With the arrival of Spring just around the corner, it’s time to get your home prepared for this beautiful and refreshing season. This time of year is a great opportunity to undergo a thorough Spring cleaning, freshen up the space with new linens and bring in scents of citrus and floral notes.
Investing in beauty products can be quite intimidating.
Unless you’ve tried a specific product before or it has been highly recommended by a trusted source, it’s tough to make a decision on what product to choose. I love collecting beauty samples because they are a great way to try a product before making the full commitment. Samples often come in compact sizes and they’re also perfect packed in my luggage for travel or tucked away in my purse when I’m on the go.
Who else loves printed calendars (like this one)?!
There are so many beautiful ones. They are so pretty that I often want to frame them into art pieces!
The other day, I had a genius idea while starring at the broken IKEA art frame tucked behind my shelf. I remembered that the glass was shattered when the frame dropped while moving and I had thought to myself, “keep it! I’ll find a way to re-purpose it!”. Fast forward 3 years later, I finally found great use for it.
Got a Coffee Lover in your life?
We’ve ALL got a coffee lover in our lives. If you’re still racking your brain on Christmas gift ideas, here is a great last minute, yet impressive option. Gift boxes and baskets have really stepped up their game in the last several years but guess what, you too, can curate a beautiful one without having to spend hundreds of dollars.
A Change of Heart with your Holiday Decorating Style?
No need to worry! I recently shared a first glimpse of my holiday decorating progress and I’m so happy to hear that many of you enjoyed the Nordic inspired design! Despite my love for the simplicity and minimalism that the Nordic style offered, I had a change of heart and couldn’t wait to unleash the full Canadian Christmas spirit in me!
Are Christmas Crackers a part of your holiday traditions?
I love hosting dinner parties over the holiday season and dressing up each guest’s table setting with a Christmas Cracker. Though you can find these at many stores for purchase, spending the time to craft them for loved ones make them extra special, don’t you agree?
Do you dread wrapping gifts over the holidays?
If you do, don’t! I’m sure that over the years, you’ve managed to master the art of wrapping regular shaped boxes. Either that, or you’ve likely accumulated piles of gift bags and tissue paper to help you get the job done. The truth is, I love gift wrapping. To me, it’s like a piece of art! Each gift can be customized with fun paper and accessories. And they can even be placed around the house before they’re shipped off to each recipient as holiday home decor!
If it’s not written down, forget about it.
Having essentially two full time jobs means that I must stay organized. Between meetings, deadlines, running errands, and well, having a personal life, there is just too much going on to be able to keep track of every mental note. As much as I rely on my phone’s calendar to keep me in check, I find writing things down on a Post-it® sticky note helps me tremendously. Perhaps its the same theory behind taking notes in a meeting or making to-do lists. The act of writing and crossing off items creates a sense of accomplishment!
I’ve been thinking about setting up a message board where my husband and I can keep track of our errands and important to-dos for quite some time now, and when I discovered these genius Post-it® Super Sticky Dry Erase Surface Sheets, I came up with the perfect solution.
Can you have enough pairs of basic sandals during the summer?
The answer is no, of course! I love pairing them with maxi dresses and they’re great to toss in my tote bag in case I decide to take a long evening stroll after work. I decided to give my two pairs of Joe Fresh sandals a dose of glam by customizing them with faux pearl beads and assorted trims. The results were awesome!
Keep reading to see the full how to and where to shop for these DIY summer sandals supplies!
A few weeks ago, I was invited to join the Scotch® Brand team in New York City to spend the evening at the Scotch® Brand Open House. It was situated in a beautiful brownstone home near Chelsea where we got to learn about their newest product innovations and get creative ideas on how to best use these products.
We saw demonstrations of expert gift wrapping styles using a variety of Scotch® Expressions Tapes as added decorations, utilizing the Scotch® Thermal Laminator for wine and cheese entertaining, and learned how we could use various tapes to make packing and moving more efficient.