Friday, November 30, 2012

festive friday | nutcracker party

I have paired up with Linda Claire for a "Festive Friday" series to get us all in the holiday spirit. Be sure to visit every Friday for more festive ideas for the holiday season!

With the holidays coming up and Christmas carols filling the air with a delightful and comforting sound, I have been craving a night at the Nutcracker Ballet! Friends of mine went on the weekend and I can't stop thinking about it. This adorable Nutcracker themed party looks like the perfect idea for a holiday celebration. 'Tis the season!

festive friday | hot chocolate party

I have paired up with Sara Russell for a "Festive Friday" series to get us all in the holiday spirit. Be sure to visit every Friday for more festive ideas for the holiday season!

Baby, it's cold outside! Warm up this winter and host a cozy Hot Chocolate Party! I found this fun idea from A Pair of Pears blog. It is a great way way to spend time with friends, eat delicious treats, and sip on some heart warming hot cocoa. 

A quick and easy DIY: Plain white mugs + Porcelain Pen
Great way to personalize each mug and it can be used as a take-home gift for your guests!

They created a treats table that including yummy s’mores, frosted sugar cookies, candy canes... etc. They also served pretzels to had some salt to all the sweetness. 

In another area they created “the hot chocolate bar” where ingredients were displayed for guests to help themselves and create their perfect cup of hot cocoa. 

A Pair of Pears, is a blog created by a lovely couple Jake & Jaime who do an excellent job at organizing fun parties. They are talented graphic designers and I love what they created for this hot chocolate themed party. From the invitations to the decorative labels, the graphics really add a personal touch! They are also super generous, and provide printables to their readers so anyone can organize a themed get together just like this one! 

Happy Festive Friday!

xo LC

Thursday, November 29, 2012

style at home | office

Below is a peak inside Style at Home, Catherine Sheppard's office. She has done wonders creating a relaxing and comforting space that makes you feel right at home with playful dinosaurs and beautifully scented candles as accents. My favourite item is the letterboard - it is an exceptional and original statement piece which constantly changes with wonderful ideas!

If you are in the market for a custom letter board, I recommend Julia West Home.
With their large variety of fabrics and ribbons, the possibilities are endless!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

green, gold + black outfit

Black is a staple to every wardrobe but how can you accessorize and still keep a simple outfit? This season, stick to a bold accent colour like green and some hints of gold!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

charming kitchen

This kitchen has all the charm in the world! The barrel-vaulted brick ceiling, lattice cabinetry, adorable painted floor, sliding glass doors and subtle accents of colour are what make this space delightful.

Monday, November 26, 2012

masculine monday | handsome bathrooms

Bathrooms are a place where you can relax in the comfort of your own home. Simple design with a neutral colour palette are the secrets to creating your at home oasis! 

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Friday, November 23, 2012

black friday sale | the aestate

Happy Black Friday and Thanksgiving to all my American friends! Today is the day for some super savings for great artwork from The Aestate! Use the promo code "BLACKFRIDAY" and get 20% off on your order today. I have been coveting the lips print for a while now - maybe today is the day I get one!

Happy shopping!

[All artwork from The Aestate]

DIY chalkboard chargers

With this rustic fall weather, I have been inspired to bring the outdoors in with a wood charger. I found this great DIY chalkboard charger on Delight By Design and thought I would share it with you! These would be perfect to have around your Thanksgiving table.

- Happy Thanksgiving America! xo Sara -

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

nail art

With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to get your nail art on for those parties! I have been noticing lots of funky nail polish designs lately and been dying to do something funky on my nails. For more great nail art, visit Trophy Wife Manicures.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

DIY glam up your ikea closet

Jen Ramos from Made By Girl has her NYC closet featured in the new Style at Home organization issue! This fabulous closet was made from the PAX wardrobe and the doors are white BERGSBO from IKEA. Jen has glammed it up by putting stunning hardware on the doors. Don't you just love the wallpaper in the drawers?! This really personalizes your closet.

Personalize your drawers with wallpaper! Tip from Jen - use tape instead of 

Jen recommends to use double sided tape when securing the wallpaper to the drawers. 

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