Category Archives: Spring

Currently Loving

It has been awhile since I have shared some fun things I am loving and using these days!

I found these Clif bars in Phoenix and loved them but had no hope we would have them here but I was wrong and we do now!

So I am working hard on some makeup skills, okay not really but I am trying… mainly when it comes to my eyebrows and eye makeup. I finally bought eyebrow gel (key!) and replaced my really old eyeshadow palette with this new one.

In Phoenix Chad’s Step-Mom had these Re-Play plates for the girls and we loved them so I got some for our girls for their Easter baskets.

Funny story, I was taking photos for this post and had the plates out. Avery was upstairs (or so I thought), and I was putting away the plates when she came down the stairs… “Mom, I saw something pink and purple on grey table, what was it?” “Nothing” I replied. “I know you are hiding something, you can tell me you know”. haha. I then changed the subject but now I am sure she will realize it at Easter so might need to say they are from me versus the Easter bunny.

I have become jar obsessed in my pantry and now have a whole shelf of jars – after all they just look prettier and more organized. These ultraviolet glass jars by Infinity Jars are perfect for storing dry foods, they are airtight, lightproof, leak proof and smell proof!

I have two sizes, the 150mL and 500mL – both are screw top making them the perfect choice for storing spices and other bulk foods. I love that they also preserve the freshness of the foods as well. I think these would be great for storing herbs and coffee for this reason!

Spring! Spring arrived Monday and well I am a tad happy 😉 I am ready to spend more time outside without a million layers on.

I have been drinking more tea lately, and this one is my current obsession. No idea what I will do once it is gone, Trader Joes come north!!


Weekend Recap

This weekend felt like Spring! It was so nice to be able to be outside more and actually be warm!


My Mom joined us for supper (Subway) then came over so we (I mean her) could work on the teepee for the girls more. After she left Chad and I caught up on Big Brother.

Oh and it was St. Patrick’s Day! The best we could do before work…


Our day: Morning Costco trip – a (mucky) walk outside – cleaned out the garage and cars – family movie night.

Avery wore this necklace around her head all morning:


I wanted to run outside but we had booked Avery into yoga since she did not go last Sunday and it would be tight for time running outside so I opted for This Is Us and 8km on the treadmill.

During yoga I caught up on my latest book club book, I just got it and have until Thursday to read it!


Chloe was grumpy after a short morning nap and thankfully she napped for 2.5 hours in the afternoon. I did chores then Avery and I played outside until Chloe got up and she joined us.

Chloe getting into trouble, as usual 😉

The rest of the day was spent blogging, doing laundry and relaxing!


Weekend Recap

Today marks my first day at home with both girls, wish me luck! Not that I am too worried, I am sure it will go great. Onto our weekend…


In the morning we met Avery’s dayhome at a park for awhile. Avery told me that she was not coming home with me after – haha, thanks kid 😉 After lunch we had mat time, ordered C’s birth certificate and went to my work for a visit, oh and went for a walk.

Chloe during her mat time:


We picked up Avery, it was harder than her first day at dayhome! Seeing her hug all the kids goodbye and everyone telling her they will miss her – tear.

I asked Chad if we could go out for supper and he agreed so once he was home it was off to our favourite place, Famoso! It is also Avery’s:


It was delicious as always and I got to also enjoy an adult drink 🙂


We caught up on Big Brother after the girl’s were in bed and that was our night.


Nothing too exciting in the morning, Costco and a grocery run. It seems like such a rush to get the errands done to get home so Chloe can eat and Avery can nap but it always works out with minimal crying!

I power cleaned the house while both girls napped and finished a good 30 minutes before either woke up.


Both girls woke up within 15 minutes of each other, so we decided to get out for some fresh air and try them both in the double stroller (MEC bike trailer/jogger).

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I am not sure how I will like running with it since I LOVE my Bob stroller but I am also not spending money on another double stroller as I will never use it except to run. BUT the girls loved it.

And of course we stopped at the park:

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My Mom joined us for supper before me, her and Chloe headed to the All Things Pretty Market. It was in an awesome larger venue with a ton of vendors. But I ended up not buying a lot.


I was too indecisive on things!

The rest of the night was uneventful and I think I fell asleep on the couch around 9pm.


Our dumb cat was banging on the door (she is locked up at night) at 5am and woke up Avery SO we started our day very early. Thanks cat.

I made oatmeal for breakfast and let Avery choose her toppings which seemed to get her more interested in eating – these days she will rarely eat meals, just snacks.

My oatmeal:


Our morning consisted of going to our neighbourhood clean-up and BBQ lunch which had a great turnout. I am excited to have these things in our new neighbourhood and look forward to being involved as I sit on the neighbourhood association board now.


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After nap time we got outside to enjoy the weather – 21 degrees on May 1st!! We took a 6km walk down to the trail system, had some snacks, played on playgrounds and headed back home up a very large hill. Thankfully I survived so now feel better about my 5km Mother’s Day run next weekend – which will be walked.

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We came home a little pink, dirty and happy – so excited for this summer after days like this. Our evening involved bathing both kids, Big Brother and an early bedtime.




I see currently posts all over the blog world and not sure I have ever done one! I semi missed this week in blog post planning so it freed up a day for me to finally squeeze one in Smile

Currently Reading…this book:


It is our next book club read, it sounds really good, but I have yet to start it, hopefully this weekend!

Currently Wearing…too many dark clothes! I need to find some spring/summer work tops BAD. But have had no luck. I have lots of great coloured and neutral pixie pants so now just need to find some tops. In the mean time I am wearing my colour on my toes:


Currently Excited for…EASTER! I love Easter *almost* as much as Christmas and cannot wait to share it with Avery this year. Here is her Easter basket, I went a tad overboard…


A bubble wand, Mess-free Colouring, Animal Facts book, Lil’ Shopper Play Set, a watering can, Easter straw cup (Target), sidewalk chalk and Alpha Block book.

My plan is to a trail of plastic eggs from her bedroom with the purple basket and have the rest in the livingroom. If the weather was nice I would do an outdoor egg hunt too, maybe next year!

Currently Drinking…water, coffee and tea. I am trying to only drink those things and coffee in moderation Smile My Camelbak water bottle saves me here, my daily goal is four a day.

Currently Dreaming… of the YOGA WINE + UNWIND I booked for this summer! Guys, I could not be more excited about this. As soon as my studio announced they’d have a summer retreat I knew I would go no matter what. Turns out we will be in the area (Osoyoos, BC) that week at my Mother-in-laws so I will just head a bit south for a couple days then come back and we will all head home. This also checks off three things on my 30 before 30 (now 31) list – girls weekend (a good friend is joining!), a yoga retreat and stand up paddle-boarding.

Currently Watching…Big Brother Canada! Amongst too many other shows, if I am being honest.

Current Workout…whatever I feel like! I am taking a couple weeks to just go with the flow before I start a 4-5 week 10km training plan to attempt and kick my PRs butt at a May race.

Currently Wanting…This water table for Avery. I had planned for it to be an Easter gift but its on sale the week after so will be a tad late. It will be great for her to play with on the deck while I am cooking supper Smile

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What are you currently excited for, watching and dreaming of?

Spring Bucket List

Every season I create a mini bucket/to-do list for us, and hang it on our fridge so as we go along we can check off some fun things every season Smile Here is this year’s spring bucket list:



What is on your spring bucket list?