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Monday, 19 September 2016

My Picks for Best Dressed at the 2016 Emmy Awards




Allison Janney wearing Bradley Mischka

Some of the older women rocked it for me last night at the Emmy Awards.  Allison Janney looked amazing (maybe it's because her boyfriend is 20 yrs. younger than her)...everything about this look was on point.  And how about Lily Tomlin...fun, classic & age appropriate...I thought she looked so sweet. 
Here are some more dresses that stood out for me.



 Lily Tomlin


Neve Campbell wearing Christian Siriano


 Natalie Morales


 Angela Bassett

 Melora Hardin


 Niecy Nash


 Keltie Knight


 Felicity Huffman wearing Tony Ward

I was on the fence about this one, worn by Emily Ratajkowski,...I loved the colour & construction.  The bottom was amazing but the top for me was too structured & wasn't quite right...if the triangles on the top were removed, it would have complimented the bottom much better. But beautiful dress nonetheless. 

Emily Ratajkowski wearing Zac Posen

And the host of What Not to Wear won the What Not to Wear Award for me.  
This was wrong in so many ways!

Stacy London

(All photos via hollywoodlife.com)

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Summer Trip to Wasaga




So that was summer...
I started the day with a few tears as my son started college & my daughter started grade 11...but I'm ok now.

I have no idea where the time has gone, but we did manage to get away for some great family time at Wasaga Beach this summer...and yes, it's a complete miracle but our teenagers will still spend time with us.  I don't think I've been to Wasaga since I was a kid...it really hasn't changed that much.  Most of the cottages are very small & a little outdated with the odd one being completely gutted.  I spotted this one on the way to the dog park...yes they have a dog park on the beach, which is amazing for those of us who can't leave home without them. 

Check out this beach house...perfection!  Looks like it's in Cape Cod. 



This was Axel's first real experience in the water...apparently he can't swim......but he's cute.





We also took a quick trip into Collingwood (because my fave store is there) & ate a very cool new taco place called Bent Taco.  I strongly recommend it!  Oh, & get there early cuz the line up is crazy.




(All pics are mine taken with my iPhone.)

Have a great day!



Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Little Trip to Unionville


A few weeks ago, I spent the day with a friend in Unionville, ON...such a quaint little town.  The streets are lined with beautiful colonial homes just like this one.  We got our fill of picket fences and gingerbread trim...love all the details.  It's hard to believe that this quiet little town is just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Toronto.  You really do feel like you're stepping back in time.

And just like every area surrounding Toronto, the real estate here is absolutely crazy right now. (In our area, very basic 4bdrm, 3bthrm builder homes are going for about $850,000.00 and are sold within a couple of weeks).  This property just happens to be on the market if anyone is interested, and it's going for about $2.9 mil.  Love the front entrance ...and those doors!!!!  (Yes...I have a thing for doors.)

(All pics taken by me with my iPhone.)
















This one above is also up for sale if you want to take a peek.












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Sunday, 19 June 2016

A BOUQUET FOR YOU!



This past week I've been picking bouquets of peonies over here...doesn't get any better than this.  I've gone from lilacs to peonies.  Absolutely one of my fave flowers in my garden.  Of course once you pick them they have to go in every room in the house cuz they just smell so good...wish this was scratch and sniff. 

I like to put them in all the bedrooms...it's beautiful to go to bed and wake up with that smell.  And just a little advice to parents out there, they make teenagers wake up much happier when you place them next to their bed!  ;)  
 I also put some next to my daughter when she was studying for exams.

I'm definitely going to be pinning these!

















(All pics taken by me with my iPhone).

Enjoy your week!


Thursday, 9 June 2016

French Lilacs


If you follow me on Instagram you know my love for flowers.   So what a surprise for me a couple of weeks ago when I walked into my friend's backyard and saw her French lilacs all in bloom.  I have a very small lilac that finally bloomed last year, but to see these towering in her backyard was so stunning.  She even sent me home with a bucket of them, which of course, went into every room in the house.

Enjoy!











(All photos are mine taken with my iPhone.)