Posted on July 26, 2016

Prenatal & Postnatal Pina Colada Smoothie


Prenatal & Postnatal Pina Colada Smoothie

Keeping the food down and my energy up was so difficult with my pregnancies – I am one of the many women who suffered through morning sickness for the first trimester.

Though I’m not pregnant now I love adding the Baby Booster prenatal protein formula to my prenatal & postnatal pina colada smoothies in the morning – perfecting my recipes for when I am faced with nausea from morning sickness.

Prenatal & Postnatal Pina Colada SmoothiePrenatal & Postnatal Pina Colada Smoothie

Prenatal & Post-natal
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
  1. 1 nectarine
  2. 1/2 banana
  3. 1 scoop Baby Booster Pina Colada
  4. 1 cup orange juice
  5. 1/4 cup ice
  6. 2 tbsp chia seeds
  7. 1 teaspoon lemon rinds
  1. Combine all ingredients in blender, blend, and enjoy!
Honey & Betts



This post is sponsored by Baby Booster. All opinions are 100% my own.

Posted on July 26, 2016

Canadian Food Festivals To Visit This Summer | Taste Of Edmonton


Food Festival Edmonton Alberta

If you are in the Edmonton (AB), Calgary (AB), Toronto (ON), Vancouver (BC), Montreal (QB), Burlington (Nfld), or Charlottetown (PEI) you need to check out their food festivals. I try to go to the Taste of Edmonton every summer and this year the festival looked like their biggest event yet.

There were so many vendors that we couldn’t try them all so I suggested we visit my favourite Chinese restaurant, Blue Willow. They served a pineapple chicken and it was perfection. Piping hot, crispy chicken and a lovely sweet pineapple sauce on top of white rice.

The Blue Willow’s restaurant is located downtown and I have such a high opinion on them – the restaurant has seen many local celebrities through their doors (they have a wall of framed photos of who has come and gone through the years) and their service is the best I have had in the city.

Packrat Louie‘s mac & cheese with maple bacon caught our eye while we were browsing the vendors. The mac & cheese came with the option of being topped with maple bacon or garlic shrimp, we both jumped on the bacon. 

It was everything I had hoped for and more. It was salty, cheesy, and the bacon was super crisp. I had no idea where Packrat Louie‘s restaurant was in Edmonton, but after searching it I found that it is just off Whyte Avenue. 

There is only one place I know of in Edmonton that you can get a chocolate chip Sicilian cannoli like this, The Italian Bakery. Paired with their tiramisu in a cup it was enough to send me back to their bakery for a whole bag of treats. 

And if that wasn’t enough for dessert, we grabbed a fruit topped waffle from the 3 Bananas Cafe. That ended our food journey for the evening. 

Did you visit the Taste of Edmonton? Tell me what your favourite vendors were! 


Posted on July 22, 2016

Transform Your Beach Wear


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Blush Crossbody Purse and Beach Wear

swim cover up: Winners (similar one here) | blush cross body bag: Winners (similar one on sale here) | earrings: Stella & Dot | sandals: Shoebuy | sunnies: Nordstrom | x ring: Olive & Pipernail polish: Sally Hansen – Gilty Party 

 You know how wearing pajama tops were in style last fall? Would you believe me if I told you this is a swim suit cover? That’s right – it’s beach wear! I fell in love with this cold shoulder lace dress instantly and knew if I wore a white slip under it would be perfect. Perfect for a girls night out on the patio sipping wine and eating juicy burgers (because that’s how we roll) at The Common

Do you like the cold shoulder trend or not? Let me know in the comment section below!



Posted on July 19, 2016

Food | Healthy Choices | Banana Spice Muffin Recipe

banana muffin recipe

Annaliese (my almost 3 year old) is a muffin maniac. She doesn’t discriminate against muffins be it bran, carrot, pumpkin, blueberry, chocolate (but let’s be honest chocolate muffins might as well be cake), and my personal favourite: banana. I love making banana muffins because they easily mask the taste of the vegetables (peppers and spinach are my go-tos) I sneak into my baking when I want to provide a healthier version, and they make sure the muffins turn out moist and fluffy.

banana muffins recipe

delicious healthy banana muffins


dairy free banana muffins

Muffin Tip: If you find your muffins are heavy or dry try adding a spoonful of yogurt to the recipe the next time you make it.

Banana Spice Muffins
Serves 12
Healthy, moist and flavourful banana spice muffins.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 3 bananas
  2. 1/4 cup of honey
  3. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  4. 1/3 cup of apple sauce
  5. 1/3 cup of coconut oil
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 1/3 of flour
  8. 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  9. 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  10. 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  11. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  12. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. Add honey, vanilla extract, applesauce, coconut oil and egg to bananas. Mix together.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, sea salt and baking soda.
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients together in large bowl until well combined.
  5. Use coconut oil on a paper towel to grease the muffin tins or line each muffin tin with a cupcake liner.
  6. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 15-17 minutes. Let cool, then serve.
Honey & Betts


Posted on July 18, 2016

Collective Memories From Pregnancy To 18 Years Old | Promptly Journals | Baby Books

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I love baby books – I love them because there are so many options out there now – you don’t have to go with the bright yellow cookie cutter book. When I found Promptly Journals (you need to check out their Instagram, their feed is gorgeous) I knew I had to have one for my future babies and I was hooked on that it is a book from pregnancy to 18 years old. You read that correct – “18 years”!

I will alway cherish my girl’s previous baby books but I know as soon as my girls turn 3 years old there will be no place to write their achievements and funny memories in the same collective place. Where with my Promptly Journal I will be able to pass this book filled with all their childhood favourites for them to enjoy, and share with with their friends, future spouse, and future children. It keeps the past all together to be shared in the future.

If not for you – it is the perfect gender neutral thoughtful gift for a baby shower!

Do you have a special baby item that holds dear memories for you? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear about them!


Posted on July 17, 2016

Summer Beauty | How To Fill In Your Brows | Alima Pure

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Summer has it’s challenges when it comes to makeup decisions – do you wear full makeup? The essentials? None?

Personally, I love to wear little to no makeup during the summer. My must haves for looking effortlessly put together without full makeup are: a mascara, tinted cream, brow pencil, eye liner (my newest obsession is the Alima Pure Natural Definition Eye Pencil, in Patina), illuminator, and Alima Pure Lip Tint in Rosewood. 

And thank-you to everyone who love my brows and asks me how I do them (you make me blush), so how do I do my brows? I have 3 simple steps.

Step 1: Comb your brows with a spoolie brush (what’s a spoolie brush? You can find them here, here, and here). This helps you see where you brows lay naturally and will show you if you have any unevenness in your brows.

Step 2: Use the Alima Pure Natural Definition Brow Pencil to make short strokes along the bottom and top edges of your brows. You will be defining the perimeter of your brow. Repeat on your other brow.

Step 3: Once you are happy with the evenness of your brows thickness, angle, arch, etc – then use the same short strokes to fill in the inner area of your brow. It’s optional to blend with an angle brush or leave them as is.

Don’t be afraid to touch them up with a Q-Tip or toilette. Just like most things, the more practice you have in filling in your brows the easier it becomes.

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