Oh hello Thursday. I wasn't sure we were going to make it through the morning. Delainey was in a real tizzy of a mood. Poor little love, I know she's had a hard week with me going back to work. She is emotional on top of her usual emotional self. Thankfully Lily showed up this afternoon and is with us for 10 days so that hopefully helps keep her smiling. On to some random -ings.

That we had girls dinner last night and I had a baby in my arms for almost all of it. I am smart and showed up right on time so baby Franklin was all mine until Nicole arrived. Then I snagged him again before I left and Hayden was there so he chilled on my lap for a good chunk of the night too.
So many babies.

This weather hold up through the weekend so we can brave the crowds and go to the Corn Maze as it's the last weekend of Pumpkin Fest.

{Working on}
A brand new lesson plan. I have been teaching SurfSet BURN but I am thinking about starting BLEND instead...I think it will appeal to more people as BURN is pretty much all cardio intervals and BLEND incorporates weights and less intense cardio intervals.

The kids get so excited when a Love Child Organics box arrives in the mail.
Mainly because the snacks arrive in paper shreds and mess in their middle name. :)

We got the brand new cereals from LCO to try. Ryder is a bit old for them but he still loves oatmeal so we knew we could put them to good use.

We also tried a few different things with them. This morning I made pancakes with it because Delainey loves pancakes right now.

And last week when the kids were sick and were hardly eating anything {even Ryder!} they would still devour smoothies so I added some of this to make them a little more hearty and filling. It's made with healthy wholegrains and they even add chia!

These should be available at London Drugs and Save on foods right now and they will be hitting the shelves at Superstore and Walmart in November!

A few little things for Ryder's Party. My little helper and I that is. She got real ticked off with me when she saw I had cut out a few things one night when she was in bed!

I have been coveting these Moonlight Muladhara Yoga leggings since Amanda first posted them and lucky us - we got them for my birthday from Nana. Thank you Nana!

I will probably never buy leggings or crops from Lululemon again. I love the fit and quality of Muladhara Yoga and Kristina Benson Art leggings and crops WAY more and they are both a better price point too - and made in Canada!



Have a good one! :)

I feel like I just shared my last Frock Box and this one showed up! For this box I requested a "Back to Work" box. Granted I am pretty lucky and could show up to work in almost anything presentable but I personally like to get dressed up as I am in the front office and tour families all day. I have to say my stylist pretty much nailed it this month - it's maybe not quite as dressy as maybe I would have liked but I wasn't real specific. I really love everything in my box and I am so tempted to use birthday money keep it all...remember that when you keep the whole box you get 25% off the total.

{Item 1: Flora Pocket & Back Contrast Top in Grey - $49}

This top is sort of casual but I still love it. I love the floral and grey contrast and the cut is really cute with the longer back. $49 is definitely more than I would spend on a "tee" so I wouldn't keep this as a single item.

Verdict: Not unless I keep the whole box...and PS. your hair is crazy.

 {Item 2: Red Plaid Tunic with Tie - $49}

When I first saw this piece, I wasn't sold on it. I thought the tie may be awkward and the fabric look kind of stiff. But then I felt it and tried it on and that totally changed everything. It's a great fall piece and so soft and cozy. :) Plus it's so versatile - you can tie the belt at the side or to the back - or take it off entirely.

I already wore it to work with boots, took the tie off and belted it and love it.

Verdict: It's a KEEPER

{Item 3: Contrast Printed Back Oatmeal Waterfall Cardigan - $49}

LOVE this sweater. I am a fan of waterfall cardigans and the contrasting back on this one is just me. The colors are great and I like the print too. It's a nice length and the front hangs nicely without having to mess around with it.

Verdict: Unsure...but probably not unless I keep the whole box.

{Item 4: Floral Midi Dress with 3/4 Sleeve in Navy & Green - $54}

I immediately loved this dress. I love the print, length and fabric {it's not clingy and it's soft not shiny}. I also thought - oh man I wish I had this dress when I was pregnant. ;)
It's perfect for girls night, date night with heels - you name it.

To work I would wear a cardigan over it.

Verdict: KEEP

{Item 5: Navy & Oatmeal Stripe Top with Suede Detail - $49}

This was the only top that I wasn't thrilled to see in my box. I thought it was kind of boring initially. Once I put it on I do really like the cut and think it's a nice top. I like strips and think it would be nice with a fun scarf too.

Verdict: Not unless I keep the whole box...

The whole box would cost {after 25% off} is $172.
Minus my $25 styling fee that I would have to pay anyways so for 5 pieces it's $147.

What do you think? Would you keep the whole box? Which items would you keep?

We had a pretty low key week considering both kids got the 24 hour flu bug I got. I was ok with the chill week leading back up to my return to work considering all the cuddles I got but to be honest was pretty bummed we had to cancel the fun week I had hoped we would have. But both kids are feeling better so that's all that matters.

Delainey had a sleepover with my parents on Tuesday and had a blast but unfortunately got sick a few times at their house along with passing the bug along to my poor parents. :( Ryder and I spent some time just him and I which is always nice too while he recovered from his bug.

 Circle Scarf c/o Little Deer Handmade, Delainey's hand me down hat from Ma Tante Ge

I went to a Surf Set class Tuesday evening.

Delainey decorated her Halloween House - she was very excited to do this and had big plans {aka was a bossy pants} while making it.

Friday Delainey had preschool so this little man and I got groceries and ran a few errands before picking her up.

^ These new moc boots from Posh Panda are incredible. I was probably a little too sad when he grew out of his first pair and these new colors are just perfect.

Modeling his new romper from Little Deer Handmade - I adore this fabric!

Saturday I went to Spin at 8am and then we had a lovely morning just playing and snuggling. Delainey's new thing is to snuggle while watching a Curious George so we did that while Ryder napped. We did a quick run to Costco to pick up photos before lunch and naps. That afternoon Uncle Jeff and Auntie Jolie came to visit the kids and then my Mom came over to have dinner with them so us 4 could head down to the Watering Hole to have dinner which was such a treat. Oh how I love having them all so close by!

 Adorable matching pants from Simply Love YYC - sneak peek of her new winter prints! WE love this shop. Their leggings are long and skinny which is must for my kids and the fabrics she chooses are like butter soft and she's local to Calgary!

Sunday morning Justin headed out for his bike date with Brian {duh} so the kids and I played, I cleaned and then we headed out for Frozen Yogurt. Delainey and I went for froyo the day before I went back from her mat leave so I knew I wanted to take Ryder too. He was super pumped and couldn't get over the fact I gave him his own bowl and spoon.

He did more playing with is than eating but that's fine.

When Justin got home the house napped and I did some outfit prep for work {that sounds silly}, folded a mountain of laundry and watched Grey's Anatomy. We took a family walk in the ravine before Justin did a roast on the BBQ for dinner.

^ More new leggings c/o Simple Love YYC

Delainey collecting treasures and looking 12.

And just like that I was back at work. Thank god for part time.