Five things

You know those rare moments you desperately want to capture on camera only you can’t take a decent photo to save your life? That. I’m just home from the most fantastic, unusually glamorous week in Toronto and I have maybe two or three pictures I’m happy with, dammit. Pictures are all! I would have loved to show you great shots of the makeover station, smoothie bar and festive tablescapes at Wednesday’s special event for Target REDCard holders at the Toronto Stockyards, but they’re just, I don’t know, meh. This is the best I’ve got. Fortunately it was also the highlight. I mean, Sarah Richardson! Woot!

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The accomplished decorator, designer and television host signed copies of her new book, Sarah Style.

I also attended the fashion and beauty blogger conference, Spark Sessions, saw a taping of CityLine and a live show of The Social and snapped up some great goodies from the new TOMS for Target line. (One for one for all!)

The week before, my favourite flower shop, Bloomfields, was just starting to introduce a few holiday items into the mix. Among the gorgeous hand-tied bouquets and cactus in the cutest little pots were the most charming Christmas ornaments, the little foxes in the drawer. Don’t you love?

Bloomfields collage

The kids asked for seconds of this Easy Skillet Chicken Parmesan, so we’ll add it to the rotation.

campbells easy chicken skillet 2

Influenster sent us a copy of the new Monopoly Jr. to review (more on that in another post).

monopoly junior for blog

And my latest DIY was published on So Fawned Lifestyle (formerly So Fawned). Will you try my DIY mason jar cake plate?

cake plate final

Or maybe just the doughnuts. That’s fine too.

Have a great weekend, everybody!

7 thoughts on “Five things

  1. You are way too hard on yourself as your pictures are always phenomenal. I didn’t realize just how busy you were when you were in Toronto but it sounds like you had a blast. As for those foxes, the cuteness factor would make those babies end up in Emma’s bed as pets and not as decorations. Love your post Julie!

  2. I love your pictures! and how exciting to meet Sarah. My guess is all the inspiration will show in all the pictures to come. It is your pictures you share that tempts me to the blog and look at the recipe or the DIY etc. Like a moth to the flame.

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