6 Tips to Planning a Private Wedding Ceremony

Francis and I were engaged for 4.5 years before finally getting married. It’s not that we had doubts or couldn’t find the right location, it’s because we couldn’t figure out how a traditional wedding fit into our vision of what we wanted, and the budget we wanted to spend. Early on in our relationship we […]

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DIY Wedding Bouquet

Our wedding was not unlike many where we had a budget to adhere to. Going into the planning phase I wanted to keep the wedding simple and organic feeling, but there were a few items that were a must; Flowers was definitely one of those items. I’m usually welcoming of a DIY project, and love to […]

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Gift Ideas for the Home – Shop Local

It’s the final day of my Shop Local gift guides. Come back tomorrow afternoon for a giveaway announcement. I have a small obsession with bowls, and these porcelain bowls from Epinette Noire are easy to fit-in in any kitchen. Made in Quebec. Spices and condiments have never looked so sexy as that do in these […]

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Gift Ideas for Him – Shop Local

In case you missed it yesterday, I started a 4 day series featuring Christmas gift ideas made locally. Men deserve beautiful skin too. The Rugged Gentleman face mist from Happy Spritz is a great way to tell him he’s both tough and beautiful, located in Vancouver, BC and California. Don’t let him sip a drink wrapped […]

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Sharpie Decorated Pumpkins

I remember carving pumpkins to be so much fun when I was a kid. So. last year we picked up a pumpkin carving kit, and took Sienna to pick out the pumpkin she wanted. I was so excited to share this experience with her and create some new memories. I got everything setup, cut out […]

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Kid’s Halloween Party

‘Tis the season… for dressing up in costumes and eating copious amounts of treats! We’re finding any occasion to put on our costumes and have some fun until Halloween rolls around. I mean, why only wear it for one day? So, today we had a little pre-Halloween party with some friends involving snacks, colouring, and pumpkin […]

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Halloween Mantel

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say my kids love Halloween. They picked up their costumes in early September, and have been asking if it’s time to go trick-or-treating ever since. We usually host a Halloween party for them and their friends, so we decided to get the decorations up and get into the Halloween […]

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