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… (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! (more…)


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?  (more…)


Tips for Decorating a Small Condo for Thanksgiving

“I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage”

Erma Bombeck

There are many warranted concerns people have when transitioning into condo life; small living space, loud neighbors, high utility fees, & minimal storage are all GREAT examples of such completely warranted concerns. Being filled with sheer & utter dread that you won’t be able to decorate said “small living space” for the holidays? Yeah… not SO warranted! However this concern was legitimately at the very tip top of my list when Andrei & I signed the lease for our 600sq. foot condo in Toronto. I am obsessed with any & all holidays (although Halloween undoubtedly comes in at number one) & the mere thought that a perfectly carved Jack-O-Lantern or a neutral, rustic Christmas tree would not be within the realm of possibilities was just way too much disappointment to bear. No… this little scenario was simply NOT an option. I therefore made it my MISSION to find pieces that work in small spaces, yet still TOTALLY accomplished that nostalgic, holiday vibe I was so, so SO, craving! First up on the holiday list? Thanksgiving! Enjoy! (more…)


DIY Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Nest

“Why buy it for $7 when you can make it yourself with $92 of craft supplies”

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As some of you may know, Andrei & I recently moved into a condo together, & I have just been having the absolute BEST time in the world decorating & making it feel like our very own little home. BUT as a result of “said decorating activities“… I have undeniably broken the bank in every sense of the word (it was so worth it though)! And because Easter is just around the corner, & also because I have an obsession with all things holidays, I needed to get a little bit creative with the Easter decor situation this year & a recent trip to the cottage completely solved all of my pastel coloured conundrums.  (more…)


Festive Fall Water Infusions

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall”

Oscar Wilde

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a cooking event for LARABARS with Ambrosia & they served the most amazing cinnamon & apple infused water! Like it was beyond, & totally inspired me to try out a few different fall flavoured variations of this quintessential summer refresher! (more…)


How To Throw A Grown-Up Slumber Party

“Keep calm, & put your jammies on”

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To be completely honest here, I was never one to really love the whole slumber party situation. I’m typically more of a “comforts of home” type of gal, but I can TOTALLY appreciate the appeal that these candy-fueled, all-night bingers can have for a group of pre-tween girls! HOWEVER… now that I am a self-proclaimed “mature” adult, I’m so here for this sophisticated version of ladies night in; AKA: an adult slumber party!! I mean, hello… Bachelorette Party Inspo!!!!  (more…)


Summer Swaps – “Better For You” Iced Coffee

“Coffee is a language in itself”

Jackie Chan

I am seriously one of those people that absolutely NEEDS to have their morning coffee on the daily. No coffee = A surefire way to guarantee that my day is spent nursing an endless string of headaches – no, this is not a joke – it’s that bad. I completely understand that this is a wildly unhealthy relationship with coffee… especially when I used to be a “double, double” type of gal. However, I’m slowly starting to make some slight adjustments in the whole caffeine department! Baby steps you guys! My new-found obsession, thanks to this sweltering summer, happens to be a “better for you” version of iced coffee.. of which I’m sharing with all of you today! Enjoy! (more…)


DIY Lemon & Lime Sport Drink

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up”

Babe Ruth

Gatorade has a long withstanding title of being a total staple in the athletic & childhood “sick day” departments. I mean, who else remembers receiving a bottle of Gatorade bedside from their parents during bouts of the cold or flu? Aside from the obvious downside of actually being sick, this ritual was pure bliss – my personal flavour of choice was always orange or lime! However, there’s just one teensy, tiny problem with this little “situation”… Sport Drinks are typically loaded with sugars!! So today I’m sharing this incredible [& healthy], lemon & lime, homemade sport drink with all of you! (more…)


DIY 100% Natural Fruit Juice Popsicles

“Indulge… life is sweet”

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Yes ladies & gents… yet another “basic” DIY Popsicle recipe floating around the inter-web for your tasting pleasures. It was simply just too delicious & pretty looking to pass on the opportunity to give this one a go! Not to mention, who doesn’t love Popsicles?! The nostalgia factor was very real during the creation (& subsequent tasting) of this particular sweet treat! Enjoy 🙂 (more…)