Raising Jay & Abel

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My 5 minute make up routine for busy mamas

Hey Mamas! If your anything like me and rarely wear any make up and need a quick and natural make up routine for your “every once in a while look” then this one is definitely for you! Over time [ and I mean a loooong time] I have been able to establish a make up routine that works for me. To tell you the complete and honest truth I am definitely a make up addict.I mean who can resist those  Urban Decay Naked Palettes ?! I sure  ...

For The Babes, Giveaways

Shopglitterspice Giveaway !

Oh my goodness you guys ! WE DID IT! This is my last giveaway [insert shocked emoticon]!! When I started this giveaway series, I had NO idea what I was getting myself into. Making time to post twice a day was such a challenge! BUT, I didn’t want to disappoint anyone so here I am on Day 11! I missed a day because I was seriously swamped ! Nevertheless, I was able to get all the giveaways published and announced within 11 days so I think  ...

Giveaways

Royal Canary Giveaway

Good morning everyone! This is my 19th giveaway, you know what that means! I have one more awesome shop to share with you, and then the winners will start being announced ! I  see the light at the end of the tunnel! This next shop, comes to you from Toronto owned by the lovely Sarah Lee! She started www.etsy.com/shop/royalcanary in April 2015 [that’s the month thatI started my blog – how cool?!]. Sarah has kindly offered to  ...

For The Mamas, Giveaways

Burp Necessity Giveaway !

Alright, Alright, Alright, I am going to keep this super short and sweet because I have to bring Jayden to his soccer practice and  I already have an awesome review of this product located here ! This is the second giveaway that I’ve done featuring these amazing burp shawls from www.burpnecessity.com ! These are handmade with love by the beautiful Kathleen Fitzgerald. She is offering another beautiful burp shawl to one of my followers  ...

For The Babes, Giveaways

Cutie Pie Boutique Giveaway!

Although, I am a mother to not one, but two boys, I still LOVE girly things! Whenever I get the chance to dress my 4 year old niece, I’m all for it! AND when it comes to buying presents for my friends that have girls, I buy them things I would put my little girl in! Which BTW will never happen because I am NEVER having any more kids. Two is enough for me! Stephanie, the owner and creator of www.etsy.com/shop/cutiepieonetsy, is giving  ...

For The Babes, Giveaways

Island and Castles Giveaway !

Hey Everyone! I only posted one giveaway late last night since I had do actually “Raise Jay and Abel :P”! So I will continue to post two giveaways today and tomorrow. On Thursday, I will announce the final giveaway ! This next shop is yet again, another local Vancouver business ran by Michelle! She has generously offered to giveaway a $25 shop credit to www.islandandcastles.com !  Entering is super easy! Just scroll down and  ...

Giveaways

Paperairplane Giveaway!

Hey everyone ! Do you guys have the Monday blues ? Well, I got a little pick me up! I’ve teamed up with Leslie, from www.paperairplane.ca to bring you a fantastic giveaway ! Another handmade shop from British Columbia! I swear BC is full of amazing local, handmade goodness. Leslie, is giving away one of her classic bibdanas and a wooden teether to one of you ! I use wooden teethers with Abel, and he enjoys them! Such a neat concept  ...

For The Babes, Giveaways

Modern Baby Giveaway!

Alright so back to the kiddos!! Can you believe that we are already on to shop 14!? Wooo!!! Today, Dana from www.modernbaby.co, is giving away one of their organic hipster beanie! All items are handmade in Victoria, BC [switching it up a bit! :P]. After reading their “About me” on their Facebook page, I found out that Modern Baby is also run by a mother and daughter team! I seriously should convince my mom to go into business  ...

For The Mamas, Giveaways

Kismetlove Giveaway!

Happy Sunday everyone ! I am so thankful and blessed to have so many different shops sponsor my first giveaway series ! This allows me to give you readers a chance to win some rad prizes! The next one is from my dear friend, Shelly. Although, we may have never met in person, I feel like I’ve known her forever! We found each other through a Instagram giveaway! This women is always giving! and she continues to give ! Today, you will have  ...

For The Babes, Giveaways

Scrubs & Bubbles Giveaway !

Alright mamas! you are going to love this one !! Not only is www.scrubsandbubbles.ca another vancouver shop, but after I read their “About me” page on their website, I was even more thrilled that I teamed up with them! Scrubs & Bubbles Soap Company is owned and operated by a Mother & Daughter Team! All body products are hand made in small batches, to ensure longevity and freshness.  Free from  chemicals and toxins and  ...