Truly Madly Plaid

September 22, 2014



Fall is officially here Loves!!




I am thrilled it has finally arrived because that means it is time to break out the cozy sweaters, boots. leggings and this season hot look PLAID!! (oh and the BAILEY"S of course)

Source-Promise Tangeman

Plaid truly is one of the best patterns for FALL in my opinion. Seeing this pattern always reminds me of when I was a little girl heading off to elementary school, excited to show off my new tights and wool Plaid kilt with the fancy pin in it. Am I the only one who thought that they seemed to only last through 2 wears?

This season Plaid is out in full force!

If you are just wanting to add a little bit of plaid to an outfit, the best way would be to add a scarf, headband, or shoes in your favourite PLAID print.  Or you could also try a plaid shirt under a solid colour sweater (I love that look!).  If you are feeling BOLD,  you can bust out in a beautiful plaid jacket, pants or dress. Your options for including this fabulous pattern into your wardrobe are
endless!
Source- Bright, Bold and Beautiful



I am really digging the combo of Plaid and Leopard print !! 

SOURCE-CARA LOREN

Source. Beautifuls.com

Source- Seams for a desire

Source-Who what Wear

This fall loves I am truly mad for Plaid!!

 XOXO
A


PSSST: If you are looking to add plaid to your wardrobe but don't want to break the bank - check out these GORG pieces below!!












Check In

September 15, 2014

Alright loves it is time to do the month in review. So let's see what I was able to cross off on my August list!

August Goals

ME
  • read something fiction and nonfiction everyday  Read The Vintage dress and parts of Blog inc
  • spend time with HIM each day (www.shereadstruth.com) managed to do this for 2 weeks
  • get moving every week.  Run, Spin, Yoga and try this thing they call TRX woo hoo was able to get moving every week- still haven't tried TRX
  • have a pedicure. These tootsies are crying out for some attention  Pretty tootsies
  • bake an ombre cake... I really really want to try this 

Organize
  • organize playroom for E and J... once the last coat of creme fraiche goes up
  • Call Big Brothers Canada for a donation pickup
  • sort through closets for Big Brothers pickup
  • finish painting playroom- Yes, we still need to finishing painting the playroom.
CASA M
  • recover outdoor furniture
  • hang chandelier/ redesign chandelier
  • add some foliage
  • paint the deck
  • hand rails for the stairs
  • clean up the bodega 
  • when bodega is cleaned up create an uber awesome office/craft room for BELLA LIME
Mr. M did a fabulous job putting in the handrails, don't you think? I was able to style the deck but sadly recovering the furniture wasn't in the budget this year. I shopped around  Casa M for accessories and decor that we were not using at the moment.  I am very happy with the way it turned out.

Check it out! We have HANDRAILS and they are lovely.
Lantern from the bookcase and jars from the buffet

pillows from the tv room and office come together nicely to create a stylish look





Create
  • take pictures of pretties for Shoppe  Did this but didn't like any of them REDO
  • Send out Thank you cards for E's Baptism
  • Create the BL design Lino Print cards... Practice transferring the Lino Print
  • Launch Etsy shoppe
  • bunting and curtains for playroom
  • sew 10 pretty things
One of my Bella Lime Design Aprons

FUN in the SUN
  • take Lil J to a spray park/playground once a week
  • Hit up the Races
  • go to the beach and build a sandcastle with a moat 
  • have a tea party
  • experience an outdoor movie with the family
  • GLAMPING- we are not campers but feel lil J would love it and this Mama needs it to be a little glamorous 
I can't believe nothing on that FUN in the SUN list happened.. we were so busy with day camps and hanging out at home. Although we did manage to get to the PNE!!!



Phew feels good to be crossing stuff off of lists! 

XOXO
A


Let's be Leading Moms

September 5, 2014

Hi Loves,

I am so excited to share with you this AWE inspiring event,  yes it is that GOOD!! 


For all the amazing Mamas out there, this is the event for you. What FABULOUS event you ask? Why it’s only Leading Moms: Inspirational talks by Extraordinary Moms. The talks will range from media and health to arts and business. Leading Moms will be a half-day event taking place at the Telus World of Science in Vancouver on September 26th. 

I had the opportunity to attend this incredible event last year thanks to my friend Bianca  of the blog "Bits of Bee" who invited me. I can't even begin to tell you how inspired and moved I felt listening to these amazing Mom's share their life stories.  Christine Magee of Sleep Country Canada and Kelsey Ramsden of Spark play really flipped the on switch for me. “Bing” a light went on in my head and I knew after listening to them, no matter what my dream was, I could obtain it. At the very least, it would be a ball trying.


Bianca and I at last years Leading Moms (I was 6 months preggo with Miss E)

Here is a little montage from last year's event.




Christine Magee talking about her daughter running up to her when she walks through the door resignates with me. It really isn't about ALL your accomplishments.
   
2014 Leading Moms Event will leave you ready to start living your BEST life.

This year’s event boasts a fantastic speaker line-up, including award-winning broadcaster, Tamara Taggart and Founder of Cause We Care, Andrea Thomas Hill. Check out all the inspiring ladies that will be speaking at Leading Moms.

Ticket holders can register for complimentary childcare, courtesy of Kids and Company. This alone should have you taking part in this event!!


A new addition to the event this year is the  Leading Mom Award which aims to acknowledge everyday moms who are making an impact locally, nationally, or globally. Grand prize is a weekend at premier resort, Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina.
Oh and how could I forget this event is hosted by VancouverMom.ca, Entrepreneur Mom Now and JellyBeen 
Early Bird Tickets are $45 and will be available until September 9th! (regular tix are $70) 
Please join me at Leading Moms,  you will be so happy that you did!
REGISTER HERE
Also if you are like me and cannot wait until the 26th, Leading Moms is hosting a Twitter Party on September 9th at 8pm. I have included the deets below. 
You don't wanna miss out on this party!!

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 26th

Happy Friday Loves!

XOXO
A

 

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