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The Book of M

I was so impressed with this dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel. The concept was so intriguing, people losing their shadows and then their memories. The story follows husband and wife Ory and Max, and what happens when Max loses her shadow. I think what impressed me the most about the book is that

The Favorite Sister

I so enjoyed Jessica Knoll’s first novel, I thought it was original and had a great twist, so I was exceptionally thrilled to receive an advance copy of her latest novel from #netgalley. Unfortunately, I didn’t love the book, it felt like it took forever to read. There wasn’t much thrill or

This Sandwich Changed Me

I had the best sandwich experience of my life. Since getting pregnant with Max, I have been VERY interested in food. Not a “foodie” type – just a hungry type! For example, the last few weeks of pregnancy I was hitting Ricky’s All Day Grill to have a strawberry Belgian

The Rosie Effect

I mentioned the other day about being a completist – what I’m currently in a panic to complete is my Goodreads reading challenge. My friend Laurel suggested it near the beginning of summer and I thought 25 books in more than half a year was very attainable. Sitting at 16/25 books with

Shopaholic to the Stars

I’ve finally finished Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella so I can review it. It took me a lot longer than these types normally take, I think it just didn’t have the same fun and interesting storyline that her earlier books did. In this go-round, Becky seems less quirky and

Charlotte is a Flip Girl! – Triple Flip

Back in September, I randomly entered both girls to be “Flip Girls” for Triple Flip. The winners would get to model outfits at Market Mall and have a photo shoot, and the images get used for display in the store and/or website/marketing materials. They don’t ask for photos

Mockingjay Part One

With Charlotte at a sleepover last night, we decided to take Emma on a date – just the three of us. Of course with Mockingjay Part One just opening, it HAD to be that. We were really scared about how busy it would be, but thankfully Landmark Cinemas had a ton of screenings. We only got there

Disney’s Big Hero 6

We just got home from seeing Disney’s Big Hero 6 in 3D and it was awesome! I cried twice (although once was at the short animation film at the beginning, lol) but in a good way. There was nothing too heartbreaking – my eldest was sad but 8 year old Charlotte didn’t get upset at

Mother – Daughter Book Club

I had stumbled upon this list a few months ago and thought it would be a pretty brilliant way for 11 year old Emma and I to have something in common. These days it seems there is a lot more fighting than bonding, and I was excited about the idea of being able to talk about something neutral that

Disney\’s Yacht Club Review

We recently returned from a trip to Walt Disney World where we stayed at the Yacht Club Resort. Josh had stayed there before but the girls and I hadn’t. We’ve stayed at the All Stars/Pop Century and the Animal Kingdom Lodge previously. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. It

Zoo Brunch Review

We headed down to the Calgary Zoo yesterday to try out the Safari Brunch. The brunch runs on Sundays from 9:30am to 2:00pm. We hit the brunch around 11:30am, which was a great time – it wasn’t too busy and the food was restocked and fresh. It’s a casual experience, it’s set

Waterlogue

So oh my gosh, Waterlogue is by far my most favorite app on my phone. After taking watercolor classes last spring, I’ve been only slightly watercolor-obsessed. This new app ‘paints’ your everyday iPhone images into absolutely stunning watercolor masterpieces. I play with it almost

Two Normal Girls go to Sundance

A couple of weeks ago, I met my best traveling partner (amazing senior photographer Jess VanLue) in Salt Lake City to travel up to Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival. We got the idea for this trip sitting in a cafe in Paris (seriously, whose life is this?) last April. We wanted to choose

Got Moo?

I know most of you have probably already heard about Moo.com and may have even used them for business cards. But the way to use Moo’s products don’t just end at business cards, people are using the stickers and cards in so many unique ways. They’ve just put out an AWESOME idea