FIVE THINGS: Songs on replay

The five songs that are currently on repeat in my presence: 1. Trouble; It’s just one of those songs that has a great beat and and even greater duo of people coming together to make fun vibes (Trouble by Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson) 2. Love Me Like You Do; not sure really how I feel about the person belting out the beat, but it does get stuck in my head easily and It does make me happy when it comes on the radio (Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding) 3. Uptown Funk; if this catchy mix doesn’t make you wanna get up and dance, you’re dead to me. Only kidding, but […]

FIVE THINGS: Garden Row Call

The five garden markers that are as simple and eating the vegetables that you’re growing: 1. Scrabble Tile Markers; I said easy, I didn’t say cheap. You may have to buy a few games of scrabble to get all the tiles you need, but quite possibly worth it. (from Sow and Dipity) 2. Wine Cork Markers; Because I’m sure you have a few of those kicking around the house, and if not you need to be drinking more. For the love of gardening, drink up. (from the happier homemaker) 3. Wooden Spoon Markers; This just looks simply adorable to me. I can see painting them in the colors of the fruits and […]

FIVE THINGS: I’m loving right now!

The five things that I’m loving RIGHT NOW: 1. Silk Vanilla Almond Milk, I swear my tea game has never been so on point {anytime now Lindsay, back me up!}. All you black tea-sippers out there, this will blow your mind, and change your tea world as you know it. Thank you Silk, for being so damn good to me. 2. These little adorable velvet cases that Clarin’s make-up comes in. For real, I feel so fancy opening up my make-up bag discovering these babies. Loving Clarins for going the extra mile. 3. Nadia Aboulhosn for boohoo, that is all. Loving boohoo for this PS blogger collaboration. #illtakeoneofeverything 4. This list by VancityBuzz […]

FIVE THINGS: Unique ways to decorate easter eggs

The five unique ways you never thought to decorate your Easter eggs: 1. Family Egg Heads; saw these and knew they had to inspire my next post. You can thank the genius lady behind a subtle rivalry for today’s post. She took her and her families adorable mugs and put them on an egg, genius right? Check out the tutorial here. 2. Doodle Eggs; some people just rock at doodling, my mama is one of them. While she was on the phone with friends is when she did her best work. Some of you just have it in your veins, so why stop at scrap paper, take your compulsive doodling to the […]

FIVE THINGS: You don’t know about me

Although my life seems as thought it’s played out online and one could easily learn all about me by scrolling through my years of posts, I bet their are still a few things you still won’t learn. Don’t get too excited these are not deep dark secrets I’m sharing, but rather things in my life that happened pre-blogging and have not really had a chance to dig in and share with you. UNTIL TODAY… The five things about me you don’t know: 1. i started off in the blogging world back in 2009, where i sipped and shared. i shared my tea notes from sipping tea from all around the world. readers came […]

FIVE THINGS: Playing with Makeup

Experiments are fun, especially when they’re not on you. This week I’m going to test out five Clarins products that have really peeked my interest, they step up my everyday look in a way that I feel I can still manage {with a toddler attached to my leg} and afford; which in my beauty-books is a win win. Here it goes, wish me luck. The five clarins products I’m putting to the test this week: 1. blush prodige; sweet rose {here} 2. mascara; intense black {here} 3. lip balm perfector; rose {here} 4. brush-on perfector {here} 5. eye palette; garden escape {here} WHAT ARE your go-to pieces that makeup your everyday look? Stick around, we […]

FIVE THINGS: Last-Minute Printable Valentines

Saved your ass didn’t I? You can thank me later, for now you need to hit the links below and snag yourself the sweetest printable Valentines Day cards online. Seriously, what would we do without these uber talented people we find on etsy. For real?! What would we do without them? The five printable valentines that will save you from stepping foot inside a store this saturday: 1. plain and simple, straight to the point. i like that. {here} 2. because sometimes you love the dog more. {here} 3. i laugh every time i say this ‘aloud. {here} 4. because a quote from friends is always a good idea. {here} 5. just bey’cause {here} TELL […]

FIVE THINGS {life changing day timers}

The five personal day timers that will not only keep you on time, but very very sexy: 1. emily ley is the amazing woman behind the simplified planner, and besides the book being gorgeous, it boasts thick pages, a beautiful hard cover, and a clean, simple, and modern approach to organizing. {buy planner here} 2. jennifer jones is the beauty behind the iheart organizing printable planners; her day timer is extremely thorough and has many ways to customize your pages, from meal planning, to chore chart, and even a travel checklist {customize yours here} 3. whitney english is the day designer, her hardcover, metal coiled planner is absolutely gorgeous. her planner, like emily ley’s […]

FIVE THINGS {you need to see this week}

The five things you need to see this week: 1. an amazing article written on the truth behind parenting struggles; we all go through it, and i for one needed it at a time like now. where we enter into the school system and it’s only a matter of time i start second guessing myself  {see article here} 2. this song is a current favorite, and now so is this video {see video here} 3. i don’t care if you are a crazy dog lover or not, this is an instagram account you could easily get addicted to {see it here} 4. jimmy fallon is at it again with another one of his lip sync battles, but […]

FIVE THINGS {traditions for the first day of school}

The five back-to-school traditions I will be starting this year: 1. buying “oh, the places you’ll go” by dr. seuss, having all her teachers, pre-school to grade 12, write a message come year end and come graduation, what a sweet gift {buy book here} 2. we’ve all seen it, the first day of school photo signs; for ours, we took it one step further. had them customized and stepped up to not just the first-day, but also the last-day and an about me page that’ll bring back loads of adorable memories when we’re ready to go there {get your custom back-to-school trio here} 3. back-to-school breakfast and summers’ last supper; no doubt […]