After my Instagram Live video this week I got over 87 questions about product sourcing. I’ve tried my best to link up on IG stories but most of you requested a full blog post linking up EVERYTHING! So by demand, you asked, I answered…
Here are my beauty products that help me get ready sooooo fast and have that glow you’ve been asking about. AND here are the most requested wardrobe items I’ve been wearing on repeat and you’ve been asking about.
Sometimes I don’t know how he does it? Or how I’m so lucky… he makes it all look easy most of the time. He’s my better half Matthew and he’s Superdad to us. Yes ladies, I’m luck enough to have a hubby that happily helps around the house. One of his main jobs is vacuuming, I rarely get to it but he loves it! Bless his heart. So you can imagine his frustration in the past two years when we’ve gone through 3 vacuums!!!!! That’s right, 3 vacuums, basically one per year. So this time I decided I didn’t want to spend $400 on just your average machine, instead I wanted to invest and get the best. Welcome the Dyson big ball animal to our family… and let me tell you we’ve been waiting for an addition like him for a long time.
For us we were looking for several key features in a vacuum: we needed a large bin for debris, strong suction on a variety of floor types and it needed to stand up to 1 large dog, 1 baby and a toddler tornado sized mess. The big ball animal has it all, this vacuum self-rights when toppled, it literally picks itself up! It has a larger capacity bin, making it 33% bigger than the previous generation of Dyson Cinetic™ canister vacuums. The carbon fibre turbine floor tool picks up fine dust while the stiff nylon bristles remove ground-in dirt and hair from any floor type. It deals with the pet hair easily transferring from carpet to floor without having to switch tools.It was everything we were looking for and more.
I’m so honoured to partner with Huggies to help promote Global Hug Your Kid Day. One of the most valuable gifts we have is right here in our arms. Skin-to-skin hugs are the most valuable gifts parents can provide their baby in the hours, days and weeks after birth as it offers many psychological and physiological benefits for both baby and parent. An easy time to get in a skin-to-skin moment is after each diaper change, as baby is already unclothed and feeling comfortable in a clean diaper. On average a child requires up to 5,000 diaper changes in their little lifetime – that’s 5,000 opportunities for hugs!
Harper loves a fresh diaper. Huggies Little Snugglers diapers have tiny, soft pillows that provide a cushiony layer of protection between Harper’s skin and the mess – ensuring she is extra comfortable at all times. A diaper change is the perfect time for us to have that one on one girl chats, you know? She gets so focal and gives me all her coos and goos. I live for these moments. When she’s down to just a diaper I love to give her a relaxing massage with baby lotion and give her those all important hugs. It’s the perfect time to take 5 minutes and bond. Join me and share some very important love with your little one!
We love to get outdoors daily but sun safety is always on the back of my mind with my family. I’ve struggled in past years to find natural options in the sunscreen department. As you can imagine I am so pumped to find Rocky Mountain Soap Company’s Summer Essential line. They carefully created a product line that delivers sun protection for one of your most important organs: your skin! 100% Natural. 100% Safe. Simple as that. They carry everything from a natural SPF 31 Sunscreen and SPF 15 Lip Butter, to Outdoor Spray and even an After Sun Body Butter.
I’m obsessed with this sunscreen, not only is it naturally protecting our skin without chemicals. It also smells like vanilla coconut heaven! It’s easily my fav product from the line. It’s a must buy summer essential for everyone because protecting your skin is so important. Continue reading →
Summer is officially in full swing and you know what that means… it’s BBQ season! Next time you’re hosting guests definitely think about investing in a quality Barbecue. Look for key features like: temperature gauge, large surface grilling area and quick easy flame starters. We love to entertain outdoors so when I saw the Park Terrace 7 piece dining set I had to have it. The large table is perfect for hosting our Sunday family dinner and the glass top is easily cleaned in seconds.
We took our grill game this year to the next level with a Himalayan salt stone. We can use it directly on the surface of the barbecue we found at The Brick. I know I was a bit intimated by these stones when I’ve seen them in cooking magazines and culinary chef shows. But now that we’ve started using them I know how easy and how amazing they season whatever you’re cooking. Here are my easy tips for achieving restaurant quality meals at home with your grill:
1) SLOWLY heat stone! This is key for the longevity of your salt stone. I put mine directly onto my grill, set heat to the lowest setting. I let it slowly heat for 15 minutes at a minimal. Then you can up the heat and start grilling! If you start on high heat you may crack your stone. At home hack: don’t have a grill? I use this stone in my GE range oven too.
2) The longer the food stays, the more seasoned it will become. We usual do our steaks 2 minutes per side on the salt stone, then transfer to the grill fast minute to get those crispy black grill marks.
3) It’s not just for meat! We anything from steaks, to mushrooms to lettuce hearts for salads. Seafood too!
4) Clean up is easy and fast. Don’t use soap but instead lightly rinse with water, scrap any big bits off and pat dry. Easy as that!