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September 18th, 2013 | Party Like It’s 1922 (image heavy)

At the end of last summer, we had a flower crown DIY garden party. It was the perfect way to end summer and start the transition into fall and has become a tradition for us. For this year’s theme we decided we wanted a theme that involve costumes for those who wanted to dress up and went with none other than the 20s!  We picked this theme solely due to the costumes and visuals in Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby film of this summer. (We just needed to be flappers for a night, alright?!) We had a photo booth, blackberry lemonade sangria, so much delicious food, made flapper headbands and of course was in the best company! Basically, it was awesome. I’m truly blessed to be able to work with the most amazing people and call them my friends. I think this is easily the most photos I’ve ever posted in one post. (Sorry not sorry.)

(Also if you’re wondering where that amazing diamond pinata is from it’s  Prospect Goods!)

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June 8th, 2013 | Waterford Antique Market

First off, sorry for the large amount of photos (not really), but this place is just too magical and they were too pretty to not post. Welcome to the Waterford Antique Market. I think this place has easily become one of my favourite antique markets. My only complaint is how far away it is from me. (We’re talking like.. over 3 hours.)

I first discovered this place thanks to a friend of mine, Sarah, who’s home town is Waterford. It’s definitely starting to become a summer tradition to visit her when she goes home for the summer and hit this place up. I’m already itching to go back! It’s two floors of goodies with a couple of booths that refinish items which is something I love as well. Crafty goodness and antiques all in one place. This is totally what heaven is like, right?!

It’s funny though how even from just looking at the photos I took I am still noticing things that I didn’t see when they were infront of me! There’s just so much stuff it’s wonderful. We all ended up finding some amazing pieces. Sarah’s mom got a tea set and a few vases, Sarah got a lovely new cabinet to display her grandmother’s antique bells on and I (obviously) found some tea cups and other things – which I’ll be showing off in a post later!

I really do love this place. It’s definitely my 2nd favourite market now. I say 2nd only because my loyalties will always remain with the wonderful antique barns in my town. I mean c’mon, they surprised me with special teacup as a gift for my birthday!

What’s your favourite antique store to hunt for treasure & where is it located? I’m especially curious if its in Southern Ontario ;)

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June 3rd, 2013 | Let’s Go To The Zoo!

Last week Matt and I went to the Toronto Zoo, mainly to check out the Pandas… which were kinda boring and sleeping behind a tree haha. The trick is to go in the morning if you want to see them, they go to sleep around 11 and stay that way all afternoon. My parents went for a members only event few weeks before so they got some really amazing photos of them playing and stuff. It was kinda a bummer they weren’t that active when we were there, but I’m sure I’ll be back. The Toronto Zoo is common spot to go to year round with my family, but there always is something more magical about it at the start of summer!

All the other animals  were fairly active though because it was a cool day. (I think the Panda’s are just lazy creatures by nature.) We arrived just in time at the Polar Bear’s to watch them be fed which was pretty cool. They were really cute and had a lot of personality!

I think the Gorilla’s are a lot of people’s favourite because theres always a crowd near them. I think it’s because they’re the most interesting to watch because they really are so much like humans. It kinda freaks me out a bit actually so I can’t watch them for too long haha! There was this one who was just sitting there and seriously looked like he was contemplating life. Then there was another who was examining dirt under it’s nails and cleaning them. Then one caring for the kid gorilla. It just trips me out.

I’m really glad though that going to The Zoo has always been such a big part of my life, so many people I know haven’t been since they were kids. (Like Matt, apparently the last time he went was with school as a child.) It really is such a fun place! If you haven’t been to a zoo in a while GO! It’s so much fun!! I can’t wait to go back soon :)

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April 9th, 2013 | april showers

 

Sprinnnng! I’m so excited that the weather is (even though wet) starting to get warmer and the days are getting longer. It’s such a nice feeling on the days I get off work at 7 or later that it’s still partially light out. It’s the best feeling! I don’t mind the rain. I love sitting down with a cup of tea and just watching it. That and it’s good for the flowers ;). A few are starting to poke out of the ground in our garden.

I’m really excited for spring for so many reasons. I can finally paint my furniture for my room soon.. it’s been way to cold to do it and I wouldn’t dare attempt it inside. I’m a messy painter. The Zoo! The Toronto Zoo is one of my favourite places in spring. The animals are always more active and fun to watch before the summer heat sets in. Being able to wear dresses without thick tights, saying bye to heavy winter jackets. Oh and BBQ season!!!

I’m also excited to start sharing some outfit posts again. I’m going to be honest here, I have zero motivation to do them in the winter. I usually don’t have anyone to take the photos for me so I rely on a tripod and just takes longer that way. I’m a big baby in the winter, (and yes I’m Canadian) and just don’t like the way the photos turn out when I’ve tried taking them indoors.

 

 

Another thing I’m looking forward to is getting back into geocaching again. I know there are lots of people who still cache in the winter (and some caches that are designed around it) but yeah.. back to me being a big baby. I’m a bad Canadian I know. I’m mostly just excited about being able to spend almost all day outside again.

I remember it being so much warmer this time last year too. I think that’s just making me want spring extra bad. But I know it’s finally right around the corner! (You watch, I just jinxed it.) Is the weather spring like yet where you guys are? Do you have any big plans or things you’re excited to do in the Spring?!

 

 

Also, I feel like I should mention it even though I’m sure many of you are probably already aware but something that’s going to be effecting us bloggers (late) spring is that Google Reader is retiring. It’s not set to happen unit June 1st. If you use Google Reader to follow my blog and don’t want to stop your subscription, you’re going to have to find another way to follow. my top choice (and what I’ve switched to as well) is Feedly.

Feedly is very similar to google reader and you can set it up so that it will automatically import your RSS feed from Google.  It has a few different layout choices as well including one that is almost identical to reader’s interface if you prefer it, or you can select a more visual approach with thumbnails and a summary (how I use it). It’s a web based app that you can also use on your iPad, iPhone, Android or Kindle. I use it both on my computer and iPad.

Some other ways to follow as well are subscribing directly to the RSS feed, or through Facebook, Bloglovin’, Twitter, or you can check out this article by Life Hacker with a list of google reader alternatives and find one that suits your own needs.

I’m curious now – how do you guys follow this blog? Either way, I’m so thankful that you do! Thanks for stickin’ around kids :)

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April 11th, 2012 | Easter Snapshots

easter egg dyed deviled egg diy
easter popcorn recipe
♥ h&m and blowfish shoes

I hope everyone had a wonderful easter! Here are a few photos from mine :)

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