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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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5 Free & Simple Outdoor Activities for Kids

Outdoor activities for kids

In this post I’m sharing 5 simple and free ways to enjoy some time outside with (or without, if you need a break 😉 ) your kids! These are SIMPLE & FREE outdoor activities– I’m sparing you the costly supplies and extravagant planning. You can do these with the things you already have at home. There are a million extravagant, creative ideas for kids activities, but sometimes it’s nice to keep it simple and not buy more things.

Anyone reading this will know that we are faced with a world-wide pandemic at the moment. In our City, Province, and Country, we are in a time of social distancing. What this looks like is our immediate family spending everyday together and seeing no one else. BUT, we are blessed to live in a beautiful place, and enjoying the outdoors never seemed incredible, really.

I hope you and your family enjoy these free outdoor activities!
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The Best Baby Gear with 4moms Canada

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Rowen is baby number three and it’s no surprise that I am one busy Mama! I love researching the best baby gear, especially things that will help make our life easier, and (a little) less chaotic. I’m excited to be partnered with 4moms Canada— a company that believes in making life easier– to share a review of their incredible baby gear with you! 4moms is all about creating innovative products– think magnetic-high-chair-and-dishes-innovative– I mean, how cool is that?!

This post is sponsored by 4moms Canada. This is an honest product review and all opinions expressed are my own.

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Rowen’s Nautical Nursery

Nurseries are my favourite room in the house to decorate. Ok, maybe my only. There is just something so special about picking out all the sweet little things for a new baby. And, it’s pretty much the only place in the house that stays tidy with multiple kids– can any one relate? I LOVED creating this nautical nursery for baby Rowen, and I’m excited to share the details on my new favourite space in the house!

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Valentines Love Bugs Snacks

Valentines Love Bug Snacks

Nothing says Valentines like a cute little love bug! My girls love ladybugs, and these sweet little treats are such a hit! These are perfect for school parties, play dates, or just for making your little ones’ day special! And, if you are in need of easy snacks, then you’ve come to the right place. (For those of you that follow along, you know that I love anything that requires minimal time and simple ingredients). Here are three Love Bug snacks sure to steal some hearts!

Happy Valentines Day! xo

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Family Day Fun in the Okanagan

Family Day Okanagan

Anyone else feel like January was the longest year of the year?! And winter just keeps. coming. back. But, we are in luck! February brings a bonus long weekend for Family Day! Family Day 2020 in BC is Monday February 17.  So mark your calendars and get ready to spend the day with your loved ones. We are excited to check out these fun Okanagan events and activities & hope you are too!

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Toy Overwhelm: How to Organize Kids Toys

With Christmas just one week away, we are about to be overwhelmed with more stuff. Over the past few years we have scaled down on how much we buy and are very mindful of what we buy. But, there is still an inevitable influx of toys, especially around the holidays. Two years ago I created a playroom for my girls, which turned out wonderful. But, many other toys– especially art supplies and games– were spread throughout our home, causing chaos.

Last year our family had some big changes– our third baby arrived!– and we hired Corey from Organize My Space. I was drowning in too much stuff and had too little time, and Corey helped me get organized. I know many Moms are overwhelmed by toys … so Corey and I worked together to bring this toy organization post to you, to help you get organized, too!

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Christmas Book Advent Calendar for Kids

Christmas Book Advent

It’s no secret we love holiday books– we have a collection for each holiday of the year! Our Christmas collection has grown so large that I put together a Christmas book advent calendar! Below are 24 of our favourite Christmas books that are perfect for counting down to Christmas with children. Opening one book each day makes for a very special Christmas story time all December long.  Continue Reading

Teaching Your Newborn Sleep Skills

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I don’t want to sleep like a baby, I just want to sleep like my husband.

One of my favourite memes, ever. If you’ve had a newborn and watched your husband sleep through those many night wakings, you know exactly what I’m talking about. As a Mom of three, I’ve been through the season of newborn sleep a few times. Our oldest daughter was an amazing sleeper– if you count sleeping only on people in two-hour chunks. We eventually turned to sleep “training” at four months old, and she truly did become an amazing sleeper. Since that experience, we have placed a high value on our family’s sleep.

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