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I am in 🧡 with this coat! One of my biggest weaknesses is outerwear, and this one is hands down my favorite this season. It is so warm and the faux-fur is removable, and I’m sharing more photos on the blog along with all my favorite holiday outfit picks from @lechateau! The link is in my bio ☺️ http://liketk.it/2tw1M #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKholidaystyle#holidaystyle#ootn#outerwear
Today was good ✨ We woke up to fresh snow- We've made first hot cocoa with marshmallows this season - and I finally got my new cozy & sparkly hoodie from @evystreeofficial 😊( They're still having a 40% sale going on! Just saying in case you'd like to jump start on holiday shopping and if you'd like a new cozy piece too 💗) Also, I'm finally on top of laundry ( that's a miracle!) so I'm basically rocking this mom life today ( though we'll see what Monday brings 😅)
The joy of golden hour! I truly experienced that a couple of days again when I was taking photos in a frenzy for what feels like a bajillion blog hops that I said yes to.. I mean, I talked about “scaling back” a little while ago on the blog... but it seems that I can’t take my own advice 🤦🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️ so yea.. there’s no such thing as balance 😂 something is ALWAYS getting neglected 😅😅 so cheers to finding joy in an unbalanced life and just enjoying it with mounds of unfolded laundry and a disaster of a house. Have a good evening friends 💗💗💗
Quand les one pot pasta ont fait leurs arrivées sur les internets, je ne suis sûrement pas la seule à avoir eu de gros doutes quant aux résultats finaux de ceux-ci. 🍛🍲⠀
J’avais vraiment de la difficulté à croire que de mettre de la viande (crue!) avec des pâtes (pas cuites) et des légumes (encore croustillants) allaient donner quelque chose de présentable à la toute fin.🥦🧀🍗🍚⠀
Je dois dire qu’à force de voir passer des recettes dans ce style, ça a vraiment piqué ma curiosité. J’y ai donc été de mon cru et j’ai inventé une recette de « One pot pasta », inspiré de ce que j’avais sous la main.⠀
Cette recette est devenue le repas facile à cuisiner qui me fait gagner du temps dans ma cuisine . 🤸♀️👨👩👦👦⠀
When the one pot pasta recipe first came out, I was a little bit skeptical about the result, as you have probably been too. I had a really hard time believing this whole thing would turn out good. ⠀
I was unsure about the result, mixing uncooked meat with uncooked pastas and a couple raw veggies, was scaring me.⠀
I really got intrigued by all the pins I saw. After a few tries I came up with my own version of the One pot pasta. ⠀
An easy and quick meal, which I know the whole family will enjoy . Super tasty! Enjoy!⠀
The week leading up to my birthday was a crazy one. I was "dealing" with a nasty virus which meant that I spent most of the days sick in bed. On Wednesday it got so bad that John almost took me to the hospital. I'm fine (obviously). It just ended up being an accumulation of not enough rest, food and water. It was only yesterday that I finally started to feel like my old self again. I took on too many commitments - professionally, socially and various family obligations. I needed a mental, emotional and physical break!
This experience was not lost on me though, especially today as I celebrated getting one year older. It made me realize what's truly important in life - my health and family.
So while today was nothing extraordinary - it was perfect. It was the little things that made the difference. Like a jump in the hot tub outdoors with snow all around, a dance party at home to my favourite tunes, my favorite meal (Indian from Butter Chicken), enjoying a glass of 🍷, taking a quiet bath, and surrounding myself with family and friends.
Birthdays might not be like what they used to be, but I prefer them this way! 🎂🎁🎈🎉
// What would your perfect birthday celebration look like?
At times I find it so hard not to get too preoccupied with what I think (or at times what others try to say) something should be and just see it for what it is! I want my son to have the best in everything but that isn't realistic. No person is perfect, no situation and in all honesty so long as he feels loved, supported, safe and is healthy - nothing else matters.
