Friday, April 4, 2014

Baby #2 for Snooki!

Nicole Polizzi aka Snooki just announced, via Us Weekly that she is pregnant with her second child! Snooki and fiance Jionni are already parents to super cute, 19 month old, son Lorenzo. Her announcement comes not to long after bestie J Woow announced she was pregnant this past January. How fun to be preggo with your bestie! I know all too well - Joanna and I both had over lapping pregnancies (and mat leaves) with each of our children and it was the best! It's so great to have someone going through the same thing as you, especially something as amazing as a pregnancy. 



I couldn't be happier for Nicole, she has really turned her life around since having Lorenzo. She is killing her fitness game (and looks amazing by the way), her clothing business is growing, she has best-selling books and she seems like a very involved, and an amazing mother to her son. Adding a second child to your life is a huge decision, and from personal experience one of the best gifts you can give your family! She has lots to look forward to this year; a wedding, a new baby, watching little Enzo reach new milestones and moving into her first house. It's going to be a wild ride these next few months and I'm rooting for her! 



Congrats to Nicole and her cute little family!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Ciara Bumpin It Up!

Ever since announcing her pregnancy back in January on The View, Ciara has not been shy about giving her fans a glimpse into her pregnancy lifestyle. Her Instagram is chalk full of photos of her ever growing baby bump and I have to say, she is seriously the cutest person alive. Not only is she fresh faced the majority of the time (and dayum is she gorgeous!) but she is rocking her belly like no other! 

Looking cute rockin her baby bump!
She even gave us a look into her babyshower which had other fabulous mommy guests like Lala Vazquez and Kim Kardashian.

Baby Shower Fabulousness!

But for the real fun, check out this beyond adorable video of Ciara and her dad getting their groove on! I mean, seriously, this has to be the cutest daughter dad duo, ever. LOL.


I'm really loving how well she is embracing her pregnancy and just how fabulous and positive she has been looking lately. Be sure to check out her Instagram for even more videos and photos.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Wow Mom

A few weeks ago I had the honour of being featured on The Wow Mom. The blog features an array of amazing moms who share their insights into motherhood, their everyday must haves and how they juggle it all. It includes interviews with inspirational women like ET Canada's Natasha Gargiulo, Yummy Mummy Club's Erica Ehm and Editor-in-Chief and Founder of COCOLILY Magazine, Renee Dimitrovski (just to name a few), along with fabulous must haves and wow tips for moms.


It is an amazing site run by the original Wow Mom herself - Tuti Do. She's a colleague, a friend and someone I personally look up to, so you could imagine how flattered I was when she asked me to be a Wow Mom. Tuti is a PR maven and owner of her own public relations and marketing agency - Rev Communications, a mom of 2 beautiful kids and somehow on top of it all, she still finds time in her days to showcase all these fabulous women on The WowMom!

So if you want to get to know me a little better, and see my Wow Mom secrets, tips and must-haves check out my interview here and visit The Wow Mom to be inspired by all the other amazing, strong and hard working women that are featured on the site. I almost feel unworthy to be among them! It is a really empowering site, and a wonderful celebration of women. So go ahead and take a look, because it will definitely make you say Wow!




Thursday, March 27, 2014

Oh Joy! A Fabulous New Party Collection for Target

We were recently invited to attend a Spring celebration event for a special viewing of the new Oh Joy! Party Collection for Target - 1 of 3 exclusive party collections Target collaborated on with top Pinterest pinners including Jan Halvarson, co-founder of the design blog Poppytalk, and Kate Arends, the creative mind behind lifestyle blog Wit & Delight.


We appropriately dressed for the occasion in the latest duds from Target’s most recent designer collaborations. Joanna, rocked the head to toe spring floral trend in Sarah Stevenson for Target, and Yussie donned a figure flattering, perfect for spring dress from the Peter Pilotto collection.  


But enough about us! The oh-so-cute party collection was amazing! It’s the perfect outdoor dining set that will make future get-togethers easy to plan, but will also make your set up look effortlessly fabulous!

The founder and creative director of Oh Joy! is a blogger, designer and Pinterest aficionado, Joy Cho, and her passion for pattern and color really come through in her designs for this particular collection.


“I drew inspiration for my collection from the summery colours that surround me in Los Angeles, and from the kinds of patterns I love to mix and match on a daily basis.”



 


The event was completely set up using all her collection pieces and we died for all of them. We could not get enough of the amazing color palette of coral and teal with a touch of gold that added an extra element of chic to every item! Take a look below for some of our favourite pieces (warning; we loved everything so get ready for picture overload lol).

Loved these unique rectangular shaped paper dinner plates with fun patterns and the colorful napkins with scalloped edges. (it's all in the details!)
Serve in style with this matching melamine serving tray and fun paper cups and straws.
These pitchers are super chic with their stand out golden handles.
Keep your drinks cold with this nice ice bucket,  and super cool, layered juice cube tray that the kids would definitely enjoy!

Use this European water bottle to put your water on ice, and don't get your drinks mixed up with this cute multi-colored set of gold rimmed goblets.

It's not a party unless there is cake! Keep it fresh in this Cake Stand with fun cake topper/stir sticks.

Light up the night with super cute strands of color-dipped mini lanterns. The best part? They are battery packed so you can put them anywhere from your gazebo to the fence.

Add that extra splash of gold glam to every table with this jumbo gold confetti!

At the end of the night, you can pack it all up in this fabulous reusable tote bag, until your next party or shopping spree!

Even the trash bags have style! 
To see the full collection with prices and details, click here.

Don’t you just love everything about this collection? We cannot wait for some nicer weather (it is coming soon, we hope!), so we can plan a backyard party and have the opportunity to blow our guests away with some of these super cute pieces. They are perfect for spring and summer parties, get togethers, or just every day outdoor dining if you’re the type of person who spends every evening out on the back patio enjoying every last minute of the warmer weather.


The collection is available in store now for a limited time only, so ladies, make sure you head over to Target and grab some of your favourite pieces now!

Also be sure to keep an eye out for the following Summer collection - Poppytalkcoming out at the end of June.



Monday, March 24, 2014

North West Stealing Mama's Spotlight!

So I bet you thought Kim and Kayne were the stars of the ever so talked about April cover of Vogue magazine. Well I hate to break it to you, but in true Kardashian style, little miss North West stole the show! The oh-so-cute 9 month old can be seen posing along side mom and dad, and she is werking the camera! Check out her facial expressions!


The photo shoot was done with the famous Annie Leibovitz and it is absolutely stunning. In one photo Kim is just, you know, lounging about in a gorgeous Nina Ricci gown, while baby daddy Kanye rests his head on her lap, topless but sporting some cool leather pants. And then there’s North; just look at her! She looks super adorable with that inquisitive look on her face wondering what the heck is going on, while mama makes sure to cover her bare baby bum. Even Hamish Bowles, Vogue editor-at-large and writer, describes Nori as “pretty” while noting that the baby has "inherited her father's furrowed, quizzical brow." That’s for sure!



This issue of Vogue got a lot of attention, both negative and positive, and whether you’re into them or not, I don’t think anyone can deny that the photos are simply gorgeous. Kim looks beautiful and Kayne is quite handsome, and all together I think they make one pretty good looking family.


If you want to see more of baby North with mom and dad, be sure to check out the behind-the-scenes video posted on Vogue.com.