Monday, September 26, 2011

Baby shower of the century!

Yup, in my humble opinion this weekend Mama pulled together the most amazing baby shower ever. The party was thrown in honour of my girlfriend Rolanda and her baby London (and that little girl most definitely came out to much as a 2 month old can rock it out!)
My theme was a pink and green candy shoppe...super sweet fun for an even sweeter little girl.
The weather was hot and gorgeous outside and the white peach sangria was cold and delicious!

{The baby of the day, Miss London with a giant pink flower}
{Dessert anyone? Macaroons, chocolate chip stuffed raspberries, red velvet cupcakes and fruit kabobs}

{White Sangria with fresh peaches, strawberries and green apples- and a whole lot of Sauvignon Blanc and peach schnapps...Yum!}

{Mommy Rolanda opening her gifts and it wouldn't be a shower without at least a few cheesy shower games...}

{Lots of sweet treats to take home}
{Party blooms (pompoms) for a pop of fun and color}
{I'd rock a tutu too...if I could}

 {fresh flowers make Mama happy}

It was beyond fun putting this shower together...and even more fun getting together with all of Rolanda's best girlfriends. 
Babies are so special and they deserve to be celebrated as much as possible!


Monday, September 19, 2011

"Can't Have" List For Fall...

Let's keep this brief and to the's the stuff I want right now but am holding back on. Mama's saving her pennies for bigger things that include two fabulous vacations in 2012 celebrating 2 super-big-deal occasions (my birthday and anniversary).  So I'll still share the items I'm coveting though I doubt I'll be dropping any dough-ray-me on them anytime soon...sigh.

Tory Burch at ShopStyle
{Tory Birch Aaden Riding Boot- I'm nuts about tall riding boots}

{Classic Chanel 2.55 flap bag.
Love. this. bag.} 
Tory Burch at ShopStyle

{Tory Burch Glazed Leather Logo Clutch- classic and goes with everything}

 Halston at ShopStyle
{Halston Heritage "Studio 54" dress. Looks way cuter in person, sparkly and perfect for going out}

Not spending money is the opposite of fun but what's more worth while, a trip to New York or a Chanel bag?


Monday, September 12, 2011

BCBG lovin'...

So we knew that the colder fall weather would show up around these parts (Calgary) eventually. We've been spoiled by amazing summer-like temps this September but all good things must come to an end.  Our winters are crazy long here and I savoured every last minute of sunshine while I could butttt since the temperature is dropping I'm finally in the fall shopping mood. The only good thing about cold weather is fabulous fall clothes.
 I was in BCBG the other day and fell in love with just about everything....

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Leopard print, bandage skirts, cognac colour riding boots and leather coats with sheepskin lining -these are all classic, wearable pieces and you can't go wrong with.
I'll never get tired of fact there's no such thing as too much leopard.  Disagree if you want but you're wrong.

It seems like there aren't major changes in the trends for fall/winter this year...which is fine by me cuz I'm loving the status quo...
What are your fall wardrobe staples? 


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Planning only the most amazing baby shower ever...

So my best girlfriend in the whole wide world surprisingly found herself preggers last October and after 9 quick months (I can say that because I wasn't the pregnant one), her precious little girl "Miss" London arrived this past July. I had the honor of acting as her birthing partner/coach and you better believe I sweet talked that little girl out into this world. What an experience...but that's a story for another time!

It's only logical that since I cut the umbilical cord I should also be the one to throw her a fabulous "welcome to this world" celebration in the form of a baby shower.  
{Custom Pink Lollipop Invitation from Red Letter Design}

I'm beyond excited and have a million party ideas. The theme is a pink and green candy shop full of lollipops, gum-balls, sweethearts, cotton candy, macaroons and cupcakes. Considering that my own sweet tooth is absolutely non-existent I think I'm being mighty creative!  
But of course because Mama is hosting this party there will be plenty of fruity sangria, sparkling pink champagne and boat-loads of spiked punch.

Here's what I've pulled together/plan on having so far...

{Custom Party Blooms from whimsypie}
{Via Hostess with the Mostess}

{party accessories via letsPARTYon}

Good Lord how cute is this stuff!? I can barely handle it. I'm so impressed by the creativity of these ladies...and myself -what what!

It's going to be challenging pulling it all together and I'll have to channel my inner Colin Cowie, Mindy Weiss and Martha Stewart - but I'm up for it.
I'm so excited to shower this sweet little girl with all the love, attention and gifts that she and her mommy deserve. It's not taking place till the last week of September but I'll be sure to update you with mountains of pics. 
Can't hardly wait y'all! 

So what else should I do to make this party special, throw me some more ideas girls!
What would you do to make a baby shower fun or original?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blogger meet-up!

So while we were in Greece visiting my mother-in-laws village, I finally had the opportunity to meet up with another fabulous blogger, Irene from Blushingloves.  It just so happens that she lives in a city (Kalamata) about half an hour down the road from our little village and she was just as excited as me to meet up for a frappe (iced coffee) and a face to face visit!  I've been following Irene's beauty blog for almost 2 years now and she's most defo deserving of her blog popularity as she's one of the best European beauty bloggers out there!

We've all heard of meeting up with fellow bloggers IRL (in real life) but I didn't think I'd ever really have the opportunity to meet one of my blog "friends" as they're scattered all over the world. It just worked out so well that this pretty lady happened to live so close to where we were staying. It was meant to be y'all!

 And what a doll she is! We had a great time chatting about beauty products, blogging and family- ohhh we could have talked for hours! She brought along her hubby and 3 beautiful kiddos and they played great together with our 2 little guys, in fact our husbands really hit it off too...

{love this lady!}

I brought her a gift bag of some of my favorite makeup goodies and brands that she's not able to get her hands on in Greece like ELF, Annabelle, Wet n' Wild ,Cargo and NYX.
 Irene was such a sweetie and we had a great time chatting about everything and anything, it was a fabulous blogger meet-up! 
Check out her gorgeous beauty blog for great reviews of her fave beauty products, amazing pics of Greece and more from a girl who loves all thing makeup! 



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