Our Summer Recap + Share Your Smiles with Kinder® Canada! #kindersmiles

Hello September,

What did you do to August? Where did you hide summer? The fun can’t be over already – it just can’t be!

Please bring our summer baaacccck!

 Once again, summer is over.  It started out with a bang and ended so quickly and quietly, no one saw it coming. At least that’s how it feels to us!

While we didn’t get everything crossed off of our summer bucket list, we still managed to get in a couple beach days and a few trips to the water park.  We also took a couple of mini trips to Bellevue, Washington (our favourite almost-staycation destination) with a stay at the fabulous Hyatt Regency Belleuve and visits with family, and we ended up at one festival (we usually go to one every weekend!) and spent a couple days at The Fair at the PNE (Jadon wants to live there now).  Hopefully, we’ll get to squeeze in another day at the beach this weekend!

Kinder® Canada Facebook Smile Booth App

Thinking about ways to document your summer fun?  Kinder® Canada has an interactive photo app on their Facebook page that allows you to create your own “photo strip” by uploading your summer photos and personalizing it with your choice of frame and filter.

Tell us how you created your own summer memories in the comment section below!  Did you cross everything off your bucket list?  Was Kinder® a part of your summer activities?  We can’t wait to hear your stories!
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Join Shoppers Drug Mart during their #30DaysOfBeauty Event!

Last year I had the opportunity to participate in the Shoppers Drug Mart 30 Days of Beauty campaign and I'm thrilled to announce that I've been invited back to share with you the most anticipated beauty event in the city (and across Canada)!
From now until September 14, 2014, Shoppers Drug Mart is once again hosting its biggest beauty event of the year - the 4th annual national 30 Days of Beauty event.  What's 30 Days of Beauty all about, you ask? Basically, over the duration of 30 days, you have the opportunity to visit Shoppers Drug Mart and be pampered with a free pre-booked 5-minute beauty makeover session. Five minutes means it can take place during your coffee break, lunch break or any time after work or on the weekends - no excuses!


Jadon's 5th Birthday: Paint Splatter Party at 4 Cats South Burnaby!

We recently celebrated Jadon’s 5th birthday {yes, FIFTH!!} at an amazing art studio in our neighbourhood, 4 Cats South Burnaby.  With a space boasting two art/paint splatter rooms and two separate seating areas, this 4 Cats location was perfect for a paint splatter party.  The open concept design allowed parents to sit around and mingle, and for my {somewhat extreme} party décor to be displayed.

To ensure the party ran smoothly, and that the kids felt comfortable, Pauline and Hilde helped greet the guests as they arrived and set them up for an afternoon of paint splattering, while I was busy setting up the party décor.  In fact, they pretty much ran the party and made our first 4 Cats birthday experience completely stress-free.

We had the chance to work with Hilde Romme, 4 Cats South Burnaby’s amazing in-house photographer.  In addition to her job at 4 Cats, Hilde also runs her own photography business, Hilde Romme Photography. She is amazing with kids and has a gentle way of making the kids feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera, which is exactly the reaction you want from kids when their pictures are being taken!  Hilde was able to capture a number of portrait shots along with some amazing candids and action shots:


Kraft Dinner's KD Fun Pop-Up Shop + a Giveaway!

Think Vancouver is the "no fun" city?  Ready to get a little silly?  With the launch of the first ever KD Fun Pop-Up Shop, Kraft Dinner is on a mission to get Canadian’s back to their fun-loving selves.  Join in on the fun and visit the Fun Shop from June this week in downtown Vancouver at Granville Square - you can’t miss it!


The KD Fun Pop-Up Shop {the only place in the world where you can pay for KD-inspired items with FUN instead of money!} will take over Granville Square at 200 Granville Street {near the Waterfront Skytrain station} from July 23rd-25th from 7am to 7pm.

This big and bright noodle shop will be stocked with never-before-seen items that Vancouverites of all ages {including kids!} can take home by simply having a little fun, while sampling KD.  This means no wallet necessary!!


Our 4 Angels Beauty Care Experience + a Giveaway!

When it comes to beauty, whenever I find an expert in their field that blows me away with their expertise, personality and knowledge, I typically stay with them. Basically, once I’ve found you, I’m extremely loyal to you.  This meaning I have a hair guy, a nail girl, my go-to lash lounge and a waxing lady.  I had a girl that did my eyebrows a couple of times but she became a bit too expensive so, when it came time for some brow maintenance, I decided to check out 4 Angels Beauty Care, which provides brow threading/waxing services along with a number of other beauty services.
And then I had her. My new brow lady. I’ve never quite experienced what I experienced with Navkiran at her gorgeous brow studio, 4 Angels Beauty Care.  She has a very warm aura, is extremely kind and personable, and very attentive to her clients.  Navkiran could see what needed to be done on my brows {I have a lot of random empty spaces that I usually fill in with a brow pencil} and determined a course of natural treatment to help my pesky brows grow in properly.