Thursday, September 22, 2016

CREATING A GORGEOUS FALL TABLE

Hello lovelies!
Fall is in the air...well at least in the mornings. It's still been smokin' hot (not that I"m complaining) in the afternoons but the crisp morning air feels good. It's definitely got me into the fall decor groove inside the house and out. How can you not pick up the gorgeous potted mums outside the grocery store? So beauty.

Today I'm sharing a few ideas for decorating your table for fall. I love when the food get's warm, heavier and a whole lot of yummy and why not match your table decor to go with that cozy feel. And of course, Canadian Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks and you'll want your table to look fab.
Fall is all about dressing in layers. Try it in on your table. Do you have a blanket scarf? I used mine as a table cloth. Why not? The colours are perfect. {Sorry guys, I have no idea why the text is wrapping around the photo below?}

Fall is a time to mix your metals. Silver, copper and gold look rich and always work together at this time of year. 
I'm in love with copper mugs right now. They're right on trend and this red mug with a copper handle is perfect for warm apple cider, hot toddy, mulled wine. Yum!
Look around your home to see what you have first and then shop for those finishing pieces to complete your table. I had this gold/copper pumpkin but bought the gold charger under the white plate to make the table feel more dressy.
I've rounded up a few ideas from Wayfair.ca (my go-to for online shopping) to help get you started or to give your table that finishing touch. Don't forget they ship to Canada for FREE. Ah-mazing! Scrolling the Wayfair.ca website on my tablet before I go to bed is a slight addiction for me. Please tell me you do this to.

Aren't these brass pumpkin salt & pepper shakers cute? These are the kind of buys you will bring out every year. They're cute, they're festive but not too over the top.


I would love to see your fall tablescapes. Pretty please?

Have a great Thursday. I'll be sharing more fall decor here soon.

Keep it Beautiful.

*This post has been sponsored by Wayfair Canada. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday, September 9, 2016

HOW TO STYLE BOOKSHELVES LIKE A PRO!

Hey guys!

We made it. First week of school is complete and the kids came home smiling. Phew! I had no idea how nervous I was for them until Monday night when I tossed and turned thinking about the first day jitters. The kids were cool as cucumbers and I had to most definitely mask the mama nerves!

I thought I would do an update on bookshelf styling. Last week, while Mr. Fix-It is was out one night,  I decided to do a little bookshelf re-style. Armed with a glass of vino, everything came off the bookshelves (ironic that they're called bookshelves, yet we have hardly any books on them?! You might have more styled on your shelves) and I started from scratch.

Sometimes, you just need a little shake-up in your decor. Nothing new to purchase, I just looked around the house and took items for all over!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Our Experience with Healthy Meal Plan

Hey guys! Happy Fabulous Friday!

As summer starts to wind down and the fall routine begins next week, both Mr. Fix-It and I decided it was time to kick it back into gear with healthy eating and exercise. I was in a great routine for the first few weeks of July and then it all came to a halt when we went on holidays. Doesn't it always? I love indulging in food, drinks and all round summer shenanigans. However, my bod paid for it. Two weeks ago I was feeling sluggish, my pants were most definitely snug and I wasn't thrilled with myself that I ditched the gym. I totally believe that you need to indulge, but when it's making you feel tired and sluggish then it's a good sign to get yourself going again.

I would say we live a pretty healthy lifestyle. Both Mr. Fix-It and I have always been active and we work hard to instil the importance of a healthy lifestyle in our kids. Whether I'm heading to the gym, or Mr. Fix-It is off for a run, it's part of our family routine. It's important for the kids to see that living an active lifestyle is just part of our every day family routine. However, during the summer, I find it hard to get to the gym. It's so beautiful out and we usually end up at the park or out for a walk after dinner. And, of course, the beer. Beer and summer just go hand-in-hand. Right?

I've never been a girl that is obsessed with the scale. For me, I want to fill good in my clothes and my muscles to feel super strong. My weight goes up and down by about 10ish pounds (again, not going with the scale but how my clothes fit) fairly regularly and I know that when my clothes start to feel like their strangling me then it's time to do a reality check.

So, long story short, when Healthy Meal Plan asked us to try their food for a week, I WAS IN!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

End of Summer Love

Oh HI! Remember me? Hope you all have had a fabulous summer! It's not over yet but I think we can all feel that it's starting to wind down with the mentions of "back to school". Gasp!

I typically take most of the summer off at Keep It Beautiful Designs. To me, summer is a time of unplugging from the routine of the year, playing, taking random adventures and enjoying the long summer days.

We've had a wonderful summer. Mr. Fix-It and I kicked off our holidays in Prince Edward County with another bestie couple. We drank, ate and relaxed. I love this crew and we all love wine. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Wave Your Flag, Eh!

Hey guys!

Happy summer! Hard to believe it's already mid July?! Why can't winter fly by so quickly? The weather has been amazing eh? Although our poor boat at the cottage is floating in the bare minimum level of water because of the lack of rain, they (although I'm not exactly sure who "they" are) just keep draining our lake to feed the other lakes. So, while I'm not hoping for rain, I kind of am...well at least for the nights. It can rain all night if it wants, with gorgeous blue skies for the day :)

What did you guys do for Canada Day? Most of you know that Mr. Fix-It and I got married on Canada Day and this year we celebrated 11 years :) Feels like yesterday. I always wear my veil on our anni ;)


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