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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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May 23rd, 2013 | A Sunny Victoria Day

I just la-love these girls! Amy, Diana and I decided to have a little backyard party with the three of us on Victoria day. It was loads of fun!  I made pasta salad, iced green tea lemonade and we also had nachos, potato salad, cherries, veggies & hummus and amy baked cookies! We had wine too, of course ;).

It was a perfect day! Except for the part where the ice cream man didn’t stop & wait for us and we spent a solid 30 minutes trying to hunt him down. Eventually we gave up and went to Menchie’s instead. Amy pained our nails like the crazy talented nail-lady she is. Diana had flowers and cats done, and I went with daisies and polka dots :).

Diana is wearing a dress from the Jason Wu for Target collection, and the hat is from H&M. I’m pretty sure Amy’s in Forever 21 shorts and that the rest  is H&M too. For my outfit, you can see the details here.

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May 15th, 2013 | to the mom who taught me everything

I’m a little late on this one… I had a really bad stomach flu for the past 3 days and this is the first day I’m able to sit up and keep food down. I know mother’s day has come and gone, but I still wanted to say something anyways.

First of all, Happy Mothers Day to all the blogging mama’s out there! Secondly, Happy Mother’s Day to my own wonderful mom!

Without her, I wouldn’t know how to make a website. She helped me learn the basics and also how to create animated gifs at the tender age of 9. (They were awful. If you want a blast from the past you can check out the website & some gifs my sister and I made here) She taught me that make-up goes on your face, not your sister’s porcelain dolls. (Sorry Lauren.) And most importantly she’s taught me how to be a good person and helped me become the lady that I am today. 

Thanks Mom.

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