Monday, 17 November 2014

Long Hair in a Few Hours and a #Giveaway

Life is hard on us women, especially moms. You get pregnant and have a baby and its like your whole body chemistry changes. I have friends whose hair went from straight to curly, or even changed colour. Then to top it off you get older and you hair won't grow the way it used to or do the things it used too, What little length you have left you might cut off for ease of dealing with family life or to save yourself pulling it out dealing with with family ;)

I have always wanted crazy long hair but pre-Grady never had the patience to really grow it, although it was fairly luscious for my wedding I quickly grew bored and cut it again thinking "its just hair, it will grow back" but then suddenly it didn't (at least it felt sudden). I was yearning for those long locks now that I was good at braiding and styling my hair and finally didn't have a baby to pull it or a toddler under foot. But it just would not grow!

Itty-bitty Salon SE Calgary Hair extensions
Photo credit Lisa Riley
When Grady started kindergarten I had the life changing (or at least hair changing) pleasure of meeting Sandra Jones from SE Calgary based Itty-bitty Salon she is a local home based stylist with gads of experience and expertise. I have had great stylists in the past but they have moved or I have moved and Sandra is fabulous, I love that she takes the time to teach me about my hair.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Best Place to Christmas Shop for Kids *Giveaway*

Its that time of year where your kids have been asking since their last birthday for every single toy they see on a TV or as Grady says "I saw it on a commersional!"  And if you are like me you don't want to get them the same junk again that inevitably ends up at the bottom of the toy bin or buried in the basement.

Well if you are looking for fabulous toys you should look no further than Mastermind Toys. Sure they sponsored this post but I REALLY REALLY do love their store. They have the kids of things that you just can't find anywhere else as well as the stuff that is well loved (Hello LEGO?!") If you are looking to fill the list of things your kid asked for but also find something different you should definitely check them out.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake on a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake on a Chocolate Chip Cookie Crust

Brian had a birthday coming up and I wanted to do a fun surprise plus I love cheesecake and had a pie pumpkin sitting on the counter waiting to be used. Genius stuck as mini cheesecakes would be much easier to take to work to surprise him and better than a whole cheesecake trying to be portioned out.