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Home Decor || My 3 Easy Hostess Tips with @TheBrick || #partner

IMG_9331We love to host guests! When we moved in last year, the kitchen was the first renovation update we tackled. With some help from The Brick we found 3 amazing appliances that help us cook, gather and celebrate in the heart of our home. For the majority of the week we have friends and family stop in for a visit like an endless revolving door. Let me tell you, having last minute guests keeps you on your toes! Over the years, we developed some simple tricks to hosting a large or a small group with relative ease.

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1) Add bouquets throughout your home. It doesn’t matter if you buy flowers or cut them from your own garden the end result is the same… that heavenly smell. Florals have a way of keeping your house smelling fresh and light. Remember to change the water and recut the ends to prolong the life of your gorgeous blooms.

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2) Have all the fixings on hand to throw together a small charcuterie board. We went with this Whirlpool all-fridge from The Brick for a reason. We love to eat fresh ingredients we rarely eat frozen. This way we have all the room we need for infused waters, chilled Prosecco, pre-made salads. Plus all the meat, cheeses and olives any great charcuterie would need. Because we are not preparing from frozen, I can put together a snack for my guests in minutes thanks to this fridge.

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3) Have plenty of counter seating. The kitchen is the heart of our home, naturally whenever we have a gathering most guests gravitate to it. I love our counter seats, they allow our guests to chat with us while we prepare a meal. We can sip, gab and snack along the way without the separation of the host from their guests while cooking. It’s so casual, it has a way of making our guests feel right at home.

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Beauty || My Bathroom Oasis with @RockyMtnSoap #partner #rmscambassador/

I’m all about taking “you” time to recharge your batteries at the end of a long day. With self care in mind, I choose my favourite Rocky Mountain Soap Co. products to help you find that Zen moment in your own bathroom. See my go-to spa like favourites from this all natural company I know and love.

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The Root Beer bubble bath isn’t just for the kids. I love the scent and the extreme foaming action I get from one squeeze. This double duty bath product is a perfect addition to anyone’s tub routine big or small.

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As you know I’ve joined the Rocky Mountain Soap Co. team as a beauty ambassador this year, it was an easy choice as I’ve used their products for half a decade. For me it’s important to ensure my family has safe and natural products at their disposal. Between pollution and the added chemicals in beauty products or even food, it’s an easy consumer choice to ease my mind.

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I love a good leg rub after a long day of chasing the kids. Rocky Mountain’s line of massage oils are amazing. I love the Ylang Ylang but my husband, the avid jogger prefers the Sport Oil in Rosemary. If you’re looking for a non spill option, the massage butters are your best bet and smell amazing!

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Beauty || By Demand… my product link up from my last Instagram Live video.

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.

Happy Shopping Darlings!

Kira,

XOXO

319FD7FB-8C84-42E6-89FD-8AB20B483DC2Splurge Blend Brush || Illuminator || Powder Highlighter

Highlighter || Mid Range Blend Brush || Steal of a Deal Blend Brush || Glow Powder

EF9CC885-D6EE-46E8-BDB2-A234EAB070B3Bralette with Support & Light Layering (True to Size) || Bralette with Support No Padding (True to Size) || My Fav High Waisted Jeans (Order 1 Size Up)

Embroidered Dress (Steal for Under $35)  || My Fav Top On Repeat (Bought all 3 colors!) || The Lippie On IG Stories Lately c/o Too Faced ||

My Pom Pom Sandal (Now an additional 60% off!!!!! )C8D1FBF8-000C-487A-8797-64006669FAC8

Skin Blur Primer  || Better Than Sex Mascara  || Under Brow Highlighter  || The Cheap Brow Pencil (Refills Only In Stock)

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Lifestyle || How does he do it? || #SuperDad with @TheBrick & @Dyson #partner

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.

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Lifestyle || Global Hug Your Kid Day || @HuggiesCanada #NoBabyUnhugged #partner

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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!

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