5th Annual Princess & Pirates Tea Party Fundraiser + #Giveaway!

Princess & Pirates Tea Party

Hear-ye, Hear ye, prince & princesses of all ages, you are cordially invited to attend a Princess & Pirates Tea Party in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation – BC & Yukon Chapter! This annual fundraiser is sure to delight even the tiniest of Princess & Pirate, so don thy Princess garb and Pirate patches and get ready to walk through the Draw Bridge! Continue reading →

Eczema; the never ending sensitive skin battle #Nutratopic

Eczema - Nutratopic When I first found out I was pregnant, I hoped for 3 things. A baby that was healthy, happy and didn’t inherit my ridiculously sensitive skin. I have the type of skin that breaks out if you look at it wrong, I’m constantly battling red spots, break outs and to be honest – it’s exhausting!

Luckily for me, Alivia seems to have been spared the worst of it, though she does suffer from Eczema that rears it’s ugly head for a few weeks at a time in a full blown break out. Its hard to explain to a little one why her skin hurts, why it’s itchy, why she can’t scratch it, why it feels rough and why she has to keep it dry/exposed/don’t touch it!

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Cloud B; helping make bedtime just a bit easier #Review

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Having a sleep routine is something that we started doing very early on for both of our daughters, and it is key to them having a good nights sleep. Cloud B has played a key part in that routine since day one. The typical bed time routine for the girls has included reading a book, turning on the sound machine in their rooms, and putting them in their bed or crib. Recently though we have changed things a bit.  Continue reading →

Italian Day Returns to The Drive! #Events

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We live in a very traditional Italian neighborhood in the Heights, with family run businesses that line the streets from bakeries, to delis to restaurants – we’ve fallen in love with the Italian culture and all it has to offer. Italian’s share their love through food and it’s evident in the way they prepare and present their amazing, flavourful family recipes – I’ve been known to negotiate with my neighbor for few jars of her homemade spaghetti sauce because nothing compares! With a love of the food, we’ll definitely be making time to visit the Italian Day street festival on Commercial Drive this weekend, will you be joining us? Continue reading →

Get wild for Hats Off Day with Burnaby Heights!

Hats Off Day

Hats Off Day, one of Burnaby’s most beloved celebrations, is creeping up quickly; returning for its 32nd year this June 4th. It is a day for Burnaby Height’s merchants to say thank you; to ‘tip their hat’ to the customers and community that supports them. Everybody and their dog (provided they are friendly) are invited to this huge extravaganza, and costumes and/or hats are definitely encouraged! This year, the Heights Merchant’s Association has decided on a jungle theme, so dig out those masks and animal print…well, anything, and get ready for a whole day’s worth of fun, food, music and more!

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Skating our way to energy saving with #REALiceCA

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It’s been a pretty eye opening year for our household, we’ve had some amazing ambassador and partnership opportunities that has led us to making more green lifestyle choices at home, the office and has encouraged us to be more conscious and aware of the impact we are making with those choices.

We’ve learned the ins and outs of recycling batteries of all shapes and sizes and we were graciously invited to be ambassadors for the Healthy Family Expo, we have filled our cups with so much knowledge on how we can lower our carbon footprint and leave our world in a much better way then we found it for our kids and really, what excuse do we have to not do our absolute best for them?

When we were approached to learn more about REALice Canada, I was definitely interested. We’re from the West Coast and like most Canadians, we eat, breathe and sleep hockey during the on season and we dream about it during the off. As soon as Alivia was old enough to tackle the ice, we had her on it! Continue reading →