7 Tips For Shopping Smart At Farmers Markets

Toronto Farmers Market, fresh flowers, pink flowers, pink peonies

This summer Nathan Phillips Square hosts a farmer's market every Wednesday from 8am to 4pm. The kiosks have cheese, baked goods, honey, fresh produce, and more. I personally love this market for the convenience. It's on my way to work so I can grab groceries (and lunch) on my way in to the office. In the event that I have a prenatal appointment in the hospital district, I'll swing by the Tuesday farmer's market at Sick Kids hospital that's on from 8am-2pm.

No matter what farmer's market you go to, here are my top tips to make it a successful trip. 

Red Raspberry Leaf Tea During Pregnancy

Davids Tea, Red Raspberry Leaf Tea, Herbal Tea During Pregnancy, Organic Mighty Aphrodite

Hands up if you've tried Red Raspberry Leaf Tea? On my Facebook 'mommy group', a couple of women were talking about the positive impacts of consuming raspberry leaf tea during pregnancy. They had heard (from their midwives) that it had some amazing benefits that include 'easier labour' and that it strengthened the uterus. To say I was intrigued was an understatement. If there was something that could make contractions, labour, and healing faster and 'easier', I needed to know more about it. Not pregnant? Skip to the last paragraph!

Labour Bag Checklist

labour bag, labor bag, birth essentials

Packing a hospital bag for labour... You know you need one so it's time to stop putting it off! Personally, I feel it's when reality sets in and you realize that the baby could come at any time. Of course that's scary but it's also important to be as prepared as possible to avoid any additional stress when you go into labour.

Kat Von D 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade Review

Kat Von D 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade, Natural Makeup

I recently received the new Kat Von D 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade and I am obsessed! Everything about it is exactly what I was looking for in a brow product. I feel like I tend to flip flop between powders, pencils, and pomades for my brows. Up until recently, I was using a waxy pencil and now I'm wondering why I stopped using a pomade in the first place!

Flawless by Friday 5 Day System & Face Mask Review

Flawless by Friday 5 Day System

Flawless by Friday 5 Day System

I recently bought (read: this is not a sponsored post) the Flawless By Friday 5 Day System & Face Mask kit and I was so excited to try it! Each night (after the babe went to bed) I applied a mask, tidied up and watched TV with my hubby. I followed my normal regiment (removed my makeup, used a gentle cleanser, ‘toned’ with micellar water) and applied the mask. After I removed the mask, I massaged the remaining serum in to my skin and topped with my favorite night cream. The above pics are obviously with makeup after I completed the system. It made my application smooth and long lasting.

8 Secrets To Save Time & Energy #MomHacks

I thought creating a #Momhack (or #Lifehack) list could be beneficial to anyone that is looking to make their life more efficient, get a few extra minutes of sleep, or are just slightly lazy in general. Here are my top 8 items that get me through the day and make my life infinitely easier, so I have more time (and energy) for my boys!

Longos Meal Kits - Red Wine Braised Chicken

Longos Red Wine Braised Chicken Meal Kits

Longos has come out with really handy meal kits that use fresh ingredients to create delicious and somewhat fancy meals for two! These meals are perfect for a date night or if you’re having a friend over with a glass of wine (come on Fall!). The instructions are clear (with pictures!) and all the ingredients are in the box and ready to go. It's also kind of fun doing a food 'un-boxing'! lol
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