The Cutest Kids | Spring Style & Growing Up

We started feeling the warm weather today. It was a sweet taste to what will be coming! SPRING! With the random snow falls and February being freezing it felt so nice to feel the warm sun today.

Slowly bringing out the Summer apparel and feeling out the Spring style. We managed to grab some new pieces for the kids today at H&M. They had so much fun and its become quite apparent how big they are getting. Sizes are going up and they’re starting to make their own decisions! They are the cutest kids.

Owen this month starts soccer and Ella is dancing her way through the year. Quite literally! She’s been loving her dance class and looking forward to her end of year recital. Owen will also be starting middle school in September and Ella elementary. So this will be an exciting Summer to savour and enjoy!

That being said again… they’re growing up!!

Outfit Details

The Kids Clothing | H&M Kids

Striped Headband | Lille Mus

Vancouver {5 Places To Visit That You Will LOVE} GIVEAWAY

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Burrard Hotel for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.V

If you ever visit Vancouver or your in the process of planning a weekend away there. It’s so easy to think to yourself “Where are some cool & good places to check out?” The beautiful part about Vancouver is that there is an endless amount of places to visit and the possibilities are endless. Codi and I had that perfect chance to sneak away for the evening and we were so lucky to get to know some really great places for us to try and of course some that we love to visit everytime we venture into Vancouver. We had a sweet taste of some new places and some go-to’s that I always love to visit!

It’s always such a treat being in great company and having a trip where everything goes right! It’s just magically fell into place for us and we had such a fun time away.

The Burrard 

Our first stop was of course The Burrard. This place is a very fun retro vibe. A converted city motor hotel from 1956. It holds so much fun character and colour. I love it! If you’re ever in need of a low key and relaxing getaway this little slice of heaven is right center of the city giving you that city feel but also giving you a very quiet experience. As soon as you walk into this unique, gorgeous place the rush of the city seems to disappear. The palm trees center court, ping pong table, fireplace and bright beautiful colours is everything that’s needed to make for a chill stay.

Below with easy to get to Elysian coffee and Burgoo Restaurant. It’s the perfect one stop shop for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If your really into it, which of course we were… they have set up the convenience of the bicycles to take for a joyride around the city. Easy to check out and complimentary. It’s super easy to ride a little way down the street and hit up some key city places to visit.

I’m always so happy when we visit that the staff is always so helpful and so nice. Always ready and eager to help wherever they can and however they can. I definitely can’t forget the clean rooms, comfy beds, FREE WIFI, Nespresso Machines in every room and character pictures around the hotel. There’s something fun in every room.

The amenities are literally endless, you can read all of their hotel features here… https://theburrard.com/#amenities

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Tacofino Ocho

Tacofino Ocho, this new hotspot was the place to be. So full of awesome energy and friendly staff. And honestly best food ever! Not just saying that because I was very hungry. It honeslty was so delicious! We indulged in a full course meal from Nachos to drinks and desserts. I left with a very full tummy! I loved the location as well, tucked in a quiet street was this totally bustling busy Tacofino. The best!

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Medina Cafe

Morning came way to soon, normally does when you spend it kid less! After a deep sleep waking up my first thought is coffee. So off we went to Medina and it was worth every drop. Another really unique and special spot to visit. I loved the old look yet with a very modern twist to it. Serving the best leige-style waffles in the city and menu is full of mediterranean inspired dishes.

Full of healthy items to fill you up and the lattes to fuel you! To me visiting new spots is always a must, but revisiting special places I already adore means a lot to me as well. This trip carried both. And with that I walked away with new favourites to fall in love with. To recommend and to enjoy with the people who are close to me!

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Karameller | YALETOWN

For a little afternoon treat we visited Karameller in YaleTown. Love YaleTown. If you ever need a few ideas to visit I would definitely recommend Luxe Spa, House Special, Small Victory, Fine Finds… just to name a few! Karameller is a family favorite so of course we stocked up on these sweet & sour Swedish treats for everyone home. The rows of candy go forever and it’s so nice to choose from recycled bags or jars. Makes for a perfect gift to!

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Let’s Pass It Down To Our Kids | Light Recycling Habits!!

You know the phrase, “Monkey see, monkey do”? When you’re a family with little children, you know how true this can be! They watch us – constantly and everything we do and say is imprinted in their minds. Children so badly want to mimic the things we do as parents and want to be involved. When it comes to habits in my home that display values of home cleaning, responsibility, kindness to others, and recycling, I try really hard to make sure my kids follow my lead. 

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Keeping It Local Thanks To Moneris

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When you think of local businesses you think of how much they put into our communities. Jobs, economy, locally made treasures made from the heart. It’s the best feeling in the world as a customer knowing that the local business I helped support made a difference. To one or to many! With Moneris they are all about supporting our local heartfelt businesses that are making the communities around us blossom.

