Casa Cake Mama: Building Our Dream Kitchen with IKEA – Part 1

The time has come my friends to share our kitchen renovation story! It’s been 4 months since we moved into our home in Kelowna and if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know we jumped right into tearing up the existing kitchen the moment we took possession of the house.  The kitchen had a pony wall with a bar type table that was far too short to be functional and count as counter space and just large square footage with nothing in the middle - truly wasted space. We knew when we looked at the house that the wall would have to go as well as the closet pantry.  We also knew we loved the idea of a really big island where we could prep and store all of our dry goods instead of ...

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Casa Cake Mama: Building Our Dream Kitchen with Ikea – Part 3

Today’s post is probably the most exciting part of the IKEA Kitchen installation process: ACTUALLY installing your kitchen! I’ll tell ya, seeing a kitchen you designed on a computer to having it all come together in real life is so incredibly rewarding. If you watched my Q & A session on Instagram, you’ll know that we built our kitchen around managing a household with 3 kids and a slew of other projects, so getting to the point where our cabinets weren’t just hanging around the living room was a huge sense of accomplishment!  In my final post about our journey to assembling our kitchen, I’m sharing how the cabinets were installed, what the finishing pieces are and how they ...

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Casa Cake Mama: Building Our Dream Kitchen with IKEA – Part 2

I think it’s pretty safe to say that nearly everyone at one point has assembled a piece of IKEA furniture, however, it’s likely not everyone has sorted and assembled 160 pieces of IKEA furniture in the span of 2 weeks! On part 2 of building our dream kitchen with IKEA, I’m going to share how it arrived, how we organized the parts and how easy it was to assemble the cabinets! When we put our order through we were still living in Langley but had possession of our house in Kelowna. During the week period between possession date and move in date, we had our contractor do all the demolition in the kitchen so that we wouldn’t have to be around for the bulk of it. In classic renovation form ...

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Vegan Family Living: How We Became a Vegan Family

Ahh the moment has come: I’m finally sharing our journey of becoming a vegan family with all of you! I’m not sure why, but I feel like before I begin I need to set up a few disclaimers- maybe because I know how touchy this subject can be. I want you to know that this is solely our journey and the information I’m sharing is personal and some parts referencing things I have read. Also just warning you that this is probably worth like 3 blog posts and can be little raw at times- but I really want you to take it all in and process it all at once, so grab a cup of coffee and let’s get to it! How it all began: If you were to ask me 10 years ago- heck even 5 years ago if I would have ever seen ...

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How To Make The Best And Delicious Vegan Banana Bread

Make this easy recipe with those overripe bananas! It comes together quickly and easily! How To Make The Best & Delicious Vegan Banana Bread In our household there are two ways we eat bananas. By the boatload or none at all. 😂🥴 The latter always means theres banana bread on the horizon! This recipe comes together easily and it’s likely you have all the ingredients you need in your fridge & pantry. I prefer my banana bread to be more on the drier side; as in there aren’t any slimy banana bits in there, so if you’re part of the same camp, you’re going to love this recipe. A few notes about this recipe: soy milk makes this recipe turn out beautifully thanks to its ...

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My Experience With BBL Hero Treatment

The BBL Hero treatment is a great way to reduce hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage on almost any part of the body - not just the face! This blog post is sponsored by Dermapure Kelowna. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When I connected with Dermapure about the opportunity to try out this new treatment they were offering, I initially asked myself, "Do I need this?" I didn't think that I had very much sun damage to my face however after experiencing one treatment, I was shocked at how much I actually did have and how much one treatment made a difference. What is BBL Hero? The BBL (Broad Band Laser) HERO® treatment, uses intense pulsed light to target the pigment within the ...

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