As a Canadian prairie girl, I know a thing or two about dressing for cold weather. For the majority of the winter, Manitobans are bundled up for frigid temperatures that often dip as low as -40 degrees. While you will quickly learn how many layers are necessary to survive the freezing temperatures, the thing that no one teaches you is how to look cute while staying warm. Today I’m sharing my tips for how to look cute in winter weather.
Confession. Our baby is a good sleeper. Now, I don’t know if it’s because we were consistent with bedtime habits from the start or if we just lucked out with a baby who loves sleep. Either way, I couldn’t be more grateful that I get a decent amount of sleep each night.
Early on, well meaning parents would ask us how we have been sleeping in a hope to commiserate together over how terribly small children sleep. But once we mentioned that our little girl has been sleeping through the night since she was 2 months old all we got was jealous glares and even the occasional “I hate you”. I get it, sleep is a touchy subject.
I might be jumping the gun by already having decorated my home for Christmas but this year I just can’t wait to start enjoying the holiday season. I have been wanting a flocked Christmas tree for what feels like forever, so when the lights went out on my old pre-lit tree, it was the perfect excuse to upgrade to a gorgeous flocked version. To say I am obsessed with my new tree is an understatement. I absolutely love the large fluffy branches of my new snowy faux pine! It’s pre-lit, 7’5 ft tall and under $200 (with free shipping!). What more could you want?!
Today I wanted to share about a local Winnipeg gem that I just recently discovered. When Aevi invited me to visit their spa, the timing couldn’t have been more perfect since my birthday was coming up. A manicure and fresh blow-dry was the perfect way to freshen up for a weekend of celebrating. Having never visited Aevi before, I was surprised at just how big their space was. With crisp white walls and high ceilings the place is totally Instagram worthy!
When our little girl Emilia was only 6 weeks old we took our first vacation together as a family of three. We visited Victoria, BC for our first trip and truthfully, it was both harder and easier than we expected. The plane rides went super well but exploring the city with an infant in tow took a lot more planning than we were used to. We definitely had to cut a few activities short due to a screaming infant not being up to the task! But overall, the experience was a memorable one and I know it will be only the first of many travels with our little girl.
From our first trip traveling with an infant we definitely learned a lot and today I thought I would share with you all a few tips so you can be confident traveling with your baby.