Monday, September 8, 2014

Braid It....To the Side.

It's funny, I'm beginning to really notice that I'm not very adventurous when it comes to how I style my hair or when choosing outfits.  It doesn't really bother me, for the most part, but there are times when I do think "why haven't I ever tried that".

Enter the side-braid.  I know the side-braid isn't anything new, but I never even thought of trying this hairstyle.  Perhaps it's because my hair was never long enough, but for whatever reason, I'd never considered it as a option when doing my locks.

Then I spotted Holly's gorgeous side-braid and then Kelsea's, and that was it, I had to give it a try.

My locks aren't nearly as long as theirs, but oh-my-goodness, this is 100000% going to be my new didn't-wash-my-hair/curls-not-working-with-me/no-time-to-do-my-hair, do!

So, do you rock the side-braid?  I'm guessing yes, but give it to me anyhow by leaving a comment below!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

BlogPodium 2014 - What I'm Looking Forward To

I can hardly believe that BlogPodium is next week!  This will be my second time attending Canada's only conference for Design and Lifestyle Bloggers.  I'm so excited to be back in Toronto for this wonderful, inspiring and super fun conference....I can't wait!  I just hope that these allergy eyes are a thing of the past by then! ha!

The tentative schedule is looking mighty fine and I'm pretty sure I know which seminars I'd like to attend, but who knows what will end up happening the day of!  I'm so so so looking forward to meeting new friends and reuniting with some of the amazing ladies that I've already met.

I'm also really really really looking forward to listening to the Keynote Panel speak.  Just look at the amazing trio:

Scott McGillivray, Monika Hibbs and BlogPodium's Co-Founder, Jennifer Flores.  I mean, seriously, that is a whole lot of talent!  I have no doubt that these three along with the absolutely hilarious moderator, Leigh-Ann Perrault, will have the room completely inspired and ready to tackle any blogging dream(s) they have once they are done speaking.

Of course, I am taking full advantage of being back in the big city!  I hope to get in some shopping, some meetings and some sight seeing.  Always fun visiting Toronto!

Are you going?


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Go To Outfits and Backyard Ponds

Hey friends and hey September! Say what?! Oh man, this summer flew by didn't it?

Sorry for going MIA.  Last week was a doozy, and I needed the time away.  Thankfully things are getting back on track and there's quite a bit to look forward to this month.  Including, BlogPodium!  Goodness, I can hardly believe that it's next weekend!  More on that later.  Are you going?

For today, a little recap of what's been happening here!

summer fashion on repeat. Gap tee, and American Eagle shorts, always.

working isn't so bad when you have a hot cup of coffee and homemade apple crisp!

hoping for at least one more beach day so that I can wear my new Triangl swimsuit!

quiet time in this room will never get old. well.......

now that we have a small pond in our backyard, living room moments may now become backyard, sitting by the pond moments. I love love love the sound of the water falling down the rocks.

Thanks for putting up with my infrequent and all over the place posts this month, friends.  Getting back on track in September.  Exciting stuff!

How was your Labour Day weekend?  Did you shop?  Go to the cottage?  Hang out with family & friends?


Friday, August 22, 2014

Pretty Friday: Fashion Envy

I'm slightly obsessed with this outfit worn by the gorgeous Stephanie.  It's pretty much perfect and my ideal outfit.  I am a huge fan of a great pair of jeans paired with a fab tee and heels.  The jacket just finishes the look off perfectly.

I can hardly believe that we are nearing the end of summer vacation.  The beginning of September is going to be a busy one for sure with back to school and some new exciting things for me on the blog front.  Whoop!

Have a lovely weekend friends!


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Canadian Bloggers Home Tour!

Hey friends!

I'm super excited about today's post for a number of reasons!

A few weeks ago, Christina from The DIY Mommy and Shannon from AKA Design contacted me to ask if I would like to participate in their first ever Canadian Bloggers Home Tour, which I gladly accepted.  So what you have is a group of Canadian Bloggers who have opened up their homes for you to view!  There will be tours throughout this entire week, each day will feature a group of different bloggers, today is my day! (you can find a list of the bloggers participating at the end of this post)

Now I'm even more excited because today, I'm not only sharing a tour, but I'm also revealing our family room, which I just recently finished!  Giddy up!  There are a few pieces missing, but it's 99.9% done. Phew!

Here you go:

still searching for the perfect piece to place above the fireplace. stay tuned!

Living Room:

Dining Room:


Master Bedroom:

Kids Bath/Upstairs Hallway:

My Workspace/Reading Nook:

Here's a list of the rest of the participants!  Be sure to check them out!