Mommy Musings | Thanksgiving

Mommy Musings | Thanksgiving

Do you have one kid that seems more prone to catching various illnesses than your other children? Out of my three boys, the middle man always seems to be coming down with bugs. Right now he is dealing with a nasty one. We’re on day number 4 and praying for a turn around soon. This morning he was up at 3:30 AM

Me and Him | Shifting Gears

Me and Him | Shifting Gears

Posted by: on Oct 20, 2014 | No Comments

Ben tenses up as soon as he sees me haul out my sewing machine. I usually have very grandiose ideas but not always the best execution. Fortunately for him I was sewing a simple shift top for this project. I went to the sewing store for the boys’ Halloween costumes and stumbled upon this vertical striped fabric. Fall/Winter in Vancouver finds me in layers and coats and I wanted something that would pop underneath my cold weather wear.

Mommy Musings | Thanksgiving

Mommy Musings | Thanksgiving

Posted by: on Oct 15, 2014 | No Comments

Do you have one kid that seems more prone to catching various illnesses than your other children? Out of my three boys, the middle man always seems to be coming down with bugs. Right now he is dealing with a nasty one. We’re on day number 4 and praying for a turn around soon. This morning he was up at 3:30 AM

Alone Time | A Knit in Nature

Alone Time | A Knit in Nature

Posted by: on Oct 10, 2014 | No Comments

This afternoon I took some time to myself which I have to say, is pretty precious. I am naturally an introvert who needs alone time and at this stage of life, I am never alone. I am so thankful that I get to have a bustling household and I realized often when I go do my own thing I head to a coffee shop or go to an event where I’m once again surrounded by people. Today I craved real solitude and silence.

Life At A Glance | The Ultimate Vancouver Playground

Life At A Glance | The Ultimate Vancouver Playground

Posted by: on Oct 8, 2014 | No Comments

I’m still flabbergasted that I can’t do the monkey bars any more. If I had known this would happen I would have kept on swinging through my 30s. Regardless, I still make attempts at monkeying around; and pay the consequences. When we discovered Nobel Park on the University of British Columbia campus I was rearing to try the ropes course, monkey bar, climbing apparatus of awesomeness.

The Key to Self-Acceptance

The Key to Self-Acceptance

Posted by: on Oct 6, 2014 | No Comments

On Sunday, November 2nd is G Day in Vancouver. G Day is a social movement anchored by day-long events that emphasize self-esteem and leadership for girls aged 10-12. The first G Day was on April 28th and was attended by 250 girls. Leading up to the event I was asked to write a story about my own adolescence for the G Day blog. This time around I thought I’d post my story here for Elasticpantcity readers.

The Debt Slayer

The Debt Slayer

Posted by: on Oct 2, 2014 | No Comments

I genuinely believe there is a newborn vortex that sucks you in as soon as your precious bundle arrives and then spits you out on the other end of the first year. I’m beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel as Ezra, my 10 month old, has started to sleep through the night and the world grows crisp and clear like a sunny Autumn morning.

A Homeschooling House | Early Literacy and Practical Life Skills

A Homeschooling House | Early Literacy and Practical Life Skills

Posted by: on Oct 1, 2014 | No Comments

A lot of people have asked me how homeschooling is going and what we do so I thought I’d give another brief update. Each morning we do a variety of activities usually combining early literacy with Montessori method life skills. We want to teach our boys to be helpful around the home.

The Ultimate Cozy Scarf

The Ultimate Cozy Scarf

Posted by: on Sep 29, 2014 | No Comments

Scarves are like friends, you can never have too many. They also seem to be a gift giving favourite which is fine by me! I don’t remember the last time I had to buy a scarf. During Fall/Winter I’m going to wrap myself up in this cozy knit, faux fur number from of all places, Chapters Indigo.

7 Things You Didn’t Know (About Me)

7 Things You Didn’t Know (About Me)

Posted by: on Sep 28, 2014 | No Comments

Happy Monday! I always like it when bloggers I’ve been reading for a long time do a list of things you didn’t know about me and so I thought I’d kick off the week likewise.

1. I have a reoccurring hamster dream. When I was young I had several hamsters and by junior high I was done with cleaning cages. My last hamster was neglected and I’ve lived with the guilt ever since.

Loving It | Pixie Beauty at Target

Loving It | Pixie Beauty at Target

Posted by: on Sep 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

I’ve always liked the barely there makeup look where the concentration is on smooth skin and subtle colour on the cheek and lips. I have never been one to spend a lot of money on makeup and that’s why I like hitting the make-up aisle at Target for affordable products. I’ve just discovered their Pixie skin care line and the results are flawless.

A makeup artist for over 20 years, Petra Strand, who grew up in Sweden, launched Pixi Beauty in Soho London 15 years ago and has been helping women achieve gorgeous skin ever since. With a goal of creating flaw-fixing cosmetics, the mom-of-four and entrepreneur was set on making a line of makeup that not only enhanced a woman’s natural beauty, but that was also nourishing for her complexion.