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JOURNAL | Big News!

First of all, Happy belated Mother's Day! I wanted to give a little life update with some big news and a little clue why I've been MIA on social media lately!  Recently, while Terry was on night shift, I noticed the red light on our home answering machine blinking. Often we forget to listen to these messages as it’s usually spam calls and anyone who knows us personally, calls our cell phones. For whatever...
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TRAVEL | Unexpected Anaheim

We just got back from a 4 day whirlwind adventure in Anaheim. Like many in BC, prior to our trip, all I really knew about Anaheim was Disneyland (sorry Anaheim locals!) I've since learned there IS SO MUCH MORE!!! I've never really spent much time in Anaheim itself. In the past we've been there for a day or two to see Disney and I've never had the chance to explore much else.  Those of...
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BEAUTY | Guide To Laser Hair Removal

Recently, I posted a little insta-story on instagram showing a quick video of me getting laser hair removal on my legs. Social media is a funny thing, sometimes I share things that I think people will be interested in and they’re not, and other times I share something thinking no one will care and they REALLY do! Ha! This video was one of them. I got SO many private messages with questions that I...
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Master Bedroom Reveal

When we bought our home in 2009, we tackled many of the main spaces... the kitchen, powder room etc, but 8 years later and our master bedroom looked the SAME as when we moved in! Even though I painted most of our home by now, the master remained untouched. Life gets busy, you know the drill. So I did my best to tell myself I was fine with the dark chocolate paint from the...
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FOOD | Turmeric Coconut Squash Soup

Guest post by The Conscious Taste It’s one of our favourite times of year; you know, when the leaves are changing and the air has a little chill in it.   Time to bring out the cozy sweaters and soup recipes.  We’re told that necessity is the mother of invention – so after searching high and low for a recipe that was hearty, healthy and delicious – we came up with our own.  Something creamy...
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ACTIVE | How To Start Running

Being someone that works long hours from a computer, usually 6-7 days a week, I have found it very hard since starting KV Bijou to incorporate regular exercise in my life! I'm sure many of you can relate to that. With all the things that have to be done around the house or with work, it's usually me that comes last. And recently I decided that's enough! There's never actually time and to be...
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Mother's Day and The Little Black Dress

Four years ago, my first Mother’s Day was spent picking out a black dress to wear to my sons funeral. His name was Zachary, he was our first born and his burial was the day after mother’s day. I was a first time mom, recovering from an emergency c-section, stumbling through stores trying to find a black dress in the spring time. Something, anything, that would fit my new postpartum body. As horrific as...
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ADVENTURE | Snow Day

Freedom comes in many forms...  ... like jumping around in thigh high snow! These photos make me smile for many reasons. One being the backstory of getting them. They were actually taken during Iulia and I's trip to Vancouver Island. It had been raining pretty hard while we were visiting, but no steady snow. Then on our way home, as we were climbing the mountains, we hit this amazing heavy, beautiful snow! The mountains looked...
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Ucluelet Diary | Storm Watching

With the year end winding down, we decided to cross one last thing off the travel bucket list... STORM WATCHING! Being in love with Vancouver Island, I've visited in all seasons but the winter. I've always been curious what the powerful sea would look like during the moody storm season and we figured what better place than to do it from Ucluelet. After a little research, I packed up my warmest jacket, my rain...
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Goodbye Fear | Thoughts From The Studio

One thing that I have had on my mind lately, is fear. No matter who we are, we all have to face it. I'm lucky enough to have some fellow lady bosses (both near and far), who are bravely pursuing living out their dreams and something that I'm constantly reminded of is the power of fear.   If we're not careful, it can determine what we do and don't. I'll be the first to...
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