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Things I’m Thankful For Today

With life dumping a ton of lemons on me lately, I thought I’d take the time to sit down and give some thanks for all of the great things that I’m really thankful for these days…

Things I'm Thankful For Today


Through thick and thin, my husband/PIC/fellow potato chip lover supports me no matter what. With his endless supply of hugs, different perspective on things (“I like the Prada Cahier bag, Dom, because it’s named after a book”), amazing culinary skills when he puts his mind to it, this guy is awesome. He forces me to be better every single day.  Thanks also for showing me that the iPhone isn’t just a text message machine.


I’ll be frank. Reese can be a shithead sometimes. From eating my Tom Ford lipstick to knocking over a pot of tea on the white carpet, this dog tests my patience. BUT – he’s pretty darn cute, cuddly and intuitive. When a relative I was extremely fond of recently passed away and I was in tears 24/7, my furry best friend sat on my lap and gently licked my hand. He’d see me sitting in a chair, feeling sad and broken, and he would come and nudge my leg too. I’d take that as him saying: “It’s going to be alright, Dom.”

Secret Shortcuts

My neighbourhood is a bit of a traffic nightmare due to a new development being built nearby. I found a shortcut to our little shopping centre that no one seems to know about, cutting my commute time in half. You do not know how much I LOVE this. LOL!

What’s App

This little messaging app has allowed me to keep in close contact with my family living all over the globe. It’s great (and free), and allows me to feel like I’m really connected to my favourite people. It also keeps me in close touch with my girls Tara and Sam who keep me laughing for hours. My “Squad” chat group is like a daily therapy session.

My Boss

My boss James is the kindest, most understanding person. Not only is he funny as hell, his larger-than-life personality puts a smile on everyone’s faces. James – thank you for rescuing me from every bad job I’ve ever had. Most of all, thanks for believing in me.

Caramel Ice Cream

I’ll let you in on a little secret: when I feel shitty, I put one – just one – scoop of Haagen Das Dulce de Leche ice cream into a bowl, sneak away upstairs into our large walk-in closet, and enjoy the ice cream while mindlessly scrolling through my fave Insta accounts (Aimee, Lydia, Patricia) . It’s an escape from life’s trials and tribulations and the small taste of ice cream is SO DAMN GOOD. You don’t know how great it feels to eat something that isn’t kale-based – oh my Holy God, I HATE KALE.

Doing Nothing

I tell ya – there is nothing like plopping down on the couch, with a warm Bernedoodle on your lap, watching mindless tv. Lounging in a hot bath with a good book is pretty damn good too. Oh yeah – let’s not forget lying in bed flat on your back, enveloped in cozy sheets knowing that you don’t have to work out/work/grocery shop/etc.

You Guys

Every morning, I check my phone first thing (bad, I know). Each and every day, I wake up to kind messages from my readers, followers and subscribers and it fills my heart more than I could ever express. I cannot thank you all enough for supporting me during this little blogging journey of mine. It really means a lot!!! *tear*

What are you giving thanks for today?

*Photography courtesy of Worn Leather Media

Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. November 29, 2018 / 1:20 pm

    sending you a virtual hug and praying that you’re new year is full of you!

    • Dominique
      November 29, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      Thank you so much, Sandy! Right back at ya!

  2. Kathy Porche
    November 29, 2018 / 6:22 pm

    Giving thanks for every breath I breathe and living each day to the fullest good or bad we’re here.Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

    • Dominique
      December 7, 2018 / 10:21 am

      Aww Kathy. I hear ya. So am I. Happy Holidays and many happy returns to you and yours! xoxoxoxo

  3. December 3, 2018 / 11:37 am

    I’m also very thankful for caramel flavored ice cream and doing nothing – or more accurately – eating caramel ice cream while doing nothing.

    • Dominique
      December 7, 2018 / 10:12 am

      Pretty much my definition of the perfect day. LOL! xo

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