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

46E88BBC-7258-43E8-9A73-27CF4B4C1E68If you have monetary or item donations, here’s how you can help:

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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Rocky Mountain Wine Festival || A @rockywinefood Giveaway #yeg

AAA82E62-15B9-4599-94C5-9DA7031FFA1BThe Rocky Mountain Wine Festival is coming to Edmonton! In 1997, the first annual Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival was hosted, with 30 booths and 1000 guests. It has now grow into Alberta’s largest and most anticipated wine and food events, with hundreds of booths and over 25, 000 guests each year. During the Festival, guests sample and learn about a variety of different beverages like fine wines, premium spirits and quality beers. On top of that, local chefs from the best restaurants in the province are in attendance, serving up delicious fare to pair with the wonderful assortment of beverages.

I’ve got 2 tickets to this Saturday’s event at 6pm.

 

To win simply leave a comment below telling me what wine is your favorite Or what vendor you are looking forward to. Winner will be contacted by email Thursday by 10pm MST.

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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!

#DoSeeTheWonderful

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

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Winter Style Guide || The 3 Key Pieces You Need This Season || @Misook #AD

53DB3B86-3A8D-426B-BAE4-4D5E77BE07B1565468BD-3A55-403A-A495-698249D45BBAI love cozy holiday looks that are both festively chic and warm to combat that winter cold. I’ve done a look round with with Misook to create this amazing look for this season’s winter events. First, this vest! I love the combo of faux fur and knit. Plus the also, deer like pattern is an unexpected design sure to wow your friends and family. Next, this long draped blouse in a perfectly neutral winter white. I love the added length to cover a bit more then wearing leggings as pants. Finally, these plaid print leggings are my favourite piece from their new collection. You don’t need to scarify style for comfort with these bottoms.

My friends at Mistook are offering you an exclusive offer for 25%! Use promo code MSK0391 before December 31st 2017. 

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Home Decor || Winter Table Setting Inspiration with @TheBrick Colby table #ad

With Halloween over and done with, my home design naturally shifts to winter vibes. I’ve partner with The Brick to style their beautiful rustic Colby table into the perfect holiday place setting that is sure to wow your guests this season. I wanted to play off the natural wood material of the Colby table by adding accessories like this greenery garland, antlers and artichokes. Keeping the room neutral with whites, woods, and pops of metallic made it easy to work in greens as the stunning touch of holiday magic. Add some candle light and you’ve got yourself a dinner party!

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