If you’ve ever experienced flooding of any kind in your home you know the high level of stress it can cause. Not only the structural damage to your home but the potential for lost memories through damaged personal items like photos or heirloom furniture. I’ve partnered with Insurance Bureau of Canada to talk everything flooding. It’s one of the last F words you probably ever want to hear. So, I thought I’d share 3 easy tips to help in the event of a flood or to help protect your property from flood damage:
Let’s talk creative toy storage. If you’re a parent the daily battle with the toy clutter is very real! In our household I would say it’s easily one of my most challenging design aspects to kid friendly rooms. I’m a firm believer in stylish room storage. I haven’t felt the need to get toy chests or coloured plastic bins. I love that there are so many options out there for toy storage. My favourite, converting bookshelves with trendy bins or finding modern cabinets with adjustable shelves to help hide the clutter. Here are the 2 pieces that help us beat the toy clutter battle:
The Barrister Tall Bookcase: Finished in a salt grey oak colour, the bookcase blends easily with most décor while adding a touch of natural beauty. It’s unique cubbyholes, along with five shelves, provide ample and stylish storage solutions for books, Blu-ray discs, family photos, toys, stuffed animals and more. As an added benefit, the durable engineered wood construction is heat-, stain- and scratch-resistant perfect for a toddler room. There is a full furniture line with many stylish shapes and sizes, I’m loving the Barrister line. (We have the TV stand too)
The Harbor View Storage Cabinet:I love to find a balance between open and closed storage. Unlike, the Barrister where collectible toys to stylish bins are on display. The Harbor completely hides the toy clutter with it’s horizontally-slatted doors and solid wood knobs radiate shaker-style simplicity with the perfect touch of splendour. This transitional cabinet complements both contemporary and traditional styles, making it easy to integrate into your decor. What’s more, engineered wood overlaid with paper laminate creates a durable piece that withstands the rigours of daily use. You can adjust the shelves to adapt to any of your toy clutter needs. Continue reading
It’s the most wonder time of the year… who just sang that first sentence with their head too? I’ve partnered with Nordstrom to score my picks from their legendary Half Yearly Sale. Until May 27th score your favourites at up to 40% off. I love to update my summer wardrobe with some designer favourites this time of year, not only for the discount but the in-store Nordstrom shopping experience also. Whenever I enter a Nordstrom I love the warm greetings and styling expertise of their staff. There have been many a time I come in with an idea of a look I’m wanting to achieve and they make it a reality with personalized product picks that fit my style and body type. They are a pleasure to work with… not looking for a shopping helper, don’t worry the sale is easily marked throughout the store for you to search on your own if that’s your kinda day. Who doesn’t love a great shopping day?
By now I’m sure you’re curious about what I picked up in the sale. I needed a few basics to add to my day to day Mommy wardrobe. And I’ve been dying to add something romantic for date night. And jeans, I love getting a good pair of denim on major clearance. Here are my product picks from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale:
Make + Model Take It Easy Lounge Hoodie in “GREY PEARL HEATHER.” I love the feminine ruffle detail on this lounge wear hoodie. It’s perfect for kicking it with the kids around the house but cute enough to wear out on a Starbucks coffee date.
Tory Burch Cecily Sequin Embellished Espadrille in “OCTAGON SQUARE/ NEW IVORY.” Espadrilles are a summer wardrobe staple in my humble opinion. Dress them up with a Maxi or feminine romper. Or pair them with casual shorts or distressed denim jeans. They are so comfy and so stylish.
Socialite Lace Overlay Romper. I’ve been searching for an elegant lace romper for date night for quite some time. I had my eye on this one for months, so I’m so pumped to have scored it on sale. These Palm Leaf Espadrilles are included in the sale too! Continue reading
This Modern Acrylic Custom Wall Calendar: Looks like a piece of modern in your home! With it’s dry erase surface, it’s easily updated with the month’s family happenings. I love the gold hardware and fully customizable sections. Etsy, Square & Circle, $156
The Palm Leaf Place Setting Mats: The tropical trend is easily one of my favourite dining setting options for Spring and Summer. At fun detail indoor and on the patio with these easy to clean mats. Wayfair, Beach Crest Home, Set of 4, $80
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I’ve partner with The Brick to bring you a feminine tablescape using their beautiful Bari dining table. I love the modern design of the Bari, head to toe, the brown mindi veneers offer a warm look and plenty of woodgrain highlights. Lengthwise, the table edges subtly bow outwards, for a boat-like shape. This mid-century modern design completely fits the strong trend in home decor at the moment. The spacious tabletop with the criss-cross base provides ample room for guests. Perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch at home. We added pops of pink, gold and green for a feminine feel to the table top. The green leaf place settings added a fun element to the space for this special occasion.