Our Weekend & The Canadian Bloggers Home Tour!

Monday, December 5, 2016

First, I had the most wonderful experience shopping online with J. Crew last week.  I desperately wanted to nab the shirt  pictured above, found here (of course there will be a dedicated post coming up), but apparently, so did everyone else and their mother!  Well, the J. Crew customer service honestly went over and beyond, simply because that's what they do!  They tracked one down for me and you guys, I just ordered two more versions of the same top! lol #notjoking

This weekend we finished decorating the tree.  This included me taking a bit of a tumble!  Don't worry, I'm fine, but I can tell you that it would have been a better idea to use the ladder that was beside the tree vs standing on an ottoman, not as stable as I thought it was! lol!  If any of our neighbours saw me fall (because of course I was right in front of the window), I can assure you that they had a good laugh!  Oh man!

The kids took some time to decorate their mini gingerbread houses.  I've always picked up this kit but this year, I regret not buying the regular sized houses.  I'll have to remember that for next year.

Before I go for today, here's a snap of a few of my favourite things!  I honestly can't get enough BITE lipsticks.  I love how smoothly they go on and how they feel like lip balm.  Have you tried them?

candle (c/o) /dog key fob (c/o) /card case (c/o)/ bite lipstick

Be sure to enter the Mrs. Meyer's giveaway if you haven't already!  The prize is pretty sweet!

Have a lovely Monday!  PS Today is the kick off to the Canadian Bloggers Home Tour!  Honestly, these homes are STUNNING!  Here's a collage that showcases all of the participants and below are the links to those who are posting today!  Yours truly will be taking part on Friday!


Mrs. Meyer's is Coming To Canada! And a Giveaway!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

I have to admit that I was pretty excited when I took a peek at the items inside of our BlogPodium swag bags and spotted some Mrs. Meyer's products!  I had heard great things about this line of products that uses essential oils from flowers and herbs and was quite curious to try them out for myself.  Well, as you can probably guess, I quickly understood why BlogPodium attendees were over the moon when they found the hand soaps and dish soaps in their swag bag!

The products' heavenly garden-inspired scents, which are combined with carefully selected synthetic ingredients, have been formulated to help create an aromatherapeutic experience while tackling those pesky household chores.  Because honestly, at the end of the day, those chores need to get done!

I'm crazy excited to share that soon (as in the early New Year soon), these products will be available right here in Canada!  Canadians will be able to choose from cool & crisp basil, to energizing lemon verbena, to calming lavender, to my favourite, honeysuckle!

I love how the scent gently fills the kitchen after someone has washed their hands or the dishes, how my hands aren't terribly dry after washing the dishes by hand, and how you're greeted with a lovely burst of lavender when you walk into the laundry room.  The beauty of Mrs. Meyer's products is that the team has worked tirelessly to find the right ingredients to ensure that you're getting a deep clean, but without all of the harsh chemicals.

Now, we want to spread the love!  One lucky winner is going to win their very own Mrs. Meyer's prize pack!  The giveaway is open to residents of Canada and will close Thursday, Dec 8th at 11:59pm EST.  Follow the steps below to enter and good luck!  In the meantime, be sure to follow the hashtag #MrsMeyersCA for the latest news and details about when and where the line will be sold in the early New Year!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Mrs. Meyer's kindly provided me with their products for this post.  All opinions are my own and have not been influenced in any which way.

Casual & Quiet Weekends

Monday, November 28, 2016

You guys, we honestly had the most wonderful weekend.  For the first time in I don't know how long, we had nothing to do. Nothing.to.do.  Of course, we did have errands to run and some work to get done around the house, but we didn't have a pressing agenda and it was so lovely!

We enjoyed some great temps this weekend as well.  Light jackets, or heavy sweaters with a scarf is all we needed to run errands.  I'm pretty much most comfortable in jeans, as you can probably tell from all of my #ootds, but what can I say?!  Just love my denim.  I also love a good hat for those days when you just don't feel like doing your hair (ha! truth!) or when you want to add a touch of personality to an outfit.

Though I'm slightly sad that the weekend is over, I am excited to share that I have some fantastic posts lined up for the next week and a bit, so be sure to check back!



A Cinnamon Roll A Day

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Well okay, maybe not, but wouldn't that be nice?!

