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How To Use Rodan + Fields & Video !

Hey Everyone !! Today on the blog I decided to do something different and add a video to this review! So I think technically this is a “vlog” ?! It’s all new to me so I can’t wait to start doing more and providing you with video reviews. My first Youtube Video is “How To Use Rodan + Fields”. I am sure many of you have heard about Rodan + Fields and have always wondered about it. How does it work ? What  ...

For The Mamas, Style & Beauty

The Most Comfortable Pair Of Platform Heels You’ll Ever Own From GEOX Shoes

As many of you lovely readers know, blogging isn’t my full time gig. A side from mothering Jayden & Abel, I work out of the home, full time, as a Legal Administrative Assistant, here in Vancouver, BC. My desk is constantly full of paperwork, filing, records, invoices and all that scary stuff that make some minds go crazy. A lot of people think that working in an office is a drag, but it doesn’t have to be.  Life is what you  ...

For The Mamas, Style & Beauty

Start Seeing Clear Again With Polette Eyewear, Review & Giveaway

Finding out that I had to wear glasses was a huge hit to my ego. I never in a million years thought that I would be one of the “four eyed” humans. Thankfully, I was able to get over the initial hurt and start accepting this new change. If I was going to have to wear glasses to start to see clear, then I was going to make sure that I had a trendy pair to choose from. The first thing I wanted to do was find a pair of stylish eye  ...

For The Babes, For The Mamas, Style & Beauty

Apollo Moc, The Perfect Toddler Shoe !

Hey Mamas, Can we talk about how difficult it is to find the perfect toddler shoe?! I actually prefer velcro over lace up shoes, especially when it comes to Abel. We have an active, healthy, 19 month year old boy who keeps us on our toes..literally. We were on the hunt for the perfect toddler shoe to go along with our perfect toddler and I think we found them! Here are 5 Reasons Why We love Our Apollo Mocs from Native Shoes: Easy to put on  ...

For The Mamas, Motherhood

10 #GIRLBOSS Quotes That Will Leave You Feeling Empowered

Hello Ladies & possibly gents….! It’s been a while since I wrote something personal (again)… I know, I stink. SO to mend your woes, I have decided to share 10 #GIRLBOSS Quotes That Will Leave You Feeling Empowered. I came across the quotes during this new phase, I like to call “rediscovering” myself. In recent months, I have started to make time for “me” again, whether it be blogging, taking  ...

For The Babes, For The Mamas, Giveaways

Lily Jade, Diaper Bag For the Modern Mama & Giveaway !

We received our Lily Jade Diaper Bag in exchange for an honest review. As always ,all opinions are my own. Please read my Disclaimer Page for more information. Remember the little teaser I did last week on my Instagram ? How about the quick mention on my  Why You Need These Items In Your Life post? Well, it’s finally here… I am so thrilled to be sharing more about Lily Jade, Diaper bag for the Modern Mama! I first  ...

For The Mamas, Style & Beauty

Pamper Yourself with Lash Extensions from Double Take Studio & Giveaway !

I received free Lash Extension service from Double Take Studio in exchange for an honest review, please read my Disclaimer page for further information. All opinions are my own. Alright ladies, [mamas and non-mamas], this ones for you. You guys already know, how busy my days are. With the two kids, my full time job, the blog, family and friends, my days are packed to the brim. So anything that will reduce my “getting ready” time  ...

For The Mamas, Parents Tips & Tricks

The One Skincare Routine Every Woman Should Follow

Our skin is very important to us. Not only is it the first line of defence the body has against germs and bacteria, but its appearance also has an effect on how we feel about ourselves. So it is very important that each woman has their own tried and tested skin care routine. Taking care of your skin will help you feel more confident in it! Don’t worry if you don’t have time to figure out what products are best for your skin. Here’s an  ...

For The Mamas, Giveaways, Shop Features & Reviews

Meet & Greet with Charliemadison Originals & Giveaway

Hello loves! I am so excited to add Charliemadison Original to my Meet & Greet Series. I was sent items from Charliemadison Originals in exchange for an honest review, please read my Disclaimer page for further information. As always, all opinions are my own. What attracted me to Charliemadison Originals was the beautiful Instagram account and the message behind every custom piece. “Charliemadison Originals is about helping you  ...

For The Mamas, Our Life in Photos, Shop Features & Reviews

Celebrating My 1 Year Blog Anniversary with Tips & Giveaways !

It’s official ! Raising Jay & Abel has officially turned one ! I do think it’s a tad bit weird that I am celebrating an anniversary with my blog BUT for me its way more then just a celebration its an accomplishment. I started my blog with the innocent intention of sharing my thoughts and feelings on the web and the hopes of connecting to other young mothers. Being on Maternity leave, I found myself itching to write and  ...