Home Decor :: Thanksgiving Tablescape

Thanksgiving centerpiece 2

To prepare for Thanksgiving this year, I want to show you just how simple it is to create your own modern centerpiece and table setting that is both suitable for the Thanksgiving holiday and further into the winter season.

Traditionally, when you think of decorating for Thanksgiving, you think of Fall colours such as reds, oranges, and browns, and of course items such as apples and pumpkins! For my own tablescape this year, I decided to go with modern home decor items and a classic fresh floral centerpiece made up of warm and cool hues of ivory and white. I also transformed this Pumpkin Soup Tureen from Chapters Indigo into the focal point of my tablescape, what do you think?!

I’ve prepared an easy shopping guide from some great merchants at the Manulife Centre, be sure to check them out!

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Outfit :: Fall Flats in Prague

Le Chateau Fall Shoes 1

Greetings from Prague! A super quick post today to share a glimpse of the first stop of our honeymoon in Prague. This city is beautiful! The architecture is incredible and every sight is breathtaking. During our stroll through Old Town, we wandered into a quiet alleyway and took a break from the busy streets. It was surreal to be tucked away while thousands of visitors were just seconds away.

I was so glad to pack my September Le Chateau shoes with me on our trip. These suede pointy toe bow ballerina flats are so comfortable, lined with cushions and equipped with rubber soles. They are also very flexible and lightweight which make it really easy to store away in luggage. Oh, they also come in a burgundy red which is THE colour for Fall.

What types of shoes do you typically pack for your travels?!

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DIY :: Bright Office Update {Behr Paint}

Behr Paint Project Home Office -t Sept Blog Hop

I was totally surprised when Kyle said yes to letting me update our office space with a fresh coat of BRIGHT paint. Let’s just say I may not have exactly disclosed to him that I was thinking pink! I instantly fell in love with Pagoda, the fuschia pink colour featured as part of BEHR 2016 Color Trends. I had to get my hands on it and was willing to make any paint project work with this. The office was the perfect opportunity!

Since Pagoda (T16-02) is quite dramatic, I really didn’t want to use too much of it, but rather as a happy accent. I decided to paint two side panels behind our custom DIY shelving unit and really thrilled with the final result! To be honest, I am the one who primarily occupy our home office space, therefore I was ecstatic that Kyle agreed to let me put my own stamp on it. A little pink never hurts a creative soul, right?!

Today, I’m excited to share not only my September BEHR DIY Expert Paint project with you but privileged to also share the projects from my fellow BEHR paint ambassadors AND a fabulous BEHR Paint Giveaway! Be sure to check them all out and enter the giveaway at the end of this post.

Four lucky winners will receive three gallons of BEHR 2016 Color Trends Paint! Yay! Best of luck!

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Home Decor :: Preparing for an Ultimate Wine & Cheese Night

Preparing a Wine and Cheese Night

With the official arrival of Fall means more cozy nights in. I love hosting intimate gatherings at home during the cooler months, it’s a fantastic time to catch up with friends and enjoy each other’s company. Hosting dinner parties can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re hoping to impress your guests. With my busy schedule, hosting an elaborate dinner party is almost impossible, therefore wine & cheese nights are much more manageable in my opinion.

However, hosting an ultimate wine & cheese night does require some preparation. The wines and cheeses you select are definitely going to be the superstars to your evening, but home decor, dinnerware and your entire tablescape is certainly going to be ‘wow’ factor.

I recently hosted my own Wine & Cheese Night with the help of some fabulous merchants from Manulife Centre, thoughts?!

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Food & Drink :: DIY Donuts & Floral Sponge Cakes {#DoYouSpoon}

Reese Spread DIY Snacks

Hello! For those of you who follow along on Instagram, I posted a photo last night of these yummy yummy donuts and asked if you could guess what I dressed them with! I’m pleased to reveal two super easy options to elevate your basic treats with an added touch of REESE Spreads. If you haven’t tried REESE Spreads, the perfect combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavor, stop what you’re doing and pick up a jar, it will change your life!

REESE Spreads are perfect to add to simple snacks such as apples, waffles and pretzels, but of course I wanted to tackle a couple of options that are not only super tasty BUT pretty to look at! Because why wouldn’t you want to feast on pretty treats?!

Read further to see how you can create your own decorative donuts and floral sponge cakes!

