gift ideas

Barefoot Books

I learned to read at a very early age, thanks to my dad, and have been a bit of a bookworm ever since. I love finding unique books, retellings of classic stories, books that I’ve never seen anywhere else. Often this is through a garage sale, sometimes the library, but usually the books I see, especially for kids, are of well-loved characters, celebrated authors and/or popular among the young set.

EarHoox - The EarBud Cure #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway

I have really weird ear canals, I’ll admit it. I am forever wiggling earbuds back into my ears, grumbling when they fall out when I go running or just giving up and putting on huge headphones just to be able to properly hear my music. Like most people I was hunting for a solution that was cost effective and didn’t involve me buying new earphones just to try them out

norwex enviro cloth

I am a cleaner. I really like my house to smell CLEAN. Like bleach clean. Anyone else? Growing up, it was sort of just what my house always smelled like. My mom really liked that pine and bleach scent let me tell you. We learn from our parents, everything right down to our cleaning and household chore habits and that was one I picked up pretty early on from my


Last Saturday the kids and I headed out to Kerrisdale for a ceramics painting workshop at Cowboys and Angels! Since Tara is such a sentimental momma, we took Livvy along to join in the fun! One mom, two 3 year olds, and a 9 year old girl. And paint. Remembering our splatter paint fun I knew I was ambitious to do it alone, but I also knew the three of

Vancouver Christmas Market

In case you haven’t noticed an upcoming trend.. I LOVE CHRISTMAS. Everything about Christmas. The lights, the trees, the ornaments, the food & treats and of course the chance to spend some much needed time with loved ones. I’m getting pretty excited for 5th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market, opening on November 22nd, 2014. I went last year on the hunt for a pickle ornament and was not disappointed, I had

Tea by Ashi - Steeped Tea #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway

The last time I had popcorn in my drink, it certainly wasn’t on purpose. By me anyway. And, to be honest, I never would have thought about incorporating popcorn into a beverage – that’s more my 3 year old’s style. A few evenings ago, while getting ready to brew a cup of Holiday Treat Steeped Tea to try, I noticed a couple popped kernels of popcorn in the blend. Popcorn?