Indoor Day | At the Airport

Indoor Day | At the Airport

Today the boys took me on a sky train adventure to the airport. They’ve done this trip with Ben on several occasions and today I tagged along. It is the perfect budget-friendly way to entertain the kids on a dreary summer day in Vancouver. The only cost is sky train fare and the younger two still ride for free.

Out On A Lash | 4 Reasons to Wear Blue Mascara

Out On A Lash | 4 Reasons to Wear Blue Mascara

Posted by: on Aug 19, 2014 | No Comments

I may be going out on a lash but I think blue mascara is making a come back. Most memorably for Fall 2012 Stella McCartney had her models go down the runway in clean dewy, skin and electric blue mascara. Before I came across these images I had on a whim bought Cobalt Blue mascara from Joe Fresh. It suddenly made sense that blue mascara would make my already blue eyes extra bright. I wore it to an event with a little gloss on my lips and received a strong, positive reaction.

Indoor Day | At the Airport

Indoor Day | At the Airport

Posted by: on Aug 18, 2014 | One Comment

Today the boys took me on a sky train adventure to the airport. They’ve done this trip with Ben on several occasions and today I tagged along. It is the perfect budget-friendly way to entertain the kids on a dreary summer day in Vancouver. The only cost is sky train fare and the younger two still ride for free.

When Boho is a No No

When Boho is a No No

Posted by: on Aug 17, 2014 | 7 Comments

When I first started blogging I had no concept of personal style or what suited me best and I am still on the journey. In the last 5 years my body has gone through remarkable transformations with three pregnancies and periods of not eating very healthy or being intentionally active. I know what I like on other people and for a while I tried to go for that lovely, boho Free People look that involved layers of clothing and accessories. Now I know that boho is a big fashion no no on me. Flowy (how is flowy not a word?) dresses and tops and layers do not suit my body type.

Loving It | Shop Agnes and June

Loving It | Shop Agnes and June

Posted by: on Aug 14, 2014 | No Comments

We’re still savouring the warm days of summer but the reality is fall is on the horizon and I’ve already attended a Christmas holiday preview. It felt timely that this week I also came across gorgeous crochet accessories for kids in the online store, Agnes and June. Made in Vancouver the store is named after the grandmas of the founders Lindsay and Jillian. When the weather cools down, my boys’ cool factor will soar with these colour blocked cowls. I also adore the Royal Collection featuring crocheted crowns and tiaras.

Giveaway | Cloud Vitamin A Cream

Giveaway | Cloud Vitamin A Cream

Posted by: on Aug 13, 2014 | 12 Comments

The Fountain of Youth has not been discovered but it’s possible that the makers of Cloud Vitamin Cream have uncovered the secret to keeping our skin looking vibrant and young as well as protecting from skin cancer. I went to a seminar by award-winning dermatologist Dr. Gordon Telford, the creator of Cloud Vitamin Cream. He was eager to spread his seeds of knowledge to Vancouver’s beauty birds and I pecked it up.

Life At A Glance | Our Last Day of Vacay

Life At A Glance | Our Last Day of Vacay

Posted by: on Aug 12, 2014 | No Comments

On our last day in Maple Ridge we visited Ben’s brother and sister-in-law at Timberline Ranch where they work each summer. I have never been a camper at Timberline but I hope we can send the boys there one day. The camp has every kid-loving activity possible: Horseback riding, swimming, a bike park, archery range, petting zoo, hiking and so much more. We got to see the new colt in the stable, only two weeks old. Apparently the colt was a surprise after it’s mama was purchased pregnant without the camp knowing. They found the horses in the field surrounding the baby one afternoon.

Would You Wear All White?

Would You Wear All White?

Posted by: on Aug 10, 2014 | 4 Comments

PHOTO: Joe Fresh shirt and jeans, Zara heels, grandma’s black purse

I never thought I’d wear all white other than on my wedding day. Yet white has a way of captivating us with it’s purity and cleanliness. White can be dazzling but also daunting to wear. The chance of walking around with a brown patch on your bum is high (higher if you ride public transit). Never mind getting stained before you even walk out the door by a very berry hug from your kiddos or a spill of your morning coffee.

I decided to ignore the odds and try out an all white outfit with several rules surrounding it’s wear.

It Doesn’t Get Old For Me

It Doesn’t Get Old For Me

Posted by: on Aug 7, 2014 | One Comment

On another day of vacation we trekked to Golden Ears Provincial Park and swam in the lake. I never grow tired of the beauty of nature, the vastness of creation next to the minuteness of man. Taken at a glance every photo might look exactly the same but in each I appreciate a different thing, whether it’s the shape of the clouds, the family in the water, the different shades of the mountains or the ripples of the lake.

Me And Him | An Adventure at Widgeon Falls

Me And Him | An Adventure at Widgeon Falls

Posted by: on Aug 6, 2014 | 3 Comments

Come along on a journey with us. I want to show you one of the most beautiful places on earth. Our family is on vacation this week and we came out to stay at Ben’s parent’s house for a few days. They live in Maple Ridge surrounded by farmland which is encased between beautiful lakes, rivers and streams.

Loving It | Designs By Ying Gao

Loving It | Designs By Ying Gao

Posted by: on Aug 6, 2014 | No Comments

Today I wanted to introduce you to another designer that will participate in the Collections segment for the Fashion & Design Festival (FDF) in Montreal. Fashion designer and professor, winner of the Phyllis Lambert Design Montreal, Ying Gao lives and works in Geneva and Montreal. Her designs challenge the notion of clothing as we know it