Lifestyle || I’m a cheater… || A Netflix #Streamteam Confession

We’ve all been there, your Netflix binge buddy isn’t around and you can’t help but watch a few episodes of your favourite show without them. The moment Matt (my husband) goes to work, the feeling comes creeping in… just one episode turns into a whole season pretty quickly when you’re a work from home blogging mommy. I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone. Netflix uncovered that 46% of global viewers are cheating right now… with their favourite Netflix shows. How do Canadians stack up against their neighbours around the world? Turns out we are a little less polite than you may think, with over a third (37%) of couples streaming behind each other’s backs.  Now you’re probably wondering which shows I feel are completely cheat worthy… Here are my monthly binge picks from Netflix Canada:

Riverdale: If you loved Gossip Girl, you will be hooked to this teen drama roughly based on the Archie comics from our childhood. Too bad it’s a weekly addition, you’ll just have to binge on the first three episode that have currently aired. Watch out this one is very addicting.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: This family friendly Netflix original series is both kid and adult approved. It’s has constant cliff hangers leaving you wanting just one more episode.

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Santa Clarita Diet: Drew Barrymore is back baby! I “devoured” this comedy in a week. You’ll get the pun once you’ve become hooked.

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Style & Travel || Vacation Wear || My 5 Favourite Maui Spots

When you go to Maui once a year, you start to develop some travel habits. You know where you NEED to go and places to avoid. For me I like to go to the 5 tried, tested and true favourites from there we like to try a few new spots… usually those are suggested by Maui repeat travel offenders. When you only have 8 days in paradise you don’t want a hit or miss process when it domes to getting our to dine and sip.

Here are my 5 favourite spots in Maui you need to try:

1) 5 Palms Restaurant: Located on the white beaches of Keawakapu coastline, this eatery is a long standing hot spot for amazing sips, appetizers and views. They have a famous Happy Hour, either go early or late. From 3pm to 9pm, they feature a discounted menu of eats and drinks. Plus, you can take in the sunset! This fills up FAST, so going early is the key to getting in on a discounted food and drink experience for the sunset. Or go late, from 9- 10pm they have a sushi promo that is not to be missed.

Menu favourites include: Korean chicken wings, ANY sushi, and the Mai Tai.

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2) Paia Fish Market: Now has three locations sprinkled throughout the island, so it’s hard not to try it. This casual food experience is all about the amazing fish dishes and seasoning options. Perfect as a midday snack or lunch spot when you’ve spend the day at the beach.

Menu Favourites Include: Fresh Catch Plates including the Mahi Mahi prepared Cajun style, fish tacos and New England Clam Chowder.

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3) Flat Bread Company: Located in the cute surf town of Paia, which is worth the drive for the boutique shopping alone, this locally soured ingredient pizza experience is a must for any Maui visitor. I love that the majority of the ingredients are not only local but organic! Casual dining environment that is completely family friendly is a big sell for us but the taste is a foodie’s dream as well.

Menu Favourites Include: Champagne Cocktails, Local Beer Selection and the Pulled Pork Pizza.

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4) Lahaina Fish Co. Restaurant: located in the middle of the main Lahaina coastal shopping stripe, this restaurant has a massive menu and boosts gorgeous water views. Plus it has a very affordable kids menu for little Maui travellers.

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Home Decor || My elegant modern living room with @TheBrick…

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I’m always a little bit sad to see the holiday decorations go each year. So I try my best to lessen the decor depression by adding a few light, bright and elegant details around the house. A quick declutter followed by a trip to the grocery store for tulips always does the trick.  Here are my favourite modern living-room pieces everyone needs from The Brick:

A plush rug in a light neutral.

A modern sectional with adjustable features like these headrests.

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Metallic details like this gorgeous gold candle lantern and golden branch.

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Lifestyle || GALentines Day || A bouquet giveaway!

I’m neither here nor there on Valentines Day. I usually do something nice for my significant other but growing up what I loved about the day was the treats I shared with my loved ones. My parents would get us hand picked postcards from Edmonton’s AGA art gallery, write cute messages and give us a few sweet treats. I loved the personalized gesture of caring… as I’ve gotten older the day has grown along those lines, a day to show your loved ones you’re thinking of them. That’s why I love the term GALentines Day, it doesn’t have to be about boyfriends it can be about your best gal pals!

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You may want to treat yo’ self or a special someone in your life, either way I’ve got you covered! I’ll have quite a few giveaways in the next two weeks celebrating love love love both here and on my Instagram! Follow along here or there for your chance to score some sweet treats this month.

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Let’s start the giving with this amazing hat box arrangement from Fleurs Flowers. For your chance to win an arrangement of your own simply complete the two following steps for an entry:

Subscribe to my blog by email on the side bar.

Comment on this post with your favourite flower!

For more entries, head to my Instagram and look for one of these photos for all the details. Contest ends Friday February 10th 2017. Winner must be available for local pick up (West Edmonton Mall) or have an address within the Fleurs Flower delivery radius. Prize is valued at approximately $100, no cash value. Good luck darlings!

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Or preorder your own arrangement and save 15% by using the promo ‘Be Mine’

Room Details: Couch, book case, gold branch, gold geo lantern, ottoman & pillows by The Brick
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Style || Vacation Style 101 || Easy breezy fashion & beauty guide to packing

In the past I’ll admit I was an over packer! Now that I travel quite often I’ve started to pick up a few tricks along the way. On a tropical vacation I will pack two statement pieces that can be dressed up or down. One of them for this trip to Maui was this silk jumpsuit from J.Crew. Perfect for an easy breezy afternoon of strolling the markets but can easily be dressed up with a heel, bold bright lipstick and my hair down for an evening dinner out.

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We all know I’m a beauty junkie but less is more when it comes to packing product for a trip. I like to focus on the basics ensuring I pack product that have impact and duel purpose.

For daytime, I packed my favourite Olay eye cream and it doubled as my full face cream for the trip. An easy brow palette and shaping kit by Benefit. Plus a highlighting palette from Hourglass, not only did I use this one for my face but it also doubled as eyeshadow. Finally, for night I add a full coverage foundation and several lipstick shades.

For my hair I used Invisibobble traceless hair rings to do effortless undo’s without bobby pins. Plus, these ties do not leave kinks in your hair so I could easily take your hair down for dinner at night. I love a good beach spray too.

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Shoes are your enemy when packing light. They take up tons of space and most are heavy. I packed 1 heel in a neutral, these metallic flats and I wore a sneaker on the plane. Think day, night and activewear. And if you keep these picks in the metallic or neutral range you are golden.

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Don’t pack hats! I scored this one at a market for $12. Don’t pack shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Just pay a visit to grocery store and purchase some once you are there… commit to affordable choices that you will leave behind.

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