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When I was a girl of ten years old, I remember watching my mom taking care of her skin each day. She would tell me to always moisturize the neck, and use night creams to take care of your skin at night. I remember going through her massive collection of skincare products – glass pots with rich creams, bottles with nice smelling lotions, and tiny tubes filled with wrinkle-reducing promises.

As an adult, I am very conscious of taking care of my skin, whether it’s drinking a ton of water, wearing SPF or staying out of the sun when possible, and taking in healthy fats that are essential to keeping your skin looking great. My latest skincare obsession is the Absolutely Ageless™ Collection from Aveeno®! Keeping reading to get a coupon to try it yourself! View Post

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The buzzword at my household these days is à la français – that is, let’s try to learn how to say all the things in French, because my tween-aged daughter is heading into French Immersion for the next school year. The requirements for the curriculum include learning the multiplication times tables in French, along with picking up a French-English dictionary and learning basic phrases à la français.

So imagine our surprise when Build-A-Bear came out with a few new additions to the Honey Girls line that are straight out of Paris! Remember last year when I first introduced you to the new Honey Girls line at Build-A-Bear? Well the story continues…

Honey Girls in Paris

Teegan, the leader of the Honey Girls, travels to Paris (ooh la la!) with her mom, and while she’s there she meets up with an old friend, Stella (a fashionista poodle), who introduces her to Misha, a fancy dancing fox. View Post

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Spring break is upon us – which used to mean a break from teachers and books and homework… but now it means our children are home and B-O-R-E-D and it’s our job as parents to entertain them (NOT). I’m a huge believer in allowing our children to get bored, but sometimes even that gets old.

Kids Skiing in Whistler Blackcomb

With a full-time job it can be difficult to get away for spring break, so this year we’re opting for a ‘Staycation’. We sat down as a family and thought of fun and different things to do on each day of Spring Break. Some of these things are indoors, some are new, some are favourites – check out some of our ideas below! View Post

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“Little jump, biiiiig jump, and a flip into the foam pit!”

Heading to Bounce, in Whistler, is one of our families’ favourite activities. The kids, both big and small, rid themselves of any pent-up energy, learn new tricks and techniques, and it’s fun for mom and dad, too!

On one of our first trips to the trampoline wonderland, I decided to finally join in the fun! You know, stop being a “sidelines mom”, and experience things with my kids instead of just watching them have a good time. View Post

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The holidays are coming. Can you feel it? The cold wind and the brisk air add to the feeling of change in the seasons. With all the preparations for Christmas on top of my regular life schedule, sometimes my hair isn’t looking as fabulous as I wish it could! Enter my hair fix:

Batiste

Batiste™ Dry Shampoo is one of my favourite quick-fixes for hair – just a shot or two and my hair looks and smells clean, is full of volume and texture – and it save me time! View Post

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lashes

When I shared the contents of my makeup bag with you, I didn’t expect to have SO many questions about RapidLash – does it really work? does it irritate your eyes? how quickly do you see results?

What's in my makeup bag?

RapidLash is an eyelash enhancing serum that’s super easy to use and provides some gorgeous results! I used it once a day, as part of my nighttime routine after washing my face. You can also use it in the morning, just wait for it to dry before applying eye makeup!

I took “Before” pictures and discovered just how talented makeup bloggers are – do you know how hard it is to take a decent picture of your eye?! I used RapidLash for over 5 weeks before snapping the “After” picture, and I’m quite pleased with the results… View Post

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Snap. Crackle. Pop.

Those three words evoke so many memories from childhood for me, the Rice Krispies jingle was always fun to sing and the three little elves were adorable – they were elves, right? My kids love the taste of Rice Krispies Original Cereal, but I have to admit that we use it more often to make Rice Krispies Marshmallow Squares than anything else.

I love picking up a new box of cereal from the store, and shaking it like a maraca! I have always used the original Rice Krispies Square recipe found on the box, but thankfully they have an online recipe as well! I tend to mix it up and add things to the squares from things I have at home – dried fruit, chocolate chips, cinnamon, white chocolate drizzle, or even M&Ms! View Post

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