Life At A Glance | Valentine’s Day in the City

Life At A Glance | Valentine’s Day in the City

Our weekly family day happened to fall on Valentine’s Day and so we celebrated with doughnuts downtown. West Pender between Seymour and Homer Street is starting to feel a little more lively with places like Cartems Donuterie and cool consignment store Hunter and Hare in the neighbourhood.

Sparkle | An Inspirational Handbook For Young Girls

Sparkle | An Inspirational Handbook For Young Girls

Posted by: on Feb 27, 2015 | No Comments

My adolescence was awkward, ego-centric, and confused. I remember what helped me survive it was my youth group and the young adult leaders who I admired so much. To this day when I run into any of them I feel overwhelmed with gratitude that they were in my life during a crucial time of identity development. Not every young girl has a mentor(s) in her life to walk with her through this tumultuous time. That’s why I love the Sparkle Project BC initiative.

The Sparkle Project BC is a movement that seeks to inspire and equip young girls to lead healthy, self-confident, and successful lives. Born out of the country singer and entrepreneur Kristal Barrett-Stuart’s vision board workshop for girls, Sparkle is now a growing community of British Columbian entrepreneurs, artists, and public figures.

Life At A Glance | Eating Like An Athlete, Wearing Suede

Life At A Glance | Eating Like An Athlete, Wearing Suede

Posted by: on Feb 25, 2015 | 4 Comments

With my first triathlon around the corner I’ve been trying to eat like an athlete. That means different things to different people as I’m well aware that many athletes these days are vegan, Vega lovers. For myself I’m working on portions and mostly concentrating on eating as many greens as possible

New Do, old Calvin’s

New Do, old Calvin’s

Posted by: on Feb 23, 2015 | No Comments

I wanted to post a few more photos featuring my new do because I’m so happy with the job Tanis did. I especially like how she cut it slightly shorter in the back so it doesn’t shlump on my shoulders. I’m also loving these vintage, high waisted Calvin Klein jeans. They’re almost a boyfriend jean and fall just short of being mom jeans. So that makes them, well, perfect.

My Favourite Gowns From the Oscars

My Favourite Gowns From the Oscars

Posted by: on Feb 23, 2015 | No Comments

I missed the Oscars which was breaking with tradition but then Ben and I were in bed by 7:30 after a very long weekend. Sleep when you can; am I right, parents?

Of course the real reason for the Oscars is the gowns so here are a few of my favourites.

Eliminating the Need for Dry-cleaning | LG NFC Tag on Technology

Eliminating the Need for Dry-cleaning | LG NFC Tag on Technology

Posted by: on Feb 21, 2015 | No Comments

Remember I recently called myself a tech geek? While now the way we do laundry is changing. LG NFC Tag on Technology takes your laundry at home to the next level. It eliminates the need for dry-cleaning by providing various and very specific wash and dry cycle settings right from your phone. All you do is download the app, select your new cycle and touch or tag your LG appliance to download your selection.

Mommy Plays Dress Up

Mommy Plays Dress Up

Posted by: on Feb 20, 2015 | No Comments

I’ve been leaning towards classic looks lately: jeans and dress shirts, pencil skirts and other easy ensembles in neutral colours but I can’t resist having a little fun once in a while. This look feels very 60s/70s to me although the only piece of vintage is the coat. The dress underneath is Proenza Schouler and the boots are See by Chloe. The hair cut is new!

Fear Vs. Faith Based Parenting

Fear Vs. Faith Based Parenting

Posted by: on Feb 20, 2015 | 2 Comments

It is my greatest struggle to parent in faith rather than fear. As soon as I had my first son I realized that fear could consume me. I feared he wasn’t gaining enough weight, I feared the nights because of lack of sleep, I feared car rides and non-organic food and plastic soothers and play dates. With each child some fears lessened and others increased.

Life At A Glance | My Everyday Style (sort of)

Life At A Glance | My Everyday Style (sort of)

Posted by: on Feb 17, 2015 | No Comments

Every day with three little boys goes by at a whirlwind pace. I have not been bored in 5 1/2 years. Today I had to dress for work and parenting which always presents a unique challenge.

I wore this outfit to a Rogers Media Event. Rogers was unveiling a new innovative technology they’re bringing to Vancouver families, Smart Home Monitoring (tomorrow!). Rogers has created a fully integrated house system that allows you to do everything on a smart phone app and online portal: locking, unlocking doors, turning lights on and off, setting the thermostat and video monitoring of each part of your home. Of course it includes an alarm system, fire, flood and carbon monoxide detection.

Goodbye Muffin Top

Goodbye Muffin Top

Posted by: on Feb 16, 2015 | 4 Comments

I was reading the March Issue of FLARE magazine and Elaine Lui of Lainey Gossip is a new columnist for the mag. Her first article was a challenge to take a selfie every day for a month with no re-touching or re-taking. For one selfie the caption is, “I have no problem taking a picture of myself in nothing but a bra and pantyhose, with a visible muffin top. Which basically means I’ve given up.”

Elaine, I totally get it. I figured a muffin top was a permanent fixture of my body shape and a nice place to rest my hands. I’ve always worked out and while I’ve lost inches in some areas, the muffin top has been an ever-present frenemy.

Craft Peanut Butter Bites #Sticktogether Campaign

Craft Peanut Butter Bites #Sticktogether Campaign

Posted by: on Feb 16, 2015 | No Comments

One of my most memorable Christmas presents as a child was a customized storybook I received from my Uncle Peter. I was the main character in the Christmas tale. I was in complete awe that my name was in print and the little girl was me. It was also the effort that my uncle put into the gift that made it truly special. In their latest #sticktogether campaign video, Kraft Peanut Butter Bites helped one family plan an unforgettable surprise for a special mom; you guessed it. A story book featuring her.