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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Cropped Tops

Newsboy cap

Dare I say it? I can almost taste spring in Edmonton, almost! There is something about the feeling of that beautiful sunshine on your face that helps you forget pretty quick about the very long winters.

Chickies French Farmhouse Antiques Edmonton

Edmonton fashion blogger

Nothing beats hanging out with my girlfriends Ashley and Vickie, getting coffee and checking out local shops like this gem, Chickies French Farmhouse Antiques. It's a lovely antique shop my Mom and Nana introduced to me many years ago. Those two are where I get my love of antiques from. 

Chickies Farmhouse Antiques Edmonton

Newsboy cap

Newsboy cap

Stripes are always in style and such a classic print. This sweater is on the cropped side, so I made sure to pair it with high waisted jeans. This way everything is tucked in (haha!) and I feel way more comfortable rocking a crop top this way. It also creates a nice shape drawing the eye towards the smallest part of your waist. 

Newsboy cap

How do you feel about cropped tops? Have you worn one before?

<3 Kastles


Shop the Post:
Zara Stripe Sweater (similar here)
LOFT High Waist Jeans (similar here)
H&M Black Cap (similar here)
Joe Fresh Black Booties



Monday, 16 April 2018

Love Child Organics



Love Child Organics Baby Food

If you have been reading our blog for awhile, you know we have had a long term love affair with Love Child Organics. Right around the time Emery started eating solid foods, Love Child Organics came out with their line of food pouches. They continued adding more and more awesome products to their line of baby foods, including teefies, pat-a-cakes, tootle-o's, love ducks, bars, owlies, baby cereal, and drinks.


Love Child Organics

Love Child Organics

Love Child Organics

I love that their line of baby food is 100% Organic, Non-GMO, and the ingredients are nutrition focused. I know that whatever I am feeding my kids is healthy, nutritious and yummy! Seriously, I might steal a bite here or there of the kids snacks. 

Love Child Organics

Emery loves what she calls "squishy packs" (the food pouches), and I love that they are jam packed with nutrients. They are so much more then an apple sauce pack, and it makes me happy that she enjoys them. We always have a variety of them in the house, diaper bag and stroller. As well as lots of other Love Child Organics snacks. 

Love Child Organics

Love Child Organics

Now that Alder is eating solids, he of course loves all things Love Child Organics just like his big sister. The Teethie crackers are a favourite for this teething babe, he had six teeth when he was seven months and seems to be constantly working on more teeth! 

Love Child Organics

Love Child Organics

Love Child Organics


Love Child Organics also has an amazing cookbook, written by one of the co-founders of the brand, Leah Garrod-Cole. "It All Begins with Food", I can't recommend it enough! It has an amazing breakdown of starting solids with your babies, toddler snacks, family meals and more! I forgot how overwhelming it is starting to feed your baby solids, and this book helped me so much! These amazing Mango Coconut Muffins are from the book and are so delicious! 

Another thing I love about Love Child Organics is their love for spreading love! They have several non-profit partnerships, helping children with Nourishment and Basic Needs, Play, Literacy and Health. 

If you haven't tried their products before, I highly recommend them! I honestly can't say enough good things about them! Have you tried them before? 

<3 Kastles 





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Monday, 9 April 2018

Cook.Eat.Repeat. Meal Delivery Service

Cook Eat Repeat

When I first heard about the local meal delivery company Cook.Eat.Repeat, I was so excited! I have been trying hard to shop local and small, so it's perfect!

As a busy Mama of two, some weeks just go above my head and meal planning goes out the window. Some days there is just not enough coffee to get this brain functioning, haha! Healthy and nutritious meal kits delivered to my door? Yes please!

Cook Eat Repeat

I ordered the Fish Tacos and Power Bowl, and was impressed by both. All the ingredients were portioned out, the instructions were simple & straightforward and the recipes didn't take long to make. I also love how the garlic came already peeled! Anyone else hate peeling garlic? Haha!

Both recipes were so tasty, and Emery & the hubby loved them as well! I've also tried their Veggie Quinoa Burgers and the Shrimp Stuffed Squash, which were so yummy! 

