Thursday, March 29, 2018

tips to shopping with your daughter

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and H&M and have
received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.

Today's post is an exciting one, one we have been looking forward to sharing with you! As we have anxiously been awaiting Spring to arrive we have had LOTS of time to go through last years Spring wardrobes to see what still fits (and what we still like... mostly on my end!). One major difference with living somewhere that has 4 full seasons is that we put away half our clothes every 6 months. When we pull the storage containers out it is fun to see what we have been missing, and in Sofia's case what no longer fits anymore (insert a mix of emotions, cliche they grow up so fast!).  Today we have partnered with H&M and H&M Kids to bring you their newest Spring line, which is seriously SO good. We love H&M for the entire family, its an easy and affordable place to stock up on new trends. 

Shopping can definitely be overwhelming, I feel like this often. When I started shopping for Sofia I was really excited at first, I mean kids really do have THE cutest clothes. But over the years as she grew, had more of an opinion of what she wanted to wear, and prices became higher I found myself getting a bit overwhelmed. When I discovered the huge selection of kids clothes at H&M I was over the moon and relieved, their clothes are adorable and really affordable. Plus, I feel they portray  positive messages and styles for young girls. Today's post is going to talk about tips for shopping with your daughter and how you can build confidence and self esteem in the experience!
Monday, March 26, 2018

5 tips for working from home

I have been working from home for almost 8 years now, I really can't believe it! Before I got the guts to get up and quit my day job and follow my dream job I was working 5am-2pm Monday - Friday while getting my Masters in Business. It feels so weird to think about those days. Life was very routine, I never brought work home with me and honestly I felt like my days were much longer.... sometimes too long. Since becoming self employed my life has changed greatly and I have learned (sometimes the hard way!) tips on how to be successful when working from home. 

I have been thinking of this post for awhile but never knew if it would be welcomed or not. Then I thought of the struggles I have faced over the years and even if this post helps one person out, or saves them from making one mistake I made then it is all worth it. Below I am sharing 5 tips for working from home!
Monday, March 19, 2018

donut friday

Here is a fun little post for you today, not sponsored just a little local small town support! Vernon has two kinds of people who live here, families who have lived here their whole lives, generations of Vernonites! Then there are people who move to Vernon from surrounding cities because in a thriving economy yet very expensive economy Vernon is probably the most affordable without living 40 miles from a grocery store.  I would say my general family falls in the first of the two however I (and my husband and daughter!) are new back to Vernon after 20 years of being gone, so I guess technically we may fall in the latter of the two. 

Being new back to Vernon is actually great because you want to explore and see what is out there. Figuring out new restaurants for yourself can be tricky but if you talk to someone who have lived here for their whole life they already have their favorite. This brings me to todays post, about #donutFriday in Vernon put on by Ratio Coffee Shop
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

kids Easter basket for under $15

I am back today with another Easter post for you! Thank you for all the sweet compliments on our matching maxi dresses from Monday's post. They are definitely one of our favorite matching combos we have! Today's Easter post is one that I always search on Pinterest for, and each year I try and do something a little different for Sofia as her Easter basket. Like I mentioned Monday, Easter is totally my favorite holiday BUT that doesn't mean you have to overspend! Today I am showing you how I created Sofia's Easter basket for just over $10! Yep, that is right I think everything comes to about $11 + tax and we are about $15 max. 
Monday, March 12, 2018

a little Easter decor

hello + Happy Monday! I am so excited to share some holiday decor tips with you since Easter is right around the corner. Easter is totally my favorite holiday, has been since I was a little girl. I love tulips, pastels, the sun is always shinning, Easter dresses and of course the chocolate that comes with it!  I have slowly been decorating around the house for Spring (even though there is still too much snow outside!) and today I am going to share with you a free printable Easter banner I found on Pinterest

Do you follow Stesha Rose on Pinterest?! You should if not already! I found this amazing free printable Easter banner and knew I needed it for the big blank wall we have in our kitchen. If you remember from winter I did a wreath wall in the same location. I LOVE the floral design of the letters, they give off a very anthropologie type feel don't ya think? It was super easy and fun to do, take a look....
Thursday, March 8, 2018

iPhone editing 101

I am so excited to share this post with you today. It was one of the highest response rates I have received on an Instagram poll and honestly it has been something I have been thinking of sharing for some time. I believe in community over competition, I get asked often what apps or tricks I use in personal DM's or emails so I want to open up and share with everyone! I will be giving away many of my editing secrets that I use for my blog photography. As many of you know I am also a wedding photographer over at Stesha Jordan Photography, a company I founded 7 years ago. I have spent years getting that editing and branding down to a science so those secrets I am going to hold tight BUT all my blog editing recently has changed and I have been getting so man questions on it. Those are the tips I will share with you today!

I have broken this photography series into three part series. A lot of my editing gets intertwined from my DSLR to iPhone from laptop editing to phone editing and of course my blog photos to instagram photos. 

PART 1: iPhone editing - favorite apps 
PART 2: DSLR + presets
PART 3: presets with iPhone photos

Monday, March 5, 2018

6 neutral outfits to transition from winter to spring

Happy Monday, I can't believe we are well into the first few days of March. There is no surprise here in BC we are still in the Winter season, I can't believe how long the snow is staying (insert eye roll!) this is not stoping me from puling out my Spring transition outfits tho. Many other parts of the world are now onto shorts and cute tanks, up here I am happy just to be pulling out my white denim!

Today is a quick post with some my favorite Instagram outfits I have been sharing lately. I seem to be gravitating towards creams, grays, mauves, and lots and lots of denim! Take a look and tell me what ya think...