Crazy little crackers drinking tea?  Yup, that’s adorable!  Maddie wore this super sweet dress to a birthday party over the weekend.  She loved the dress and yelled “pretty” as soon as I put it on her.  It’s such a cozy little dress that gives her the freedom to run, play, and dance.  She loves to dance and and got a lot of twirling done in this outfit.

Redrabbit Boutique has the most adorable and ethically made clothes for your littles.  Actually every item purchased in their boutique will be donated to Free The Children.  Visit their website for more info.  This dress, although not a traditional Christmas style dress, is perfect for the holiday season and will carry her through into the Spring.  I really do love playful prints for kids like this one, that manage to be fun without being obnoxious.  Some kids stuff is so busy and over the top, that’s it’s hard to imagine them wearing it very much.  I like to buy her clothes a bit big for obvious growing room and to layer over things like undershirts and leggings.  Maddie has a bit of a fancier dress from this same boutique coming in an upcoming post.  Stay tuned for more holiday looks from me and my little miss.

Outfit details:
dress: c/o Redrabbit Boutique
hair bow: Peekabloom Baby
boots: Carter’s


Sweater: Joe Fresh
Jacket and Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Aldo
Earmuffs: Winners
Scarf: Plenty
Bracelets: c/o Pearls for Girls (a pretty Swedish line new to Canada)

{Madelyn’s Outfit}
Jacket: Zara Baby (purchased at JBF Vancouver)
Pants: gift
Hair clip: Peekabloom Baby
Shoes: First Prints

I am a Christmas movie nut.  I get as many in this time of year as possible.  Even the terribly cheesey and predictable made for TV ones. {I actually cried watching one the other day. Such a loser…I know.}  Of course I also have my favourites like Love Actually.  Last night with Madelyn in bed and my husband at hockey, I made myself a cup of peppermint tea and soaked in this holiday movie must.  I remember back to my single days of watching this movie and how I would wish for big love in my future.

When I was single at Christmas I would make wishes for my future self.  I wished for things that now seem so simple, but then felt huge.  I wished for a house.  Somewhere I could plant flowers, paint the walls whatever colour I wanted, and feel proud to own.  I wished for a husband.  A wanted a man who I would adore and who would do anything for me.  I wished for a family.  A little girl all my own to love and sing to and rock in my arms.

Now here I am years later, and all of those Christmas wishes have come true.  Whenever I have a moment and I get that “I need more”  attitude, I like to remind myself of the amazing things that have come true for me.  These wishes, although as basic as they may seem, are really what life is all about.  Comfort and Love.




I love me some Etsy shopping!  Who doesn’t?  It’s a wonderful way to support independents with mad creative talents.  Having always been more of a in person type shopper (love the experience of going shopping), I found Etsy still gave me that boutiquey feel while browsing online.  It was really my first experience with online shopping, and I liked it!  With Etsy, I am able to find top quality, unique, Canadian made pieces.  A few of my favorite Etsy shops include The Prettiest Bow, I See Noise, Field TripPeekabloom Baby, and Kait Creative.

Speaking of in person shopping….this Saturday 23 locations across Canada will host a one-day marketplace of your favorite local Etsy shops.  This will be the first ever Made in Canada event and it’s happening at 800 Robson St. here in Vancouver.  Other BC cities participating include Victoria, Kelowna, and Nanaimo.   The Vancouver event will be on from 10-5 where you can shop 57 local Etsy sellers including personalized IPhone case from Field Trip!  {Love their cases!}   For more information on this event, visit the Facebook page. {here}

Happy Shopping!



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