Loving Lately 04.12.15


So there’s a lot of exciting-ness going on this week!! First.. the big reveal for Her Balanced Life! The new blog is live and I really really really love it!! I worked with pipdig (a UK based web design company that was also used by Victoria of inthefrow.com). To make a long story short, I’m self-hosted now and the theme was designed by Pipdig. They also were so incredibly helpful in transferring all my blog data over.. but I am no techy or techwiz so if there’s a few bumps going forward for the next few days please forgive me! And pleeeeease tell me what you all think!! This is the grandeeeee relaunch and hopedully one of the last (I’m always changing, embracing change.. shoulda been a chameleon, ya know?) at least for a while.

Ok so now that I’ve eagerly shared my excitement for my new (incredible) bloggggy, I am just going to share the winner of the $100 Oshawa Centre giftcard and then we’ll get into some loves of the week!

I posted a video announcing the winner on snapchat (user: BalancedKate) because I don’t love posting videos on Instagram.. and also announced the winner’s name on Instagram – So congrats to Greg!   Have fun shopping at the new OC!

Now.. Loving Lately:

My Blog
Ok, maybe some of your saw that coming.. but seriously! It’s a big deal, new design, completely different feel. I am loooovvvvvving it. Really! (Thanks team Pipdig 😉

Kate Spade Day Planner
It’s been… almost never since I had a physical day planner, an actual book to keep track of things in.. but I’m loving it. The Kate Spade planners were on sale online at Chapters-Indigo for 40% off plus another 10% off if you paid with visa (score!) so I got myself one and I’m not looking back. It’s been the most insanely helpful thing ever. (ps. it’s still on sale! so click the link I provided to check it out).


Sparkles and Glitter
So I’m a girl and I love girly things. And let’s be honest, is there anything more girly than glitter? And sparkles.

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Tweet’n on Twitter
So, recently the data on my phone got disconnected.. because I obsessively overused my data for the month… I hid my face in shame for like 5 seconds before compulsively trying to find wifi to get my Instagram fix. Nothing. sooo… I used my old butt computer (you know.. the thing with the big screen, little mouse and a detatched keyboard that all sits on this piece of furniture called a desk.. yea that) and took to twitter for the day. I have to say I found out a lot more about what was going on that day than any other day.. the access to information is so instantaneous and immediate its crazy. Anyways I followed a bunch new bloggy-friends and tweeted away. So.. come find me @HerBalancedLife

Home Office Décor
I’m trying to make our current ‘home office’ room more.. home-y and office like.. so I’ve started a new pin-board to get some inspo and I’m loving the lights and brights! Let’s hope all this planning leads to this as my full-time ‘desk’ job. Come on blogging career!


For some reason I got inspired to try making a few, low sugar, healthier cocktails! I was recently invited on one of the funnest winery tours ever and after sampling a good amount of wine suddenly became a world famous bartender with cocktail making skills (ok, that part isn’t true.. but it sounds good). So I purchased some wines and plan on posting a few cocktail recipes in the coming month or so! It’s perfect timing, with all the time off during holidays it tends to be when people get together so why not entertain with fun drinks and great food!


Healthy Hot Chocolate
(surprise!) It’s my recipe 🙂 but it’s a winner, especially in the winter! Filled with nutrient rich cacao, you’ll want to make this over and over.


(Faux) Fur Vests
Yes. It’s time. I picked one up during my adventures at the OC and loooveeee it. I love it. It was on major sale at Aritzia, and normally I wouldn’t buy something like this or wear it public ever, but it’s really really cozy and warm and such fun!


Positive Vibes



There you have it loves, it was wonderful catching up with week. Until next time, stay balanced 😉

xx HBL



  1. December 4, 2015 / 9:56 am

    I love the Kate Spade planners! As soon as my current planner is over, I am going straight to Kate Spade and buying one. I love Kate Spade’s minimalist design. Your home office looks so cute! Overall, a great post- I really enjoyed it!! 🙂

    • Kate
      December 4, 2015 / 12:07 pm

      The planner is so amazing! I’m totally in love already and using it to the fullest 🙂 Thanks for your kind words Katie! 🙂

  2. December 4, 2015 / 9:22 am

    Love the redesign! I’m due for a change too, love yours!

    • Kate
      December 4, 2015 / 12:06 pm

      oh thanks Gigi!! 🙂 Pipdig did a really amazing job, I’m so happy 🙂

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