Sundays are for Farmer’s Markets

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Walking in the open air, sun shining bright, among locals who are also shopping for the weeks allotment of fruits, vegetables, and baked goods (because we’re all about saving time and we know baking that lemon loaf is going to be tedious, take time and make a whole lotta mess); it’s no surprise I love our local Farmers Market. I along with the many others at the market on Sunday appreciate and never take for granted local farmers and artisans. #supportlocal #shoplocal #buylocal #eatlocal

This Sunday we did exactly that, we stocked up our veggie supply, with bonus additions of lemonade mix via KIC’S Lemonade, a lemon loaf from Mom and Me Pies, pretzel and cookie by Gesundheit Bakery, and all natural body soap and a stain stick (ummm yes people, I promise to report back on this one) via Mountain Naturals. Something I left behind and am still losing sleep over are these adorable little pillow cases dresses from Lochs & Lambs. Such a perfect outfit for the babes with this heat we’ve been having. I love the concept behind the simplicity of their designs that and the fact that they’re up-cycled just has me smitten.

I love farmers market for the simply factor that Sofia thinks we are out and about on an adventure while I get errands marked off the list. Much better than her having to sit in a buggy while I pull from aisles and aisles of boxed goods. A productive yet fun morning had by all, including the fun little additions of my bestie Lindsay and her pup Mr. Nosey.

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IN CASE you’re local and looking for something to do this upcoming Sunday, or any Sunday for that matter until October 25th, check out the Coquitlam Farmers Market, from 9am to 1pm.

{mini} FASHION: Smile Days

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{Joe Fresh Shirt // Joe Fresh Pants // Jacket c/o Memoiyo // Shoes c/o Over the Loom} This smile, it's what I live for. Straight up real-life, honest smiles, there is really nothing better. Sofia is such a silly kid at heart, she loves to laugh and better yet make others laugh, especially when they're showing anything but a smile on their face. I look to this as someone who is extremely loving, caring and of course showing concern of others emotions around her. That to me shows I've done something right. Am I right mamas? You know what I love about this age, real opinions. Before I could just throw anything I wanted on her and rush out the door to whatever event or class we … read more...

LINKS I LOVE

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Links I love this week. Starting your Mondays off right: 1. We tried on Victoria Secret bathing suits and this is what happened (via BuzzFeed) 2. Glue Art on Canvas with Watercolors (via Artful Parent) 3. Chicken Hug (via youtube) 4. When a Preschool is located inside a Nursing Home, magic happens (via Huffington Post) 5. A way to do a Wedding for $1,000 (via Popup Weddings BC) 6. Baby laughs hysterically when told "no" (via youtube) 7. Amy Schumer on the Ellen Show (via Ellen Tube) 8. Couple quits jobs, sell everything to travel the world with their cat (via Bored Panda) 9. 10 life-changing baking hacks (via BuzzFeed) … read more...

{WORDLESS} Wednesday; Father’s Day Edition

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  FATHER'S DAY was all that and more, we woke to showering Sammy with gifts (local honey, his favorite chocolate bars, and a handmade gift from the heart). We then ventured out to the park where my parents had setup shop for the day. Had lunch, played at the park, and headed home for a BBQ dinner. What did you do this past Sunday? … read more...

{mini} FASHION: DEE-NIM Custom Style

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{Joe Fresh Shirt // Jeans c/o Memoiyo // H&M Cardigan // Joe Fresh Shoes // Baby Alive Doll} I've been hearing things like "I'm just like you now mama!" and "we're twins mama!" but my my ultimate favorite is the "mama, we're pretty much the same human now.". This all coming at me every since she landed her first pair of Jeans from Memoiyo. Custom denim without the custom denim price tag one would think; ummm yes please! We now officially own 2 pairs of jeans and a jean jacket and our obsession has only just begun with Memoiyo. With each and everyone of their pieces being custom our wants and needs list only grows each time their store gets more stock. Probably an obsession I … read more...

LINKS I LOVE (and know you will too)

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Links I love and just HAD to share with you this week. No better way to start your week I'd say: 1. What your daughters morning hairstyle says about you (via nickmom.com) 2. DIY Bra Strap Extension for Backless Tops & Dresses (via Spankie Valentine TV) 3. The Power of Makeup (via Nikki Tutorials) 4. Tag, YOUR IT (via reddit) 5. DIY Tiny Dancers (via Babble Dabble Do) 6. #MirrorChallenge (via Anastasia Amour) 7. Bubble Painting (via Mama. Papa. Bubba.) 8. Flowergirl Photobomb (via Huffington Post) 9. Stain Solutions (via U of I Extension) AWESOME right? I mean what's their not to love about a post that brings your straight goods on a Monday morning. Pretty … read more...

FASHION: Our Top 5 Children Retailers

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We love to shop in this house, I know this will come to no surprise, but what you may not know is we have a core group of our favorite retailers. Some local companies I'm uber proud of (I'm pointing at you Over the Loom and Memoiyo) and other large corporations that always bring adorable style with ridiculous prices. Today we share our top 5 mini retailers; as per both Sofia and I. 1. Old Navy //shoes & shorts 2. Joe Fresh //romper & shoes 3. Memoiyo //vest & shorts 4. Over the Loom //dress & jacket 5. H&M //shoes & hat TELL US some of your favorite mini retailers! Not that we need the extra encouragement to shop more. … read more...

BEAUTY: Derma MD Giveaway

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Beauty is about being comfortable and confident in your own skin. Said by many, I'm sure including your inner voice, and this my friends is why I find a skincare routine so important. And if the importance doesn't quite strike you, I have another tactic you're welcome to try, buy white sheets. I promise it will only take a short while until you wake up to the impression of your face on your crisp white pillow case to change your ways! Guess who tried a new skincare line? >> THIS GIRL! And guess who is loving her skin again? >> THIS GIRL! And guess who's hosting a giveaway to share the Derma MD love? >> THIS GIRL! For the past 3 weeks I've been … read more...