Thursday, October 11, 2012

Baby Ian’s Early Birthday Feature…

Sporting a French blue and white tee purchased from Monika’s shop Splendid Avenue, Baby Ian looked oh so darling and handsome for his first birthday session. A couple weeks ago, he had a birthday session at home with a very talented and warm local photographer; Lea Hartman of Lea Hartman Photography. I actually happened upon her blog by sheer coincidence and I wasn’t even looking for a photographer at the time. We “hit it off” immediately in blog land and then when I wanted a birthday session for Baby Ian, I immediately thought of Lea and I am thrilled I did! Here are some of the pictures from the session…

He is the most pleasant, happy, and easy going baby!

Zion and I joined in on the fun too!Smile. There are so many more adorable photos, but I don’t want to seem narcissistic and post them all at once! lol! Maybe a part 2? 
Sometimes I get so overwhelmed with emotion because I feel so blessed to have Baby Ian and Zion in my life. Did I tell you all that I resigned my teaching job at the end of the school year? The. Best. Thing. I. Ever. Did.  Mark you, I’m in dire need of sleep, but I am happy to be the one nurturing my boys every step of the way. Can you believe that Baby Ian turns one next week Thursday?
Zion’s first birthday party sets the trend for all future  Blake first birthday parties. Therefore, I have been busy planning and “diying” and there’s lots more to be done prior to the party(on the 20th). With that said, I may be away from my computer for a week and a half… So, until then my friends and hopefully the party will be a success! I will share the details and pictures with you when I return. Much love everyone! XX

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

What a Gorgeous Day!

Splashes of pink

Today is the perfect day to flirt with the outdoors, sip on some coffee, read a book

Time to garden

be crafty, do some gardening, or simply soak up the sun. 

What a view!

The weather is perfect here today and guess what, today is Wednesday! Gotta love that:-). Have a beautiful day everyone. XX

images via thisivyhousetumblr

Monday, October 8, 2012

A Home that Inspires…

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Most of us dread Mondays, but hopefully this beautiful home will ease us into the workweek with less dread and bitternessSmile.  I devoured every detail of this home several times. It’s really intoxicating and as I sit here at my kitchen island sipping on coffee, I thought this would make the perfect Monday morning post. I hope you will share my enthusiasm. Enjoy…

Did I make your Monday any better? I sure hope soSmile. Today definitely feels like Fall; brisky weather with rain which means that a second cup of coffee is warranted. Have a wonderful Monday my friends. XX

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Colour Blocking with Makeup: Beyond Interiors...

We’ve all seen examples(like the one above) of colour blocking in interior spaces. However,  colour blocking extends to fashion and beauty as well. Today’s  post shows examples of colour blocking in the beauty department. If you’re a make-up fanatic

like I am, you will love this beauty spread featured in this month’s Glamour magazine.  Talk about colour blocking pizazz! Fruity lips and dark nails= colour blocking that yours truly will be trying! Feminine with a dash of goth; love it!

Colour blocking with colourful shadows, metallics, and glitter…

flawless, fun, vibrant, and the perfect antidote to overcast and rainy days
Yay or nay for colour blocking with make-up? It’s definitely a yay for me! Any MAC users out there? I can see countless possibilities of colour blocking with all the MAC makeup that I have. Well my lovelies, I hope you all have a weekend filled with colour, relaxation, and fun! XX

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Hotel Maison Moschino in Milan, Italy.

Aptly named the Maison Moschino , this hotel in Milan Italy does not skimp on touches of glamour, style with an air of whimsy and meticulous attention to details.

Oh wow! You could go with either RED or

White, but how can one choose?

Hmmm, take a look at this room…

I don’t think I would be packing any jeans for my stay in this hotel. Somehow, I think the two would be mutually exclusive. Dior or Murad(to name a few) would be better choices to sport here. At approximately $US235 per night, I would most certainly love to experience Maison Moschino! Happy Wednesday everyone! XX

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Big Book of Chic: Miles Redd.

Miles Redd’s book, The Big Book of Chic is set to hit shelves in November.  I just preordered my copy on Amazon and I’m so excited!!

I can imagine spending hours and hours sifting through this book.

Are you a Miles Redd fan? I hope so!Smile. XX