shirt: West + Wind (now on SALE for only $12), jeans: JBF Vancouver (consignment), belt: Monkey & Peanut, backpack: Skip Hop, runners: Michael Kors, hair clip: Peekabloom Baby

I can’t quite believe it, but here I am writing about back to school.  My little Madelyn is starting preschool this Fall.  She is so excited!  I hope she stays that excited when the day actually comes.  We are less than a week away from her staring.  We bought her this adorable backpack when we went on our trip to Palm Springs last Fall.  She hasn’t really used it since, so it feels new to her again. I found her these cute little jeans at the JBF Consignment sale back in the Spring.  They were a bit big on her, but fit great now!   I plan on doing a bit more thrift shopping for her (and maybe for myself for maternity wear).  Thrifting is such a great to not only save money, but to also make a smaller footprint on the environment.

I had to, of course, grab Maddie a couple tees from my shop West + Wind.  In case you missed the announcement, my business partner Kait and I will be closing our shop at the end of September.  Kait is expecting her first child in just a few weeks, and I am expecting twins at the end of the year.  With all these babies on the way, we decided our focus should be on our growing families.  We have a BIG sale on now.  All our adult tees are all $20, kids tees are $12, the Thrift Tees are just $7, and all jewelry is $10 and under.  Okay…..that’s enough of my sales pitch;)

So Momma’s…where do you like to shop for your ones for all there back to school looks?  Do you thrift?  Online shop?  Hit up the local shops?  To head to the national brand stores?


1) Konifer wood watch (c/o) : A very cool Canadian brand of watches all made of wood.  This oversized one is a beauty.
2) I Wear the Headdress head wraps:  Hot days mean keeping my hair up and back.
3) my Mansur Gavriel bucket bag + clutch : Nothing new, but love bring out some old faves after a while.
4) little gold rings
5) Fall fashion mags : Not really doing my usual Fall wardrobe planning.  With a big baby bump to dress, I’ll just be doing the best I can.
6) Racinne Ultimate Youth Power Eye Serum (c/o):  My new go-to to help battle my tired eyes.  It’s youth in a bottle.


When it comes to a Summer time getaway, nothing beats a good old family road trip.  We were fortunate enough to have a beauty of a car, courtesy of Ford, for our week away.  For this little getaway we took our 2016 Ford Edge to Penticton, BC.  Being surrounded by lush vineyards and a gorgeous lake, had us feeling like we were far from home even though it was only about a 4 hour drive.  So perfect for when you are traveling with little ones.

Most days were spent on a little adventure like floating down the cannal or hitting up the farmers market. We spent our evenings going for ice cream, having BBQ’s, and taking in outdoor concerts.  No day was complete without a walk along the beach.  It was the perfect  little escape from day to day life.

We rented the cutest little house through AirBnB.  It was great to have a big yard and a huge garden that we were able to pick fresh veggies from for dinner.  We were only a 5 minute drive to the beach and main town area.  Our Ford was perfect for keeping our phones charged, rocking out to satellite radio, and getting us around in comfort.  Maddie called it our special car.  The best was power outlets in the trunk of the car.  We plugged in our air pump so we could blow up our giant floating “Party Island” to float down the cannal in.  That was Maddie’s favourite adventure.  It took us almost two hours to float on down and when we finished she said, ” I want to do it again!”  She fell asleep shortly after that.

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a video with you.  This trip seemed like the perfect opportunity to record some memories.  I hope you enjoy!

Song: Cool by Jason Blaine


Seabreeze Bracelet.  Find it here.

Accessories are the perfect place to add a pop of colour to your wardrobe.  Canadian made label, Foxy Originals, offers up some fun and affordable pieces that will make any wardrobe a bit playful.  They even have a collection out currently at The Bay for the Olympics.  A great way to show your Canadian pride!

I have teamed up the lovely ladies of Foxy Originals to giveaway one of these beautiful Tiffany Pratt Heart Tickler Bangles.  Adorned with a heart charm, bell, and turquoise tassel, it makes the perfect Summer accessory.

WIN!  Foxy Originals Heart Tickler Bracelet.  This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the USA only.  Good luck!

CONGRATULATIONS to Linda Kapasky!  You are the lucky winner!  I will send an email your way.  Thanks to all who entered.

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I am so excited to announce that we are expecting Baby #2 AND Baby #3 at the end of this year.  In case the math didn’t quite add up for you…I am pregnant with twins!  We are so incredibly excited for our family to grow.  Yes, it was a big surprise and yes it took a while for it to sink in.  It still feels surreal at times.  I am currently 17 and a half weeks along.  I’m happy to be coming out of hiding…lol!…and ready to be proudly bumping now.

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