Girl Crush: Jillian Harris

I know I’m not the only person with a girl crush, we all have them. There are so many girls I could have picked but I thought I’d go with my Canadian girl crush. Enter Jillian Harris.

Ever since the Bachelor, Jillian Harris has been super cool in my books. There is very little I don’t love about her. From her fashion style, décor style, and love of food, but today we’re talking about her style. I mean COME ON, it’s amazing. The girl rocked Aritizia like it was nobody’s business on the Bachelor and things have only gotten better since then.

In case you have no clue who I’m talking about, check these out!

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I’ll be leaving on a jet plane soon and love this outfit for travelling – casual yet trendy!

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That bag. Need I say more?!

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How amazing is this dress. And girl knows how to accessorize with the best of them!

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I need those shoes asap, RIGHT!

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And my favourite look. How Canadian and fabulous is this look?!

Did I make you fall in love with Jillian Harris? What’s your favourite look?

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Avocado, Tomato & Bread

I hope you had a great weekend! I spent my weekend relaxing with my family, going to a play group with the babe and doing some shopping for our upcoming Caribbean holiday.

I don’t know about you but I’m constantly looking for healthy and delicious food options. I’ve recently discovered a few that I will definitely share over the next little while. But today it’s all about the avocado and tomato open faced sandwich.

This may be the easiest lunch ever and it’s super delicious. Get a loaf of your favourite, heathly as possible bread. Top it with a couple slices of tomato, avocado, salt and pepper. Voila!

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Tell me, what’s your favourite go to healthy lunch? Would you try this?

How To Dress The Baby Bump

I’ll start this off by saying that while my daughter is the single most amazing thing in my life and I adore her beyond words, I had a strong dislike for being pregnant. The outcome, fabulous; being pregnant, not so much!

After watching most of the Golden Globes on Sunday night it got my thinking about how horrible maternity clothes are (I bought none) for us average, none-celebrity types. We aren’t lucky enough to wake up, have personal trainers keeping us fit while gaining baby weight, people to do our hair, makeup and style us. I can assure you I never looked like this once during the 40 weeks I was pregnant last year!

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That all said, there are some fabulous ways to dress while growing a tiny human that still make you feel beautiful and trendy at the same time. I bought a lot of flowy shirts from Anthropologie while I was pregnant that fit great and were very trendy. Here are some Anthro goods that I think any pregnant lady could rock!

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Pair either of these looks with cute leggings or maternity jeans, some fun accessories and cute heels and you’re set.

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I love this tunic. Perfect for fall, winter and spring. Pair with leggings and you have a fashionable yet comfortable look.

What was or is your go to pregnant style? Did you buy traditional maternity clothes or wing it like I did?

Smoothie Goodness

If you follow my Healthy Food & Fitness board on Pinterest you’ll see that my new obsession is finding delicious smoothie / juice recipes. Right now I only have a food processor so I make smoothies the Italian way, but my next kitchen purchase is going to be the Nutri-bullet or something along those lines.

I made this smoothie last week and loved it. It was very refreshing!

Ingredients
3 kale leaves
1 small cucumber
1/2 pear
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup raspberries
Small handful of chia seeds
1 cup of water

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I know it doesn’t look overly appetizing but it was!

Enlighten me, what’s your favourite smoothie recipe? Do you like smoothies?

Nail Art

I don’t know about you but if my nails aren’t done I don’t feel done. I’ve always been a cuticle biter (I know, gross) so I try and keep polish on my nails so I won’t bite. Thankfully my sister is an aesthetician and owns a spa so I get a nice little family discount. Side note: My husband is a hair stylist and my sister is an aesthetician – it’s amazing!

I’m not overly traditional when it comes to my nails, I like bold and fun. Check out these awesome nail art ideas that you must try.

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The Tuxedo Nails

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The Fairy Princess Nails

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The Ombre

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The Black Matte

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The Reverse French Manicure

How great are all of these trends! What’s your favourite? Do you have a go to nail colour or style?

Kitchens & Vino

Since being pregnant and having an 8 month old, my wine drinking has really slowed down, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about it a lot all the time. I was a great white wine drinker and really loved it. Hopefully I’ll be back on the wagon soon 😉

One thing I love and definitely want built into my next kitchen is a gorgeous wine rack. We currently store our wine above our stove and in one of those wine racks that sits on the floor. Definitely not gorgeous but it works. A wine fridge built into an island would be great but something like this is more what I’m thinking.

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Nice and simple, in the island wine rack.

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This is practical with kids so they can’t grab a bottle and smash it thinking it’s a toy or something.

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This is pretty perfect. A wine fridge and rack all in one.

And how about this for different…

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How neat is this? What a fabulous use of space. Every staircase should double as something in my opinion.

So tell me, where do you store your wine? And do you love wine as much as I do?

Breakfast Goodness

I am always looking for ways to make breakfast more exciting. With Sophia I don’t have time to sit down and leisurely enjoy my breakfast, I need to eat on the go. My go to for a while now has been the granola bars I posted about here but I found these egg muffins on Navy Darling and had to try them.

I’ve copied the recipe here but you can find it and other breakfast options here.

Ingredients
1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
½ red onion, finely diced
2-3 sun dried tomatoes, finely diced
handful dark leafy green leaves, finely chopped (this can be kale, swiss chard, spinach, you name it…as long as it is dark, leafy and green!)
6 eggs
red pepper flakes to taste
salt and pepper to taste
2-3 tbsp crumbled feta

Directions
– Preheat oven to 350.
– Heat up oil in a pan on medium heat. Add your diced onions, tomatoes, sautéing until soft. Add your greens and cook through until slightly wilted.
– Beat eggs in a mixing bowl, and combine with veggies, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, and feta.
– Using paper liners or a silicone muffin pan (I tend to avoid the ‘vegetable oil’ sprays which contain low quality oil, but you can also rub the pan with coconut or olive oil) use a spoon to evenly distribute the mixture into 6 cups.
– Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes, checking for doneness (which means check that the egg is not still raw in the centre by jiggling the pan.)

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These are super delicious, healthy, full of protein and filling. And they took no time to make!