Wednesday, May 29, 2013

sum-sum summertime!



about a month or so ago we bought this super sweet relic, 
hoping to take our littles on the road for some camping adventures this summer! 
I was planning on some interior improvements like a fresh coat of paint but after a mighty good cleaning this weekend, I think a new back splash and curtains will suffice. 


1973 here we come!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

lemon love


Since having kids, my health has become a top priority for me. 
Everything is exasperated after having children. Growing a baby, pushing that baby out, breastfeeding, not sleeping and the mental game of parenting puts extreme wear and tear on us mamas.
Of course the joys are far greater than we've experienced before, the excitement of watching our creations turn into their own person but our weaknesses get exposed quick! 

Like most, I'm always in search of new ways to improve my health. So I'm going to share some of the things I've been doing lately to achieve a healthier mind and body. 

First up... Lemon water. So incredibly simple and yet so powerful. 
Add some fresh squeezed lemon juice to the water you are already drinking or if you aren't drinking enough H20 this is a great way to spruce it up and make you want to drink more of it!



Here's 5 reasons to add lemon water to your diet

1/. Support Immune Function-  high in antioxidant vitamin C,  Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) which provides anti-inflammatory effects. Lemons also contain saponins which show antimicrobial properties that may help keep cold and flu at bay. Last but not least, ascorbic acid enhances iron absorption among other vitamins and minerals in the body.

2/. Alkalize the body- Although lemons may seem acidic, they are actually one of the most alkalizing foods for the body. Containing both citric and ascorbic acid, weak acids easily metabolized from the body allowing the mineral content of lemons to help alkalize the blood.

3/. Aid digestion-  Believed to stimulate and purify the liver, lemon juice is traditionally understood to support digestive hydrochloric acid in the stomach further aiding digestion. 

4/. Clear skin- Vitamin C and other antioxidants found in lemons help combat free radical damage. Free radical damage especially as caused by UV exposure and environmental toxins  is responsible for many symptoms of aging. Antioxidant intake can help offset this damage, minimizing wrinkles. Further, lemon juice can be applied topically to scars and age spots to help reduce their appearance. Traditionally used as a liver stimulant, lemon water is also believed to help purge toxins from the blood, helping to keep skin clear of blemishes.

5/.  Promote healing:-Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), found in abundance in lemons, promotes wound healing, and is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of healthy bones, connective tissue, and cartilage. As noted previously, vitamin C also displays anti-inflammatory properties. Combined, vitamin C is an essential nutrient in the maintenance of good health and recovery from stress and injury.

Lemon water....simple and very economical and a perfect beverage for summertime sipping.



Thursday, May 23, 2013

home-spiration


after leaving my house this morning  which looked like a bomb went off inside, 
the handy work of  my two little ones tearing through, ripping, dumping and throwing everything insight. I'm dreaming of living in a different space with a lot less mess and little more of this...



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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

quotes


like a wise, wise owl, Oliver told me on Saturday that...
"When I'm done being 3- I'll be 4. When I'm done being 4- I'll be 5
When I'm done being 5- I'll be 20"

That's just about it kid.
In three short years you have changed my entire world 
and taught me more than I could imagine.



Monday, May 6, 2013

mama style






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catching rays


Summer is coming and Arbonne has you covered!
so go ahead and soak up the vitamin d without all the harmful uv rays. 

Arbonne's Before Sun product line is botanical based, anti-aging sun protection for all-occasion, year round use. It is designed to provide superior sun protection while containing RE9 elements to support skin before and after sun damage occurs. In addition to the risks of skin cancer, 90% of visible signs of aging (actinic againg) are due to sun exposure. Protect yourself with Before Sun products and enjoy the summer sun!

* Note it is always a good idea to wear a hat to protect your face from direct rays, grab a stylish wide brimmed straw hat or fedora to complete your look!*


Now for the kids- Arbonne has them covered too!

ABC Arbonne Baby Care Sunscreen protects baby's delicate skin with a gentle formula providing broad-spectrum sun protection. This SPF 30+ lotion provides maximum protection for sensitive skin. Recommended for babies 6 mths and older, children and adults.




Friday, May 3, 2013

colour therapy


A little blast of colour goodiness on this beautiful day!
Finally some great spring (feels like summer) weather.



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Thursday, May 2, 2013

song of the week



another Andrew Bird gem... Three White Horses...
from the album Hands of Glory


such a powerful song and one that makes me quite emotional 
but all kinds of amazing.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New Product Line


Here they are... Meet the new line up!

1/. Pure Vibrance Hair Care: made with exclusive ColorLast Technology, Pure Vibrance hydrates colour treated hair promoting healthy, strong, lustrous and shiny locks!

2/. Pure Vibrance Travel Set (*qualify with a purchase with purchase)- If you haven't been taking advantage of the travel sized pwp offers, you should! Take your favourite products with you where ever you go in a convenient travel size and case.

3/. Calm Travel Set- (* qualify with a purchase with purchase)- This is an extra gentle formula line for those very sensitive skin types. Made with 80% food grade ingredients, Calm will soothe and hydrate sensitive skin that is easily irritated.

4/. Hamptons Classic Palette Limited Edition- Get summer ready with this beach-chic, sun kissed palette of 4 gorgeous eye shadow colours, 3 in 1 bronzer and pout perfect lip polish. Available while supplies last so don't miss out! *** I believe this item is already sold out! here's hoping it will become available again!***

And there you have it, a brief overview of these exciting new products! 


 I used the Pure Vibrance line for the first time this morning and I'm impressed! 
My hair has been all kinds of crazy since I was pregnant with Georgie and things have not improved, but I can tell this line is going to make a huge difference. I usually don't wear my hair wavy/curly even though I do have naturally wavy hair, so my challenge this week is going to be to use and style with the mousse and let the waves happen! Pics to come.

Well done Arbonne, these new products are amazing. 

Changes


You've probably noticed a few changes on the blog as of late- 
mostly in the fact that over half of my posts have disappeared. I was debating packing of my things and moving on from this space entirely but instead I think I'm going to re-arrange and re-design in hopes of rekindling some creativity and zest for it. 

so please check back soon and hopefully I will have my act together 
with a fresh and new space to look at!

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