As a general rule I don't like to go over the the top with celebrations. I like for things to feel warm, a little festive and loving without being too over-the-top. I know many people who create extraordinary decor that feels magical but that's just not me. Maybe I'm too lazy or just a little too 'basic'... regardless, all I really want is for my son to feel loved and create a warm, comfortable and memorable home. We decided long ago that we didn't want him to to grow up expected excess. I feel like people take events and just put so mich pressure for perfection and it isn't sustainable. For me memorable doesn't necessarily mean anything too out there... just simple memories of love and family at Christmas. Let the holiday season begin! ❤🎄❄
🌳Mother Nature at Her Finest 🌳
From the farthest tip of Western Canada, and maybe the smallest little geographical footprint too - #Tofino has had the biggest impact on your heart strings with the utterly raw, majestic & MASSIVE beauty it gives to us.
Because it’s a pink, velvet, floral dress. What was the question again? 🌺 •
Picked up this beauty at @boaboutique in The Beaches - such a cute shop, and dog-friendly! Fritz helped me pick this dress out - he probably wanted to eat the flowers 😂. Don’t you love local finds? #ootd#allofthepinkthings#floral#sponsored 📷: @clarkylaura
I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world “ LIFE IN PLASTIC “ it’s fantastic. NEW EDITORIAL featuring the @asos_barbara @malebitch 💄💋 Photographer: @valentinfabre Model/Stylist: @asos_barbara @Malebitch
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I think it is finally safe to say, the girls room is done being painted and is ready for the cribs to be put in there and then let the styling begin (phew run in sentence) I cannot contain my excitement for this! Would love to hear your favorite small shops for girl room decor. Help a mama out!
This was a very interesting hotpot concept... the broth is created by the steam from the multitude of ingredients, winter melon being the main.
It was a very interesting experience and the place itself has an "upscale" vibe about it; price-wise as well. I'd recommend trying this place out for a special occasion.
Happy Sunday! Had to post one more of this little dude! Love his expression ☺️ We spent the day putting the tree up (#wearethosepeople ) and eating Christmas cookies and watching Polar Express. Pretty productive day 😏
“If you build it they will come”. I️ swear I️ heard my husband say this line from Field of Dreams for years before I️ ever attached any meaning to it.
Here’s the thing about what I️ do - I️ get ideas and without overthinking them I️ put them into action. There is always a moment when I pause and think to myself “will anyone read this, like this, come to this", but I️ have to put aside the doubts and trust that the right people will show up.
Last night was the Isla Pearl Holiday Party and I️ could not have created a more perfect guest list than the one that showed up. A house full of women who all came together for a fun night and more specifically for an amazing cause. Because of these women who consistently show up without hesitation there will be a lot of children waking up to a magical Christmas morning this year. .
Thank you to @smitherystyle for inspiring the inner model in everyone last night, @valentinosacademy for giving everyone dreamy holiday looks, @mandrcatering for the beautiful sweet treats and @ninewestcanada for the swag bags and making the most beautiful shoes that are equally as comfortable to host a party all night. .
However crazy you think your idea might be, just build it - whatever it is. Move quickly past the hesitation, self-doubt and worrying if anyone will show up. They will. Whoever they are they will be the right ones, the ones you need in your life and who will continue to show up when it matters the most ❤️ || #grateful#gratitude#womensupportingwomen
Good night Toronto! Shine bright! 🎄
What a weekend it's been! Can't help but think what the upcoming season has in store.
We're creating our holiday bucket list:
◽ Mail out cards
◽ Host a cookie exchange .
◽ Go for a drive to see Christmas lights
◽ Make a snow angel
◽ Build a snowman
◽ Stay in our PJs all day
◽ Make a blanket fort
◽ Host a board game night .
◽ Go skating
◽ Go toboganning .
◽ Drink hot chocolate .
◽ Visit a Christmas Market
◽ Give back to the community
What's on your list?
Weekends are for cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks and hot chocolate. There’s nothing more magical than a quiet, cozy Sunday at home, am I right?! ☕️❄️ @frankandoakwomen is #MadeForGoodLiving . What’s your good living moment? #frankandoaknetwork#yesFO#ad