Adeline // One Month

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Our sweet baby girl has hit the one month mark! I find it so hard to believe that she’s already been with us for a month, but I also find it absolutely unbelievable that she’s only been with us for a month – She’s just such a humungous part of our lives now, that it’s strange to think of life without her! It’s without hesitation, that I can say the past month has been one of the best of my life. Of course, it has come with difficulties and struggles, but the good easily outweighs the bad. She’s growing like a bad weed, and her sweet personality is blooming more and more by the day! 🌸

To Our Addie Girl:

You are officially one month old! You are already very alert and bright eyed while you’re awake… Your eyes are still a beautiful shade of blue, and I have my fingers crossed that they will stay blue, just like your mama, your nana, and your great-grandma! You are very demanding when it comes time to eat – After all, you’re a growing girl! You’re still wearing NB clothes, but you’ve moved up to a size 1 in diapers. Speaking of diapers, you like the have yours changed immediately after you poop or pee, and you’re not afraid to let us know. You don’t cry very much – you mostly just grunt, groan, and growl at us. You’re still blessin’ mom and dad with 6-8 hours of sleep at night 🙌🏻 (We are definitely savouring every bit of this while it lasts). You love to lay on your play mat, and watch the fireplace. You love to take your naps in the Mamaroo, while listening to country music… If the music stops, your nap usually does too. You love car rides, and usually fall asleep right away once we start driving. You love going for walks in your stroller with mama and Scout. You loooove snuggling, especially with daddy. You’re starting to give us some sweet, little smiles, and it absolutely melts my heart. 💕

In the past month, you’ve brought me more happiness than I ever could have imagined. You’ve made me see life through a new lens, and everyday I am reminded how blessed I am to have this life, to have you, to have your dad. My heart is so full.

I spend a significant amount of time each day thinking about how lucky we are to be your parents. I can’t explain how much joy it brings me when I think about how we get to spend the rest of our lives watching you grow, and learn.

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You are so loved, Miss Adeline.

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P.S. I know this is a day late. Forgive me, I am battling a head cold, and haven’t had much ambition or energy to do anything besides cuddle my babe.

Milestone blanket by Lulujo Baby.

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Freshly Picked GIVEAWAY 

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I’m so stoked to share this giveaway with you guys! Head on over to my IG to enter for your chance to win your own pair of Freshly Picked moccasins in whichever size and colour your heart desires!

To enter:
1. Like this photo! 👍🏻
2. Follow my IG @amandakerril
3. Follow @freshlypicked
4. Tag a friend in the comments on IG! (You may tag as many friends as you’d like. 1 entry per tag. Separate comments, please!)
5. For a bonus entry, like my page on Facebook. 👍🏻

Giveaway closes February 3rd at 11:59 p.m. PST. One randomly selected winner will be announced on February 4th.

Check out my last post to see why we love these moccasins so much!

Good luck! ✨ Remember to tag all your friends + family so they can have a chance to win too! Even if you don’t have littles of your own, FP moccs make the most perfect birthday/Christmas/baby shower gifts!

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* Please do not enter giveaway if you’ve won Freshly Picked moccasins in the past 60 days. *
* THANK YOU TO FRESHLY PICKED FOR SPONSORING THIS GIVEAWAY. ALL OPINIONS ARE HONEST, AND MY OWN. *

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We ❤︎ Freshly Picked!

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I have a slight shoe obsession… So naturally, Addie has a genetic predisposition to being a shoe addict! I’m perfectly okay with this, because baby shoes are so cute – Especially baby moccasins! Whether or not Joey will approve of this lifelong shoe “problem” is irrelevant… He’s a guy and just doesn’t understand 😉.

Anyways, we absolutely looooove Freshly Picked moccasins. I’m definitely planning to get her a few more pairs as she grows. They are everything you could possibly want in a baby/toddler shoe:

1) They’re freaking adorable. This is very important. 😜

2) They are amazing quality. You can literally feel how great the quality is as soon as you take them out of the package. They’re also made of 100% genuine leather, so they have that perfect moccasin smell… You know what I’m talking about. 😍

3) They’re comfortable. I love baby clothes and accessories as much as the next person, but ultimately, my #1 priority is that my sweet, little babe is content and comfortable.

4) They’re easy to put on. Babies aren’t the biggest fans of getting dressed, and Addie is no exception. She loves to tuck all of her extremities in as tight as she can when it’s time to get dressed or undressed. But FP moccs have elastic at the opening, so there’s super easy to just slip her little feet into!

5) They stay on. If there’s one thing Addie is good at, it’s kicking socks/shoes/slippers off. But her FP moccs stay put!

