Thursday, April 26, 2018

20 Summer Birthday Ideas For Kids




Born at the end of December, I've always wondered what it would be like to have a birthday party in the Summer. My son was born in early April, so I've yet to plan a Summer party, but I have a TON of ideas for fun Summer birthday parties, so I wanted to share them with all of you!

Let's get started!

Monday, April 23, 2018

5 Tips For Keeping Your Kids Safe In Crowds This Summer!



Summertime is full of events, vacations, camping trips, carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, and tons of other busy, crowded locations.

It can be kind of intimidating to take our kids to crowded places- especially if you have multiple kids. I have ONE very busy kid and I'm constantly thinking of ways to keep him safe when we are out and about.

Here are FIVE helpful tips for keeping your kids safe in crowded places this Summer.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Mom Hustle Society


Hi everyone!

Amanda from Legally Mommy and I are excited to announce the re-structure of our Mom Hustle Atlantic Facebook group!

Mom Hustle Atlantic is a group of working moms coming together to offer advice, ask for support and share stories. This is not your average mom group! It will now be known as Mom Hustle Society and will be open to all working moms no matter where you live!

We love the conversations we've had in our Mom Hustle Atlantic group, but we long for more! More community, more feedback, and more conversations about life as a working mom. We want to grow this into a large network of working moms who share stories and advice relating to this crazy busy life we all live.

Everything in the group will remain the same, aside from allowing more hard working, goal getting mamas from all over to join.

As usual, stay at home moms are more than welcome to join for questions/advice on re joining the work force, mat leave, volunteer work, side hustles, etc.

Please join the group, and share it with all of your mom friends!

Click HERE to join!

Once we get things hopping with new members, we are going to be scheduling Facebook lives, contests and more relating to being a working mom!

We can't wait to meet you!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

My Review Of Parlee Beach Campground!



After my last post 10 Day Trips To Take This Summer Within Driving Distance Of Fredericton went up, I had a TON of inbox messages asking for more information about Parlee Beach Campground. I've been camping at this campground almost every Summer since I was a toddler- so I've got over 25 years of experience camping there. We started taking our son camping there when he was just 18 months old. We took him to Parlee Beach for the first time at 4 months old.

Since becoming a parent and being a part of various local mom groups I've seen Parlee Beach Campground get mixed reviews. I'm writing this post to give you an honest review built on years of experience camping there, including pictures, stories, and tips and tricks!

Lets get started.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

10 Day Trips To Take With The Kids This Summer (Within Driving Distance Of Fredericton!)



There are few things I love more in life than a good old fashioned day trip or weekend trip! Living in the Maritimes, we have access to so many beautiful locations to visit that it can be hard to decide where to go!

I have compiled a list of locations within driving distance of Fredericton, NB that I've either visited and loved or have on my bucket list to visit.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

New Listings On My Etsy Shop!

Hi everyone! In case you didn't know, I have an Etsy shop where I sell printables and wall hangings! I've recently posted some new listings that I wanted to share with you!

My printables are only $1.99 CAD and are digital files that you can download and print as you please!

Here are a couple of my favourites. How cute would these be in a kid's room! I picture them as part of a photo collage, as stand alone decor or as part of a book ledge.

Check out my shop here:

Harbour & Pine Shop




Monday, March 5, 2018

Our Little Townhouse Makeover Series!



As of February, we've lived in our townhouse for 3 years. Mason took his first steps here and this is where we hosted his first birthday. We've loved, laughed, dreamed, accomplished and lived here for 3 years, but for some reason it's never really felt like home.

Over the years, I've painted a couple of the rooms, gotten a few different furniture pieces from various sources, but it's still not quite right. I don't feel happy and relieved when I walk in the door, and sometimes it feels like I'm living in someone else's house. The d├ęcor just isn't right for me, and the furniture isn't as functional as I would like.

So, with all of that said I have decided that this Spring and Summer will be dedicated to making over our townhouse!

Friday, March 2, 2018

10 Things I Hate About Facebook Mom Groups




I have a huge love hate relationship with mom groups. I love them for solidarity, support and as a source of usually good information and advice.

Here is why I hate them:

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Stinky Bunny Review! Adorable & Affordable Kids Clothes!




Hi everyone! You all know I LOVE a good deal, and even better if it's adorable clothes for my son I was very excited to collaborate with Stinky Bunny on this post.

Disclaimer, this outfit was sent to me at no cost, but all opinions and photos are my own.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Young Living Premium Starter Kit Review!



I've been considering essential oils for a few years, so I was excited to be contacted by Lauren from the Young Living Oilers Unite community to review the Young Living Premium Starter Kit with DewDrop diffuser.

I'm all about honesty and I wouldn't review something that I don't truly love. Like many of you, when someone from a MLM business contacts me, I usually read their sales pitch and make up an excuse of why I can't buy. It feels awkward to have someone message me trying to sell me something. If I want to buy something, I will seek it out myself and buy it. It's not that I hate the products, I just prefer to buy things at a physical store. Shopping is therapeutic for me and I love walking around with an iced cap and shopping cart. I also like the instant satisfaction of buying something and walking away with it. Most products that MLM businesses sell can be bought at the store. For example- the make-up that you're selling may be amazing but so are my favourite brands that I can pick up at Sephora or my local drug store. The exception to this is essential oils.

