Category Archives: Silver Icing

Activewear Essentials & Favourites

I never realized until lately but I have become somewhat of a activewear junkie and hoarder… The truth is though 75% of my weekly laundry is activewear! I feel I own every brand under the sun and am always excited to find and try new to me brands since you never know when you will find that favourite piece!

Last month I was contacted by a Silver Icing stylist that introduced me to their brand – I had never heard of it before! After browsing their site I wondered how so instantly wanted to share it with everyone just in case you are like me and have never checked them out before. It is an online direct sales company, and the above link will let you shop online. After chatting with my stylist we decided I would try their exclusive activewear crops (I went with the rainforest ones). She was so helpful with sizing and all my questions, something I look for when ordering online to make sure I get my order right the first time!

Within days I had my crops in my hands and put them on and to the test! My first thought was “WOW” – no lie. These are unlike any crop or legging I own. I could see myself wearing these for days. They are a combination of polyester and elastane and incredibly soft. They do not fade, stretch or shrink!


They sit right at my waist which I have started to love since that means I am not constantly pulling them up or exposing anything when I am picking up babies, toys, books…etc 😉 Mom life!


The artwork is exclusive to Silver Icing as well! Isn’t it beautiful?


I put them to the test on a hike in Canmore recently and got a few compliments on them too! They even matched the scenery 😉

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I have now washed them 3-4 times and their claims are true, no fading, shrinking or stretching! And still SO soft.

These would be perfect for so many things, a quiet day at home, a yoga class, hiking, spin class and of course running.

Avery and I twinning in our leggings:


My stylist also has a Facebook page where she posts new products, presales and other features. Give it a like so you can see more of their items!

I am already lusting over a few of their items 😉

Like I said above lately I have started to love higher waist crops. Even a few months ago I would have not worn them and never wore crops to run since I always felt like I was pulling them up but now? LOVE. They are definitely at the top of my activewear favourites now.

Another new favourite of mine? Running hats. There is nothing worse than running with the sun beating down on your face or if it is raining water dripping down your face. My two favourites from Columbia and Under Armour:


Going into cooler temps my next favourite is my new lightweight running jacket. I have looked at ones similar to this for years but at $100+ could not do it. Then I found this one at Winners for $25 and it fit like a glove. Score! The brand is Marika – another new to me brand!


In action at my Canmore race:


After using it in the rain at the Canmore half marathon I realized how much it is needed for not only rainy days but cool days, it adds just that one more layer of protection without overheating you.


What are your current activewear favourites?


Foodie Friday

First of all HELLO SEPTEMBER! Did you guys know that is is my favourite month? First off as a kid I loved back to school (hello type A), it is also my birthday, me and Chad’s dating anniversary (14 years!) and actual anniversary (6 years). That and well pumpkin = love.

Our week which was filled with sunshine!


Morning dance parties and just hanging out before my brother came over. We have been stealing him this week since he heads back to school on the weekend 🙁 We had lunch then headed for a walk and some errands.

Later on we made MORE pickles and Avery was the best helper.


And my smiley Chloe:



Avery had a haircut first thing in the morning which ended up being just a trim but she was happy so that is all that I cared about. After naps we took a walk in her (birthday) tutu and took some photos to show it and her hair off:

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Then made a playground stop:


Chad was at a co-worker’s retirement party so we took our time getting home and starting supper. Once the girls were in bed I went out for a 6km run in 29 minutes, not my fastest but it was a tad hot out.


We met my Grandma for coffee with my brother late morning and got a massive zucchini from her. My brother came back home with us, we had lunch and headed out for a walk – when we were supposed to do student loan things for him – Oops!

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Avery insisted he be in a lot of photos with her it was really funny.

We also convinced Avery to give Chloe her babiator sunglasses since Chloe is so sensitive to the sun.

Chloe was a tad cranky in the late afternoon and ONLY wanted to be held…


It was the Rebels (hockey) training camp/practice game which is free with donation so we headed there with my Mom after supper. We lasted two periods then both girls were tired so we left.


We left just in time as a huge storm was coming in but it did not amount to much for us!


I can tell I am ready for my race and a running/training break as my head is not in runs as much right now. I planned 10km and did 9km, it was a tad hotter and more windy than I thought so I was fine ending it there.


It was a great mail day, more on these soon but these are AMAZING leggings you guys. I might never take them off.


But in the mean time you can check them and the line out here at Silver Icing.

Oh and I got a cool email saying I was in the top 100 running blogs, but I am #139 – haha. Still cool though!


After naps (well for Chloe since Avery did not nap…) we headed to the Jungle Farm for our weekly veggie haul. Avery had a mini nap on the drive and woke up so grumpy so we did not stay long. Once we got home I realized I forgot to buy everything for supper and totally missed the day when doing my list so off to Subway we went!

Onto meal planning! I decided to treat myself this weekend and go out for supper one night – Chad will be happy since I decided to go to Famoso for pizza 🙂

foodie friday

Saturday – Salmon burgers & roasted cauliflower

Sunday – Out

Monday – Herbed Garden Veggie Quinoa Salad  (Pinch of Yum) & Smokies

Tuesday – Souptacular

Wednesday – Cashew Chicken Quinoa Bake – Fit Foodie Finds

Thursday – Chicken fingers & Aspargus & Potato Salad – Oh She Glows

Friday – Out