TRAVEL: #TheCiullasDoHarrison

A little picture-heavy sneak peek into our family vacation in Harrison Hot Springs. It’s our 2nd annual trip, with our 3rd already securely booked on our way out this past Wednesday. Harrison just feels right for us, and now that we’ve discovered that Harrison Hot Springs Resort also has cottages I think the locals will see us more than just once a year. I’m dying to dip my toes into the springs with nothing but snow around us. HELLO CHRISTMAS MIRACLE! If you missed it, yesterday we posted 6 things you must do in Harrison Hot Springs, make sure you keep this in your back pocket the next […]

{mini} FASHION: Memoiyo’s New Collection

  I’m so excited! And I just can’t hide it! No no no no no! Consider yourselves the luckiest little buggers on the planet right now. I have a persistent cough that makes my singing voice sound like nails on a chalkboard, send all your love and strength to Sammy and Sofia who are heading out on a road trip with me tomorrow. Guess who’s the controller of music on all family road trips? That’s right you’re lookin’ at her! #goodtimesahead Now, onto the news that really matters! Need I remind you who Memoiyo is? I featured them not too long ago on the site, and Sofia […]

FAMILY: Farm Favorites

The city life runs through our blood, and you would probably never catch us living the farm life, however we would never raise our nose to a day spent on the farm. We love our local farms and farmers not just because they give us delicious organic food for our tables, but also great moments to teach and learn about farm animals and just how much work it is to get an egg on the table, or milk in our cups. It’s a great way not only to learn about where food comes from but also to teach respect and appreciation for the food we eat, and the […]

DIY: Mason Bee House

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 […]

FEATURE: Come get MESSY with me!

Hey remember when I booked a private event at 4Cats Art Studio in Port Coquitlam, had all my very favorite things there, tea, sour keys, and my lady friends? Yah that! I’m doing it again, but the only difference this time is if you’re quick you can join me! What you need to know: Who: Hopefully you, me and 10 other people {class size is set to 12, so if you wan’t in, reserve your butt a spot} What: Thanks to Julian & Jinks she has provided us with two gorgeously designed, fun loving quotes. We will be using them in an art project that has us transferring the […]

Farmers Market FUN

#supportlocal; a hashtag that is as popular as it is important. Do you support your local community? If not you may have no idea how much better an apples taste from a local tree freshly picked? Or the taste of an handmade {with love} marshmallow or jeez, even wine made from 100% locally grown grapes. You’re missing out my friends, you need to change that. If you follow us on Instagram you’ll know that we’ve been hitting our local farmers’ market here on Sundays, and were picking up so much more than just fresh fruits and vegetables you guys! Two weeks ago we came home with marshmallows, wine and even infused […]

FAMILY: Making a stance in PINK

This Canada-wide campaign I naturally gravitate to, but even more-so now that I am a mother. Growing up I was never bullied, unless of course I can call myself my own bully {I know I’m not alone in this self-love struggle}, but I did see it go on all around me every single day. I stood up for those I felt I could win in a battle against,  and those that needed an army, I gladly called in troops. Bullying goes on whether we know of it or not, starting from childhood and sadly working the way into our adult lives *face in palm*, pretty stupid actually. Some just […]

TARGET CLOSING; why it’s 50% our fault

THIS. This right here; line-ups reaching the backs of Canadian Target stores on the first day of liquidation. How much do you wanna wager on the fact that I’m sure 95% of these people never shopped Target while it struggled to survive on Canadian soil the entire 2 years it was here. THAT’S what infuriates me, when it needed our support we failed at coming through. I’m not saying it’s all our fault, I’m saying we are part to blame, 50% to blame. Here is my take on why I believe Target Canada failed: 1. THEIR FAULT // they flooded the market at 133 stores across canada; although i […]

Our Second Home; The Vancouver Aquarium

Most locals and travelling visitors call it the Vancouver Aquarium, but us, we call it our second home. It may be Sofia’s second time here in her entire life, but that changes starting NOW; this family is proud new owners of a yearly pass at the Vancouver Aquarium. It just felt right for us, Sofia’s loves animals, and in most cases the animals feel mutual. With plans to visit quite often over the next 365 days, I couldn’t be more excited about all the new and upcoming changes to the facility. From the beautiful renovations already taken places, and to those upcoming, the addition of the adorable […]

FEATURE: Best-Dressed-For-Less {date night edition}

I am not always 100% sure how people will react to my choice of attire {frankly I don’t put too much thought into it}, but I know ones things for sure, they will not be saying “I bet she shopped on a budget”. I was asked to tackle date night looks for both Sammy and I over this past weekend during Coquitlam Centre’s Best-Dressed-For-Less event. As if I would pass up on this opportunity, I mean when do I ever get asked to shop on someone else’s dime, and secondly when do Sammy and I ever get to shop together, for ourselves? We accepted the challenge, and […]