Over the last several years I’ve developed a bit of a reputation when it comes to hosting gatherings of all kinds. Dinner parties, girls nights, birthdays, bonfires… you name it, I’ll host it. And since I think everyone can benefit from a good old fashioned social gathering, I’m sharing my top tips for making your home feel more welcoming. Keep reading to get my insider tricks of the hosting trade.
We often find ourselves clinging to the familiar. The people we surround ourselves with know us completely, and love us for who we are, whatever that may be. And life goes by. Ever fleeting. Details unnoticed; perhaps sometimes taken for granted…
Hopefully Spring has officially sprung because the string of lousy, rainy days has taken a toll on my mojo. I try to remind myself that rain is an important part of nature - we need it in order for our water well to fill back up, but sometimes a girl just craves Vitamin D, amirite?
Our wedding was planned, almost entirely, within 4 months of our engagement. But I realized that once we decided on colours, flowers, menu, etc. my endless scrolling on Pinterest came to a halt and I wasn’t up to snuff on the new and exciting trends predicted for the 2019 season. So I started doing some research and found some really fun and unique shifts that are happening in the world of weddings.
Can someone please explain to me the genius that is Billy Ray Cyrus and the glorious one hit wonders that he has brought into our lives? Listen, Achy Breaky Heart is obviously a bonafide classic. But then they guy hits us 26 years later with Old Town Road? We don’t deserve him.
A couple of weekends ago, my bridesmaids and I headed to New York City to celebrate my fast approaching nuptials and generally have a debaucherous time. Our weekend was filled with fabulously ‘New York’ experiences - think Frank Sinatra, killer pizza and subway adventures. Keep reading to get a behind the scenes look at what we got up to on #SamInTheCity.
One thing I really enjoy about podcasts is that there is something for EVERYONE. From business and entrepreneurship to true crime and advice columns, the genres of the podcast world span far and wide, as do the episode lengths. Although it’s hard to narrow down, I think these are my favourite shows right now, I hope you check them out!
It’s time for another installment of the wedding files! Favours can be thoughtful, useful and personalized and there are TONS of ideas all over pinterest and blogs, and since we’re on the topic - I’ve compiled 15 wedding favours your guests are sure to love!
This New Year’s Eve felt a little different. I felt inspired and motivated. I had so many ideas for goals, and hopes of reaching major milestones in all of the aspects of my life. And then the buzz wore off and I snuck away to slumber through the wee hours of the morning, extra careful not to drool on my freshly laundered bedding.
I turned 27 last week. What’s with 27 anyways? It’s the corduroys of your 20s. Not those chic skirts that fashion bloggers are wearing now but those pants from Oshkosh you wore in 4th grade that we’re way too short; underwhelming and holding no real significance other than being a phase we all have to pass through. Yep, corduroys.
A couple of weeks ago we moved into our new house. Truthfully, finally getting those keys was an immense relief. The process of finding and buying a home while also staging and selling our home was tedious and draining, to say the least.