Our Annual Outdoor Movie Night {Disaster Strikes}

((check out the full vlog at the link below)) Our annual Summer Outdoor Movie Night has come and gone, and of all things that I forget, and am forced on on THE DAY to hunt down... GOODNESS ME! Let's just say I had a lot on my plate, deal?!  The guest count was HIGH and so were the expectations, the ones I had put out for myself of course. I for some ludacrious reason think each year should top the last, because I like to torture myself that's why. I made sure to keep my promise to Sofia and play the Trolls movie, but not to Sammy (don't let the guest list get 'outta hand, m-kay?). The night went off with only a few hitches, but I would say 2017's Summer Outdoor Movie Night … read more...

Loving yourself; why is it so hard?

Things for me, that are difficult (borderline impossible); keeping the car clean with 2 kids freshly painted nails chip-free after 48 hours not worrying about what others think of me, in every aspect of life losing at board games stopping myself from eating all-the-sour-keys loving myself  Pretty sure 1 through 5 are explainable, but why is it SO DAMN HARD to love yourself? Please someone tell, it's a legitimate question I'm asking here! Why do people (myself included) struggle so much with something that should be the easiest, something that should come naturally, I mean we've gotten ourselves through many years of life, why doesn't this … read more...

Kids Summer Bucket List {VLOG}

HAVE YOU DONE IT? Have you sat down with your littles and created a Summer Bucket List? Not only was it fun and gave me an excuse to print out these adorable FREE Printables, but it narrowed down the crazy amount of things Sofia said she wanted to do over her Summer Break. The first 10 things she belted out I knew were MOST IMPORTANT to her, like her first sleepover and a visit to the Seattle Zoo. The rest were just filler and if we got to them great, if not, no little people would lose sleep over it.    We tackled one of her requests last week which was HIGH TEA FOR DINNER (clearly, the apple doesn't fall far), and naturally I recorded the entire day, … read more...

Car Shopping; can something be hated that much?

I would rather eat sushi than go through the process of buying a new car! (for anyone that knows me, knows that right there, that's a pretty bold statement) I DETEST CAR SHOPPING The whole process plays with me; my stress levels, my emotions, my decision making skills, they all get tested to the utmost and I can't stand it. Not sure if you heard, but we're looking to buy a new vehicle. Oh! but not just any old vehicle, OH NO! a planning on keeping it for 10+ years so it better be amazing family vehicle. You know the type right? YOU GUYS! The pressure is killing me, making the right decision seems so much like a corn maze; is their only one right path? With so … read more...

3 steps for an Ant-less BBQ Season

  HEY YOU GUYS! How hot is it where you are? I cannot believe it's only the first few days of Summer and here in Vancouver we've hit 34 °C, that's 93 °F, isn't that NUTS?! Steaks marinating, veggies skewered, watermelon cut, sun shining, music blaring... BBQ season is now in full swing and although I'd like to say we cook on the grill just for fun, sometimes it's a survival skill (hashtag turn on the oven and get a punch in the throat). I am by no means complaining... BUT with this warm weather comes cooking outside, and with cooking outside brings uninvited guests! Yes some ants do bite (ouch!), and yes some ants do cause structural damage … read more...

SLEEPOVER AT NANA’S {Wordless Wednesday}

{WORDLESS WEDNESDAY} almost; my dad and brother joined aboard a fishing trip in Tofino planned by my cousins 2 weekends ago... and this is when our GRAND plans started to form. Plans for an EPIC sleepover at Nana's house while the men were out of town. PLAY was the name of the game, and upon arrival that was clear as day. The jeep was charged and ready for a joyride, pools were filled waiting to be splashed in, water guns anticipating owners, the living room riddled with baby toys and mini cribs setup ready for nap time. The day was as fun as it was delicious, fully loaded nachos for lunch and a build your own burgers station for dinner... BUT it was how the day … read more...

Shopping with a baby {vlog}

I DOUBT anyone here thinks it's a grand idea to shop with a baby in tow, but sometimes it's not an option. Sometimes this is what needs to be done so you don't have a baby in her BIRTHDAY SUIT at all times.  Being between sizes is ROUGH, when 3 to 6 months is too small and 6 to 9 months is just too big, the struggle is real! Check it out here>> https://youtu.be/Ye4Jp4ybirw *** Are you following us on social media? You should be, come find us on: Facebook  //  Twitter  //  Instagram  //  YouTube  //  Pinterest … read more...

We Went Camping, And Survived {vlog}

YOU GUYS! We did it, we wen't camping, sorta'.... kinda'.... you be the judge of that!  Check it out here >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhmiXWakSdE   *** Are you following us on social media? You should be, come find us on: Facebook  //  Twitter  //  Instagram  //  YouTube  //  Pinterest   … read more...