We are in Cancun, Mexico

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Oh my goodness, I can’t even believe it! Two weeks ago a DM came through my Instagram asking if we were interested in coming to Mexico at the beginning of April. I think my eyes almost jumped right out of my head. How amazing would that be, I thought, a family vacation to Cancun, Mexico. With some pretty pleases from James to get time off work and some rearranging of my work schedule we made it work!

Photos: Julie Christine Photography

Holiday Family Photos


Let’s rewind a bit. At the end of last year I was reflecting on some of my highlights from the year. I was so blessed with a few one year partnerships in 2018, IRIS was one of those amazing and perfect partners. I wrote out some goals for the year, including working with IRIS again, and some long term blog goals, including collaborating with an all inclusive resort. Dream right!

Making goals is so important to me as it allows me to make decisions for our family and my brand while having a look at where I want to see myself going. I’ve been doing this with both business and lifestyle, which has allowed me to focus on a much healthier life choices.

Going for a run with our puppy and child in the Thule jogging stroller

The first few days of all inclusive living we are going to be creating content for Club Med in Cancun, Mexico and then the last few days will be all about relaxing. Roam Travel PR will be capturing our family as we go about the resort and experience everything (literally everything) they have to offer. More blog posts to come on that I am sure!

We’ve packed our bags with lots of neutral colours, had plenty of visits to the store to make sure we have all the essentials, new swimwear for the kids growing bodies and even picked up some new sunglasses from IRIS to make sure that we were all protected from the sun.

I brought in my old pair last week as one of the kids had stepped on them. The frames were bent out of shape and with IRIS’s “No Matter What” guarantee they fixed them within minutes so they were as good as new. I couldn’t resist trying on a few new styles and checking out all the Maui Jim’s they have in stock. I’ll be sharing my favourite sunglass trends for 2019 soon too!

Well, here we are, lounging in Mexico. Taking in the sun rays, hardly believing that I checked off both a one year goal and a five year goal within the first quarter of the year for this blog and wanting to remind you all to dream big. Write out your goals, work smarter not harder and continue to listen to your body to rest when needed. I’m working on that last bit, Mexico is helping.

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  • Got to hang with some goats and do a little toga today, with about 400 other people. Have you tried goat yoga? Would you??
  • There’s some new faces around here and it’s been a while since I did a little intro, an about me per se... just a little bit more random.

1. I’ve lived in the same town my whole life. Some may think it’s boring.. I’d call it loyal 😅 .. either way, I know a lot about Abbotsford.
2. If you hold your hand up, palm facing away from you. Pull your thumb back and see how far you can go. Mine can touch the back of my arm, it’s forever been my “talent”.
3. It’s been 5 years (almost to the day) since I started my blog. Growing up I wanted to be a nurse, then went to school to be a police officer, changed gears into business and marketing, graduated with graphic design and its led me to hear. I never had big goals or felt like I was on the right path, but motherhood and this space has brought me all the feels.
4. We’ve been looking for land to grow some flowers of our own. My husband grew up on a flower farm (both the peonies and iris’ pictured are from their farm), property prices can just go ahead and come down a little now.
5. I don’t know if the feeling of being done is for real.. like we feel like we are done having kids but I’d be fibbing if I said it doesn’t come to mind every now and again.
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  • Throwing it back to the other day when I went for an evening dip with my beaver @float.eh — it was such a hoot heading to the beach with @juliechristine_xo and gave me a peek into how much fun this summer is going to be.⠀ ⠀
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  • “When’s the last time you did something for the first time?” Those were words spoken to our group before starting our Tough Mudder course this past weekend in Whistler. Holy moly guys, I was nervous getting started on that course. Let’s just say... nervous shits are real 😅😂🙊 but that’s what makes it so great. Doing something that literally scares the shit outta you. We all pushed through, all 16km and 25 obstacles and it was FUN, hard but really freaking fun. Even though I’m hobbling around today, dang foot cramp (and literally sore all over) I’m so pumped on doing something new, pushing myself and having such an amazing group of friends tackle it together.

PS our men of tough mudder not pictured but SO equally appreciated.
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