Today was one of those completely inspiring days. The weather was warm & sunny, I got to catch up with an old friend and enjoy some girl time. Telling her about events, decor and ideas I have been working on just lead to even more ideas and inspiration!
Earlier this summer I shared my love for peonies (they can be found in darker shades for the fall) and today I am posting about fall flowers. I have seen so many gorgeous bouquets and I cannot wait to work on fall events to put my ideas into action.
Many summer flowers such as calla lilies and roses come in these bright fall colors. Also popular for this time of year are marigolds, mums, sunflowers, snapdragons, ranunculus and scabiosa. Best filler for any season and any budget? Hydrangea.
As I have mentioned, I tend to be a pretty simple girl with a love for themed parties, pretty dessert tables and inspiring color palettes. I always try to keep things simple and stress free. Sometimes the simplest things are the prettiest. So today, I thought I would share a few things on my go-to list. It’s time for the second edition of products I love.
Missed the first one? You can find it here. Looking for fall product inspiration? Check out this post.
Ikea has a great product at a low price. Basics such as the frosted jar or the heart shaped mould can be used year-round and the orange and black tins are perfect for the season and halloween party treats!
West Elm never seizes to amaze me. How fabulous are these ceramic candle holders? Perfect for fall! And I am in love with this casual chic white serving set- perfect for every occasion.
I love this tray from Z Gallerie,the pattern and metallic are so trendy right now.
As our tans start to fade we need a little bronzer! I am not very picky about make up and I usually go for a mineral base but right now I am using Marcelle (the ones with the blush and bronzer are great!).
Yumm, a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte. A good alternative for an at-home version- the Tassimo/Keurig discs or the powder mix from Bulk Barn. Then you can add as much water or milk as you would like.
I try so hard to keep my hair hydrated especially when I am blowdrying or straightening it. John Frieda Frizz Ease Serum is great for everyday use and leaves a light shine.
I love Victoria’s Secret/Pink loungewear. It is great for those cozy movie nights at home.
It is also the perfect weather for running, VS has awesome sports bras and athletic wear!
That’s all for now-wishing you all a wonderful day!
Working from home can be very tricky for some people. It is so easy to get distracted or stay in your pjs all day. Unfortunately, that probably won’t lead to a very productive day.. so here are a few tips!
1. Don’t stay in your pyjamas. Remember, you are at work. Take a shower, get dressed and work in your office. Not your dining room table or your couch, your office.
2. Start your day with a to-do list ( and a coffee 🙂 ) having priorities and things you need accomplished will get you started.
3. Have a separate phone line for business- you don’t want to end up on your personal facebook, social media, or texting friends. This will not only help you stay focused during the day but it will also help you disconnect at night when it is personal time.
4. Make your office appealing and comfortable. Buy a nice chair and desk, frame some inspirational pictures, and stay organized. Make yourself want to be in that space.
5. If you find yourself doing laundry, vacuuming or distracted by other house chores, try a coffee shop! Sometimes a little break outside of the house can do you some good.
As for your office decor- here’s some inspiration
Get creative- remember the home organization post? Use some of these creative tricks in your office. It will create a personalized, pleasant atmosphere and may inspire new ideas.
You are going to be spending a lot of time in this room so make sure you like it. And stay organized!
I shared some of my favourite cookie recipes last month (you can find that post here) and today i’m going to share a few more! I pretty much collect cookie recipes… they are one of my favourite snacks/desserts.
Hopefully getting back into the work week isn’t too bad today. I was in a wedding course all weekend for personal, and professional development and I am completely inspired so I thought I would share some fall wedding ideas/trends today.
We all think of leaves, pumpkins and halloween when we think about Fall. Although this tends to be true for everyday, it doesn’t have to be that way for weddings. Having a fall wedding simply means incorporating warmer tones, richer flavours, different flowers, perhaps the use of more raw materials.. get creative, think outside the box and embrace the wonderful season (and backdrop for your wedding!)
It can be such a fun theme and there are so many color scheme options! You can incorporate as much or as little “fall” as you want. I guarantee it will be beautiful.
wishing you all a wonderful day!
* I do not own any of the photos posted above. I have collected them from various sites and brought them together for inspiration.