Raising Jay & Abel

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Heydy Lopez

For The Babes, Our Life in Photos

Lumberjack Themed Birthday Party !!

I can’t believe that we just celebrated Abel’s first birthday just a couple weeks ago! The month of December was extremely busy for our family. Not only did we have to think about Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Years, we also had to think about Abel’s first birthday! If you’re wondering, Abel was born on his due date of December 27, 2014. Knowing that our guests would  have christmas parties to attend, we sent out  ...

Shop Features & Reviews

DIY Lip Balm w/ Tiny Fern

Last month, I had the pleasure of meeting Master Crafter, Meghan Maclean, at a local pop-up shop. She was selling DIY Body Butter and DIY Lip Balm kits. Being a do-it-yourselfer, I instantly thought it was perfect! Everything I needed to make Lip Balm or Body Butter in a kit? Do you know what this means? It means you don’t have to go out and buy all the ingredients individually and then you don’t have a huge amount of ingredients  ...

For The Mamas

5 reasons why you’re being restricted on Instagram

Recently, Instagram has been cracking the whip on us Instagram users. If you don’t already know, Instagram users are restricted to how many likes, comments, follows and unfollows per hour you can make to block out spam accounts. I believe you can only like 350 pictures per hour and your “following” limit is maxed out at 7500. Now, this may seem like a far cry when you think of the “normal” Instagram user.  ...

For The Mamas, Style & Beauty

Style x Raisingjayandabel – Shop Pink Blush

I’ll admit, being a mom to two little boys I tend to get lost in all the casual, comfy, boyfriend looks that are offered to us ladies nowadays [I mean who else loves matching with their littles?]. Now, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that, trust me, If I could wear an oversized sweater,with leggings , and combat boots everyday, I would. BUT, every once in a while I like to undo the mom bun and get a little girly.  ...

For The Mamas, Shop Features & Reviews

How to wear a Blanket Scarf w/ Shop Zyania

If your a local Vancouverite, you already know that there are a few essential pieces of clothing/accessories you must own during the winter season. Such as a warm parka, umbrella, rain boots, toque, gloves and of course a comfy blanket scarf! Today I am sharing four ways how to wear your blanket scarf from zyania.com. I received this item in exchange for an honest review, please read my Disclaimer page for further information. LET IT HANG  ...

Our Life in Photos

All Aboard the Polar Express !

Hey everybody !! This past weekend the boys and I had the pleasure of attending the Polar Express at West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish!! In the twenty something years that I lived in Vancouver, I have never been or heard of the Polar Express ! So of course, I was absolutely thrilled that we were finally going [childhood dreams do come true!]. We started off the day by getting up super early, 6:00am to be exact! Our train ride was  ...

For The Mamas, Giveaways, Shop Features & Reviews

Memories stamped in time with Canvas Pop

The first thing I have to do when moving into a new place, is decorate the walls with all the possible photos and prints we have! So naturally, when the opportunity arose to work with www.canvaspop.com came up, I obviously jumped with excitement [ I may or may not have actually done this 😉]. I absolutely love capturing photos of our family, especially of Jayden and Abel. Growing up, taking pictures was a rare occasion. Our family,  ...

Our Life in Photos

Simply Sweet Engagement Photos

A couple weeks ago, Miguel and I had the pleasure of being photographed by Nomo of www.simplysweetphotographybynomoakisawa.com ! I spent the morning of the shoot, getting my make up done by Jasmine of www.jasminehoffman.com and hair done by Courtney of www.facebook.com/courtneyBhair ! Also, I wanted to give a special shout out to Tanya & Karen Lee of www.futuremrsplanner.com and slmissglambeauty.com for providing me with a beautiful  ...

For The Babes, Giveaways, Shop Features & Reviews

Meet & Greet with Templeton Silver!

Hey loves! Today, I am featuring one of my favourite shops that I’ve followed on Instagram and admired dearly, Templeton Silver ! I have been able to see this shop grow via social media and I am sooo excited that I have teamed up with Nikki Wood to giveaway some awesome Pacifier clips [that can dual into a gorgeous bracelets for mama – see photos below] !   With all the giveaway madness, I wanted to slow down a bit.  I  ...