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My Kinley Tunic from Plenty is here! #Sponsored

sweater tunic mock neck
The day has finally come, my handpicked Kinley tunic from Plenty launches today! I’m over the moon to be included in this exclusive collaboration with one of my favourite Canadian stores. I own 5 different Kinley sweaters and wear them on repeat. I wanted to choose a neutral that could easily transition from every season. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Every piece of clothing styled with my Kinley is from Plenty as well. (except my footwear) My unique discount code for 10% off your entire order is Kira10. It is active until the end of this month.

Happy shopping.
sweater mock 
neck tunic
plaid shacket coat

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored and paid by Plenty but my thoughts remain my own.

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Parenting || A Hidden Danger: Lithium Coin Batteries #AD

When my two children became mobile I went to great lengths to keep my home safe for them. We installed baby gates, baby monitors, locks on cabinets and door alarms. I taped up television remotes and stored them out of reach. Padded the sharp corners of our furniture. But devices like ear thermometers, calculators, car key fobs and bathroom weight scales can also contain a hidden danger…a battery so small that a child can easily swallow in mere seconds. As the number of products that require Lithium Coin batteries rises, so too does their potential hazard to young children. Every year, hundreds of lithium coin batteries are accidentally ingested, and many of the ingestions are by children under 6. If a child swallows a lithium coin battery, it can get lodged in the esophagus and burn through the surrounding tissue in as little as 2 hours, causing serious damage.  

With the holiday season approaching there may be more objects in my home powered by lithium coin batteries such as Christmas tree remotes, string lights, holiday ornaments, greeting cards with sound and of course certain toys that my kids might be given as a gift. London Drugs is now carrying the newest innovation in lithium coin battery safety. As the #1 trusted battery brand, Duracell provides more safety features than any other leading brand on their 20mm lithium coin batteries. Here are the two new changes you need to know as a parent: 

1) Duracell Lithium Coin batteries (sizes 2032, 2025, and 2016) now contain a non-toxic, bitter coating designed to help discourage swallowing. This bitter coating is applied to these battery sizes which have a diameter of 20mm, which is similar to the size of a child’s esophagus. 

2) Duracell also features child-secure packaging which makes it nearly impossible to open without scissors. 

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Holiday Traditions || Our Lemax Christmas Village for 2020

One of my fondest memories from Christmases past is setting up a Lemax Christmas village with my Grandma. She had a skating rink, little shops, a church and carollers. I remember the magic I felt setting it up and sitting in the dark while she clicked on the lights. We’d share hot chocolate and discuss what all the little people were up to that holiday season. It’s one of the strongest memories I have of her and even to this day these memories fill me with joy. My eyes filled with happy tears as I wrote this. I miss her.

Two years after her passing I decided to start this holiday tradition with my family. The first year we picked out a few houses, set them up with the kids and shared holiday treats that evening. The kids loved it and so did I. Fast forward a few years, and we are still carrying on this tradition. Now that the kids are older they love to be involved with the pieces we add each year. Picking something new and reminiscing about previous year’s favourites is totally part of the fun. I can’t wait to show you our set up for this year.

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Cleaning Time!

We all know I am a big fan of a costco find, but add in a great promo price… now I’ve gotta share it with you! From September 28 to October 12, 2020 the eureka stick vacuum (NEC160c) will be at promotional pricing both instore and online. Online from $149.99 to $109.99. And In-store from $139,99 to $99.99. This cordless 2-in-1 stick vacuum has a detachable hand vacuum for small areas cleaning. Multifloor capabilities with quick pick up on our hardwood, to carpet. 60 minutes run time. And the best part for me is being lightweight enough for Alastair to help. A mini cleaning crew is just what I need in these QuarenCLEANING times. Head over to my Instagram to see the steps you’ll need to complete to enter for your chance to win one. Or head over to costco, these vacuums sell out at regular price, with this promotional I’d start the car! Happy cleaning! 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by eureka but my thoughts and opinions remain my own.

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Olay Retinol24 Review: I used It everyday for over 30 days, these are my results

I have seen Olay products in my life as early as I can remember. I loved watching my Grandma go through her nighttime skincare routine as I sat patiently observing on her bathroom counter top. It is easily one of the first beauty brands I recognized because of my Grandma’s ritual daily use. Flash forward 30 years and I’m so proud to continue to speak to Olay products in my life. This isn’t the first mention of their quality products on my blog, for years I have proudly partnered with this brand showcasing my favourites. But I’m not going to lie to you when they approached me and asked me to try the Retinol24 line I was very nervous. A few years ago, I did try retinol and didn’t have a great experience. I had red itching irritation and I was quite concerned that may just happen again. That’s why I wanted to try this product for a long period of time, photograph my skin weekly and then speak to it. I’ve used this daily for way over month with no irritation on my face. I’m so excited to see brighter, more even skin and even a decrease in fine lines! 

Now you may be asking yourself what is retinol? In short, retinol is a form of Vitamin A. They can brighten and smooth skin while fading signs of damage, like scars, sunspots and wrinkles. But many retinoid products can cause redness, flaking, or dryness like what I had experienced in the past. This might mean the retinoid level is too high, you’ve been given the wrong type of retinoid for your skin type, or the formula was not optimized for daily use. In the past, I’ve used a pricey high percentage retinoid product and had just that: a sensitive skin reaction. I was apprehensive about using it again, but I am so excited to report that Olay’s Retinol24 was gentle enough for me to use everyday with no irritation on my face for over 30 days.

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