Week in Review

Friday, November 17, 2017

This has been a super busy week and next week will be just as busy!  I'm not complaining, but if you see me and I look as though I have a million and one things on my mind, it's because I do! ha!

I'm crazy excited to be finalizing the details of a project that I've been wanting to tackle for quite some time now.  It's going to be SO good you guys, so good!

these shoes are everything and more!

Incase you missed it, I posted some of my favourite pieces from Talbot's holiday collection.  You can find the post here.  I also mentioned a fun contest that they are holding.  They're asking you to share your favourite holiday moment for a chance to win an exclusive Talbots gift box!  You can find more details about the contest here (sadly it's not open to residents of Canada).

I was walking through the store the other day and the cover of Magnolia's winter issue literally stopped me in my tracks!  I may have even gasped out loud.  Have you seen it?!  Joanna looks absolutely stunning and the location couldn't have been any more perfect!

A few favourite links:

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!


Festive Cheer!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


A few weeks ago I had a chance to preview Talbot's Holiday Collection.  I immediately fell in love with nearly all of the pieces!  The perfectly curated collection has so many beautiful festive options!  Today I'm featuring a few of those favourites, seen above.

I think a plaid top should be a staple in everyone's closet during the holiday season!  It just screams festive cheer!  You know I love my denim and these leggings are honestly one of the comfiest pairs of jeans I've ever owned!  The waist sits a little higher and the length is absolutely perfect (I went with petite).  I love dressing jeans up and down.  A classic pair of heels (with the sweetest bow detail on the back) is the perfect way to do just that!  Speaking of heels, I've never slipped my feet into a more comfortable pair! 

You truly can't ever go wrong with a grey wool coat - as it pretty much goes with everything, making it incredibly versatile in that it can easily be dressed up or down.  I can't tell you enough how thankful I am that there are petite sizes available.  The arm length of this coat is absolutely perfect, hitting right at my wrist, which I love love love!

I also wanted to share a fun campaign that Talbots is currently holding.  They asked me to share my favourite moment as part of their "Share The Moments" campaign!  I shared my one of my favourite holiday moments on Instagram, you can find the post here!

Before I go, here are a few more favourites from their holiday collection!  You can also view all of the new arrivals here!

Have a wonderful Tuesday, friends!


Talbots kindly provided me with the pieces worn in the post, all opinions are my own.

Week In Review

Friday, October 27, 2017

Our weekend starts today, as the kids don't have any school.  This calls for a trip to Costco (I get ridiculously excited to visit Costco, call me weird, but it's true!).  We also have a teenager who is eager to find the perfect pair of khaki joggers, so I feel a trip to the mall coming on too.

I've had a fun time refreshing a few spaces in the house over the past couple of weeks.  It feels great to finally tackle projects that I've been talking about for years!  Incase you missed it, I shared a post featuring the new wall colour in the family room.  So happy with how this space feels!

A few other updates include new artwork in the living room and dining room (you can read a story about how I almost missed out on both here):

In other news, I'm currently craving all things comfy cozy, including outfits.  I can't wait to wrap myself up in this Erinn cardigan all winter!

And you guys, clementines are in store...does that mean I can start decorating for the holidays?!  I kid lol!

This week was a fun one on the inter web and social!  Lots of people creating beautiful things and spaces.  Here are a few that caught my eye:

In other news, I had a chance to see Talbots' upcoming winter collection and oh.my.goodness you guys, it's everything!  Absolutely everything.  Can't wait for it to go live on their site!

Have a great weekend!


Family Room Refresh

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Happy Wednesday!

Last week I took some time to refresh our family room.  It started with painting over the dark grey that used to be above the chair rail.  That colour had been bugging me for a few years now, I just found it to be too dark, despite being a lover of the colour grey!  Having just finished painting the living room, and seeing how much of a difference a fresh coat of paint can have on a space, I knew that this was exactly what our family room needed.

So after humming and hawing over a bunch of different options, from navy blue, to antique green, to somewhere in between, I decided to go with "Mushroom" from Canadian Tire's Premier Paint Collection.  I'm SO happy with how the colour looks!  It's still a "grey" but it's so much better!

To finish off this portion of the refresh, I bought some new artwork (the blue print beside the white chair) from HomeSense and downloaded some free printables from Lucy's incredible blog.  A couple of new pillows from Sarah Richardson's shop and a cozy blanket from HomeSense round up the purchases that I made for this space.  The other art pieces  are recycled from around the house!

Here's how the room looks now!

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green marble Sarah Richardson pillows

The next step is to buy a new couch which I'm really excited about.  I'm planning on going with a light coloured fabric.  I also bought some new fabric for the kitchen chairs, to lighten that space.  I still want to brighten the family room up a bit more, so I'll be working on ways to do that in the next week or so.

Have a great day!



The Perfect Floral Bouquet for Any Occasion!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I will forever have a weakness for is a gorgeous flower arrangement.  There is something about the way that a floral arrangement can add a touch of gorgeousness and beauty to a space.  And though I absolutely love fresh blooms, one of my strengths is not flower arranging.  No matter how hard I try, I can't seem to put together an arrangement the way I'd love for it to look.

This post is kindly sponsored by FTD, all opinions are my own

Needless to say, I truly appreciate the talent and eye that goes into creating a breathtaking floral bouquet.  So when FTD approached me for this campaign, I knew immediately that I would love to work together!  Even knowing that the delivery was coming, I couldn't help but to smile when the bouquet arrived at my doorstep.  I can only imagine how happy it would make an unsuspecting recipient!

This is so important to me, knowing that I can easily send something so beautiful to family and friends!  We don't live in the same city as our family members, in fact, they are all spread out across the country.  The ability to send a meaningful gift that will put a smile on their face or let them know that we are thinking of them is absolutely priceless!  To me, there is no better gift to send to those we love to celebrate milestones, achievements, birthdays and just to say hello than a floral arrangement that has been beautifully created and delivered by a local florist!

The selection at FTD is abundant, ensuring that there is a little something for every taste and every occasion.  You not only have the option to choose a floral arrangement from their various categories, but you can also add a personalized note and the size of the arrangement.

The stunning arrangement that I selected is just one example of the gorgeousness that can be created on your behalf by a local florist.  Not only does the arrangement arrive fresh, but it also arrives in a vase, which is absolutely amazing! All you recipient has to do is place the bouquet in a desired location.  I love love love that!  How many times do you get home and wonder which vase to use and how much to trim off of the bottom of your flowers?  Me: all.the.time!

I have no doubt that I will be relying on FTD Flowers in the future to send to family and friends for special occasions, be it a birthday or a simple warm "hello" and of course, the upcoming holidays.  When sending an arrangement to a recipient, I want to take into consideration what their taste is.  Do they love carnations?  Roses?  Perhaps orchids?  Do they prefer pastels or maybe jewel tones?  Ensuring that you're really taking the time to think about the colours and personal taste of the recipient will make the gift even that more touching!

Which floral arrangement do you love the most?  Do you have a favourite flower?  One that you always tend to gravitate towards?


This post has been sponsored by FTD, all opinions are my own

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