Wednesday, 19 September 2018

September Wishlist

I usually use the first Wednesday of every month to share my monthly wish list. Since I took a mini hiatus, I didn’t get to share my post. With that being said, I thought I would share it now.

P.S. as always, I’m constantly updating my Pinterest wishlist + my sidebar! So be sure to check out both!

I was going to post a Friday beauty post… until I accidentally agreed to work a 12 hour night shift as a support worker shift after working an 8 hour shift at my regular job on Thursday… plus realized after all of that, I have a doctor’s appointment at 11:30 Friday morning. So I’ll be trying to squeeze in every minute of sleep that I can the next day or two.

Is it just me or do these pants look like the most comfortable pants ever?

These pants, too.

I’ve fallen in love with knot front tops this season, and this one in antique bark is something I would live in.

I want this scarf in every single colour. I especially love the striped slate white and space dye white silver spoon.

This sweater looks so warm and cozy! I 100% would wear this all the time. Plus it’s only $30.

I tried this sweater on and kick myself in the butt for not buying it right away. It’s so perfect for cold days.

I also tried this sweater on, and again – kick myself for not buying it. It’s only $15, too and the perfect work sweater.

I love Lou & Grey’s products – especially if they’re on sale. I’m definitely holding out for Loft to have a 40% off sale for these items:
·         Dolman Sweater Tunic (I’m obsessed with the grey!)
·         Striped Rolled Sweater
·         Tweed Hoodie Top
·         Texturist Open Cardigan
·         Waterfall Cardigan
·         Upstate Track Pants

I’ve had my eye on these pants (in both grey and black) for the past year or two.

Is it just me or does this sweater not look like the most comfortable thing ever?

Love this blouse for fall.

Loving these leggings, they’re so simple but the faux leather detail makes them a little more exciting!

This cardigan coat is the perfect layering piece for cooler weather. I love both colours.

I’ve loved Old Navy’s peacoats since I was in high school. This year’s peacoat is no different. Comes in six colours, all gorgeous (and five are neutrals!) – I especially love the camel and grey colours.

I’ve fallen in love with these tops this fall! I picked up the grey and I’m itching for the burgundy and cream colours!

What’s on your wishlist? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, 16 September 2018

links + loves

My posting has gotten so, so bad and I'm so sorry! I can't believe I haven't even done links + loves for the past few weeks. Life has just gotten in the way. I can't say much right now and probably won't for a while but I just have a lot going on in my personal life plus some changes with work (in a good way!). I've debated doing a hiatus but I honestly love writing and find it to be a stress relief. I'm definitely going to try to update more but please bare with me!

I thought I would take the time to do a quick links + loves today and will have posts on Wednesday and hopefully Friday!

45 DIY Halloween decorations that are so easy it's scary.

A great product to stock up on before cold season starts!

How comfy does this cardigan look for fall?

Love these pants, they're so versatile and look so comfortable!

There's something about this Nike tank top that I love.

Obsessed with Carrie Underwood's new single.

Why size 12 isn't plus sized.

20 low-carb dinners you can prep on Sunday nights.

I love Justin Hartley from This Is Us and this article made me love him more.

Speaking of This Is Us... 11 Things You Need to Know About This Is Us Season 3.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

links + loves

I’ve been so MIA lately it’s crazy! I’m hoping to get back into a regular posting routine come September again. Plus, maybe then I’ll be able to share what (or who) has been keeping me so busy lately.

Love these French toast skewers! If you’re gluten free, you can definitely use GF bread!

Love these boots for fall!

Loving this jacket, it gives me serious Rory Gilmore vibes.

Obsessed with this basic t-shirt.

Also with this knit kimono.

Last for clothing/accessories, I’m loving this toque in grey! I feel like it’s the definition of Canadian.

16 book club books based on old favourites (I’ll read these all by myself, though!).

Sunday, 19 August 2018

links + loves

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Happy Monday!

Monday, 13 August 2018

links + loves (plus a mini photo shoot!)

Dress (I live in it & it’s only $20!) // Sunglasses  // Lipstick (in Kitten Heels)

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

What’s In My Makeup Bag: Drugstore Edition

Had this been three years ago, this post would not exist. I used to be that girl that lived in Sephora and MAC and could easily drop $300 a month on makeup. Now that I’ve grown up, I’ve come to realize that there’s some really good brands at great prices. Personally my favourites are NYX and ELF, but I own quite a bit of Maybelline products, too.

Monday, 6 August 2018

links + loves

Happy Monday!

Friday, 3 August 2018

August 2018 Wish List

Is it just me or is late July/early August, the best time of year to shop? There’s so many great items coming out, both autumn pieces and transition pieces. This list is super lengthy as usual but I could write a novel on everything that I want right now!

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Nordstrom Sale Home Favourites

Monday, 30 July 2018

links + loves

Happy Monday! I’m making up for last week’s links + loves with tons of links today!

