I will saying selling our house has been far more emotional draining on myself, compared to my husband. I just feel so attached to this cute 1940′s home we had our first baby in, got married in, renovated… He feels far more ready to move on, some how I wish I could have that attitude. I know it would make this easier, saying goodbye.
I knew the moment we got pregnant that the house search would be on, it was the family step that would make us officially out grow our current home. I get that it’s “just” a house made of wood and concrete but to me it was a home. A home filled with feelings and memories I wouldn’t be able to get back. And no this isn’t just my pregnancy hormones, I really feel plainly torn about the move. Mind you I have been day dreaming of our next house and all the rooms I want to style and design. That’s the silver-lining, my inner home decor enthusiast can’t wait to get into the bigger house with a blank slate.
So let’s say I’m trying to cherish every moment I can until we move in less then 20 days. I’m sure when we start packing the cherishing feelings part will have to diminish in order to get it done but I’m hanging on by a thread to our first steps in this cute old house. For now, that’s where I’m at…
Have I got some good ones for you this month, it’s that time again… my products picks. These are the products I’ve been using on repeat, have a wow factor or are just plain old beauty game changers that you need to try. My beauty round up this month ranges from skincare, to makeup I hope you see some of your favourites make the cut.
Graydon’s All Over Elixir Oil: I’ve actually spoken to this company last year, they have become one of my organic luxury brands I cannot do without. If you haven’t heard of them and you are on the hunt for some mazing natural options, they are worth checking out. This oil is infused with precious sandalwood, chamomile and soothing lavender. The smell is heavenly. You just need a pump or two to leave your whole body feeling moisturized and rejuvenated. It is very concentrated and nourishing. You can also pick up a monthly assortment of organic products from Nourish Beauty Box, last month included this product!
DARPHIN Paris INTRAL Toner: It’s no secret I battle redness on a daily basis on my face especially, it was a no brainer trying this toner for sensitive skin. This soothing toner with Polysaccharide, Chamomile and Howthorn extracts, will tone and refresh your skin as it completes the cleansing process. This is a staple beauty product everyone needs in their life.
Henne Organics Rose Diamonds Lip Exfoliator: I am in LOVE with this luxurious scrub, it’s become one of my favourite parts of my skincare routine. With sugar, coconut oil and bee’s wax this scrub is sure to leave your lips perfectly prepped for any lipstick.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Foundation: I’ve shared on snap chat my struggle with finding a foundation that both matches my skin tone and doesn’t feel like a mask. Luckily I’ve found this one! This formula helps skin achieve a natural, illuminated and bright finish, such a natural look. Naked Skin is formulated with light-diffusing spheres, transforming you to look professionally retouched. Buildable coverage allows you to customize your look. For me, I use one layer in the daytime and layer 2-3 in the evening.
Essie Nail Polish: Need I say more, these two shades are perfectly paired for the approaching summer. The pink is called “French Affair”, and the white is “Marshmallow.”
Thank you so much for those of you that came out to my Coach Truck Show featuring the new 1941 collection for their 75th Anniversary. If I missed you please feel free to browse the collection on the web, you’ll be sure to find a unique piece you can’t live without.
My mini is head to toe H&M kids for all three looks! It was fun and easy shopping with him, the moment he saw superheros he was sold on the whole collection. I’m impressed with how affordable, durable, and comfortable the clothing is. To make it even more affordable, head over to the H&M website for a 20% off your entire purchase coupon! Offer is valid until April 24th 2016. Happy Shopping!
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Follow me on Instagram, like my H&M Kids Insta photo and upload a photo on your Instagram showcasing what you purchased using the 20% off Kids coupon by tagging #HMKidsLife in the photo.
Contest Ends April 30th, 2016 and Winners will be selected on May 1st, 2016 by H&M.
As some of you may have noticed in the last few months, McDonald’s just got a whole lot classier. Create Your Taste has been introduced to restaurants across Edmonton. The concept is simple build your own custom burger choosing from nearly 30 options including 5 types of cheeses, 12 toppings, 2 buns, a lettuce wrap and 9 sauces. For me this move is very exciting, as I frequent McDonald’s weekly with my toddler for the play park, especially in the cold winter months. It’s amazing to not only get a choice when it comes to your burger but also to get a restaurant gourmet experience both in service and in taste. I ordered on a touch screen and my entire order was brought to my table! Being a mommy, I don’t have hands free, so this aspect was a big selling point with me.
You are probably wondering what are some of my favourite new ingredients? I’m loving the addition of blue cheese, sun dried tomato pesto and a garlic aioli sauce. Plus, the additional option of getting my burger on a lettuce wrap is amazing. It’s elevated my experience to mirror a sit down restaurant without the cost.
Part of me wondered if this change was going to both increase wait times and overload workers in the kitchen. But I was pleasantly surprised to hear each restaurant with Create Your Taste will be adding around 10-15 jobs, with up to 1,900 new jobs created across Alberta. In this economy that was good news to hear.