Energy bites with @Oatbox granolas

fullsizeoutput_3e06.jpegEnergy bites and smoothie bowls are definitly trendy at the moment and I totally love that trend. It’s so good and yummy, and healthy if you carefully select good, natural ingredients.

I love to integrate the Oatbox granolas in them since it adds a fun crunchy taste and since they have so many flavors, the energy bites always has a different flavor, depending on the one I choose to make them with.

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We love to use these granolas in our cereals, yogurt, smoothie bowls, just like that as a snack, in our energy bites…

Here is one of my favorite recipe that I love to do, since it’s easy and that my boys approved as well. It makes good snacks and are perfect on the go as well in the morning with a coffee or almond milk.

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal
  • ⅔ cup toasted coconut flakes
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  •  ⅔ cup Oatbox granolas
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

  • Add everything to a bowl and mix to combine all ingredients together. Leave the bowl in the fridge and let it chill for about half an hour. A must if you want your balls to stick together when rolled.
  • After the chilling time, take a tablespoon of the mixture in your hand and roll into a ball. You can add a little more honey or peanut butter if you see that the balls don’t stick together.
  • Can be stored in the fridge for about 2 weeks but I prefer to keep them in an airtight container in the freezer.

Hope you love it when you try it. Let me know what is your favorite Oatbox granolas flavor…

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Also, if you have any yummy energy bites recipes, please leave them in the comments or any cool websites with great recipes… I would love to try more.

Stephanie xx

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Miles baby fall/winter collections

IMG_6004We recently had the chance the visit Miles baby brand’s head office located in Montreal and had lot of fun discovering the new fall/winter 2018 collection. Miles baby is a new baby play wear brand inspired by the neighbourhoods that line the Main in Montreal. They offer playful vibes and comfy styles with an illustrative aesthetic and a hint of nostalgia. Since I already had pieces for Axel from their last fall and summer collection last year, I know how well made, soft and fun their pieces are. So I thought I would share with you some of my favorite pieces and outfits for Axel.

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Here are the reasons why we really like Miles baby:

  • the fabrics they use is always really soft
  • Axel looks comfy in them
  •  they style and design is stylish yet minimal and fun
  • it’s affordable
  • the clothes and colours stay really nice wash after wash

As a reference, the sizes are true to kids age and might even fight a bit bigger. Axel is almost 3, wears size 3 in joggers and size 4 for a looser fit on top but fits really well in size 3 tops too.

They will launch 4 collections this year. So here is the first collection called Back to (ART) School, with fun prints, green shades, grey, black and white pieces. You will love it. You will find for your little man joggers, tops, as well as fun accessories such as hats and scarves and they also have adorable pyjamas. And they of course have a girl’s line, which is always the same prints as the little boys but on leggings, dresses, skirts and cute girly tops.

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So as soon as they launch a new collection, I’ll keep you posted and show you more of their cute pieces.

Stay tuned.

Have a lovely day!
Stephanie

 

New eyebrows ( yes please )

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Microblading is definetly the treatment of the hour.

I’ve always had pretty bushy and full brows, but as I’ve gotten older, the tail end and beginning of my arches have definitely thinned out, which is normal I red. Since I have NO talent ( Read NO TALENT AT ALL ) with makeup, I tried and struggled every single morning shaping some kind of an eyebrow and it always looked aweful . I had the chance to have my eyebrows done recently by Jessica Holloway, a Cosmetic Tattoo Artist and owner of Studio Holloway let me tell you, all busy girls, mom boss, stay at home moms, professionals etc… you NEED this.

The microblading is a form of semi-permanent tattoo that involves using tiny needles  that make up a small blade to help deposit pigment under your skin.

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First, Jessica took care of GETTING TO KNOW ME; get to know my likes and dislikes ( did I like thick or thin, arched or more subtle?), personal style, lifestyle, analyzed my natural brow shape and color, morphology etc. ALL very important elements that play into the creation of the perfect eyebrow enhancement.

Then, she maped out the shape, measure it out based on my facial symmetry, and finally draw the eyebrow on. After a look in the mirror and being happy about the result the tattooing commenced.

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If you ask anyone that knows me well, they will tell you that I hate and that even more, that I am terribly afraid of needles. So just thinking about the idea of having my eyebrows microbladed or tattooed, I was freaking out. Like litteraly. But, I was SO SURPRISED on how it didn’t hurt. And when you ask me about the results, I am even more happy.

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WHY MICROBLADING?

It looks NATURAL and defined

You are WORTH IT

It saves time in the morning

t’s the low maintenance eyebrow treatment

So if you ask me if I recommend the microblading, I totally do since I LOVE the results, it looks natural and definitely is a time saving for me in the morning or on date nights with the hubby. Some people close to me even said that I look less tired. I’ll take it.

When you contact Jessica for your appointment and informations about all her treatments she offers, tell her you know me and she will offer you a discount.

Tag me if you post some of your results, I’d like to know what you think about it.

Stephanie