Fall In Love | Switching up Your Home for Fall with the Chapters Indigo Home Event

 

Chapters Indigo Fall Home items

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Fall is right around the corner and that means it’s time to put away Summer decor and bring out all the cozy things. Pillows and blankets season here we come! Fall in love with the season and snuggle up with a warm cup of soup or tea and a good book. 

Even though we think of yellow, orange, and red as Fall colours, there are plenty of other options, like darker hues of blues and greens. And how about warm metallics as accents?

And even though pumpkins are iconic when it comes to Fall, you can find other fun ways to switch things up for the seasons- maybe a new print or two, adding some candles to rooms, switching up throw cushions, etc. I love checking out what’s new for the season and couldn’t resist checking out the Chapters Indigo Home Event happening until September 26th. They’re one of my favourite places for decor throughout the year, and with 25% off it’s a great time to pick up some items for your home (I just discovered they now carry Urban Walls wall decals, including the ones we used in our bedroom (find those here).

The change of seasons is always a great time to switch things up inside, put away items you won’t be needing (bye bye flips flops, hello rain boots!), and get organized (baskets are a great way to store seasonal items out of sight and reduce visual clutter). If you’re in the process of putting away Summer clothes and decor and getting into the Fall spirit, why not have some fun with it? The Chapters Indigo Home Event is happening through September 26, 2018, so don’t miss out on some great savings!

Fall In Love and Shop the Chapters Indigo Home Event here

Looking for more ideas for Fall? Check out these posts on OHP:

Simple Fall Decor Ideas + Free Printable

Layer Love: Four Ways to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe into Fall

Slow Cooker Apple Cider

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small percentage of the sale if you make a purchase through this blog post. This helps maintain the blog and provide a bit of income for our family.

 

Going Back to School with Fresh Prep (+Giveaway)

Back to School with Fresh Prep Beef Pad Thai

What are your tricks to get ready for back to school? This is our first year of school- hello kindergarten!- and I’ve been trying to think of ways to make getting into our new routine as smooth as possible. At the top of the list: meal planning. My goal is to plan for the week ahead on a Sunday and prep meals/ snacks the night before, to take some of the pressure off in the morning.

Over the Summer I tried to make a habit of meal planning on Sundays and testing out recipes (thanks Pinterest!). I have been inconsistent with this in the past, but what I like about meal planning is that it helps get the week ahead organized. Added bonuses: everyone can make requests, we can mix in favourites with new recipes to try, and it reduces our grocery bill and food waste. While I’m feeling more settled with meal planning, I’ve called in back up just in case there are some bumps in the road as we settle into the new school routine: a few meals a week from Fresh Prep (see some of the ones we’re trying below).

Back to School Fresh Prep delivery schedule

We have enjoyed Fresh Prep before and love their variety, quality ingredients, and how quick and simple the meals are. With just a few clicks you can organize some (or all!) of your meals for the week and have them delivered right to your door. If you want to get meal time organized for back to school and everything that comes with this time of year- after-school activities, practices, appointments, etc- Fresh Prep may be your friend this Fall.

Thanks to Fresh Prep, I’ve got some of the meals for the month already figured out and I’m giving away a $75 shopping credit to help make September and back to school a little smoother for another family!

The meals take 15- 30 minutes to cook, and ingredients come prepped for use, along with easy-to-follow instructions. For busy evenings when you need a little help with dinner, Fresh Prep is a great option. See below to enter!

Other reasons to love Fresh Prep:

  • pick from familiar dishes or get adventurous and try something new
  • menus personalized to your taste preferences
  • skip a week if you want- pause or cancel delivery anytime 
  • speaking of delivery… it’s free!
  • meals feature:
    • quality, fresh ingredients including lots of organic & local ingredients
    • meats raised without hormones or antibiotics
    • certified Ocean Wise seafood (wild caught or sustainably sourced)

Find Fresh Prep online: Website | Instagram | Facebook

We’re big fans of Fresh Prep at our house- check out this post and this post to learn about our previous experiences.

*Please note that winner must live within Fresh Prep’s delivery boundaries. Click here to view.

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Photo + Screenshot- Fresh Prep

Disclosure: Our family received meals from Fresh Prep in return for sharing honestly about our experience with them. All opinions are our own.

Improving Your Wellness Routine with Botanica Health {+ Giveaway}

What little things do you try to do as part of your wellness routine? It can be drinking more water, taking your vitamins, or working on your mental health. Whatever it is, even small steps can add up to create healthy habits we can maintain. It can take a little time and patience, but over time these efforts add up.

This has been something I’ve been working on for over a year, and even though I think I’ve still got progress to make, I’ve learned that I can’t change things overnight- but I’ve got to start somewhere and have a little patience. Creating new healthy habits has taken two forms for me: focusing on body and mind, and the two have gone hand-in-hand. Running has become a part of my weekly routine and something that has helped my body and mind feel better. But that’s just half of the equation; the other is paying attention to how my body feels and fueling it with healthy choices. View Post

Easy DIY Easter Bunny Bags

Ok, we all know Easter baskets are the classic when it comes to holding all those Easter treats (see this post for more Easter gifting ideas), but how cute are these little bunny bags as a twist on the classic for Easter parties? If you need a last minute idea for when the Easter Bunny comes or want to hand out treats for Easter, these little bunnies take minutes to make and are perfect for popping in all those Easter egg hunt finds or giving away fully loaded with Easter treats. View Post

Bedroom Makeover: Finding a New Bed with Wayfair Canada

Grey upholstered bed from Wayfair Canada

For the past few months we’ve been updating our bedroom and I’m really excited for the latest addition: the bed! I’ve been sharing about the process since we started it last Fall, including painting and adding wall decals (which made such a difference right there alone- scroll to the bottom of this post for photos of the process along the way) and there are just a few finishing touches left. In some ways it’s great to have those weekend warrior projects that you finish all at once, but sometimes it’s just not doable: not enough time/ budget/ keeping the kids occupied while you try to work, etc., so we’ve been working away as we’ve had the time and budget to do so.  View Post