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Fashion Friday!




Every month we have a budget set aside to pick up things our little men may need. This month it was all about the beginnings of every little mans must haves for fall! Thursday, we cruised around Kelowna and visited some of our favourite spots to shop. Join us every Friday as we shop, diy, and thrift our way into fall!





 What Bennett wore-Bib-gifted-Printed Onsie-Joefresh

What McCarthy wore-V-neckAmerican apparel-Toque-American apparel



What Bennett wore-Leggings-Joefresh girls-Baby moccasins-Gifted

What McCarthy wore-Leggings-Joefresh girls-High tops-Supra One Boardshop 






 One of my favourite places to shop for our boys is One Boardshop. They offer 30% off all your kids purchases! These Supra high tops stole my heart at first glance!  















Stomach Bugs and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies





Monday started with a list of about 10 items that needed to be done that day, all to be thrown out the window when McCarthy started complaining of stomach pains.  When relaxing on the couch to the movie CARS and eating his favourite snacks didn’t help, I knew the situation was calling for all hands on deck! Troy and I spent the night cuddling McCarthy and watching all his favourite movies as he fought the stomach bug like a champ. As a child, I will never forget that when we were sick and our Mom would do anything to make us feel better, which was tough to do in a house with 6 kids. Last night as I held McCarthy a little tighter and let him eat sorbet for dinner (I was thankful that he was at least keeping that down) I reminded myself that, although I am far from perfect, I know I am a good Mom and my little men know I will stop my world to give them the support they need. I love these little men with every cell in my body! Life can always wait, but hugs and kisses never!

I think a lot of times as mothers, fathers, sisters, aunts ect, we allow ourselves to think badly, speak poorly and daily tear ourselves down. It’s a proven fact that we will believe more of the words that come out of our mouth then the things others will speak about us (good or bad.) Our children and families need us to be strong to confidently approach challenges and celebrate through difficulties. Although I have a long road of wisdom ahead of me to learn, today I will celebrate through the lack of sleep, the dirty sheets and the bathrooms that need to scrubbed with bleach. I am blessed and my children know that I love them!


I’ve done my job.






Seeing as McCarthy was on the mend, we decided to spend the day at home baking some delicious treats!

These cookies are gluten free and totally amazing!


Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies 

1 cup canned pumpkin puree

1 cup coconut sugar

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1 large egg

2 cups gluten free all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 cup dark chocolate chips




Place all ingredients in Vitamix (or blender)

Blend on medium speed untill all items are mixed

Scoop onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes





Exciting Announcement !!!


Over this next year DailyRoutineBlog and I will be making some very exciting changes, and although I cannot share all of them with you at this present moment… I do get to announce one tonight! I also want to thank all of you, my wonderful readers, for your support, comments, e-mails, and for inspiring me everyday in my blogging.  Over the past two years I have fallen in love with creating health and happiness in the kitchen. I have spent hours perusing Nature’s Fare Markets for the perfect healthy ingredients and excitedly bonded with random ladies in the baking aisle (I’ve gotten some pretty amazing recipes).

As of today…

I would like to officially welcome Nature’s Fare to DailyRoutineBlog as our newest sponsor! With this partnership you will get a first hand look at Nature’s Fare’s new products, how I’m using them and what’s on their monthly hot list. I’ll aslo be sharing my must-haves from their shelves along with a monthly focus on the different areas of living a healthy lifestyle. I’m beyond excited to team up with Nature’s Fare to help bring health and wellness to your doorstep. Please feel to email me with any questions/comments regarding Nature’s Fare’s products, what’s on your Nature’s Fare hot list and what do you want to read about!


 I look forward to hearing from you~~*








Farmer’s Market Fresh


What I wore-lululmon Ruffled Wunder Underslululemon Vinyasa Scarflululemon Seemless ebb street tank


This week has been a buzz of activity. I’m officially in my second week of studying for my nutritional science degree, Dailyroutineblog brought a new sponsor on board ( announcement tomorrow) , I’m 11 weeks away from my November photo shoot and oh yeah we put our house up for sale! Which meant open house all weekend! My body and my mind has been a consistent buzz of excitement and craziness with very few moments of down time (let alone blogging.) One thing I am learning is when life gets crazy, all the more reason to get your priorities straight and take some time away for yourself. This weekend (aside from the insane cleaning) was one of the best weekends I have had in a very long time.  I was able to step away from the busyness of life and enjoy a morning at the Farmers Market with Kylea from Lululemon.  I love these lifestyle photos and the moments Kylea captures. Thank you lululemon for spending the morning with the boys and I! We has a blast playing dress up and stocking up on local treats.