Monday, March 30, 2015
I've had babies on the brain lately and no it's not because I'm pregnant! I'm going to be an auntie at the end of May and I'm super excited about showering the new little one with super sweet baby things. My sister loves all things organic and natural so of course I've been keeping my eyes open for the perfect gifts for her. Here are few cute ones that caught my eye today on Etsy.
1 || Organic floral baby leggings from Little Lotus Organics
2 || Organic Tiger Bamboo Fleece Bandana Drool Bib from Maui Bird Co.
3 || Organic Triangle Leggings from Em and Ana
4 || Red giraffe harem pants from Little Lotus Organics
5 || Panda Bear Leggings from Maui Bird Co.
6 || Gray Mushroom Organic Handmade Baby Shoes from Growing Up Wild
7 || Organic Baby Slouchy Hat from Scarlett Baby CA
Friday, March 27, 2015
|Photo via MilkHaus Design|
This week has been a whirl wind. Mark and I went back home to a funeral on Tuesday for a super special man. He really touched a lot of lives and you know he was great, but you don't really know how great until you start talking to people and hearing the stories that people have to tell about him. Anyway it really made me think about how precious our lives are. It goes by so quickly.
So as a result of that and other things, I wasn't on the computer much but I did manage to sneak a few minutes during a couple nap times. Here's what I clicked on this week:
How to French press coffee.
I won a gift certificate to Etsy (yay!) so I bought this bag. Can't wait to get it!
Introducing: Tich, a modern Indian restaurant in Mimico (I'm super excited for this place to open!)
I read a few of Janet's organization posts this week and I've already started tearing through the house getting rid of things I don't want.
Give Your Girls a Lift: A Quick Workout For Perkier Breasts. (What?? I could really use this ;))
Broccoli Quinoa Casserole.
I love this DIY Art Gift idea.
My cousin made these chips and I can't stop thinking about them.
That's it! Have a great weekend folks! I'm off for a super yummy italian meal at my new favourite place.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
This past weekend my sister Kaitlynn and I threw a baby shower for our sister Stacey in a gorgeous condo party room in mid-town Toronto. She's due at the end of May and we're so excited to meet Baby Sunshine. You may notice that I don't have a ton of photos (we were still getting ready when people arrived!) but you can get an idea of what everything looked like.
We decided to have a tea party type shower after watching the Russian tea party episode on Downton Abbey (please tell me you watch this show!). Kaite and I worked hard making a bunch of cute decorations, but when we got to the party room we decided not to use half of it. As I mentioned, the room was so gorgeous. I could have moved in right then and there! We decided to keep the decor minimal with yellow tulips, food, tea and tea cups of course!
Kaite has a ton of tea and she thought it would be nice to put them in little glass containers and guests could help themselves. We also made a lot of food like delish vegan brownies from Oh She Glows and chocolate chip cookie bars. We also bought a few cakes from the patisserie at Loblaws (have you seen these new patisseries?) - I love the little yellow one!
In terms of games, we wanted something fun and not cheesy especially because it was a co-ed shower so we opted for baby shower bingo and a 'Who's My Mama' game from Creative Union Design. There was also a pool table in the room which helped keep things fun!
Overall the shower was a great success. Stacey was able to see many friends and family and she received some pretty wonderful and thoughtful gifts. Best of all Stacey and Carlo had big smiles on their faces the whole afternoon which is the best gift of all in my books.