gift guide for hosts

December 6, 2016


It’s that time of year again! I love searching the internet high and low to find gifts for these guides. To start off I’ve rounded up some simple but beautiful gifts perfect for your holidays hosts. Though I am sure the foodie or cook on your list would be happy with any of these, too. I know I am hoping a bar or two of Compartes chocolate makes it into my stocking this year!

1/ Heirloom Overdye Napkin Set in Orchid  2/ Numi Taper Candleholders  3/ Short Dark Grey Vase  4/ Jacobsen Salt Co. Slide Tin  5/ Compartes Old Hollywood and Kelly Wearstler Bijoux Chocolate Bars  6/ madewell x food52 marble trivet & cheese board  7/ silver coaster set  8/ navy hasami-yaki bowls

trimming the tree

December 2, 2016


I am starting to run out of space to store all of my ornaments but of course that hasn’t stopped me from searching for more to add to the collection. Our tree is filled with vintage ornaments but I am starting to think a second, smaller tree might be necessary for some more fun/eccentric ornaments. There is no such thing as too many, right? I would happily add any of the ornaments above to my tree and think they would look just as good on top of a gift for a loved one. Here’s to trimming the tree and decking the halls and all that good stuff! xo

1/ starburst sparkle in midnight  2/ glitterville reindeer  3/ poodle  4/ spotted hen in black  5/ icicle bauble  6/ felt nutcracker sugar fairy  7/ moon  8/ metallic beaded snowflake  9/ glass icicle  10/ stained glass triangle  11/ vintage clock (similar) 12/ disco ball  13/ glass cactus  14/ flamingo  15/ musical instrument  16/ globe house  17/ pom pom  18/ polka dot hippo  19/ vintage pine cone  20/silver star  21/ tucker the moose  22/ glass candy cane  23/ ombre layer cake

favourite christmas cards

November 28, 2016


It’s that time of year again! Christmas is my favourite holiday and I have been counting down the days until it would not seem too crazy early to put the decorations out. I am putting the finishing touches on the apartment decorations and next up is writing our christmas cards. In case you are like me and have yet to check this off your list, here is a round up of 24 of my favourite cards. Extra points if you use cute holiday stamps like these. I will be back later this week with more holiday gift guides.

1st row: candy cane card / merrily card / very merry christmas card

2nd row: holiday card / happy holidays penguin card / holiday village card

3rd row: christmas tree card / noel card / holly jolly card

4th row: christmas wreath card / merry christmas card / fa la la card



1st row: merry christmas card / modern holiday card / mistletoe and holly card

2nd row: santa’s coming card / snowflake letterpress card / sweet holiday card /

3rd row: jingle bell rock card / mod holiday card / season’s greetings pine trees card

4th row: spread cheer card / singing loud card / candy cane letterpress card

hello again

November 28, 2016


It is hard to believe that is has been almost two years since I have blogged! I definitely missed this space but life just seemed to keep getting in the way. The old blog was also due for a major overhaul. However, my indecisiveness meant that for the past year I have been hemming and hawing over a new design. I finally saw the light and decided to let professionals handle it. A custom blog is definitely not in my budget so I was very happy to find maiden sites. Some of the blogs I read regularly and love are designed by jane reaction and the themes she designed for maiden sites are no different.  Mark always helps with me the coding and I think he breathed a deep sigh of relief that he no longer had to try and turn my ideas into working code. There are still a few updates and kinks to be worked out but I hope you enjoy the new look!

I am excited to be back and have lots of posts and ideas in the works. I owe a big thank you to my friends and family for patiently waiting and not giving up on this little ol’ blog of mine.

love, katie

ps. the photo above is from our recent trip to texas and I have lots more to share from our trip soon!

march essentials

March 23, 2014


this has been the coldest and longest winter. as you might have guessed from the silence over here the past couple months, winter is not my friend and i just really haven’t felt very inspired/ excited about much lately. but enough is enough. it is officially springtime and i am more than ready for a change. and a bright floral print, a cozy hoodie and some new rain boots seem like the perfect way to usher in this new season. i mean, it has stop snowing eventually, right?

1/ coral striped scarf   2/ iphone case  3/ dot pillow   4/ hunter colourblock boots   5/ rifle paper co vintage blossoms print   6/ aritzia community hoodie

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