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Posted on October 17, 2017

Instagram Moms & Toddlers | Edmonton Fall Home Show 2017

Take a second to imagine this scene: a mom is trying to rallying the members of her family to take a family portrait around the magnificent dinner she prepared.

Her 2 toddlers are rambunctious and naturally being toddlers are finding it hard to sit still while she fits everyone into the photo to showcase what a beautiful meal she made – no one is to touch the food until the photo is taken. The toddlers are ticking time bombs of emotion and now are starting to fight over what forks the other one has.

Sensing the tension and irritability of the youngest children, the mom quickly takes 50 high speed snaps of the family hoping 1 will have everyone looking or have their eyes open.

That is what blogging and capturing my children on camera feels like, most days. It takes about 50 photos to find 1 photo that meets my standards.

And taking children to Instagram worthy cafes, I will be honest, they are not the perfectly poised children. You should see the mountain of crumbs they create by eating a cookie or scone. 

This week we visited Juniper Cafe & Bistro and Sorrentino’s to taste some delicious local Edmonton food.

Juniper Cafe & Bistro had the best little play area for children inside their restaurant nestled in the Hollyrood community. We ordered a pumpkin scone, giant peanut butter cookie, angel food cake infused with lavender with strawberries and whipped cream, and carrot cake with caramel drizzle.

Peggy Adams, the owner of Juniper, used to be a Starbucks district manager so you know she can make a delicious latte!

Later in the week we went to Sorrentino’s, the original Italian restaurant. They have 6 restaurant locations and 1 cafe in the Edmonton and surrounding area.

I have driven past the cafe location for the last 15 years of my life and have never been inside, and I am so glad I took my little family. We ordered carrot cake cheesecake (yes, you read that correctly and it was heavenly), ganache layered cake, paninis, checkerboard cookies, chai lattes, and caramel steamed milk.

When Chef Chris Hrynyk joined Sorrentino’s he worked as a catering manager, catering chef, cooking class instructor, and is now the company’s corporate chef. 

I can’t wait to go see both Peggy and Chris on the Cooking Stage at the Edmonton Fall Home Show this weekend, October 20-22th! I’ll see you guys there on Friday!

The best part? I have partnered with the Edmonton Fall Home Show to giveaway a pair of tickets (2 tickets) to the Edmonton Fall Home Show, and a meet and greet with Tiffany Pratt, and front row tickets. It’s amazing giveaway for any budding designers, bloggers, or home design fanatics to meet the inspirational Tiffany Pratt.

To enter:

  1. Subscribe with your email to Honey & Betts’ list, in the sidebar or at the bottom of the page
  2. Comment below with your favourite food.

That’s all!

This giveaway ends Thursday, October 19th at 8:00pm. Open to only Edmonton and surrounding area residents.

Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on August 28, 2017

Neutral Nursery Reveal | Olli & Lime Giveaway

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crib bedding: Olli & Lime | soother: WubbaNub Lamb | wood crib: Similar one here | dresser: IKEA | changing mat: Munchkin | rocker: Fisher-Price | rug: All Modern | wall art: Etsy | frames: IKEA | photo ledge: IKEA (on sale!) | floral swaddle blanket: Margaux & May | moses basket: Tadpoles

Can you believe it has taken me 4 years and 3 babies to finally decorate our nursery?

In all honesty, I put decorating on the back burner because we live in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment in downtown Edmonton. It’s hilarious that I started nesting/decorating because this is the last year and last baby we’ll have in this apartment.

Come September it will be Matt’s last year in Law School and we will hopefully be moving into our first home in 1 years time. Which is super exciting!

The first question I usually get when people see that we have 3 little girls and hear that we live in an apartment is: soooo, how does that work with sleeping arrangements for the girls?

The older girl’s share a single/twin bunk bed with stairs (opposed to a ladder to reach the second bunk), with Annaliese on the top bunk and Abigail on the bottom bunk. Then Adeline will sleep in her crib when she can sleep longer through the night, right now she sleeps in a bassinet outside our room.

It’s the perfect sibling sleeping system, and who knows if we’ll have them all continue to share a room when we buy our first house! More space for me!

One of my favourite things about their neutral nursery decor is Adeline’s matching Olli & Lime black cross bedding set (crib sheet, crib skirt, pillow, and blanket)! I’m a sucker for everything matching – trust me I basically buy all the girl’s clothes in 2’s so they can match outfits.

