Outdoor Day | Fireworks Painting

Outdoor Day | Fireworks Painting

Today we attempted a fireworks inspired painting where all the supplies we needed were paint canvases, acrylic paint, toilet paper rolls, scissors and tape. The idea came from Parentdish to which I’m a contributor. I loved this messy project and it was perfect for my almost three year old. My five year old was less enthused but it’s because he prefers to come up with his own artistic endeavours.

8 Ways For Moms to Find Time to Exercise

8 Ways For Moms to Find Time to Exercise

Posted by: on Jul 28, 2014 | No Comments

Parenting three boys is a big endeavour (strangers always like to say when they checkout my crew, “well you’re busy.” Yes.) and there’s little time for activities outside of this, but one thing I’ve always managed to do is make time to exercise. I exercise to maintain and improve my health not to lose weight. I am not training for a marathon or to be a muscle model (I know, you’re shocked).  I am a lifelong fitness lover so it is not drudgery for me to work out but I know people who weren’t physically active until adulthood and now can’t imagine a sedentary life.

Life At A Glance | Thick As Thieves

Life At A Glance | Thick As Thieves

Posted by: on Jul 28, 2014 | One Comment

On the weekend we celebrated my niece’s first birthday with a water park party. It was at a little park in Poco (Which is the burbs if you’re not from Vancouver) with a playground and wadding pool. Levi and his cousin Sofia (my other niece) are thick as thieves and I love watching them coming up with waterpark games together. In the photos where they’re sitting side by side, Levi is waiting patiently for her to finish her cupcake so they can go in the water together. That warms my heart.

A Plant That Wont Quit | The Maranta

A Plant That Wont Quit | The Maranta

Posted by: on Jul 24, 2014 | No Comments

I like to test the fortitude of my house plants by seeing how long they can go without water. The air is fresher with greenery in the home but I need low maintenance plants. If it can go for a few days without looking wilted then I know I’ve found a keeper. One of my favourites is our Maranta. It started off as one leaf in bloom with an arm of uncoiled buds which gradually began to unwrap themselves. Instead of growing upwards they crawled over the side of the pot, shooting out like a tree branch.

Indoor Day | Edible Play Dough

Indoor Day | Edible Play Dough

Posted by: on Jul 23, 2014 | One Comment

It’s been a blah week with fevers, sore throats and for some reason, children who will not take naps even when completely knackered. They stay up late, wake up early and then won’t rest. I have to assume this behaviour is the result of a virus running its course or else I’m going to become very peeved about this new ‘schedule.’

Today I decided we needed a quiet morning in. I wanted to be able to assess their health and pull myself together to look after their needs. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what kind of individual attention they need because when I’m tired, they just look like a mass ball of chaos. Rather then turning to cartoons (which is such an easy default) we did some school work and then made edible play dough.

Loving It | Eve Gravel Collection

Loving It | Eve Gravel Collection

Posted by: on Jul 22, 2014 | 2 Comments

This August I was invited to Montreal to cover the Fashion and Design Festival. The FDF is a grand annual celebration of creativity in downtown Montréal. It includes fashion shows, multidisciplinary shows, live art installations, musical performances and real-time design. Over four days and four nights, close to 50 shows will be presented, featuring renowned Canadian designers and leading names in international fashion. Selected designers will present their work free of charge as part of FDF Collections, taking place August 18-19, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

Florals | Now And Then

Florals | Now And Then

Posted by: on Jul 21, 2014 | No Comments

Wearing florals always brings me back to my childhood when every wedding required that I wear a pouffy dress decked out in pink and purple flowers. My sister had a matching dress and while she looked adorable I looked horribly awkward with a bad perm and big glasses. There was also a pair of floral print jeans in grade school and now in adulthood I’ve moved onto jumpers.

Outdoor Day | Fireworks Painting

Outdoor Day | Fireworks Painting

Posted by: on Jul 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

Today we attempted a fireworks inspired painting where all the supplies we needed were paint canvases, acrylic paint, toilet paper rolls, scissors and tape. The idea came from Parentdish to which I’m a contributor. I loved this messy project and it was perfect for my almost three year old. My five year old was less enthused but it’s because he prefers to come up with his own artistic endeavours.

Elasticpantcity Eats | Grilled Caesar Salad With Turkey Patties

Elasticpantcity Eats | Grilled Caesar Salad With Turkey Patties

Posted by: on Jul 16, 2014 | No Comments

A paleo diet requires a lot of vegetables and I occasionally run out of ideas for how to doctor up my greens to make them more interesting. I loved the idea from The Year in Food blog of grilling a romaine head that needs to be used up quickly. The dressing recipe she provides is excellent although I substituted capers for the anchovies to use what I had on hand.

The Multi-Purpose Wrap Dress | From Day to Date Night

The Multi-Purpose Wrap Dress | From Day to Date Night

Posted by: on Jul 14, 2014 | No Comments

It’s not easy dressing for the beach after having three babies and while nursing. The mix of salt, sand and sweat does not make for happy breastfeeding. For a little extra sun protection and to feel less body-con while strolling the beach I’ve discovered a wrap dress is the perfect beach cover up. The one I’m wearing is a Michael By Michael Kors wrap dress that I bought seven years ago for our honeymoon!

Khatsahlano Festival | The Good, The Bad and The Sweaty

Khatsahlano Festival | The Good, The Bad and The Sweaty

Posted by: on Jul 14, 2014 | No Comments

The Khatsahlano Festival on the weekend was not primarily live music, greasy food trucks and sparkling goods but a big, bad swelling mass of sweaty humanity. From the tweets and Instagrams on my feed, young child free children loved the event. It is a huge annual street party on W. 4th that involves live music and beer gardens.