How to go Vegan as a Family the Easy Way

42 days ago I said good bye to animal products and said hello to plant-based living. It’s been an adventure in vegan cooking, attempting to meal plan and balancing going out. You see, I realized that as a family, we LOVE to go out – not just for the food, but for the fun experience. It’s different than staying home… and there’s no dishes!

There was a bit of an adjustment period for me to start cooking almost each and every night. Not being able to “just pick something up”, order pizza, or go to the kid’s favourite hamburger joint. There is NO back up plan. If we get home late, there better be something to make and FAST, just to fill up the rumbling tummies at our table.

It’s been 42 days and here are some tips for going vegan as a family, that I’ve learned this past month. View Post

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How I Made The Switch To Safe Beauty Products A few months ago, I made a call out to the world and asked you guys (and everyone I knew!) about SAFE skincare and makeup products. I wanted to do a beauty detox, and that meant going through my bathroom treasure drawer and ridding it of products that were full of harsh chemicals and making the switch to safe beauty products. Why was I doing this?

This whole year has been very reflective, and I’ve struggled with happiness, depression, anxiety, my fitness and my health. Health has been a big change for me this year. I’ve been ignoring my health for years, and it shows. I was overweight, unhappy, and I needed to make a change.

I have an incredible life coach who has helped me on my journey. Our whole family has become healthier and more active, and I’ve even started eating a plant-based diet! I cared so much about what I was putting into my body and how active I was being with my body, and I started to care more and more about what I was putting on my body. View Post

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4 Ways to Get Your Car Ready for a Road Trip

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CanadianTire #QuakerState #CollectiveBias

Hey guys, remember my road trip to Fernie last month? It was an absolute blast and the whole family had a TON of fun. I was so surprised that the kids could make the long multi-day drives without killing each other! We’re so excited to take another road trip, and we’ve been planning out different routes across the country!

Are you and your family planning to take a road trip? There’s a few tips and tricks that we used to get our car ready for a road trip. But first it’s important to get your car road trip ready! I stopped by my local Canadian Tire to prepare for our road trip. View Post

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Design Inspiration Brass Details

I’ve started to daydream about home design, and have been pinning and browsing tons of home inspo… I can’t wait to design our next home! I’ve really been into hints of brass lately. Brass detailing on a chair, in the kitchen, on handles, hooks, or plant holders. Just a little touch of brass adds a bit of warmth, a bit of nostalgia, and a bit of class to a place.

A brass detail completes the look, like a piece of jewelry can do for an outfit. Check out my favourite brass detail inspiration. View Post

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Where to Stay in Fernie | Mountain Lodge Accommodation in Fernie, BC

Fernie is a small mountain town in the Rockies of British Columbia, and a beautiful place to go if you want to explore nature, eat delicious food, be active outdoors, and have fun with your friends and family! My family & I took a road trip to Fernie this summer, and fell in love with the historic downtown, the sweeping mountain views, and all the fun experiences Fernie has to offer in the summer.

Are you wondering where you should stay in Fernie? Here are my favourite accommodations in Fernie, BC. View Post

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The Art of Persuasion #StreamTeam

When you find a new show that you absolutely want to watch on Netflix, that last thing you want to do is watch it alone – amiright?! However, not everyone in my household is interested in the same amazing shows I am (like Downton Abbey, The Crown, Chef’s Table, or Chelsea) – well, they’re not interested in them at first!

The perfect couch partner is just one persuasive conversation away from joining me in watching a new show – and I’ve heard ALL the excuses: It looks boring. I don’t like history. I don’t know who this is. I don’t like to watch food, it makes me hungry. But despite the excuses they might bring to the table, no one can beat me when it come to the power of persuasion (and good tv!). View Post

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Back to School with Sharpie & Papermate Inkjoy #SpreadLove

With back to school just around the corner, our home is full of the business of ‘getting ready’ for back to school! Supply lists abound, clothes shopping and new shoes are on the agenda, and life is finally getting back to normal around here – thank goodness!

My favourite part of going back to school is getting our lives back on track. Don’t get me wrong, summer is absolutely amazing and spending extra time with the family is always a good thing. But there’s something about having a routine that can’t be beat – and I love organizing our schedules and setting that routine up! View Post

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