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Posted on April 14, 2017

Arizona Adventures | Spring Maternity Style | Pink Blush Giveaway

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 Like I said before on Instagram, it feels like this pregnancy has flown by as I am already 22 weeks pregnant! Right now we are scoping out names like crazy because Matt and I can hardly find one name we both like.

Our (but really it’s MY) name qualification checklist is long but we’ll keep looking at baby name lists until we find a couple names we can agree one. I love names that start with vowels, that are long-ish, and unique but traditional names, plus if it’s biblical that’s a bigger bonus.. The kicker is finding a biblical name that is unique but not bizarre (like Nebuchadnezzar or Tirzah)… but I like also Grace as a possibility for a girl but Matt does not like “word names”. See what I mean? We have a lot more baby research ahead of us!

 But for now let’s head into this next G I V E A W A Y! I’ve partnered with Pink Blush to giveaway a $50 gift certificate! I’ve been wearing all my Pink Blushes dresses this week (here, here, and here) to update my Spring maternity style, and I know you’ll find something you love from there!

To enter:

Subscribe to Honey & Betts by email, you can in the sidebar or if you’re on a mobile device it will be at the bottom the page.

Follow both @honeyandbetts and @shoppinkblush on Instagram.

Comment below with your favourite Pink Blush item and your Instagram handle.

This giveaway is open internationally. The giveaway closes on April 20, 2017 at 11:59 PM MST. Good luck!

Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on April 1, 2017

Arizona Adventures | Rollo Towel Co. Giveaway | Hottest Summer Trend 2017

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Round towels are the newest summer must have accessory! Cute, fun, and who doesn’t love fringe?

Finding a round towel in Alberta during the winter was almost a lost cause, but Rollo Towel Co. in Calgary had me covered. Their range of colours and patterns made it hard to choose just one, pictured above is the Margarita!

The best part?? I’ve partnered with Rollo Towel Co. to giveaway 1 round towel to a lucky winner! To enter follow these 2 steps: 

Subscribe to my blog by email, in the sidebar or at the bottom of the page.

Comment below with which towel from Rollo Towel Co. you would choose.

Go to @honeyandbetts on Instagram for more entries! Giveaway ends April 10th. 

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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Edmonton Alberta Blogger

Posted on November 11, 2016

Travel Style | What To Pack For Arizona

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I can’t wait for my trip to Arizona, even through it’s months away I am already buying all my travel gear – but the biggest question is what to pack for Arizona?

I am obsessed with the Spanish sandals and tassels – it’ll be just like summer! Plus, I need all the Vitamin D I can get from the sun. 

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Hannah

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Posted on November 7, 2016

Back To Velvet | Honey & Betts’ Weekend In Calgary

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 dress: Anthropologie | booties: Spring (similar ones here) | necklace: Caroline Neron | watch: Fossil | bag: Stella & Dot

 What a weekend in Calgary! My 3 bffs and I made our way down this past weekend for a few days of relaxation and restoration. We are all in very different times in our lives right now, but we were all in agreement – we were ready for a girls trip! 

Day 1 | We stayed downtown at Hotel Le Germain, right across from the Calgary Tower, and spent the first night walking 8th Avenue. We made our way over to National on 8th and played foosball (I showed off my fancy foosball skills, they can attest to that). 

Day 2 | The next day we drove to southern Calgary and enjoyed lunch at Starbelly – I had seen many of my favourite Calgary bloggers snapchats and Instagram posts from Starbelly and knew I needed to go. It did not disappoint! The highlight of our meal was the brie and crostini board with honey, nuts, and cranberries.

From there we naturally stopped at Chinook Mall and we seemed to have a common theme in our shopping venture of stockings, booties, and tights. 

That evening we traveled to 17th Avenue (I have heard so much about it) for supper at 80th & Ivy – I enjoyed braised lamb and gnocchi, and we may have devoured all 3 of their desserts: chocolate peanut butter cream pie oreo crumble, raisin butter tart, and salted caramel creme brûlée.

