The Perfect Ginger Beer Fall Cocktail

“Cocktails are like a present you give to yourself”

@tandjdesigns

You GUYS…. In case you weren’t following along on Insta over the weekend, one of my very best friends got MARRIED this past Sunday! It seriously could NOT have been a more perfect day – the decor was honestly so fabulously dreamy my iPhone Camera nearly exploded with pure & utter joy at what it had the PLEASURE of being exposed to that day! Also there was lots of love goin’ on, & I suppose that is also pretty great too 😛 Now seeing as how I’m still in somewhat of a “celebratory mood”, & also because tomorrow is the first OFFICIAL day of fall – SO MUCH TO BE HAPPY ABOUT – I thought I’d share this incredibly delicious Fall Cocktail with all of you today! ENJOY! (more…)


Au Naturel Shower Favourite: Oneka

“Taking forever in the shower because you like to stand there… just thinkin’ about life”

Rebloggy

Showering at the cottage is somewhat of a foreign concept, & a mundane task such as bathing will likely only be reserved for high emergency situations. So high, in fact, that I cannot even think of a situation so dire that would warrant having to pull myself from any given cottage activity just to carry out such a non-essential task. I mean, why shower when I have this perfectly good glass of pinot in one hand & great book in the other? It’s only been six days laying out in the sweltering heat…. I’m sure I can fester in my own filth for just one  day longer. Ask any cottager…. I can one hundred percent guarantee that this is a legitimate thought that goes through their head. HOWEVER, when I DO shower up North, I like to utilize products that work to protect our fragile environments. (more…)


Canada Day Cottage Essentials

“If a Canadian falls in the forest & no one is around… does he/she still apologize?”

Pinterest

Ps. The answer is undoubtedly always yes. HAI there my fellow crazy Canucks! What are your plans to celebrate the big “150” this weekend? I personally plan on commemorating this special occasion by planting my pretty little keister in a Muskoka Chair lakeside, with a ceasar in one hand & a…. oh heck, who am I kidding – with a ceasar in the other one too… because obviously. Well, considering lakeside Northern escapes are kind of our jam here in the Great White North, I felt it apt to share a few of my favourite beach/dock/pool essentials – however I’ve tailored them slightly to accommodate Canada Day celebrations!!!! Enjoy, & have a happy Canada Day!!!!  (more…)


DIY Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Nest

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

PMSLweb

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…)


Get “Spring” Ready!

“Winter is when an ocean of miserable water falls from the sky. Spring is when an ocean of miserable water gushes out my face.”

via TheFunnyPlace

Although it legitimately pains me to accept that winter – or whatever warped smorgasbord of weather we were just subjected to over the past three months – is coming to a close, I am hesitantly excited for spring/summer & what it has to offer. I say hesitantly only because spring – for lack of a better word – SUCKS in my personal opinion, due to overly glutinous levels of rain, mud & all things “yuck” – it’s sole redeeming quality is that my birthday just so happens to be in April, & for those who’ve been following along for a while now – well, you know this is my absolute favourite day of the year! Anywho – I’m doing my best to embrace all things spring by looking forward to new styles & trends, because with a change in season, comes changes in our health & beauty routines!  Weather definitely has an impact on our skin & obviously plays an influential role in our style selections, so with a few minor adjustments here & there, I’m showing you how to be “spring ready” come March 20th(more…)


Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

“Just wanted to thank you in advance for the flowers I’m going to send to myself, & pretend are from you”

“your ecards”

Well HELLO there my frantic little, last-minute lovebirds! We’re cutting it real close this year, aren’t we?! Honestly not to fret, I’m sitting here typing this post on my high & mighty horse, but in reality I have yet to even THINK about what I’d like to get Andrei this year for Valentine’s Day – which I promise, STILL qualifies me in the whole “gift guide” writing department because I totally have lots of ideas for the ladies out there! So men, if there are any men that happen to read my blogs, please take note. 😉 Side Note: Also, ladies you can take note too because these are PERFECT gifts to give to your BFF’s for Galentines Day, or seriously just pamper yourselves & grab a few trinkets, because snaps for self-love right?  (more…)


Eco-Accessories

“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit”

Michael Kors

Happy 2017 folks! I trust (well, HOPE) that each & every single one of you enjoyed the holiday season. I, of course, spent a good majority of the holidays up North at the cottage, of which, also of course, has been exhaustively documented on Instagram – ya’ll know I can’t resist a good Insta-opportunity when I see one! This being a new year chock-full of new trends, I thought it apt to delve right into this year’s’ most sought-after products in the wellness industry. First on the 2017 Trend Agenda: Eco-friendly Accessories are like, SO hot right now! (more…)


Eco-Friendly NYE Confetti

“There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate”

Robert Brault

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!! I trust that you all had a wonderful few days off spent with your friends & family! I’ve been busy doing absolutely nothing up North, & it has been particularly fan-tabulous – I seriously don’t think I’ve ever spent as many hours of uninterrupted pajama lounging & tv binge watching in my entire life. Uh-mazing. Well, now that Christmas has come & gone (can you believe it?!), I’ve already turned my focus to New Years Eve! So today I’m sharing a super easy & rustic, Eco-friendly confetti DIY that’s perfect for those of you celebrating 2017 up North or in the great outdoors! ENJOY! (more…)


All Things Candles!

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle”

James Hell

Candles are a serious Godsend when it comes to interior design; they’re often quite cost-effective, create a warm or relaxing ambiance & possess the ability to completely transform any space within your home. I mean seriously, who doesn’t love candles?! Not to mention, I’m nearly one hundred percent sure that candles are super great for the whole “Feng Shui” situation of your home… at least, I think that they are. Seems like this would be an accurate assumption, no? Anywho – today is obviously ALL about the candle, specifically what to look for & what to avoid!  (more…)