FIVE: #VMTop30 Gala

Earlier this month, I was honoured to have been nominated as one of Vancouver Mom’s Top 30 Mom Bloggers.

It was such an unexpected feat to be recognized as, first of all, a Blogger, but one of the Top 30 Mom Bloggers in Vancouver. A year ago, I would never have imagined being in this place.

Alas, I did not manage to get the coveted top spot, but I was in the top 10. AMAZING!

Congratulations Tamara Goyette!

Congratulations Tamara Goyette!

This amazing group of ladies were celebrated at the Jacqueline Conoir studio in Vancouver where we were delighted by a fashion show modelled by some of the Top 30 Mom Bloggers alumni.

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Seriously gorgeous clothing modelled by equally gorgeous ladies!

We were treated to some bubbly and chocolates from Chocolate Arts, and sparkly glitter tattoos, courtesy of Par-T-Perfect.

The lovely Bethany from Images by Bethany, was taking head shots for the attendees and the talented Vairdy from Vairdy Photography was snapping up a storm for the ladies as they donned props at the photo booth. Both of these ladies do such gorgeous work, I can’t recommend them enough. Please check out their work, you will not be disappointed.

Bethany and Vairdy.

Bethany and Vairdy.

I had such a fantastic evening finally meeting and networking with gals who, up until this point, were only virtual friends. It would be so lovely to collaborate with them on projects in the future.

If you have ever contemplated starting up a blog, I say, “Why not?”. Maybe next year we’ll be honouring you and celebrating your work. The world is your oyster.

Thank you to Ashlee at Revive Hair & Body Lounge, for doing my hair and make-up for the evening. And to  Crisp Media and Vancouver Mom for putting together such a fabulous event and for recognizing such talented Mom Bloggers throughout the Lower Mainland.

Photo credit: Vairdy Photography

Photo credit: Vairdy Photography

Start a “greener”, healthier lifestyle for your family with the #ModernFamilyExpo!

ModernFamilyExpo The ModernFamilyExpo is launching at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver on Sunday, February 23, 2014, presented by Whole Foods Market. family time in nature spring summer The ModernFamilyExpo will showcase eco-friendly, healthy, active solutions for the whole family – giving families simple tools to live greener, healthier lives. The goal is to help everyday families find ways to take “just one step” in the right direction. Children are playing on green meadow The Expo features experts & exhibitors in 5 categories: Eco-Friendly Living, Food & Nutrition, Health & Wellness, Pre & Postnatal, and Active Living.

• Features include:

  •  $10,000 in Grand Prizing (including a $5,000 New Mom & Baby Package and a $5,000 Whole Family Wellness Package)
  • 65+ exhibitor booths, including lots of healthy food & beverage sampling
  • Par-T-Perfect Kid Zone (bouncy castle, face painting, craft stations, Gymboree & Leap Therapy play area, Cinderella meet & greet, and Whole Foods Market “play with your food” station).
  • Active Living Zone (parenting & health workshops, and a pre-registered prenatal yoga class and a mom & baby boxing class with loaded swag bags)
  • UsedVancouver.com Family Lounge with change tables and comfortable breastfeeding area
  • BabyGoRound collection of second hand baby & child gear for low income families
  • Bullfrog powered event with 100% BC wind power and TravelSmart bicycle valet

• Tickets: $8 online in advance, $10 cash at the door, kids under 12 free!

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ModernFamilyExpo is giving away an “Ultimate Date Night” to 1 lucky reader, valued at $390!!!

  • One night accommodation at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier (Harbourview Room)
  • Dinner for 2 in the Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier
  • $100 gift certificate for services at Avita Health & Massage Therapy Centre
  • 4 Adult Tickets to the ModernFamilyExpo

Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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