Thursday, August 30, 2012

Beauty Inspiration: Sienna Miller in Alphie

 A lot of people didn't like this movie but I thought it was sexy and fun and had a lot of beautiful stylistic moments: like all the ones Nikki (AKA Sienna) were in.
 The pink shirt and the blue wall?  Crazy never looked so good.

 The Bardot hair and smokey eyes.
 The devil-may-care attitude.
 The commitment to style.

You'd just want to be here if she weren't so darned troubled.  Well at least we can cop her style.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Things I love...

Now that I am a stay-at-home mom/dayhome lady I spend a lot of time guessed it! HOME! Here are a few things around the house that are currently making me smile.
I love Ava's art decorating my life.  It makes me happy all day!
 My windowsill: never free of my egg salt (and pepper) shakers and some random toys.
 Clothes on the line.  Anything better?
 Maybe clothespins in a heart-shaped bowl.  As if I could love laundry anymore!
 Our wagon. Love.
 The September Issue of Vogue.  I haven't even cracked it yet.   Waiting for the perfect moment alone.
 More Ava and Jack art for me to enjoy.  This metal board is from Ikea and we have it by our craft table in out living room/dayhome centre.  So fun.
 Our crazy cute wood chair from Kijiji.
Our new hooks for bags, hats, sweaters, etc.  A big one for adults and a low one for kids.  Peekaboo!
 This "vase" used to be a lamp at my Oma and Opa's house.  Now it's in Ava's room holding some beautiful silks from Dollarama.
 Perfectly piled clothes in Ava's drawer.  Will I ever tire of their adorable little clothes?
 Ava's shirt we picked up for her Hello Kitty costume.  And then, she can obviously wear it after.  It has ruched sleeves, people!
 Kids' bedding!! I love it.  Our daycare kids bed.
 Ava's bed with a quilt that I won.
 My Ava.
 Ava wanted me to include this picture of her dollie.
 An empty bed with magazines and chic lit.  Yes please.
 Adorable storage bins from Winners.
 A vintage 50s jewelry box we snagged for Ava at a Garage Sale.
 This closet organizer from Ikea for all the random stuff I have no idea what else to do with. (Books I want to read, current purses, etc.)
My new polka dot pillow from Ikea.

No, this post was not sponsored by Ikea, but it could have been.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Mini-Break to Vancouver!

 I went on a mini-break to Vancouver with Charlene, my awesome (s)mother in law (lol!) and we just had a total blast.  We stayed at the River Rock Casino (which is beautiful and so much fun) and we shopped downtown, we visited family, my friend Kate came from the island and stayed with us, we ate good food, we went to the asian night market and...I want to go back already!  Here are some of the good times we had captured with my trusty Nikon:

 The lobby of the River Rock.  We enjoyed dinner and drinks on our first night on their patio.  It's right on the water and the lawn is gorgeous, and it was sunny and it was just the mostest.
The pool.  We never actually got in there but we had some big plans for it.  The time went by too fast!
 Gorgeous leather bag from Zara.  I mean...! And some adorable Hello Kitty glasses from the night market.
The above and below pictures are some more night market finds.  Are they not so Cambridge Satchel it hurts?

Above: a chair I want but in white. This one was in our hotel room.
Below: Kate getting ready for our marathon eat and shop-a-thon!
How cute is this bunny.  They were selling big stuffy bouquets at the night market and Char got this one for our Aunt Myrna who's birthday was the whole reason we went to Vancouver.  She loved it!
 I'm awesome!
 A blurry picture of my awesomeness!
 A beautiful pale-pink flower I stole from someone's room service tray outside their hotel room.  What? They were done with the tray!
 AMAZING sandals that I found at Town Shoes.  Sexy and comfy? Sold.
 Wen cleansing conditioner.  Got it at Sephora, already used it.  Worth it.
My ratty mess of a hair-do was instantly transformed and without the drying-ness of regular shampop and heaviness of regular conditioner. I'm in love.
 The view of the back of the hotel taken from the elevator foyer of our floor.  So nice!
 A flower stall at the night market.
 They sold macarons there!  I would have got some but I'm more of a mini-donut kind of girl.  But they were so beautiful!  Anything that's pastel is delicious, right?
 A korean sock stand.  Awesome!  Charlene got some great ones for the kiddos.
 Yes please!
 We finally settled (so much to choose from!) with some really good Korean food. 
 Squid pancake never looked so good, Granny!
 It was crowded!
 The stuffed-animal bouquet stand.
 I want one!  I want one!
 Some yummy mini-candles I got from Bath & Body Works.  Good for travel.
 A Sephora beauty blender.  Already using and liking.
And now I am home and enjoying my goods, and still smiling about all the fun we had on our Rockin' River Rock Excursion.

Thanks Charlene!