Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Stand Up For Clean Water


Happy Wednesday!
Did you know that today is World Water Day? 
I am so excited to be teaming up with Brita Canada to help spread the word about their partnership with ME to WE .
I first heard about ME to WE when my eight year old came home from school several months back and told me all about this amazing Rafiki bracelet she learnt about at school , that helped give women in Kenya jobs to provide a better life for their families. 
 I was already a huge fan of Brita before I partnered with them for this program.
Our family doesn't believe in purchasing disposable water bottles because of their negative effects on the environment (plus, what a waste of money - the average consumer spends $500 a year on bottled water).
We always have a Brita pitcher in our fridge filled with water.
Brita has released a limited edition ME to WE Brita Statement bottle and every bottle purchased will supply A YEAR supply of clean water to a person in Irkaat, Kenya.
AMAZING, right?
All ME to WE Brita products come with a Track Your Impact code so consumers can track exactly where and how their purchase has made an impact by going online and entering their unique code.


My daughter was so excited when I told her that we would be receiving a special water bottle that would be helping someone so far away, we have always instilled the importance of giving to those in need.
She couldn't believe that there were people in the world without access to clean drinking water.
She asked if she could buy a bottle of her own so she could help even more people in need.
This girl seriously has the biggest heart.

If you want to help you can purchase one of these limited edition statement bottles for $19.99 at Wal-Mart, Real Canadian Superstore, Real Atlantic Superstore, Loblaws and Zhers locations.
 Spread the word about this amazing initiative by tagging @BritaCA and @wemovement using the hashtag #worldwaterday




Tuesday, 21 March 2017

My Favourite Breakfast Croissant

 

You guys, I have the best breakfast croissant recipe EVER.
My husband legit had to hide these from me because I could have eaten all eight of these to myself.
I made these on a Sunday as I was meal prepping for the week with every intention of having these as last at least until Wednesday, but they were SO good that we ate them for Dinner that night as well. 
If you have more self control than my husband and I do, this is the perfect make ahead breakfast.

They are super easy to make and cover all food groups! 

Here is how to make them:

Ingredients
1 package of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs (scrambled)
1 cup of spinach (wilted in frying pan)
1/2 small onion chopped and fried until transparent
4 slices of prosciutto 


1.  Preheat oven to 375F.
2. Prepare the eggs and onion.
3. Separate the crescent roll dough onto baking sheet.
4. Fill each crescent roll with scrambled egg, spinach, onion and half a slice of prosciutto. 
5. Put shredded cheddar cheese on top of ingredients.
6. Fold edges of crescent rolls over until ingredients are covered.
7. Bake at 375F until lightly brown.
8. Eat and Enjoy :)



Friday, 17 March 2017

Last Friday Of March Break




Happy Friday!
It's the last day of March Break & hubby took the day off work.
YAY!
Cineplex had March Break Movie deals for $2.99 so we took the kids to see Trolls for the second time.
We finished the day washing sheets and jumping on the bed while daddy played us some of his new music.
I sure am going to miss these kids when they go back to school next week.
For now, I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home with my favourite people.
<3

Monday, 6 March 2017

Spring Cleaning & Travel Plans

Monday, 27 February 2017

Family Day 2017 & Vlog


Happy Monday!
I finally have 10 spare minutes to put this post up from last weekend.
Last Monday we celebrated Family Day and it was an abnormally warm day, so we took advantage of the sunshine and explored downtown Barrie, Ontario.
We filmed it all on our second ever Vlog to document the day.
Click the link above to watch. 




Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Half-Up Rope Braid Tutorial



  If you've been following me on Instagram, you know that I've been working on a super fun collaboration with Vanessa of Studio V Beauty.
We've been bringing you little hair tutorials via Facebook & Instagram Live each week and hosting a couple of fun giveaways!
I've had a lot of requests to turn the Half-Up Rope Braid Tutorial that Vanessa did on my hair last week into a blog post - so here it is! 

Step by Step 
Half- Up Rope Braid Tutorial 


1

Section off hair from around the temples.
 Divide that into two sections down the top of the head creating a centre part. 
Take one of the sections and divide that into two. 

2

Twist both pieces counterclockwise, then cross the twisted pieces clockwise over each other
 (holding the strands tightly so they don't unravel)
Repeat until the rope braid is as long as desired and secure with an elastic.


3

Once the braid is complete gently pull it to loose it up, creating a softer more full look.

4 

Repeat all steps on other side.
Once both sides are complete you can tie them together with an elastic or pin them together with bobbypins and tease the ends of the ropebraids together like shown in the photo above. 
Add a wave or curl to all the hair not in rope braid.
Complete the look with a texture spray and rock your new look :) 

For all of Vanessa's Services see her website here

Monday, 20 February 2017

LIfe lately


This August my husband and I will have been married 9 years!
Luckily for me, I married one of the most selfless and caring men out there.
He is patient and always puts his family before anything else.
Our marriage has certainly had it's share of Ups and Downs over the years.
We were so young when we married.
I was nineteen and he was twenty two.
The years have just flown by.
This past year of our marriage has been our most challenging yet.
I used to think that as the kids got older, the easier life would become - but any mom of older kids knows the truth to this.
"The bigger the kid, the bigger the problems"
There is so much joy in motherhood but I am constantly learning and being challenged along the way.
There is also a lot more running around for the kids as they get older.
Between their different activities, play dates at friends and homework assignments - this leaves a lot less quality time for our relationship.
This is the first year that we have really had to "work" at our marriage.
Next weekend we are going to Toronto with the kids for a little day trip, and I am so excited to leave reality for even just a day and say Yes to new experiences and adventure!
Louis will be in the recording studio recording his new song while the kids and I attend a photo shoot for an upcoming campaign.
Before kids, Louis played in a band and his passion for music was one of the things that I was most attracted to. 
We used to travel to different cities for his shows and we would find new cafes to try or shops to explore.
I'm excited that as the kids get older it's getting a little easier to go on adventures with them like we used to before we started our family.
Although date nights are important, I'm starting to learn that your marriage grows in all different ways.
Through date nights just the two of us or adventures with our family.
I'm excited for our kids to see their daddy and his passion for music when he enters the studio.
It's totally going to bring me back to 2005 when I used to skip school to go hang out with my future hubby in the recording studio.