it’s monday: instagram sparkles

monday

i hope everyone enjoyed their weekend as much as i did! we had our first patio drinks with my mom and some friends to celebrate mother’s day – isn’t spending time on a patio (preferably with a drink) one of the best parts of spring and summer? see you tmrw with a round up of some recipes i’m dying to try this season. x

grey on grey on grey – an apple laptop match! // the beginnings of the mother’s day brunch spread // a fab fashion find at h&m for $10 // ava loves her spring walks // evidence of a delish lemon cocktail on a patio // luxurious chocolate covered grapes accented with gold foil at epic expo this weekend

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it’s monday: instagram sparkles

it's monday

happy monday! i’ve been getting into spring… spending more time outside and enjoying the beautiful surroundings we’re so lucky to live in. my mom has been here and is staying with us for two weeks so we’ve been doing things we normally take for granted like a visit to stanley park and enjoying some great eats. have a fantastic week! x

getting my professional makeup kit ready for a gig with moroccan oil // the cherry blossom petals make this look like a beautiful altar // one of my absolute favorite desserts: eton mess // vancouver on a sunday visit to stanley park // peony season begins // treats for a movie; who doesn’t like pocky?

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it’s monday: instagram sparkles

its monday

a few sparkles via instagram from my week. i’ll be holding a twitter giveaway for a cake for breakfast ‘lyla kay’ bracelet (the one pictured above – cute, isn’t it?!) this week and i’ll announce it on the blog when it goes live with deets on how to win it! x

i received my very own cake for breakfast bracelet! stay tuned to win your very own via twitter // two pairs of new toms – ava stole their thunder // salted caramel ice cream between two soft, sweet and salty praline cake wafers from au petit chavignol // starting the weekend with a skinnygirl cosmo – might be my new signature drink! // ava seems to be taking downward dog literally… // simple accessories for the day that bring serious impact

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it’s monday: instagram sparkles

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a few sparkles via instagram from my week – hope yours was sparkly and the coming week is, too! i’ll be sharing a new favourite cookie recipe this week along with a look for less feature. x

neon, sequins and pointy toes for a fashion show // my favourite neon pink is out in prep for summer (essie’s ‘flirty fuchsia’) // a weekend shopping trip to old navy – i came away with this jean vest which i’ll pair with a maxi dress! // fun bun for sunday with the in-laws // the best donut i’ve ever had: bacon bourbon from cartem // my bf is on holiday so this means he makes me breakfast – he added a piece of mint to spruce it up, so cute!

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it’s monday: instagram sparkles

monday sparkles

this weekend was super low-key and relaxing by choice. i got all of my errands out of the way on friday so we could sleep at least one weekend morning. it felt almost sinful! saturday afternoon we went searching for a headboard and came up empty handed. if you have any tips, feel free to share?

by the way: this whole week is all about makeup on the blog! a tutorial, a new collection from bobbi brown and a review on a new nars product.

a mid-afternoon nail painting break (‘teddygirl’ by butter and gold bowl from the cross design) // early saturday spring walk to enjoy the cherry blossoms // sporting some new toms from jennyfleur loves // setting up for a new blush tutorial when i’ll be posting this week // ava loves to relax on weekend mornings as well // the most amazing braised beef from raincity grill – if you’re in vancouver – you MUST treat yourself

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it’s monday: instagram sparkles

its monday

hope everyone had a great long weekend full of family and fun… AND chocolate! just loving this spring vibe and it’s defo getting me out of that winter slump. with it getting light earlier, it makes me want to jump out of bed and get moving – i’ll be focusing on actually DOING that this week! x

a casual outfit of the day // a fabulous, fresh ring sent to me from social experiment – adore it! // picked up tulips and the new instyle mag // mr. sparkle looking so dapper! // my easter sunday finest // a coffee and treat spread for guests

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it’s monday: instagram sparkles

its monday

whirlwind doesn’t even describe this past week… we are officially living in sin, and with that comes the amalgamation of our ‘stuff’ (he jokes that most of his will move into the dumpster… not totally true yet not totally false haha) and finding systems that work for US (not just ME); that meant buying a king bed and a nespresso machine – beyond excited! have a lovely week – hope it’s not raining all week where you are like it is here in vancouver x

love tulips and these should keep the apartment sparkling // testing out the new NARS tinted moisturizer for a future blog post // outfit of the day // my friend theresa who was featured in oxygen magazine as a ‘success story’ – amazing!!! check out her fitness blog – totally inspiring! // missoni towels that my bf was hanging on to for our place together // picked up a kombucha while grocery shopping

it’s monday: instagram sparkles

its monday

are you all getting into the spring groove yet? my bestie had her baby stella jo on the first day of spring, how special is that! i’m spending this week on ‘holiday’ in my hometown meeting the baby and hanging out with my family… and shopping! believe it or not, edmonton has some of the BEST shopping and with less tax than vancouver, i always take full advantage.

a homemade note card for the winner of the keltie leanne designs necklace // meeting baby stella // pre-packing my toiletries in a ziplock to avoid any delay at the airport! // an injection of florals in the form of a scarf from zara // afternoon snack: juicy pear slices, brie and some crispy baguette // short haul flight necessities: ear buds, a big scarf that doubles as a wrap and a HILARIOUS book – highly recommended!

it’s monday: instagram sparkles

its monday

last week was all about c-h-a-n-g-e! i got bangs… again! (i always go back to this hairstyle when i’m feeling for a change) and we are slowly getting the new office put together, not to mention our new bedroom – i’m excited to share the final product with you all… but, it may not be for awhile since we’re toying with the idea of upgrading from a queen to a king size bed. that will be a process.

have a lovely week! oh, and if you don’t have an iphone, you can follow me on instagram here. x

new bangs! // a sneak peek of my new office set-up // one of my fave accessories: a pair of diamond studs // oj to kick off the day // art at my hairstylist, very cool // outfit of the day: zara shoes, scarf and satchel, gap skinny jeans

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its tuesday

this time, “it’s TUESDAY!” since yesterday’s post was all about the gorgeous gold necklace we’re giving away! have a wonderful week, and i hope you enter to win your very own keltie leanne designs necklace (valued at $150!!!) – i adore mine! x

p.s: we set up my new desk this weekend and i’m SO EXCITED to decorate the office. i can’t wait to see what you all think about the finished product! check out my inspiration for the new space on pinterest.

naughty¬†late evening snack of lemon cake and a glass of milk // outfit of the day: asos blouse, tory burch flats and zara bag // i received my very own keltie leanne necklace made of gold and sliced lapis lazuli… it’s stunning // only a good friend delivers cupcakes to your door on a friday afternoon! // laid down the new cowhide rug – paired with leopard booties, it’s a lil’ wild // what’s inside my bag?