All words.

Oh hey there. Long time, no talk. On my part, that is. Its not like we’re actually talking. What am I saying?! I’m not even talking. I’m crouched on the floor in my pajamas silently typing this while Wes naps. And I am chugging coffee like a freaking BOSS and hoping nothing outside stirs the dogs into a manic barking frenzy. Life is rough, people. Life is rough.

Ok, so what’s been up lately. Did you not wonder that? The answer: not much. Wes has been driving me to the outskirts of my sanity city limits. If he’s not whining or crying or wanting/not wanting to be held or banging his head on his crib in protest of sleep, then he’s begging me to read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom or Brown Bear to him 472 million times. I know it comes with this stage, but holy HECK is it ever annoying. Especially since I am planet earth’s most impatient person. Growing up, I couldn’t even hold half notes or full notes while playing the piano because I just wanted to GET THROUGH IT.

So Instagram Stories happened. And there’s still Snapchat. And Instagram basic. And twitter. With all this video/text/image social media going on, I feel like any blog content has been depleted! Also side note: I love that Snap/IG stories allows you to see who has viewed your stuff. Because then it points out all the creepers (probably YOU. Ok, maybe not YOU YOU, but YOU over there.) I don’t have such a huge following that my numbers are in the masses, so I actually look at all that. But if you’re gonna LOOK at stuff, you gotta POST stuff too. I need to be able to creep on you too, mmmk.

On to a totally random topic, but: journaling. I don’t get it. Actually, I’m not even gonna go into that because that’s how much I just don’t understand it.

I have been waking up in the middle of the night and staying up for stretches of hours which get my mind wandering into some crazy places. Last night, I was ENRAGED that in the 4 1/2 years I’ve lived in Canada, I’ve travelled on numerous occasions to visit friends and that I’ve only had ONE (hi Amy!) visit me. And two of those trips were with a baby in tow. On international flights. With layovers. Then often car rides on top of that to get to the final destination.

But two nights ago I was up thinking about how to better de-lint my black spandex. So I’m basically all over the place.

Want to hear a short pro/con list? Here goes. PRO: Tyler rotated a couple of loads of laundry this past weekend. PRO: He even emptied the lint trap. (whoa, mentioned the word ‘lint’ two times now. That’s random) CON: He placed lint trap goods on top of the dryer. UGH. In his defense, the trash can was moved. BUT STILL.

I still love him a super lot because he makes the BEST dinners and even knew a secret about Wes that I didn’t know: the kid (Wes, not Tyler) goes spastic when you tickle his inner thighs. Thanks for the pro-tip, hubs.

Oh- and I’ve modified my diet a bit these last couple of weeks. I’ve cut most gluten out to see if it helps with my tummy troubles. Turns out, it does. Except, I love beer too much, so I will suffer through. The good part about this change for me is that I’m way more mindful about eating WHOLE foods. And I’ve kicked the Goldfish cracker addiction. That was the hardest part.

This weather has been a major pain in the ass because not only has it prevented a lot of outdoor time with Wes, but it’s significantly decreased the dog’s walks. Last thing I want to do is get a few miles out from the house and have yet another hailstorm pass through. Another major pain about it?–> My shifts at work have been cut a few times. Usually working a patio shift as a server at a brewpub is a big $$, but this cold, rainy weather has forced the patio to be closed more often than not. Boo.

That’s just about all the brain dump I can handle for one sitting. I’ve got to go refill my coffee cup and make sure the kid is still asleep. PS: Thank you Jesus for letting him sleep for at least the length of time it took to write this. I owe you one.


Whoa, time flew by since my last check in! I feel like we have been so busy, and yet I don’t have too much to report. Stupid Calgary weather has our daily events all screwed up. Too much rain and hail and thunder and lightening AND I DON’T LIKE IT ONE BIT.

But, things could be worse so I can’t complain. I thought I’d start the week off by sharing some great [and random] goodies! In no particular order…

  1. WeeNation. I’ve share past boxes we’ve received from them here and here. We got yet another one not too long ago and it was a good one!


It included a Love Child Organics bag of Love Ducks (Wes is obsessed), Barbeque Sauce after sun lotion, Jax & Lennon bloomies, and a couple of other great items! The box was a summer theme and did not disappoint. Wes has outgrown bibs and the stroller wraps aren’t his jam so I’ll be either gifting those or saving them for future babies.


