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Mirror Monday

Welcome to another edition of Mirror Monday! This week I’m welcoming a new addition to our entry area. Since we changed up the storage pieces, the one thing we were lacking was a mirror. The addition of a mirror to either a back or front entryway is key. Most people like to have a quick peek at themselves before going out the door. It’s funny how you don’t know how much you use the functionality of a mirror until you remove one! It’s been months since we had a mirror at the front, even the kids have been missing it. I’m so excited we found a great decorative mirror to complete this space.

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Small Space Design Solutions || Baby Nursery Edition

I love the styling challenge of a small space, it makes you consider the function of every piece of furniture. Harper’s room is easily the smallest room in our house. Technically, without a closet it’s considered a small home office. With the layout of our house I prefer to have her in this small space then further away from our master bedroom. With that being said, we really wanted to find three key pieces for her nursery. The first being the obvious… a crib. I wanted something traditional in a metallic but still fit the sleep safety standards of today. Over the years I’ve seen many beautiful cribs in antique stores that look a lot like this one but none of them fit the standards of sleep safety that we have today. Introducing the Monarch crib from The Brick, get a beautiful brand new crib with that vintage look. This scratch-proof, scuff-proof gold frame also accommodates three mattress heights. Which, as you know was a big selling point for us. Harper is off the charts for height and needs to already be on the lowest setting. Plus, with each purchase of this gorgeous crib proceeds go to Little Seeds Animal Habitat initiative. Next we needed a change table that still had some storage. This was a challenge because the majority we liked in this style were far too wide or long for our space. The Monarch change table is the perfect touch of gold metallic to any nursery and it’s a space saver with several shelves for storage. The steel tubes finished in non-toxic gold paint and dotted with crafted ball castings are reminiscent of the wrought iron furnishings of the Victorian era. Finally The Soft Modern Sideboard is the perfect example of how you can find a piece of furniture you love and convert it into what you need for your space. Traditionally this side board would be used in the dining room but It has so much storage it easily fits all of her small clothing. I love the modern feel and look. Plus it’ll be a piece of furniture we can use down the road in another room. When designing a nursery of any size you’ll need to cover these three bases: Sleep, diaper changes and storage. I hope you love our small space nursery design for our little Harper and it inspires you to tackle even the smallest design challenges. 83DC7B4D-29D8-4C53-90F8-8A99FA487BE5 Continue reading

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New Age Road Trips || How times have changed…

Lincoln continental 2018 review banff canmore lifestyle blogger family road trip tips tricks ideas I love a good old fashioned family road trip. Snacks, great music and incredible scenery. Growing up the majority of our vacations were on the road as opposed to in the air. Let’s face it, it’s a far more affordable option for tons of families. The one thing that isn’t the same from my childhood mini vacations are the luxury features available in some motor vehicles nowadays. We had the pleasure of partnering with Lincoln on a weekend trip to the mountains. Here are some of my favourite aspects of The 2018 Lincoln Continental that make long road trips as a family that much easier:

Sync 3 is a voice activated feature that can easily control your phone. For us, we loved pressing a button, asking for great restaurants in the area and getting a response in seconds. It was like having a little tour guide in the car with us, perfect for a road trip when you’re not familiar with the town or city you are taking a pitstop in.

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Home Decor || My love for round mirrors continues…

2B118BDD-7C41-4901-8A59-435C88231F2AWe all know I’m always on the hunt for a great mirror. Easily my favorite decorating trick to open up a room and make it appear even bigger. For the living room I’ve been looking for a large round mirror for quite some time. We found this gorgeous Oryx mirror from The Brick just in time for our Spring refresh of our home. I love the gold detail,  modern feel and minimal profile. The size was also a big selling point for me, I struggled to find large round mirrors with a minimalist frame. The majority were half the size or had too decorarive a border for my design needs. With Spring in the air we find ourselves adding a few more accents to each room as we tidy and move the winter items to storage. Continue reading

Style || Last Days of Winter || How you can score my fav boots and coat at a discount…

Here’s to hoping this is the last winter style post you have to see until late November but I’m probably dreaming! In any case, this time of year is the best time to score some major deals on outerwear and boots. I love coats, boots and bags! And of which are normally a pretty penny, so it feels good to snag some good end of season sales.

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Stripped Coat: Helene Berman c/o Simply Be (The plaid version is on sale too!)

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Bag: Chloe || Boots: Sorel Emelie 1964 

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