My Home Away From Home

Besides the wonderful guidance of my parents, almost everything about who I am as a person today was fostered through my 18 summers at Camp Timberlane. So many of the life lessons I learned through those years have transcended into my every day life. I love knowing that I can return each summer to visit and feel as though I never left.

It always was and will forever be my home away from home.

Camp Timberlane 2010 Promo from Camp Timberlane on Vimeo.



Dinner for Pugs

We haven't yet invested in a fancy food and water bowl for Stella. Lately, I've been looking around and decided that when we do get them for her, it will be the ones that are raised off the ground (I feel like she is eating off the floor otherwise). The other day, I happened to be entertaining myself on LePug blog (I urge you to head over - Porky and Brownie are hilarious!) and I saw this feeding station from FunnyFur. It's possibly the cutest idea I have seen. Even better, it has the perfect blend of style and humour that Lunny and I really enjoy. All of the colour options are fabulous - I would be hard pressed to pick my fav - maybe we will let Stella decide.



Hitting a Brick Firewall

"Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around to catch you"
-John De Paolo

I feel like I've been running on a virtual roller coaster. Like a drug-addict hunting down their next hit - my brain is frantically chasing down more information. I can't seem to make it through one piece of information before I start thinking about another - and moments later I don't even remember what I was thinking about before I got distracted. Then this quote hit me like a brick firewall. I need to take a deep breath. I need to slow down. I need to tell my myself that its okay to tackle one thing at a time. Mr. De Paolo was right - all things will come around. And I bet if I slow down - I will have more time to enjoy them all!

(photo credit: day three hundred fifty two. a lady sips, never slurps.,)


Fan of Fanning

I have always loved Dakota Fanning. It's so crazy to see how much she's growing up and becoming a stylish rockin' young lady. I love her spread in August's Flare Magazine.



Barcelo Raval Hotel

How fantastic is this hotel in Spain? It's called the Barcelo Raval and its unique ceilings are getting some well-deserved praise. Apparently, the tubes are made from flexible melamine resin foam that absorbs sound and reduces noise reverberations (pretty cool!). I am also loving the life-sized horse lamp in the lobby, the over-sized damask light shades lining the dining room and the pink fabric wall in the seating area.

Source: NotCot



Genuine Health Trans"firm"ation

I am a creature of habit. While some might see that as negative, I see it as positive - especially when it comes to my health and wellness. (Almost) every morning for the last three years, I have had a protein shake for breakfast made with some kind of Genuine Health protein. I am also religious about taking my Omega 3 + Fit, Abs+ and Multi+ Daily Trim supplements. These habits are hopefully going to make my commitment to their 45 Day Transfirmation Challenge that must easier (though my sweet tooth has been aching as of late). Good thing the sweet taste of both the Transformation+ and the Vegan Proteins+ are so delicious! I'll be using them to make shakes, protein popsicles and protein packed snacks (see my recipe below).

Protein Packed Snacks:

- 1 scoop Vegan Proteins+ Double Chocolate
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1 cup slow cook oats
- 2 tbsp agave nectar
- 2 tbsp ground flax seed

Instructions: Mix all ingredients together. Roll into a log. Freeze until set. Slice. Enjoy!

If you are in need of a little pick me up or looking for a full transformation - join me in the challenge and let me know how it's going for you.


Cute Pug Alert!

I interrupt this regularly scheduled post to bring you the cutest pug on earth. Poor Stella was spayed yesterday and now must sport a cone for the next few days. She is not at all happy about it and her sad little face is killing us.




Ever since our trip to South Africa last year, I seem to be drawn to artwork featuring Zebras. Pair that with my love for pop art and graffiti and you get Ben Allen's collection of colourful prints aptly named "Zebraffiti". Just my luck the collection is sold out - but oh how awesome would all 3 look above my bed?



Bedroom Makeover

This weekend we finally got bedside tables and lamps for our bedroom. It's amazing what a difference they make in the room.
The next step is new bedding. I had had my eye on a particular Jonathan Adler pattern that turned out to be discontinued. After a little digging and browsing, I found a similar pattern duvet cover on eBay and for a fraction of the price. I can't wait to see how it looks with our black lacquer bed. I'm thinking I will need to inject some colour with either some canary yellow or turquoise pillows.



Happy Birthday Mum

Happy birthday to the most beautiful woman I know - my mum! I love you very much. If I am one day half the mother/wife you are, I will be a very happy lady. XOXOXO

photo credit: Miss K.B.


Window Shopping: Shoes

One of my favourite sites to window shop is Zappos. On my most recent visit, I feel in love with so many shoes that I felt they deserved a dedicated post. Here are my top picks for gladiators, wedges and stacked heels (my three go-to styles for the summer).

Wedges: 1. Pour La Victoire, 2. DVF, 3. Michael Kors

Stacked Heels: 1. Nine West, 2. Frye, 3. Frye



Inspired: vert

The key word in my last post was that turquoise is "one of" my favourite colours - the other is mint (and it's varying shades of green).

Aren't these collections simply gorgeous?!

credit: vert by lesleysico

Inspired: bleu

Turquoise (and it's varying shades) is one of my favourite colours, so naturally I couldn't help but be inspired by this collection.

bleu lesleysico

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