I love a good seasonal place setting, it’s probably one of my favourite home decorating activities. I have a “go with what you’ve got” mentality. The base, an amazing and versatile dining table with chairs. I like an easy to clean surface and ample seating. The Caroline dining bench from The Brick is a comfortable option for seating, while the Monarch metal cafe chairs are easy to wipe down for your mini children guests.
Next, mix in china sets that you own and love, for me these floral vintage pieces from my late Grandma are perfectly paired with the new Anthropologie gold spot plates. Get creative with your napkins, it’s an easy and cost effective way to mix in a seasonal theme. Layered into the china, bunny shaped or with fresh flowers or herbs tucked inside… napkins can turn a place setting from everyday to special event in seconds.
Finally nothing says fancy like fresh flowers, I found these at my local grocery store. I bought the most affordable grower’s bundles in my table setting colour palette and made my own bouquets. Making your own arrangements makes it far more affordable to go with fresh centre pieces.
Think about adding a mini mimosa bar to the end of the dining table. Mini bar cart like set ups add fun little details that would otherwise be left out of the dining decor. Plus, your guests have amazing beverages right at their finger tips literally. It’s all about the little luxuries.
Play to your guest list! I LOVE champagne flutes but it’s always nice to incorporate both the masculine and feminine versions of the popular cocktail glass. I like to set the short champagne flutes out for all the men dining to give them a less feminine tall glass for their dining enjoyment. And always offer water… it’s a table staple not to miss.
I’m so excited to share with you my personal lipstick colour picks for 30 days of Maybelline lipstick! It’s crazy how much a new lipstick can change your look. I’ve covered all the bases from nudes, to pinks and my fav reds to help carry me through a full month of different lipstick for everyday. Be sure to check back because I’ll be giving away a Northern Style x Maybellinelipstick vault for one lucky reader. It will include all 30 of my favourite colorsensational lipsticks in the ultimate makeup haul.
For now here’s a look into my top Maybelline lipstick picks…
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It’s a mom’s reality, joy and nightmare all at the same time… those cute adorable growing feet! I know I’m not the only one that struggles with the mini shoe game weekly. I get Alastair a new pair of shoes, I blink and he’s outgrown them. Luckily Edmonton got a DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse kids! It’s the largest shoe store in Canada carrying some of my favourite brands at a discount: Hunter, Kate Spade, Coach, Nike, New Balance, Converse, Toms, Sorel, and Ugg. It makes it so easy to pick up a few pairs of on trend shoes at an affordable price.
We found these New Balance sneakers for my husband and of course the cutest little Vans for Alastair.
It’s giving away time! To help keep the feet in your life stylish I’ve teamed up with Designer Shoe Warehouse! For your chance to win 1 of 2 $50 gift cards of your own, simply complete the two following steps for an entry:
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I’ve been using Spud.ca for over a year, it’s a convenient way to get organic groceries into my family’s life. With the extreme cold and a new born, grocery trips haven’t been easy lately. Luckily Spud comes to the rescue with anything from food to cleaning to even beauty supplies. They bring it to me rain or shine so I don’t have to drag the kids in the elements to the store. Plus, they support numerous local independent businesses and have a strong commitment to carry organic and natural products. It’s a win win. New to the service? Use my code: CREDM PARKIE for $25 towards your first order. Continue reading →