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Shop Local Gift Guide with Scallywags Kelowna

Christmas is just around the corner and I’m excited to be teaming up with my favourite local children’s store, Scallywags, for the second year in a row to bring you some local gift ideas for the little ones (and Mamas too!). Scallywags is a proud supporter of other local businesses and carries many products from Kelowna, BC, and Canada. Shopping local makes a huge difference for local business owners. With a few weeks of holiday shopping left, this is the perfect time to pop into Scallywags and finish up your Christmas lists! They have an amazing selection of toys, clothing, bath and body products, and the best stocking stuffers around. Enjoy! xo

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Toy Favourites: Holiday Gift Guide for the Littles

Can you believe that Christmas is just over a month away? We are so excited– the Christmas season is so much more fun every year older the girls get! I’m sharing a few of our most loved toys, great for ages 2-5. Of all the toys we have these are the most well played with over the years. I hope you find some fun ideas for the littles on your list! Continue Reading

Christmas Eve Boxes for the Littles

Christmas Eve is a big night at our house, my family has always celebrated Ukrainian Christmas Eve with 12 traditional dishes. (And, of course our own modern spin on some of those dishes!) Its a big, loud, fun night and the tradition I remember most from my childhood. After a night of family and festivities I love tucking the girls into bed and reading them a Christmas story. It is, absolutely, without doubt, my favourite part of Christmas.

I’ve put together a Christmas Eve Box Gift Guide for the Littles- these boxes are perfect for any age, and are especially great for those hard-to-buy-for, have-everything kids. And, who doesn’t love seeing their kids in matching holiday PJs by the tree on Christmas morning? I mean is there really anything better? I love the idea of gifting these to friends and family to end off the Christmas Eve celebrations. You can package them in something like these fun Christmas Eve boxes, or pick up some simple craft paper boxes and dress them up with bows! Continue Reading

Friday Faves: Fresh Picks for Summer

Summer beauty products

Here’s a quick little recap of 5 great products to kick-off summer! This Friday faves list is all about products to give you a fresh, energized start to the day. The natural, soothing, and replenishing ingredients found in these products will give your skin and body a natural boost! Plus, they are all filled with the most amazing, fresh, summer-inspired scents. Enjoy! xo Continue Reading

Little Library: Easter Books for Babies

Easter Books for Baby

Today we are sharing five Easter books that are great for babies aged 0-2. These books are filled with simple rhymes, fun songs, bright colors, and easy engagement– perfect for story time with your littlest reader!

Easter is often filled with candy and treats, but we think books are the perfect simple gift to give to babies (and kids too!) for this holiday. We have always included an Easter book in our kids’ baskets and they are always excited to have a new book, and we know if will get lots of use and enjoyment. Win-win in my books! 😉 And for kids a little bit older, be sure to check out our preschool Easter book list.

Happy reading and Happy Easter! xo

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Little Library: Easter Books for Preschoolers

Easter Books for Preschoolers

Happy spring, Happy Easter! This Easter book collection is perfect for kids ages four and up. These books offer a mixture of fun, meaningful, and engaging content that is perfect preschool aged children. My oldest daughter,Vienna and I love to read these books together one-on-one. We talk about friendship and inclusion while reading the book Cat and Bunny, create a fun story and guess what’s coming next in the book Egg, and look for spring animal babies in the Baby Easter Bunny.

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Easter Basket Inspiration

Easter basket inspiration for kids

While I haven’t really given much thought to which holiday I like next best after Christmas, I’d have to say it is probably Easter. I don’t know if its the addicting mini-eggs talking (seriously, what is in those things?!) or the fact that signs of spring are popping up all around, or maybe it’s because baskets are just a spring version of Christmas stockings, am I right?

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Little Library: Christmas Stories for Kids

Round two of our Christmas Little Readers’ list includes books perfect for your preschooler, or kids aged 4-7! Vienna loves Christmas stories, and I love finding new books with meaningful messages for her collection. We save these longer books for when baby sis is in bed and it’s such a nice thing to cozy up and do together, especially during the busy holiday season. For books perfect for younger babies, check out our Baby’s First Christmas Library!

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Little Library: Baby’s First Christmas Library

Christmas is my favourite time of year, and, given my love for children’s books, it should be no surprise that kids’ Christmas books are one of my all time favourite things! We love to read these stories all month long as we get into the Christmas spirit! This first Christmas list (there’s more to come!) is a series of five little books that are perfect for younger kids age 0-2. Of course both my girls (age 2 & 4) read and love them, but I find these shorter board books particularly good for the littlest of readers! If you are looking for suggestions for preschoolers, check out our top picks here!

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