Posted on March 22, 2017

Real Moms, Real Experience | Philips Avent Natural Bottle Review 

Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Philips Avent and I received compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own. #aventmoms

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Philips Avent Bottle Natural Nipple 3 months

 It amazes me how innovative and evolving baby products are since the birth of all my babies! My dear friend now has a newborn and todder, and you’ll have to read on to hear more about her experience with the Philips Avent Natural Bottles and to enter to win some bottles!

Being a parent is quite difficult with all the decisions, choices, and opinions out there. Co-sleep? Bottle feed? Babywearing? Stay at home? We all make decisions that are best for our babies. 

For me I have been blessed to breastfeed my babies and offer them a bottle when needed. Breastfeeding has never been easy, mentally and physically, as a mom – a baby is teathered to you for a year. And I never thought with my first baby to put bottles on my registry, since I planned to exclusively breastfeed. From the start of my journey in motherhood I’ve used Philips Avent Natural Bottles – they’re made to be the most natural way to bottle feed, and my little ones have made the smooth transition from breast to bottle, and vice versa with the Philips Avent Natural Bottles when the time came. 

3 Reasons To Have Philips Avent Natural Bottles On Your Baby Shower Registry:

  1. Bottle feeding helps my husband feel more involved and deepens his connection to our little babies. It gives my husband quality one on one time, a rarity in those first few months when the baby is so reliant on me. Any mom who has breast or bottle fed their baby knows those feeding snuggles can melt your heart and make you momentarily forget the hardships – baby snuggles are the best.
  2. For those date nights or appointments, when I need to leave at least a bottle or two to make the next few hours easier for my babysitter and myself (there’s nothing worse than creeping mom guilt). Even if my little one is gulping at the bottle the slow flow nipple mimics the right amount for their age that they would receive while breastfeeding – their tummy stays settled and full.
  3. The reassurance of so many Philips Avent products having the PTPA (Parent Tested, Parent Approved) Seal gives me ease of mind knowing that I am picking the right brand for my baby bottles. I like researching reviews by parents when comparing baby products before I buy them, I like to make conscientious consumer choices. 

 Now for that you’re itching to aquire some baby bottles, I’ve teamed up with Philips Avent to giveaway 1 of 4 Philips Avent Bottle Gift Sets to you lucky readers! Enter using the widget below:


 

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Posted on March 20, 2017

Gold Rush | Maternity Style | 18 Weeks Pregnant

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We found out if our baby is a boy or a girl! After we’re done telling our family (it’s always nice for them to hear big news first hand rather than through social media, trust me I’ve made that mistake before) we’ll do a gender reveal blog announcement! 
I found myself during the ultrasound becoming emotional hearing the technician saying our baby has a perfectly healthy heart, kidneys, and brain. I always take for granted my little one’s health, and as my tech kept repeating it I couldn’t help but tear up thanking God for another miracle.

If you haven’t read our first pregnancy scare, here’s the post.

God is good!
Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on March 14, 2017

Spring Maternity Wardrobe Basics: Optimize Your Style With Dresses + Skirts

Maternity Wardrobe Basics How To Look Good While Pregnant

This growing bump needs room to grow!

The most cost efficient way of creating your Spring maternity wardrobe is stocking up on dresses and skirts. From my experience by the time 8 or 9 months rolls around most of my maternity clothes don’t fit because my bump is huge – but by picking dresses it optimizes the most wear out of all my clothing.

Which Spring maternity outfit is your favourite?

Edmonton Alberta Blogger

 

Posted on March 12, 2017

How To Survive Staying In A Hotel | Travel Skincare Essentials

Dry Skin Travel Skincare Essentials

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After spending the weekend in Lethbridge, Alberta (one of the windiest and driest cities in Alberta, especially during the winter) my skin felt like a raisin. I intentionally packed my only “ultra-hydrating” mask because I could tell it was going to be a rough weekend skinwise as soon as my girls wanted to go into the pool. The chlorine plus the dry hotel air made my skin a mess. I needed to make time to fix my skin with my travel skincare essentials that evening.

To fix my skin in the evening I washed my face with ice-cold water, gently exfoliated with just water and a face cloth. I applied the Pura Watermelon Mask then waited 10 minutes before washing it off. After I dried my face with a towel I applied first the Beauty Counter Face Oil and then Burt’s & Bees Radiance Night Cream.

