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The local Boutique every Mom to be NEEDS to know about.

Would you believe me if I told you this oufit was maternity? Shocked? Me too! (totally obsessed with this black ribbed skirt!)  I vividly recall thinking “what the heck am I going to wear and still look decent” about 1000x during my first pregnancy, over 7 years ago. At that time, there weren’t a lot of bloggers that, while excited to be a mom, still wanted to stay fashionable! Thankfully, times have changed! Even though…

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Five Simple Ways to Feel Zen Right Now

At this point, we are almost 15 months into the Covid-19 pandemic, and most of us are straight up burnt out! Working from home, educating our kids from home, trying to maintain some sense of work- life balance with seemingly no escape… it’s been a struggle to say the least. On the bright side, there are many things we can do to find our zen RIGHT NOW! Over the course of the past year, I…

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MARBLED Easter Eggs

These marbled Easter Eggs have been a long time favorite for our kids. We first made our Easter eggs this way in our initial year of blogging and we come back and re- share this DIY every year because its just that dang GOOD! And, you know, if it aint broke, don’t fix it! Here’s what you need: White mens Shaving Cream (any kind, original is fine) Paints ( we used Crafsmart satin acrylic paint…

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Creating in the Kitchen!

The kitchen has long been my happy place! The silver lining of spending more time at home this past year has been having more time to experiment and create in the kitchen. For me, eating well is such an important part of overall health. Cooking at home has many benefits – it’s relaxing, it’s a creative outlet and you can control exactly what goes into your meals. Often, when we eat out, we are unaware…

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Carbon Monoxide Safety

While most of us have heard of carbon monoxide (CO) and know it’s dangerous, that’s pretty much as far as it goes. CO is an invisible, silent and odourless toxic gas, often referred to as the “silent killer”. This week, November 1–7 is CO Awareness Week in Alberta. With winter closing in and heating season in full swing now’s the time to make sure your home is protected against CO.We are thrilled to have partnered…

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Kids Footwear + Fashion- Fall Edition!

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to pop in to Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, a local Kids boutique. HSKT (for short!) has been around in Edmonton for 11 years! It started with 3 sisters who had a passion for moms and kids. They began with only one bay and expanded to the current 3 bays (3,000sqft) about 4 years ago. When the previous owners decided to move into retirement, local mama Lindsay…

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(Extra) Spooky Halloween

When I think back to April and how sad I was that we wouldn’t be spending Easter together as a family (for the first time ever!), but at the same time thinking “thank goodness it’s not Thanksgiving/Christmas”…. I kind of have to laugh (and maybe shed a tear). At the time, none of us had any idea how the COVID-19 pandemic would effect us. We had NO idea how far reaching it would be or…

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Family Mountain Adventure- #LiveYourBestABCLife

A few weeks ago, my family and I escaped the city and headed out of town for a little road trip to Jasper. While the dark cloud of the pandemic hanging over us the past several months has certainly impacted our ability to travel like we usually do, we didn’t want it to stop us entirely! Exploring destinations in our own province, like Jasper (where, we haven’t been in YEARS) is certainly a silver lining!…

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Back to School : Pandemic Edition.

I’m pretty sure the number one spoken word in 2020 is “unprecedented”. And it’s true, aside from eating dinner with my immediate family…. none of my daily activities are “normal”. Trips to the grocery store, work, book club (what’s up Zoom!) even off leash dog park walks were weird for a while. Its hard to wrap your head around just how much has changed in the last 6 months. YES, we’ve been in this for…

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Hope for Mental Health

To say that the past few weeks have been a challenge for Albertans, and people worldwide would be a massive understatement. I’ve personally struggled with my mental health for several years now (I shared my story here if you missed it!) and amongst the MANY stresses and emotions I’ve currently been experiencing, my own mental health has been top of mind. You see, being sequestered at home is a huge trigger for me. It takes…

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