Moms are awesome.  They raise us, pick us up when we’re down, and support us in ways that only moms can.  Local charity Cause We Care knows this, and wants to lend a helping hand to single mothers and their kids in need this Mother’s Day.

Cause We Care has teamed up with Aritzia and Blue Ruby to offer a stylish way to support moms:

1) Blue Ruby handcrafted bracelets ($20-$75) – 100% of the proceeds go to supporting programs and initiatives such as after-school care, single mother workshops, and emergency funding for single mothers in need.

2) La Notte Tees ($17.50-$35) – Available at select Aritzia stores and online, proceeds from these graphic-driven t-shirts help support the YWCA Cause We Care House.

Road Trip!

I recently took a road trip down to Washington state to check out the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it;  I saw tulips in colours that looked almost edible. This was actually our second time visiting because we didn’t quite make it the first time.  Lesson? Go on a weekday because you’ll be in traffic for literally hours if you try to visit on a weekend.

It started out as a cloudy day, and started raining as we were milling about the candy-coloured tulips. Armed with rubber boots and my new favourite denim jacket (I’ve been looking for one since last summer), we continued to tiptoe through the tulips.  The rain quickly disappeared and it turned into a great opportunity to flex my photographer muscles, proving that every cloud really does have a silver lining.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAT-Shirt: Aritzia La Notte Marcello c/o Cause We Care | Bracelets: Blue Ruby c/o Cause We Care |
| Jeans: Rag & Bone – similar here | Denim Jacket: Mavi Samantha c/o Bootlegger |
| Rubber Boots: Bitten by Sarah Jessica Parker (discontinued) | Circle Scarf: homemade |
| Earrings: c/o Crème de la Crème | Purse: Mackage Raffie Tote |