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With Love

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and there is certainly a feeling of romance in the air. Here in the city, we are lucky that the snowy weather let up, and the sun is shining, warming both our hands & hearts. It’s the perfect change of season to create a feeling of renewed love and it’s incredible how a perfectly timed weather change can lift your mood tenfold. I don’t have major plans for Valentine’s Day: just spending the day snuggling up…

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DIY: Holiday-Inspired Burlap Chair Covers

This is a simple DIY to jazz up your holiday table. These burlap chair covers are easy to assemble and relatively inexpensive, which is always an added bonus. Here’s what you need (to decorate 4 chairs): 4 x 3-Feet of Burlap (Trim width to your liking) 4 Small Pre-Assembled Wreaths Twine cut in to 4 x 20-inch pieces Scissors Here’s what you’ll do: Fold your burlap over the backing of each chair String your twine through burlap, creating a U-shape…

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Free Printable Wrapping Paper

Guys I have been hit. I clearly missed the memo on getting the flu shot before the first snowfall downtown and well, I got slammed with the virus sometime early yesterday morning. And while I typically plan posts in advance, I love leaving Thursdays open for inspiration based on my weekly (insane) mood swings. Sometimes this proactive attempt not to plan bites me in the bottom. And considering I can barely keep my head up right now, I call to…

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Trick or Truffle Treat.

Make this weekend’s Halloween pre drink or party a wee bit more decadent with with this bite-sized truffle recipe. It is a simple sweet treat that’s sure to impress all of those you invite in. These Martha Stewart mini cupcake liners make your fright night treats a little more festive, so if you’re going all out, I highly recommend them. Also, neat little tip: add a dash of sea salt (I love Maldon) in to your mixture when blending the cinnamon.…

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Hibernating Halloween

This weekend marks the first year in forever (literally forever) that I will not be joining in on the Halloween dress-up & party festivities. While my tastes for Halloween have changed (gone are the days of Lady Gaga-length costumes and flimsy store-bought satin)…I may not be as promiscuous in my choice of costume but I am bold as ever when it comes to being original. This year, I was hoping to dress up as my favourite movie icon: Shelley Long…

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Italian Mojitos

Now I love me a good mojito. When summer hits and patio season is upon us, the first thing I do is reach for a refreshing, minty mojito. So you can imagine my glee when I was delivered a bottle of Astoria Prosecco DOC complete with suggested prosecco-friendly recipes to test out…most importantly: Italian Mojitos. I don’t know if I’ve been living under a rock but oh my goodness Italian Mojitos combine two of my favourite summer past times: crisp and bubbly Prosecco…

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Christmas In July.

With the insane heat we’ve been having here in Toronto, I have been dying to host an impromptu Because It’s Summer party. While I’ve chosen to host an Olympic Opening Ceremonies Fete for friends & family tomorrow, my research tempted me toward a completely new-to-me celebration: Christmas In July. Christmas In July is apparently celebrated all over the world. While I’ve been living under a rock, this event is a decorated festival in the US and Australia, full of pine cones,…

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{DIY} Floral Body Scrub

While I am certain those who skimmed over my Last Little Look post here, were wondering, “what was that pile of decorated goop?” I am delighted to finally tell you. It may not be aesthetically appealing at first glance, but I promise it is one of my most aromatic, fragrant and quickest DIYs ever. This is an easy peasy Floral Body Scrub, made from all natural ingredients you can find at your local health food store.  I first spotted this nifty little…

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DIY: Updated Friendship Bracelets

Do you remember being a kiddie at summer camp? Or if not camp, during recess at school? When all you wanted to do was sit under a tree & make bracelets with your best friends? Those were the days and as per usual not much has changed ~ I still love relaxing in the park with friends…but now I get to add wine, so that makes it even more wonderful. Over the Easter long weekend, I felt inspired by my…

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