Visiting the old city of Nazareth

With baby girl’s birth just around the corner, I am taking a moment to reflect back on some of my favourite moments of 2016…our family trip to Israel and the start of her little life. I know it was way back in April-May that we set out for our first international trip together as a…

Christmas Family Photos 2016

Perhaps its the sentimental sap in me, but I love Christmas newsletters, Christmas Cards and Family photos, often done at Christmas time but let’s be real…I cherish family photos all year long! Chris, however, doesn’t like family photos as much. But with this being the last Christmas before Baby Girl joins the party, we had…

Natural Remedies for Winter Skin

Well, we survived the great ‘snowpocaclypse” of 2016 in the Pacific Northwest. The piles of snow are starting to melt and today, the rain returned. But with temperatures expected to drop below freezing once again, my skin is definitely needing a little extra moisture and a lot more love right now. And as many of…

O Come, Let Us Gather

We are officially less than a week away from Christmas! How the heck did that happen? Anyone else feel like 2016 just started, or is it only me? Even as this festive season has crept up on me, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t bursting with excitement for all the traditions, good…

The Importance of Speaking Up in Pregnancy

You may want to sit down for this read, it’s a long one…but I promise you a happy ending!! If you’ve been following along with my pregnancy updates on social media, you’ll know that we’ve been monitoring baby girl’s growth very closely. If this is the first you’re hearing about it, let me get you…

Gifts that Give Back

If you’re looking for sustainable, ethical gifts to thrill your loved ones while also empowering others, then this is the gift guide for you! These gifts are beautiful and smart, caring for the people who made them as much as you care for the ones who will be opening them on Christmas morning. Each company…

Winter Beauty Tutorial

Let me start by saying, I did not wake up like this. If you look at the beginning of the makeup tutorial linked below, you will see my fresh faced, no makeup and just washed hair that I rock most mornings. It’s me in my most natural state. I’ve always believed true beauty definitely comes…

Winter Maternity Style

Dressing a baby bump has always been a lot of fun for me, but since I’ve always had my third trimester during the winter, it was also always been a challenge. Here’s some of my best tips for keeping your bump stylish and cozy throughout the winter! Invest in the Basics For me, its all…

A Giving Advent

Today is December 1 and although Advent has already officially started, the waiting and anticipation of Christmas is certainly building. In the last few years I have been paying more presence to Advent, digging into the mystery and the majesty, the longing and the lament, the waiting and the wonder of this blessed season of…