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    DIY // Decorative wall hanging

    I first saw the how-to for this wall hanging years ago while perusing Mary Lauren’s blog “Headed Somewhere“. I thought it looked super cute and really wanted to recreate it, but I never actually got around to it – until now. I was itching to make a wall hanging so I decided to finally make one for myself!

    I’m pretty stoked on how it turned out. I’m really excited to slowly venture into the world of macrame wall hangings now. Next up… actual knots. LOL.

    She already has a how-to on her blog for this, but I figured I’d make an even more detailed one just in case anyone needed more visuals to really get the idea.

    Here’s how I made mine:

    What You’ll Need:

    1 stick approx. 27 inches long.

    1 ball of black yarn (I used Bernat Softee Chunky in Black)

    1 ball of grey yarn (I used Bernat Softee Chunky in True Grey)

    1 ball of white yarn (I used Loops & Threads Lush Alpaca in White)



    Step 1: Tie a piece of yarn (color of your choice) around each end of the stick. Hang on wall. I chose black.

    Step 2: Take your yarn and measure approx. how long you want your wall hanging to be. Double the length. Measure each string to the same length. I did about 30 strings each color. You can do less, I just wanted it thick.

    Step 3: Fold your string in half and hold it in the middle making a loop.

    Step 4: Place the string behind the stick, and pull the loop up and over the stick.

    Step 5: After you’ve placed the loop over the stick, pull the two ends of the string from behind through the middle of the loop. Pulling it towards you.

    Step 6: Pull the ends through tight towards you to create a knot.

    Step 7: Repeat all the way across with your colors in the pattern you want. I did black/grey/white/grey/black.

    Step 8: Cut the ends into a point.

    Step 9: Flip the wall hanging over so that you can see the knots!

    Super easy right?!

    Next up I’m going to do an all white one and try actual knots! I really want to make the one from this tutorial video. It looks pretty complicated though. Eep! Wish me luck!







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    Wilfred // Winter Style

    Though it feels like winter is never going to end, spring is just around the corner! I can’t wait for the day I don’t have to wear a parka and I can just rely on this cozy scarf for keeping me warm. Hopefully this Onterrible weather realizes its time to really warm up soon. FIGURE IT OUT SILLY CANADIAN WEATHER. WE’RE OVER IT.

    Scarf: Aritzia $70 – Wilfred Haus Party Triangle in Black Multi, Shirt: H&M $14.99 – Long-sleeved jersey top in Black , Pants: Lululemon $98 Wunder Under Hi-Rise Full-On Luon 28″ in Black , Shoes: Vans $80 Classic Old Skool in Black/White.







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    Currently Obsessing // Renee French Artwork

    Can we just take a moment and take in the amazingness of Renee French’s artwork? I don’t think she has a piece I don’t love. I first saw her work on Instagram when Thomas Middleditch reposted her portrait of him. I freakin’ LOVED it. I love caricatures and I love her style. The combination is so awesome, I’m constantly blown away by everything she creates. If you don’t follow her on instagram, you need to. She consistently posts live paintings which is the coolest thing ever. You get to see her create something from nothing, and all of the intricate work she does. It’s amazing to watch. I really want to purchase a print, but I love so many I don’t know which one to get! Gahhh! Which one is your favorite?!






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    Acai Bowl


    I love Acai anything, but I especially love a good Acai bowl. It’s basically a smoothie in a bowl, where you can add whatever toppings you want. Kind of like Fro-yo! Which I also love.

    Here’s how I made mine:


    Smoothie base:

    1 frozen banana

    1 açai packet (I use Sambazon Unsweetened)

    1/2 cup frozen strawberries

    1/2 cup frozen blueberries

    1/2 cup frozen cherries

    1 cup unsweetened almond milk (I used Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original)

    1 tbsp ground black proactiv chia seeds (I used Prana)

    Topped with:

    1 fresh kiwi sliced

    2 fresh strawberries sliced

    1/4 cup fresh blueberries

    1/2 fresh banana sliced

    1/4 cup granola (I used Love Grown Apple Walnut Delight)


    Add all the smoothie base ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

    Pour into a bowl.

    Add toppings.


    Easy right!?






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    Dream Home

    So for some reason I didn’t have Pinterest for the longest time even though everyone was always talking about it. Then I finally caved and made an account. Hot damn. Now I know what all the fuss was about. I. CAN’T. STOP. PINNING. THINGS.

    It’s actually been really great. I’ve been daydreaming a lot about my dream home lately since we’re going to be moving into our own place soon, and we’re finally going to get to decorate our own space. It’s really helped me narrow down exactly what I want our place to look like. Basically I want it to look like a combination of everything above and below. A girl can dream, right?

    Oh, and if anyone wants to gift me that macrame wall hanging it’d be greatly appreciated… ‘cause it’s $450. HA. I think I’m going to need to learn how to macrame again.

    What’s your dream home look like? I’d love to see!