The mask created this natural barrier for my skin and my skin instantly felt smoother after I rinsed it off. It smells great too – a lovely subtle watermelon scent.

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Posted on February 28, 2017

100% Freshness guaranteed: Edmonton Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup

This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

Would I buy it? Letting someone else pick your produce for your family.

Did you know we, in Canada, are behind the times with online grocery shopping? This innovative “new” concept has been thriving in Europe for the last 20 years.

After speaking with many of my friends, they had no idea about the online grocery experience that is sweeping Edmonton! The newest online shopping addition is Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup.

Personally, I avoid grocery shopping at all costs with my children. The process of car seats, entertaining them and mediating their moods all while staying on budget with my list is near impossible. But now with the flexibility of Walmart.ca’s Grocery Pickup I can keep my sanity and make grocery shopping work around my schedule.

So, how does it work?

Edmonton Walmart

Edmonton Walmart

I took a behind the scenes tour of what Walmart’s specialized and well-trained team does and the great results that come from putting your grocery list into the Walmart.ca App.

You know when you’re looking for the best apples but you need to pick them up to inspect for bruises, dents, etc. – their online shopping team has gone through specialized training to pick the best fruits, vegetables and meats for you.  

The Walmart team I met is passionate about sending you home with food that you would consider the freshest and finest for your family, and they take great pride in selecting your food.

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Edmonton Walmart

Walmart Supercentres carry top quality Canadian No. 1 grade fruits and vegetables, a wide selection of organic produce as well as 100% Canadian, beef, chicken, pork and salmon. With low prices every day and 100% satisfaction or money back guarantee, why not try it?

I’m so excited to try the service myself, and will report back on how convenient it is. Try the new Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup service for yourself and save money. Use the promo code: SAVETIME for your next Walmart.ca Grocery Pickup Edmonton! Valid until March 31, 2017.

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Posted on February 27, 2017

My Favourites | Makeup My Pregnancy Skin Is Loving | Dry Skin Edition

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 Hannah, where have you been??

I took a wee break to ride out the last bit of my morning sickness – I was overly optimistic all my nausea would be over by the first day of my 2nd trimester BUT I was wrong! Now I’m 4 months pregnant and have morning sickness once a week. Though I have noticed if I feel overheated (my body is already a furnace) it results in feeling sick, so I’m grateful the weather has taken a dip back below zero degrees (8 degrees Fahrenheit for my ‘Mericans).

During my pregnancies my normal hormonal acne vanishes (whoop whoop!) but my skin becomes super dry and more sensitive. I guess I can’t have it all! My current makeup selection for my dry pregnancy skin is:

BeautyCounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation (Linen)I’ve raved about this foundation so many times, and it has not failed me yet! Even through the transition from pre-pregnancy skin to now it’s kept my skin hydrated with it’s medium coverage. Makeup my pregnancy skin doesn’t react to is difficult to find but this foundation is da bomb!

BeautyCounter Colour Pinch Cream Blusher (Hibiscus) | I only use cream blushes and highlighters so this blush felt completely natural for me to use. The colour is a fresh pink with cool undertones, a perfect round season colour.

BeautyCounter Matte Bronzer (No. 1) | The perfect finishing touch for my date night makeup look – it’s subtle enough to be used during the winter and buildable for using in the summer. I can’t wait to pack this for our trip to Arizona!

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil ( No. 5) | This pencil is flawless in my opinion. I’ve been using it for 4 months and have gone through 2 because I use it daily. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to transform their brows.

Clarins Face Contouring Palette | After I apply my foundation this palette sculpts my face while resulting in  matte finish. For my fair skin I needed to blend more and keep it minimal but overall it works wonders.

Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick | As usual I always wear a lip liner under my lipstick all over my lips for extended coverage, but what I love about this lipstick is the hydration. Sometimes I forget to exfoliate my lips before applying lipstick (oops!) – with this lipstick the hydration is superb. Plus there are so many colours to choose from!

Clarins Ombre Iridescente Shadow (Silver White) | The perfect amount of shimmer and pigmentation for me. I typically don’t wear eyeshadow, especially shimmery eyeshadow, unless it’s for an occasion but as you can see from the swatch photo it’s quite subtle. Almost like a highlighting product now I am thinking about it, and I’m obsessed with highlighters.

 

Let me know what products you love to use in your daily routine in a comment below! I enjoy discovering new makeup!

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