Friday, 27 July 2018

Old Navy New Arrivals Try On: The Good, The Bad & The WTF

TGIF, am I right? This week has felt so long and I’m not sure why.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Pinterest Picks: Autumn Fashion

booties available here

Happy Wednesday! As a human being who hates hot weather and humidity, I am so ready for autumn! I already have autumn post ideas ready and I’m so excited about it.

I thought I had done one for summer but I guess not – however, I did a spring 2018 Pinterest inspiration post a few months ago and loved it. I thought today that I would share some autumn 2018 inspiration.

P.S. for more posts similar to the ones below, you can find me on Pinterest here!


None of these pictures are my own. They were all found on Pinterest. I did, however, edit them into collages for sharing purposes. Please look the photos up on Pinterest for their original owners.)

Monday, 23 July 2018

links + loves

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Hey, happy Monday!

Friday, 20 July 2018

Nordstrom Sale Picks

Happy Nordstrom sale public access day!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Fixer Upper Inspired Wall Art

Is it just me or does anyone else have serious daydreams of all the different things that could go on pieces of wood in Magnolia Sky or Bromello font? Today I thought I would share some of the wall art I’m loving from Etsy that I could totally see Joanna Gaines sharing on Fixer Upper!

Monday, 16 July 2018

links + loves

Mug via Etsy

Happy Monday, I hope everyone is having a great day!

Friday, 13 July 2018

My Wants & Needs for Moving

I shared a few months ago my home vision boards. Things have changed and my plans have changed. I’m going to share something personal and then explain why I’m changing what is happening.

I don’t know if I’ve shared this on the blog before (closest thing might be a reference to my stepdad). My parents are in the middle of nasty divorce/separation. Through this, I have somehow lost more than I should including a relationship with my father. I love my dad to death but he has said a lot of things with intentions to spite my mom but have come out hurting me more than anything.

In the spring, my mom moved an hour and a half north to live with her boyfriend – I stayed here, but my work is about halfway between here and there. My mom and I have made the decision that once this house sell, we’re going to take her profit from here and buy a house for me closer to her and work. There’s a small town, made famous by a song by The Tragically Hip known as Bobcaygeon. It’s so cute and I cannot wait to move up there. My house that I currently live in (my grandparents’ house, which is killing me to lose) will likely end up on the market end of July. There’s a house that I have my heart set on and I’m keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it’s still available by the time.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Kitchen Upgrades From Amazon + Exciting News!

Monday, 9 July 2018

links + loves

Happy Monday! I haven’t actually opened this book yet but it sounds so good.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

July 2018 Wish List

I hope my American readers had a great 4th of July! We celebrated Canada Day on Sunday.
In other news, I totally meant to post this yesterday but my mind blanked. Oops. Will hold out on doing a Friday post now!

Monday, 2 July 2018

links + loves

Good morning! Happy Monday!

Friday, 29 June 2018

Cutest Home Décor Under $50!

Beyond my heart posts, my home décor under $50 post remains my most popular post.

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

30 before 30

I have approximately 1 825 days until I turn thirty now! There’s lots of things that I haven’t done yet that I want to. So, I thought I would create a “30 before 30” post. I fully intend to share this link on my sidebar then do a post every time I’m able to succeed!

Personal Development, Growth & More

Volunteer more.
Return to university.
Pay off my student loan and other debts.
Find a dentist and optometrist.
Grow a vegetable garden.
Grow a peony garden (and keep it alive!)
Make 5 recipes I found on Pinterest.
Learn how to make homemade bread.
Throw a dinner party.
Throw a murder mystery.
Learn how to make a turkey for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas.
Read 50 books.
Watch 10 TEDTalk topics that are important to me.
Watch 15 documentaries.
Listen to 5 different podcasts.
Go one month without buying takeout.

Health & Fitness

Run a 5k.
Try the Whole30 diet.
Do 2 hours of cardio.
Complete the Selfless Me 30 Day challenge.

Travel & More

Take a cooking class.
Go apple picking.
Visit a farmer’s market.
Go to the 10 Below Lounge at Peller Estates.
Go to five high-end restaurants in Toronto.
Become a tourist in my own town.
Attend 5 concerts.

Monday, 25 June 2018

links + loves

Happy Monday! Although my birthday isn’t until tomorrow, I celebrated with some friends on the weekend. I’ve been obsessed with naked cakes for ages and my friend got me one for my birthday!! I was so excited!
(side note: I walked into a clothing rack the other day, hence the bruise on my arm lol)

Friday, 22 June 2018

My Current Beauty Favourites

Happy Friday! I looked back and I haven’t wrote a current beauty favourites post in months, maybe even years. I thought today I would share some products that I’ve fallen in love with.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Turning 25 & More: An Interview by Sarah Whetham

A throwback photo to 2016!