Addie’s very first pair of moccasins are these Weathered Brown ones! We got size 1, so they’re still a tad big on her, but that’s okay because that just means she can wear them for longer! I’ll definitely be investing in another pair for her once she outgrows these ones and is on her way to walking, since soft soles are the best for learning to walk so they can learn to balance properly! You may be thinking “$60 for a pair of freaking baby shoes?”, and honestly, I completely get it! I thought the exact same thing the first time I saw these moccs. But I can tell you that the quality and durability makes it justifiable. I intend to keep these to use for our next babe too, and then I will hang onto them as a keepsake, and hopefully they will eventually get passed down generations. You could also have the option to resell them if you aren’t a sentimental sap like I am.

There are so many wonderful colours and patterns to choose from. I’m OBSESSED with their new Valentine’s line, especially this pair and this pair… Seriously, I’m in love… If you want to get Addie a gift… Just kidding… Kind of… 😉

I’m so stoked to announce that I have teamed up with Freshly Picked to give a pair of these fabulous moccasins to one of you lucky people! I’ll be posting the giveaway details on my Instagram in the next few days, so keep your eye out for that!

Update: Giveaway is now live on IG! Check it out here.

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* THANK YOU TO FRESHLY PICKED FOR SPONSORING THIS POST. ALL OPINIONS ARE HONEST, AND MY OWN. *

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A JORD Wood Watch for my One True Love + GIVEAWAY!

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and what’s a more perfect gift than an absolutely beautiful wood watch? When JORD reached out, and wanted to know if we would be interested in collaborating, I didn’t hesitate for a second! As you can tell from the photos, these watches are truly stunning. When it finally arrived in the mail, I found that it’s somehow even more gorgeous in person! Not only that, but it comes in this perfect, little wooden box – including a drawer for the “accessories”. I am the worst gift wrapper on the face of the planet, so when a gift comes with such beautiful packaging that I don’t even have to wrap it… I’m sold!

This will be mine and Joey’s sixth Valentine’s Day together. It’s so incredible to think how far we’ve come and how much we’ve grown over the past five years. We started dating when I was only 16 years old and Joey was fresh out of high school! It hasn’t always been easy, but I’m so grateful that we met when we were still so young because it has allowed us the chance to grow and learn together. It’s so special to me that we’ve not only gotten to watch each other mature and become the people we are today, but we’ve got to be there for one another through all of the challenges and adversities in life. We’ve held each others hand through the tough times, helped pick up the pieces when life got really messy, celebrated the big victories (and the small ones), and checked off so many goals and milestones together. Throughout all of the ups and downs, all of the smiles, laughs, fights, and tears, our love for one another has always continued to grow, flourish and strengthen. We are still learning lessons and facing new obstacles every single day, but we’re on the same team. The bumps in the road may not be any less rough, but having your best friend by your side sure does make the ride a lot more enjoyable. ❤️️

Make sure to scroll down to the end of the post for giveaway details! One lucky reader will win $100 credit towards your very own JORD Wood Watch!

“Love is timeless; it is the memory of the past, the joy of the present, and the promise of tomorrow.”

I chose this watch for Joey, because it’s simple, but it is stunning! Joey’s style is quite plain, with lots of blacks and greys, so this watch from the Frankie Series, in Koa & Ash, integrates really well with his wardrobe. When I gave the watch to Joey, he couldn’t stop commenting on cool it is, and how light it feels on his wrist. He’s not really into accessories or fashion at all, but he loved this watch!

I know you guys will love JORD Wood Watches as much as Joey and I do. They are the most fantastic Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one (Hint, hint, Joey… 😉), or the perfect present to treat yo’self! JORD sells both men’s and women’s watches, handcrafted from 12 different types of wood!  There is such an extensive selection, which means there is a beautiful, unique watch to suit everyone’s personal style and taste! JORD Wood Watches watches are exceptional, high quality timepieces. They are made from 100% natural wood, treated without the use of any toxic chemicals. JORD Wood Watches are unique, breathtaking accessories, and they are perfect for anyone with any lifestyle, since they can be dressed up, or go with any casual day-to-day attire!

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And now for the most exciting part…

One lucky winner will win $100.00 credit towards your own beautiful JORD Wood Watch!
But not only that, every single one of you will get $25 credit towards a watch, just for entering the contest! I feel like a mini Oprah… “You get $25 credit, you get $25 credit, you get $25 credit!”

Enter the giveaway HERE!

Contest ends at 11:59 CST 02/12/17 and both gift codes expire 03/31/17.

