We made it! We survived yet another winter week. I am so looking forward to spring but in the mean I’m loving these warmer days with this beautiful snow! I can transition from coats to cardigans, it’s easily one of my favourite wardrobe pieces. This coatigan from WoolOvers is 100% lambswool boasting all-natural, fully machine washable fibres. It’s a perfect transition wardrobe piece for the fall or late winter/ early spring.
Cardigan:WoolOvers c/o || Jeans:Gap || Shoes: Skye Footwear || Bag:Burberry If you haven’t thought of lamb’s wool here’s an easy break down from WoolOvers on the subject: Pure lambswool is smooth, strong, and naturally soft-to-the-touch. The myth is the itch of wool. Boasting the same warming and reliable qualities as 100% pure wool, but without the tough-guy edge, pure lambswool is a great choice when it comes to soft winter essentials for staying cozy and comfortable. Continue reading →
How very Canadian of me, sharing a winter look when other bloggers in North America are talking Spring! With an impending winter snow storm warning here in Edmonton, I thought it felt fitting to share one of my favourite parkas with you. I’ve partner with Parajumpers to share this cozy look to inspire your next snow day adventure. They are an extremely innovative outerwear collection with highly technological components, designed above all else to be functional. This is my third coat from them in 5 years, I’m a fan to say the least. The Light Long Bear parka by Parajumpers is the perfect parka to keep you warm and stylish in the colder months. It is so light weight and I love the athleisure vibe. The multi pockets help me tote around everything a busy mom would need: kleenex, snacks, diapers and travel wipes! It’s very much the perfect coat for an active on the go lifestyle.
Parka:Parajumpers c/o || Jeans:Gap || Bag:Chloe || Sweater:Abercrombie || Sneakers:Skye Footwear c/o|| Sunglasses: Prescription from Bailey Nelson Photos by the ever so talented B.Grace Creatives for Northern Style Exposure
I know that I’ve hinted at this transformation on my IG story and peeked your design interest a few weeks ago. I’m so excited for the final reveal of this living room transformation. This month I styled The Brick’s new Tatum sofa and loveseat to modernized my sister’s main living space: the family room. When I saw the stunning deep blue leather of the Tatum I knew I needed this stand out piece to work my design around. The clean modern lines are so classic and the wipeable leather is perfect for a family with children. I added the off-white Loft shag rug to make the space look large, airy and open. And paired the sofa with this stunning art piece I found in store at The Brick. As a forewarning, the art and mirror are not available online but they may be at a location near you. They get new accessories often, so I urge you to take a look at your local store. You never know what you could find.
Once you’ve decluttered a place, I like to add back in little comforts to make the space warm and inviting. Pick a few pillows and throws that fit your design colours. Finally, add a plant or two. They clean the air and the greenery is an easy completer piece to complete the look of the room.
Coffee Table: (The Brick Instore Find) || Silver Antler: (The Brick Instore Find) || Pillows & Knit Throw: (The Brick Instore Find)
I love pairing deep blues with accents of golds and emerald. It’s such a rich palette that easily pairs with dark wood flooring or brown brick. I picked up this gorgeous gold lantern in store from The Brick. Don’t be afraid to add some colour when purchasing furniture. It can add a statement to your room and create an unforgettable design palette.
Disclaimer: This post was paid by The Brick, but my thoughts and opinions remain my own.
With Valentines Day behind us and a Family Day Stat holiday on Monday I’ve got the Art Of Hygge on my mind. It could be the cold weather, or how comfortable this Berlin bed from The Brick is… either way I’m looking forward to a weekend of cozy times with my little family unit this weekend.
If you haven’t heard of the ever so popular “Hygge” movement, let me tell ya… you might be embracing this full scale home decor and lifestyle choice already. I know I’ve been doing it for years. In it’s simplest form, the Scandinavian word “Hygge” is an overall feel of coziness and comfortability to work towards the feelings of wellness and contentment. It’s a daily ritual of enjoying the simple things: family, candles, the feel of clean warm sheets, and comfort food as examples. This concept has swept the home design world by storm in the last year, so of course I wanted to speak to it. I truly believe that by incorporating a little Hygge into your home and lifestyle you have the potential for your mental health and well being to benefit.
It’s the little things, I love to add cozy blankets, pillows, candles and floral arrangements to a room. Or changing up a long-term everyday use item like switching to the Beautyrest Hotel Diamond 6 plush king mattress set from The Brick. That mattress is the definition of cozy, it’s so soft and plus it was a game changer to the overall feel of our bedroom. Plus switching from a hard wood bed frame to the soft fabric Berlin was another design nod to actualizing a Hygge bedroom home design.
Every year is the same, we have an afternoon of baking in hopes of making a large quantity of my Mom’s famous sugar cookies with a simple butter cream frosting. It’s a family tradition to make something yummy for the people we love… and I LOVE to do it together. This year was made even easier with the addition of my new GE 6.8 Cu. Ft. Freestanding Double Oven Gas Range. We had both ovens going with so much rack space for cookie trays, we breezed through our baking this year. The Air convection systems uses an innovative fan that rotates one way, then reverses direction to allow heated air to circulate evenly around whatever you may be cooking. Our range is easily one of my favourite features from our kitchen reno update late last year. This GE Gas Range makes everyday cooking easy for us as a family. I love the edge-to-edge cooktop.
We’ve always used a variation of The Joy of Cooking Sugar cookie recipe. It’s fast, easy and fool proof for a non-baker. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. In my case, preheat BOTH ovens. Don’t forget to lightly grease a few cookie sheets.
1 cup unsalted butter, soft is best.
2/3 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until very fluffy and well blended. Add in the egg, baking powder, salt, and vanilla until evenly incorporated. Stir in flour until the mixture is well blended and almost smooth.
Cook for approximately 7 minutes. Depends on the accuracy of your oven temperature. So I like checking around 6 minutes to make sure you don’t burn any batches.
Remove from baking sheet immediately to start cooling.
Now to do the frosting.
In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon. Stir in a dash vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
Slowly add milk and beat to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. Instead of food colouring, I used a heaping spoonful of our fav raspberry jam for both flavour and color!