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Planning My Summer Hikes


In the past, I never spent much time planning my summer hikes. I would pick an area (usually Waterton) and the night before or day of would decide which one to hit. Well, with a new baby that way of hiking has changed. Ha ha! I figure I have one (maybe two) all day hikes this summer where I can…

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Be Summer Smart


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To be sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. Summer is right around the corner and with the warm weather and I’m already sporting what I like to call my clown nose. You see, I have super sensitive eyes to light and sunglasses are an absolute MUST if…

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Breaking My Sugar Habit


I was determined not to gain too much weight during my pregnancy. I lost five pounds during the first trimester because I was too sick to eat more than cereal and fruit. When I started feeling better, I made sure I didn’t fall into the “eating for two” trap and stuck to my healthy eating habits and kept as active…

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May Buffboxx- Protein Snacks FTW


I was more excited for this month’s BuffBoxx than I have been in the past. I’m doing the stay at home thing right now which has been a huge adjustment and it was so nice to have my monthly present to look forward to. TyTy and I would walk to the post office every other day to watch for it.…

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1 Month Postpartum Fitness- Walking and Waiting


I knew going into my cesarean that I would not be allowed to do anything strenuous for six weeks after TyTy’s birth, but I had no idea  how hard that would be! During the first week I was still in pain and pretty slow moving from the incision, but once I hit Week 2 I felt better and ready to…

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Baby’s First Trip to Waterton


One of my top goals for my son is that he grows up to love the outdoors as much as I do. Years before I even had him, I’ve been reading articles and blog posts about how to make hiking fun for your little ones so they enjoy hitting the trails with you. When my friend Rachelle invited us to…

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He’s Here!!!


Ladies and Gentleman, I am very excited to present my son Tynan! For those wondering where we got the name Tynan, it’s my Irish maiden name and I am so happy that this name will live on with my child. I won’t be turning this blog into a mommy blog but there will be baby posts once in awhile, just…

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April BuffBoxx


Where has April gone?? Do you realize next week we are into May. I blame two things for this month going by this quickly; having a baby and the super late snow. Last week was a major snowstorm and this week we have weather in the high teens, say what? I am in full recovery mode and unable to do…

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Mountain Theme Nursery


Happy Monday! I am on baby countdown, just three more days and this little guy will make his appearance! I spent spring break cleaning and crossing things of the to-do list. Part of this was putting the final touches on the mountain theme nursery / kids room. This baby was a wonderful and very welcome surprise but it’s a tight…

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Healthy Habits You Can Start Today


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. People are always looking for a “quick” way to get healthy and fit. Magazines and Pinterest pins promise results in only 4-6 weeks. But that is so unrealistic! If there is one thing my mom always said it was…

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March BuffBoxx- Ready to Train Again


My legs are itching; I am so ready to get back into a workout routine where I push my body. I want to run until my lungs burn and my muscles ache, I need to just push it! In less than two weeks this baby will come and I’ll have to wait about 6 weeks to get the okay from…

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Mountain Maternity Photos


I knew that I wanted to do my maternity photos in the mountains pretty much from the moment it was confirmed I was pregnant. Is anyone surprised? A couple weeks ago, I headed to Waterton with my friend and talented photographer Jenna and we played around to get some AMAZING photos that I will cherish forever.

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A Day of Fun at the Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show


The weather held out so I was able to make it into Calgary for the 2018 Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show. The last couple years were snowy and stormy, though we did drive through snow in Nanton. My cousin Jenn and I road tripped up and met with Keirstyn for a day of laughter and fun. We started off…

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My Grocery Staples


I am by no means the healthiest eater around. A lot of other bloggers share their grocery staples from Whole Foods and it’s all super healthy items which is great inspiration but not always realistic. Groceries are one of our biggest expenses, they are SO pricey in Canada and the fact that I need gluten and dairy free everything also…

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A Few Signs Spring Has Almost Arrived


This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. I am an avid winter lover but once March 1st hits I get into a spring mindset. It’s a bit premature though as winter here in Alberta can last as long as late April-early May. But I can’t help…

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Enjoying a Warm Day Snowshoeing


This has been a boring kick off to 2018 so I haven’t had much to write about. Between the extreme weather, a vehicle that drives terribly in the snow, working like crazy, and being pregnant and tired, I’ve spent a lot of evenings at home on my butt on the couch. This is why I was in absolute heaven when…

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Guest Post: Superfood Trends for 2018


Luckily for us health and fitness freaks, the previous year (or two!) have been in all possible colors of delicious wellness – from funky protein sources, the rise of the goji berry, all the way to probiotic-rich kombucha, the world has become well-educated on the topic of health. Thanks to the still-soaring revolution in our collective mindset, we are yet…

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Win Tickets to the Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show!


This makes year four I believe where I have been partnering with the Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show to give away tickets to Better LIVIN readers. I love the Calgary Outoor Adventure & Travel Show but I swear to you, every year a snow storm hits and the roads to Calgary are bad on that weekend. But this year…

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February BuffBoxx


With everything that’s been going on, I’ve been postponing sharing my February Buffboxx. But since today is the last day of February (when did THAT happen??) I wanted to share it! This months Buffboxx included; Women’s Under Armour Play Up Short 2 Lifeline Fitness Power Up, Chin Up– Chin ups are one of the best exercises for functional strength. These portable chin up…

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Life Update- Family, Life and Death


Some readers may have noticed crickets on the blog and my social media accounts the last couple of weeks. I’ve been trying to get it together after the sudden loss of my beloved grandma and my online life took a backseat to what was going on in real life, (which is how it should be). The last couple weeks have…

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