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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

Baby Sleep_Story time

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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Babies Don’t Keep: Keepsakes with Smallprint

Smallprint Fingerprint necklace

What they say is true … babies don’t keep. 

You’ll hear it often … “time goes by so fast when raising kids”. “Blink and they will be teenagers.” It’s not something you can fully appreciate, until you’re in it. Vienna is already six years old and Aria is now four, and I swear they were just babies! And, at only three months old, Rowen is already growing so fast. I get it now. (And also, I kind of want another baby, lol).

When Suzanne from Smallprint Okanagan offered me the opportunity to freeze time and capture a piece of their littleness, I knew it was the perfect fit. Smallprint Okanagan creates precious prints– from fingerprints to footprints, to handwriting, drawing and even paw prints– in handcrafted, one-of-a-kind, silver keepsakes.

Family memories with smallprint

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2019 Okanagan Christmas Family Activity Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Who’s ready to take in all the Christmas fun?! Y’all know we love holidays, and the lead up to Christmas is truly one of my favourite times of the year. Below you’ll find tons of fun winter family events, from town light-ups, to Santa visits, to holiday market shopping. Wishing you all a magical, merry, holiday season! PS- Don’t forget to enter at the bottom of this page to win an advent calendar!

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