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Why Sprint for Life is a family affair

It was a gorgeous morning for the Sprint for Life 5 K in the Medical District of downtown Houston on Saturday morning. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect – there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and, at 7:30 am, we were able to avoid the Houston heat and humidity.

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Kendra Scott’s best kept secret

Hey y’all! (I’m going to use that as much as I can these last few months that I’m in Texas)

I love Kendra Scott jewelry – it’s on trend, it can be simple or ornate and I think the price point is decent. It’s not the kind of jewelry that you’d cry for days if you lost, but at the same time, it makes a statement and is really fun to wear. Her use of color in her jewelry is beautiful, in my opinion.

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Lovin’ the mountain life in Lake Louise

After several years away, it felt great to be back in Alberta. The mountains were calling us, so we were excited to head west from Calgary and see the Rockies up close. And hey, it doesn’t hurt that American dollars go further in Canada these days. πŸ˜‰

We decided to bypass Banff and head straight to Lake Louise, which is a little less commercial and one of our favorite ski hills.Β 

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Ladyballs

There is an ad campaign that’s garnering a lot of attention these days. And I just want to say “Bravo!” to Ovarian Cancer Canada for coming up with a smart, funny and rather cheeky advertisement to create awareness for an under-recognized disease.

The ad encourages women to have the “Ladyballs” to disagree with a male colleague, to ask a guy out on a date, etc. You get the idea. It states that “women have balls too, and they’re at risk.”

If you haven’t seen the TV version of the ad, you can watch it here.

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Family vacation to Turks and Caicos

So beautiful! It’s the first thing I say when people ask me about our recent trip to Turks and Caicos. At times, I felt like I had to pinch myself – is this real?? It was absolutely what our family needed after a busy fall and holiday season.

The first thing you notice flying into Providenciales, the main island of Turks and Caicos, is the turquoise crystal clear water. From the air, you can easily see the reef surrounding the island, making it one of the best snorkeling and diving destinations. It also makes for calm, relatively shallow waters, which is great for kids and those who aren’t fond of bashing waves (that would be me!).

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Amazing scenery along California’s Pacific Coast Highway

California’s famous Highway 1 – a cliff-hugging oceanfront drive along California’s Central Coast stretching from Monterey to Morro Bay – is touted as one of the top road trips in the United States. My husband enjoys driving, so this was our opportunity.

We were on our way from San Francisco (you can read about our SF trip here) to Los Angeles, so we loaded the three kids into the back of our car, and hit the road!

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