Sunday, September 11, 2011

Shoe Want!

Yes, I love Clarks shoes. I've posted about them before.

Here are my Autumn/Winter picks.
















So thats what I want to be wearing, however, this is more than likely what I will actually be wearing this Canadian autumn/winter.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wedding Presents

We were so excited today when we collected a HUGE box from the post office with a big Crate and Barrel logo across the outside. Our lovely lovely friends, David and Tanya, sent us just the nicest things.


The decorations are already on the tree and we're planning our shopping for the week from the cookbook (and, of course, looking for the next excuse to use the bar set!) The weird thing is that I've been on the lookout for an oil bottle so I think our friends might be psychic!

Thank you so much guys.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A Beautiful Dressing Table



I need a fabulous dressing area. At the minute my makeup, jewellery and hair things are all in various parts of the house, from the living room through to the bathroom and then even more in the bedroom. I really need a spot where I can keep everything together.

So I've been dreaming......





.....and hubby said he might treat me. Hehe!





I did find one that I love. I'll post the pics tomorrow. I think it deserves a post all of its own.

Ebay, All the Way.

For people looking to save a few bucks on their wedding, I just wanted to recommend ebay.

We got so many things for our for very little money.

We got led night lights for our lantern pew ends (safety first kids!)


We also got stemtex (not to be confused with the popular explosive substance with a similar name) for doing the flower arranging with.



But we also got ribbon. Lots and lots of ribbon.

We got this green polyester for the cars and outside the church (bows constructed thanks to my sister and her boyfriend)



We got this lovely wide navy polysatin for the bouquets and pew ends.



And lastly my favourite. This navy and white polka dot for the buttonholes and place settings.


If you're thinking of picking up some things on ebay, I say go for it. Also, if any needs some stemtex I find myself in possession of about 10 rolls too many. It takes about a roll and a half for a wedding apparantly.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lightning




Hey everyone.

It took me ages standing out on the balcony this evening to get this video but I think it was worth it just for the last 3 seconds or so.....




Monday, May 23, 2011

Purple and Red Wedding



Sorry I've been away for a few days. Theres been a few things going on keeping me distracted.

Today was a bank holiday in Ontario (not sure about the rest of Canada) so I spent a lot of the day on . When I have a bit of time on my hands I like to spend time replying to peoples wedding colour dilemmas. This was todays one.

"Hey Guys,
Just wondering what your thoughts would be on this, Im planning a Christmas wedding, but want it to be a bit differnt to the norm. The church where i am getting married always has red & white flowers for christmas, but i wanted a purple theme! I was thinking of perhaps putting one of my bridesmaids in a purple dress, and the other in the same dress, but in red! Would i be mad or do you think it would be a good idea!??"




I had a think about it and this was the reply I came up with. Basically red and purple colour scheme gets the thumbs up from me.

"Purple is the most popular colour for bridesmaids at the minute so I think its a great idea to mix it with an unexpected colour like red. Red and purple would make a great colour scheme for a winter wedding."





"That said though I think mixing bridesmaids dresses usually works better with more than 2 bridesmaids."




"I would probably go with your original idea of purple for the bridesmaids and add in red in the flowers."









"Say the church flowers were something like this."






"I'd ask your florist to add in purple flowers, baubles or ribbons to the existing arrangements to tie in your bridesmaids."





"Then have the rest of the flowers in red and purple."