Drew and I recently made our date night all about this. Supporting local, so we had the pleasure of visiting our local restaurant Rodneys Oyster House with thanks to Moneris. This place was quaint and cute. Most importantly the food and service were incredible. We felt such a homey peaceful vibe here. Getting to know the business a little more. Where it started, how it became, whos visioned helped kick start this. Everything started from something small and became something so much greater all with what started as a small business.

We hardly ever get to indulge on a date night, but the biggest treat to us is indulging in a nice restaurant and food. So here we were in sea food lovers paradise! Oysters, mussels, crab cakes. We loved how affordable it was to eat here and with that we were able to order a few different plates and pick from each others to try! Everything was so tasty!

Moneris, Canada’s number one payment processor made our payment transaction super easy, no fuss just tap and go. Rooted and bred in Canada Moneris they are proud to be the payment solution partner Canadian businesses trust. Always ready to help and figure out any issues 24/7 if needed.

Without them it might’ve made our date night a little more stressful and it’s nice knowing that it’s always a good payment option to trust when out! We will for sure be back to Rodneys Oyster House knowing now what we do. Enjoying what we did, we love to support any local business that gives it it’s all and offers great things to us!

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DIY Heart Wreath | Valentines Goodies

Love making up cute little treats for the kids! When they’re easy, fun and keep them quiet for a few minutes, its perfect! I got together with my two favourite ladies Codi from Creative Wife Joyful Worker and Julie Christine. We put together a cute, little Valentines Day goodie table that’s easy to put together and create for anyone!

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Freshen Up Your Hashtags | 100+ For Instagram


This topic has been on my ever revolving social media mind for some time now. Picking and choosing Hashtags. How to know which ones will rock. Figuring out the novel list long of rules we all need to consider when posting hashtags with our photos. Yes, hashtags are a great way for our posts to get seen and skyrocket. But they can also led to things like being Shadowbanned. Which is not fun!

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Creating a Cozy Reading Corner with JYSK

Creating a Cozy Reading Corner with JYSK 

Our family loves to create cozy spaces. Whether it’s with blankets, dim lights and movies. We love cozy & comfy spots in our home. We are always trying to create that “cozy” feel. One thing that has been on my list to-do for some time now has been to create a cozy reading corner. Just for me and possibly the rest of my family! But this one I had thought to dedicate just for myself. If I strangely ever get some quiet time I’d like to have that little space just for me to cozy into and just chill. And if children like to join me and relax then even more of a reason to do this! 

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SUNDAY Morning Crepes

To be real honest, I had no idea how easy Crepes were until this morning when the family asked for waffles!! hahaha Waffles seemed like a lot more work so out of lazy-ness and wanting to try something different I started peeking at some Crepe recipes. After noticing I had thankfully all the ingredients I just started it without thinking too much about it.

Surprisingly I always thought Crepes were this totally tricky thing that I just thought I would fail. So this morning it went wayyy better than I thought and defiantly way easier. One thing that I did notice though for this recipe I would double it because this was not enough to fill our bellies.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 TBSP Oil
  • 2 TBSP Sugar
  • 1 TSP Vanilla

Directions

  • Mix all dry ingredients together.
  • Slowly add all other ingredients and mix with the blender until a smooth consistency.
  • Warm your pan, I used the large Paderno pan. Also added a little bit of butter to help with non-sticking.
  • Slowly I poured a half cup of mix into the warm pan and spread the mix to make it really thin.
  • Cook one side for close to two minutes and flip!
  • Spread and enjoy with jam, nutella, fruit! Anything really! We used some maple syrup and Klaassen Farms Blueberry Jam!

Defiantly be prepared to make an extra batch, so maybe double the recipe. Whatever leftovers we have (if we have any) I usually freeze for the next day and early breakfast before school for Owen!

I totally changed my perspective on making crepes. I mean they’re no IHOP but they are still the real deal! Enjoy and let me know if you try the recipe and how it works for you!

Keisha Lynne, xx

I HEART YOU Valentines Kids Party

It’s all about the little ones this year, and sharing the love on Valentines Day. Celebrating something sweet and meaningful. I love to show the kids some fun and treats on this day and leading up to it. I love that it doesn’t have to be about presents and all about treats. To me it’s about showing them the fun in the day, to celebrate people we love everyday. Appreciation for relationships that matter in our life. And while doing that making it fun and creative!

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TIC TAC TOE Valentines Treats

Okayyyyyy! I’ve started the Valentines Day vibes over here. I’m not one to celebrate every little holiday but I always make a exception for of course Christmas and Valentines Day. Which is something basically imprinted from a very young age with my mother!

I love to be able to create something small and something thats fun and different for the kids to enjoy. Doesn’t always have to be big and beautiful. Or expensive. Something they can do with me.

Today Ella and I had some quiet time and put together some fun things to celebrate. These Tic Tac Toe treats you can enjoy for yourself or even treat your friends. Easy to make and fun to play with!

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