What to do in Cottage Country this Winter

“I’m not going outside, until the temperature is above my age”

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Believe it or not, I actually prefer winter cottaging to summer cottaging… GASP – say it ain’t so?! It is “so” my friends, it is VERY so! Contrary to popular opinion, I find there to be so much MORE to do up North during the winter months in comparison to your quintessential hot “Cottage Season” that us Canucks have grown oh so very fond of – but  honestly, it was literally SO freakin’ hard to narrow the below list down to just 10 winter activities I swear to you! So I challenge you all to switch up your mindset just a little bit & embrace all that winter season up North at the cottage has to offer! You won’t regret it…  Read More


5 Winter Skincare Tips

“I’m sorry for the things I said when it was winter”

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Bomb cyclones & polar vortex’s getting you down? SAMESIES! I’m the first to admit that I love me some cold winters – heck, we’re even getting married in the winter – but I think it’s safe to say that this particular winter season has been a bit of a doozy in terms of freakishly low temperatures. Like seriously freakish. THIS kind of winter possesses the very real potential to wreak unprecedented havoc on our skin of the likes we have never seen before, & lets be real… a chapped face & crusty hands, a la the Night King, is most definitely not a cute look on anyone. So lets go over some basic winter skincare practices shall we? Read More


5 Things to Do Before Attending Wedding Shows

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now”

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To be completely & utterly honest here, I am not the biggest fan of attending Wedding Shows. This year marks the 3rd consecutive year that I have been to Canada’s Bridal Show at the Metro Convention Centre (twice as an MOH & now as the bride) & while I TOTALLY appreciate their purpose & the convenience of having about a bajillion vendors all in one confined space – not to mention, a few killer deals -it is also an extremely overwhelming & intimidating experience! Like very overwhelming. BUT – there are a few tips to keep in mind so that you can get the MOST out of your experience & really focus on snagging yourself quality vendors that you absolutely LOVE & are within your budget!  Read More


Wedding Diaries: How to Create a Wedding Mood Board

“Every picture has a story to tell”

Etsy

Okay so I’m  nearly positive that sharing our Wedding Mood Board publicly is likely breaking about a zillion Bridal superstitions & faux pas’… but YOLO… it’s our [wedding] party & I’ll overexpose it if I want to. I mean it’s not like I’m live-streaming the wedding dress for all of Instagram, Facebook & Twitterverse to see, right?! So I’m fairly certain that showing you a few of my favourite Wedding Pinterest Finds will not affect the future stability & longevity of our engagement/marriage. But I mean, stay tuned… Read More


My Top 10 Memories of 2017

“I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I didn’t become a better person”

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A brand New Year is upon us, filled with the promise of magical new beginnings & all sorts of opportunity to set brand new intentions & accomplish all of these wonderfully amazing new things. For many, the thought of a New Year is exciting. I, for one, could not be filled with more dread & anxiety.. like I could literally vomit all over my keyboard as I write this not going to lie. Why? The 31st of January always, always, always makes me question if I have done or accomplished enough over the past year. Every year I continuously & annoyingly seek out validation from both myself & others leading up to the big night – it is seriously like Clockwork & is honestly just the MOST gruelling of self-loathing practices that I continuously decide to put myself through on an annual basis. Essentially New Years Eve, for lack of a better word, sucks… in my oh so humble opinion 🙂  Read More


DIY Cocktail & Bubbly Bar

“Lets not spend New Year’s Eve trying to figure out where to spend New Year’s Eve”

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The bedazzled invites have been delivered, the sparkly ensembles purchased, & the overly indulgent recipe concoctions have surely been tested. Yes, New Years’ Eve is definitely upon us & when it comes to hosting what is arguably the biggest soiree of the year, there are a few tried-&-true party hacks to help you ring in the New Year in style… sans all the stress! Read More


Eggnog Ice Cream

“I love celebrating the holidays. Sometimes I’ll even put some eggnog in my rum”

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Okay so let’s just be completely honest with one another. Eggnog has, & will always be, the greatest thing that man has ever created over the course of our stint here on planet Earth. It is quite literally what I would imagine consuming dreams & rainbows would be like. Now I can only assume that all of you wholeheartedly accept this statement to be one hundred percent fact, so I therefore took it upon myself to dare to try & make Eggnog even more incredible than it already is. Guys… mission accomplished. This past weekend, Andrei & I made quite possibly the EASIEST Eggnog ice cream EVER. Like even easier than the infamous banana “nice-cream” that has overwhelmingly plagued our Insta feeds for the past two years. Yes… that easy! AND, I mean how perfect for Christmas Dessert right? Read More


Holiday Gift Guide: Experience Gifts

“I searched & searched but you already have the perfect Christmas Gift… ME!”

Ceive

Oh my goodness gracious I literally cannot believe that Christmas is just a few days away. This holiday season flew by WAY TOO FREAKING FAST & at THIS stage in the game I would normally be sweating profusely from every single crevice & orifice of my body because typically I would have barely made a dent in that ever so daunting “Christmas Gift List” of mine. However, the most rare & inconceivable of Christmas Miracles actually happened this year & I finished ALL of my shopping like two weeks ago… TWO WEEKS AGO! BUT for those of you that still have to battle those extraordinarily remorseless mall crowds, I have my very own Christmas Miracle that I am about to selflessly bestow upon all of you today. It is the gift of… “Experience Gifts.”

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Holiday Wrapping Made Easy!

“When you stop believing in Santa you get underwear”

The Wondrous

Something so strangely wonderful & bizarre happened this Christmas Season. Like seriously bizarre. As of two nights ago,  I have officially, officially finished all of my Christmas shopping & wrapped ALL of my Christmas presents. This actually never happens & I SO wish you could all truly appreciate the tremendousness of this situation because it is quite frankly freakin’ unbelievable in my humble opinion; a true Christmas Miracle. All that’s left? The BOWS! Aka the most integral component of any present wrapping situation… I mean it quite literally ties the whole thing together! See what I did there?  Read More


Gift Alert: JORD Watches

“Dear Santa… any chance of grading on a curve?”

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Well folks…. The countdown to Christmas is officially, officially ON! Feeling the heat? Not going to lie, I one hundred and ten percent am. Every single year, I pledge that I will complete all of my Christmas Shopping before December 1st & every single year, without fail, I always manage to absolutely do this NEVER. I’m the one frantically pushing my way through the merciless hordes of panicked mall crowds on December 23rd in utter desperation, whilst attempting to cross off everyone on my list. It’s a horrible, horrible position to be in… yet I do it to myself ALWAYS. However, I think I’ve managed to solve my little Christmas Conundrum this year because – spoiler alert friends & family – I’ve pretty much decided that almost everyone on my list will be receiving a JORD Watch! REJOICE! Read More