“Create a life you love to live.” – Isla Pearl

LIFESTYLE POSTS

My Favourite Things This Week

A week ago I was completely stressed out.  Like eating everything in sight and let's just say "less than ideal" to be around.  It's amazing how much can change in an hour, a day and a week.  These are the kind of weeks that you get to relish in the benefits of your...

Crazy Hair Day….From a Mom of 3

Crazy Hair Day.  Any mom knows what I am talking about when their kids excitedly hand you the letter from school indicating that the oh-so-special day of the year has finally arrived.  I mean, next to Christmas, crazy hair day is a close runner up in our house.  When...

The Things I Love

Happy Valentine's Day!  Yep, there are some of you out there today who are rolling their eyes with the mere thought of getting "sucked into" a revenue-generated holiday.  Here's the thing, I think the idea of Valentine's Day is a good one - and one that you should...

My Favourite Things This Week

You know those weeks.  The kind of weeks that you just want to be over so that you can be on the other side of it.  Tasting and soaking up all of the positive benefits that came from the week that came before it.  That feeling (is relief, yes) is growth.  If we don't...

Why We All Love Workin’ Moms

Motherhood as it should be lived.  You know - career, marriage, dog, baby, career, baby, career, baby (what?  wait - isn’t 2 the acceptable and responsible limit of kids that you should have?), you get the drift. Living in an era of Pinterest boards, social media...

My Love for Jewellery & Oshawa Jewellery

There is something about jewellery that is different than any other gift.  For me, the gift of jewellery has created a lot of spontaneous and special moments (that were also usually associated with champagne which doesn’t hurt) throughout the years that have all been...

My Favourite Things This Week

Well, this week has reminded me yet again that although I love the idea of Winter, I really only love it up until New Years.  I'm a believer that as of January 2 we should start to transition right into Spring kicking those snow pants, salt and dirty boots to the curb...

My Playlist

I have never once created a playlist.  Instead I have about 1000 songs on my phone that range from the Frozen soundtrack, to Michael Buble's Christmas album, to the mix bag of top 40 songs that I have downloaded in a knee jerk reaction to whatever song I heard playing...

My Favourite Things This Week

Every Friday am I grab my phone and start to flip through pictures from the week, like a re-cap of sorts starting to highlight all of my favourite things, moments and experiences.  This has become such a routine that the kids get in on it and they start to talk about...

Investing in You

Perspective.  Its around us all of the time but we are usually too caught up in our thoughts and self-judgement to see it.  Don't believe me - sit in silence for just 1 minute and take notice of all of the thoughts that go through your head (if you don't know what I...

The Power of Decluttering

I'm going to come clean with you on this one (ha ha ha) - everyone loves the idea of decluttering.  So much so that we go onto Pinterest and make boards for all of the ways we are going to declutter and then re-organize (ah hm).  I lured you in - and although this is...

My Favourite Things This Week

Ok, so today is going to be a bit different.  As Friday was approaching I kept racking my brain about what my favourite things were this week.  I know, I know - there are a lot of you that love the "must have" jogging pants or latest running shoe (trust me - I love...

Living the Dream?

I have to ask, what does "Living the Dream" really mean anyway?  Last week my Blog reached a milestone of its 1st birthday.  Unlike my first born's 1st birthday there was no overpriced cake, themed party, loot bags (actually, the more I think about the more I think I...

Bringing an End to the Mom Wars

It is a feeling we are faced with as moms every day. You know the one, its called judgement. The judgement that we put on ourselves and in turn, the judgement that we put on other moms, thus creating a perfectly set stage for the Mom Wars to ensue. The thing is, none...

My Favourite Things This Week

I've decided that I like winter up until January 1 - and then, much like the Christmas Tree it all needs to go away until next season.  Yes I agree that there is magic and beauty with the wintery season - but only when its attached to a holiday cocktail, presents...

Happy 1st Birthday Isla Pearl

One year ago today I hit the publish button on this little slice of my life called Isla Pearl.  I know I am pressing the repeat button on this part of the story but when I started I had no idea what I was doing.  I still don't in many ways.  But with determination,...

#ownit

I say it all of the time.  It's even one of my favourite hashtags.  I mean, all you have to do is watch the Kellogg's commercial to know exactly what I am talking about.  In their words "what if we told that little voice in our head to shut up" and change our...

My Favourite Things This Year

I think it is pretty safe to say that my Blog was my Favourite "thing" this year.  Outside of the fact that Isla Pearl gives me a foundation to highlight and talk about everything that I love about life from my favourite jogging pants (I think we sold them out) to my...

Year of YES!

I know, for someone who says you need to say "no" in life a lot this title probably comes as a shocking surprise.  Don't be confused - I still think that you need to say "no" to the things that don't fulfill you, align with you or simply the things you just don't want...

New Year, New You?

Unless you are living under a rock, you can't avoid all of the messaging that comes along with the New Year - and thus, Resolutions!  All you have to do is walk into just about any store to notice that all things "health related" have been strategically placed so that...

My Favourite Things This Week

I was down and out this week with a disgusting cold courtesy of my 2-year old and the daycare germs he has become BFF’s with.  Technically one of my favourite things this week should have come in the form of Advil Cold and Sinus (side note:  this should also come with...