Saturday, December 20, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
If you're thinking that Buddy is quite the little rascal with all his antics, please stop reading now.
Truth be told, he has a bit of help with his nightly activities.
Hard to believe that any sane adult would have the sort of time during the holidays to be creating fake elf mischief scenarios in the middle of the night.
Last night however, he had help from Sofi.
Here he is, stuck up in an oven mitt.
He also managed to make a mess with his marshmallows.
Yesterday Cate asked me if Buddy cleans up his stuff every day or if I do.
I'm happy to report that today it's gonna be on Sofi.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Do you like to wrap?
Me, not so much.
I mean if it were one or two items it'd be kinda fun, but at
Christmas when there's a big pile, it's really not my thing.
So I try to keep it simple.
Here's my wrapping advice:
I love short rolls of wrap...so much easier to manoeuvre and cut.
String is less work than ribbon.
Ikea tags are adorable!
Always use transparent wrapping tape!!!
Use a box for items that are a tricky shape.
If you can't find a box, wrap the item in tissue first to give it softer sides.
ALWAYS remove price tags including the sticky residue they often leave behind!!
Including a gift receipt is kind if it is an item that might not fit.
Don't go overboard.
Remember all this is gonna end up in the garbage so aim for pretty but not over the top.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Besides the marshmallows strung about my house, Anthropologie also inspired a little DIY.
I saw this scarf there.
It was $68.
But I love it!
Mixing fabric seems to be the newest thing in infinity scarves.
However, not having $68 handy, I thought I'd try to make one.
A friend and I shared the cost of a plaid scarf at Target and split it in half. Then I got some half price wool from Michael's and knitted up a section, sewed both pieces together, and ta da.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Have you been to Anthropologie?
They opened in Winnipeg in October. If you haven't been, you have to go.
What I love about Anthropologie is that as lovely as their products are,
their decor is equally worth the visit.
I was inspired by their marshmallows.
They had them sprinkled everywhere.
And my favourite, tied to items with candy cane striped twine.
They were just so sqeezeably adorable!
So I had to have some too.
What could be easier?
Or more cozy, comfy, sweet than a marshmallow cinched at his waist by some twine?
Go buy yourself a bag! (or two)
Monday, November 24, 2014
Do you find it overwhelming?
Adding a whole load of Christmas decorations to your house in a season when your spaces are already more crowded than usual?
Even if you don't have a bunch of bins worth, it can be tricky to add Christmas in and amongst your regular stuff.
So here's my number one, most important holiday decorating tip.
Try to keep the same general plan that you normally have in your rooms, but replace your every day items with Christmas decor.
On the walls,
on your shelves,
on side tables,
and coffee tables.
There are so many simple ways to make a big impact.
Change up a blanket.
Use some red balls.
Trade a plant for a tree.
All those items you remove can get stored in the bins you took your Christmas decorations out of.
When it's time to take down, just switch it all back.