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Fall Favourites || People, Places & Things

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It has been such a busy season, maybe because Autumn is my all time favourite. I always try to jam pack it full with everything Fall has to offer. Lately on Instagram I’ve had so many questions on my stories about the day-to-day lifestyle choices we’ve been loving. From shopping to the spa… you’ve been asking!  I’m going to try my best to start sharing my picks from routines that stood out to our family.

Here’s my September Love It List:

Hansen Pumpkin Spice Liquor: (Local Edmonton Love) This on ice is definitely Fall in a cup. If you haven’t tried it they’ve restocked for the season but it is a limited edition item that goes fast! Fill up your cup and support this amazing local distillery.

Cloud 9 Pajamas: (Local and Canada wide online)  I’ve paid several visits already to my favourite cozy essentials store. The name says it all, it’s a must stop shop for heavenly sleep and lounge wear. With the holidays around the corner and the cool crisp weather… everyone needs come cozy in their life.

H&M Kids at Kingsway Garden Mall: Scored the kids head to toe looks for Fall including that adorable bunny sweater.

Pura: (Local and Canada wide online): their new flagship on 124st is the ultimate experience of luxurious beauty. From the design of the space itself, to the testing wall of all my Pura favorites. Just to name a few the ENTIRE mask section and the baby massage oil are some of my favourites to note.

Soft Moc: Until October 15th score 15% off your entire online ordering… including sake items! I scored Hunter boots for the family. couponkira15off

Lipstick Empire: custom peel protoco, this season treat your skin to exactly what YOUR skin needs. They work with your skin type and goals to customize the perfect peel routine for the fall. And did I mention it smells like a Pumpkin Spice Latte! See their site for more details.

Funky Petals: everyone needs an amazing florist in their life! They create this custom arrangement from 2 Pinterest photos I found… completely creating my vision. They also have tons of prearranges flowers instore you can take home.

Dallas Curow: although I have a lot of photos taken of our family, it’s usually for a ad campaign for a brand. I rarely have photos of all of us or sans ad imagery. Luckily Dallas is offering at home family sessions. It was amazing to have her some and rage photos in our natural habitat. REAL photos. We racked leaves, played with toys inside and let the kids take a bubble bath. And she captured it all. I highly recommend this type of session, you will get so many gems in there that are memories worth printing or putting on a holiday card.

 

Edo For A Week #ad #yeg #yegfood

496E5A48-8A2B-451C-9E4C-421DE0C142C1If you’ve caught my Instagram stories this week you would have probably guessed I’ve partnered with Edo Japan. By no means am I new to the franchise, I’ve been loving them for over a decade. I’m so excited to share this exciting partnership opportunity with my family while ‘Edo for a week.’ We got to ’Edo Your Heart Out’ while eating some menu favourites and trying some new finds from the ever evolving Edo Menu.  We made three visits in one week and this is what we found:

Chop Chop Bowls. Perfectly grilled chicken, beef, or crispy tempura shrimp on top of rice, raw veggies, and Savoury Bulgogi sauce. We tried both the shrimp and beef this past week. This has been a go-to of mine since last summer. I love the fresh ingredients and size. I usually share mine with my toddler. He loves it as much as I do!

Iced Coconut Coffee: This one is unreal! It’s like a vacation in a cup. During this heatwave it was the perfect midmorning break for this mama.

Tempura Sweet Potatoe. A twist on the ever so popular tempura shrimp, this appetizer was my children’s fav of the week. They couldn’t get enough!

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Edo Japan

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Travel || Radium British Columbia || Bighorn Meadows Resort #Sponsor

8DD6C0C3-CD6A-4425-849A-1DD2A7AC2201As you may have seen on my Instagram a week ago, we had the pleasure of staying at The Residences at Bighorn Meadows Resort in Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia. They are a collection of 44 vacation homes for sale, boasting cozy interiors, fantastic views, and an abundance of recreational activities right at your doorstep. We took a family friendly hike, followed by lunch at the cutest Mexican restaurant and finally a swim at the popular Radium Hot springs. Whether you’re looking to own a vacation home for weekend getaways with the family, or purchasing a rental income property, The Residences at Bighorn Meadows are the perfect investment.

B5BF0308-FDEC-418A-9C13-1CFB864245A1Bighorn Meadows Resort is unique in that it offers luxury and comfort while maintaining highly competitive rates in a breathtaking area of the Columbia Valley. Situated on an expansive 9-acre site surrounded by the prestigious Springs Golf Course, Bighorn Meadows is a resort community that provides the comforts of home while setting you worlds apart from the hustle and bustle of city life. Bighorn Meadows has sold out of ten phases, and is a second home to over 1000 families. Phase 1-10 have sold out, and Phase 11 of these incredible duplex vacation homes are now available for sale. Over 80% of their buyers are from Alberta, and I can see why, it’s such a beautiful area of BC with lots of recreational activities right at your doorstep. Another great plus is that these vacation homes are in an area of BC that are speculation tax exempt. If you’re an Albertan looking for a great vacation getaway home, you don’t have to worry about that tax.

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#Sponsor || My 3 tips for creating the perfect outdoor living space with @TheBrick

Patio season is in full swing! I love an outdoor space, it’s easily my favourite “addition” you can make to your home.  By that, I mean creating an outdoor living place can essentially add another room or two to your home. In my case, I’ve added an additional living-room and dining spot with some help from The Brick. A patio space can be an investment but it does provide additional living space much cheaper compared to adding an actual structural additional to your home. I’ve included my 3 must have components to help create a well rounded and multifunctional outdoor living space:

“Create Several Different Types of Seating”

I want my guests to feel at home and stay away on our patio. So I added both dining and lounge seating. We’ve been enjoy many a meal in the sunshine with the Park Terrace Patio Dining Set! Featuring durable resin rattan wicker on the chair and table frame, this set will look sleek and sophisticated in any backyard setting. After dinner, take in the sunset and have conversations by the fire with a lounge set. The Park Terrance set (pictured) is 2017 model, but this year’s set renamed The Morris is great too built with the same durable material. Double the seating, double the function of the space. Adding multiple forms of seating will help you stay out longer on your new patio.

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