• Beauty,  Home

    The Best Cosmetics Organizer

    What was a spur of the moment purchase years ago at Ikea, has ended up being one of the best investments I have made. These organizers are a life saver. I fall somewhere between being a messy person and a tidy person. If something has a place, I stay organized. If I don’t have a place for everything, a mess can get out of hand. For makeup, cosmetics, and hair accessories, these organizers have saved me. They made a bathroom drawer that could have become chaos into a well oiled organized machine. A dresser top that could have become covered haphazardly structured and organized. Like most things, I didn’t appreciate…

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    Creating Your Own Outdoor Retreat: Before and After of Our Backyard

    Over the past few months we have been working hard to turn our backyard into our ideal hosting and relaxing spot. With the pandemic changing many of our summer plans, I know a lot of people have been looking to have a relaxing outdoor space at home. I wanted to share our adventure of transforming our outdoor space. Before we started working on the backyard, we had a small concrete patio. It wasn’t wide enough to fit a dining table and chairs which was really annoying when trying to host dinners. We also had wooden fences on three sides of our property and a chain link fence on the last.…

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    Home Ownership – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    We bought our house almost 3 years ago and have absolutely loved making it our home. However, it hasn’t been without some surprises and “adulting” reality checks. Overall, we have loved living together and having a space to make our own. Here is what has surprised me most about home ownership so far – the good, the bad and the ugly! I also attached some photos of our house at the moment if you would like to see – I always love home tours of other peoples houses. We still have a few projects on the go and its not perfect, but it’s ours. I figured it would be fun…

  • Food & Drink,  Home

    Fangirling over Alison Roman

    I have a confession – I have the BIGGEST girl crush on Alison Roman. I kinda want to be her (I’ll settle for channelling her) or at least be her new best friend. She has the most laid-back, down to earth personality that is reflected in her cooking and style. Her videos and cookbooks have become my inspiration for having people over. I look to her for ideas for hosting laid back get togethers centred around delicious food. She will also most definitely inspire my outfit choice for the evening! Here are the ways I channel my inner AR: Hosting Her approach to having people over is so refreshing and…

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    The Endy Mattress

    We weren’t looking for a new mattress, I thought ours was perfectly fine. The thought of mattress shopping was not high up on my “that sounds fun” list. But then my husbands parents asked us to pick out a mattress we liked for their guest bedroom since it would be us sleeping there the majority of the time. And so began the hunt for 1 mattress that ended with 3 purchased – one for their guest bedroom, one for us, and my sister-in-law even got in on the deal. After browsing and researching we found the Endy and didn’t look back! Here is some info on why we chose the…

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    Plants Even I Can’t Kill

    There once was a fiddle-leaf fig tree in my house… it is no longer. After bringing it home from Ikea, its leaves were one by one turning brown and falling off. I read somewhere that they like humidity, so in an attempt to revive it, I took it into the bathroom while I showered. When I put it back in its regular spot it went even more downhill, lost all of its leaves and died. I later read the worst thing for them is shocks in temperature or condition… whoopsies. Needless to say, I am not a plant whisperer and do not have a green thumb, but I do enjoying…