Holiday :: Family Gifting with Photobox

Photo Collage Canvas from Photobox

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?! Who is the most difficult person to shop for on your list? Personally, my parents are the toughest to shop for! Every year I ask them for a wish list, and every year, I’m left with the same response, “Save your money honey, we’ve got everything we need.” But this year, I’m so glad I’ve got just the perfect gift for them.

We received our wedding photo files a couple of months ago and it was so tough trying to figure out what to print for my family as keepsake. I thought what better way to share our special memories than to create custom prints for family and friends this Christmas with PhotoBox.

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Gift Guide :: His, Her, and the Little Ones

Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas is just one month away! Have you been planning out your gift giving ideas or wish list?! There are definitely some advantages when you start your shopping early. You’ll likely miss the crazy line ups and also the lessen chance of missing out on that much needed item. In addition – there are many great Black Friday sales going on – so I totally recommend taking advantage of some extra savings!

I was lucky to beat the rush earlier this weekend and visited Manulife Centre to pick up a selection of gifts that are perfect for the ‘his’, ‘her’, and special “little ones’ in my family.

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Birthday Celebration with Michael Hill

Michael Hill Jewelry Canada

Tomorrow I celebrate my 32nd birthday. You heard right, 32! I’ve already collected some of the best memories stepping into my thirties, and I can’t wait to see what the next couple of years have to offer. I honestly have to say I’ve never felt better and so accomplished in my life (despite the experiencing harsh hangovers and running off to bed at 10:30 a.m.!).

Just coming back from Miami with the girls and with May being an incredibly busy month due to our upcoming wedding, this year, I’m opting for a simple birthday. Despite a low key celebration, the best kind of birthdays are those that come with sparkle.

A special thanks to the team at Michael Hill for my first birthday gift this year. I am smitten by this geometric ring dressed with delicate diamonds in sterling silver. I’ve been reluctant to treat myself lately as we’ve been budgeting tightly for our wedding, so I’m incredibly thankful for this beautiful birthday surprise.

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{Valentine’s} Gift Guide :: ThirdLove Lingerie

ThirdLove Lingerie and Bras Review Canada

Introducing to you today some beautiful lingerie I got my hands on from ThirdLove. I’m also thrilled to let  you know that ThirdLove is now shipping to Canada! Amazing right? ThirdLove is a chic and innovative brand that designs perfect-fitting lingerie at an affordable price. In addition to offering signature 1/2 sizes to provide the best fit (if shoes come in half sizes why not bras?!). ThirdLove has also developed a mobile sizing tool which makes it super convenient for you to measure in the privacy of your own home. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, if you are looking to gift someone special a pretty thing or two, ThirdLove carries a variety of bras and panties in delicate fabrics.

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Gift Guide :: MIYU Beauty Made with Love Kit

Miyu beauty made with love kit

I adore Valentine’s Day. Not because I expect to be showered with gifts or any added romantic gestures, but honestly, just love all the beautiful products and items that surface around this time of the year. Everything is pink, heart shaped, and filled with roses! Don’t know about you, but it just makes my heart sing.

Rather than expecting to be surprised with gifts, why not treat yourself to a Valentine’s Day gift of two?!

Today, I bring you MIYU Teas & Beauty‘s limited edition MADE WITH LOVE kit curated especially for Valentine’s Day.

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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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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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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 →

DIY :: Joe Fresh Fur Trimmed Infinity Scarf and Embellished Hat

DIY Fur infinity scarf and knit hat Joe Fresh

TGIF friends! Starting your weekend off on the right foot with this DIY fur trimmed infinity scarf and embellished knit hat project just in time for the cold weather and the holidays!

I was lucky to snatch up this matching grey knit infinity scarf ($29) and hat ($10) at Joe Fresh a couple of weeks ago and decided to add a few touches to it. Faux fur is absolutely a hot trend this season and beaded embellishments are always a great hit!

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