A Performance by Levi

A Performance by Levi

I always have my camera on hand. Levi was having quiet time while his brothers napped except that his quiet time was spent performing a very dramatic skit for me. He’s always game when I start snapping photos, it becomes a part of the performance.

The Perfect Holiday Dress

The Perfect Holiday Dress

Posted by: on Dec 20, 2014 | No Comments

When I’m dressing up for a Christmas party I want to be seasonally appropriate and unbelievably comfortable. I want to feel cozy as a kitten, effortlessly curled up on a chair, with a glass of mulled wine and a plate of shortbread. I don’t want to be worried about exposed skin and a tight waistband.

Life At A Glance | Holed Up

Life At A Glance | Holed Up

Posted by: on Dec 19, 2014 | No Comments

I’m so in the thick of parenting that I treat this space like a tree branch pulling me out of the mud back to safety (mentally speaking ; ). My children are in bed, my hubby is at work and so without distraction I can look back on the day. I could have ended up in a puddle of tears on the floor but at I wrote in my previous post, I’m looking out and up for help these days.

Mommy Musings | Three Ways To Strengthen My Faith

Mommy Musings | Three Ways To Strengthen My Faith

Posted by: on Dec 14, 2014 | No Comments

I am reading a mother’s devotional book that I have been finding highly convicting (Mom Enough, The Fearless Mother’s Heart and Hope); not in a guilt inducing way but in an empowering, let go of control kind of way. At several points the book addresses how we react to day-to-day circumstances with our kids. For example when they won’t nap when we want them to or are up all night with a cold, do I act like it is the end of the world when things don’t go my way, when I’m exhausted and frustrated?

Christmas Gift No. 6 | Etsy Gift Guide

Christmas Gift No. 6 | Etsy Gift Guide

Posted by: on Dec 13, 2014 | One Comment

Etsy is full of exquisite items but often on this website of infinite beautiful things it’s hard to narrow down your choices. This Christmas, Etsy has helped out customers by creating lookbooks with such titles as The Perfectionist, The Naturalist, The Mixer, The Passenger and The Fashion Icon. All the lookbooks are curated beautifully and make gift shopping on Etsy easy peasy. Below are some of my favourite lookbook finds!

Lululemon Gives Presence

Lululemon Gives Presence

Posted by: on Dec 11, 2014 | No Comments

At this time of year everyone is trying to figure out how to celebrate Christmas. There are no written guidelines, just family traditions and a general cultural push to give and receive in a materialistic frenzy. For many the true meaning of Christmas is lost or disregarded, especially if the true meaning is found in the birth of a Messiah.

Never in the history of Elasticpantcity have I mentioned Lululemon in two posts within a week but hey, this is happening. A new campaign by Lululemon to Give Presence is the perfect example of trying to imbue meaning back into the holidays that have become so centred on commercialism.

Gift No. 5 | Optimera  24-Hour Skincare Gift Set

Gift No. 5 | Optimera 24-Hour Skincare Gift Set

Posted by: on Dec 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

I first reviewed Optimera Day and Night Cream in the summer for Vancouver Mom. I was generally pleased with how the cream reduced the size of my pores and smoothed my skin. Now that we’re in cold weather I’m a full on believer that Optimera revitalizes dry, cracked winter skin and evens out my frost bitten skin tone.

Did The Wilson Family Ace The Perfect T? A Look At Kit And Ace

Did The Wilson Family Ace The Perfect T? A Look At Kit And Ace

Posted by: on Dec 6, 2014 | No Comments

I kept stumbling across Kit and Ace write-ups in local publications and finally checked out the newest design initiative by son and wife of Lululemon co-founder Chip Wilson, Shannon and J.J. My first impression was Kit and Ace created some nice looking t-shirts. When I read the garments were cashmere I was dismayed. If I were to buy one of these nice, but expensive t-shirts they would be ruined in a day. Who can afford to constantly dry-clean basics? Certainly not a mom of three whose clothes serve as a snot-tear wipe.

Christmas Gift No. 3 & 4 Wall Art and Kara Yoo Jewelry

Christmas Gift No. 3 & 4 Wall Art and Kara Yoo Jewelry

Posted by: on Dec 4, 2014 | No Comments

After seven and a half years of marriage and three kids, Ben and I cherish the things in our relationship that extend beyond receiving material gifts from each other. Not to say that we don’t like presents (I mean c’mon) but when it comes to Christmas we reserve one another for a date night out

A Performance by Levi

A Performance by Levi

Posted by: on Dec 2, 2014 | No Comments

I always have my camera on hand. Levi was having quiet time while his brothers napped except that his quiet time was spent performing a very dramatic skit for me. He’s always game when I start snapping photos, it becomes a part of the performance.

Triathlon Training | The Money Obstacle

Triathlon Training | The Money Obstacle

Posted by: on Dec 2, 2014 | No Comments

The moment I think about a new hobby, dollar signs pop out of my ears. For some reason I envisioned that training for a triathlon would be a cheap endeavour but the first punch in the money gut was the registration fee. $95.00 to put my body through physical trial. Also if you ask an avid runner about shoes, they will tell you that a new pair is necessary every six months.