frequently asked questions
How do I shop your Instagram feed?
You can visit my SHOP page where I link all my current favourites!
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Where are your eyeglasses from?
I love my glasses and love accessorizing and changing up with look with different pairs! I get mine from Clearly.ca.
What is your workout routine?
LOL that is something I’m trying to work on… I don’t really have one right now! I love getting out for daily walks with the kids and Nacho and Peaches but I’m hoping now that I’m feeling more like myself after having Annie I’ll get into a more consistent routine. Between filming, the blog, traveling and being a mom of two, it’s been a challenge to find time in my crazy schedule! You can read more about my fitness journey here.
What is your makeup routine?
I have my lovely makeup artist Kaitlin for big shoots and filming, but for my everyday look I like to keep things quick, simple and fresh. I’m transitioning to cruelty-free makeup products, and you can find my current makeup routine vlog here.
What was your experience like on The Bachelor & The Bachelorette?
AMAZING! I’m so thankful for that time in my life because it led me to SO many opportunities and helped shape me into who I am today. I’m so happy that things didn’t ‘work out’ for me in the love department because I met my amazing fiancé and father to my two babes, Justin (almost seven years ago now!). For more secrets and juice on my time on the show, you can watch my ‘Ask Jilly Anything: The Bachelorette’ here!
Who is your fiance and how did you meet?
I get asked this a LOT! Justin is a man of many talents - he owns a boat-detailing company called Scrub Captain, is a former pro-snowboarder, and a project manager for a development company. He absolutely LOVES working on our yard (if you follow me on Instagram you know what I mean). He also loves golfing and spending time working on his truck. You can read more about Justin here, and you can see more about how we met here.
Are you vegan?
We are not vegan, but we are a mostly plant-based household! We have reduced our animal product consumption by about 95% and are always trying to find alternatives to our favourite foods. Here's a little bit about that journey...
What are your tips for introducing plant-based foods into your diet?
There are so many amazing plant-based options that can be found at most big grocery stores nowadays! Whether it’s replacing the cream in your coffee with a soy creamer, subbing butter for a dairy-free spread, or replacing ground beef with mushrooms in your favourite pasta sauce, making small changes can make a huge difference. I’m certainly not perfect in this area and still have so much to learn, but it’s a topic that I’m extremely passionate about and something that’s close to my heart, so I’m always striving to do my best to find alternatives. I am not your typical plant-based advocate… I don’t want any freaking chickpeas replacing my bacon!!! I absolutely LOVE the taste of meat, cheese and dairy, so if the hot dog girl can do it, anyone can!! You can find more of my tips here.
How do I find the details and products from your home renovation?
You can find ALL the details of our renovation here. And you can shop all my home decor here.
How do you keep your sheets so white?
Probably my most frequently asked question!! The answer is for the most part… we don’t! We have a two boxers named Nacho and Peaches, and while they are pretty ‘clean’ dogs and don’t shed, they definitely love to rub their dirty paws on my beautiful white bedding when they snuggle into bed at night LOL… we wash our sheets and duvet cover every week (with bleach!), and if you’re seeing crisp, smooth, and clean sheets on my Instagram feed there is a high likelihood I used a little app called FaceTune to get rid of those muddy paw prints ;)
What are your favourite baby items?
I love supporting small mom & pop shops that are busting their butts to make AMAZING, quality baby items!
You can find my list of must-have baby items here. My list of favourite Canadian baby brands here.
How do you edit your photos for Instagram?
Great question! We filmed a vlog that shows you exactly how I get my Instagram photos bright and airy! You can purchase my Lightroom Presets and have bright and airy photos too!