PUMPING AT WORK
Going back to work after maternity leave can be a challenge. Not just practically, but emotionally. For the past year, I spent almost every waking minute with my little one and I loved it. As maternity leave started winding down I began having some anxiety about pumping at work. I work in a traditional office setting and I had concerns about how conducive it would be to my pumping regime.
A CARNIVAL THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY
My little boy recently turned a year old and to celebrate this momentous occasion, we turned Lindsay’s backyard into a carnival fit for a (little) king! My inspiration was Jillian Harris’ birthday party for her adorable son Leo. I read and re-read her blog post showcasing fun décor, yummy treats and smiling faces. I knew I had to do something similar for my own baby boy.
After an amazing long weekend full of patriotic love and first birthday festivities, we’re looking ahead to the next few weeks and have compiled our checklist for July.
ETON MESS RECIPE
Fresh, local strawberries are a must this time of year! We love strawberries in all forms. From shortcakes to salads, cobblers and cakes, you really can't go wrong with this superfood. But our favourite way to enjoy these beautiful little morsels might just be as part of a glorious Eton Mess.
SUMMER FUN UNDER ONE
After the snow, sleet and rain, we are bursting with excitement to see the sun shining! Check out a few summer activities that are absolutely perfect for children one or younger.
FATHER'S DAY INSPIRATION
Three cheers for the amazing men in our lives! Father’s Day is this weekend and we’ve got some fun things planned to celebrate their special day. In need of a bit of Inspiration? We’ve got you covered.
DIY: FLOATING SHELVES
Floating shelves add visual interest to any space and are perfect for displaying knick-knacks, books, flowers or any other random décor that needs a home. If you're looking for a chic way to update a tired or bland space, check out this DIY for floating shelves.
Hello sunshine! To usher in a new month, we’re sharing our June checklist. Check out how we plan to prep, primp and play this month.
OUR TRIP TO THE PRESIDENT'S CHOICE GARDEN CENTRE
How many thrillers, fillers and spillers does it take to craft the perfect planter? We put this horticultural humdinger to the test when we were invited by east coast media and President’s Choice to attend a gardening workshop at our local Atlantic Superstore.
This past weekend we celebrated our first Mother’s Day. To mark the occasion, our family gathered at Lindsay’s house for an oh-so-scrumptious high tea!
A MOTHER'S DAY Q&A
There ain’t no hood like motherhood! As we approach our very first Mother’s Day and almost a year with our little ones, we’re feeling über nostalgic about all of the special moments we’ve experienced in such a short amount of time. We recently had a chat about motherhood and thought we’d share some of our thoughts with you!
CRAIG FLINN'S GUACAMOLE RECIPE
We love guacamole. It's one of those foods that, when done right, just never gets old. It will come as no surprise, that Chef Craig Flinn, of Chives Canadian Bistro, 2 Doors Down, and 2 Doors Down Bar and Bites, makes the best guacamole.
We love food that is both delicious and nutritious. These guilt free muffins are a perfect fast breakfast or a healthy snack on-the-go.
TIPS TO CREATE A GALLERY WALL
We love the use of a gallery wall. It’s a visual pleasing design feature that adds classic character and makes a house feel more like a home. Check out a few of our top tips when creating your own gallery wall.
MASTERS PARTY 2018
This past weekend we dusted off our putters, pulled up our argyle socks and donned our green blazers (read ‘Adidas green track jacket’) to celebrate the final day of the 2018 Masters Tournament.
The countdown is on to April showers and May flowers! To welcome in a new season, we’ve put together a little checklist of spring to-dos that will have you (and your home) ready for the months ahead.
GREEN SMOOTHIE BOWL
We love a meal that is fast to make, tastes delicious and good for us. This green smoothie bowl ticks all those boxes. Whether it's a quick breakfast, an after workout treat, or part of a healthy lunch, this smoothie bowl never disappoints.
To say we love birthdays is an understatement. We love a reason to celebrate - big or small. This past weekend was Jacqueline's birthday. To commemorate this occasion, we decided to live like tourists in beautiful downtown Halifax.
NO YOU MAY NOT HOLD MY BABY
Today on the blog we thought we’d share some real talk – some baby etiquette, if you will. We’re both first-time moms. We realize there are several stereotypes that come with that title, including over-protective, slightly anal and 24/7 worrywarts (do people still say worrywarts?). And while bringing up this topic will likely do nothing to banish those titles, we still would love to know if any other moms feel the same way we do.