FASHION: Crystal Clear

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{Old Navy Jeans // Target Shirt & Shoes // Necklace c/o Alison Storry}

Accessories are what makes me. If I didn’t have accessories I would just be the walking advertisement and serious supporter of jeans and a tee. 93% of the time this is the start to my outfits for the entire week, weekend are a different story, less fancy and more plaid pj pants with the only added accessory being a bra when company arrives.

My eyes are always hunting. Hunting for the perfect everyday necklace or the most adorable earrings or better yet a bracelet I can stack without suffocation. My neck, ears, and wrists can never get enough, much to the dismay of Sammy who probably feels like they are perfectly accessorized as is. Not this girl, MUST. HAVE. MORE.

Alison Storry Jewelry
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I consider myself very lucky to have stumbled across Alison Storry and her amazing talent. Seriously, check this woman out, when it comes to accessories she’s the real deal. Her etsy shop kills me, I dare you to go in with the thought of choosing just one. From these amazing agate slice necklaces, to these gorgeous gold cuff bracelets, to these dainty crystal earrings; I just can’t get enough of her designs. She has something for everyone and if you dare to disagree, then you must’have forgotten she makes custom pieces. The beauty and quality of her pieces just don’t match up to the cost, totally and completely affordable and this may or may not be why I have her etsy shop bookmarked. You need an Alison Storry piece in your collection, if you appreciate accessories even a fraction of how much I do, you just do {sign up to her newsletter and get 10% off your first order}.

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ABOUT ALISON STORRY//
Alison is the most free-spirited chic mom you’ve never heard of. She has traveled the world from South Asia to South America, drawing inspiration from nature and her travels and transferring it to her beautiful bohemian pieces. Each item is breathtakingly unique as she uses natural stones thus making her jewelry exude personality and becoming much more than something shiny for women to wear. She started out as an actress but found her calling, designing jewelry for over 20 years and having her pieces being sold at Saks.

FASHION: Double Duty Dress

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SHOP THE LOOK// Dress  –  Hat  –  Necklace  –  Sandals  –  Glasses   If a dress can be worn in 2 ways, front and back, it's really like 2 dresses right? So at a price of $145 {on sale from $300} it's almost like I'm buying 2 dresses at $73 each, right? I know my logic will make complete sense to you, and so it should, but others *cough Sammy cough* may not see it like we do. This dress is beautiful, and I feel it would be quite happy hanging in my closet, however 2 factors are keeping me from pulling the trigger. One, it's black and well I own about 29 other long black dresses in my current circulation, and two, let's be honest bra-less is just not possible for this … read more...

WORK LIFE BALANCE; how do you manage?

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I've never claimed to know of a special formula, nor would you ever catch me in a super hero cape, I am by no means that woman who seems to always have it together. I forget field trip forms, I run out of milk, I often dry off from a shower with a face cloth, and almost always leave the front door in a frazzled rush; I'm a woman that wears many hats; and I know I am not alone. I wish I could be totally and completely organized to the point where I can bubble bath in peace knowing I did everything I needed in the day. You know the feeling, your "to do" list is longer than your Christmas wish list and literally continues to grow through out the day; as you scratch a task off 2 … read more...

FIVE THINGS: I’m loving right now!

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The five things that I'm loving RIGHT NOW: 1. Silk Vanilla Almond Milk, I swear my tea game has never been so on point {anytime now Lindsay, back me up!}. All you black tea-sippers out there, this will blow your mind, and change your tea world as you know it. Thank you Silk, for being so damn good to me. 2. These little adorable velvet cases that Clarin's make-up comes in. For real, I feel so fancy opening up my make-up bag discovering these babies. Loving Clarins for going the extra mile. 3. Nadia Aboulhosn for boohoo, that is all. Loving boohoo for this PS blogger collaboration. #illtakeoneofeverything 4. This list by VancityBuzz for 50 Things to do in Vancouver this … read more...

DIY: Mason Bee House

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This past Sunday was epic, because I said so! Now with me working Friday and Saturday our Sundays are extra special, it's our time as a family to connect, explore, have fun but most importantly, be together. This last Sunday we hit our local Farmers Market, the Port Moody Winter's Farmers Market, and not only shopped our list of weekly necessities, but also got our craft on. Sammy and Sofia were registered in a Mason Bee Workshop that was put out by the Farmer's Market and hosted by Dr. Veronica Wahl, from the Institute of Urban Ecology at Douglas College, where she taught them all about Mason Bee's, including walking them through making a Mason Bee House. We left the market that … read more...

FIVE THINGS: Unique ways to decorate easter eggs

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The five unique ways you never thought to decorate your Easter eggs: 1. Family Egg Heads; saw these and knew they had to inspire my next post. You can thank the genius lady behind a subtle rivalry for today's post. She took her and her families adorable mugs and put them on an egg, genius right? Check out the tutorial here. 2. Doodle Eggs; some people just rock at doodling, my mama is one of them. While she was on the phone with friends is when she did her best work. Some of you just have it in your veins, so why stop at scrap paper, take your compulsive doodling to the next level, the Easter egg. Found the inspiration here. 3. Glitter Dots; maybe not as unique or … read more...

TRAVEL: Our Disney Trip Update!

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It's been almost a month since we announced our exciting travel plans of visiting Mickey Mouse and his entourage. We are just smitten with the thought that their is less than 50 days before we hop on a plane and make our way to the magical land of Disney. Sammy and I are probably more excited than Sofia, not to downplay her daily askings and excitement levels by any means, I just think because we've both been once before we know what's instore and that just can't be put into words. Even  with the horrible state of our Canadian dollar, we're looking forward to every little bit of this family trip, including the over spending and over indulging. #bringitondisney We've booked our … read more...

FASHION: Bambi Beautiful

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SHOP THE LOOK// Jeans  -  Top  -  Sweater  -  Boots It's no joke I enjoy dressing Sofia as much as I do myself, and some days her more than I. Kids clothing is just so, fun, so carefree, it has absolutely no rules and I love that most about it. Their are many things I hope for, for Sofia, one of them is strength and bravery. I hope that she can walk to the beat of her own drum, be herself, love the skin she is in, and I hope she can inspire others to do the same. Recently I found a new, and by new I mean new to me, children clothing retailer online that has me just smitten. Melijoe, it's like my new hangout, I find myself there, dreaming up new mini ensembles for miss Sofia and … read more...