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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  ...

Shop Features & Reviews

Meet & Greet With Darling & Bandit

It seems like yesterday that I attended the mompreneaur event. Thats where I first heard the story behind Darling & Bandit. Just like many other small shops, Darling & Bandit started with a thought, that quickly grew into a trendy fashion online store! Darling & Bandit provides us mamas with a great selection of witty but inspirational quotes, that are perfect for your little. I soon found out that Trisha was a seasoned #boymom  ...

Shop Features & Reviews, Style & Beauty

Feel Smooth With Schick® Intuition® Razor & Win $100 Dollars !

I think it’s safe to say that I’m not the one that hates shaving – especially during pregnancy! Like really…. bending, stretching and pretty much contorting myself to shave place I can no longer see… no gracias. Even after pregnancy….being a women in general is strenuous. I personally have to thread my eyebrows every 3 – 4 weeks or I’ll look like a mammoth. And don’t event get me started  ...

Motherhood, Shop Features & Reviews

Kicking Off The School Year With Geox & Win A Pair Too!

Hello Loves, Who else is in dismay that summer is coming to an end?! It even started raining today ! This year we are kicking off the school year by making sure that Jayden has a reliable & stylish pair of GEOX Shoes. The fact that Jayden wears a size 4 junior and that I can fit a size 5.5 junior is mind boggling. Where has my little baby gone?  Why does he have to grow up so fast? WAH..I’m feeling  bit sorry for myself, if you  ...

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  ...

Our Life in Photos, Shop Features & Reviews

How Our Love Grew Part 1 Ft. Sanuk Footwear & Daniel Wellington

Hello my loves!! I am constantly getting asked to share some more personal things about moi and my little family and before you comment “you forgot about Jay!” let me just tell you that our FULL family feature is coming soon!! For now I am focusing on Miguel, Abel, and I. Continue reading if you want to know how our love grew over time! Not many people know this but Miguel and I “officially” met in February 2007, when  ...

For The Mamas, Style & Beauty

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  ...

Shop Features & Reviews, Style & Beauty

Meet & Greet With Pure Pit Balm – Natural Deodorant & Giveaway

As I continue to look for natural and healthy alternatives to help me relax and feel stronger, I came across Pure Pit Balm, a natural and organic deodorant. At first, I was confused at the product. A deodorant that does not come on a stick ?! Well, I never! Intrigued, I did some more research and found some really disturbing facts. I will not go into it on my blog but if you are interested in finding out a little more of what the  ...