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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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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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