Moving On

I’ve struggled with putting the last few months into words, and I was going to write a big long-winded post about everything that’s gone on in the past few months – the good and the bad – but instead, I’m looking towards the future with happiness and light in my heart.

No worries, I’m not going anywhere. Just looking forward to what’s still yet to come!

Fabulous Hair – Quick!

The holidays are coming. Can you feel it? The cold wind and the brisk air add to the feeling of change in the seasons. With all the preparations for Christmas on top of my regular life schedule, sometimes my hair isn’t looking as fabulous as I wish it could! Enter my hair fix:


Batiste™ Dry Shampoo is one of my favourite quick-fixes for hair – just a shot or two and my hair looks and smells clean, is full of volume and texture – and it save me time!

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Lashes Lashes Everywhere #RapidLash


When I shared the contents of my makeup bag with you, I didn’t expect to have SO many questions about RapidLash – does it really work? does it irritate your eyes? how quickly do you see results?

What's in my makeup bag?

RapidLash is an eyelash enhancing serum that’s super easy to use and provides some gorgeous results! I used it once a day, as part of my nighttime routine after washing my face. You can also use it in the morning, just wait for it to dry before applying eye makeup!

I took “Before” pictures and discovered just how talented makeup bloggers are – do you know how hard it is to take a decent picture of your eye?! I used RapidLash for over 5 weeks before snapping the “After” picture, and I’m quite pleased with the results…

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Altered Life.


There was a moment, it happened sometime in May, that I blinked and when my eyes re-opened, it was suddenly August. It’s halfway through the summer and I’m excited to share all the amazing things that have happened so far…

We opened up our shop, we’ve made some fun and comfy changes to our home, I’m getting trained up for the Mudderella, and life has been flipped upside down in the meantime! Our lifestyles have altered, we’re all a little out of balance still, but we’re finding a new balance within our family and finding time for it all again.

Sometimes it’s nice to take sometime away from blogging, but I can’t hold off any longer! Look forward to some great posts soon!

Moms Just Know

Snap. Crackle. Pop.

Those three words evoke so many memories from childhood for me, the Rice Krispies jingle was always fun to sing and the three little elves were adorable – they were elves, right? My kids love the taste of Rice Krispies Original Cereal, but I have to admit that we use it more often to make Rice Krispies Marshmallow Squares than anything else.

I love picking up a new box of cereal from the store, and shaking it like a maraca! I have always used the original Rice Krispies Square recipe found on the box, but thankfully they have an online recipe as well! I tend to mix it up and add things to the squares from things I have at home – dried fruit, chocolate chips, cinnamon, white chocolate drizzle, or even M&Ms!

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The First Time Entertaining in a New Home #RBCFirstHome


One of my favourite things about buying/building a new home is what I like to call the “After Party”. After all the papers are signed, all the renos and decorating has taken place, all the hard work of moving in is done it’s time to party! Most people call it a ‘house warming’, I call it the After Party.

It’s the perfect party to finally enjoy your new home and revel in its’ splendour – it’s the only acceptable time to really show off your decorating skills, discuss the architecture in full detail, and brag about your favourite room of the house! Is it the living room, the kitchen, or your outdoor space? Either way, this is the time to have your friends and family over and enjoy your new home for the first time!

When looking for a new home I always look at the possible entertainment spaces! Here are some of my favourite things to look for in a new house:

  • Large Kitchen with Island – a large island that you can sit at is perfect for chatting at, having a cup of coffee with a friend at, and having huge “Let’s make Perogi” parties!
  • Deck with a View – A deck is a beautiful thing! Fresh air, outdoor furniture, and a view is the icing on the cake. Sunsets and sunrises can be shared with those special people in your life on a deck or balcony.
  • Separate Family Room – Or as I like to call it, “The Kids Domain”. When we’re having a party, we eat together and play together, but then there’s a point where the kids just want to play board games or run around like monkeys, and the adults want to enjoy a beverage or two without worrying about spillage!

Thinking of taking the plunge into home ownership?  The #RBCFirstHome Twitter Party is happening July 14th @ 8:30 PM ET (That’s 5:30 PM PST for us West Coasters!). It’s your chance to ask the experts all your home buying questions and have a chance to win 1 of 5 $100 gifts card just for chatting!

RBC First Home Pre-Party Promotion

Dancing in Huggies #LittleMoversPlus


Diaper changes are an ongoing challenge in my house – while my little one has been introduced to his potty and is definitely interested, he’s still seriously not ready for full-on potty training. So instead of ‘forcing’ it on him, I embrace it! He’s my last baby and I cherish every moment of his “baby-ness”, including diaper changes!


I recently discovered Huggies Little Movers Plus which are sold exclusively at Costco, which are perfect for my growing boy! They move with him, allowing him to be as free as possible, while providing a comfy and leak-free fit! Bonus: his favourite Disney characters are all over these soft diapers!

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