Author Archives: Alanna Banks

open wide zippered pouch

I’m baaack! Life has been busy around here. I’ve been finishing up work, focusing on the fabric shop, doing lot’s of blogging for Urban Moms and then of course the usual family stuff with L’il E and the Hubs. Now … Continue reading

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i’m three

On April 4th we turned 3! I have been so crazy busy the last few months that I missed my blog-iversary completely! It feels like just yesterday that I posted about turning two. This has been one of the most … Continue reading

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kiehl’s ultra facial oil-free gel cream

As you know I’m a big fan of Kiehl’s products and I was happy to hear that in honour of Earth Day (coming up on Monday April 22) they’re doing something special. One hundred per cent of net proceeds of … Continue reading


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oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are delicious and they’re wheat free. They taste like oatmeal raisin cookies because I used an oatmeal raisin recipe (courtesy of FoodDoodles), but nixed the raisins (blech raisins!) and subbed with chocolate chips. I feel … Continue reading


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the great camp adventure

I have always been a supporter of SickKids Foundation, partly because I do a lot of work with them through my work with DQ, but also because my nieces have received amazing care through a similar foundation in Alberta. So, … Continue reading

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green with envy fabric sale

The fabric shop has been open for a week and it’s St. Pat’s Day on Saturday so I thought I would celebrate with a sale! Enter Green with Envy as the discout code when you’re checking out and you will … Continue reading

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fridays off fabric shop now open

  I am so excited to finally tell you what I’ve been busy with for the last several months! Today I’m launching my very own online fabric shop – aptly named fridays off! The idea came to me early in … Continue reading

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midnight recovery concentrate

My tired, winter stained skin is being put to the test over the next 10 days. Kiehl’s Canada has hooked me up with with two bottles of their Midnight Recovery Concentrate and challenged me to change my skin. I’m up … Continue reading


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valentine’s day breakfast

Call me crazy, but I made a pancake breakfast for the Hubs, L’il E and I this morning (as if our mornings aren’t rushed enough!). To get into the Valentine’s Day spirit I made them heart-shaped to boot! Since I’ve … Continue reading


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two years – a note to my l’il E

  To my sweet L’il E, Two years ago today you showed up a week early and it’s from that day that my life changed forever. You’re the coolest little kid and I know you are going to grow up … Continue reading

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