Travel | Edmonton Devonian Botanic Gardens

Posted in North America, Travel
on June 8, 2017

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The University of Alberta Botanic Gardens (formerly the Devonian Botanic Gardens) had a delayed start this year with our late Edmonton spring. We visited on their second weekend for our 1 year anniversary day date.   While everything was not yet in full bloom,  it was such a lovely place to visit. As you stroll down the pathways and through the gardens it’s beautiful and kind of … tranquil! ** There is some construction happening right now so make sure to plan around when they are working!***   It’s absolutely a plant lovers paradise and a fun date activity to do in Edmonton.

The humidity in the Tropical plant and butterfly show house was a huge highlight on a slightly chilly day. While I am irrationally terrified of butterflies, they are really pretty! The U of A Botanic Gardens is a must see once the flowers are all in full bloom. Look out for date night activities at the gardens or just spend a quiet afternoon there. I can’t wait to go back this summer.

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Home Office Inspiration

Posted in Home Decor
on May 23, 2017

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1. Desk Chair | 2. Desk Chair | 3. Marble vinyl adhesive | 4. Ikea – Micke Desk | 5. Ikea – Alex Desk | 6. Montclair Executive Writing Desk | 7. Ikea – Linnmon/Finnvard Desk | 8. Glass Sphere Terranium |9. Antique Brass and Marble Task Lamp  |10. Harvest Leaf Table Lamp  | 11. Brass Wall planter

As any Girl Boss, blogger or small business owner that works from home knows, it’s sometimes hard separating home life from work. In running a small business with my husband, my downfall is constantly choosing my dining room table as my designated workspace. The result = papers everywhere!!

Whether you’re an entrepreneur working from home, or just need a quiet corner to create and plan, here are some home offices that have inspired me, and hopefully you, to create a chic work space of your own!

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7 Essential Tips I Learned Wedding Planning

Posted in Wedding
on May 17, 2017

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Wedding planning can be stressful… but it doesn’t have to be! With my 1 year wedding anniversary being this week, I’ve been reflecting on my wedding and the wedding planning experience. Here are 7 tips that I wish I knew when I started wedding planning. Knowing these tips in advance would have saved me hours of time and stress!

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Suede Tassel Earrings

Posted in D.I.Y.
on May 9, 2017

One accessory trend that I’ve noticed  is everywhere this year is tassels! Whether they’re beaded, metallic or suede, tassel earrings are a great statement with any outfit.

I wanted to share how I made these super easy suede tassel earrings. No crafting experience necessary!

Materials:

  • Soft suede cording lace
  • 2 fishhook earwire hooks
  • 2 leather cord end caps
  • needle nose pliers
  • scissors
  • Ruler
  • tape

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Fashion | Plaid & Stripes – Mixed Prints Made Easy

Posted in Fashion, Style
on April 25, 2017

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Happy Tuesday! The weather here has been less than ideal the past couple of weeks. It has snowed the last two weekends, which has put a serious damper on spring outfits. The cold weather has felt more like fall, so naturally my mind goes to plaid as a Canadian cold weather staple.

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How to Turn a Spare Bedroom Into a Dream Walk in Closet

Posted in Home Decor
on April 12, 2017

If you’re a girl who loves clothes and shoes and has built up a considerable wardrobe there’s no doubt at some point you’ve run into the issue of not enough space for storage! When I fell in love with my little 1940’s bungalow, I had to come to terms with the fact that a standard walk in closet was not in the cards for me. If this sounds familiar to you, and you’re longing for a bigger closet, why not get creative and use a spare bedroom to create a dream walk in closet!

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5 Spring 2017 Fashion Trends to Shop Now

Posted in Fashion, Style
on April 3, 2017

Spring 2017 Fashion Trends

With the snow finally melted and the temperatures warming up,  it’s officially time to break out the spring clothes! This spring seems to be all about feminine details like ruffles,  bows, florals, and blush pink.  These items are currently in my shopping cart. I can’t wait to bare my shoulders and sport my favorite colour with some of these items on repeat, all spring and summer long.

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Adidas Blush Gazelle Dynamite Faux Leather Moto Jacket | ChicWish Ruffle Fanatic Crepe Top in Pink TOPSHOP Ruffle Long Sleeve Top |H&M – V-Neck Floral Dress |Nordstrom Floral Cold Shoulder Midi Dress | Zara – Floral Print Flowing Dress |Simons –  Icone Stripped Crossover Puff-Sleeve Shirt | Simons – Twik Stiped Cold Shoulder Blouse |Dynamite – Off the Shoulder top |ChicWish Wavy Gingham Off-shoulder Dress in Red Pixie Market Navy Gingham Off The Shoulder Top

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Fashion | Hints of Spring

Posted in Fashion, Style
on March 24, 2017

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Is it just me… or has black and grey been declared the official colours of winter? Every year at the beginning of winter I say that i’m going to add colour to my winter wardrobe, and by the end of January somehow my closet is dominated by black coats and grey sweaters. Sound familiar?

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Travel | La Boca – The Colourful Houses in Buenos Aires’ Open Air Museum

Posted in South America, Travel
on March 14, 2017

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The La Boca Neighborhood – or more particularly “El Caminito” street at first glance looks like a wonderful tourist neighborhood where you can find bright colourful houses, tango, museums and art. It is listed as a must see in Buenos Aires. It is an interesting area to visit, and I found that knowing its history can make your visit a lot more meaningful. We were fortunate to have had a quick history lesson on the area, from the management team at our hotel, prior to going. Here’s what we learned…

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Fashion | Girly With an Edge

Posted in Fashion, Style
on February 10, 2017

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I’m a HUGE fan of tulle skirts. I’m not going to lie, every time I see one,  I am reminded of my 8 year old, birthday party self. When I found this pretty grey/lavender tulle skirt I loved the colour and layers, but wanted to wear it without looking like an 8 year old ballerina. Cue the leather. Pairing a leather coat and black pumps gave the tulle skirt an edgier look,  while the blush accessories kept it girly and fun.

This outfit is a great edgy + chic option for Valentine’s Day date night out!

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