Friday, April 04, 2014

Anne Geddes - Little Blessings

I received an Anne Geddes baby journal from my sister 8 years ago, and I have enjoyed her photos ever since. Sweet babies curled up in sleep, or smiling for the camera - always wrapped in beautiful ethereal fabrics or surrounded by nature. 

"One of the world’s most respected and well-known photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, award winning and beloved. Like no photographer before, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity and vulnerability of children embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured and loved."

With Mother's Day coming up, Anne Geddes' new book Little Blessings would be the perfect gift to give. It's filled with beautiful photos and quotes:

"A baby makes love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, home happier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for."

"Sometimes the only blessing you need to count is a heartbeat."

"Blessed is the influence of one true loving human soul on another."

Little Blessings will be available in stores on April 15th, and I have one Hardcover copy to giveaway. 

Enter to win (open to Canada & U.S.): 

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I received an advanced copy of Little Blessings for my review. All opinions and reviews expressed are my own. 

Sunday, March 09, 2014

G Day: A Day for Girls

G Day is a new global social movement anchored by day-long events that celebrate and empower girls aged 10-12 as they transition into adolescence. 

G Day Vancouver is going global with their new Charity Partner imagine1day


* April 28th, 2014 from 9:00am - 4:00pm; Villa Amato Ballroom (3rd floor, 88 E. 1st   
   Avenue, Vancouver BC V5T 1A1)

* Tickets are $75 and the event is limited to 300 girls.

* Conceived by Lunapads Co-Founder Madeleine Shaw and a team of leaders in 

* Speakers include media personality Suzette Amaya (Big Brother Canada, APTN,  
   CBC), business mentor, advisor and Blo Blow Dry Bar co-founder Devon Brooks,
   'Sexplainer' Marnie Goldenberg, and Aboriginal musical ensemble, M'Girl. The full 
   speaker list and general information can be found at

G Day For Girls: Blog - Read G Day Stories from many women and bloggers. Click here to read my G Day Story. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Curious Critters: Volume Two - Children's Book Review

My girls love animals...perhaps bugs a little less... and with their new Curious Critters Volume Two book they can look at beautiful photos of all sorts of Critters. David FitzSimmons has taken a collection of wonderful photos and added humorous personalities - giving each Critter a voice with the text.

Each page has a simple white background which really allows for the Critters to jump up off of the pages. The white shows off the deep colours and details of every Critter.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

BC Home + Garden Show - Giveaway!

The 41st annual BC Home + Garden Show will be taking place at BC Place Stadium from Feb 19th - 23rd. Attend the show to get real advice and inspiration from experts to " prep for any home improvement project, be it a basic decor update or a major renovation." 

I have 2 pairs of
 complimentary tickets for the show! Enter the giveaway below.... (I'll draw 2 winners. Open to local residents. Children 12 and under are free. )

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Vancouver Kids Camp Expo 2014

This year I'm going to check out The Kids Camp Expo to find out what great camps are out there for Ava to possibly take part in.


Sunday March 2nd, 2014
11 AM - 4 PM

Heritage Hall
3102 Main St. Vancouver, BC

Choose from programs for kids ages preschool to 18 years old
* Meet face to face with camp directors and former camp attendees
* See informational videos, experience camp activities, and pick up brochures
* Choose from overnight and day camps that focus on: sports, education, empowerment/leadership, arts, outdoors, and special needs
* The first 100 families at the Expo will receive a complimentary gift bag. All families will be entered into drawings to receive up to $5000 worth of prizes!

Speakers at the 2014 Expo include Sydney Badger, Personal Chef, Yoga Instructor & Outdoor Educator, and Helen Kelesi ("Hurricane Helen"), formerly ranked the #13 Top Women's Tennis Player in the world.
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