how to wear color

how to wear color

Fashion FridaysMy closet is pretty colorful, which is actually a little unusual because I’m really a neutral wearing kinda gal. So for all those colors, I typically pair one colored item with one neutral (which primarily consists of either black or white clothes, or jeans). And I’ll admit that I’m frequently caught wearing all black – yes, even after 9 years of living in the Caribbean!

how to wear color

When I saw though InStyle’s What to Wear with Every Color Guide in one of their recent magazines, I thought it would be a great way for me to explore my closet a little further and perhaps start dressing a little outside my comfort zone by pulling off a color combo that doesn’t make me look like I either tried way too hard or am just plain ridiculous. Continue reading


school day hairstyles for little girls

school day hairstyles for little girls

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If you have a little girl, then you know the pains I go through every morning trying to style my daughter’s hair. It’s gotten better now that she’s nearly five, but it has been quite the struggle! Don’t get me wrong, I love doing hair (dream job, once upon a time) and hers does come out pretty cute half the time. 

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things I’m loving right now

things I’m loving right now

This is not a sponsored post. These are just products that I’m truly crushing on.

Happy Monday!  It’s time for one of my favorite posts – things I’m loving right now! It was Bre’s turn in July, and today it’s mine! Let’s get down to business shall we?

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a healthier butter chicken recipe

a healthier butter chicken recipe

Bump day icon I’m one of those lucky women who married a guy that loves to cook. My husband’s man cave isn’t in the basement, it’s the kitchen. Don’t get me wrong, I can cook pretty well, but I’m not going to stand in the way of someone who wants to make me dinner every night!

We don’t go to restaurants for dinner that often, and we hardly ever do take-out. We were like this before we moved to Barbados, but living on the island has reinforced our behaviour. While there are some amazing restaurants here, they are very expensive and with a lack of seasons, the menus rarely change. Most of the restaurants have had the same menu for the entire four years we’ve been here!

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getting over a fitness slump

getting over a fitness slump

In May I ran the Long Island Half Marathon, and even though I was two minutes slower than my goal time, I felt fantastic and incredibly proud.Half Marathon

After, I decided to take a break because I was afraid I was going to get burnt out from running, particularly since I’d run another half six months prior. I’m only a three year old runner (or official runner I suppose), so I wanted to be sure I didn’t get bored or overwhelmed by the sport. It doesn’t come as naturally to me as someone whose been running for many years.  Continue reading


wine tours: 5 unexpected places for great wine

wine tours: 5 unexpected places for great wine

Bump day icon Welcome to fall! While it’s not yet officially here, it certainly feels like it now that the kids are back to school. Summer holidays are over, back-to-school shopping has been completed, and everyone is getting back into routine. But that doesn’t mean your long weekends and fun adventures need to be over! It’s the most beautiful time of the year, and you need to get out there and enjoy it before winter arrives! 

Fall in Algonquin Park

This is the time of the year I miss the most since leaving Canada. The cooler nights, sweaters, boots, fireplaces, Canadian Thanksgiving, pumpkin picking, apple picking, Starbucks lattes, I could go on and on about my favorite things. But the one thing I love the most are the fall colors on the tree. Continue reading


scrapbook: the shenandoah valley

scrapbook: the shenandoah valley

I hope everyone enjoyed the last holiday weekend of the summer…sniff, sniff!

Shenandoah Valley

At one of our favorite beach bars. Can you spot the moon?

For me, yesterday was officially the end of summer, because today Gwyneth started school. She’s starting Kindergarten and she’s getting so big!!! I’ll admit though it wasn’t a terribly sad morning, because she went to the same school last year for pre-school. So today is really about getting back into routine. And who doesn’t love routine when you’ve got kids;) Continue reading


2014 rogers cup tennis tournament recap

2014 rogers cup tennis tournament recap

Bump day icon A few weeks ago, before my adventures in Virginia & DC, I was lucky enough to attend a semi-finals match at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it’s a professional tennis event that Toronto and Montreal share each year. The ladies play in one city (this year it was Montreal,) and the men play in the other, and each year they switch. 

When I booked my holidays, I realized that I would be in Toronto for one of the days the men played and I couldn’t get my ticket fast enough! It’s no secret that I love tennis, but I’ve never seen the pros play in person. I was so excited! When I bought my ticket, I had no idea who would be playing. That’s the fun part – it’s a surprise! It all depends on how the players advance through the tournament. 

now that's a big racquet!

now that’s a big racquet!

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