Mountain Theme Nursery


Happy Monday! I am on baby countdown, just three more days and this little guy will make his appearance! I spent spring break cleaning and crossing things of the to-do list. Part of this was putting the final touches on the mountain theme nursery / kids room. This baby was a wonderful and very welcome surprise but it’s a tight…

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Healthy Habits You Can Start Today


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. People are always looking for a “quick” way to get healthy and fit. Magazines and Pinterest pins promise results in only 4-6 weeks. But that is so unrealistic! If there is one thing my mom always said it was…

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March BuffBoxx- Ready to Train Again


My legs are itching; I am so ready to get back into a workout routine where I push my body. I want to run until my lungs burn and my muscles ache, I need to just push it! In less than two weeks this baby will come and I’ll have to wait about 6 weeks to get the okay from…

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Mountain Maternity Photos


I knew that I wanted to do my maternity photos in the mountains pretty much from the moment it was confirmed I was pregnant. Is anyone surprised? A couple weeks ago, I headed to Waterton with my friend and talented photographer Jenna and we played around to get some AMAZING photos that I will cherish forever.

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A Day of Fun at the Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show


The weather held out so I was able to make it into Calgary for the 2018 Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show. The last couple years were snowy and stormy, though we did drive through snow in Nanton. My cousin Jenn and I road tripped up and met with Keirstyn for a day of laughter and fun. We started off…

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My Grocery Staples


I am by no means the healthiest eater around. A lot of other bloggers share their grocery staples from Whole Foods and it’s all super healthy items which is great inspiration but not always realistic. Groceries are one of our biggest expenses, they are SO pricey in Canada and the fact that I need gluten and dairy free everything also…

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A Few Signs Spring Has Almost Arrived


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. I am an avid winter lover but once March 1st hits I get into a spring mindset. It’s a bit premature though as winter here in Alberta can last as long as late April-early May. But I can’t help…

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Enjoying a Warm Day Snowshoeing


This has been a boring kick off to 2018 so I haven’t had much to write about. Between the extreme weather, a vehicle that drives terribly in the snow, working like crazy, and being pregnant and tired, I’ve spent a lot of evenings at home on my butt on the couch. This is why I was in absolute heaven when…

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Guest Post: Superfood Trends for 2018


Luckily for us health and fitness freaks, the previous year (or two!) have been in all possible colors of delicious wellness – from funky protein sources, the rise of the goji berry, all the way to probiotic-rich kombucha, the world has become well-educated on the topic of health. Thanks to the still-soaring revolution in our collective mindset, we are yet…

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Win Tickets to the Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show!


This makes year four I believe where I have been partnering with the Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show to give away tickets to Better LIVIN readers. I love the Calgary Outoor Adventure & Travel Show but I swear to you, every year a snow storm hits and the roads to Calgary are bad on that weekend. But this year…

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February BuffBoxx


With everything that’s been going on, I’ve been postponing sharing my February Buffboxx. But since today is the last day of February (when did THAT happen??) I wanted to share it! This months Buffboxx included; Women’s Under Armour Play Up Short 2 Lifeline Fitness Power Up, Chin Up– Chin ups are one of the best exercises for functional strength. These portable chin up…

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Life Update- Family, Life and Death


Some readers may have noticed crickets on the blog and my social media accounts the last couple of weeks. I’ve been trying to get it together after the sudden loss of my beloved grandma and my online life took a backseat to what was going on in real life, (which is how it should be). The last couple weeks have…

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Auf Wiedersehen my Lovely Grandma!


This blog post took a long time to write. How do you write about something that makes you cry every time you think about it? That causes an ache in your chest when you think about it? Two weekends ago, Ryan and I went to visit with my grandma (who I visit 2-3 times a week) before heading to Waterton…

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Vitastiq- Technology Tracking Your Body’s Vitamins & Minerals (Giveaway)


Do you get enough vitamins and minerals? Who knows! But 45.6% of Canadians aged one year and older (approximately 15.7 million people) used at least one nutritional supplement. (Statistics Canada) How often do you read that these supplements don’t actually work and you’re paying a lot for extra yellow pee? I believe in supplements and have a reminder on my…

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Honey Dijon Kale Salmon Salad Recipe


If you follow my Instagram stories you have seen this same kale salmon salad pop up again and again lately. It has become my go-to lunch for substitute teaching. I pre-make it and can grab it and go. It can be eaten on the playground if I’m on supervision or scarfed during a quick break because it doesn’t need to…

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How to Make Lactose-Free Probiotic Yogurt at Home


Health food is expensive and lactose free yogurt is included! Oh well, that’s the name of the game right now but I was really excited when I found out there was a way to make your own lactose free yogurt at home without a yogurt maker. VIVO Starter Cultures  has just been introduced to Canada and it’s a product for making…

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Pregnancy Update- Entering the Third Trimester


I haven’t talked too much about my pregnancy on the blog because I feel like most readers won’t care. But this is the biggest lifestyle change I’ll every undergo so I’ll have to talk about the baby and motherhood sometimes.  I won’t let it become the sole focus of the blog and just think of all the cute baby hiking…

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Don’t Be Intimidated at the Gym


It’s that time of year when gyms (and my hot yoga studio) are full of newcomers ready to get on a new path for the new year. When I was a younger snot I would look my nose down at these people knowing half of them wouldn’t be there by the time Valentine’s Day rolled around but as I’ve matured…

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Girls Night- Dinner & Axe Throwing


I love that my friends are up for anything, it always makes for fun times out. Most women go out for drinks and dancing on girls get-togethers, we go paddle boarding, cross country skiing, or in the case of last week, axe throwing. After a quick dinner at Moxie’s (shout out for the table made guacamole!) we crossed the street…

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