Library Reads: January 2019

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Library Reads is a monthly wrap-up of what my toddler pulls out of the library shelves to read before bed. Sometimes we get to read them all, sometimes we don’t.

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What we read this month:

  • The Best Thing About A Puppy (Judy Hindley) – A picture book which showcases the highs and lows of having a puppy.
  • Fun Dog, Sun Dog (Deborah Heiligman) – In Fun Dog, Sun Dog, we get to meet Tinka who is a golden retriever, and the boy who loves her. We follow them as they spend the day at the beach and do all kinds of fun things.
  • Pom Pom Panda Gets The Grumps (Sophy Henn) – This is T’s favourite out of the bunch. Pom Pom Panda wakes up on the wrong side of the bed one morning, and the day easily went from bad to worse.
  • A Song For Jamela (Niki Daly) – When Jamela lands a job at her Aunt’s salon for the day, she can’t believe her eyes when Miss Bambi Chaka Chaka walks in to get her hair done. When a fly threatens the job, it’s up to Jamela to save the day.

 

What we didn’t read:

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Library Reads: December 2018

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Library Reads is a monthly wrap-up of what my toddler pulls out of the library shelves to read before bed. Sometimes we get to read them all, sometimes we don’t.

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We only borrowed a few books last December because we want to make to sure we also get to read all of our Christmas books at home.

What we read this month:

  • Toot and Puddle: Puddle’s ABC (Holly Hobbie) – Puddle’s ABC is a picture book geared towards teaching kids their alphabets. Every letter is assigned a phrase, and each phrase begins with a certain letter of the alphabet.
  • Caring For Your Lion (Tammi Sauer; Troy Cummings) – Caring for Your Lion is a fun picture book detailing the steps of how you can effectively take care of your lion. From play time, giving him treats when he’s been good, to bedtime. It even illustrates what you should do in the events you or someone else gets swallowed by your pet lion. T loved this so much we read it almost every night.
  • Rocket Writes A Story (Tad Hills) – Rocket loves words which he collects throughout the day. One day, he decided to write a story for a new friend he found up on a tree. We didn’t know this was a sequel until I had to look up the link on Goodreads. However, the story itself was able to hold itself up so I don’t think we would need to go through the library to find the first book.
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Colourpop Haul

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Oh makeup hauls, how I missed you. I have not been very proactive in documenting my makeup hauls for the past few months because I have not been wearing makeup as much. For a while now, most of my purchases were repurchases of my holy grail products and I have no issues with that. I just wish my job would allow me to wear make up again. If you don’t know already, I work in a restaurant where most of my shifts are kitchen shifts. As much as I can actually wear makeup still, I simply find it useless knowing it will melt off of my face because of 2 things: 1) the oil from my skin; 2) the heat from all of our cooking equipment. Setting sprays can’t even do anything to prevent it. So whenever I get a front counter shift, I put a full face of make up on. You just got to do what you got to do sometimes.

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Sephora VIB Sale Haul

The Sephora VIB sale is the one time in the year where I get to indulge in products more expensive than I would normally spend money on.

For the past weeks my skin has been acting funny. I was not too worried about the products I use to cleanse my face as my skin is not as sensitive. Looking back that might have been a bad idea.

With that, I used this past VIB Sale to try skin care products from Origins which I have heard so many good things about. I have started using some of the products I bought and so far no breakouts yet. 🙂


Products pictured:

  • Urban Decay De-Slick Makeup Setting Spray
  • Origins Prep and Mask Gift Set
  • Lancôme Crème Radiance Cream to Foam Cleanser
  • Cover FX Custom Drops in G40
  • Origins Glow So Nice Gift Set

Samples:

  • Daisy by Marc Jacobs 
  • Black Opium by YSL
  • Benefit’s The PORE Fessional
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