Links I clicked this week

Friday, March 27, 2015

Photo via MilkHaus Design

This week has been a whirl wind. Mark and I went back home to a funeral on Tuesday for a super special man. He really touched a lot of lives and you know he was great, but you don't really know how great until you start talking to people and hearing the stories that people have to tell about him. Anyway it really made me think about how precious our lives are. It goes by so quickly.

So as a result of that and other things, I wasn't on the computer much but I did manage to sneak a few minutes during a couple nap times. Here's what I clicked on this week:

How to French press coffee.

I won a gift certificate to Etsy (yay!) so I bought this bag. Can't wait to get it!

Introducing: Tich, a modern Indian restaurant in Mimico (I'm super excited for this place to open!)

I read a few of Janet's organization posts this week and I've already started tearing through the house getting rid of things I don't want.

Give Your Girls a Lift: A Quick Workout For Perkier Breasts. (What?? I could really use this ;))

Shannon's back!

Broccoli Quinoa Casserole.

I love this DIY Art Gift idea.

My cousin made these chips and I can't stop thinking about them.

That's it! Have a great weekend folks! I'm off for a super yummy italian meal at my new favourite place.

A Sunshine Tea & Baby Shower

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

This past weekend my sister Kaitlynn and I threw a baby shower for our sister Stacey in a gorgeous condo party room in mid-town Toronto. She's due at the end of May and we're so excited to meet Baby Sunshine. You may notice that I don't have a ton of photos (we were still getting ready when people arrived!) but you can get an idea of what everything looked like.

We decided to have a tea party type shower after watching the Russian tea party episode on Downton Abbey (please tell me you watch this show!). Kaite and I worked hard making a bunch of cute decorations, but when we got to the party room we decided not to use half of it. As I mentioned, the room was so gorgeous. I could have moved in right then and there! We decided to keep the decor minimal with yellow tulips, food, tea and tea cups of course! 

Kaite has a ton of tea and she thought it would be nice to put them in little glass containers and guests could help themselves. We also made a lot of food like delish vegan brownies from Oh She Glows and chocolate chip cookie bars. We also bought a few cakes from the patisserie at Loblaws (have you seen these new patisseries?) - I love the little yellow one!

In terms of games, we wanted something fun and not cheesy especially because it was a co-ed shower so we opted for baby shower bingo and a 'Who's My Mama' game from Creative Union Design. There was also a pool table in the room which helped keep things fun!

Overall the shower was a great success. Stacey was able to see many friends and family and she received some pretty wonderful and thoughtful gifts. Best of all Stacey and Carlo had big smiles on their faces the whole afternoon which is the best gift of all in my books.

Links I clicked this week - March Break edition

Friday, March 20, 2015

Photo via igivelove
It's March Break in these parts and I've been home with two lovies that have been keeping me busy. More than once this week I've started a few different things only to finish them later because the kidlets needed something or other. The funny thing is that it's still a break for me of sorts: I don't have to rush out the door in the morning to bring Leo to school and rush out to get him after school with sleepy Mila in tow. It's been a pretty great week. I haven't done much on the computer but I have had a chance to sneak a few minutes here and there. Here's what I clicked on this week:

This weekend is my sister Kaite and I are throwing a baby shower for our sister Stacey and I got this sweet You Are My Sunshine print to put in a frame somewhere at the party. She calls her baby Sunshine so it's perfect.

If you live right downtown Toronto or went to school there, you may know a place called The Salad King. Mark and I went there on Sunday for lunch just like the good old days in school.

How to make crackers at home.

My Daughter Is Getting the Mean Girls Treatment in Kindergarten. This breaks my heart and I can already see a bit of it happening with Leo. Why are kids so mean that early?

The Cookery cooking classes. I went on a girl date with my friend Jen and we checked out The Cookery on Roncesvalles in Toronto. We're going to take a class!

Tiny House Fits a Family in 196 Square Feet. Say wha?

I loved this interview with Grace Bonney and Marie Forleo. Super inspiring.

I've been researching 30-day fitness challenges and this looks good!

This was a fantastic collaboration with some great bloggers and Canadian Tire. Great job guys! I really can't wait for spring now!

Ok that's it! Have a fantastic weekend and Happy Spring! Yay!
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