I've posted about our love for cinnamon rolls before, but this weekend, I shared a photo on Instagram and a few people asked for the recipe.  I've recently tried a new recipe and love it, so here you go!  This is the recipe that I've been using lately and I tell ya that it's pretty hard to resist the urge to have more than one cinnamon roll at a time!  I like to rub butter onto the bottom of the pan, then I sprinkle some brown sugar and top that with a little corn syrup for extra stickiness before setting the rolls into the pan to rise & bake.

If you've ever thought of making cinnamon rolls, but feared that they are too difficult, I assure you that they are much easier to make than you may think!  I definitely urge you to give this recipe a try!



Because I Love A Great Deal!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Truth be told, I didn't intend on posting today, but while checking out a few websites I realized that there are some great deals out there, so I wanted to share!

These are items that I either currently have or that are sitting in my online shopping cart right now!  I have to say that the top from J. Crew (no. 5) is one that I keep going back to every 2.5 seconds!  Honestly, the plaid and style is absolutely phenomenal!

1. Cape with removable faux-fur collar (50% off)
2. Eve satchel (40% off starting tomorrow)
3. Lace peplum top (40% off)
4. Fitted boyfriend dobby shirt (50% off)
5. Edie top in Stewart plaid (40% off)
6. Ruffle long sleeve top (50% off)
7. Mira plaid flats (40%-50% off)
8. Cable knit mock sweater (50% off)
9. Super soft plaid scarf (40% off in store only)



Eve Cork - A Modern Handbag With A Classic Touch

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I was recently introduced to one of the loveliest companies, Eve.  Eve is a company that prides itself in creating a line of eco-friendly cork handbags as well as fashion accessories such as phone cases.  Their accessories are ethically made in Portugal and sustainability is a large part of who they are and what they stand for.

Each piece in their incredible collection is handmade with care and has been designed for the modern lifestyle but are most certainly timeless.  After scrolling through their handbag section, the Cappa tote caught my eye time and time again. I love the rounded top, it's size (I'm not known for my ability to travel lightly!) and the fact that it has both handles as well as a strap (hello multifunctional piece!).  The light coloured cork with contrasting trim is the perfect pairing.

This is the first time that I had ever seen a handbag made of cork!  I was so surprised by how lightweight the purse was and how beautiful it's unique look is!

Eve isn't only about creating gorgeous pieces, they are also about putting the environment first, not only by how they harvest their cork, but also in how they run their business.

It's inspiring to read about wonderful companies, such as this one, and it's an honour to have been able to see and use one of the Eve handbags firsthand.  I have to be honest, the Itza Satchel also had me stopping in my tracks, as did the Cappa clutch!

Hop on over to the Eve site to see their stunning collection and to see the wide array of colours that they have in store!  From vibrant oranges (beautifully died to colour using natural vegetable dyes) to matte blacks, there's something for everyone!

Annnnnd, I'll let you in on a little secret!  Eve is prepping for a massive Black Friday sale!  Ready for this?!  They are offering 40% off sitewide!  I know!  You can view their entire collection here.


Eve kindly provided me with the Cappa tote (my choice) all opinions are however my own and have not been influenced.

A Sweet Every Day Cape & Versatile Saddle Purse

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

cape (c/o), shoes (old), jeans (c/o), turtle neck (Gap Factory), purse (c/o), watch

I've been secretly wanting to add a cape to my closet for some time now....like a few years!  I'm quickly becoming a huge fan of a wardrobe that truly expresses my style and so I decided that it was long overdue that I began my search for the perfect cape!

Enter this beauty from Talbots.  Honestly, it completely fits the bill!  I'm surprised by how warm it is too, I just assumed that because the sleeves were open that it would allow a constant draft, but I was pleasantly  surprised to learn that that wasn't the case!  I'm sure that I can wear it much longer than I originally thought I could.  I've paired it with heels, but I'm quite positive that it would look fantastic with a pair of runners, flats and especially love that the faux-fur collar is removable.

The saddle purse from Indigo is the perfect finishing touch to the outfit.  It's available in an array of colours and has an adjustable strap, which means you can wear it on your shoulder, or cross body.  It can easily be dressed up or down and can most certainly go from day to night.  Love multifunctional pieces!



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