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Food & Drink :: #BestofRitual Sweets & Treats Edition

Ritual Sweets

Happy Friday friends! A few weeks ago, I introduced a new way of ordering your meals directly from your phone and skipping annoying lines during lunch time. The RITUAL app has certainly become a frequented tool since I’ve downloaded it a few weeks back! It not only saves me time, but also have managed to introduced several new spots for me to try at nearby locations.

For those of you who follow along on Instagram, I love sharing photos of my food. I’m a sucker for sweet and savory treats – croissants, donuts, cupcakes, macarons, pies, and fries… you name it! I decided to use my RITUAL app to help me discover a handful of new treats to add to my list of favourites.

If you’re interested in trying RITUAL, here is $10 to get you started! Download the RITUAL app, using this unique link and get $10 credit deposited right into your account!

In the meantime, hope you enjoy my #BestofRitual drool-worthy sweets and treats I sampled in the last week! Read the full article →

DIY :: Abstract Painted Denim {Joe Fresh}

Joe Fresh Abstract Painted Denim

This post originally appeared on the Joe Fresh Post.

Fall is the best time to stock up on denim! They pair fantastic with cozy sweaters, basic buttons ups, and ankle booties, all of which are my favourite fall wardrobe items. I’ve recently been smitten by a more relaxed fit and absolutely adore the Boyfriend Cut.

With the many emerging rich fall hues, I couldn’t help but to add a punch of colour to my own pair of Boyfriend Cut denim from Joe Fresh with the ever so popular burgundy colour. My abstract painted denim was inspired by garden roses, what a great piece of summer I can take alongside with me into Fall!

Whatever you may be inspired by, follow my simple steps to create your own pair of abstract painted denim.

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Wedding :: Our Rainy Romantic Wedding


After two long months of patiently waiting to catch a glimpse of our wedding day photos, the day finally arrived! We are so very delighted and absolutely adore them!

Let me set the tone here for you. It was a rainy wedding day, and I’m not referring to a light romantic drizzle, but rather, a downpour all day kind of day. Luckily, our photographers, Kirk and Angela of Afterglow Images held magical powers and despite the rain was able to capture the blissful day we had.

Not too much more to say here other than, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.

Keep reading to enjoy a few of our most-loved and to see more, visit the the Afterglow Images blog.

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Beauty :: Aging Confidently – a deeper dive with Estée Lauder New Dimension Shape + Fill Expert Serum

Estee Lauder - Shape Fill Serum Reviews

Age is a funny thing. When I was in my late teens and early 20s, I spent much of my time trying to appear ‘older’ and more ‘mature’. I wanted to look more like a woman and less like a girl. As I entered my late 20s, I wanted to preserve my youthfulness, I started to increase the budget on my beauty purchases and paid much more attention to specialty skincare products.

Now, in my early 30s, I’m challenged with not only changes in physical appearance but also the emotional aspect of aging. All the beauty advice that my mom used to give yet I chose to ignore begin to make so much sense. “Moisturize daily”, “Remember your sunscreen!”, and “Make sure you remove your make up and exfoliate”, are now all a part of my daily routine but admittedly was not introduced until the past recent years.

Though I have some physical aging concerns and problematic areas I’d like to address as I step further into my 30s, one very positive thing I have embodied is confidence. Confidence means understanding what you want to improve on, tackling it head on and feeling comfortable with yourself!

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DIY :: Lace Converse Sneakers

DIY Lace Converse Sneakers

Greetings from Boston! I’m spending the week in Boston attending a digital marketing conference. I love visiting this city, it holds such a special place in my heart as we got engaged here last Summer. Just because I’m out of town doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about you!

I know many of you recently either started a new school year or perhaps sent your little ones back to school, therefore, I wanted to share this super, simple DIY project with you that’s perfect for the BTS and Fall season. I’ve once again teamed up with SoftMoc to see just how amazing a pair of basic shoes could be transformed with a little bit of creative. Earlier in the Summer, I tackled a pair of Gold Leaf Birkenstock Sandals, this time, I added an extra girly detail to these black Converse Sneakers!

These DIY Lace Converse Sneakers were modified with some extra lace crochet fabric I had in my closet (actually from an old dress) alongside with some fabric glue. The result? Chic!

Read further for the full tutorial and don’t forget to check back next week to WIN a $100 SoftMoc gift card to shop your favourite pair Converse!

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