Cook Eat Repeat

One of the things I really enjoyed about Cook.Eat.Repeat, is that all of the meals are created & perfected by a Registered Dietitian. All of the meals are portion controlled and nutritionally balanced.  I love not having to worry about if the meal is balanced enough.


Cook Eat Repeat

Cook Eat Repeat


Another thing I loved about their service is that they work with local Alberta farmers and purveyors. They care about animal welfare and work hard to source their meal and animal products from Alberta farmers and producers who honour similar values. They also source their produce locally as much as they can, which depends on seasonality and availability.


Cook Eat Repeat

Meal delivery times are on Mondays & Wednesdays, and you can ever choose if you want them delivered in the morning or evening. You have to order by Friday for the following week delivery. The Roasted Pepper Veg Balls with coconut mashed potatoes on next weeks menu look super tasty!

Let me know if you try it out! Happy cooking!

<3 Kastles 






Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Mama Bird

Mama Bird Tshirt

I have done so much purging in my closet the last couple of months. I'm really down to only a few tops that currently fit and that I feel good wearing. This Mama Bird Muscle Tee by The Bee and The Fox that I got from Shop The Skinny is one piece that is in constant rotation. 

Mama Bird Tshirt

Mama Bird Tshirt

This Mama Bird Tee is a piece I thought about for quite awhile before I purchased it. I have been trying not to impulse buy things and only picking pieces I love. I have also been trying to be more aware of where I am buying my clothes and where they are made, I'll share more on that another time.

Mama Bird Tshirt

Mama Bird Tshirt

Mama Bird Tshirt

 This T-Shirt also comes in cream & in a different style but it's more form fitting then I am into these days. I'm also really digging The Tough As a Mother Sweatshirt as well. I'm looking for a few more t-shirts to add to my collection, what are some of your favourites?

<3 Kastles

Shop the Look:
Anthropologie Black Cardigan (similar)
Old Navy Rockstar Ripped Black Jeans
Sam + Libby Moto Boots
Joe Fresh Black Hat


Friday, 30 March 2018

Easy Easter Crafts

Easy Easter Crafts


Emery absolutely LOVES making crafts. I knew we had to make a few Easter crafts. Both of these are fairly easy and use materials you most likely already have. Great and fun activities for the long Easter weekend! 

Easy Easter Crafts

Watercolour Bunny Banner

Supplies:
Watercolour Paints
Watercolour paper or cardstock
Cotton Balls
White Glue
Yarn or String
Washi Tape or regular tape
Scissors

Steps: 

1.) Paint several sheets with the paints. Make sure to cover the whole page. Let dry.

2.) Trace out a bunny shape onto the paper. There are lots on Pinterest. I used this one. Use the bunny to trace out bunnies on the back of the water color painted papers.

3.) Glue cotton balls onto the bunny for tails. Let dry.

4.) Pick out the order of bunnies you want for your banner and how long you want it to be.

5.) Using the washi tape, tape down the string or yarn on back of the bunnies spreading them out. Make sure to press down hard to seal the tape.

6.) Hang up & enjoy!

Easy Easter Crafts

Easy Easter Crafts

Easy Easter Crafts

 Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Materials:
Several Rolls of washi tape
White paper or card stock
Scissors 

Steps:

1.) Using the washi tape cover your entire sheet of paper with tape. Go nuts, making different patterns, abstract, etc. Emery could rip off the tape by herself but got tired of doing it. I just pre-ripped a bunch off and stuck them to the edge of the table.

2.) Trace out an egg shape and cut it out.

3.) On the back of the taped papers trace out several eggs and cut them out. This part is so satisfying to see all the different eggs, haha!

4.) Emery just played with the eggs. I wrote out Happy Easter on some of them. Some other ideas of what to do with them are: a banner, laminate them, or laminate them & glue magnets on the back, or use as tags for baskets or gifts.


Easy Easter Crafts

Easy Easter Crafts

Easy Easter Crafts

Easy Easter Crafts

Easy Easter Crafts

Easy Easter Crafts

What are your favourite Easter crafts? I would love to hear!

Happy Easter! 

<3 Kastles 
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