time are my day planner and my watch.  Yes, I have a cell phone but digging it out of my bag constantly is not nearly as simple as looking at my wrist.  This gorgeous, unique watch from Jord has made my life simpler and beautiful.  I love that it is lightweight and has a cool aesthetic being made of wood.  It matches with everything.

Want to do a little watch shopping of your own?  I have teamed up with Jord Wood Watches to offer you a chance to win a $75 e-gift code to the shop.  You will all receive a $20 e-gift code to the shop just for entering.  What a great way to get some Christmas shopping started!  Simply click here to enter to win.  Good luck!

This post was sponsored by Jord Wood Watches. 

This past weekend, we took a day away from house renos and baby prepping to just hang out as a family.  Saturday was our five year wedding anniversary, so it seemed like the perfect day for a family day.   I teamed up with AIR MILES to take advantage of the awesome Perks the AIR MILES Reward Program offers all its Collectors and headed to the Vancouver Aquarium.  It was only Madelyn’s second time to the Aquarium, so it was definitely a magical experience for her.  She of course loved the dolphin show, the penguins, and the sea otters.  Watching her excitement is so infectious.  Being the brave girl she is, she was right in on touching a Stingray or two in the very cool Stingray exhibit.  The Aquarium is such a great place for kids to learn and play and get in touch with the amazing creatures on our beautiful West Coast. The best part was that I received 10% off admission, thanks to AIR MILES Perks!  Plus I didn’t have to use the Miles in my Account for this. The discount is available to you just for having an AIR MILES Card.

Being that I am sooooo pregnant right now with our twins, sitting was a big deal for me.  One of my favourite places to sit is down below watching the Beluga Whales swimming.  It is so peaceful and soothing somehow.  Even our active (almost 3 year old) Maddie loved just sitting and watching them.  They are such magnificent animals to see up close.   I noted that they actually have a cozy little corner set up down there for moms to feed their babies.  I can see me and the twins hanging out down there next year.

Are you an AIRMILES Collector?  Visit airmiles.ca to see what Perks are available to you. Not an AIR MILES Collector? You can join today. AIR MILES is a free loyalty program that allows you to get Miles on your everyday shopping that you can use towards Rewards like flights, merchandise, or tickets to the hottest shows and events, to name a few.

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