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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, 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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

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  ...