New season, new decor from (#giveaway)

The days are cooler, the nights are longer and the leaves on our maple tree are turning from green to red. It's definitely fall in Ottawa! The change in season is always a great time to change up your home decor, and Posterjack has come up with 3 photo-art decor tips to create a cozy space of your own. Play with texture and colour - rich textures and saturated hues of deep colours help create a warm and luxurious space. Canvas Prints hold the colours of the season - eggplant, olive, navy Read more [...]

Give yourself a treat this Halloween from LUSH

Halloween may not be my favourite holiday (that would be Christmas), but LUSH has given me few new reasons to enjoy it with their Limited Edition Halloween Collection! Available both in LUSH stores, and at LUSH online, they are sure to go fast. I was excited to open my package from LUSH (aside: mail never smells as good as it does when there is a package from LUSH!) to find Nightwing shower jelly in addition to the Lord of Misrule shower cream and bath bomb, because despite my many years of Read more [...]

What’s for dessert – Caramel Crumble Apple Pie

One of our favourite fall family traditions is going apple picking! I had a Pioneer Woman's Perfect Pie Crust in my freezer, so apple pie seemed like the right thing to do. Since I only had one pie crust and didn't want to make another for a lattice crust, I used the crumble from my apple crisp recipe to top it, and then to take it over the edge I poured what was left of a jar of homemade salted caramel sauce over the crumble when it came out of the oven. This was heaven on a plate! Have Read more [...]

Stonz Winter Bootz (#giveaway)

Stonz has been a favourite brand of mine ever since Ashlyn was a little toddler in her Stonz Booties. I have worked with Stonz a number of times over the years and their products have always held up to be passed down at least from big sister to little sister, if not also to a friend after. While the current weather is just easing into fall now, I know that Ottawa has a tendency to jump hard into winter when it arrives and I like to be prepared early. I was thrilled when we were sent a pair of their Stonz Read more [...]

Our New Normal

Did you think I'd disappeared? As I mentioned on the Not Just Baby Brain Facebook page, we're still getting settled into our new routine now that school has started. Both of my daughters are in school full-time, and I expected to be bored and lonely while they were there. After all, I have roughly 5 hours between when I get home from walking them to school and when I leave to walk back and pick them up. That's a lot of time, right? Well, it turns out it's not as much as I had anticipated. I Read more [...]

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