Josephine’s Blooming Boutiques: Eli of Shine the Light On

“It was by sharing my story and hearing the stories of others that my future path was illuminated.” — Eli Brown (STLO Founder) There is something beautiful about putting your heart on your sleeve, literally, and that’s just what Eli Brown, the founder of Shine the Light On did; he’s created something much bigger than … More Josephine’s Blooming Boutiques: Eli of Shine the Light On

The Best Mother’s Day Gift I Could Ask for: An Afternoon with our Little Artists

“ All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once [s]he grows up.” — Pablo Picasso Once or twice a week my little ones and I attend programs at our local community centre. And one day, just before Christmas, when we were trying to figure out what to buy our son … More The Best Mother’s Day Gift I Could Ask for: An Afternoon with our Little Artists

Josephine’s Blooming Boutiques: Michael & Raphi of Tonic Blooms

“Happiness held is the seed, happiness shared is the flower.” There’s something about receiving the gift of fresh blooms that will never go out of style, a pure and simple act of kindness that can’t really be matched. And that’s why when Michael of Tonic Blooms showed up at my door on a sunny Saturday … More Josephine’s Blooming Boutiques: Michael & Raphi of Tonic Blooms

Simple Self-Care Series: Why I’m Adapting My Babies’ Bed Time Routines

“I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know? — Ernest Hemingway  I’ve only really seen 3:00am for a few reasons in my life, working terrible night shifts at McDonalds as a teenager, the odd “after party” as a twenty-something-year-old and as a new parent. Either way, 3:00am … More Simple Self-Care Series: Why I’m Adapting My Babies’ Bed Time Routines

It Takes a Community: Celebrating Our Little One’s Baptism

“There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community” –M. Scott Peck It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a community to celebrate one. This past weekend we felt so blessed and thankful to be … More It Takes a Community: Celebrating Our Little One’s Baptism

Josephine’s Creative Career Moms: Suzanne Colmer of Your Shop Girl

A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne at workshop she hosted with Smithery Style. We learned how to understand and define our own personal styles, clean out our closets and shop for what we love and need rather than for what seems to work or is just on sale. It’s safe … More Josephine’s Creative Career Moms: Suzanne Colmer of Your Shop Girl

Simple Self-Care Series: Weekly Face Masks a Banish Review

“Sit down mama … eat apple mama … have bath mama. Play outside mama, go walk.” If only I took my toddler’s advice more often, I think my body and mind would thank me for it. After the birth of my youngest, life started to become very busy. Failed attempts at co-ordinating naps, chasing a … More Simple Self-Care Series: Weekly Face Masks a Banish Review