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Ten Reasons Why You’re THAT Mom Who Needs a Spa Day | Spa Utopia Giveaway

Have you ever wanted a day just to yourself? A day were you can sit back, relax  and  enjoy the silence? Imagine a day without your hubby, your kids and what’s that…no Paw Patrol? Well, Spa Utopia offers you the opportunity for exactly that and more. Once you step into Spa Utopia Vancouver, which is located at the Pan Pacific Hotel, you will be greeted with a smile, signed in and chauffeured into the  ...

For The Mamas

Always Choose Kindness | Pink Shirt Day #METMakeNice

Do you remember the last time you choose kindness over hate ? I do. People tend to recognize my social media presence to be kind, loving and real. But the truth is, I wasn’t always the type of person to look at the glass half full over half empty. Actually, I’ve been both the bully, as well as, the bullied. As a teenager, I wasn’t the happiest. After I had Jayden, I lost many “friends” and had to do grow pretty  ...

For The Mamas

A Few Things You Should Know About Bulletproof Coffee

Getting through the snowy days this winter wouldn’t be the same without my new Bulletproof Coffee! I’m on a fourteen day staycation and lets just say that the first day didn’t go as planned. With the  abundance of snow out here in the west coast and the kids being on a holiday vacation from it school, it seems like I’ll be reaching for my coffee mug a lot more. I wasn’t a huge fan of coffee until five years ago  ...

For The Mamas, Motherhood

Investing In Your Family & Health – How Dyson V8 Helped This Mama With Her Silent Pain

Four weeks ago I was diagnosed with Ulnar Nerve Entrapment. Doctor appointments seemed endless as there were months and months of no solution. I originally thought I had Carpal Tunnel Syndrome as the symptoms were very familiar. It also causes pain in your right wrist and makes it difficult to type for excessive periods of time. However, after seeing a massage therapist and a chiropractor we finally figured out what was causing me so much  ...

For The Mamas, Motherhood

10 Items You Should Bring On Your Next Yoga Retreat

When I found out that I was heading to Bowen Island with some pretty cool ass babes, Janette from Ava to Zoe,  Kat from The Pampered Baby and Kristy from Kristy Powers Portraits, I was mother than excited. Read all about our experience here: Say No To Stress & Yes to Nectar Yoga BnB. As our trip day came closer, I realized that I wasn’t prepared for it ! Thankfully Janette thought about every single detail and managed to get each  ...

For The Mamas, Motherhood

How Vintage Meets Modern With Carolily Finery

When I think about all the trends I’ve tried over the past decade, I just laugh. One thing I know for sure, is that each trend that I’ve tried, I’ve learned what to do and what not to do. My fashion sense has matured since having my babies, though I don’t wear as many rings, accessorizing has always been the what made my outfits. Whether it be rings, necklaces, bracelets, you name it, each individual piece brings  ...

For The Mamas, Style & Beauty

Su Casa Spa Fort Langley Review & Giveaway

Funny fact… I’ve lived in Vancouver for most of my life and I actually never heard of Fort Langley until a couple years ago. When I finally decided to venture out of metro Vancouver, I found out what I was missing. If you don’t already know, Fort Langley is a National Historic Site that welcomes tourists from all over the world (kicking myself for not driving 30 minutes to see what I was missing!).  If you don’t  ...

For The Mamas, Style & Beauty

How This Mama Is Pampering Herself With Groupon

#Groupon #ad Hello my lovely readers! Today, I will be quickly sharing how this mama is pampering herself with Groupon. As many of you know, I have been making a lot of changes in my life and one of those chances has been refusing to pay full price for things that just aren’t considered a “need” but more of a “want” in our society. This can include variety of different things like pedicures, manicures, eyebrow  ...

For The Mamas, Style & Beauty

Do You Know What’s In Your Make Up ? Jane Iredale Sure Does!

It’s so easy to get caught up with brand names, packaging and prices…..but have you ever thought and asked yourself what is inside of the mascara, foundation or lipstick that you are putting on your face ? I am guilty of not knowing and thank goodness I am now able to be informed about my make up ! Let’s face it. I’m not getting any younger and the older I get, the more aware I am of my skin and what  kind of products  ...

For The Mamas, Our Life in Photos

First Annual Mama & Baby Picnic 2016 #Vancityladyboss !

Have you ever met someone and thought “yes, I like her vibe, I need to be her friend”?! Well thats pretty much what happened to us three ! Finding out that we all lived in Metro Vancouver, that we all had similar goals and dreams, our friendship was instant! I found out that Amanda was in the legal field (like me) and that Genicca had a daughter close to Abel’s age made me connect to these #girlbosses on personal levels  ...