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How to make healthy, homemade juice - easy recipes and instructions!
DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Drinks, Reviews & Giveaways

Make Healthy, Homemade Juice (+ The HomeSense Prive Event)

Have you ever tried making your own juice? I’ve always wanted to give it a shot, and I finally had my opportunity this past week with the help of a Kenwood juicer from HomeSense. Juicing is a fabulous way to get a whole lot of fruit + veggie goodness in your diet, which is just what I need as a busy mama who admittedly eats poorly when life gets wild. Let me share with you how easy it is to make your own healthy juice with a couple of my favourite recipes!Continue reading

LG Double Oven Range from the Brick - Review
DIY Family Food, DIY Home Decor, Reviews & Giveaways

Are Two Ovens Better Than One? (My LG Electric Range with Double Oven Review)

Are two ovens better than one? That’s what I wanted to find out when I had the chance to try out this gorgeous LG electric range with double oven from The Brick. As someone with 3 growing kids that are eating more and more each day plus a very large extended family, I’ve always wanted a stove with double ovens. I thought that it would help when I had to host large meals at our home by making multi-tasking easier. Are double ovens worth it? Let me share with you what I’ve found after almost a month of using my LG range.Continue reading

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DIY Kids Activities, Randoms, Reviews & Giveaways

How to Win at Mornings When You’re Not a Morning Mom

The alarm goes off at 6:45 a.m. I let it ring for a few minutes before I groan and reach my hand out to find its glorious snooze button. I sigh and lay in bed for another five minutes, trying to calculate the latest possible time I can get up before Little C is late for the bus. Without fail, she bounds into our bedroom at 6:55—she’s wide awake and ready for the day to get started. I’m still half asleep. I admit it. I am NOT a morning mom.

With my oldest entering grade two this year, and my middle daughter ready for kindergarten (OH MY WORD!), I know that I have to get my morning act in gear for them. I need to feed them a healthy breakfast, and make sure everyone has a lunch as they head out the door—and try not to grumble and snap as I do it. I need to win at mornings!

Are you chipper and smiley in the morning and ready to take on the day? I salute you. Are you a non-morning mom like me? Let me share with you the tricks I’ve learned over the past couple of school years with my young kids that have helped me win at mornings.

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How to turn an old filing cabinet or an old dresser into a gorgeous campaign dresser inspired piece with Fat Paint chalk style paint (Amanda Forrest Collection Navy State of Mind)
DIY Home Decor, Reviews & Giveaways

A Campaign Dresser Inspired Filing Cabinet Makeover + Win the Entire Amanda Forrest FAT Paint Collection! (Ends 03/07)

Have you ever thought up a DIY project in your head and then after you completed it it turned out just as good if not better than your imagination?! This is how I feel about this campaign dresser inspired makeover I just completed on our icky old filing cabinet. With the help of The FAT Paint Company, I was able to give a piece I was THISCLOSE to throwing out a gorgeous new life. Let me show you how I did it, and make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see a video tutorial and to enter to win the new Amanda Forrest FAT Paint collection for your very own PLUS a room makeover from Amanda herself!Continue reading

Creative ways to wrap Christmas baking - love these fun packaging ideas!
DIY Crafts, DIY Family Food, DIY Parties & Holidays, DIY Recipes, Reviews & Giveaways

How to Wrap Your Christmas Baking (+ Tiny Prints Giveaway – Ends 12/6)

I’m always trying to create interesting ways to wrap edible Christmas gifts. I think homemade cookies and breads are such an easy and heartfelt gift to give to neighbors and friends, don’t you? Today, I want to share with you a few fun ways to package your Christmas baking gifts this year. Then, scroll to the bottom of this post to see more Christmas gift wrapping ideas from my blogging friends & enter to win your own Tiny Prints goodies!
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Silver Icing Midnight Tracks Tunic, Christina Necklace and Bottoms Up Leggings
Life, Reviews & Giveaways

Comfy Wardrobe Basics for Winter + A Silver Icing Giveaway (Ends 12/10)

What’s your favourite “winter uniform”? For me, I love, love, LOVE me a comfy tunic top and warm leggings or skinny jeans that I can layer over or under other pieces. I think this combo is just as comfortable as yoga pants or sweatpants, but it looks so much more put together! Lately, my favourite tunic and legging combo are these pieces I found from Silver Icing:Continue reading

A Fun Kids Christmas Table Setting - there are some great ideas here featuring Stuck on You labels and tags!
DIY Crafts, DIY Family Food, DIY Home Decor, DIY Kids Activities, DIY Parties & Holidays, Reviews & Giveaways

A Fun Kids Christmas Table Setting Idea (+ Win A Holiday Party Pack from Stuck On You!)

Why should the adults have all of the pretty decorations on their table during Christmas dinner?! We often have a “kid table” at our holiday gatherings that’s especially for the little ones. I think it’s a lot of fun to make this little table a special and interesting place to sit, so here are some ideas that will make it just that! (Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter to win an adorable Christmas party pack from Stuck On You!)Continue reading

Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum Review
DIY Family Food, DIY Parties & Holidays, DIY Recipes, Reviews & Giveaways

5 Essential Holiday Party Tips (+ My Thoughts on the Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum)

I had the pleasure of hosting my first Christmas party of the season over the weekend and it was SO much fun! There’s something so wonderful about taking some time to hang out with friends and take a little break from our kidlets. We had some food, had some great conversation, and got to try out the Dyson V6 Absolute vacuum!Continue reading

DIY Home Decor, Reviews & Giveaways

DIY Living Room Styling Tips at The Edmonton Fall Home Show + Win Free Tickets!

Since winning the title of Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist this August, life has been one happy blur! I flew to Vancouver at the end of August for a meeting with Marketplace Events and Urban Barn to determine what my presentation would look like at the Western Canada home shows this Fall, and I presented at my first show last weekend in Calgary. I was SO nervous right before the presentation, but as soon as I connected with some smiling faces when I got on stage, I was OK. It was really exhilarating to speak on the main stage, and I truly loved it. I can’t wait to do it again! Continue reading

How to survive back to school clothes shopping + a cute French inspired kid's wardrobe from Marshalls Canada
DIY Kids Activities, Reviews & Giveaways

Back To School Clothes Shopping Tips + Little C’s French Inspired Wardrobe from Marshalls

It’s hard for me to take in, but my Little C is going to Grade 1 in September. That means she’ll go to school every weekday. Oh, I’m going to miss this girl! She’s so excited – she can’t wait to ride the bus every day and see her friends more. She’s already counting down the days. Recently, we’ve started shopping for her back-to-school wardrobe. The other day I asked Little C what kinds of clothes she wanted to wear to grade one. “Clothes that no one else is wearing!” she said. My breath caught in my throat – this girlie is just like me! I distinctly remember having exactly the same attitude about my wardrobe when I was in school. It made me smile and nod with mama pride!

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