I can’t believe it’s been 9 months since I got married! My good friend Tracey gave me a gift card to my favorite spa Stillwater Spa in Toronto as a wedding present and finally nine months later i’m able to take a break and enjoy being pampered. I made my appointment for the Bora Bora Body Restore in the early morning so i’d be able to get out of the house and there before the baby woke (I hate being late). When I arrived the attendant gave me a short tour along with my change room key. I was the only one there so I was able to snap a few photos to show you how lovely the place really is!
I was VERY tired and just woke up, no makeup, hair not done .. ready for a relaxing pampered morning is what i’m saying!
I love the layout of the change rooms, you have the washrooms on the far end in a private section then the showers are right near the hot tub and saunas. Don’t stress if you forget anything they have a nice layout of morning must haves! (toothbrushes with paste, combs, razors, moisturizers and if you don’t see it they’ll find it!). One of my favorite early morning parts is the lounge chairs. They have an amazingly comfy cushion along with a tv (and headphones) so if you’d like to lay back and watch something you can. I took a nap!
On either side of the hot tub you’ll find sauna’s. Honestly if I could spend every morning like this, i’d be one very happy women!
After I had spent a small amount of time enjoying the change room I decided that I should put on my robe and head out to the treatment waiting area. They have a great selection of waters and small treats to enjoy while you wait for your treatment to begin. Two hours later I returned from my treatment. OMG I was so tired! All I could do was nothing haha so I went and took a nap in the lounger! Followed by a soak in the tub then a nice child free shower!
When it was all said any done I spent my entire morning enjoying myself, I could of spent the day there but I had plans with my family to play at the park! If you’re looking for a great place to spend some time and money check out Stillwater Spa
at the Hyatt Toronto.
Hopefully you’ll love it as much as I did 🙂
Have you ever seen someone using a ring sling and wondered where they got it, if your child was too old for one and how much they cost! I became interested in having a ring sling when my future SIL was visiting with her youngin’. She had her in a friends ring sling carrying her all over the place! The thing was amazing, super small, fit in the diaper bag and looked cute!
I knew then I needed one! I started my search, I found so many different kinds, sizes, fabrics, prices! I decided it wasn’t something that I should just rush into buying. A good friend of the family; Lynn, made a sling for us one night after I was telling her all about it! It’s been amazing, we’ve been using it for almost a year. A few months ago I found Sakura Bloom
, and fell in love with their slings! I was beyond impressed with the fabrics they had, how much social media they used and their overall outlook of the company. The only thing I couldn’t handle was their prices for their slings!
Now I have the fabric that I want, Indian Dupioni Silk. I looked all over for the silk, our fabric store in Cole Harbour has it for a nice $36.99 a meter, and I’m pretty sure Devon would have lost it on me if I bought it! When I was in Toronto I was telling my bestie, Jegan all about it, next thing I know I’m picking up a package from the post with the silks! I was so excited to get home; you have no idea! haha I had already ordered medium rings from slingrings.com
. They’re the most recommend and used company I could find for rings! (I DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU USE RINGS FROM A FABRIC STORE)
I went to work! I had looked up a few different styles but wanted to try something myself to see what worked for me! So far I’ve only had time to create these two slings! There are a few more styles I’d like to try. I made the white sling a little smaller because Devon hates the “tail” so I just wrapped it around the rings. I’ve noticed it would be better for a smaller child and she’ll probably be too big after December for the white one. The blue I made longer with the idea she’d be able to use it as she’s growing and it’s a perfect fit for Devon. We were out shopping a few days ago and he was carrying her around the outdoor mall! Such cuties 🙂
Keep posted for more slings! If you like this sling and would like to purchase one or would like to know what I used please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below 🙂
A week or so ago I decided to make a “large” purchase & bought the #Ergobaby Performance Baby Carrier. I’ve seen them advertised a lot and really loved the idea behind them. I mainly see them at the airport when visiting Devon or going on a flight and I was mildly jealous of those women! Getting on the plane I’m normally holding a purse, a baby, a diaper bag & a carry-on suitcase (sometimes two); it’s not easy!
Our last trip to Ontario was a very fast and busy trip ( I will make a post about this soon 🙂 ). I planned our flights for her nap times hoping she would rest during the flights; that did NOT happen! Instead she fused, cried, squirmed around, tried escaping and ended up being carried off the plane by the Captain at the end of our flight in Halifax. She decided she was going to make a run for it when I was getting our bags down from the over head bin! Once I had our stroller, one handedly opened & connected the car seat; I strapped her in! My plan was to get the car keys from Devon’s crew room then head down to the car where she’d have some silence finally! All was going to plan, I got to the room punched in the code, punched it in again.. DEVON! Devon gave me the wrong code 🙁 I tried calling him but of course he was in the air! haha yay so my half asleep baby and I decided to go for a walk around the airport (hoping to run into an AG pilot; didn’t happen until 20 min before Devon was due back!) Finally getting a hold of Devon I got in the room dropped our bags and let the baby loose in the airport! She ran around screaming, setting off alarms, and playing with the kiddo toys. I was beyond exhausted by this point let me tell you! About 15 minutes later Devon comes up the stairs and I fill him in on my fun day. Driving from Parry Sound to Pearson, returning the car, spending a few short minutes with good friend Jegan and boarding the late plane while Gryphen threw teddy bear crackers at the pilot!
Well let me tell you NEVER AGAIN! That was my worst experience ever with flying. I was so upset after that trip that we decided there would be NO traveling for the month of October! After I calmed down I went to work in researching different things that could have made the flight more enjoyable for both of us. It was decided I was getting a baby carrier but which one! They have to many different materials and styles! But of course we finally decided on the Ergobaby Performance Carrier! We loved the color of blue they used and how could I say no to my all time favorite color!
It was beyond anything today! October third and its 23 degrees out.. Is summer just hanging on for a little longer? I hope so 😉 We took Gryphen to the beach today for a little ocean air and fun in the sun! She loved going to the beach and enjoyed spending a few hours in the carrier with me playing around in the sand & water. Who wouldn’t 😉 I’m very happy with this purchase, the carrier is comfortable, light weight, cool, has a sun protector & can be used in three different positions! If you’re looking for a new multi carrier I suggest an ergobaby.
It’s started (and hasn’t stopped), Gryphen said her very first clear word yesterday. We attempted to record it right away but as soon as she seen the camera she either wanted it or wouldn’t stop smiling for her picture! Listen for her first word!!
We are so proud of her, she’s changing everyday. And well i’m a little extra excited that her first word is Mumma! What mother wouldn’t be 😉 Next hopefully we’ll hear Daddy! Currently his names “yaaaa”.