Summer

Twirling My Way Through The Rest Of The Summer

I found the perfect twirl dress!

The Summer Collection by Emma Knudsen has launched and this Charlotte Dress. It’s perfect, with puff sleeves, flow bottom, delicate square line and pockets. Yes, you heard that right. Not only is it the perfect twirl dress but it also comes fully loaded with pockets. Comes in Navy, Faded Rose and White.

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Summer Swimming At Cultus Lake

Every year this is the place to be on hot Summer days! Lucky for us it’s right in our own backyard. But making sure to get there or after the hectic crowds is our specialty! We’ve kind of perfected it at this point. It can get very busy in this area, so we normally scoot down just before bedtime letting the kids get an evening dip in. Still so late in the evening it’s still been very hot and very sunny so its been wonderful this year!

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Scenic Route To Alpine Meadows

This little drive (well little for us) is one of my favourite drives to take every Summer because it leads us to this beautiful view of Manning Park. This little gem of a spot is Alpine Meadows. Located just across from the main lodge at Manning Park. It takes you up a windy road to this. We always stop here and enjoy the views before heading up the road a little further. Coming here every year reminds us even more just how thankful we are to live in this wonderful area!

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Cultus Lake Flower Festival

Another year, another Summer and another visit to Cultus Lake Flower Festival! We had so graciously been invited this year to visit again and us girls were over the moon and literally couldn’t wait to explore the fields of flowers. Last year went so amazing so of course we had to go back again and see this years flourish florals.

Located in Yarrow just a 5 minute drive from Cultus, nestled right close to mountain ranges lives this beautiful place. Locally owned and grown, this flower festival is one of my favourites to visit. Not only can you find a bizillion little and big flowers but it is also such a chill and relaxed place to enjoy while watching the sunset. Located in just the centre of it all are picnic tables and a spacious grassy field to wander around.

I love love love flowers of all sorts and wish that I had a green thumb. I do not. So this place gives me all the excitement. Randomly spread around and it has this special neat but also scattered real feel to a wildflower feel that I’ve never experienced before other than actually being out in nature. Cultus Lake Flower Festival gives all kinds of serene feels and it’s just a great place to spend a Summer evening.

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Summer Evenings Enjoying Crescent Beach British Columbia

These little moments enjoying the beautiful places in our own backyard are crucial this Summer with the Covid happenings. We are making every stitch effort we can to still enjoy all the little moments and places that are so close to us including this beauty little spot Crescent Beach.

I say Crescent Beach British Columbia because there is actually a Crescent Beach in Nova Scotia that Drew and I use to visit quite often when we first started to date and it became a special place to us! We even did our wedding photos there!

One day last week we finally had a glimpse of sun and nice weather so my friend Kaila and I packed up our kids one evening and ventured for an adventure! hahaha It was a really sweet time and I’m so lucky we had the chance to spend that time with our friends just exploring and taking it all in. I love spots like this and glad we have this time at home to start taking advantage of exploring here more often creating memories.

While here we both took the opportunity to also snap some really cute pictures of our kids together and they turned out so lovely. If you’re in the mood for a little getaway Blackie Spit & Crescent Beach makes for a sweet time. It is the best photography location, literally perfect photo spots all over the place. Just down the road little spots to grab coffee and treats. We will for sure be heading back again this Summer to enjoy some more views and sand in the toes!

Keisha Lynne, xx

Getting Back To Exploring The Rocky Mountains Soon…. 6 Spots That Are Family Friendly & That We Love!

{Disclosure this post was sponsored post as part of an collaboration program with Buffalo Mountain Lodge, however all opinions are my own}

We are all getting very eager to start exploring parks again soon, especially Banff Alberta. It is hands down one of our families favourites and we have been enjoying visiting for the past 12 years. Every time we visit we find new destinations to check off our list and continue to keep visiting.  

From family friendly to more adult adventures there is so much for everyone to enjoy here and we are very grateful for the outdoors and the beautiful sceneries we often take for granted.  

Since self isolation in Canada I know for our family it has been a whirlwind of a lot of different things and knowing that one day soon we’ll be able to travel again and explore has us very excited. We love to try new things and visit new places in Banff.  

Today I’m sharing with you a few that we love, maybe you’ve been before and have memories to share from these special places or it could be a destination you’d like to visit either way soon we will all be able to get back to exploring the rocky mountains.  

  1. Lake Louise 

A classic and a must see every single time. It always amazes me. Summer time being able to rent a canoe and Winter on the chance, a frozen lake to rent skates on. Either way we are never disappointed by the beautiful scenery we all can enjoy! 

  1. Banff Gondola  

So much FUN! We love the Gondola ride and can easily spend a whole day at the top of the mountain exploring and hanging out. It is one of our favourites to visit. The scenic walk around the boardwalk is just enough for our family.  

  1. Two Jack Lake  

This drive is a beautiful one we love to take. We stop and just take our time exploring and taking in all the views.  

  1. Lake Minnewanka 

Located just before Two Jack Lake it’s like your hitting two of the most beautiful spots in one visit. With trails and views it’s easy to soak up a whole day adventuring this area.  

  1. Bow Falls 

Bow Falls is easily the prettiest! You can be sure to see some pretty views here and it’s a great spot to let the kids run free and explore while stretching their legs. Love this spot, being able to visit around the river or walking the trail! Can’t wait to come back here soon! 

  1. Tunnel Mountain 

Tunnel Mountain is by far the best spot to see some great views of the rocky mountains. Only minutes away from Buffalo Mountain Lodge. It’s one of our favourite spots too stay when we visit Banff! Driving through this area is the most exciting. It’s just SO beautiful and there are so many places to stop and walk around. Just talking about it makes me so happy.  

It’s easily said that Banff is a special place for our family who loves the outdoors. From walking around downtown Banff checking out coffee shops and special shops to finding new trails to take the kids. There is just so much to do and we are eagerly awaiting when we get to come back and take it all in again. We’ve been desperately craving another family trip here and we know that once we get the go-ahead we will be headed straight to the rocky mountains!  

Be sure to keep up to date on Parks Canada re-opening dates…  

Share some of your favourite spots to explore below…  

Keisha Lynne, xx

Boating Adventures with Cultus Lake Marina

Another Summer another perfect day visiting Cultus Lake Marina. Today I’m sharing our visit with them and everything you need to know before venturing there for a serious fun filled day with family and friends. We went last year and it was number one day on our list and yet again this year it tops it just like last year! Every once in awhile the kids will remember a quick memory of our visit and we miss it already! hahaha

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My Summer Favourites

With all of our travels our bags have been packed, unpacked and packed again. It’s been tiring but there are some items that keep making their way back into our bags so I’ve kind of just been keeping them packed and ready to go at all times! Or some things that have been getting us through the Summer and heat wave!

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Let’s Go To The Lake | 7 Local Family Favourites

Happy Summer Everyone!

I really wanted to share some of our Summer break hot spots with you because we all love our favourite places to go to but sometimes forget about the hidden gems we don’t normally think about. I’ve put together a list here of our family favourite lakes to go to every year!

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Packing A Summer Picnic

My children love to be mini hostesses. I mean I totally understand where they get it from. Watching me set up for parties, get togethers or just helping me set up for dinner. They totally watch and lead by example, so when it comes to movie nights they love to help set up and get the party started. They love getting out the fancy dishes for their treats and drinks, lay out everything so nicely for us to enjoy!…

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