Category Archives: Lifestyle

Beauty || My Monthly @RockyMtnSoap Product Picks || Polish, Restore & Brighten #AD

I’m so excited to share three 100% natural beauty products that will polish, restore and brighten your skin. I find as I transition into winter my skin needs some extra help. It can get dry in patches and dull in appearance overall. Come November I start using a facial polish to exfoliate that dry dull skin. A weekly treatment to target my challenge areas on my face. And an intensive serum to restore the skin’s surface. Here are my top picks from Rocky Mountain Soap Co. to get you winter ready:

The Bamboo Brightening Face Polish: This toxin-FREE polish uses Bamboo and Sugar to give an invigorating scrub for normal and oily skin types. I love that it has a natural exfoliate, none of those nasty micro beads here. It contains Tea Tree Oil to help with my acne prone areas. It’s a must try if you are looking for a deep scrub.

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Restorative Face Mask: For a weekly intensive treatment I turn to this Spirulina and Ginseng face mask to help soften my skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

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Restorative Face Serum: To target dry spots and get an overall radiant complexion I love this intensive facial serum. Antioxidant-rich Pomegranate oil protects dry and mature skin against the elements, reducing the appearance of aging to reveal your youthful glow. This serum does double duty for me, I love to apply it to the tops of my hands at night to transform that dry skin over night.

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Beauty || Organic Lip Balms || Have you had an #eosmoment? #AD

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Life has been a bit stressful lately, the daily hustle with the kids can feel a little overwhelming to say the least. Plus, I know entering into the holiday season our days will only get busier! It is so important to sustain a healthy lifestyle everyday. Taking mental breaks, nourishing your body with healthy food and incorporating natural skincare. These are the simple things within my control these days, so you know I’m trying my best to stay on top of my healthy daily routines. That’s why I like using eos Organic lip balms, their new formula contains all natural moisturizers including 4 natural oils , and 1 natural butter. These cute tiny lip balm spheres easily fit into my purse kid’s school drop offs, daily stroller walks in the river valley, and my daily blog meetings. Best part? The eos Organic lip balms have always been 100% natural and certified Organic by USDA and Ecocert. They have always fit into my healthy lifestyle and now with flavours like: Strawberry Sorbet, Sweet Mint, Pomegranate Raspberry and Summer Fruit i have so many to choose from to suit my scent craving that day. Again, These flavors are 100% natural, certified Organic and made out of natural fruit extracts, what’s not to love? Have you had your #eosmoment today?

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Home Decor || How to Style Sidetables 2 Ways || With @TheBrick #AD

Ever since our master bedroom reveal with this amazing The Berlin bed, so many of you have asked how we style our side tables. Honestly, I love to style side tables for bedrooms and end tables for living rooms simply because there are so many options. It’s the kind of design element you can change often, work in seasonal pieces and really have fun. See our International Lux Accent Table from The Brick styled two ways below.

The first way I like to style an side table is what I called the “Symmetric” Approach. Find a larger functional item like a lamp or a fan. Like this Tyler Lamp from The Brick in the centre of the side table. Depending how much much surface area you have add style items centrally to the table. I like stacks of books, candles, and cute smaller alarm clocks.

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The next style approach is basically the opposite, it’s an Asymmetric Approach to placing your items. Simply pick one side of the table for your larger dominant item like this lamp and stack styled accents from there. I love this large glass jar I found in store at The Brick. I use them throughout the house to add a pop of shiny colour.

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Edmontonians, these children need your help! RT, volunteer or donate! Please help @OLQPNorthRanch #YEG

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As promised on my Instagram stories, here is all the info on helping one of my favourite organizations The OLQP North Ranch. Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch Northern Alberta (OLQP North Ranch) is a registered nonprofit charity that partners with agencies throughout Edmonton area to provide a unique, enriching camp experience to thousands of children each year who require financial, emotional or social support. Contrary to the sound of their name, they are a non-religious charity and do not offer any faith based programming. Along with programming, they connect their clients with everyday necessities throughout the year: clothing, toys, household items, etc.

Find them socially on Instagram & Twitter at @OLQPNorthRanch and on Facebook at Facebook.com/OLQPNorthRanch

If you have time to give, here’s what you need to know: 

They are sending out a call for Volunteers, they need Approximately 300 volunteers for the 9th Annual Children’s Christmas Party to be a success. They are looking for Edmontonians that are willing to donate their time & talents prepping for the event or volunteering at the event itself.

The Eventbrite link for the 2nd gift wrapping event at the Ranch.
Saturday November 18th:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/olqp-ranch-christmas-gift-wrapping-2-tickets-39126981856

Secondly the Eventbrite link for the Party on Saturday November 25th, 2017
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/olqp-northern-alberta-annual-christmas-party-volunteers-tickets-39052684631

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As well, you can understand the need in the city is great right now and their charity is still in desperate need of donations of:
200 pairs of brand new teen winter hats/gloves
150 winter toques for 12-16 yr old kids
New winter coats for teens
Stuffed Toy Drive – Edmontonians can drop off New & Gently Used Stuffed Animals at Welsh’s Cowtown (13715 Manning Drive – Edmonton), Eat Clean Healthy Grill & Juice Bar St. Albert (3500 Tudor Glen – St. Albert) or at the Ranch Office during business hours of 8:30am-5pm (903 153 Ave NE)

Year round they accept donations of gently used clothing for their Trading Post store. It is located at 903 153 Ave NE. The Trading Post donation hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm but please  call ahead, it is volunteer operated.  780.475.7259  (Property is gated)

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Birthday || This is 34! With a personal note.

As the years pass I feel less phased by the everyday stress and dramas. Part of it, I know has been dealing with loss and on the other side of the coin the birth of my two little ones in the  past few years. Both of those life events, the passing of loved ones and the birth of a baby make you put everything into perspective… they are such profound experiences. It’s made me feel like a lot of life is just a numbers game that I don’t want to play. A monetary race to keep up with the Jones, a world of likes and followers. It can be hard to find balance and not let comparison rob you of joy. With that being said, I’m happy with 34; I feel better in my skin more then ever, I love my little family and live for the imperfect routine moments daily. Because my job is to live my life on the internet, I have at times found the online world not a positive one. Competitive, unsupportive and at times just plain mean. But I wouldn’t change my line of work, blogging has given me so many amazing experiences, connected me with beautifully creative people and allowed me to stay home with my little crew which is what matters most. So thank you for coming along with me, either a friend or a supporter I appreciate every single one of you.

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I was so excited to receive a stackable ring set from PANDORA. The tiny hearts are so precious, and I’m loving that I can mix metals. The Rose™ Collection is truly stunning in person. In addition to the PANDORA Rose™ Collection, they have something for everyone including stackable rings and geometric shapes that sparkle with any  outfit. I know that they have become known for their charm bracelets, which I love but they carry so much more! With prices starting at $20, PANDORA offers a wide range of high-quality, hand-made contemporary jewellery at affordable prices that make a perfect gift for the holidays or a birthday!

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Thanks to my sister for making this mazing butter cream frosting unicorn cake!

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