Save the Date: Vancouver Baby and Family Fair {+ Giveaway}

2018 Vancouver Baby and Family Fair

The Baby and Family Fair is coming to Vancouver on October 27 and 28, 2018

… and is the perfect time to shop for everyone in the family in one place. Find a variety of family-related exhibitors including Mabel’s Labels, TJ’s Kiddie Store, West Coast Kids, and many more. This event is a great chance to chat with professionals, ask questions, and stock up on items for everyone from baby(and bump!) to the grown-ups in the family. Thinking of attending? See how to win tickets below!

What’s at the Baby and Family Fair

  • goodie bags for the first 100 people on both Saturday and Sunday
  • 100+ exhibitors
  • live entertainment
  • meet and greet with PJ Masks
  • kid’s fashion show
  • feeding area for little ones
  • changing station stocked with diapers
  • Diaper Dash baby racing
  • …and more!

Baby and Family Fair event Info

Location

Canada Place, East Facility Hall A

Vancouver, BC

Hours

Saturday October 27- 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday October 28- 10:00am – 5:00pm

Tickets

Please note CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR

Day Pass

Adult $15

Senior/Student/Military Day Pass $10

Weekend Pass

Adult $22.50

Senior/Student/Military $15

Whether you’re expecting, have a baby or toddler, or older kids, the Baby and Family Fair is a great event for the whole family!

For more information about the Vancouver Baby and Family Fair, click here

Looking for more fun Fall ideas to do with the family? Check out this quick and simple Halloween DIY or check out the blog’s Fall and Halloween Pinterest boards!  

Enter to Win a pair of tickets (4 pairs up for grabs!) to the 2018 Vancouver Baby and Family Fair!

Please note: Winners must be able to attend the event on either Saturday October 27 or Sunday October 28, 2018

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Roast Potato Soup Recipe: Comfort Food Season is Here!

roast potato soup recipe

If you’re looking for something tasty to enjoy on a cool Fall day, this roast potato soup is the perfect comfort food to cozy up with.

We all love a good soup to warm us up when it’s cold outside, don’t we? I’m not even going to pretend that this is a light, low-fat, etc meal idea. But it’s delicious and simple to make, with just a few simple ingredients.

This recipe is comfort food through and through, but hey, we all have to indulge a little, don’t we?

I originally shared this recipe on the La-Z Boy Lifestyle Meets Comfort blog, but after a request from a friend, I’m sharing it here as well. I owe my brother for sharing this recipe with me and ever since I first tried it I knew it would be one I made again and again and again. It’s a crowd pleaser, promise.

The next time you’re in the mood to make soup, I hope you’ll give this recipe a try!

roast potato soup recipe

Ingredients

5- 6 large potatoes, washed and cut into large chunks (peeling optional based on preference)

3 medium white onions, sliced thin

½ cup butter + 2- 3 tbsp

3 tbsp olive oil

½ bulb garlic, peeled and minced

6 cups whole milk (+ 1- 2 cups more to achieve desired consistency and flavour)

Salt and pepper to taste

Chopped bacon to garnish

Directions

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl toss potato chunks in olive oil until evenly coated.

roast potato soup recipe

2) In an oven- safe dish, spread potato chunks evenly in one layer. Bake in oven for 40- 45 minutes, until golden brown.

3) While potatoes are roasting, heat a frying pan over medium heat. Melt ½ cup of butter and reduce heat to low. Add the onion slices and minced garlic and toss in the melted butter.

4) Caramelize until the onions are golden brown and remove from heat.

roast potato soup recipe

5) Remove potatoes from oven and mash to an even consistency (they do not have to be completely free of lumps).

roast potato soup recipe

6) In a large pot, warm milk over medium heat and add potatoes, onion, and garlic. Stir until well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

roast potato soup recipe

7) Remove half of the soup and pour into a blender; pulse until it has reached a smooth consistency. If you prefer a smooth soup, repeat this step with the remaining half of soup.

roast potato soup recipe

8) Add all of the roast potato soup back into the large pot and place over medium heat and allow to simmer for 5- 10 minutes. Taste test and add more butter and/ or salt and pepper for flavour.

9) Finally, garnish the roast potato soup with chopped bacon bits for garnish and serve immediately, or allow to cool completely and reheat portions as desired.

roast potato soup recipe   

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What are your favourite comfort food recipes?

If you try this recipe I’d love to hear what you think! For more great recipe ideas, check out the blog’s Recipes Page.

Like this recipe? Pin it!

This roast potato soup recipe is comfort food through and through and oh so delicious!

  

Inspired by Pinterest, Find it on Barter Bay: 5 Reasons to Love Second-Hand Shopping

second-hand shopping with Barter Bay

Ok let’s be honest, Pinterest is addicting! How many times have you pinned away only to realize it’s an hour later and you’ve planned rooms for a house you don’t yet own, jumped into the deep end with recipes to try, and found enough outfits to last you until next year? Well now I’ve got a little something to help you with that Pinterest addiction and help you score some great finds for less: meet Barter Bay a new fun (and safe) second-hand shopping experience! View Post

Easy Gluten Free Apple Crumble Recipe

gluten free apple crumble recipe

Comfort food season is right around the corner and what’s better on cozy evenings than a plate of warm, yummy apple crumble? Top with some vanilla ice cream for extra decadence… yummmmm. A friend brought one over a few weeks ago and when a neighbor gave us some apples from her tree I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them. Gluten-free crumbles are an easy way to combine all the goodness of a pie without having to fret over perfecting the crust (something I’m trying to find a good gluten-free recipe for).  View Post

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?

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