Friday, May 22, 2009

Some new wheels!

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

How AWESOME is this bicycle?! I'm totally into these type of bikes lately. On my Savannah vay-cay, I had the chance to ride my mom's way cool bike, but I think I might like this one much better. I could probably stick my nephews in the back and take them for a ride. They would think it was fab (though, that might be some type of "safety violation", as little G would say...). Check out this link to have a chance to win a free Madsen bike for yourself.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

DIY Fabulous!

Can you believe that this is a DIY project?! The cider was hand pressed and the labels were made by the couple. And all of this for about $2.00 a bottle. What a fabulous favour for a wedding. Check out the post at 100 Layer Cake.

Friday, May 8, 2009

I'm a sucker...

Regardless of how much my dog would enjoy this food...I would totally buy this. The packaging is awesome. As we all know, I'm a total sucker for packaging. You could literally sell me garbage, just as long as the package looked nice!

p.s. I love the colour combos...sometimes you need to look in an unexpected place to find inspiration for your wedding!

:: from Dieline

Beautiful DIY

Check out the instructions for this WAY cute cakestand here.

:: image from Once Wed

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Please check out Kelly & Chris's wedding over at Style Me Pretty. I'm literally drooling....

link here, here, and here

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

uh...hold the phone!!

I think everyone in university probably had a papasan chair. They are probably the most comfortable chairs ever, but they have never been particularly attractive. Well, look what I found at Pier outdoor papasan chair! With cool cushions!! They have all kinds of colourful patterns, like stripes and florals, and the chair looks like wicker, but is actually plastic. To top it off, it's on sale...LOVE it! I am totally going to pick one up. Combined with one of their very nice outdoor carpets, I will have the perfect reading spot outside. And, BTW, Pier 1 has come a long longer are they wicker furniture and Indian print fabrics...they had a lot of nice tableware, pictures and cushions. Definitely worth a stop!

Spring Flowers Wall Art

Motion Wall Art

Rethink the bouquet?

I just picked up the latest issue of Canadian Gardening yesterday. The hanging basket on the cover really caught my eye. I love the colours. I LOVE the fact that you don't have to water it very much even more! That's perfect for me, because though I'm very enthusiastic about gardening at the beginning of the season, a few weeks in I get kind of bored.

Wouldn't these colours be perfect for a wedding...and florals combined with succulents would be very elegant! So, I did a search on some pictures for inspiration, and here we go....

boutonniere from InStyle Weddings

succulents wedding favor from Martha Stewart

pretty purple centerpiece from Martha

I'm thinking a burlap table cloth, and maybe antique silver or antique gold accents. Here is a colour palette for some inspiration:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco De Mayo

It's May 5th, and that means it's my sister-in-law's birthday, but it also means it's Cinco De Mayo! And there anything better than a cold margarita and some guacamole?? I never used to think that I liked margaritas (you know, sometimes that tequila brings back bad memories), but then, on a trip to Arizona, I had the most amazing margarita at the Four Seasons Resort in Scottsdale. Now, we're not talking the frozen blender kind..we're talking on the rocks, and it was DEE-LISH! And wouldn't you know it...the Four Seasons also had the most amazing guacamole that they served with blue corn chips. Needless to say, for that one week, everyday at about 4pm, we noshed on guac and margaritas and it was the best time ever. Not that any of this has to do with Cinco De Mayo..but the day just got me thinking of the perfect cocktail hour!