27 September 2016

Fall Wardrobe Staples

I'm no fashion blogger, but I thought I'd share some of my favourite fall wardrobe staples today. Now that the weather is starting to get cooler it's time to pull out the warmer clothes (& boots!). Here is a look at what my wardrobe leans towards this time of year.

Boots & Socks - Tall casual boots are generally my go-to this time of year. Plus, boots like the ones above, can easily be dressed up a bit. Pair them with a cute dress & leggings and you're good to go! I'm also a fan of my Hunters. I have a fleece lining for them that makes them extra cozy when needed. And socks. Nothing beats a good cozy pair of socks this time of year. (Boots above are from Target - I miss Target! - & find you can find the socks here).

Chambray Shirt - I love these for layering or just wearing as is. I have the one above and love it!

Scarf - Scarves are great anytime of year, but there's something about a scarf in the fall that trumps wearing one any other time. I've got a few great ones that I can't wait to pull out. You can find the one above here.

Plaid - Something plaid. Be it a scarf or a shirt. The green one pictured below is my current favourite. I pulled it out the other day when the air shifted. I found it at H&M last year (the one above is from H&M too).

Bag - Never underestimate a good bag. The one pictured above is from Target. If we still had Target in Canada I'd go snatch this one up. I love the colour and the hobo look. I've been carrying around a diaper bag (a cute one that doesn't necessarily look like a diaper bag, but a diaper bag nonetheless) for what seems like so long now. I think it's time to find a new purse for those times I just don't want the diaper bag.

Sweater - A good sweater is another essential this time of year. One that can be for those casual days but that can also be dressed up a bit is great too. Plus I'm all about the layering. Find the one above here.

Lip Balm - So this isn't a clothing item but it's a staple of mine, especially in the cooler months. A good lip balm is a must & this rosebud salve is my favourite.

What are your fall wardrobe staples?

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21 September 2016

DIY Growth Chart

For quite some time I've been wanting to make a growth chart for E & I'm happy to say it's now complete! I knew I wanted to track her height as she grows but I just wasn't sure how. I liked the idea of having a growth wall or door in our home. I've seen people do this & think it can be done in some really cute, non-tacky, ways. But for us it wasn't exactly realistic since we know we have the potential of moving (and have moved) a few times in our life. So tracking it right on a door or on a special wall in part of our house wasn't ideal because we wouldn't be able to bring it with us if/when we do move. 

However, I did love the idea of creating a giant wooden ruler of sorts. So a couple of weeks ago I went and rounded up my supplies. I'm happy to say this project was relatively easy to make. It's not perfect, but overall I really do love how it turned out! 

20 September 2016

Fall Comfort Food

This is the time of year comfort food comes back in the picture. Here are two of my favourite recipes to whip up this time of year (and even into the winter!). I've shared them before but they're worth sharing again.

Baked mac & cheese. Probably the comfort of all comfort foods. Head over here for the recipe. You won't be sorry!

You can find details & the recipe for my favourite pumpkin soup here

What are some of your favourite comfort foods to make this time of year?

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16 September 2016

Home Accessories For Fall

If you're looking to add a bit of fall to your home, but aren't quite sure where to start, consider one (or a few!) of these things. 

1|  Throw pillows (always, always!) are an easy swap for each new season & can instantly update a space. I'm especially loving these ones from Indigo.