Lifestyle || Just in time for the chilly weather || Fresh Soups with Happy Planet

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With baby number two on the way, I have started thinking about meal prep in a whole new light. When it comes to preparing meals, especially for a family, we tend to want it all; convenience (minimal or no prep), and of course it needs to be healthy & delicious. While many mommy-to-be’s take the route of stock pilling frozen lasagnes, I want to get some healthy variety ready to go for this busy time in my near future.

With the chilly weather and the need for something both healthy and hearty I’m turning to Happy Planet’s delicious fresh soups made with fresh, premium, all-natural organic ingredients.  They contain no preservatives or anything artificial, with that said most that I found in the store keep in your fridge for 1-2 months leaving plenty of time to consume. No need to deep freeze these. They’re convenient fresh meal solutions in both single serve (300mL) and multi-serving (500/650mL) portions that require minimal preparation – all you need to do is heat and serve!  Fine, knowing me I will most likely make some fresh whole wheat croutons to garish but that’s fast in itself, right?

With 13 different flavours inspired by cuisines from around the world – including their latest Korean Hot & Sour (Alastair’s favourite) and Tomato Grilled Cheese Soup (my go-to), there is sure to be several that appeal to each family member.

Plus there are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options available and if some of your family want a larger meal, they can simply add rice, grains, pasta or additional protein to their serving. They are going to save me once baby arrives!

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Lifestyle || My Fall Home Decor Tour || Canadian Blogger Home Tour

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It’s that time of year again, when I join a cross Canada blogger panel to let you have a little peek into our homes for Fall! This week you’ll get to see a few new houses everyday with a unique take on home style and design. From modern, minimalist to contemporary and even country cottage… we’ve got it all!

We all know Autumn is my favourite time of year for more reasons than one: fashion, food and of course the cozy home decor. There is something magically about the season change, so for me I really like to bring nature into the home in subtle modern ways. Home decor doesn’t have to be expensive or elaborate: sometimes it’s the simple changes like adding comfy blankets and pillows to a room. Or bring a pop of colour into your tablescape with free leaves from your yard. And don’t forget scent! Add a few seasonal candles to add more layers to the decor experience. My last little piece of advice, no matter what your style aesthetic, you can’t go wrong with pumpkins big and small.

I hope you enjoy a little look into my home!

Cheers,

Kira

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Table: The Brick c/o || Dining Bench: The Brick c/o

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Vase & Metal Tray: The Brick c/o || Copper Mule Mugs: Homesense || Marble Trays: Anthropologie

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Lantern: The Brick c/o || Chairs: Structube || Server: The Brick c/o

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Travel || Our Luxury Mountain Getaway with the Lincoln MKZ ||Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

If you follow along with me on Instagram or snapchat, you would know the Mister and I had the opportunity to take a little babymoon to the Jasper Park Lodge with Lincoln over the last weekend. Not only was the scenery breath taking with the fall season change, the Lincoln MKZ was an unbelievably comfortable ride to help us get to our luxury mountain vacation.Lincoln MKZ review blogger Jasper park lodge spa Lincoln MKZ review blogger Jasper park lodge spa img_0465 img_0471 Continue reading

Beauty || How to wear dark lipstick in the daytime with FASHION Magazine

The key to a dark lip in the day time is keeping the rest of your face fresh and light. I like to moisturize, prime, use a little concealer under the eyes and a light BB cream. For me contouring and a dark lip for daytime feel far too dramatic, I like keeping it simple. Add a defined brow, mascara and a light brush… you are set! Because the colour of the lip adds so much to look, why not keep it the focal point. I love a dark lipstick in a berry tone, it is so flatter on almost all skin types. I try my best to stay clear of black lipsticks, for me there are too costume like for anytime of day.

See how the rest of the Fashion Magazine’s beauty panel handled the dark lip trend in this week’s beauty challenge.

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