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5 Faves Friday, Stylie, These are a few of my favourite things...

5 fav’s friday: clinging to summer

When I started writing this it was a balmy 31˚C so I was ready to rock summer a little longer. Then it got stuck in draft mode. I’m still gonna throw it out there despite the fact that it is already down 15˚C, I am wearing a turtleneck and went to get a tea to help drive off the damp chill I can’t seem to shake. There’s something about the sweet summer days after Labour Day that make you want to hold onto that summer feeling just a little bit longer. Here are some of my favourites to help make…

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5 Faves Friday

mommydo.com | 5 faves friday | the first edition | a curated collection of things I love

1. The Oemi Baby Bag – Have been lusting after this for 2.5 years. Someday… 2. KitchenAid Artisan Series Countertop oven – Latest addition to our kitchen. Instant attachment. 3. Bumble and Bumble Prêt-à-powder – My new go-to dry hairfixeruppper. Love the look and smells so good. 4. Pumpkin Scones – Mmm, the best reason to say goodbye to summer. 5. Sorel Tovoli Boots – Found these on the Anthropologie site and had a little swoon. Added to wish list. melanie

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Back-to-School Hannas Haul

Back-to-School Hannas Haul I do love this time of year. It’s so ripe with potential. New school year. New beginnings. New clothes… This year I was totally wooed by Hanna Andersson. I try not to order from the States – duty, exchange etc, but I didn’t see any point in spending less here on clothes that don’t stand up to everything my kids put them through. So I bit the bullet and splurged. In my defense, I did load my cart then wait and wait for a good sale to come along. And, i got an extra discount when I…

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A little “Day Off” shopping trip to Girl Friday

Do you have a shop you consider “your store”? For me, it’s Girl Friday here in Toronto. I have a few days off and wanted to grab a new pair of jeans so I popped in today. I’ve been on the hunt for flattering “not skinny” jeans. But, having recently read a few articles that call my boot cut low-rise jeans “The new Mom Jeans” and not in a good way, I needed help to ensure I didn’t fall into buying the hottest jeans from the early 2000’s somewhere. Enter Girl Friday. First – there is no possible way to…

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Backyard on the Brain

Backyard on the Brain by melaniecote featuring wall planters Outdoor loveseat, 2,410 CAD / Outdoor stool, 165 CAD / Outdoor garden stool, 250 CAD / Wall planter, 125 CAD / Outdoor decor, 105 CAD / Outdoor chair, 110 CAD / Crate and Barrel outdoor patio light, 63 CAD / Holmegaard outdoor lighting, 55 CAD / Crate and Barrel bird house, 25 CAD / W&P Boylan Heritage Tonic, 13 CAD melanie

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The long overdue review of Stokke Crusi

I’ve had the Stokke Crusi for about a year now, give or take. Which is a long time to take to get around to a review. I discovered the Stokke brand in 2009 when I was preparing for the arrival of the Bubble and googled best stroller for bad back. Up popped the Xplory. I was instantly sold, despite the hefty price tag. Fast forward to April 2013. After a long winter of being stuck inside with obviously not typically developing Obi hiding out from RSV season, I set about getting a new Xplory. I already had an upgraded seat…

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Skinny Black Tie and a little help from Girl Friday

The Mommydo post hiatus you recently experienced brought to you by a stomach bug which crashed our long weekend by taking down the kids one after another then lying in wait 4 days before knocking me out for almost 4 more. Conveniently, said bug left me a whole 8.5 lbs lighter which is perfect timing for the fundraising gala husband and I have been invited to. Normally I would be shaking in my boots about finding something to wear to said “Black Tie Optional” function. Husband and I haven’t been out to anything I’ve had to dress up for since…

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Feeling like a million bucks

I totally got personally styled and it was Ah-mazing. Wah? You heard right. I’m starting a work contract that happens in an actual office. In case you didn’t know, I’ve been working from home for 2 years – the first year I did a few contracts but also managed clients on my own and last year, on ‘mat leave’ I continued to work on my clients when projects came up. It was a very short lead time for this gig but I realized I needed to get out of the house and gain some perspective (staring at the baby wasn’t…

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Mommydo’s 5-Minute Face

This fab combo is my current go-to to take off 5 years and make it look like I got 5 more hours of sleep. A sensitive skin friendly, blemish banishing, fine-line fighting super set of cosmetics that you can put on in a flash and dash out the door. The tinted moisturizer is SPF 30 (awesome) and the Benefit lip stuff makes my lips feel all soft and velvety. This isn’t a sponsored post or anything (of course if NARS or BENEFIT want to replenish my stash, that would be FAB), just a quick note to let other time-starved-who-has-time-for-makeup-but-when-did-I-get-so-old-and-tired-looking-geez-maybe-I-should-do-something-about-that women…

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Stop riding that penguin.

The words “Stop riding that penguin, we have to leave” actually came out of my mouth as I tried to hustle our 4 year old out the door the other day. He was bobbing around on one of these, much to Obi’s dismay.   But that’s not the funny part. As soon as the words were spoken, I giggled, remembering this poster that I pinned on Pinterest a few years ago. https://www.etsy.com/listing/95865884/things-ive-said-to-my-children-penguin?ref=tre-2722984995-1 At the time I thought it was hilarious. Now that it actually applies, I think I might just have to order one. This guy – who has a…

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