My Laser Hair Removal Experience



Th Last thing you want to have to think about is “did you remember to shave your arm pits?”! I’m not sure if its mommy brain 2.5 years later still taking a hold of me, or that I just hate the thought of shaving so much that I place it into the back of my head. Either way, I never remember to do it and end up being caught, in public, trying something on, with a 2 week growth under there. ***GASP***




So this last week I decided to take advantage of Vitality MediSpa’s Buy One Get One 50% deal on their laser hair removal appointments (going for the month of October). Unfortunately, I ended up booking my first appointment on the rainiest day of the year, while my sister was having a C-Section. Because parking was sparse at the Hospital, I decided to take my new Rain Parka (BAD IDEA) and walk the few blocks from the IWK to the Spa. By the time I got there I was soaked to the bone and shivering. But I was so warmly¬†greeted by Vitality’s Staff who helped me peel off the wet layers, Sit me down on a comfy seat and get me a warm cup of tea. They even threw my clothes in the dryer for me. Let me just say, it was a great start to a bad morning. After meeting Jenny, the sweetheart doing my treatment, she took me down to their MediSpa waiting room where we could discuss and she could explain exactly what happens during the treatment. It sounded pretty straight forward.

We went into the treatment room and the real deal began. Relaxed on a bed, she covered my pre-shaved armpits with ultrasound gel to protect the skin and then began to laser away the hair. Im not going to lie, it was uncomfortable, but that feeling only lasted for 2 seconds after the laser had been on that area. Each armpit took a max of 3 mins and once I was done, I couldn’t even feel the slight burn anymore. Because Im fair skin and light hair, Its going to take more treatments than say someone with fair skin and dark hair. But the thought of never getting caught with hairy armpits again is making the wait worth it!

Katie Rose xo

Below is my before Photo. Stay tuned in the next few months for the after


Getting knitted

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My look: Sweater, Jeans, Boots, Sunglasses, Purse

I don’t know what it is about having a coffee date with Rob, but it always ends up in us risking our lives. Having the morning off together, we headed to our favorite spot Pavia Gallery. It’s close to our house with a gorgeous ocean side drive to get there and back. Rob loves the ocean and what I thought would be just a few shots of this at the cafe, ended up being us going on an adventure through side roads to find a great view of the ocean. I am sickly afraid of heights, and not a strong swimmer so when he told me to climb to the edge for the best shot and view, I had a mild heart attack (that lasted until we got home) but for those few moments that we enjoyed the view, we were reminded how little we truly are and how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place. Oh and how AWESOME this sweater is.

Katie Rose xo

Getting ‘Nourish’ed

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Last week I was lucky to receive a Nourish Mini Box to sample all the great products that they can offer on a subscription. This locally owned online company was born here in Halifax and was started as an educational company by 2 local nutritionists. Each box is comprised of their favouring snacks and super foods to let you try something different. They each have something a little different and are a surprise each month.

The thing I love most about this box is it allows me to test out products, like Chocolate flavoured Hemp protein powder, before I invest in a full size version. Or that Pecan Butter is way tastier than almond butter. Each day, since receiving the box, I have tried something new. Some things aren’t for me, but others, I have fallen involve with. This box allows you to see how yummy healthy can be.

Are you Local? you can get your hands on your own Nourish Mini Box on other products by heading to Rio on October 14th from 8-9:30. There, my good friend and personal trainer, Sylvia from Nova Fitness, will teach you a bit about nutrition, health and the fantastic brand behind Nourish.

Katie Rose xo

Fabletics: 1 Outfit, 3 Looks

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I have teamed up with Fabletics for another month. Going with good basics last month, I decided to do some gear perfect for Fall workouts this time. But when they came to my door, I realized, they can be used for so much more. The leggings are gorgeous and are a great rise for all us ladies with problem areas. The material itself has so much hold that I feel smaller and more confident in them. With a leisurely dressed world, you don’t need to save the Leggings just for the gym (my grandmother is rolling in her grave after that statement) These lace cutout leggings are perfect for lounging in the early morning with a coffee in hand. But, life doesn’t end with sitting in bed. Exercise is a huge part of our lives whether you run, walk with friends, hit the gym, or just have a good game of fetch with your dog. Throw on the Fabletics Ithaca Jacket¬†to hit the ground running and get moving.

Rob and I don’t have weekends off together anymore, so we make the most of those afternoon coffee dates before grabbing Aubrey from Daycare on the days that he is off. With the temperatures dropping here in Nova Scotia, This jacket is the perfect mix of sexy and relaxed for a great date when you pair it with a good pair of denim.

Fabletics is a lifestyle brand that I can definitly stand behind. From the fit to the price, its worth taking a look.

Katie Rose xo

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My Mom’s Easy Peasy Shepherd’s Pie



As the mornings grow crisper, I yearn for warm comfort food from my moms kitchen. Now that I’m a mom, its those simple dishes that are cheap and quick to prepare that I seem to love the most. My moms Sheppard pie is one of them. Growing up, I hated ground beef, or any ground meet in ANYTHING..well besides shepherd’s pie that is. Now, its a dish for weekdays in a hurry or weekends when you want to be lazy. Its perfect and balanced for people on a budget and light on dishes for those people like us without a dishwasher. Heres how to make it for your enjoyment:


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cups frozen veggies (I used the mixed bag with them cut up)
  • 1 package of brown gravy mix (prepared using directions on back)
  • 5 large potatoes (I use yellow because I they are better creamy)
  • Butter and/or 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  • Paprika (optional)


  1. Turn oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Lightly cook ground beef in a skillet, adding in premixed gravy for the last 5mins
  3. While beef is cooking, peel, cut and boil potatoes in a saucepan
  4. When beef is fully cooked, place into a baking dish or dutch oven and mix in frozen vegetables
  5. Drain cooked potatoes and mash, adding sour cream or butter while mashing
  6. Spoon potatoes on top of beef mixture
  7. sprinkle with Paprika and bake in oven for about 30mins
  8. ENJOY!

Katie Rose xo