2020 Christmas in Kelowna Family Activity Guide

Christmas activity guide

It’s time to get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Our Christmas in Kelowna family activity guide will look much different this year, but, there are still plenty of ways to get in the festive spirit, and support local businesses. This year’s guide includes everything from Christmas tree farms, to Christmas brunches, to online Craft fairs! This page will be updated regularly as more information regarding 2020 events and activities becomes available so please check back often. Merry Christmas!

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Spooky Halloween Popcorn

spooky halloween popcorn

This fun and festive Halloween popcorn is our favourite Fall movie night snack! Make it with marshmallows or make it with chocolate, this recipe is easy and fun. And, don’t forget the googly eyes! (Every Mom’s hack to making anything festive 😉 )

Spooky popcorn chocolate

Chocolate Spooky Halloween Popcorn

You Need

  • Parchment paper
  • 1 bag of popped microwave popcorn
  • White chocolate (Bakers, Almond Bark)
  • Pretzels (stick ones)
  • Candy eyes, Halloween sprinkles

Directions

  • Cover pan or large plate with parchment paper
  • Make a layer of pretzels
  • Melt chocolate, stirring frequently
  • Drizzle chocolate over pretzels
  • Optional layer of Chex cereal & more chocolate
  • Layer popcorn on top
  • Drizzle another layer of chocolate on top
  • Sprinkle with candy eyes, halloween sprinkles & treats!

Marshmallow Spooky Halloween Popcorn

spooky halloween popcorn

You Need

  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 2.5 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 1 bag of popped popcorn
  • Candy eyes & sprinkles
  • Mini halloween chocolate bars

Directions

  • Microwave 1 pkg of microwave popcorn, set aside
  • Melt butter in large pot over low heat
  • Pour in marshmallows slowly and stir continuously
  • Once combined pour in popcorn and quickly mix to cover with marshmallow mixture
  • Top with candy eyes and chopped pieces of mini chocolate bars!

 

Which recipe is your favourite? Share in the comments what combo you create! If you love holidays like we do, make sure you check out more of our fun and simple Halloween snacks and our Halloween bookshelves!

Okanagan Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fun 2020

Kelowna Pumpkin Patch

Happy Fall! Back by popular demand is our list of all of the Okanagan’s Fall and Halloween fun! While 2020 activities might look a little different (and a lot smaller…. welp), there are still plenty of ways to safely enjoy the season here in the Okanagan. Check out the best Okanagan pumpkin patches and celebrate the season with your family (bubble)!

This post includes the following sections:

  • Farm & Orchard Fun
  • Okanagan Pumpkin Patches
  • Family-Friendly Activities

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BC’s Hidden Family Vacation Gem, Cozy Cabins

Cozy Cabins Family Vacation

Summer 2020 …  what a time. Having spent most of Spring in quarantine, a family vacation just might be (permanently) at the top of our wish list. With travel on pause for the foreseeable future, there isn’t a better time than now to appreciate, enjoy, and discover our own backyard. We wanted to find an amazing family vacation destination in our home province of British Columbia and were lucky to spend a week at Cozy Cabins Nature Resort. Tucked away in the Creighton Valley just outside of Lumby, BC, this family resort is truly one of a kind! Today I’m sharing why we love Cozy Cabins for the best family vacation.

Thank you to Cozy Cabins Nature Resort for hosting our stay! All opinions shared in this review post are my own.

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Best Teething Toys for Babies

Teething Toys for Babies

A teething baby is so much fun, said no mother ever. 

Today we’re talking about teething, and what teething toys are the best! Right now my little guy is teething (has been since 3 months!) and he finally got his first tooth! Both of my girls had teeth around 4 months, but this little guy has been drooling and chewing for months on end with nothing. And, his top tooth poked through first! It’s crazy how some kids have it easy, others worse, and the timing is all over the place. Below are my kids’ favourite teething toys. If you’ve got a fussy, teething baby, hang in there– and check out these little toys to help your baby through it!

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Nursery Storage & Organization

Baby Boy Nursery

I love beautiful baby rooms! But, they can be tricky to keep organized, since there are SO many little things, and, in our case, not a lot of space. Today I’m sharing a little behind the scenes of how we keep things organized in Rowen’s Nautical Nursery.

Just before Rowen was born I had Organize my Space help me through a little nesting and get Rowen’s room organized! If you ever need help getting your organizing underway, check them out! You can see how the process works in this Toy Organizing post. Over the past nine months, I’ve transitioned a few things to better accommodate how fast a baby grows and I’m sharing my current & favourite nursery storage and organization tips!

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Okanagan Mother’s Day Local Gift Guide 2020

Kelowna Mothers Day Gift Guide

Welp. Another holiday and no holiday activities post. I miss creating fun lists of all the places to go and visit in the Okanagan to celebrate special holidays! In place of our annual Okanagan Mother’s Day activities guide, I’ve put together this Okanagan Mother’s Day GIFT guide! Treat yourself or send this on to your family to pick out something you’ll love, all while supporting local businesses! Enjoy, and Happy Mother’s Day! xo

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Wellness Nutrition for Busy Mamas

As a busy Mom of three little kids, fast and good nutrition is key to my wellness routine. Today I’m sharing my go-to nutritional products that I have used for ten years. TEN. A whole decade of using Isagenix every dang day! I bring it on vacation, to work, and I even brought it to the hospital when I had my babies! Here are my favourite products. If you have any questions, please reach out!

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Easter Books for Kids

I’m excited to share this list of Easter books– perfect for primary school aged children. With some fan favourites like Pete the Cat and Fancy Nancy, plus some sneaky ways to catch the Easter Bunny, it’s sure to get your kids excited for Easter! We love the book an Egg is Quiet– it’s filled with interesting facts about all sorts of eggs. I hope your kids love these books as much as mine do!

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Shop Local Okanagan Easter Basket Gift Guide

Easter basket inspiration for kids

Are you looking for a little Easter basket inspiration? Or wondering how you’ll fill the baskets this year with our current social distancing measures? I’m excited to share some local Okanagan shops where you can get all your Easter basket goodies!

These local businesses are making it easy for you to safely shop, either with free delivery or curbside pick up options. (Check with each individual business for details). They have either temporarily closed their doors, or are home-based businesses that usually sell at markets. Please consider shopping local when you fill your Easter baskets and plan your Easter activities this year, it will go a long way in our local community!

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