Mother’s Day

Motherhood has been, and continues to be, the most beautiful and incredible ride. It’s fun, it’s fulfilling, it’s feeling and expressing a love you didn’t quite know existed, and it requires you to develop a thick skin pretty quickly in order to roll with the learning curves along the way. This Mother’s Day, my wishlist consists of things that are totally basic and simple, but are tied to the experiences I enjoy and look forward to having more of with my little family. Below is a round up of every day things, but things that take on new meaning once you become a mom.

Clockwise L to R: Oversized vegan weekender, Explore Alberta HoodieNike Juvenate, Signature home scent, Sugared & Spiced cake, Mug, Love Fresh lotion

Photo credits: Sole Society, Ole Originals, Nike, Anthropologie, Sugared & Spiced, Jillian Schecher, Love Fresh

Packing up and running off with my family for a few days is what my dreams are made of, especially as life gets busier and we get caught in the day-to-day of things. Everything I would need for a mountain getaway, tossed into this beautiful weekender bag, and off we go!

A mountain getaway needs this Explore Alberta hoodie. It’s casual and cute and just what I need to run around with my girls (also makes me feel Alberta proud)

As the girls get older and more active, I look forward to keeping pace right there with them. Why not do it in a pair of cute kicks?!

I love a signature scent for my family to associate with a warm and cozy home. This Capri Blue candle from Anthropologie is perfection.

The sweet tooth runs strong in this family. And just look at this cake…need I say more?!

Coffee is a necessary treat that I look forward to each day, and I absolutely love this mug that my dear friend, Justine Ma, designed with another sweet and talented gal, Miss Chrissy Charms.

By the end of each day, my hands are in need of some beautifully scented TLC, and this Lavender lotion from Love Fresh is just what my skin needs and loves.

Wishing a very happy Mother’s Day weekend to all of the moms and moms-to-be, and especially to my favourite – my own mom ❤

xo

//Posts are not sponsored and are my own opinions and experiences \\

Mother-daughter

I know I speak on behalf of both my sisters when I say that we feel so lucky to have the mama that we have (that actually sounds like the biggest understatement ever, but how does one even begin to describe the amazingness of their mom?!). For this past Mother’s Day, my sister, Sophia, suggested we get Mother-Daughter photos done, and this couldn’t have been more of a blast! She sourced the incredibly talented and fun photographer, Nicole Ashley, who brings with her a team of equally cool, fun and talented ladies to pamper and make you look extra fabulous for the shoot.

Although Mother’s Day was in May, we decided to schedule this photo shoot for July when my little sister, Eleni, was visiting from Dubai (side story – Eleni made the move aaaaall the way out there earlier in the spring, so the adjustment of having the baby of the family living so far away made these photos that much more special). Another fun/special fact was that I, myself, was right in the middle of my own mama-to-be journey, so it was pretty cool to document us plus the soon-to-be addition (only a few weeks away now!!). Here are a few images from the shoot, which at the end of it all, Nicole, Jana and Stefanie endearingly nicknamed us the Kardashians – ha!

Notice the hair blowing in the "wind"? Super glamorous, and super fun...Nicole and her girls actually brought out blow dryers to create this hilariously fun effect.

Notice the hair blowing in the “wind”? Super glamorous, and super fun…Nicole and her girls actually brought out blow dryers to create this hilariously fun effect.

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Nerds that love their Hudson's Bay Company stripes!

Nerds that love their Hudson’s Bay Company stripes!

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What are some of the special somethings you have gifted your moms? If you’re ever stuck for ideas and looking for something different, but incredibly fun, I HIGHLY recommend you check Nicole out!