Armor All Car Care Gift Pack

Is it just me or are the men in your life harder to shop for than most others? My husband seems to have everything he needs and doesn’t really want anything… which can lead to Christmas shopping frustration!  View Post

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Rain boots puddle jumping surviving the rainy season with kids

It’s rainy season here on the west coast! Puddle jumping and splashing in the mud can be a ton of fun with the kids, but someone has to clean that mess up after. (hint: that someone is me) I am the mom that pushes my kids out the door, even in sucky weather. My four year old is still in the age group that can be waterproofed from head to toe – rain boots and a muddy buddy is his go-to wardrobe! But my 10 year old? She won’t even wear her rain boots let alone an appropriate jacket for the weather (how old do I sound?!). View Post

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Bulletproof Coffee - does it really work? How would it affect my mind and body?

There’s no question that I love my coffee! I’m meticulous about the coffee brewing process and the type of beans I use. I’ve special ordered a limited edition coffee bean from a craft coffee house in Portland. I watch coffee review videos on youtube. I think I’m on my way to becoming a coffee snob…

I was very excited to be test driving Bulletproof Coffee for a week, which is a cup of freshly brewed Upgraded Coffee blended with a grass-fed butter and Brain Octane oil. Adding healthy fats to your morning coffee is supposed to make you feel satiated until lunch, and help with focus, performance, and energy!

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a girl who absolutely loves cars. I think I can put the blame on my father, who would take me to various car dealerships to look at cars and pick up fancy brochures that we’d pore over at home. But while my dad would be more into the specifications of a car, I was always more into the details and features – leather seats, sports packages, chrome details, moon roofs, and upgraded tires were my focus.

My husband and I have been together for 13 years now (what?!), and bought and sold over six vehicles in that time (double what?!). I’ve become a pro at looking for vehicles on Autotrader, however I still have questions about the reliability of a vehicle and which specifications I should be focused on – V6 or V8? AWD or FWD? It can get tricky to make the right decision! View Post

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Personalized Children Book by LostMy.Name Books created beautiful picture books with your children's name and character

Books are one of my most favourite gifts for children.

From baby board books to colourful picture books to novels and series, stories provide children with a creative outlet for their imaginations. I still remember my favourite stories from childhood, and I hope to expose my kids to stories and books that will stay with them as they become adults as well.

A personalized children’s book is even better! LostMy.Name books are a favourite for before-bed-storytime, because of their amazing stories, beautiful illustrations, and because your child is IN the story – how awesome is that? (Check out my review of ‘The Little Boy Who Lost His Name‘!) I was super stoked to find out that LostMy.Name created a new personalized book for kids called, ‘The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home’.  View Post

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Road Trip

Road Trip

Road Trip

I have fond memories of summer road trips with my family when I was growing up. Every summer, we would pack up our station wagon and go! We would camp in northern Ontario, drive as far east as we could get to the very tip of Cape Breton Island, explore the Anne of Green Gables house on Prince Edward Island, and have fun attempting to speak French in Quebec City!

While the destinations were the star of our vacations, as I’ve gotten older I’ve become fond of the journey, as well. Watching the landscapes change would be magical, for the longest time it would be the same, but then a curve in the road brings you a whole different scenery. The last few road trips we’ve taken led us to Tofino, Salt Spring Island, and Leavenworth, and the journey can be just as amazing as the destination. View Post

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Tween Shopping at Triple Flip

I took my tween daughter on her first shopping trip and she absolutely loved it! For so long, I avoided taking a trip to the mall and instead, I was an avid online shopper. But when online purchases arrived and weren’t the perfect fit, it became a bother. My daughter was growing up and she needed to start trying on and choosing her own clothing.

However, I still hesitated. I remember being 12 years old and absolutely hating shopping for my growing body. Things never seemed to fit right, and I didn’t want to wear a ‘big’ size. Although I wasn’t an overweight kid, I had a really hard time with body image and self love while growing up. I didn’t want my 10 year old to get frustrated with her body at such a young age.

At the same time, I wanted her to be creative and see fashion as a way for self-expression. I longed for her to slowly discover the fun clothing could bring to your life, different patterns, quality of fabrics, and how a great outfit could make you feel! I was hoping for a positive, self-loving shopping experience for a tween girl who needs a summer wardrobe… View Post

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