Happiest of Tuesday to you! I am recapping the weekend on a Tuesday this week which is better than last week! :)
We had family dinner last week on Wednesday night for Jolie, Mom, Delainey and myself - lots of September birthdays - before Mom and Dad left on their trip.

The kids had a sleepover that night so Cruz and I had the morning to ourselves and enjoyed a long {fast for once!} walk. I got a bunch done for the shower, a few party items and ran a few errands.

The kids had a blast with Ma & Pa as usual. They took the train down to Devonian Gardens {which still aren't open!?} but had plans to play at the park anyways. They had smile cookies and were delivered home for nap time!

While Ryder was napping Delainey had this great idea that she wanted to have a snack picnic when he woke up and got it all set up for him.

We found some puddles to jump in on our walk and Delainey chose a very unique outfit. She was SO excited about this Peppa Pig hat my Mom made!

Always diving into the grass to hide now!

Friday was a busy one! We dropped Delainey off at preschool and then got groceries before Ryder's first gymnastics class of the session. He loved it again! He's quite the strong and coordinated little guy.

We picked Delainey up and headed home for lunch and then got ready for her first ballet class. She was over the top excited. I was taking a photo of her in the hall and they offered to open up another studio for me to take a quick photo in. So cute.

We aren't allowed to watch so Ryder, Cruz and I went for a walk. He's such a ham and so much fun.

Delainey walked out of class on her toes and was just beaming! She couldn't wait to tell me all about it and wanted more photos of her "moves".

We treated the kids to a movie night and popcorn before bed. They loved watching the air popper the best. We watched part of the Smurf movie and then it was bed time. Delainey had other plans and was up being a stinker for many more hours. Needless to say she won't be getting anymore movie nights for a while.

Saturday I was helping host a baby shower for my girlfriend Nicole and her 8 week old little man Thomas. I was in charge of decor and we went with the woodland animals theme.

It was a lovely afternoon and it was great to shower yet another baby in our group. I became friends with these girls 27 years ago and between the 7 of us {Sara was sick} there are 12 babies so far! 

Sunday Justin headed out for a bike ride with Brian and the kids and I met up with Brie, Sully and Emmy at Market Collective. It wasn't too busy {other than parking!!} which was nice and we got to see some of our favorite shops as well.

Headband: Landi Lou Co, Sweatshirt: The Happiest Collection

They had a lot of little spots set up that the kids could stop and play at which was really nice {& smart}.

And the kids were treated to Popsicles from Family Freezed.

Delainey's face tells you how she felt about sharing with Ryder... ;) But I knew they wouldn't finish one on their own!

After Ryder's nap we went for a bike ride. It's time to dust my bike off now that the kids don't need my help!

We also made rice crispy squares for September birthday day at preschool and an ice cream cake to take to Uncle Jeff and Auntie Jolie's for dinner. Delainey wore her new bow from Landi Lou Co and also let me do her hair!

We had a great dinner with Jeff and Jolie and then headed home for bed time for everyone! :)

...the fashion that is, not the weather! As much as I love summer, there are things about fall that I love too {and shockingly, it's not pumpkin spice lattes! Anyone else not a fan?}
I do love fall as a season, I think I just dread it because it means with fall comes pulling out winter gear, which I definitely do not love.
But I am always happy to switch over to my fall wardrobe. As much as I love the simplicity of a summer dress and sandals, I am a sucker for a fall dress, boots paired with tights and a chunky scarf or sweater too. 
What I love about his dress from Pink Blush is I wore it last week when we still had some nice weather with bare legs and my peep toe booties {also from Pink Blush} but it will transition well to those chiller fall days and even into winter.

{similar booties only $21}

This magenta floral cutout crisscross dress {wearing a small} is a great fall floral but I feel can be pulled into those cold winter months too with thick tights a cardigan and woolly scarf.

It's a great length and a flattering cut that hangs nicely and is easy to throw on {I didn't even have to iron it and I iron everything!!}

I love the simple neckline detail and will miss it when I cover it up in the winter with a scarf!

The thing with Pink Blush is the quality of their items is exceptional and the price point is affordable. They have the biggest and best cute maternity clothes selection {Jolie has been looking stunning it in!} and thier women's section is just as big. Plus they have size Small to 3X so they cater to everyone.

My top three Pink Blush new arrivals include: this navy blue striped cold shoulder cut out top, this grey floral lace up sweater and last but not least this mocha cut out knit sweater.
And my very favorite plaid shirt tail sweater is back in stock and cannot wait to start wearing this piece again!

Disclaimer: Dress c/o PinkBlush Style Ambassador program but as always, all thoughts and reviews are 100% my own. 
Thank you again Pink Blush! 
Happy Wednesday. It was so nice to get some rain last night after such a dry summer. I just hopes it makes it way to Waterton and they can control those fires. It's just too much heartache with all these fires and natural disasters going on around the world. It's all just too much to think about.

On to some midweek randoms to take our minds off of all that.

My work outfits.


I've been slowly adding/changing up our decor above the cupboards {Justin loves my need to constantly decorate and change things around - har har}. I have been eyeing one of these mountain pieces after meeting Matthew at a market but I couldn't decide on a color combo. Well he had a wicked sale this summer so I bit bullet and only changed my color choices with him a couple times - ha. I just love the simplicity of his pieces. 
Mini Me YYC - Use code Summer20 for 20% off and he does local pick up! 

The "hike more worry less" sign is from Mel's Metal Market - I also met her at a market and placed an order to pick up this piece and another ones I bought as a gift. 
I made the wine cork heart.

I've officially been back at work almost a month. I definitely find my work days busy and after the kids go to bed I miss them and wish I had more time with them. But with that said, there are a few things about my job that are just the best and I am thankful every day I am there to have such an awesome place to work.

1. Coffee Cart 
The high school students make coffee and go around to all the staff and serve them coffee every morning around 10am. Even if I don't often need another cup I always get one - because for 50 cents they are expected to chat with me while they prepare my coffee and I love those few minutes with them. Some of those students I have known since they were Delainey's age. I have so many memories with them as little kids. They've come such a long way from throwing chairs at me, having no language, struggling to transition from one room to the next, etc. You can expect me to bawl like a baby when they graduate this year, I am so freakin' proud of them. 
So yeah 50 cents a day and it's the highlight of my work days.

2. Soup Club. This year one of my co-workers started this, so every Tuesday someone brings in soup and buns/bread. There are 10 of us so we only need to make 6 batches of soup all year and we have lunch to enjoy every Tuesdays all year!
We don't have to cater to dietary needs but if anyone has any vegan, gluten free and dairy free crock pot soup recipes - hit me up, I would love to be able to make something everyone can eat.

3. Lunch time treats. My co-workers hubby is one of the co-orders of Blackbird Cold Brew and she brought in their brand new Nitro Cold Brew. It's just coffee, water and nitro. It's delicious and so smooth you'd think it had cream in it but it's obviously zero calories. 
It's so cool too, you shake the can before opening it and then pour it rigorously into the glass and it has a head on it like a Guinness would!

I have a baby shower I have been prepping for this weekend {I'm in charge of decor - my friends know me well!} and then it's all about Delainey's rainbow party. This is is front of the invites we just sent out {don't get me started on how Staples "same day service" turned into 4 days} but she is so excited about them. My super talented co-worker helped me create these invites with the watercolor rainbow Delainey painted. It's used on the front and back of the invites.

And that's a wrap!