Weekend in Toronto


Have you ever returned somewhere after a long time of being away and It instantly felt like you were right back at home? That’s the feeling I got after returning to Toronto after 11 years since moving away. We were there for only 2 ½ days so we didn’t get to do everything we would have wanted, but the time…

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DIY Cake Smash Photo Shoot


Xavier turned one in July. I really wanted to do a cake smash for him, but professional studio photos can be expensive, plus Xavier is not always himself in strange situations. We decided to set up a DIY cake smash at home. WAAAAY before his birthday, I knew I wanted a neutral, greenery cake smash, so a few weeks prior…

Natural Childbirth – Xavier’s Birth Story


“Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through Birth.” — Marcie Macari “It was such a pleasant experience” is hardly what you hear people say…

“Putting Yourself Out There”: Leaving the Doubt and Fear Behind


“Inside every woman, is a crazy girl. And we all know what I’m talking about. That part of you that is entangled with insecurities, fears, and absolute insanity! The art of femininity lies in the molding, pounding, and defeating of that crazy girl on a daily basis! Look at any woman, and you’re looking at a woman fighting a daily…

Real Talk: My Pregnancy Journey


The journey to motherhood is such a unique and personal experience. There are emotions that come up that you never thought were possible. So often we hear only the positive side of things that we feel ashamed or afraid when our emotions don’t line up to what is “expected”. We had always joked about what our future “daughter” could look like…

Fashion | In My Shopping Cart – Summer 2017 Edition


Summer 2017 Shopping Trends One of the things I look forward to on some weekends (ok,  let’s be honest, most weekends) is going shopping or sitting at home with a coffee and online shopping for things that I’ve been crushing on for the last week or month. There are so many summer trends and fashion items I’m loving right now!…

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Edmonton Devonian Botanic Gardens


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…

Home Office Inspiration


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!

Suede Tassel Earrings


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…