Day 3 | On our final day we stopped at Buttermilk Fine Waffles and devoured our H.A.M waffles and fruit waffles. After we topped off our caffeine intake at Rosso Coffee Roasters in Inglewood with some buttery smooth (my bffs laughed at my description but it’s legit…) lattes. 

I can’t wait for my next trip down to Calgary and what places I will discover next! Follow my adventures on Instagram through #honeyandbettstravel.

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Hannah

Posted on August 15, 2016

TRAVEL DIARY | Family Weekend Trip To Calgary, Alberta

We took a family weekend trip to Calgary, AB for a family wedding – and we wanted to take our girls to a few of the fun Calgary locations when we had free time. 

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Day 1 | We ended up having a terrible sleep the night before the wedding at the hotel due to Abigail teething and us being unprepared at 2 am without Tylenol. Thankfully my best friend travelled with us to help watch the girls at night while we went to the wedding (she’s a gem, right!). We packed up Annaliese, left Abigail napping with Matt, and then hurried over to Rosso Coffee Roasters – our first crucial stop of the day. 

9:30 AM | We went to the Rosso Coffee Inglewood location, there are 5 Rosso locations around Calgary, and ordered a latte and a sweet latte. Both lattes were buttery smooth and just what we needed to start our morning. Plus, I always appreciate satisfying latte art!

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Matcha Latte and Mocha Latte from Rosso Coffee Roasters 10:30 AM | We ordered to-go a chai latte, matcha latte, and mocha latte (for Matt). And onward we headed downtown for a quick stop at the Calgary Tower to tire Annaliese out before her nap.

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11 AM | I’m so glad we stopped at the Calgary Tower because Annaliese loved it! I’m not a fan of heights and took a bit more courage for me to step out onto the see-through floor, but Annaliese enjoyed it so much and it was all she could talk about on the way home.

The 360 degrees view of the Calgary Tower shows you the view of downtown Calgary and if you look past the clouds you can see the Rocky Mountains in the distance. This ended our day of sight seeing as we attended the wedding in the afternoon and spent the evening at the reception.

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Day 2 | After checking out of the hotel at noon, we packed up the girls and headed to the Calgary Zoo for the afternoon. I wish we had checked out earlier and spent more time at the zoo because it was fantastic!

12:30 PM | It was my first time so I completely underestimated the size of the zoo. We stopped into the Canadian Wildlife section first and just got to the cougar exhibit as they were setting up the cougars food – two white rabbits. Matt and Annaliese had front row seats, and it was Matt’s second favourite part (I’ll tell you our collective favourite part of the zoo later).

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It was a warm, sunny day and Abigail slept for most of our zoo adventure in the stroller (mom win!). Animals we saw in the Canadian Wilds exhibit were cougars, grizzly bears, black bears, caribou, elk, owls, northern sheep, and mountain goats. 

Though we live in Canada it was still amazing to see these beautiful animals, as it can dangerous seeing them on the highway through the national parks.

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We continued to the TransAlta Rainforest and saw gorillas, monkeys, bats, snakes and walked through an open bird exhibit. 

Then onto our favourite: Safari Through The African Savannah, which is half indoors and half outdoors. In here we saw meerkats, snakes, ostriches, giraffes, zebras, lions, and our favourite parts… Hippopotamuses!

Hippos are incredible creatures. These hippos’ hefty size was jaw dropping. The way they waddle on land was adorable – but I know, from Annaliese’s obsession of watching safari animals attack each other on Youtube, that hippopotamuses are one of the most dangerous animals in the water. They are fast, agile swimmers so it was fascinating to see them shuffle around on their feet. 

3:30 PM | And that concluded the zoo trip for us – and trust me when I say the girls were very quiet in the back seat on the way home. They were exhausted from such a fun day!

Family Weekend Trip To Calgary, Alberta

I can’t wait to take another weekend trip to Calgary – hopefully next time it will be a girls trip with my besties! 

Hannah

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