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Bacon Is My Love Language

home By June 29, 2017 1 Comment

Some women love flowers. Some women love shoes. This woman loves bacon. Crispy, smoky, delicious bacon makes my heart flutter romantically. “True love is sharing your bacon” – this is my life philosophy and also why Hallmark probably won’t ever buy card concepts from me (but wouldn’t you want to buy one that said that? It’s just so relatable.)

There is nothing I love more than breakfast in bed. My friends actually used to host an annual bacon potluck where each guest would bring their own bacon related dish to share. It was so much fun (and so much bacon!)  One year we actually had 13.5 pounds of bacon on the table and in all the years it was held no recipes were repeated. I wouldn’t have minded if they repeated the bacon wrapped stuffing. That was lovely. 

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Fresh Paint For A Fresh Start

home By June 5, 2017 10 Comments

When it’s time for a new baby, the itch to redecorate the nursery can be strong! That being said, you want to make sure that the pant you use is going to be safe for baby, that it is going to support their development and look great. That’s why it’s so exciting that iconic baby photographer Anne Geddes has partnered with Master Paintmakers to create her own line of nursery paint featuring specific shades that help nurture baby’s development.  Anne Geddes paint is toxin-free, water-based and made from natural ingredients. 

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Win Your Way To #DysonClean

home By May 26, 2017 139 Comments

I loved the Dyson Ball Animal 2 and I’m really excited about it – I just want to tell the world! I wish everyone could enjoy the simple pleasure of a clean floor, even when there are critters afoot. Cleaning shouldn’t feel like a chore and with the Dyson Ball Animal 2, it doesn’t have to! My friends at Dyson have graciously offered a Dyson Ball Animal 2 to be awarded to one of our lucky readers. This is a pretty big deal because it’s an awesome vacuum. Have you seen my review yet? It even has a handy video! I am so lucky to have had the chance to try this vacuum out and I would love to hear about all the challenges and messes your new vacuum can help clean up!

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Grandparent Gifts that will Make them Cry so Hard they Need to Stuff more Tissues up their Sleeves

GEAR, home, tech By November 22, 2016 2 Comments

I’ve always found grandparent gifts really hard to choose. They love sentimental, heartfelt items, but often your family photos are buried on hard disks and you’re not quite organized enough to find that great art piece that was painted last year. Hopefully these grandparent gift ideas strike a chord!

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Hostess Treats They Won’t Regift

GEAR, home By November 22, 2016 1 Comment

Hostess gifts over the holidays are usually so kitchy. Flowers are a bit of a pain for a busy hostess, and the last thing you want to do is give more flamboyant holiday ‘stuff’ they have to put into storage every years. Here are a few hostess gifts that will stick.

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Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Gifts for People you think are too Rich to Need Anything Else

GEAR, home By November 22, 2016 5 Comments

Everyone has the person in life that seems like they already have everything. Before getting all judgy and resentful (everyone has challenges, remember), here are a few fun ideas for people who are hard to buy for.

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Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Non-Dreidel Hanukkah Gifts

GEAR, home By November 22, 2016 2 Comments

Hanukkah season is upon us, and as usual, it feels like you have to ‘dig deep’ to get past all of the Christmas in order to find the blue and white. That said, we were able to source out some fun Hanukkah gifts – feel free to add your own ideas too!!

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Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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Gifts for Gardeners you Dig

GEAR, home By November 22, 2016 1 Comment

Here at UrbanMommies we have a huge passion for gardening. And cooking. And sewing. And decorating. OK we really love life, but gardening is very close to the top of the list. It was hard to choose just 10 items for this guide, but we think we’ve made some fun choices if you’re in the market to get gifts for gardeners!

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Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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MIL Gifts for the Mother in Law you Don’t Want to Offend

GEAR, home By November 21, 2016 4 Comments

Who’s been there? The mother in law that you truly want to impress, but face creams may give her the impression that you think she’s got wrinkles. A plane ticket away may indicate you’d rather she not be around much… Here are a few ‘safe’ ideas for mother in law gifts that she’ll cherish. You’re welcome.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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5 Ways to Make your Home Smart and Save Money

Contests, GEAR, home By October 28, 2016 64 Comments

We are living in one of the most exciting technological times in the modern era. Every. single. day, advances are being made that improve our lives, bring families closer together and save us time and money. My home is a beautiful sanctuary, but it could operate more efficiently and be smarter. Partnering with Best Buy in advance of theVancouver Home + Design Show, we put 5 smart home gadgets to the test in order to enhance life.  Best Buy will be showcasing some of their top Smart Home products at the BC Hydro Smart Home Booth this weekend and you will want to pop by! Products on display in the BC Hydro Smart Home booth are eligible for a BC Hydro discount exclusively at Best Buy.

Jill Amery

Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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