• The Joy of Warmth- Supporting Canadian Families in Need

    According to a recent study by Quaker Canada, more than one in five Canadian parents (21%) have struggled financially themselves to ensure their child is appropriately dressed for winter. Stats like that shatter my heart into a million pieces.  As a mother to two young children myself, the thought of ANY child not being warm...
  • On The Road With NÜTRL

    It was mid-September. The kids were settled into school. The leaves were starting to turn the beautiful colours of Fall. Sam and I packed the car with some essentials and headed out on the road with NÜTRL. Sam (The Family Jewels) had found a beautiful hotel outside of Seattle called Lodges on Vashon so we...
  • Healthy Road Trip Snacks

    If you’ve been following along on our Instagram feeds and Stories, you’ll maybe have noticed that Sam and I have been on the road quite a bit lately.  We recently wrapped up a really exciting Fall campaign with Uptown Shopping Centre in Victoria and before that we explored Seattle and the Lodges on Vashon.  With...
  • 9 Tips for Feeling More Financially Confident

    Ladies, apparently there are a lot of us out there that don’t feel as confident about our finances as we could (and SHOULD!).  It seems many of us deflect this aspect of life onto partners or we are responsible for managing the finances but don’t always fully understand what we’re dealing with.  I know for...
  • 6 Ways to Wear Fall Fashion With Uptown

    The crisp air, the pumpkin spiced-everything, the colours… there are so many things we love about Fall, but my favourite has got to be the FASHION.  Don’t get me wrong, I am a sun-baby and living in flowy dresses and sandals is pretty much heaven to me, but there’s something special about Fall fashion that...
  • My health and beauty team!

    It takes a village.  Not just to raise kids, but also to run a business, to train for a marathon and, for many of us, to keep ourselves up and running.  I get asked often about the various members of my health and beauty team, so I thought I would introduce you to the people/services...
  • A Day In The Life of a Blogger

    Probably the question I get asked the most about being a blogger is what exactly do I ‘do’.  I get a lot of, “soooo… is this your actual job?  Like, do you make money?”. I get a lot of “what exactly does it MEAN to be a blogger?”  Mostly I get a whole lot of...
  • Bye bye wrinkles

    I did it.  I took the plunge.  I have been curious about it and wanting to do it for a while now (because … wrinkles), but I was always just nervous enough to not go through with it.  Until the week before my 36th birthday and then I did it. I got BOTOX!     ...
  • A conversation with my dad in my dreams

    Almost a year ago, the world lost Jim Gibbons. My dad. The void has been palpable for so many. I still have friends and family tell me how much this is affecting them and I really get it. My dad was larger than life. This morning, I got proof of his larger-than-life-ness.   I had...
  • How to plan the perfect al fresco dinner

    We’ve been waiting all year long for it, and it has finally arrived.  SUMMER!!  We also moved recently, which you likely noticed if you follow my Instagram stories.  We’re now living a few steps from one of my best friends and 3 blocks from another of my best friends.  I’ve always loved the idea of...

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