It’s my favourite time of year, fall is here! We all know what that means, Starbucks fall cups are out, buffalo plaid is in and the leaves are changing. See my cozy look from PRIVILEGE, this coat is so comfy exactly what I needed on this crisp morning coffee run. Hoary Autumn friends, make your PSL’s be hot and ready.
Fall decor is my jam, I love adding tiny autumn details throughout the house. With that being said, I’m not big on clutter or decoration overload. For the kitchen’s seasonal refresh with The Brick I kept it simple. I added pops of metallic with these silver pumpkins, add seasonal scented soap to my sink and started burning my favourite fall candles. It’s all about the little things to update a space. Don’t feel the pressure to spend a lot of money to get some seasonal decor impact. Go with what you’ve got, find some tiny seasonal trinkets at the grocery store or head in-store to The Brick. Just like that you’ve entered into the fall.
Appliances: The Brick
Marble Serving Boards: Instore accessory find from The Brick
Many of you noticed on my Instagram stories last week that we changed up a major part of our master bedroom, our bed. I don’t know what it is about Fall but every year it makes me have the same motivation… purge, organize and complete decor projects around the house. It’s like I’m preparing for hibernation, I’m kidding but not kidding at the same time. One of the major projects left in our master bedroom was changing out our mattress and bed frame. We have owned the same ultra firm California king mattress for over 6 years. The size made it difficult to find any sheet sets in Canada that I liked, strike number one. Not to mention, both my husband and I were so over the hard surface. Flash forward 10 months! Yes, it took us that long to finally pull the trigger on a new mattress. Here we are, sleeping on a cloud… it makes me wish we had done this years ago.
If you are in the market for a new mattress, here are the reasons why we went with the Beautyrest Hotel Diamond 6 plush king mattress set from The Brick. Exclusive to The Brick, the bottom layer of springs features Beautyrest’s Evolution pocket coils to reduce motion transfer between sleep partners. Not to point fingers, but “someone,” not me… moves a lot in their sleep. So the pocket coils were a key feature we needed with our new mattress.
Our last mattress was far too firm for both of us. So this time around we wanted to invested in something both plush and supportive. The soft foam and cooling gel is just what we were looking for, designed to help alleviate sore muscles while cradling you in supreme comfort it’s like sleeping on a cloud that hugs every inch of your body. This mattress was exactly what we’ve been searching for, feels like we are on vacation at an expensive resort.
My tip for creating a Bedroom Oasis: Go in store to The Brick, lay down on every single mattress and let your body make the final decision. The moment I lay on the Beautyrest Hotel Diamond 6 plush I knew it was the one I needed in my life. An amazing sleep is worth it, treat yo self! There are very few purchases that are this life changing, why wait?
I struggled today watching the IG stories of other mom’s sending off their little one’s to the first day of school because today Alastair didn’t go… It’s not that he didn’t want to, or that we didn’t register him or didn’t prepare him for the big independence day. Today I got told the Community League of Newton in Edmonton would be dissolving their preschool program, leaving me high and dry. I think what frustrates me the most, the fact that there was no forewarning and they waited this long to announce the news. Yes folks, I just got to hear his program wouldn’t be running on the day he should have been starting. It’s not that there are not enough kids registered either. Apparently, it comes down to “staffing” issues.
Now I know some of you are rolling your eyes right now. It’s just preschool right? Wrong! For me, working on this blog from home Alastair hasn’t been to daycare. He hasn’t formed many little kid relationships. Nor has he had the opportunity to get learning ready, have structured time, or get to experience group activities. I’m devastated. I tried to do everything in my power. Registered him the moment that began in March of this year, paid his deposit, started having conversations preparing him for his new classroom. Just to have it cancelled on it’s start date when almost all our local programs are full or stopped taking registrations months ago is brutal.
I haven’t had the heart to tell him yet… instead we lined up his new clothes and shoes from West Coast Kids. Gabbed about how great it’s going to be… and told him, “that Mommy was wrong about the start day…” For now, I’m going to live that little white lie while I hustle for him to try my best to fix this. So like most moms, today was a teary one. It just wasn’t for the reasons I thought it was going to be. Instead I had a good cry in private because I let him down and I got to see that excitement fade in his eyes when I told him we were’t going today.
I was going to tell you all about all the sweet shoes he found. Take first day photos and do a little Q&A with him. I thought about not sharing this, since I feel so defeated. Like I let him down. But it’s real and sometimes we all need a little real life in the blogging world too. Because it isn’t always rainbows and butterflies… sometimes it just plain sucks.
I can’t believe the summer is almost over! To enjoy every last drop of sunshine my girl Diana of 204park and I have create a simply summer sip. It’s so light and refreshing! You need to try this peach spritz.
Muddle 1/2 peach in bottom of glass
Squeeze juice of 1/2 lime
2 oz gin (We went with Hansen for some Local LOVE)
add slices of peach and lime (Fresh fruit from Spud, use my promo code CREDM PARKIE for a $20 credit!)
top with soda water + serve!