I highly urge you to check our Wee Nation if you haven’t already. They curate some of the best monthly boxes depending on your babes age (and time of the year), plus they find some great small Canadian shops to incorporate in each box! I really love that. And I love that there is often a goodie for mom in it each month as well. This box had a bath bomb that I can’t wait to use.




^^Moccs from Posh Panda ^^



I love whenever we receive one of these boxes in the mail because it is something that Wes and I can open together and he will usually take each item out and run around with it….because he can haha.



Be sure to also check Wee Nation out on Instagram (they have a code to get `10% off!)

2. Love With Food. I hadn’t heard of this snack subscription box before, but was super excited to try it when we were offered a box!


Love With Food has a really great premise behind their subscription boxes: not only are they providing a variety of samples of good snacks, but they are also looking for quality ingredients AND donate a meal to feed a hungry child for every box purchased.


I was more than pleasantly surprised when I opened our box. We have had it for just under a week and I’ve already eaten just about everything in it! There’s a great variety of sweet/savory plus there are gluten free options (and a strictly gluten free box available as well!)


Love With Food’s promise with each box:

  • No artificial flavoring, coloring, or MSG
  • No trans fats and hydrogenated oils
  • No high fructose corn syrup
  • Snacks are natural, organic or gluten-free

Wes has even shared some of these snacks with me! I gotta admit, I loved them all and look forward to my next box.



The people at Love With Food are offering all of YOU a beyond sweet deal–> use code NUTCASE40 and receive 40% off your first box. WHAT A STEAL. Moral of the story: you get good snacks, help feed the hungry AND get a heck of a discount. Plus, they ship everywhere so this doesn’t exclude anyone!

3. Bubbles & Balms. Oh man, you guys. This is my GO TO shop for soaps. They offer a variety of other skin care products as well which I’ve reviewed here and here, but my consistent order is always at least a half dozen or so soaps. There is absolutely nothing better than an all natural product that smells amazing AND is made locally by a duo that love what they do.


I bought a ton of their bath bombs to gift my girlfriend at her bridal shower and already regret not snagging a couple for myself as well. Bath bombs are THE bomb.

4. Beachbody. I’ve been rotating through my programs lately and still loving the daily challenge. This month is a KILLER month as far as promotions go: two of my FAVES are on sale plus a bunch of others: Country Heat, Cize, PiYo, 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, and 22 Minute Hard Corps. If you’re looking for some great home-workout programs to add to your workout routine, I’d love to chat with you more to see what would be the best fit for you.


Please message me if you’d like more info! I live by these workouts and I think my post-baby body is a pretty good testament to how effective these programs can be.

5. Invivo Wines. I got a bottle of their Pinot Noir a couple of weeks ago and was more than eager to pair it with a delicious dinner at home with Tyler.


There’s something about Pinot Noir that gets my juices flowing, because I almost *almost* want to swear off beer completely and just stick to the vino once I take a few sips of this stuff. It has the BEST aroma and pairs well with just about any dish. And I gotta admit, we polished off the bottle faster than we expected, which called for an early evening. But boy was it worth it!


I had never heard of Invivo, but was impressed with their fact sheet:


Turns out, 4th Spot Kitchen and Bar carries Invivo too! It sparked my fancy so we headed out there for dinner the other day.


I got a beer…whoops!





6. VIANDJAX. This is a small shop for baby/littles clothing that’s based out of Strathmore, AB. Wes was lucky enough to become a brand rep for this shop and we received a pair of moccs for Wes to test out. He absolutely loved the laces (a little too much which prevented him from just leaving them alone and actually WALKING) and I’m excited to pair them with upcoming fall outfits for him.




Unfortunately, Wes took a nasty spill on the concrete just before these photos (hence the bribery of chocolate chip cookies) and you may notice the big ol’ bruise that was forming on his forehead.



^^Romper from Archer and Antlers^^



viandjax shop is currently closed, but make sure to follow them on Instagram for upcoming updates and their fall launch! PS: Aren’t the moccs just so darn adorable?! I can’t stand it.

Ok, that’s it for now. Thanks for making it through the whole post!