#DIY Blanket Ladder

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

When I moved into my apartment I had so many ideas and things I wanted to do. But reality of how much everything costs hit fast and hard, so I had to compromise on some things and make them myself vs buy them.  A good blanket ladder was one of those items on my list but with a price tag of $100+ I decided that DIY-ing one was a much better choice. This ladder is a perfect addition for your living room, bedroom, nursery, or for towel storage in your bathroom. Best thing – it stands complete on its own (no walls needed).

You will need:
  • Two round 5/8 In. x 48 In piece – I used Alexandria Moulding Hardwood Dowel 5/8 In. x 48 In. $3.49
  • You will need 3 square board pieces – I used Alexandria Moulding Poplar D4S 1x2x6 Feet $3.39- $6.39 each
  • Spray paint (optional) $1.99
  • Sanding paper, drill and nails

How to make it:
  • Cut round board pieces into 6 equal parts. 5 of those pieces will be used as rung on the ladder and one will be used to secure legs of the ladder
  • Cur one of the square pieces 4 pieces. Two pieces will form the bottom part of the legs and two will be used to join legs to ladder.
  • Drill holes for the round pieces to pas through on the 2 other square parts
  • Place round pieces through holes to make ladder.
  • Using nails fasten legs to ladder
  • Spray paint

If you are looking for an easy, beginner project, that will give you a lot of bang for your buck, look no further!  This entire project was super easy to make - it took less than an hour. In full disclosure I didn't drill things as my dad does things like that for me. The project all in cost me just under $30. This ladder would make a great gift as well.

OOTD - Two-Piece Sets that Make Dressing Way Easier

Monday, October 21, 2019

Matching sets are one of my favorite things to wear because they take all the guesswork out of getting ready in the morning. (especially when you sleep through your alarm and have 15 min to get ready!) A good two piece pantsuit is my go to for work, but I do love a more casual two pieces in lightweight fabrics like this skirt and shirt combo. The best part about any matching set? You can easily wear each piece separately and create ton of outfits. I wear this look with heels and a blazer for work but decided to take a little more casual look today.

skirt  and shirt: Joe Fresh
shoes: Hilfiger
purse: c/o Amerii
jacket: Levis

5 Nail Colors That Are Great for Fall

Thursday, October 17, 2019

September means the start of the fall season which means pumpkin spice everything, chunky sweaters, cute booties, cozy flannels, and a whole new set of nail polish shades. Any reason to get new nail polish? With all the reds and purples and creamy nude polishes, there is so many shades that look genuinely gorgeous on everyone. I have rounded up five of my favorites, and few easy ways to design it. 
Vampy red nail polish
Back or almost black polish
Purple nail polish
Almost while or nude nail polish

Blush-Colored Nail Polish

I would love to know what you think.

8 Ways You Can Make a Difference with STARS #WeAreAllSTARS

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

I try and give back as much as I can – there are so may amazing places and causes to donate and volunteer with – how do you choose and where do you start. My philosophy has been – start local and choose things that are close to your heart and work your way from there. STARS (The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) provides rapid and specialized emergency care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. STARS is a Canadian non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization funded by individual donors, service groups, corporate donors and government contributions.

My dad works in construction all over Candida and spends a ton of time on the road – I sleep a little bit better know that organizations like STARS exist – because in remote places STARS is your best shot of survival. When life hangs in the balance, having the most reliable air ambulances available can mean the difference between life and death – and you can help make that difference.

Here are eight ways to get involved:
Donate – good old fashion way- for all donations you get your official tax receipt emailed to you immediately. There are five ways you can make a donation: 
 you can becoming a monthly donor 
you can make a one time donation
you can fund a flight
sponsor the new fleet
you can make a tribute donation.

Attend the Building Magic in the Air Gala
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in Edmonton. The Building Magic in the Air Gala partnership between the construction industry and STARS was formed with a shared goal of education, safety and saving lives. This years theme is prohibition and who doesn't love to dress up.  The gala will include a “You Make a Difference” sponsor reception, cocktails, followed by a buffet dinner, silent and live auction, raffles and live entertainment. You can get your tickets here.

Make a donation to the live and silent auctions and/or raffle at the Building Magic in the Air Gala. Not only does this support a great cause it can help you promote your business (win-win right).

so if you can - please help - every little bit counts and STARS couldn't do it without your support. #WeAreAllSTARS

OOTD - Casual Fridays and White Skinny Jeans

Causal Fridays are my favorite. I don’t love dress pants, but could easily wear jeans every day. A blazer, bright colored shirts and jeans has been my workwear uniform of late and certainly makes for a perfect casual Friday #OOTD.  This outfit is perfect for transitioning to evening from your work day. So when the workday is over, you can ditch the blush blazer and head to happy hour with a perfectly chic look.


pants: Yoga denim
shirt: Nordstrom Rack
purse: LV
jacket: Marc Fisher
shoes: JustFab

Classic Movies You Have to Watch This Halloween

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

There are new horror and scary movies out there but the classics are a must see.  
The Shining- family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future. 
Hocus Pocus- A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century. Just like watching Home Alone at Christmas you have to watch Hocus Pocus. 
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later- Laurie strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time, as the life of her own son hangs in the balance.
Practical Magic- Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.  I love this movie, I watch it every year. 
A Nightmare on Elm Street- The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

What are you watching this Halloween? What are your traditions?

OOTD - Amazon Fashion

Monday, October 14, 2019

I love casual days - if you follow me you know that I love a good pair of jeans more than a pair of leggings. I'm traditionally a go in the store and try things on kind of girl (even tho I have been the same size for a very long time) but recently, I made my first purchase on Amazon fashion and let me tell you I might be obsessed. I picked this shirt up and instantly fell in love with it - from size, to fit, to color it was exactly as it was advertised on Amazon.  I love the scalloped edge and the fun sleeve.
Do you shop for clothes on Amazon? 

denim: Levis
shoes: Hilfigler
purse: Chanel
sweater: Melrose and Market via Nordstrom
purse: Chanel