Monday, 10 April 2017

Currently


Heeeeeeeeeey friends! I know I always say this but time is FLYING! Just when I feel like I've finished something on my to-do list, I have about 50 more items to cross off. Despite it being exhausting, I'm kinda loving this busy, hustle and bustle lifestyle I've taken on since starting my blog, working full time, and moving into our own house. Lots to do and so little time but I'm managing. Thought it would be fun to share some life updates and what's up currently in terms of things I'm reading, listening to, watching, loving, ETC. 

READING: Ruben and I finally got library cards a few months ago since we live a short walk from our local library and I've been enjoying it so much. I try and read at least one book a month (time permitting). Currently I'm reading 'I was told there'd be cake' by Sloane Crosley and OMG it's funny! I'm also reading 'The Curated Closet' which has already made me feel lighter, and more inspired than ever to purge my closet. I'm always looking for new things to read so if you have any recommendations please leave me a comment or shoot me a message!

WATCHING: Anyone else addicted to Riverdale?! It's soooooo good. Unlike other shows on Netflix, you have to wait each week for a new episode to premiere on Fridays (so it makes binge watching hard/impossible) But this past week's episode was crazy good, I can't wait for next. Also - GIRLS! My favourite show and this season has been so great, I really don't want it to end. I'm kind of really dreading the last episode. 

LISTENING TO: So many good albums just got released this past week, which means my Spotify has been off the chains in terms of checking out all the good, new stuff to hit the airwaves. Among those I'm listening to are Father John Misty's new album 'Pure Comedy ', and Future Island's new album 'The Far Field'. Both artists are playing sold out shows in Toronto next month and I'm so desperate for Future Islands tickets, so if anyone's got the hook-ups ;) let me know hehe. 

FEELING: EXCITED! The Toronto Maple Leafs just made the Stanley Cup playoffs which is a huuuuge deal to our city. I was at the game Saturday night when they clinched the spot and the whole place was buzzing, the feeling hasn't quite left me yet and I can't wait to see them play the Capitals in the playoffs (one of the best teams) BUT you gotta beat the best to be the best and I'm totally hopeful and have faith in our team. GO LEAFS GO!!!

WORKING ON: Our house! The projects don't stop. We moved in almost six months ago now and I feel like we haven't done anything (but really, we've done a lot!) and there's only so much we can do too, considering we're renting. We're currently working on a reading nook for our bedroom, and getting our office setup. Ruben got me a sewing machine for Christmas and it's still in the box (oops!) so my goal is to get that set up in the office and in motion within the next week. 

So that's all my excitement for now and what's been going on in this life of mine. With the weather getting warmer, I'm ecstatic to get busy with more projects in and around the house, as well as the blog. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Spring has SPRUNG!


Hey friends - Happy Wednesday! Spring has certainly sprung around these parts and we're seeing it with the crazy amount of rain we've been getting and flowers starting to bloom. Temperatures are warming up, which means we've been spending a lot more time out and about! This past weekend was beautiful in terms of weather, so we hit up the city to walk around, have lunch and enjoy the fact that I could get away with wearing just a sweater and some flats! I hadn't even planned to do an outfit post, but when I stumbled upon this yellow wall that matches my shoes, it was kind of a given.

With the weather warming up and the days are feeling longer (thank sunlight!), I hope I can utilize this time to plan and create more content and posts! I kind of went through a dry period I guess you could say, where I was feeling lazy/uninspired and the cold, long, dark winter did NOT help! I can't promise anything, but I will do my best to create lots of fun posts for the coming months and I hope you come back to check it out!

Outfit Details: Glasses (Bailey Nelson) / Sweater (H&M) / Pants (Old Navy) / Purse (Kate Spade) / Shoes (from a shop in Positano, Italy)


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Cuba is for lovers


Well hello there! It's been a while...

Almost halfway through March, and while it sure was nice to take a break, it's time to get caught up! Ruben and I took a vacation a few weeks ago to get away and relax in Cuba and boy was that just what the doctor ordered! At the beginning of the year we wanted to make it a goal of travelling more, starting off with a trip to Chicago to celebrate my 25th birthday. As Ruben's 25th birthday approached, we thought it was only fair to go away for his birthday too, so we booked a trip one week prior to leaving! Talk about spontaneity. Both of us had not taken a full week off work in almost a year and a half, so we were a little overdue for a relaxing vacation.

Typically when we go away on trips, we always have our phones out and are taking tons of photos, but this trip was a little different. We didn't take too many photos, because most of our days were spent pool or beach side with a drink or two in hand and enjoying each other's company. In fact, almost every day I left my phone in the room and it was so refreshing and nice to just tune out and take a break. 

This was our 3rd time visiting Cuba, and although we would've loved to venture around Havana and explore, this trip was the perfect, relaxing vacation! We stayed at an all inclusive and didn't leave the resort once. All we needed was the sun, the beach and/or pool and a few drinks and we were quite happy. We'll save the adventures for next time. Here are some of our photos from beautiful Cayo Santa Maria!


Bottomless mojitos and strawberry daiquiris? YES PLEASE.

Poolside with a good book = best way to start your day

The foam party at the pool was probably the most fun we had!


C H E E R S !

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

A time for LOVE - JORD Wood Watch giveaway!

I talk about him enough on here and after all he does for me, I think it's about time the Emilio to my Eleanor makes an appearance! Today we're teaming up with JORD Wood Watches to give away $100 towards a unique and beautiful wood watch! Stay tuned for details at the end of the post...  

It's already been a week but I'm still feelin' the love radiating from Valentine's day! Whether or not you chose to celebrate it, I hope you spread some love and felt the love from that special day too. I know I did! Ruben and I have been together almost 7 years and just celebrated our 6th Valentine's Day together - crazy how time flies. When it comes to celebrating an anniversary or holiday like Valentine's day, we love to surprise each other with things that hold a great meaning. As soon as I saw this wood watch I knew it would be the perfect gift for him! I wanted to gift him something that was different, and showed him that our love is timeless - what better way to do that than with a watch?! A wood one at that. Needless to say, he loved it. 

JORD Wood Watches seriously has so many beautiful, and unique watches it made it almost impossible to choose! I loved the Reece watch in Walnut and Navy because I know Ruben didn't own anything like it and the rectangular face is so funky and neat, kinda like him ;) It's such a nice change from a regular round face and now definitely adds some diversity to his collection! 


Ruben always puts up with me and my requests to go shoot photos, or help me out with posts so this was a nice switch up for me to be behind the camera and him in front of the lens! By doing this, I wanted to show him that his time is so valuable to me and I will always make time for him in return. 


All you need to do to win $100 towards a watch of your choosing is to click this link and fill out your details! Simple as that, right? While only one person will win the $100, everyone who enters will receive a $25 off code because we are all winners!!!

*The contest will close 2/26 at 11:59pmBoth the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on 4/30/2017.



Luxury Wooden Watch


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