Tuesday, December 31, 2013

DIY Popcorn Sweatshirt

Happy NYE! I thought I'd do a fun little DIY on this sweatshirt I spotted on Forever 21 in the girls section a few months ago.  After I fell hard for the quirky design, I was disappointed the sizing wouldn't work for me (I prefer a little bulk to my sweatshirt wearing).  It was right then that I had a 'light bulb' moment: buy the sweatshirt, cut out the design, & adhere it to a plain black sweatshirt...

Step 1: Cut out sequin portion from kids sweatshirt, position on sweatshirt, glue down with liquid stitch, & allow to dry.
Step 2: Make yourself a pizza while you wait for the glue to dry (mine is Mediterranean from scratch).
Step 3: Watch 'Elf' while adding some stitches around the sequins just in case the glue doesn't hold.
Step 4: Admire the finished product & wear immediately, of course ;)

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Monday, December 30, 2013

Some Sparkle

Put all these new sparkly additions to use last Saturday when we went out for breakfast & spent the afternoon on the couch, watching movies with the family...

Flats (Old Navy), Gloves (F21)
Henley (Old Navy)/ Necklace (JEWELIQ)
Oui rings (F21)

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Photo Friday: A Christmas Day Recap

A few photos from our Christmas this year, which included having my parents & the manpanion's family under one roof.  We're still recovering from all the food & drinks...

Merry Woofmas from our boys
Red velvet cupcakes for my co-workers
What I wore Christmas Eve
Stocking hung on the mantle
A simple centerpiece for the dinner table
Sugar cookies from my hometown's bakery...
The kids table
Discarded bows galore!

Happy Weekend :)

Thursday, December 26, 2013


Happy 28th Birthday to me!!! Today will be filled with lots of pink & eventually, a homemade birthday cake...

Pink sequin top & earrings (Anthropologie)

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry & Bright

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to those of you who celebrate!  This is the perfect outfit to wear for present opening :)

Sweater (INC)/ Everything Else (F21)

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Holiday Sparkle

Day two of holiday outfits finds us with the perfect outfit to wear last minute Christmas shopping & on Christmas Eve, which is exactly how I've spent my day....

Coat (Zara)/ Sweater (Vintage)/ Denim (F21)/ Flats (Old Navy)/
Rings (F21, Vintage)

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Feeling Festive

Thought I'd share a few of the holiday outfits I've been wearing to different outings this week, starting with this one that I wore last Friday to our company luncheon.  I was originally thinking plaid tights with this dress, but instead opted for my plaid coat...

Coat (Zara)/ Dress (F21)/ Heels (Ebay)/ Rings (AE)

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Not Your Typical Sunday

I look forward to Sundays, lazing around in front of the fireplace with football blaring on the tv.  This Sunday started off a bit differently.  Due to the ice storm, we lost power for hours and had to move all the contents of our fridge into coolers packed with ice.  Luckily, the power has returned just in time for kick-off.  For those of you still without power, hang on & good luck!

Wrapping stocking stuffers & catching up on Flare
A new arrival from JEWELIQ
Freezing rain with do that...

Happy Sunday!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Photo Friday: A Perfect December Weekend

Last weekend was the perfect December weekend, filled with snow, parties, presents, & holiday-themed beer. Today's agenda involves my work holiday party & lots of cleaning to ready the house for guests next week...

The Aberfoyle Mill for the manpanion's company Christmas party
Handed out my DIY 'Thank You' hot chocolate + Baileys jars
Wrapping a few gifts for our nieces (F21 Girls)
Admiring our tree with all the presents finally under it...
Lounging around in these plaid leggings (F21) & using this festive mug
Sam Adams 'White Christmas' may be a new winter favorite

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

From Afar

From afar, the snow didn't appear to be that deep.  Up close, however, was a different story.  I love this time of year, where red accents are ordinary & everyone is in full-out holiday mode, dressed to the nines for parties...

Boots (Vintage)/ Everything Else (F21)

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

'Tis the Season

I cannot tell you the last time I was this excited for Christmas!  This will be the first year we get to wake up on Christmas morning in our own bed & not only that, but we get to host Christmas dinner at our place as well.  Both sides of the family, under one roof...that's what it's all about.

A close up of our Christmas tree
Holiday-themed baking essentials
Snow covered rooftops
A plaid scarf is my go-to around this time of the year (F21)
Feeling festive with Tim Horton's holiday-themed cups
My in-laws tree
Fun stocking stuffers for the family (from Target)

Our dog's new toys :)

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