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#AD || Fun in the Sun|| #AveenoCA #AveenoBabyCA

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by AVEENO® but my thoughts and opinions remain my own.

canadian mom influencer blogger northern style aveeno canadian mom influencer blogger northern style aveeno I’m so excited summer is finally here! Maybe it was the extra-long winter or the hibernation mode we’ve been experiencing as a family this past season, but I know we are so ready to get out in the sun for some fun! I’m so excited to partner with AVEENO® to share our experience with the AVEENO® BABY Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 & AVEENO® BABY® Sensitive Skin Face Sun Stick SPF 50. We love getting out to the park and playing in the sun as a family but there is always that risk of sun damage from UVA and UVB rays. For our family, the fact that  AVEENO® is the #1 pediatrician recommended baby skin care brand was a bonus. It The baby sunscreen also uses 100% naturally-sourced zinc oxide, a natural UVA/UVB filter, for effective sun protection. Meanwhile, the ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat ingredienthelps lock in moisture, nourish and soothe babies’ delicate skin, which is great as both of my kids struggle with dry skin or reactive atopic skin. The size of the AVEENO® BABY® Sensitive Skin Face Sun Stick is perfect to throw in my purse and have it on me for reapplication throughout the day – remember, it’s every two hours when you’re out in the sun! I want to provide that necessary protective barrier to shield my children’s skin from the sun’s harmful rays, so we can get out there and enjoy the whole summer… every sunny minute of it!

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Are you ready for sun season?

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Home decor || A Mother’s Day Tablescape

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I’ve partner with The Brick to bring you a feminine tablescape using their beautiful Bari dining table. I love the modern design of the Bari, head to toe, the brown mindi veneers offer a warm look and plenty of woodgrain highlights. Lengthwise, the table edges subtly bow outwards, for a boat-like shape. This mid-century modern design completely fits the strong trend in home decor at the moment. The spacious tabletop with the criss-cross base provides ample room for guests. Perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch at home. We added pops of pink, gold and green for a feminine feel to the table top. The green leaf place settings added a fun element to the space for this special occasion.

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Casual Seating || Bar Stool Edition

One of my favourite features to our kitchen is the counter seating. Whenever we have family and friend gatherings everyone seems to congregate in the kitchen while I cook. Don’t get me wrong, I love the company but this set of seating has really come in handy many a time.

Casual seating is a great feature to add when your space can accommodate for it. Bar seating or counter seating; either way it’s another piece of furniture with that welcoming feel like you want them to “stay a while.” When we host large seasonal gatherings like Christmas or Thanksgiving, this counter sit up doubles as the “kids” table for extra seating at meal time. It has become a must in terms of functionality for hosting with ease.

I’ve been on the hunt to find a rustic glamour bar stool like the Trudell bar from The Brick. From its clean-cut design to the broad swaths of treated wood, this elevated chair is solidly built and designed to transcend the trends. The pine surface has been subtly wire brushed for a more natural look. Meanwhile, the golden brown finish raises these attractive details to your attention. I love how it pairs with the banana leaf wall paper and animal hide mirror I found in store from The Brick. Plus, the wipeable surface will survive my toddler tornado with easy clean up post dinner.

Have you thought about adding a set of casual seating to your dinning space?

 

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#AD || A Mother’s Day Gift Guide with @BestBuyCanada || #BestMomBestAdvice #BestBuyCanada_Partner

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner I’m so excited to partner with Best Buy to bring you the ultimate Healthy Happy Gift Guide. If there’s anything that Motherhood has taught me, it’s that it isn’t easy! It takes a village and a very strong women to handle everything thrown on you on a daily basis. Since becoming a Mom myself over 4 years ago it has made me appreciate my Mom more than ever! My Mom’s Best Advice: taking care of yourself should be a priority. A heathly happy mom is the best mom: Heart, body and mind. So I’ve compiled a list of gifts that are sure to please that special Mother in your life, celebrate her and help elevate a potential life area the way she’s helped and guided you in along the years. From technology that keeps her connected to exquisite watches that make her sparkle, to healthy living elements that will streamline her daily life. Best Buy offers the best deals and selection of meaningful gifts that will show Mom just how much she means to you.

