Jan 19 2017

My DIY Winter Wardrobe Plans & My New Wood Watch!

This post is sponsored by JORD wood watches. They sent me my watch for free but all opinions and thoughts are my own.     As I mentioned in my last post, one of my goals for 2017 is to make more of my own clothes. I have a huge fabric stash that is just waiting to be converted into beautiful things. My goal is to make 3-4 items per season this winter I want to make a new coat, a cozy turtleneck sweater, a bodysuit and a blouse.   I’ve picked out all my fabrics and I’m super excited because check out how...

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Jan 16 2017

Goals and Planning for 2017

Hey! How’s your January been going? Did you have a nice holiday?   As I mentioned in my last post I decided to take a few weeks “vacation” to focus on family and coursework. And you know what? It was great. Our first Christmas without dad was difficult, but there was still a lot of joy and laughter - exactly what he would have wanted. I’ve made great progress on my interior decoration certification and I also managed to do a bit of planning and goal setting at the same time.   What about last year?   In 2016 I gave myself a two part goal:...

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Dec 23 2016

I’ve jumped into the unknown to follow my dream

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? I asked myself that earlier this year and my answer was immediate. Quit my job and pursue my passion for design.   Then I asked myself - what’s stopping me?   Fear was stopping me.   Fear of being unemployed. Fear of learning something new. Fear of not being good enough.   But you know what? I did it anyways.   On July 1, 2016 I officially became unemployed for the first time. I left a career as a digital product manager and enrolled in a certification course to become an interior decorator and home stager.   The last...

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Holiday baking traditions
Dec 21 2016

Holiday Baking Traditions + Favourite Christmas Cookies

  Growing up, one of my favourite things about the holidays (you know besides the snow and pretty decorations and presents) was all the Christmas cookies! My Nana would make batches upon batches of her famous shortbread cookies and when I got older, I was allowed to help. Some cookies would be for us to eat, some would go into tins for friends and some would go to her church for the annual bake sale (and sell out fast).   While shortbreads were her speciality (with little pieces of maraschino cherry on top) my favourites were always her oatmeal lace cookies and custard...

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flannel cuddle throw blanket
Dec 19 2016

Quick Throw Blanket and 6 Easy Gifts You Can DIY

Need a quick gift you can make in less than an hour? This throw blanket is super cozy and is really easy to make.   Materials: 2 yards flannel print 2 yards Sherpa or cuddle fabric Serger and/or sewing machine     Lay out your flannel and cuddle fabric and trim to the same size.   Using a short zig zag stitch on your sewing machine (or a serger if you have one) sew the flannel and cuddle fabrics together wrong sides together.   Fold the sherpa side over to the flannel side along each edge and stitch down to create a border.  The corners can be a little fiddly but just tuck them...

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Gift Ideas for Home Cooks, Bakers and Foodies

Have a foodie in your life? They're sure to love one of these 13 amazing gifts!   -1- Great British Bake Off Cook Book  -2- Fancy Bundt Cake Tins (on my list!) -3- DIY Food Kit  -4- Retro Kitchen Timer  -5- Gourmet Food Subscription Box  -6- Fancy-Ass Digital Scale  -7- KitchenAid Stand Mixer  -8- Stand Mixer Ice Cream Maker Attachment (my favourite!) -9- Bake Off Colouring Book  -10- Customizable Cookie Cutter  -11- Craft Beer Club Subscription  -12- Digital Meat Thermometer (Chris' Pick) -13- Adorable Egg Yolk Separator     This post contains affiliate links, you can find my full disclosure statement here....

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