Friday, 22 May 2015

A Day At The Pinery

I needed a family day, just me and my boys. We went to the Pinery for a hike, a visit to the beach and a picnic lunch. Then we went for a stroll through Grand Bend. It was a great day and an awesome way to start the summer. 

Hey, all you Lambton County folk, wouldn't you agree that we live in such a pretty place!!! Here are some pictures from our day. Ty and I agreed, we need to do days like this more often. A new family tradition has been formed. 

Weekend wishes my friends!

Learn more about the Pinery here and consider playing local. 

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Light Summer Makeup by H.A.L. Makeup Artistry

When summer hits, I want makeup that is light on my skin, quick to apply and leaves me feeling polished. In this makeup tutorial, I show you how I create one of my "go to", summer looks.

As always, thank you for stopping by and hanging out with me!

Monday, 18 May 2015


Check out this fun interview video I created with my sisters, all about the awesomeness of sisterhood.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Everyday Extraordinary

Now that I am a mom, people continuously remind me to enjoy every moment of life as a parent because time moves so quickly when you start a family. I would agree that time in moving quickly, in the midst of some days that seem very long. Luke is growing, learning and developing and there is no stopping it. I wouldn't want to freeze time because I am blessed that my son is learning, growing and developing but I do want to cherish our time, each extraordinary moment.

So far, as a parent, the everyday moments of my life are the ones I am cherishing most. The slow moments, the unexpected moments when the camera isn't in my hand and the mundane routine that is our current life. I look at these moments as they happen before me and think, "wow, this is my life, I am so blessed." These everyday moments are extraordinary to me and they are the memories I will hold closest to my heart.

I have pictures in my mind, looking at myself in the reflection of my kitchen window in the middle of the night, rocking Luke to sleep. I can feel his tiny newborn weight on my chest as he sleeps and I watch Mindy Project on the couch. I can picture his little eyes looking up at me as I nurse him. All of these moments didn't require planning or a special event, they are simply my life, my everyday extraordinary.

In addition to doing my very best to take mental snapshots in my mind, I wanted to capture some of our everyday extraordinary moments with the help of a professional. My friend Shannon, who photographed Luke as a newborn came over to spend some time with us while we do our everyday thing and the result could not be more perfect.

Now that Luke is a little bigger and moving around, I really need to get creative and make chores into a game, if I want to get things done during the day. Sometimes that means playing in the laundry or getting a little wet while we wash a few dishes but thats how I am making everyday extraordinary. And then there are those long afternoons, waiting for dad to come home and the only thing that will make that time special, is a good old sprinkle donut.

Shannon & I believe these real, uncensored moments deserve to be captured and would like to see how you make your, everyday extraordinary. Please share your pictures on Facebook or Instagram and use #everydayextraordinary for a chance to win a complimentary makeup application & mini lifestyle photography session with Shannon and myself. You also need to "Like" the Shannon Turner Photography & H.A.L. Makeup Artistry   Facebook pages to qualify. The contest will run until Thursday May 21 at midnight.

We can not wait to see your everyday extraordinary moments!