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Tile Style Tracker 

Does your Mom always rush out the door only

to realize she can’t find her keys? With this small

Tile Sport, this problem is no more for the busy

mom. This Bluetooth item tracker easily attaches

to her belongings uses a loud ringer with a 200ft.

range, so she can find her stuff by simply using her

smartphone and free Tile app.

The Google Home Mini

I suggested this over the holidays and I will do it again.

I love my set of Google Home Minis. Small, simple, and powerful. The minimalist Mom

can say hello to Google Home Mini. This helpful

voice-activated smart home speaker is powered

by Google Assistant, giving you hands-free control

of your smart home, including Nest, Philips Hue,

Belkin, and WeMo devices. Ask the Mini questions,

tell it to do things, and get answered.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Sonic Electric Toothbrush

I’ve owned this toothbrush for almost a year and love it! My teeth have never felt cleaner. It

removes up to 10x more plaque and 100% more stains than a manual toothbrush. Designed to

help improve your gum health with up to 7x healthier gums in 2 weeks.

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Click and Grow Smart Indoor Garden

With set-it-and-forget-it convenience, this Click and

Grow Smart Garden expertly monitors the health,

growth, and life cycle of Mom’s plants. Built-in sensors

and innovative Smart Soil let the garden know when

to automatically deliver an optimal amount of water,

oxygen, or nutrients. All she needs to do is plug it in,

add water, and watch her plants thrive.

Also available in beige and dark grey.

Mom can stay smart, stylish, and well connected with

this Michael Kors Access Bradshaw smartwatch.

Featuring Android Wear OS that syncs with her

smartphone, this designer smartwatch has a built-in

fitness tracker to help her dominate her fitness goals.

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Small Space Design Solutions || Baby Nursery Edition

I love the styling challenge of a small space, it makes you consider the function of every piece of furniture. Harper’s room is easily the smallest room in our house. Technically, without a closet it’s considered a small home office. With the layout of our house I prefer to have her in this small space then further away from our master bedroom. With that being said, we really wanted to find three key pieces for her nursery. The first being the obvious… a crib. I wanted something traditional in a metallic but still fit the sleep safety standards of today. Over the years I’ve seen many beautiful cribs in antique stores that look a lot like this one but none of them fit the standards of sleep safety that we have today. Introducing the Monarch crib from The Brick, get a beautiful brand new crib with that vintage look. This scratch-proof, scuff-proof gold frame also accommodates three mattress heights. Which, as you know was a big selling point for us. Harper is off the charts for height and needs to already be on the lowest setting. Plus, with each purchase of this gorgeous crib proceeds go to Little Seeds Animal Habitat initiative. Next we needed a change table that still had some storage. This was a challenge because the majority we liked in this style were far too wide or long for our space. The Monarch change table is the perfect touch of gold metallic to any nursery and it’s a space saver with several shelves for storage. The steel tubes finished in non-toxic gold paint and dotted with crafted ball castings are reminiscent of the wrought iron furnishings of the Victorian era. Finally The Soft Modern Sideboard is the perfect example of how you can find a piece of furniture you love and convert it into what you need for your space. Traditionally this side board would be used in the dining room but It has so much storage it easily fits all of her small clothing. I love the modern feel and look. Plus it’ll be a piece of furniture we can use down the road in another room. When designing a nursery of any size you’ll need to cover these three bases: Sleep, diaper changes and storage. I hope you love our small space nursery design for our little Harper and it inspires you to tackle even the smallest design challenges. 83DC7B4D-29D8-4C53-90F8-8A99FA487BE5 Continue reading