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An Early White Christmas

We won’t be home from Christmas, and I was actually considering not decorating our home this year. This will be our first time not spending Christmas at home. We’ve never quite felt settled in our rental, and our new home won’t be ready to…

December 17, 2018

traditions & a ‘cranberry spiced nuts recipe’

it shouldn’t come as any surprise to anyone how much i love traditions. i get so much joy out of them. i’ve always loved christmas, but once i became a mom, the rituals we do this time of year became so much more important…

December 14, 2017

farewell summer

our 10-week recap it feels so good to be writing this post. it gives me the closure i have been craving. i’m really excited for fall and our new schedule we’ve been working on the past couple of weeks. but, i also feel a…

September 11, 2017

the ‘ultimate picnic basket’ giveaway!!!

i thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway the week i launched cozy & kin as a way of thanking everyone for their support on this journey. as an #etsyinsider, i had the opportunity to work with etsy canada to curate…

July 17, 2017

summer bucket list

in previous years, i have over scheduled our summers. our intention with summer this year will be a little different. it’s the first summer where the girls are playing really well together. it has been so nice not shipping them off to different full…

June 28, 2017

father/daugther ball

cory took lauren to her first ‘father daughter ball’ this past weekend. it was a magical evening at the fairmont empress hotel, where people in our community gathered to support a local children’s charity. when we first found out we were expecting a daughter,…

June 25, 2017