Monday, December 19, 2011

Wedding Video!

I've had this for a long time now, and I'm finally getting around to sharing it!  Our amazing friends over at High Rise Studio put together a little "trailer" of our wedding - we absolutely love it!  Also, in case you haven't seen the photos of our wedding, you must visit the incredibly talented Jamie Delaine's blog (we are also featured on her website!)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Gift Wrapping!

I recently had an opportunity to do a little presentation on how to wrap your Christmas gifts for the Divine Dessert Night at my church.  I thought I'd give a little summary here of the ideas I shared.  Of course, the ideas are not my own (although the wrapping job is) - bet you can't guess where I went for ideas!  (Pinterest of course!)  

It's not too hard to add a little extra love to your wrapping this year!  

Tier it up with pretty paper:

Pick one print and use it everywhere (see how I did this for my gifts last year):

Use nature - pine cones, cedar branches, cranberries (or cinnamon sticks!):

Just go crazy with the curly ribbon (note: shipping paper is the most inexpensive way to wrap, and easy to accessorize!  Plus, most shipping paper rolls have double the amount of paper as a regular roll of gift wrap):

Paper snowflakes (hint: iron it out on low to make it nice and smooth!):

Leftover lace/tulle:

For smaller gifts - old sheet music!  (and if you can't bear to rip out a page, photocopy it!):

Eco-Chic magazine wrap with matching bow:

I received lots of comments on this one!  Cut paint chips into shapes as gift tags (bonus: it's free!):

Make yarn pom poms (you can find lots of tutorials online if you search around - so simple!):

So there you go!  Happy wrapping :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Ruche favourites

Someday, I'd like to own something from the online boutique Ruche.  They have the prettiest items, so I thought I'd share some of my favourites. A comfy knit sweater, a tailored blazer (preferably with elbow patches), and a pleated skirt in a fun colour are on my wish list this year...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Latest on Pinterest

Hello!  In case you haven't heard, Pinterest is the place to be these days - it's basically a virtual pinboard.  You surf your fav. blogs/sites and when you come across a photo you like, you "pin it" onto any of you pinboards.  The best part is that it brings the link with it, so you can always find it again.  Here's a few of my latest pins - you can follow me if you like! (Heidi Fleming)

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4. Made By Girl
5. Design Seeds

Monday, October 3, 2011


Exciting news!  I was hoping our wedding might be featured on a blog, and today it was! posted a few photos and short article about our big day.  Check it out here!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New skirt!

I recently found this awesome chiffon at Fabricland and, naturally, I had to have it.  I was going to make it myself (during the last 2 weeks leading up to my wedding - ya right), but my amazing Aunt Donna took it home with her and "whipped it up" for me.  I'm so blessed, I know.  It fits perfectly and is super comfortable - love it!  (Plus I just realized it has BOTH the chevron and geometric prints I've been loving lately!)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Happy Autumn!

It's the first day of fall!  While I do love summer, I have to admit I'm enjoying the cooler weather and anticipation of the changing colours of the maple trees around our neighbourhood.  I'm looking forward to eating more pumpkin pie than I should and spending time with family at Thanksgiving.  In honour of the new season, I thought I'd share a few colours I'd like to experiment with this fall...

- Colour palette - {design seeds}
- Plaid shirt - Old Navy
- Blue tea kettle - Paula Deen for Kohls
- Red Perforated Toms -
- Yellow Linen Armchair - Anthropologie
- Orange Kate Spade cross body bag - Alice in Wanderlust

Have a happy autumn everyone!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Geometric Prints

Speaking of prints I'm loving lately...I think I'll have to give this one a try somewhere.  I love the simplicity of the basic shapes and the interesting patterns they can create.

3. Merriment Events
4. Zara

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Kitchen Cupboard Makeover

My first big home DIY project is completed!  I've been wanting to re-do these kitchen cabinets since I moved in last October, and decided to finally get moving on the project before putting all of our lovely new wedding gifts away.  We pulled off all of the cabinets, carted them to my dad's shop, and he sprayed them with his handy pressure sprayer.  Then we put them all back on and shopped around (by that I mean headed to Home Depot), and found some new handles.  While the cabinets were off, my good friend Tory repainted the walls to a nice grey (I'm not a huge fan of beige).  And voila!  I'll estimate this makeover cost about $120 + time.  And I love it!



Friday, August 26, 2011

Lately I've been loving...

Chevron!  This print is everywhere I look, and I love it.  Any colour, any size.  There's something so classic about, which I think is hard to achieve with a print.  You will definitely see this print making an appearance around my house in the near future.  (I don't know where...but I'll figure it out..)  Here are a few favourites I found on Pinterest.


By the way, if you're into collecting inspiration online you should definitely get on Pinterest! 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Favourite Wedding Details

I already finished my "Making the Dress" series - and that dress was definitely one of my favourite details. But there were so many more details that made our day unique and I wanted to share them with you!  Our wedding day was definitely the biggest DIY event we've ever put on - but all of the time and energy was well worth it.  Of course we couldn't have done it alone; we had tons of help!  Thanks a million to everyone who pitched in :)

What was your favourite detail of YOUR wedding day?  I'd love to hear!


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