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P.S. Don’t forget to let me know what your favourite JORD Wood Watch is in the comments below! ⌚😁

* THANK YOU TO JORD WATCHES FOR SPONSORING THIS POST. ALL OPINIONS ARE HONEST, AND MY OWN. *

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Sundays are for Snowshoeing

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Yesterday was Sunday, so it was our family day! Joey has been really busy at work lately, so we haven’t got to spend much quality time together. But we like to make a habit of reserving our Sundays as a family day. It’s so important to take time from our busy schedules and get to enjoy just being together. 

So when we were deciding what we wanted to do with our Sunday, we took a look at the weather and saw that we had a gorgeous, warm day ahead of us, it was an easy choice to break out the snowshoes! We love snowshoeing in the winter, because it’s such a simple activity, with not much gear required, but I can’t tell you how great it feels to just get outside and breathe in some fresh, winter air. I’m pretty impressed that Addie’s first snowshoe was at only 3 weeks old! She did so good – She just snoozed away the whole time! She didn’t even make a peep, which makes me really happy, and optimistic that we will get to take her on tons of adventures! Joey and I vowed to raise our children to love and appreciate being outdoors, long before we ever got pregnant. Spending time outside is so important to both of us, and we start to go stir crazy if we don’t get out regularly. We already have so many little trips and hikes planned for the summer, and we’re both so excited to get Addie out with us! We are going to be purchasing this backpack in a couple months, so we can get Addie used to it before any of our bigger hikes in the summer.

I wore Addie in my Solly Baby Wrap yesterday. When I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to start wearing my baby! I looked into quite a few different baby wraps and slings, and ultimately, the Solly Baby was my top choice. My mom bought me one for my birthday, and I’m so glad she did. It’s incredibly easy to put on (it takes me like 2 minutes to get it on me and get her in it), it’s so comfy (for both babe, and me!), and it’s super stylish! My only problem now is that I want to buy one in every colour! Addie was kind of unsure of being in the wrap at first – She didn’t hate it, but she didn’t love it… But she’s getting used to it now, and she seems to like it. It’s so handy for me, because as much as I’d absolutely love to just curl up on the couch and snuggle my little peach all day long, I have other things that I have to tend to as well. It’s really nice to be able to simultaneously snuggle my baby, and vacuum the house, or fold the laundry.

Thanks for reading! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend too! Make sure to follow me on Instagram – I have some really exciting collaborations and giveaways coming up! I also just launched a Facebook page, so head on over and give that a like too!

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Addie is 1 Week Old! 


I can’t believe it’s already been a week. It’s so cliché, but time really does fly by way too quickly. I’m savouring every moment with our itty bitty baby, because before we know it, she won’t be so itty bitty anymore. She now weighs 7 lbs. 2 oz. and she’s finally starting to fit properly in her NB size clothes!

She’s such a little sweetheart, who loves being held and snuggled. She doesn’t cry very much – until she gets hangry and I don’t get my boob ready for her quick enough! She isn’t a huge fan of diaper changes, but she’s getting much better about it. So far, she has successfully peed on Joey twice, and pooped on me once. 😂

We’re beginning to figure out a routine that works for us, and the past two nights, she has slept solid from midnight – 5am. Other than that, she is nursing about every 2-3 hours throughout the day. She’s pretty alert for a little while after I feed her, before she passes out. It’s so sweet to just sit and watch her little facial expressions.

I’m learning to run on much less sleep than what I’m used to, but on the bright side, I can drink coffee without becoming instantly nauseous for the first time in 9 months! Needless to say, I’ve definitely been relishing my morning coffee the past few days.

Things have been pretty hectic around here since we got home from the hospital! Aside from the obvious, bringing a newborn baby home– We also have a house full at the moment! My parents are here until Sunday, as well as my brother, sister-in-law, and our niece, Elsie. It’s so nice to get to spend time with everyone, and it’s also really lovely to have so many helping hands around. I absolutely love hanging out with my family, even if we’re doing absolutely nothing… Just enjoying each other’s company means so much to me.

Addie and I are headed to Tumbler next week (our first solo road trip is 600 kilometres 🙃), and then Joey will drive up on the weekend. My mom is throwing me a baby shower on Saturday, and then on Sunday, we are having Addie’s newborn photos done! We are also going to see my great grandma so she can meet Addie, and we will definitely be taking some 5 generations photos!

Well, that’s all for now! Be sure to follow my Instagram & Twitter for baby photo spam!

P.S. How absolutely adorable is that milestone blanket?! I am absolutely in love with it – It’s got me so stoked for Addie’s monthly update photos! It’s by Lulujo Baby, which is a fantastic Canadian company. They also sells the most adorable muslin swaddle blankets, and a bunch of other awesome things. Check them out here!

* THANK YOU TO LULUJO BABY FOR SPONSORING THIS POST. ALL OPINIONS ARE HONEST, AND MY OWN. *

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