October 16, 2017

+ make lemonade +

happy monday :) - it's a chilly day in toronto (finally) and i'm so excited to share this post with you all, because it makes me very excited.

when i first heard of make lemonade i knew it would be a place that would instantly excite and inspire me, even hearing about the concept got me beyond pumped!

"Make Lemonade is a brand new, coworking space for women, in the heart of Toronto. Born from the idea that creating your destiny can’t be store bought, we’re on a mission to create a community of driven women who create, dream and get.sh*t.done"

last week i got to visit this gorgeous space in the heart of downtown toronto, and meet with rachel who is the talented gal behind it all. rachel was even more lovely, kind and inspiring then i could have imagined. it was so great to be able to chat with her and find out all about how make lemonade came to be, and hear more about her hopes for the future and sheer excitement of the response so far.

when i told rachel about my blog & brand, i explained how much supporting local, our community and uplifting others meant to me. toronto (& beyond!) is filled with so many creative women who i've been able to connect with in some capacity. i love seeing places like this pop up to help connect us all, and i personally left there feeling eager and excited.

make lemonade is a gorgeous, inspiring, cute-as-can-be space for women in toronto and i can't wait to head back soon! looking forward to planning some events with make lemonade & my work! also can't wait to head back to attend some of the amazing events that will be happening at the space in the coming months

follow make lemonade on instagram for some inspiration, and if you live in and around toronto you can stop by for a tour on monday, wednesday or friday at 11am -- there are lots of really cool events happening as well so keep up to date on those! so exciteddddd.

& now, a speak inside make lemonade:

October 9, 2017

be nice.

h e l l o     &     h a p p y    t h a n k s g i v i n g

Life is good, things have been great. Lots of fun things happening, lots to look forward to coming up! Since it's Canadian Thanksgiving I have to touch on how grateful I am. I've got the best family, friends, husband, home & job and I am just wanting to burst with gratitude.

This photo is of our letter board in our kitchen. This phrase is too perfect! I've been thinking about this a lot as I listen to the Happier podcast and continue to read books about positivity and happiness. I realize the more we spread kindness and positive vibes, the more we will continue to see it where ever we go. ♥

10 ways to spread a little kindness this week!:
1. Connect with an old friend & invite them to coffee.
2. Smile at a stranger!
3. Compliment someone, or better yet...multiple people.
4. Call your Grandma, Grandpa, Mom or Dad!
5. Surprise a co-worker with a coffee.
6. Leave an anonymous note somewhere in your city.
7. Follow up & check in with a friend who you know needs it.
8. Leave a little extra love on social media.
9. Surprise your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/friend with a home cooked meal.
10. Leave a great tip for your barista/server

Now, I will try to do a bunch of these this week & you should too. Then next week, we repeat! :)

September 25, 2017

f a l l . g o a l s

Well, it's officially fall even though it's close to 40 degrees out here in Toronto (woof)

I am so excited for it to cool down and for things to finally start feeling cosy and cool, as we approach my favourite time of year (fall - Christmas, what a dream!)

You guys know me, I always need to get my goals down! Here's what I have so far and I will add to it as we go, especially as soon we this sticky hot weather leaves us ;)

- make a delicious meal in the crock pot
- read two books
- publish five blog posts
- make hot toddies
- do a gallery wall in our room
- make our home the most hygge ever
- have coffee & baileys on our patio
- stock up on fall candles
- go to the one-of-a-kind show with my bff
- watch when harry met sally, mermaids & hocus pocus
- watch the new season of stranger things
- have a pumpkin spice latte, obvi
- dress up for halloween this year
- make a dessert
- watch a sunday football game
- fill our home with fall decor
- have a scary movie night
- make some homemade french onion soup
- make homemade mint tea
- have a creative night & get crafty
- listen to a new podcast
- book our air b&b's for our trip
- have cosy moments at our sweet home with my hubs

September 21, 2017

my weekend in prince edward county

o h    h e l l o    t h e r e  ,   g o r g e o u s!

Life is good, and busy and the blog posts are rolling in slower and less often than planned. But, here I am & here we are and if you're reading this - thank you for sticking around and checking back here for updates.

In August I went on a lovely weekend trip to Prince Edward County with my favourite person ever - my Mom! ♥ Pete was in Nashville for a bachelor party so we headed to do the opposite really. Relax, shop, eat, drink & explore a new (and beautiful) little part of Ontario.

We stayed at an adorable little Bed & Breakfast that was located on a Lavender Farm ♥ Sadly, the lavender was no longer in bloom but we still got to see the fields, smell the glorious smell and shop in the gift shop for magical goodies.

1. Explore the adorable towns - There are so many lovely towns in Prince Edward County to roll through. Each one has lots of little places to eat, drink and shop. Every town is a bit different but has something great to offer.
2. Take in the gorgeous views - The views in PEC are honestly beautiful. Take a look at these sweet photos to know what I am talking about! I was in awe at the gorgeous blue water and bright blue skies.
3. Eat & drink - There's lots of great little places to eat, drink and be merry. We had dinner and a drink on the patio at The Drake Devonshire, had a drink at Courage Bar and a delicious and adorable breakfast at our B&B.
4. Go antiquing - PEC has SO many really cool antique shops, and I love antiquing! They've all got so much character and feel less picked over than the ones in the city. I think my favourite one was Dead People's Stuff (esp cause I find the name pretty funny, haha!)
5. Relax in the countryside - One of my favourite parts about our time in PEC was just taking it all in and relaxing. Trying to unplug, read, spend time with my Mom and just enjoy the little moments. Being away from the city has that effect for sure.

I brought my DSLR to snap some pics to share with y'all. I am trying to make more time to bring my camera out because I am always thankful when I do.

Also, how cute is my mama? 

September 4, 2017

tell me something good.

Life is good and I've been telling myself that a lot lately, and enjoying every little moment. Sometimes we need a reminder, and for that reason I practice gratitude on the daily.

I have a few posts in the works but this is the best I can muster up after a long, relaxing, magical long weekend at home. ♥ I thought I would share some awesome/positive/sweet things that make me happy, and will hopefully make you happy too :)

 t  h  e     g  o  o  d     s  t  u  f  f      //