Our #RedAndWhite Patio for Canada's 150th Birthday!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

You guys, today is the last day of school for the kids!  Though I can hardly believe it, we are all ready and eager for summer holidays to start!  We don't have any concrete plans, but we hope to make it to a Jays game or two, visit Niagara Falls with the kids for the first time (!!!!) and of course, we intend to spend as much time at the beach as possible!

But first, this Saturday is our Nation's 150th birthday!  We are excited to celebrate this incredibly beautiful country that we get to call home!  We decked out the patio in red and white for the big day and it looks so very festive!  Since I don't typically decorate with these two colours, it really does feel super special.

For us, Canada Day is all about hanging out with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors as much as possible if weather permits.  Finger foods, bbq dinner, delicious treats and lots of beverages are always on hand.  Something extra special this year are the red and white lights hanging from the fence.  These lights were gifted from Canadian Tire as part of their #RedAndWhite campaign (thank you CT!!!) and are available in store.  I am more than proud to hang these lights and to turn them on so that our patio can #ShineBright this Canada Day!

How do you love to celebrate Canada Day?  Do you have any plans for Canada's 150th?!  Be sure to share photos of what you're up to on social using the hashtag #RedAndWhite so that everyone can see!

Have a wonderful Canada Day, friends!


Rows of Lavender

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Our family had the opportunity to hop on a flight that took us to a few different States and Provinces.  We were pretty excited to visit cities for the first time and to get away for a few days.

The tricky things about travelling to various States and Provinces in one trip is knowing what to pack!  I think it's the first time that I've been thankful for my relatively neutral wardrobe, it made it easy to pair outfits, since the weather was completely different everywhere we went!

I think I've spoken about my love for Gap's shorts before, they pair so easily with a variety of tops, dressy or casual and are super comfy.  I'm wearing the Edie top from J. Crew, which sold out so very quickly.  Unfortunately it's no longer available, but I've linked to a few other favourite tops below that would give you the same overall look!

Back to the grind today and I shall be relying very heavily on coffee!


Weekend Reads & Sales!

Friday, June 23, 2017

We are officially heading into our last week of school after this weekend!  Hello summer vacay!  Speaking of which, I hope that you enjoyed a wonderful first day of summer!

 Canada Day decor kindly provided by HomeSense (and is still available in store), all opinions are my own

We are slowly beginning to prep for Canada's big 150th birthday!  I decorated the family room for a fun Canadiana inspired games night!  How cute are those pillow and the pouf?!  All from HomeSense, the game too!

Here's this week's list!

Not reading material, but you guys, this dress was in my online cart for weeks!  It's now on sale and even better, it's an extra 50% off the sale price!  It's such a gorgeous dress!

This photo by Jen gave me all the feels!  Perfectly cozy!

Loving this bubble ponytail tutorial!

The Duchess of Cambridge wore the most gorgeous dress!

Gosh, Jordana's home is SO beautiful!

Great gallery wall tips!

Immediately wanting to add all things polka dot to my wardrobe!

Take a moment to fully take in this ORC beauty!

Speaking of summer, since it's officially here, it's time to make some delicious bevvies!

I could seriously live in this dress all summer!

The cami from this post is now on sale for $45!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Day and Night

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Choosing versatile pieces has always been something that I've been conscious of when shopping for clothing.  I love tops that can be worn both day and night, dressed up or down.  I'm a jeans girl, through and through.  99.9% of the time, I will be seen wearing jeans!  By choosing tops that are slightly dressier, but that can still be worn with jeans and then paired with flats or heels, allows me to easily dress up an otherwise casual outfit.  This top is perfect for summer and will also look great layered under a gorgeous cardigan or sweater (peeking out beneath).  The racerback detail adds interest and I love that it's not fitted.

For this post, I decided styled this outfit two ways, but the only thing I changed were my shoes!  I love seeing how an outfit can totally work for both day and night!

I've worn these jeans a lot for outfit shots, just goes to show how much I love them, especially for spring and summer thanks to the ankle cut!


The Summer Dress

Monday, June 19, 2017

I bought this dress last summer at Old Navy.  I can't even tell you how excited I was to see that they are once again carrying it this year.  It's absolutely perfect for those hot summer days (that we were treated to this past weekend!).  It's also available in a variety of colours and prints!  I've linked to a few below!  Plus, you can't be the price!

I honestly wear these Sperry shoes all.of.the.time.  They are probably my favourite shoes right now due to their versatility and comfort.  I'm thinking I'd like to add a blue pair to my closet!

This weekend, we rode our bikes on a beautiful path along the water, enjoying the cool breeze from the water and later, we indulged in some delicious ice cream treats!

I hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend!



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