Monday, 19 February 2018

TOP 5 FAVORITE PLACES IN VANCOUVER

I'm so excited to share that Harriet from Vancouver Moms reached out to feature me as a Vancouver Mom to Follow. I'm sharing my 5 favorite local places to visit with my children! (Such a wonderful series, and I was so happy to share!)

Click over HERE to see Harriet's post and to follow along!



Vancouver Performing Stars

My girls love coming here weekly for their dance classes. Not only is the studio brand new and beautiful, but the owner Katy is the sweetest and most dedicated teacher. And with classes like performing Princesses, you can't really go wrong!



Granville Island

We are so lucky to live close by to this Vancouver Gem! We have our usual routine every time we go: Masala Chai tea from the Vancouver Tea Company, Lee's donuts or baked goods from the market and park time outside. The views from outside the market are gorgeous and there's always little books and crannies to explore.



Secret Garden Tea

There's no better local place to get tea then this tea house in the heart of Kerrisdale. Breakfast is my favorite time to go! We recently took my older daughter for the first time and it was so magical! Fancy tea saucers, delicious treats and the most darling little play nook made it a new favorite of ours.



Terra Nova Park

This amazing playground is my children's favorite place to play. Nestled within the trees and across from the beautiful Fraser River, this park is so great. There are amazing climbing structures, a natural wood playground, and so many little trails. We could spend all day here exploring!



Butter Baked Goods

The girls and I absolutely love visiting this floral girls bakery. The decor and delicious baked goods really speak for itself. Its' gorgeous on the inside! They love peeking in on the kitchen when the staff are baking and getting a sweet snack to share is the cherry on top!




Tuesday, 13 February 2018

VALENTINES STYLE: GIVEAWAY WITH JORD WATCHES


It's no secret I love ALL things pinky and red and Valentines Day is no exception. I think its such a fun little way to celebrate all the people we love. Since having the kids, it's been extra fun and I try to do a little something extra those days for them.

I'm so excited to share a giveaway with JORD watches which is perfect for this Valentines Day season. The guys in our life most definitely deserve something special for this little holiday. But I think the amazing ladies in our lives do as well. And wouldn't this be a perfect Galentines gift for a mama, sister, best friend or any other special lady in your life?

One of the most interesting things about JORD watches is that they are hand crafted and the band is made entirely of wood. I had never seen a wood watch before and I was really excited to actually see what it looked like up close. The watch that I have is the Frankie series in Purpleheart - but they have such a great selection of womens watches! The face is the prettiest sapphire crystal glass and the wood is a natural purple toned wood. I love that the wood itself is naturally purple!





The packaging for the watches is so pretty. All the watches come in a wooden box (with a little drawer at the bottom to hold any little items you'd like) to store and protect the watch. When the girls and I first opened up the box, they were so excited. The surprise is the best part of opening happy mail, isn't it? They loved the box it came in and thought the watch was the prettiest colour. The one I chose was this one here, and it it such a lovely shade of purple. I thought it was a perfect fit for Valentines Day. I knew also how excited the girls would be for a watch in such a fun and girly colour.










Probably one of my favorite things about the watch is how light and easy it is to wear. It barely feels like I'm wearing anything at all, which makes it easy to grab in the morning. (And I can layer all sorts of pretty bracelets to dress it up without it feeling too heavy) And because of it's sweet purple-y colour, the girls are asking me to wear it everyday.










My other favorite feature for this watch is that it doesn't run on batteries! It's totally automatic, and it you wear it regularly, there's no need to wind or replace any batteries. I just love that idea.

JORD is generously collaborating with me to give away a $100 credit towards any watch of your choice!

The giveaway will close March 4th at 11:59PM. As a reminder, the winner will receive a $100 E code towards any purchase. And, all other entrants will receive a 10% E code of any purchase. All gift codes will expire December 18th, 2018.

To enter the GIVEAWAY, click HERE!





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Saturday, 10 February 2018

WOODLAND FAIRY TEA PARTY


If you know me, you know I love celebrating birthdays. And this one is especially sweet as it's Maddie's 5th Birthday! Seriously how is she 5 already!

Friday, 9 February 2018

DIY FAIRY 'SPRINKLE' DUST

When Maddie and I decided on the theme for her 5th birthday party, I loved the idea of a Woodland Fairy Tea Party. We took some themes and elements she really truly loves at her age right now and incorporated it into a sweet party theme.







As I got to thinking more about what we were going to do with the kids and how to decorate the party, an idea came to me as we were shopping for the party. I found these adorable mini glass bottles at the dollar store that I was thinking would be perfect to put some glitter in as fairy dust. (So cute, right?) But as I thought about it more, I decided that an even sweeter idea would be to add some sprinkles into the glass bottles as fairy sprinkle dust. And it gives the girls the chance to actually use it in something edible!

MATERIALS

Small Clear bottles (with cork stopper)
Sprinkles



I made my own mix of sprinkles from a bulk store! It included plain pink sprinkles, plain white sprinkles and mini star shaped sprinkles. I mixed them all together and voila!

DIY FAIRY WANDS

Handmade touches to birthday parties always makes me so happy! I love creating little things that I know my kids will enjoy and love. Especially when it's so easy!

I was brainstorming like crazy once we decided on a fairy tea party theme, and I really wanted to make some pretty wands for the girls to play with.

Originally I wanted to find some wooden toppers (like a star wand) but after visiting many many many dollar and craft stores, I wasn't able to find what I was imagining. So I thought some more and decided that some simple wands with ribbons would have to do.

MATERIALS

Long Wood sticks
Glue gun
Ribbon (a variety of colors and widths)
Scissors



Tuesday, 30 January 2018

DIY VALENTINES STRAWS & CUPCAKE TOPPERS

I was so excited for our Valentines Puppy Paw-ty I planned with one of my sweet girlfriend Jessica of This Sweet Happy Life! We both love celebrating with a party and loved working together for a little party for our daughters and a couple other friends.
















I've got a super easy DIY for paper straws and cupcake toppers that will be sure to dress up any party occasion. I love that these are really so super easy and can really add an extra pop to a party or special occasion.


VALENTINES PUPPY PAW-TY!


Valentines Day is one of my favorite little holidays! Pink and red all over couldn't make me any happier. And with little ones, it's been even more fun celebrating this love-filled holiday.

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