And the best part is I have partnered with Olli & Lime to giveaway and for those who just can’t wait to get their hands on a set here’s an amazing deal with the promo code: BABY33

The giveaway is open to US and Canada residents, the giveaway will end September 8th, 2017 and the winner will be announced on Instagram on September 12th, 2017. Now the fun part! To enter:

  1. Follow @honeyandbetts and @olliandlime
  2. Tag 3 friends in 1 comment on the original giveaway post
  3. For an extra entry, tag another 3 friends!

That’s it! Good luck, darlings!

Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on July 30, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Beauty & Bedroom Haul

How to find the best deals at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I can’t get enough of these sales! All year long I debate and negotiate with myself to justify buying products for myself, and then when I see them for $90 off I know I cannot pass up such amazing deals. So, here I am again sharing with you what I ordered and what is still on my wishlist from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

I hope you find something that is exactly what you need for a little pick-me-up, retail therapy!

And if you’re wondering what the makeup mirrors, pink Clarisonic, and pink Foreo eye massager are – check out these links for what they do to transform your beauty routine!

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Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on January 12, 2017

DIY Felt Flower Crown | Flower Girl Inspiration

How To Create Those Cute Etsy Felt Flower Crowns

Flower Girl Inspiration Flower Crown

You will need:

2-3 sheets of white felt

glue gun + sticks

headband of your choice

fabric scissors

rhinestones and dark green felt are optional

Flower Crown Tutorial

Felt Flower Crown DIY

Step One | Sit down, put an awesome movie on, get a drink, and prepare yourself to cut a lot of little flowers. The best part? The flowers you cut out DO NOT need to be perfect. The imperfections will be hidden in the folds.

I started by cutting the sheet into 3x 2 inch strips and then cutting those strips into 3 rectangles. Take the rectangle and cut a simple flower out.

 

If you are a math person the approximate amount of flowers you will be cutting out goes something like this:

Each BIG headband flower = 6 mini cut out flowers

Each filler headband flower = 2 mini cut out flowers

There were 3 big flowers + 4 filler flowers = 20 mini cut out flowers

DIY Felt Flowers

Step Two | After you’ve used the above diagram to create 3 big flowers from the little cut outs then it’s time to place and secure your flower placements.

I first centred one flower in the middle and then gave the width of my finger to measure the next flowers to the left and right of the centre.

Once you’ve glued those into place use the remaining cutout flowers to fill those gaps between the main flowers on the headband. I liked the look of adding two cutout flowers on the outside of the outer main flowers.

It created a fade effect for the headband, instead of 3 random honking flowers on top of my toddlers head.

OPTIONAL LEAVES | If you cut out leaves this is where you would add them into your arrangement.

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Step Three | I added a piece of felt to secure all the bases, this also makes it so none of the flowers will snag when my toddler repetitively takes off and puts on this headband.

Flower Girl Sparkle Headband

OPTIONAL RHINESTONES | This headband was for a wedding so I wanted a bit of sparkle for the flower girl, so I tucked sticky rhinestones into the centres of the flowers. It’s super easy!

TA-DA! And you are done!

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moccs: Freshly Picked (Platinum + Ivory) | flower girl dress: Nordstrom (similar one here)

Posted on December 15, 2016

Merry BLOGMAS | Holiday Decor | Christmas Table Setting Decor With Hester & Cook

red charger: Winners (similar ones here) | pine cone plate: Winners (I loves these ones too, here and here) | candy cane table runner: Hester & Cook | holly place mat: Hester & Cook | snowflake charm: Hester & Cook | gold banner place card: Hester & Cook | gold decor: Torre + Tagus | pine cone candle: Target | Christmas garland: Jae To The Wall | LED birch tree: Costco

This week our table has traded out the pure Hester & Cook gold table settings for lots of holiday patterns with traditional red and green! 

The warm details like gold banner place cards, cinnamon scented pinecones, gold leaves, antlers, tassel garlands, mule mugs make our apartment feel like a home when having guests over.  

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Posted on November 28, 2016

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot like Christmas | Beautiful Paper Table Settings With Hester & Cook

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I have a holiday decor obsession, if you can’t tell from the photos, that starts with a G and ends in OLD.

This Christmas I am setting our dinner table with beautiful paper placemats with gold wreaths, gold paper banners with our names written in gold ink, and a gold paper table runner with polkadots. And don’t let me forget to mention the many gold decorations…

GOLD, GOLD, GOLD!

There’s something regal and refined about gold that I love. And I found all my gold needs satisfied from Hester & Cook, available at their store or their many distributors in North America.

What is your decoration obsession during the Winter? Let me know in a comment below!

I can’t wait to show you soon the other beautiful table settings I have planned for our multiple Christmas meals. Stay tuned!

Hannah

 

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