It’s hard to believe that 2012 is coming to an end. I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions but I hope to make more time for the things that count next year. Visiting friends. Time for a vacation – away from Toronto this time! The purchase of an excellent DSLR camera and a photography course. I’d like to post some original content on this blog. I have to stop saying “I’ll do it tomorrow” and just do it already! AND… throw a party next year! I’m so inspired by this fabulous “bubbly bar”. More of these party photos at 100 Layer Cake.
Some festive eye candy to get you in the spirit!
I am in awe of the lovely Christmas decorations and pastel vignettes on Susana’s lovely blog Citrusandorange. I share her passion for “all things pretty”. The colour palettes are rich with brilliant golds and girly pastels.
If you haven’t heard of Jib Jab, you really have to visit their website so you can personalize your own holiday e-card. This year, I decided to try something new. Instead of putting my face onto the animated video for Gangnam Style, I chose to use my adorable dog Lexi instead. It is hilarious to watch my pet dancing Gangnam Style.
Call me crazy but I want it to snow! I’ve been scouring Pinterest in an effort to get some gift wrapping ideas but I get distracted by the lovely wintery photos and Christmas decorations. Here is a small collection of my favorites. I hope it gets you in the spirit of the season!
Take a look at the styling by Toast uk. Lovely garments, housewares and Christmas items galore! It’s their photography that grabs my attention. Models in the woods, by the ocean or in an artist’s boho studio. No fake backdrops or cheesy poses. Brilliance at it’s best. Inspiring. Rustic chic at it’s best.
Sometimes it’s as simple as enjoying a cup of cocoa with a loved one. Don’t forget to add a festive cookie to the side of the cup for that extra special touch during the holiday season! Yes kids, it’s that easy!
For the recipe and details visit 79 ideas.
I have never been one for tinsel or multi coloured lights at Christmas. These DIY lanterns caught my attention because they’re easy to make and they fit into my colour palette of mixed metals and white! Simple, functional and pretty!
You only need a few simple tools to complete this project. The cones themselves are fashioned from perforated sheet metal which can be found at most craft stores.
Check out the full DIY at A Merry Mishap.
Have you heard of the design company by nord yet? The collections are inspired by raw yet beautiful Nordic nature, where rough and gentle meet. Simple design, clean lines and a neutral palate. Rustic meets modern. The knit wear is stunning. For the season they have stockings and lovely duvet covers (perfect for winter nights) with oversized graphics of wild animals including wolves and bears! Perfect for kids and adults alike.