Mommycon and Westcoast Kids in Vancouver...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This past week I traveled to Vancouver, Canada to talk about gear and first year essentials on behalf of the ultimate baby store Westcoast Kids.

I took the day before Mommycon to stop by the Westcoast Kids Main St. location. I had been in this store a few times and just when you think they couldn't get better or carry more awesome stuff they do! The gear selection is amazing and the amount of basics, gifts and specialty products is huge!

Westcoast Kids is known for carrying many exclusives in Canada. Like the Stokke Athleisure stroller, Babyzen Ginger color packs, Incy Interiors rose gold crib and beds and much more!

The layout of the store is perfect. I love seeing cribs and gear set up in an accessible and organized way. You can sit in the nursery chairs to try them out and walk through with enough space pushing a stroller.

Beautiful displays and unique items are around every corner.

The shoe and accessory room was Apple's favorite, Of course we had to buy some new sandals and the sweetest furry hair clips.

At Mommycon I picked my favorite things from Westcoast Kids to showcase and talk about.

Strollers included BOB, Maclaren, Stokke, Bugaboo, Uppa Baby and Babyzen.

I met fabulous moms who were as passionate about baby gear as I am.

Meet Xza the woman behind Mommycon.

All in all it was a fabulous couple days. I got to enjoy myself playing with and talking about all things baby.

I linked below a few of my top picks at Westcoast Kids.

Carmen and family travels summer 2017...

Friday, July 14, 2017

We are going on an adventure!

I am packing up the kids, Babyzen Yoyo, Apple's Kabrita milk and my Britax car seats for a trip to Canada! All the important things! haha

We are going to escape the heat of Palm Springs for a few weeks. 

First stop! Seattle
Wednesday, July 19th I plan to do a meet and greet! I am thinking a nice casual spot like Elliott's at Pier 56. It is my favorite place to go for happy hour when I'm in Seattle! Don't judge me when I eat 3 dozen oysters! (I'll be there 2pm-4:00)

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Next we will be travelling to Vancouver. 
Our meet up will be at Brioche at 2:30 pm Thursday July 20th.  Additionally, I will be stopping by Westcoast Kids on Friday July 21 in the afternoon (1:30pm to 2:30) . It will be a great opportunity to talk baby gear one on one or meet Apple if you can't make it to the meet up on Thursday. I will be working with Westcoast Kids for Mommycon coming up the very next day.

RSVP below 

July 22
I am full of nerves! I feel like I will forget all the information I ever knew about babies, gear, breastfeeding, my name, everything!!
Westcoast Kids and Carmen the Modern Mom will present during the Mommycon conference. I also have a BIG surprise with a partner of Mommycon... all I can hint is Apple.
USE code Carmen5 to SAVE 5.00 off your ticket!

Onwards to the Okanagan Valley!
I will be taking a couple personal days to enjoy with my friends and to see my brother and his family.
July 25th I plan to do a casual meet up at The Salted Brick downtown Kelowna. I will be there with Kurt and the kids 2:30pm-4:30 ... of course packing gifts!

RSVP below 

Next stop the Kootenay's!
July 26th we carry on to Kaslo. This is where I will be posting magical Canadian photos of me looking so relaxed! I will be in Nelson a day so give me a shout out if you are in that area (since I am packing gifts for mamas!) and the rest of the time I will be in Kaslo with my husbands family. I can not wait to see my sister in-law and for my nieces to meet their girly cousin.

Making the trek back to Seattle.
July 30th we will be adventuring through wine country. Stopping over in Osoyoos for a night before returning to Seattle. I will be showing a couple of my favorite wineries along the way.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles..
Taking the train from Seattle to Vancouver and Flying off to Regina August 1.
I will confirm the meet up location and dates in Regina prior to the trip. This will be my goodbyes to my home I knew all my life. My Papa passed away while we were building the restaurant and now his home has sold. I will be collecting belongings, trying to take in all the memories I can and probably be crying often. The end of my trip will be snapshots of my life and reminding Kingsley and Kaeden of Papa so they won't forget who he is. 

After weeks away we will be travelling back to Palm Springs August 5.

I hope you all will enjoy following us! I plan to do videos for Youtube, lots of beautiful photos, and to show you how you can travel with kids.

I will be using my car seat on the airplane and will also show the Babyzen stroller folded up as a carry on. 

Fun prizes and giveaways for followers online and in person meet ups! There will be grand prizes like a Babyzen Yoyo stroller, Dockatot, Diaper bags from Ju-Ju-Be and MORE!!!

Choto Baby - Glamourmom, Moby Wrap, Posh N Plush, L'Oved Baby
Britax seats are so easy to install! The new click tight makes it simple for rental cars.

The new Dockatot La Vie En Rose print...

Monday, July 10, 2017

As everyone knows we are BIG.. no HUGE Dockatot fans!!

We couldn't be more excited when the La Vie En Rose print was shown to us at the latest baby trade show. Well actually I did get more excited when we were so lucky to receive a preview in hand!

Dockatot is releasing this print and 6 more new patterns coming this October.

If you are pregnant and needing a Dockatot before the print comes out don't worry because they will be selling the covers additionally.

Apple is laying in the grand size.

Close up of the La Vie En Rose print.

Sitting pretty.

As always Dockatot to the rescue with our tired girl!


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