A Morning With Alice - "in motion" by Andrea Hanki

Guys, I feel like I should be throwing confetti over here! One of my very best friends, andrea hanki, has launched her new photography brand today and I am over the moon excited, amazed and so so, proud of her.

This girl's talent is what brought us together eight years ago when I first hired her to photograph my wedding. It has been a total of nine more sessions since then and it makes me teary thinking about all the special moments she has captured throughout our lives. I am forever grateful for the memories.

Andrea, you mean a lot to me. As a photographer and, more importantly, as a friend.
Thank you for being you.

In celebration of her launch, I'm sharing a special little 'in motion' film that she made for us almost a year ago when Leo was still warm in my tummy. It is a 'day in the life' right before our little family of three became four. It makes me so, so happy and I pretty much cry every time I watch it.

Please pop over to the new www.andreahanki.com, it's pretty special.

Congratulations, Andrea! Love you to bits!


Pink Dino Terrarium + Edmonton Home & Garden Show Giveaway

Meet my "pretty prehistoric pink" terrarium. The Edmonton Home & Garden Show hosted a lovely terrarium making event last night and, in spite of my notorious black thumb, I had so much fun digging in the dirt and getting creative!

diy dino terrarium

Luckily, I don't have to worry about keeping this one alive because, along with all the other fantastic terrariums created, it will be auctioned off at the Edmonton Home + Garden Show with all proceeds going to the Edmonton Public Library's 'Welcome Baby' program. We received one of these amazing packages when Leo was born and I'm so thrilled to help support early literacy and such a fantastic program. Be sure to check it out at the show and bid on my pink dinos!

The show takes place March 19 - 22 and I have four tickets to giveaway that include VIP seats plus a meet and greet with Paul Lafrance, the main presenter and host of HGTV's Deck Wars.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Contest ends Sunday, March 15 at midnight.

Good luck!

Loving... Backpacks

The other day Alice and I went out to the rec centre and I threw all of our stuff in one of her backpacks. It was quick, it was easy and it was amazing. Oh man, I see why they invented these things! It was so handy to be hands free! I've noticed that they've been making a bit of a comeback and there are actually some pretty stylish options out there.

stylish backpacks

1: leather rucksack: zara
2: floral backpack: bagdori, etsy
3: striped backpack: bagybags, etsy
4: matt & nat backpack: chapters indigo
5: herschel khaki sequence backpack: east dane
6: 'ellie' vegan backpack: nordstrom
7: leather backpack: kokosina, etsy
8: fiorelli backpack: asos

I have to admit, it makes me pretty happy when style meets function. Anyone else rediscovered the joy of a backpack?


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