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…)


DIY Eco-Friendly Wedding Decor

“Every girl has her best friend, boyfriend, and true love. But you’re really lucky if they’re all the same person”

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Ever since oh so hesitantly activating my Pinterest account a couple of years ago, I admittedly have become a bit of a self-proclaimed “DIY demon”. Not that I have, or will, ever reach a “Martha Stewart” level of craftiness, I have undoubtedly developed quite the penchant for all things involving glue guns. So with wedding season upon us, I thought it would be more than appropriate to share three, insanely adorable Eco-friendly, DIY crafts that are perfect for the Big Day! (more…)


Making it Happen: DIY Vision Boards

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”

Winston Churchill

Adult crafting, colouring & scrap-booking seem to be all anyone can talk about these days…. & I am positively LOVING it! Besides the fact that this new trend presents the most perfect opportunity to embrace my inner child, all of these activities can be extremely therapeutic!!! At least they have been para MOI! However there’s one trend that’s always intrigued me, yet I’ve never actually tried… vision boards! I’m generally more of a visual person so I love the idea that vision boards transform your goals into an actual, tangible “entity”! Here’s a quick peak into my 2016 vision board & how you can make your very own! (more…)


Roundup: Eco-Friendly Christmas Decor

“Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la!”

John Ceiriog Hughes

This weekend I channeled my inner Martha Stewart in a MAJOR way & made some ridiculously cute Eco-friendly Christmas decor! With a glass of vino in one hand & glue gun in the other (please don’t try that at home), I crafted my way through what my university self would have surely described as an incredibly dull Saturday evening… however “mature” me absolutely LOVED it!!! Read on for three Eco-friendly Christmas Decorations & the inspirations behind them! (more…)