Summer Trend: Flamingo Fever

You know those trends that keep popping up year after year. The ones you’re not quite sure about at first, but then they sort of start to grow on you. Sure others might think they’re kind of kitsch or even downright tacky, but there’s just something about them that makes you smile.

Well I fall into this latter category and it seems that every time these trends circle back around I get more and more excited about them. So I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favourite finds inspired by these icons of summer.

First up – Flamingos. Continue reading

Colour Confidential

I can’t believe eight weeks have just flown by. I had the hopes of getting a post out once a week and sometimes that would fall to two, but eight weeks people… come on. I won’t make any excuses, but I will tell you what’s been eating up some of my time.

As the end of the school year drew to a close, I set myself into overdrive trying to accomplish all the projects around the house I knew couldn’t be done with three kids underfoot. The biggest one was painting my ENTIRE MAIN FLOOR. Yes I could have hired someone and even got a quote, but painting is one of those things I can tackle and in the effort to save a little coin I took on the task myself. Well mostly… I had some help from my folks too, which was wonderful, otherwise it would have taken three times as long. Continue reading

Girls Getaway – DIY Essentials Kit

This weekend I’m embarking on a girls getaway with a few of my friends. We’re headed to a quaint little boutique village just a few hours north of our hometown for a couple of days of downtime. That adds up to two whole nights away from my hubby and kids to sleep in, visit the spa, eat hot meals, drink wine, talk about grown up stuff, and indulge in some serious me time. To say I’m really looking forward to this trip would be an understatement, I an downright giddy!

To help me pass the time as I countdown to departure, I thought it would be fun to put together a little “girls getaway survival kit” as a sweet little surprise for my friends and a great kick off for our trip. I’ve packed it with a few essentials and wee bit of humour to get the laughs rolling right away. Continue reading

For The Birds

The sweet sound of birds chirping outside my window is a telltale sign that spring is trying really hard to get here. We are just one day away from the official start of the new season and so I was inspired to share a cheerful little DIY inspired by our feathered friends. Continue reading

A Spa… aahhh Party!

If you’re ever stuck for a party idea for girls of any age, might I suggest a spa party. This past weekend I hosted Q’s seventh birthday party with her friends and the theme was a total hit. From foot soaks, to manicures and pedicures, to the perfect finishing touches, the girls ate up every little detail and totally delighted in playing the part of pampered princesses. Continue reading