A Morning With Gooseberry Intimates

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I think that once in every woman’s life they should feel empowered and proud. One way I was raised to do that, is to always wear matching great underwear and bra set under my clothes. Knowing that they are there, even though no one else sees, there is a confidence that comes over you. I was lucky enough a few months ago to receive 2 great sets from a company I discovered on Instagram called Gooseberry Intimates. They have french vibe, but are based in Bali and are every inch sexy.

To show them off and show all you moms out there that you can still be sexy, I teamed up with Topher + Rae Studios and Chantelle Brown Makeup Artist for a stylized shoot. They followed Aubrey and I through our morning routine and how I use my Gooseberry in my everyday life. It was an awesome day, and these guys have some wicked talent.

I had to work up the courage to show these photos and I need to be proud of what I have accomplished with my body. After Having Aubrey, I busted my butt getting back to my normal fitness level. But, to be honest, working long hours full time, with blogging when Im not at work, and being a mom, it has been hard to fit in the time for me. But with proper nutrition, and a busy lifestyle I have stayed pretty fit. Yes as you can see, I don’t look like a model who usually posts these photos, but I look pretty darn good to say I had an almost 9 pound baby living in there less than 18 months ago. So be proud of what you look like. Don’t let social media get you down. You ALL are beautiful.

Katie Rose xo

Emily Valientine Giveaway Winner!!

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Thank You to everyone who entered into our team up giveaway with Emily Valentine Jewelry. This necklace is about to find a home just in time for Christmas.

The Winner is:

Christina Mathew

Christina, Please email your shipping address to info@wildrosebuds.com so that I can get that sent out to you.

To everyone else, I hope you took advantage of the 20% off code. Check out the post below for another awesome giveaway.

Katie Rose xo

A Holiday Place Setting With Ferrero Rocher

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I can’t picture a holiday without Ferrero Rocher chocolates on my parents buffet, especially on christmas. I was never a fan of chocolate growing up (except for chocolate milk), but my friends and family knew that I couldn’t pass down a fun shaped box of these golden wrapped gems.  To celebrate next weeks festivities, I wanted to show you how I do a Christmas place setting using awesome plates that I found at a yard sale, and how I end the dinner with a delicious treat made with those Ferrero Rocher chocolates.

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Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake

For the crust I mixed:

  • 2 cups Oreo crust crumbles
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 8 Ferrero Rochers smashed with a rolling pin

I then presses the crust firmly into the bottom of a spring loaded pan.

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Next, I followed the basic New York Cheesecake recipe that I found here. Once it was all whipped together I smashed 14-16 more chocolates into the cheesecake mixture and then blended them together until combined.

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I then, baked the cakes in the oven for 45-50 mins or 60-70 mins for a full sized cake, adding a few chocolates cut in half on the top for the last 5 mins.

And HOALA!  Ferrero Rocher Cheesecake. YUM

To help you entertain for the holidays, I will be giving away a Ferrero Rocher surprise gift to one Lucky winner. Entering at the bottom of this post before Thursday December 18th at 7pm to have a chance at being the lucky winner.

Katie Rose xo

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“ICE” necklace

Instagram steals all of my spare time, and is also my favourite place to find new and different brands. One that I stumbled upon was Emily Valentine Jewelry. She was being sold in a local store here in Halifax called Makenew, and they posted some new creations from her that caught my eye (more became my new obsession). After a good 10 mins of stalking her Instagram account, I headed to her website to see what the damage would be for one of those jaw dropping pieces. Once there, not only did I discover that they are totally affordable, but she is canadian. That was when I knew that this was meant to be.

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“Kumha” necklace

Using edgy items, like chain and spikes, mixing them with the raw, soft feel that you get from crystal, stones, and beads, Emily Jones knows what she’s doing when she makes these great works of art.  Like what you see? Enter into the rafflecopter below before December 16th to win a Kumha necklace of your own!

Cant wait to own your own piece, or maybe you know someone else who would love new jewelry under the christmas tree. If so, head to her online store and use coupon code ‘WILDROSEBUDS‘ for 20% off your entire purchase. Consider it a little Christmas present from me.

Katie Rose xo

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A SoYoung Love Affair

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I had spotted the amazing SoYoung bags and lunch kits many time in our specialty baby stores here in Halifax, but didn’t really notice them until they were tagged in Barefootblonde.com‘s Amber Fillerup’s Instagram feed. From there, I learned about this awesome Canadian Company, and their handy, thought out and eye catching children’s bags. I needed to have a set for Aubrey.

After scrolling through their many different designs and colors, I decided on the grey Robot. It was not an easy decision. The bags arrived, and at once, I kicked the diaper bag to the curb and started using them as my go-tos for our day to day life. They are wipeable, adjustable, and just plain cool!

Throughout the week, we use just the book bag. Packing it with Aubrey’s extra clothing, specialty items and using the outside pockets for things like soothers, hats and mittens, it comes to daycare with Aubrey each day. On the weekends, we pack the lunch kit with his snacks and sippy cups, attach it to the outside of the bag (so that it doesn’t take up any space but still fits on a little’s back) and head out on our way. When the stroller is used, the toddlers size backpack fits perfectly, with room to spare in the basket below. The straps on the back of the lunch kit are easy to hook up over the push bar and stay still. This is the best for quickly grabbing something to keep him happy and full, because when that boy is hungry, you will know it.

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After almost a full month of ditching the diaper bag for this awesome toddler approved set, I’m nothing but happy and impressed. And I feel like you will too. From now until December 24th, head to SoYoung and use the code below for 20% off your entire purchase (excluding the Charlie diaper bag).

coupon code: WR20

For more details and a closer look at the bag, check back soon for a link to my YouTube Channel and watch my review.

Katie Rose xo

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