It’s finally here! In this long-awaited post, I’m finally sharing some of the secrets you’ve all been asking about! Sometimes Instagram brings creative people together. Photography is my creative outlet and it’s always great to meet other like-minded who appreciate the art! I’ve got a trifold of new things to introduce you to in this blog post: the rainbow bridge in Calgary, local photographer Jessica Gray and last but not least, this show-stopping dress!
After 10 days of partying it up in at the Calgary Stampede in cowgirl gear, all I want is sweatpants and flip-flops! The new “IT” romper: the Smash + Tess Sweetheart onesie has come to my rescue as the perfect piece of loungewear to relax in. If you haven’t heard of this girl-boss company that is taking comfortable clothing by storm than you had better read on to get yourself in the know!
This unique gold flower crown was the perfect accessory for my summer beach outfit in Port Stanley, Ontario. Headbands of Hope is a wonderful small business that not only makes beautiful, trendy headbands, they also give back to children living with cancer. Read about their amazing cause and a personal story on Pursuing Pretty. [Read more…]
I’m experiencing a bit of a love affair with my adopted province of Alberta this summer. I’m not sure if it is because I’ve taken a bigger interest in photography but the beauty of mother nature is almost overwhelming this year! The Canola Fields are a sight to see if you are traveling to Alberta during the summer months. Take a weekend to explore the countryside and read about the style that goes along with it…
As the frugal fashionista that I am, finding great deals is definitely my thing. I get so many outfit questions and most people are surprised to learn where I shop the most: not the expensive brand name stores that you’d expect from a fashion blogger but the well-priced stores that offer good quality at good prices. It’s all about how out take a simple dress, customize it and make it your own. Add a little glam to your style, even on a budget! Here’s how to take an $8 dress and make it look like an $80 dress…
I started this blog about a year and a half ago because I wanted to inspire other stay-at-home moms to not give in to the “mom-rut”. As moms, we are unanimously tired. There’s barely enough time to drink a cup of coffee and scarf down a piece of toast in the mornings, let alone time to shower, get dressed, do your hair and put on make-up. Well, I’m here to tell you, MAKE TIME. And this is why….
I’ve always liked a good gin and tonic. Usually, I stay away from high ball drinks, as I seem to enjoy wine in my old age, but I always make an exception for this cocktail. Today, I’m showing a new twist on this old classic.
I first tried this drink at my book club last month and I was immediately hooked. It was like nothing I’d tasted before but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. The secret ingredient: St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur. It has a distinct sweet smell very similar to lychee, but it is made from elderflower: a small, white starry flower that blooms through the spring and summer. You can find it at almost any liquor store but be prepared to spend a little extra on this special bottle.