Summer Entertaining- Outdoor Oasis Party + Giveaway!

Outdoor Oasis Party

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. As soon as the weather turns warm, we spend as much time outside as possible. I like to think of our backyard as an extension of the rest of our house. It's an oasis where we can escape the busyness of life, take time to rejuvenate, and reconnect with … [Read more...]

Spring Front Porch- Adding Cottage Charm + Giveaway!

Spring Front Porch- Adding Cottage Charm

Thank you to Balsam Hill for sponsoring today’s post in the spirit of Mother's Day. As always, opinions are 100% my own. Until last week, I wasn't sure if I was ever going to pull out my flip flops again. Winter had been hanging on ever so tightly, and the opportunity to do any outdoor spring decorating hadn't presented itself. By this time last year, we had our patio furniture out of storage and I had picked up quite a few plants from our lo … [Read more...]

Lemon Poppyseed Biscotti + Microplane Giveaway!

Lemon Poppyseed Biscotti Recipe

Thank you to Microplane for sponsoring today’s post and helping me share one of our favorite cookie recipes.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. Do you like baking? Now that my son is away at college, I don't do near as much as I used to. A treat for me is eating dates and nuts or a square of dark chocolate. Occasionally, I crave something with a bit of crunch to pair with an afternoon cup of coffee or tea. Biscotti is that satisfying in … [Read more...]

Vintage Key Art + Pot of Gold Giveaway!

Vintage Key Art- Gold Gilded Shadow Box

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and although we typically don't do much around here to celebrate the Irish tradition, I thought it would be fun to join a group of other Canadian bloggers in hosting a "Pot of Gold" giveaway! I'm sure you'd love to get your hands on $300 worth of Paypal cash! (More on that in a bit.) In the spirit of today's giveaway, each of us were asked by Tara from Suburble to create something gold. Of course, I … [Read more...]

All I Want for Christmas Giveaway

$200 Paypal Giveaway Image

I think we all could agree a little extra money this time of year would be sweeeet! This week, I've teamed up with some of my fellow bloggers to give you the chance to win $200 in PayPal cash to purchase whatever your little heart desires! I personally have my eye on a beautiful cashmere scarf (hope my husband is reading this!), but presents for the kids, some new ski gear or even a generous donation to a charity are all possibilities. How … [Read more...]

The Village Press {An Etsy Feature} + Giveaway

Retro Art Deco Blue and Red Wedding Invitation- The Village Press

It's been way too long since my last Etsy shop feature and I'm excited to get the ball rolling again! Whether you're looking for a customized baby gift, a memorable birth announcement or an invitation that will surely get noticed, I'm certain you'll want to check out  The Village Press.   Who's Behind The Village Press? Frances Karulas is a web and graphic designer living and working out of Toronto. She caught the programming … [Read more...]

Time to Refresh Your Nest! {Satori’s Blogiversary Giveaway}

Satori's 2-Year Blogiversary Event

Hello all! This week marks two years of blogging, as well as five years of business. Although it has required a lot of hard work, determination and focus to get here, I'm thankful everyday that I had the courage (and probably enough naivety) to follow my passion and create something that's so rewarding! A friend of mine recently asked why I love blogging so much and I think it mainly has to do with the connections I've formed with all of you, in … [Read more...]

I Heart Kate Spade + Things We Love Giveaway


While in California last week (and whenever else I can), I visited one of my favorite designer shops, Kate Spade New York. Kate's style can be described as bold, colorful, and geometric, being predominantly known for her her signature green and love of polka dots. Kate's career may have kicked off with handbags, but she's branched out into jewelry, clothing, stationery, home decor and more. Oh yes!     Last time I was in … [Read more...]

Method Soap for a Cause + Cute Pet Contest

Method- People Against Dirty

I'm one for trying something new and changing it up, but sometimes I like to stick with what I know. Several years ago, after complaining about the harsh fumes of cleaning products, a health-conscious friend of mine gave me a bottle of Method all-purpose cleaner, and I've never looked back. To this day, I still love the fresh lavender scent and the fact that I don't have to hang my head out the window gasping for air or blow my nose over and over … [Read more...]