DIY :: Jewelry Trays (FIMO)

DIY Jewelry Trays FIMO Clay

Greetings! I came across these DIY Jewelry Trays on Gaby’s Instagram feed a few weeks ago and absolutely HAD to take (virtual) lessons from her and made a few of my own. Last weekend, with DIY materials in hand, my girlfriends and I had a mini DIY night-in and made an assortment of DIY jewelry trays from FIMO Clay. It was such a fun way to spend time with the besties while sipping on wine and catching up. The girls did a far better job then I did with their DIY jewelry trays, I had to borrow them to take photos.

Thanks Gaby for sharing your tutorial, these DIY jewelry trays make a great Christmas gift or favors at your next party! Keep reading for some minor variations I made.

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Gift Guide :: Last Minute Gifts for All

Christmas Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Hello Friends! I’ve barely started my Christmas shopping … yikes! If you’re on the same boat as me, I’ve curated a selection of great (and affordable) gift ideas for you to consider! There are also some great promotions happening this weekend, so be sure to snatch up your gifts on sale, it’ll definitely help you save a few bucks!

Top on my list are Daniel Wellington watches. I recently purchased this Classic Sheffield for my BFF and acquired one for myself as well. They make the best gift and lucky for you, receive 15% off until Dec 31 with an exclusive promo code: holiday_mylittlesecrets during checkout!

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DIY :: Mini Holiday Paint Projects

CIL Colour Test Paint DIY Project

Earlier this week, I had BIG plans to revamp a wall in our living room and picked up a few jars of CIL Testers (on sale for $3.97 at Home Depot). My plan was (and still is) to hand paint a super awesome wall paper pattern I spotted in a Kate Spade change room. Since the pattern really don’t require a full can of paint, the small CIL Testers definitely works.

However … let’s just say the Christmas party we attended over the weekend may have set me (slightly) back from my big paint project that certainly would have required attention to detail and focus. I managed to not let my entire weekend go to waste and tackled a few mini DIY holiday paint projects that are worth mentioning!

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Giveaway :: Motivation & My Faves

My Little Secrets Giveaway

Hello! I’m so excited to partner with the ladies at Destination Femme to bring you this giveaway, personally curated by yours truly. Destination Femme aims to inspire, inform, entertain, and connect today’s modern woman with unique content to keep her at her best every day. Being today’s modern woman is definitely not an easy task – often juggling between a career, family, friends, (ahem) a blog, and just about anything that you love to do – it can become overwhelming and daunting.

Keep Reading to Win!

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Holiday Gift Guide :: Lint and Honey

Lint and Honey - Holiday Gift Guide for the Baker

Happy Friday friends! I rarely bake. However, I do make an exception during the holidays and absolutely love to greet my friends with a fresh batch of cookies and treats. Last weekend, I decided to put my (super cute) apron on and baked some fresh cupcakes for my girlfriends. A special thanks to the team at President’s Choice for making my bake day such a breeze. Instead of baking from scratch, I gave their Decadent Chocolate Cake Mix a try and let me tell you – I definitely fooled a few … an apology to my girls, they were actually made with cake mix!

I was introduced to Lint and Honey by a friend and instantly fell in love with their kitchen textiles. Our kitchen has never been my favourite room in our house (I had a vision for white marble and light cabinetry), therefore, I’ve always been on a hunt for super cute kitchen accessories. The quality and design of their tea towels and matching aprons to die for, and get what, their aprons are come with adjustable button straps – genius!

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Outfit :: Fall Vibes

Bench Canada outfit

Hope you had a great weekend and to my American friends, a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! We had a delightfully mild Sunday this weekend which led me to leave my winter coat at home and sported this fleece lined hoodie from Bench instead. I particularly love the fit of Bench hoodies. They are very slim fit, which is both flattering and also keeps you warm as it sits snug on your body.

This Tally B Zip Through hoodie has a tall zipped neckline and of course Bench’s signature thumb hole sleeves – details that are functional and fashionable! Read the full article →

Giveaway :: Share Something Good

McCain ShareGood Campaign

Hello! It’s been some time since I ran a giveaway and I’m particularly thrilled about this this one. The holiday season is a time of giving and sharing. I’ve partnered up with McCain Foods on their #McCainShareGood campaign and giving you a chance to get involved and also win an awesome prize!

We all know how much good can come from helping others, so this holiday season, McCain Foods wants to fill social media news streams with good news stories, to motivate more people to help support Food Banks Canada. From November 19 – December 23, McCain Foods is donating $5 to Food Banks Canada, up to $50,000, for every good news story shared using #McCainShareGood on Twitter or by tagging the McCain Foods Canada Facebook page.

Share YOUR good news story with us and enter for your chance to win a great McCain prize pack! Watch the video and read further to see how you can participate!

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Holiday Gift Guide :: Jule’s Baskets

Jules Basket Holiday Gift Basket Toronto

I LOVE the holidays and exploring new gift ideas! It is such an exciting moment when I discover unique gifts, and an added bonus if I can also figure out the exact recipient that’s going to adore it! Leading up to Christmas, I’ll be sharing my discoveries through my Holiday Gift Guide series. I hope it’ll give you a few ideas!

Today, I’d like to introduce Jule’s Baskets to you! Locally made in Toronto, Jule’s Baskets are Health-Conscious curated gift baskets made with love. Jule’s Baskets carries an extensive variety of themed baskets that incorporates an assortment of high quality and specialty items.  Julie Tadeson, founder of Jules Baskets, a Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach and Certified Personal Trainer, believes that gift-giving should be a stress-free experience!

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Home Decor :: The Hudson’s Bay Company Collection Online Pop-Up Sale {Exclusive Discount}

Hudson's Bay Online Pop Up Store Sale Discount

The holiday season is just around the corner, have you started to shop for gifts yet? If you’ve got love for one of Canada’s oldest heritage brands, the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), I’ve got news for you! Starting November 26, you have the opportunity to shop a curated selection of The Hudson’s Bay Company’s collection.

My friends at Style Democracy is hosting an exclusive online pop-up sale with The Hudson’s Bay Company for a limited time. The sale collection will include a variety of clothing, winter (hats, mitts, scarves) accessories, blankets, homeware, at up to 50% off regular retail prices!

Good news, I’m offering all of you an additional 15% off discount valid on the OPENING day of the sale! Read further for full details! Read the full article →