Disclaimer: This product was sent to me at no cost, however all opinions and photos are my own.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valentine's Day Gift For HIM With JORD Watches!


Raise your hand if you think men are difficult to shop for! I do! I never know what to buy my husband for any holiday, so he usually just tells me what he wants and I get that. Or worse- he buys himself something and tells me what I bought him after. 

He's been hinting around that he wanted a stylish watch for a while now, so I was really excited to collaborate with JORD Watches on this post.

JORD Watches are beautifully hand crafted from natural materials. The men's wood watch that we received is from their Dover series and is made of zebrawood and dark sandalwood

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Treat Yourself This Valentine's Day!


Hi everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful February so far. I can't believe January is over, but I have absolutely no complaints about getting closer to Spring and Summer.

Valentine's Day is coming up, and my husband and I have always struggled with giving each other great gifts. We're the kind of people who usually just get a joint gift for the house, or buy ourselves something using the other person's money and call it a gift. My husband has been able to surprise me a few times though, which is a great feat on it's own because I am not an easy person to surprise.

Recently I was sent the entire Vichy Idealia line to try, and I cant help but think of what an amazing Valentine's gift this would be! If you're like us and buy gifts for yourself, or drop major hints to your significant other of what to get you, check this out! If you don't have a significant other, treat yourself! You Deserve it!

*Disclaimer- this product was sent to me at no charge, however all opinions, comments and photos are my own*

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Valentine's Fun Guide For Kids! Food, Crafts & Gifts


I'm a sucker for holidays, and Valentine's Day is no exception. Growing up, my parents always got me a little something for Valentine's Day and whether is was chocolate, flowers, etc I always appreciated the gesture.

I like to do up a little gift basket of items for Mason, which got me thinking of other gifts that might be fun to give to your little valentines. 

I was going to create a little gift guide for kids, but then I got thinking about all of the other things I love about this lovely holiday and decided to include those as well.

Check out these fun Valentine's Day ideas for kids!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

From Vision Board to Reality! I Write For A Magazine!

I'm a huge believer in the power of positive thinking and manifestation. Last year I created a digital vision board full of different photos of things I wanted to manifest in my life. Some of those photos included: a house, money, fitness, a family vacation, and a freelance job opportunity writing for a new wedding magazine.

Weddings New Brunswick is created by the amazing and successful boss babes Brittney Toner and Ashley Ketch. Brittney, along with being Editor of Weddings NB is also the owner of Panoramic Events and Pearl by Panoramic Events in Woodstock NB. Ashley is the Graphic Artist for Weddings NB and also owns Ashley Marie Photography and A+M Boutiques.

Since Adventures At Home has a huge focus on motherhood, I also feel the need to mention that Brittney created Weddings NB while pregnant with her second child! She gave birth to him just this month, and 6 days later was at the A Time For Weddings wedding show promoting Weddings NB (with baby not far away!)

 She is an inspiration to all mothers, business women, and anyone who has a dream.




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Introducing: Mom Hustle Atlantic!

Hello friends!

I am so excited to let you know about a new Facebook group that Amanda from Legally Mommy and myself have created!

We wanted to connect working moms in Atlantic Canada by having a supportive community available where you can ask questions, vent, discuss life as a working mother, discuss work related issues, etc.

This is not your typical mom group! We will be doing occasional Facebook lives to discuss the working mom related issues that we all face, offering freebies to our group members, and more!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Our Trip To Dartmouth- Stay At The Best Western Plus & IKEA!!


My husband is an automotive service technician for a car dealership and (to my advantage) occasionally they send him on all expense paid work courses in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia! Now that we are into a new year, I was able to use some of my fresh vacation time and book 4 days off to tag along. Since last time we came alone, this time we decided to bring Mason since he's never been to Nova Scotia before.

Although it's a business trip for my husband, all I could think about was (finally) being able to go to the new IKEA!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

20 Side Hustle Ideas For The Goal Gettin' Mama



Ahh I love a good side hustle. I've been side hustlin' ever since middle school where I made notebooks from paper and staples to sell to my classmates.

When I first started on my own in the workforce, I soon realized that one stream of income just wasn't enough. Then becoming a mom and realizing just how expensive kids are, my want for multiple streams of income grew. I once read online somewhere that most millionaires have SEVEN streams of income! I'm not anticipating becoming a millionaire any time soon, but being able to live comfortably and not worry about money would be nice.

Before I get into the list, I want to tell you a bit about my current side hustle situation.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Our Decluttering & Home Decor Goals for 2018




2018 is gearing up to be the year I accomplish some home related goals I've had on my list for months, so I wanted to tell you a little bit about our home and what my plans are!

About Our Home

The first thing to mention about our house is that it's not really ours at all. We currently rent a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse with the goal of saving up for a down payment on our own house.

Monday, January 1, 2018

10 Tips For Balancing Life As A Working Mom



One of my goals for the new year is to manage my time better. I've been a working mom for the last 3 years (aside from maternity leave), and some days I still feel like I have no idea what I'm doing.

There are a few tips I've learned along the way for making life a bit easier.

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