Someone please tell me how that crept up on me so fast!? I’m 40 YEARS OLD TODAY! (I still feel 25 for the record). I’ll confess that I had a really hard time for a few weeks earlier this year thinking about turning 40, dumbfounded by how quickly time is flying. And I discovered at the same time that aging sure brings on a lot of contemplation! Am I doing enough? Am I doing the RIGHT things with my life? And why is my skin starting to resemble a paper bag thank-you-very-much?
But I quickly whipped my perspective into shape to celebrate it in all of it’s imperfecty perfect glory. Hey, I’m alive! And I live in Canada (love my country) with my sweet healthy family, am surrounded by dear friends, have a roof over my head (or will soon lol, right babe?), good food on the table, and get to do exactly what I love for work every day. I’m so very grateful that I have the fortune of celebrating a 40th birthday, what a GIFT!
As you may know if you follow me on Instagram, my sweet cousin Jillian and my amazing friends surprised me for my birthday celebration a couple of weeks back to take me to Whistler for the most EPIC girls weekend! I had zero clue! From the mind-blowing gorgeous accommodations, spa treatments and food at the Four Seasons Whistler, the stunning bouquets of Landeau roses to the adrenaline rush of the RZR tour with The Adventure Group (got a little mud on those tires…and in my teeth!), it was nothing short of perfect. Thank you Sharla for taking such gorgeous pictures to capture the weekend you’re such a talented photographer and sweet friend!
My heart is SO full that I wanted to share some of the love with you! Thank you all for following along on my blog, trying my recipes, the honest feedback, the sweet encouraging comments, and for giving me a chance to share my passion you. It truly means the world to me.
I’ve partnered with a few of my favourite brands as a way of saying a little thank you! Because I really believe that “happiness isn’t real unless shared”.
Much love and good luck! The contest will close on October 30th at midnight EST and the winners will be announced on this post and on Instagram Tuesday October 31st!
GIVEAWAY 1: LANDEAU ROSES
I was inundated with bouquets of these stunning Landeau roses on my birthday weekend and am SO excited to being giving away a bouquet filled with 25 perfect roses to some lucky person! They are the vision of perfection!
Value: $231 CAD
Note: This giveaway is limited to deliveries within the following cities: NYC, LA, San Fransisco, Chicago, Paris and of course Vancouver!
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GIVEAWAY 2: STELLA & DOT BLING!
I mean, this needs no explanation, what girl doesn’t need some bling?! I picked a few of my favourite Stella and Dot pieces to give away including a couple of sparkly ones and my every-day pair of studs that I almost never take off!
Note: this giveaway isn’t sponsored by Stella and Dot, the earrings are being given away directly by Fraiche Nutrition and Ashley Severson (Stella and Dot stylist).
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GIVEAWAY 3: GENUINE HEALTH PRODUCTS
This giveaway wouldn’t be the same without the gift of health! As you know, I’m a big fan of the Genuine Health Products, and am giving away some of my favs here!
Note: this prize will be shipped to the winner
GIVEAWAY 4: LADUREE MACARONS PLUS $100 GIFT CARD
Since I preach ‘everything in moderation’ and love anything French, giving away a $100 Gift Card to Ladurée AND a box of 24 showy Laduree macarons for my birthday seemed only fitting, oui? These are almost too pretty to eat…I mean, almost;).
Note: The winner must pick up the macarons and gift card in the Vancouver boutique
GOOD LUCK! XOXO
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