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

LIFESTYLE POSTS

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...

Surviving the Holidays with Intention

The Holidays are upon us, counting down, clock ticking, that moment when they officially arrive and also bring along with them an explosion of sorts similar to that of a Disney fireworks display firing off feelings that might include:  joy, sorrow, happiness, sadness,...

Wearing Red This Holiday Season

I'm a soft tones kinda gal who rarely sways out of her pale pink and grey comfort zone.  The Holidays leave me envious of those who sport the colour red so effortlessly (you know who you are!) while officially wanting to steal their look.  The realistic part of me...

Breaking “Traditions” this Holiday Season

I think much like a lot of things we get caught up in whatever it is that is going on and we often lose sight of what the real intention behind it is.  The Holidays for me are probably the biggest example of this.  Think about any conversation that you had today with...

My Favourite Things This Week

I'm going to go ahead and call this week's theme "Faux Fur, Sparkles & Champagne".  I must have been channeling the need for some of this in my life because I feel like it showed up in every shape and form this week.  I mean, we all have those things that we love,...

Sparkle and Shine

"You musn't be afraid to sparkle a little brighter my dear" "Don't ever let anyone dull your sparkle" "Dream Big, Sparkle More, Shine Bright" "Leave a little sparkle wherever you go" "Let your inner sparkle shine through" Unless you are living under a rock and have...

My Favourite Things This Week

I'm not going to lie - all of my Favourite Things this week were totally wrapped up in a photo shoot that I had the pleasure of being a part of with Smithery Style and the beautiful Maya from Mayahood Blog.  At first glance it might seem obvious as to why this day in...

An Unpublished Life

A year ago I was hiding behind my computer working on what has now become Isla Pearl.  No body knew that I was doing it (including my husband) and I had convinced myself that that reason I hadn't told anyone about it was because it wasn't "ready" to be launched.  The...

Ultimate Holiday Guide

’Tis the season for unreasonable expectations, gift-giving guides and the things you NEED this Holiday season.  Basically since the moment the last Trick or Treater knocked on your door you have been inundated with commercials, magazines, articles and websites...

My Favourite Things This Week

I can't help but always be amazed by the craze that comes along with Black Friday - I mean, I'm not gonna lie, I too was out hustling and bustling with my 2-year old in tow this morning - but I always find it funny how we live our lives in a state of extremes.  For...