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there truly is no more denying it. 
i am not sure what it is like where you live but here in alberta canada we are feeling all the fall feels.  cooler days, early nights, leaves starting to change colour and scatter. yes. it's time to embrace fall.

as much as i am sad to see the days of summer go, i am always looking forward to fall. there is just something about bundling up in cozy sweaters and scarves, warm drinks, fall photography and pumpkins everywhere.  september is my favourite month.

i decided to whip out my brand new heidi swapp letterboard to commemorate this beautiful time.  a favourite phrase in gold alphas looks just perfect on this black letterboard, don't you think?

i gave my living room shelf the fall treatment and adding in my letterboard was truly the perfect finishing touch.

i collected some of my favourite decor pieces and added them in.  the pumpkin floral arrangement is actually from my wedding.  i bring it out every fall as a special reminder of our day.

i love these little pumpkins.  they always make any decor display come together.

here's to embracing fall and all it's beauty..."autumn leaves and pumpkins please"!


hello end of august.  
i say these words loaded with emotion and a very bittersweet taste in my mouth.
how has this just happened?
i swear it was only spring.

with the beautiful days and evenings of summer soon on the wrap up, how fitting that today of all days...august 31st is actually national eat outside day.

 seriously probably THE best part about summer for sure... (insert weepy face here).

so in honour of this day, and the end of summer i thought it would be perfect to enjoy a little QT time with a bowl of warm tacos and some cool guacamole.  who's with me?!?

food friends and sunshine.  what else could honour 'eat outside day' better than that? 


hello weekend!
if you are anything like me....then you literally live the week for the weekend....am i right?!? especially in SUMMER.

these days are literally passing by at lightning speed and i know i am doing pretty much all i can to keep hanging on to every last little bit of sunshine, warm weather, pool day kinda thing.

this summer i have snapped a lot of photos!  with my one son seeming to grow SO fast now that there is a baby in the house i am more desperate than ever to treasure each second.  these summers are so precious, and so much fun when you get to watch a toddler enjoy it.

i have been LOVING to use my instax camera and accessories to commemorate these treasured days. and who could deny this super fun vibe?!? as many of you know this year it is all about the palms.  ;)

so for this weekend, and the next following weekends i will definitely be enjoying what's left of both the weekend vibes AND the summer vibes.  cheers to making the most of it and some fabulous memories. XO


hello july 1st!
and happiest canada day to all of my fellow canadians across this great country!
it truly is a great day to kick off what will be an amazing celebration today....and SUMMER!

celebrating canada day this year is a big one.  canada is officially 150 years old.
cue the fireworks.  it's going to be a celebration!

i loved setting up 2 of my heidi swapp letterboards to commemorate this special day.  layering them together is an awesome way to say what you want to say if you do not have enough room on one.  plus they just look so cute together.  

so in honour of all things "canadian" today....let there be hockey, poutine, tim hortons, maple syrup and ALL the red and white maple leafs one can handle.  for it is canada day.

happiest 150th birthday canada!

i am so blessed to be able to call you home.


it is certainly no big secret that i love cameras. and photos. and really anything to do with both cameras and photos.
seriously. my love. obsessed actually.

so with it officially being national camera day today, one must celebrate with a camera and photos.  don't you agree!?!

these days my world is wrapped up in the arms of a brand new baby, and i could not be more in a whirlwind of taking photos and capturing memories and moments.  with having a second baby, i completely understand the fleetingness of time.  how fast these little ones grow.  how much you want to remember.  how much you can forget.  it's crazy.  but thank god for photos and cameras.  they truly are the only way to hang on to the past.

i spent some time printing out some of my latest favourite memories with my instax share sp-1 printer.

this super adorable flamingo album from the heidi swapp instax tropical collection could not be more perfect for these memories.

the cutest little book that i am filling with all of my favourites so far.

"a photograph is the pause button of life".  SO TRUE.
in honour of national camera day i challenge you to get your camera out.  snap a few photos and PRINT them.  place them in an album.  they are truly the treasures of our life.


hello june 18th. time for some fathers day love.  and letterboard love.
all wrapped up into one.

my heidi swapp letterboard is probably one of my latest obsessions.  i absolutely love changing up my boards to reflect special occasions, holidays and anything really that is inspiring me at the moment!

in honour of fathers day, i thought it would be fun to not only add a beautiful message...but some of my favourite photos taken over these past 3 years of my husband and madix's phenomenal dad.  photos celebrating their bond, their friendship, their love.

i simply went through my computer and printed out a photo grid over at picmonkey.  i then printed it out and simply placed the collage on my letterboard using some of the super cute letterboard icons to hold it in place.  then once i am ready to switch up my letterboard, i will place this collage on a scrapbook layout, or in my planner!

i absolutely ADORE how the heidi swapp letterboard can literally be transformed into anything you want it to be.  it is one of my most coveted home decor accessories and i know i will love it for many many years and happy celebrations.

happiest fathers day to my hubby and truly one of the most phenomenal, selfless, loving and caring dad's on the planet. madix and (our new baby) are SO blessed.  here's to many more fathers day celebrations and beautiful memories together. XOXO

to see and learn even more about the heidi swapp letterboard and all of the super fun accessories, click the link here.


ahhh....mothers day.
as i am typing this, it is the end of the day. i am TIRED. 
we all know as moms our life does not stop. there are no breaks. it is constant. and when we do have a break...well for me anyway it's to catch up on laundry, dishes, put toys away...sigh. it truly is the hardest job in the world!

i came across this quote the other day...and truly it could NOT be more perfect to sum up this crazy adventure we call MOTHERHOOD.  it definitely is in a "hood" of it's own LOL.  anyone else agree?!?

in honour of mother's day....i truly salute and commend each and every mother AND woman out there who is loving SO hard each and every day...making all the ultimate sacrifices, putting all of their needs on the back burner, drinking their coffee cold, who just KEEP GOING and do not stop at all for ones families and loved ones.  truly you all are super heroes...even though i know through the endless life demands it often feels like an endless battle.  i know myself, when i was pregnant with my first i never thought it would be as hard as it is.  i mean....my kid was always just going to listen and do what i say right?!? ha! #realitycheck

i stumbled across these words the other day and they really resonated with me:

Motherhood is a choice you make everyday, to put someone else's happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you're not sure what the right thing is....and to forgive yourself over and over again, for doing everything wrong. ~Donna Ball 

so. much. truth. right here.

happiest mothers day to all of you women out there. the super heroes.  the lovers.  the cheerleaders.  the constant of all constants. XOXO
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