While on our vacation in Mexico recently, I realized how easy it can be to get into my body the necessary fruits and veggies each day. Every morning at the breakfast buffet there was an assortment of fruit and vegetable freshly squeezed juices.

The variety was great, and we could choose from single fruit/veggie juices such as papaya, orange, watermelon, melon, pineapple, beet, and many more; OR we could choose a blend of a few different fruits and veggies. We often opted for the mixed juices and regularly had two glasses of various juices each morning. The blended juices we enjoyed most were the carrot/ orange mix, and the pineapple/cactus/orange mix.

On this trip I realized how easy it can be to have juices like this at home each morning – realistically, all I’d have to do is prep the veggies either ahead of time, or even that morning to ensure they were extremely fresh. Either way, it’s all achievable.

So here’s my motivation to you; if you’re like me, and sometimes find it hard to get your vitamins in, in a natural way, get yourself a juicer and start mixing. See what suits your taste buds best, and go with it.

Personally, I am not a big fan of pineapple,  but I found that with the cactus and orange flavours mixed in, I was able to enjoy it. It’s so important to get these vitamins into our bodies naturally, and this, I think, is one of the easiest ways.

Also, there are plenty of different fresh fruit and vegetable juice ideas online that you can look up if you need some inspiration to get you going. Try searching places such as Pinterest, or simply going right to Google.




Usually when we go on vacation I like to bring a book or two to read during down times. Last month when we went on vacation I decided to only bring one book – I knew I needed more rest than before, and I’d only get through one book.

After a quick browse through my collection I decided on “The Best Kind of People”, which turned out to be a great choice!

Well, I read the book in two days! It was that good! Personally, I though the writing was great and the story itself was intriguing. The characters drew me in, and I felt like I wanted to know more with each page.

So the “Book of the Month” for the Month of May is “The Best Kind of People”. I highly recommend this book!


List of the Week: List the people who make you feel happy.


First, jot down people that come to your mind right away. Then, I suggest you have a look back on your list of what makes you happy; review each of these and decide if any of them are connected to an individual.

Remember, quality not quantity!!

Happy Reflecting!



When I wasn’t living in my bikini, I had some pretty cute outfits – this only happened during breakfast and dinner, because other than that it was bikinis all around!

This was my outfit on the one day we decided to take a trip outside of our Resort, which was only a half day anyways because we didn’t want to be away from our heavenly Valentin Imperial Maya!

My darling husband actually bought this too for me last summer in England – it’s one of my favorites, especially on warm summer days (or hot Mexican afternoons). I decided to wear it with my vintage Levi’s shorts, and Topshop laced flats. The purse pictured, my classic Coach favourite (I have it in pink as well) is actually the only one I took – yes, I know, shocker! But there really was no need for more than one since this one matched every outfit.

Nothing else was needed for this outfit, it was too warm for anything else really, plus I was perfectly comfortable in this and felt like it was appropriate for the days event!


Hubby and I at a Tequila Distillery



My Husbands graduation – 2013

The begining of each month always feels like a new beginning for me; just like a new week, a Monday morning feels like a fresh start. I guess everyone considers a “fresh start” as something different; for me, it’s simply a way of looking forward to a new set of goals or events.

This month, my husband and I have decided to finally take on a project we have been debating on for sometime now – to go back to school and finish our degree. We have been working on classes here and there, but just recently found a specific program we are truly excited about, and that makes sense.

Going back to our college roots is giving me a nice sense of nostalgia – I am enjoying it actually.Not only do I get a student discount again, but the Campus has undergone many updates and renovations since I was last there; which now includes an upgraded wellness and fitness facility.

Maybe I will be able to motivate myself and actually get to the gym now…

Anyways, we are both starting full course loads and the classes will run throughout the entire summer semester – beginning of May to the middle of August.  Yes, we will have extra work on our plates; to add to our already busy schedules, but there is nothing that can, or will, stop us from completing these Degrees.

I love hearing things like “Forever a Student” from adults; education is one of the most important things and it’s so great when we are able to find the time and opportunity to continue our educations!



Springtime Celebration

Spring has sprung and I am absolutely thrilled about it! Spring is my second favourite season; after Autumn.

Springtime always feels so refreshing and allows us to start a truly fresh chapter during the year; as we put away the heavy winter wear and start taking out the lighter items; we clean out our homes and are able to open the windows and let the fresh breeze in; everything just seems lighter.

This year in my area, we are experiencing a nice transition from the winter into Spring – many years the temperatures have jumped drastically and we didn’t really have much time to enjoy true SPRINGTIME. The temperatures are sitting between a comfortable 15-20 degrees celsius, which is perfect as there is still a cool front coming through from the winter months.

I know I have been inactive on the blog for the last few weeks, but I feel like I will be able to come back to my regular schedule soon; as I really miss writing for THE PRETTIER LIFE. I have so many great ideas and information to share on the blog, and I’m looking forward to spending some time to write them all out on here.



Although I did not write a post about the week seven, eight, and nine weekly reflection, it doesn’t mean I didn’t do them – in fact, I managed to reflect on them a lot and was able to really write out my thoughts, which was great.

I’m sorry for not updating you on the three weeks lists earlier, but here they are now, so reflect away!

Week Seven: List the greatest compliments and encouragements you have ever been given.

Week Eight: List the things that you like to do that don’t involve technology.

Week Nine: List all of the little things that happened today that brought you joy.