Friday, 22 July 2016

My picks from The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has started today, and I am sharing some of my favourites on the blog! It's one of the biggest sales of the year, so hurry before things sell out!


I can't wait for Nordstrom to open in Toronto. They have 2 locations opening this Fall.
CF Toronto Eaton Centre
Opening September 16, 2016
Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Opening October 21, 2016

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

White Skinny Jeans


Pants- Urban Planet     Top- Winners      Purse- Kate Spade (similar)      Shoes- Bloomingdale's The Outlet Store (similar)
Having a good pair of white skinny jeans in your wardrobe is a must. They are perfect for summer. I wore this outfit on a date night a couple of weeks ago. Finding a top to go with them is always easy since everything goes with white.
These skinny jeans are from Urban Planet, and I absolutely love them. They are very soft and stretchy, which makes them so comfortable. I chose this beautiful black lace top to go with them which was from winners. I paired it with my black wedge shoes, and Kate Spade purse.
I can't believe it's already July 20th guys. The summer is flying by!! It's kind of stressing me out because I have so many things I still want to do this summer with the kids. I need to get organized and start planning!
Hope you're having a great week!
The Skinny Jeans aren't available online anymore, so I linked a few other kinds below.

Monday, 11 July 2016

Our night at The Thompson Toronto!

Last weekend, my husband and I stayed at the Thompson Toronto for 1 night to celebrate my birthday. He was away on business for my actual birthday, which was at the end of June, so this totally made up for it! We dropped the kids off at the grandparents, and headed to Toronto for a mini staycation.
I have always wanted to stay at this hotel because I have been there for previous events, and I knew they had an awesome roof top pool and lounge. I think they have the best view of the skyline in the city- hands down!
As soon as we walked into the hotel we were greeted by the valet drivers and front desk. The lobby was very pretty, and has a nice bar off to your right where we stopped for a drink.
All the staff was always super friendly and very helpful. They knew it was my birthday and surprised us with this gorgeous suite, and even had a bottle of wine and a hand written note waiting for us.
I have never been in a hotel room this huge before. It was awesome! It had a living room, dining room, kitchenette, 2 washrooms, and a master bedroom. It was a corner room, which had floor to ceiling windows that brought in so much light.
The living room and master bedroom had 2 massive TV's and even 2 phones. There was also an in-room safe, huge closets in the master, complementary wifi and a work station.


This kitchenette had a breakfast bar that seated 3, a Nespresso machine, and a gourmet mini bar.

The master bedroom had a king size bed with custom sateen linens. The master bathroom had double sinks, a separate water closet, heated floors and marble everywhere!
If you're impressed with all of this so far, wait until you see the pool!

As soon as we got settled in our room, we headed up to the roof top pool. We couldn't have asked for better weather to swim and lay by the pool. It was such a hot day.
How gorgeous is this view?! It's just a perfect view of the Toronto skyline. The 40 foot infinity pool was quite spectacular as well. I have never been in one before, so I was pretty excited.



We spent the afternoon hanging out relaxing at the pool, and then we got dressed up and went out to dinner. Once we got back to the hotel, we went up to the roof top lounge for some drinks, and to enjoy the beautiful view at night. The roof top pool and lounge is only available to guests and members which I loved. I feel if it was open to the public it would of been way too busy and over crowded.
Once the temperature got cooler, they put on these beautiful heaters. The roof top lounge is so comfy. They have a ton of outdoor couches with tables and a great bar menu with a wide selection of drinks and snacks. 


We had such an amazing time at the Thompson Toronto. It was so nice to just sit back, relax and enjoy each others company. We'll definitely be back! 

Thompson Toronto is located at 550 Wellington Street West. For more information on this hotel or to book a stay, visit their website HERE


Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Creating an Ice Cream Parlor Birthday Party

 On June 5th, we celebrated my daughter's 2nd birthday with family and friends. Since she loves ice cream so much, we thought having an ice cream party would be perfect! I found these cute ice cream parlor invitations on Etsy, and printed them on card stock paper from Staples.

Creating all the décor for the party was super easy and very inexpensive.
For the colours I decided to go with light pink, purple and yellow with an accent of light green. I purchased the balloons from Party City, and had them bunch them in sets of 3, in the theme colours. I also requested them to be table height. I also purchased the light green table clothes, and light purple plates from Party City as well since I couldn't find those particular colours at the dollar store. The other pink and yellow plates I bought at Dollar Tree.

I turned all the plates into ice cream cones by just cutting triangles out of brown cardstock paper I purchased at Michaels, and taped them to the back of each plate. (I used a 40% off coupon too!)

I also made mini ice cream cones for décor on the tables. I just used the same brown card stock paper as the cone, and found some coloured doilies in the theme colours for the tops.

 For the dessert table, I created a fun Sundae Bar. Everyone loved it! I purchased 5 different types of ice cream flavours so I had a variety for people to choose from. I got pink and white striped cups from Dollarama, and 2 types of ice cream cones.
For the toppings I had, mini mm's, sprinkles, skor bits, reese's pieces chips, crushed oreo cookies, marshmallows, jelly beans, fruit and cherries. I also had hot fudge, carmel sauce and whipped cream.

I purchased water bottle labels from Etsy that said 'I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream"


I also made ice cream cone cupcakes too! They were very simple to do. You just add cake mix to each ice cream cone and bake them until they're done. Then, I just added icing to the tops. 
My sign was very easy to make too. I bought 2 black boards, and a white chalk pen from Dollar Tree. Then I made up a list of items that you could buy at the ice cream parlor. Of course since it was the "Grand Opening"- everything was FREE! lol!

To make these larger ice cream cones, I just used the same brown card stock paper from Michaels, and pink and purple pom poms that I found at Dollarama for the tops! They come in 2 sizes- pack of 2 small ones or just 1 large one. 

I saw these on Pinterest and thought they would be cute to make. I just toasted a few eggo waffles, cut them into triangles and added strawberries on top. It was a neat way to display the fruit as another topping for their ice cream. I had strawberry and banana ones. 

For the loot bags, I picked up medium size white paper bags from Dollar Tree that came in a pack of 2. With the extra doliy ice cream cones that I made for the tables, I thought it would be cute to add them to the front of the loot bags. Then I just picked up the 3 colours of tissue paper from the Dollarama.
All the kids had a blast! They were all so excited to pick their flavour of ice cream and go crazy on the toppings.



We also rented a play gym in the community centre for the kids. So, after lunch and dessert, they all got to run around and have fun for an hour.


What a great day! My daughter had a blast! Seeing her so happy makes everything worth while.