Tag: summer

  • Project Sweet Escape Patio: Casual and Colourful Patio Plan

    Project Sweet Escape Patio: Casual and Colourful Patio Plan

    So I didn’t waste any time to moving on to the next thing. If you read my last post you know that I just wrapped up a little makeover on a big feature wall in my loft. Well now that the weather is (sorta) cooperating and we’re about to say goodbye to May, it’s time…

  • GOOD EATS: Girls Who Grill, Easy Grilling Recipes & Tips

    GOOD EATS: Girls Who Grill, Easy Grilling Recipes & Tips

    So full disclosure, I haven’t always loved grilling. I LOVE eating delicious grilled food and a BBQ doesn’t intimate me but I usually try and pass it off to one of the males that I invite over as a guest. I know, I’m horrible but they usually don’t seem to mind. After chatting with some…

  • GOOD EATS: watermelon popsicles

    GOOD EATS: watermelon popsicles

    Being on a health kick in the summer is hard. It’s not impossible but there’s definitely no shortage of temptation.  I’m like a kid, you need to trick me. I’ve tried a few different popsicle recipes but I thought this one for Watermelon Popsicles was especially fun to share. Now you can literally put a…

  • DIY: world’s easiest flower centerpiece

    DIY: world’s easiest flower centerpiece

      I have a super quick but pretty post for you today because I’m hustling HARD behind the scenes to get Merry mag all ready for it’s big reveal on Monday. That’s where you’ll find¬†this super cute flower arrangement along with some other beautiful floral inspiration. I’m calling this the World’s Easiest Centerpiece because that’s…

  • DRINK UP: 5 refreshing summer cocktails

    DRINK UP: 5 refreshing summer cocktails

    It’s not officially summer until you’ve had your first patio cocktail (or two, or five), Today I’ll help you kick off summer with 5 refreshing summer cocktails. You can find these delish drinks and more sunny sipping recipes in the summer issue of Merry, coming next Monday, June 8! Consider this your sneak peek! I didn’t…

  • DIY: paper flowers spring wreath

    DIY: paper flowers spring wreath

    I hope you had a great weekend! It was so nice to finally see people out and enjoying the good weather. You know you’re in Canada when at the first sign of double digit temps people are wearing shorts and sandals blinding us all with their pale winter skin. Oh wait, maybe that’s just me.…

  • SPACES: Rooftop Vintage Summer Table Setting & Style at Home

    SPACES: Rooftop Vintage Summer Table Setting & Style at Home

    I have something that I’ve been dying to share with you for 8 months. Last August I had the pleasure of putting together a vintage Summer table setting for Style at Home. Fast forward to the May issue and voila! Because of our weather here in Canada, it’s not uncommon to shoot seasonal outdoor stories…

  • Merry Mag Summer Issue – Call for Contributors!

    Fridays are already great but I have an extra Merry announcement for you today. I know it’s hard to think about spring & summer when it’s so freezing out but that’s what I’m talkin’ about. I’m super pumped to announce that after such a great response to the holiday issue of Merry Magazine that we’ve…

  • SPACES & TRAVEL: treehouse heaven Part 1

    If you follow along on Instagram you may have seen a few shots from this amazing treehouse I stayed at just over a week ago. I’m kinda a tease because I never like to give too much away on Instagram. Also I would’ve flooded your feed because it was such a stunning place – so…

  • PHOTOGRAPHY: my favourite blooms

    It’s been awhile since I’ve worked on a project that is nothing but creative and beautiful – no makeovers, no purpose, no stress, just creative bliss. Flowers are a popular styling tool and accessory. They make any photo or scene softer, realistic, add some colour and they’re just pretty. Today they aren’t just an accessory,…

  • TRAVEL: Summer in South River

    Summer Mondays are just the worst aren’t they? Weekends are so precious in the summer months and it feels so good to soak them up. Then comes Monday. Ok, ok, let’s try and be positive here people. Let’s reflect on all the good stuff we did this past weekend and let it get us through…

  • STYLE: Party looks for Alt Summer

    This is the first you’ve heard from me about going to Alt Summit next week! I know, kinda crazy but I was lucky enough to win a ticket and had such a great time when I was there in January so I thought let’s do it! It’s the first summer edition of Alt so although…

  • ENTERTAINING: 10 flower arrangements for your spring table

    ENTERTAINING: 10 flower arrangements for your spring table

    Besides being a reason to get together and celebrate with family, don’t you love that Easter is the perfect time to decorate a table full of spring colours? Whether you decide to go all out and invest in spring/easter table setting pieces ¬†with napkins, name settings, crafts, candy, centrepieces etc. or keep it simple you…

  • GOOD EATS: colourful ice-cream sandwich treats

    Who doesn’t love ice-cream, seriously? (lactose free people, you don’t count). Ice cream sandwiches always remind me of my grandma. She was a very simple woman and her freezer was almost always empty except for a box of ice-cream sandwiches for when we came to visit. I thought I would try a special Spring colour…

  • EVENTS: summer rooftop outdoor dinner party

    EVENTS: summer rooftop outdoor dinner party

    I admit, I’m a lucky girl with an amazing outdoor space right in the middle of the city. It’s pretty great. The sad part is that I don’t feel like it gets used enough, especially with our short summers. So when my good friends from out of town told me they were coming for a…