I honestly was sitting at my computer screen with a blank stare trying to decide what to post for today’s post. I was texting one of my girlfriends about something else but mentioned this to her and we came up with a brilliant idea. She could interview me with random questions plus questions relating to me turning 25 in less than a week. Throughout the post, I plan to share some photos of me in my early twenties plus my fur babies, too!

Monday, 18 June 2018

links + loves

Happy Monday and welcome back to your weekly roundup of awesome links!

Friday, 15 June 2018

If I had $5 000...

Hi, hello! Here I am today doing one of my favourite posts.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Random Ramblings About Life

Hi, hello.
I started writing a legitimate post for today but if I’m being completely honest, I just didn’t feel like writing a fashion post.

Monday, 11 June 2018

links + loves

Hey, what’s up? I’m currently writing this from my mom’s deck. It’s so beautiful up here and the perfect weather.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Things I'm Loving: Etsy

I could spend hours upon hours looking at all the gorgeous items at Etsy. Is it just me? Yes? Oh, okay. I love how unique the items are plus you can find virtually anything you want. From home décor items to graphic t’s to beauty products, there’s 21 things that are going to end up on this list.
How cute is this flag? My mom always had a flag hanging up on the porch. I never liked them growing up, I always thought some of them were kind of cheesy (sorry, mom!). However, as I’m getting older, they’re starting to really grow on me.

I know, another flag. This one is just so darn cute, too! One thing that I love about this flag is that it can be used year-round, instead of seasonal.

A year ago, had you told me that I would add a sign that How Great Thou Art lyrics, I likely would have rolled my eyes. Probably laughed a bit. However, I fell in love with Joey + Rory’s gospel album and could listen to their version of How Great Thou Art a million times in a row. Plus, it was my grandma’s favourite hymn (and one of the only ones I could sign without a book in front of me) so this piece really stands out to me.

Long story, short – I love Fixer Upper and I kick myself in the butt for not getting into the show earlier than I did. This sign reminds me of something Joanna Gaines would put into a kitchen, no? Either way, I feel like it would be super cute above a kitchen table!

I love this serving tray. It’s so cute, the colour is gorgeous and it’s great for entertaining. I can see it now – carrying a pot of coffee with mugs and cream/milk/sugar when company is over.

As someone who is all for breakfast in bed, this is something that I love! Maybe one day I’ll have a man to deliver me pancakes on this tray ;)

I love this doormat, it’s so cute! Plus this doormat was locally made, which is something that I love. 
Like I said above, I am addicted to Fixer Upper. I think I have about 30 episodes saved on my PVR to watch whenever. While I’m not usually a graphic tee person, I would totally see myself rocking this shirt with a pair of jeans and sandals this summer. Then with a flannel shirt and leggings come fall.

Ah, I’ve loved these shirts for years. Again, although I’m not a graphic tee gal, I could totally foresee myself wearing this! One thing that I love is that it’s just the women of Gilmore Girls which makes it different and fun.

This is the perfect beach bag! I love how cute it is and it’s a good size to carry your books, sunscreen and snacks. Plus, it’s monogrammed so it’s easier to keep track of.

I sit here writing this with both of my kitties curled up on my lap so I feel as though this mug is super relevant. It’s so cute, too! Plus made by a Canadian shop.

If Giphy showed your most commonly used GIFs, I’m 99.9% sure that my most common used GIF is Joey Tribbiani doing his trademark line. With that being said, I personally find this mug to be perfect because I love Friends and it’s my go-to GIF.

How fun is this colouring book? With pictures like the Holiday Armadillo, Unagi, Pivot and the Central Perk logo, this is such a great little purchase.

Very similar to the Friends colouring book but with pictures from The Office! It has Prison Mike, ‘I declare bankruptcy!’ and more.

If you read my post on Wednesday, I shared that I’ve been struggling with intense migraines lately. I’ve received multiple suggestions to try essential oils to help. I love the idea of this essential oil based salve because then it’s easy to just moisturize in onto my temples. This company also sells a rollerball of this, plus a gift set with both!

Allergy season is the worst! I’m always looking for something that would help my symptoms naturally – I hate the way Claritin and Reactin make me feel. I definitely would love to try this rollerball to see if it gives any relief.

Okay, I promise… last product from Red Barn Botanicals. However, I read an article a few months ago about the products in Vick’s and I was horrified! I definitely would be interested in trying a more natural chest rub and this seems as though it would do the trick. There’s also a children’s version!

I have a mild obsession with candles. My current favourite is the mint essential oil one from Bath & Body Works. I feel like this candle would smell amazing!

I have become a big fan of bar soap over the past year or so. I just feel cleaner than when I use shower gel. How amazing does this merlot soap sound?

I love the smell of earl grey. I just find it so fresh and clean! This soap sounds amazing.

I have loved The Wilderness Co.’s products for a bit now! I love cocoa butters but sometimes find them filled with so many chemicals! I love this body butter because it’s all-natural products.