I’m always a little bit sad to see the holiday decorations go each year. So I try my best to lessen the decor depression by adding a few light, bright and elegant details around the house. A quick declutter followed by a trip to the grocery store for tulips always does the trick. Here are my favourite modern living-room pieces everyone needs from The Brick:
I’m neither here nor there on Valentines Day. I usually do something nice for my significant other but growing up what I loved about the day was the treats I shared with my loved ones. My parents would get us hand picked postcards from Edmonton’s AGA art gallery, write cute messages and give us a few sweet treats. I loved the personalized gesture of caring… as I’ve gotten older the day has grown along those lines, a day to show your loved ones you’re thinking of them. That’s why I love the term GALentines Day, it doesn’t have to be about boyfriends it can be about your best gal pals!
You may want to treat yo’ self or a special someone in your life, either way I’ve got you covered! I’ll have quite a few giveaways in the next two weeks celebrating love love love both here and on my Instagram! Follow along here or there for your chance to score some sweet treats this month.
Let’s start the giving with this amazing hat box arrangement from Fleurs Flowers. For your chance to win an arrangement of your own simply complete the two following steps for an entry:
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In the past I’ll admit I was an over packer! Now that I travel quite often I’ve started to pick up a few tricks along the way. On a tropical vacation I will pack two statement pieces that can be dressed up or down. One of them for this trip to Maui was this silk jumpsuit from J.Crew. Perfect for an easy breezy afternoon of strolling the markets but can easily be dressed up with a heel, bold bright lipstick and my hair down for an evening dinner out.
We all know I’m a beauty junkie but less is more when it comes to packing product for a trip. I like to focus on the basics ensuring I pack product that have impact and duel purpose.
For daytime, I packed my favourite Olay eye cream and it doubled as my full face cream for the trip. An easy brow palette and shaping kit by Benefit. Plus a highlighting palette from Hourglass, not only did I use this one for my face but it also doubled as eyeshadow. Finally, for night I add a full coverage foundation and several lipstick shades.
For my hair I used Invisibobble traceless hair rings to do effortless undo’s without bobby pins. Plus, these ties do not leave kinks in your hair so I could easily take your hair down for dinner at night. I love a good beach spray too.
Shoes are your enemy when packing light. They take up tons of space and most are heavy. I packed 1 heel in a neutral, these metallic flats and I wore a sneaker on the plane. Think day, night and activewear. And if you keep these picks in the metallic or neutral range you are golden.
Don’t pack hats! I scored this one at a market for $12. Don’t pack shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Just pay a visit to grocery store and purchase some once you are there… commit to affordable choices that you will leave behind.
It is finally here, our master bath renovation reveal, I know you’ve see a bit of it in previous posts on my insta stories and social media throughout the transformation process. We’ve gotten so many questions from where we found this oversized round wooden mirror to how I got away with pink cabinets with my hubby! All your material sourcing questions will be answered with this post, thank you for your patience… I wasn’t ignoring your questions, I just wanted to answer them all in an easy access blog post. Without further ado welcome to our new and improved glam master bathroom.
When we moved in this summer I knew I wanted to update this bathroom. It had not been changed since the early 90′s and it clearly needed a bit of help in the design department. We designed the space around this round mirror concept from The Brick and the look of light bright marble bathrooms I had been pinning on Pinterest for months. The moment we found this oversized round mirror we knew that meant two pendant lights for the vanity and we would want to tie in small wood accents throughout. I found this crystal and wood block in store from The Brick, accents vary per location but you are sure to find something unique when you pay them a visit. It was so worth the hunt… they also have an amazing selection of special order items online too. Our contractor made these the custom bench and shelf to add those rustic elements to this feminine place.
For those of you that were asking where we found these amazing pink and gold cabinets, they are custom made woodwork by Attlea Inc. They are locally owned in Edmonton and are known for their modern designs and amazing craftsmanship. They used Benjamin Moore “Flush Pink” paint # 2081-70. Dustin mirrored that exact colour on the accent wall above the bathtub. I love the faded pink with the touches of silver and gold throughout the place.
I first saw Swimzip on ABC’s Shark Tank, that television appearance completely peaked my interest in this company. I’ve struggled on vacation with heat rashes myself, and since I experience extreme effects of sun exposure I’ve been vigilante on protecting my family from the harmful effects of the sun. Swimzip has created UPF 50+ Sun Protective Clothing for toddlers, women, and men. I love the long sleeve sunsuits and sun hat for babies, toddlers, and kids. If swimsuits isn;t your thing, SwimZip carries the ever so popular round circle towels. A great way to stay warm and dry by the beach, pool, or ocean.Continue reading →