Sunday mood

I love weekends.  Today has been a very rainy day. So in my opinion, perfect for yoga pants, drinking coffee, watching Downton Abbey and doing a little project. 

When I was in Kelowna a couple weeks ago, my mom sent me home with a huge bag full of hens and chicks.  (Thanks Mama!)

This is what they looked like when she pulled them from her garden.

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I love hens and chicks and like that you can just plant them anywhere and in very little dirt and they just thrive.  I had a little planter with a snake plant and some other kinds of succulents in it already, so I thought these would work good with them too. 

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I’m happy with how these look together. 

Happy weekend friends.  xo

-lori

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The flu has hit our home again and some days I find it hard keeping up with things around the house.  It’s already hard enough when you’re feeling under the weather – now add a sick 18 month old to look after, school lunches and family meals that still need to be prepared.  That’s when I find the struggle is real.  Still, you gotta find ways to help keep you going.  Normally, I drink LOTS and LOTS of coffee in my everyday schedule to keep up with the swing of things, but when I’m sick, I can’t go near the stuff. 

I’m finding some of the most comforting things for me right now, are drinking tea and eating chicken noodle soup.

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Some of my favourite tea’s are lemon ginger, jasmine orange and of course chai tea.
All of those and a nebulizer with some essential oil are what I find to be most comforting and the best way to get through the next few days.

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(Image from http://saje.ca/blog/stephsterjovski/)

I love all of the Saje essential oils.  Some of my most fav’s are liquid sunshine (it’s a citrusy blend with hints of bergamot), lavender for relaxation and calm, and peppermint.

What are some of your favourite things to help you cope with the flu?

Until next time…..

-lori

Hello May

May is finally here and that means warmer, longer days.  I’ve already been out digging around in the garden.  Mostly just dividing hostas and moving lillies around to different places. 

I have plans this week to find a white feathers hosta.

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http://www.zulily.com/p/filigree-hosta-plant-85752-10355863.html?tid=social_pin_ref_shareviaicon_eventpage_modal_9e8a6796f74391fb3044c0738190885f

These are something that really stand out at night in the garden and they grow beautiful purple flowers during mid summer.

The last few years I’ve really been into peonies and I did try planting a peachy colored one 3 years ago, but the following year, it never came up 😕.  I’m going to try again this year.  I know they need full sun, so maybe I didn’t have the right spot the first time. 

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http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/trends/g3112/laura-brown-list/?

I’ll go for a blush pink color this time.  I LOVE peonies.  Not only do they smell beautiful, but they make wonderful fresh cut flowers for bouquets. 

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http://www.diyandmag.com

This is only just the beginning of planting season, so I can’t wait to see what the summer in my garden is going to bring. 
What kinds of plants are you planting?

-lori

Wedding planning and more wedding planning

Today’s been a very productive day.  My best friend Shannon is getting married and I have the honor of getting to be one of her bridesmaids alongside her sister.   She’s having a small wedding with just immediate family and close friends by the sounds of it.  Her and her husband-to-be were engaged in February and they are planning an August wedding. 

She is a very organized, ‘listy’ kind of person.  She always has her ‘to do’ things written down and does things in a certain order.  I admire those things about her, as I would like to become more organized.  I’m learning from her 😊.

She found her dress about a month ago and today, we were on the hunt for her shoes and bridesmaid dresses. 

After missing out on the first pair of shoes she wanted, we lucked out and found these and I think it was meant to be. 

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Found at "spring" and I think they are the perfect choice for the bride

I know it’s hard to tell by the lighting in the photo, but they are a rose gold color and very shimmery. The type of heel is a wedge, which I think is a smart choice, so she won’t get stuck in grass with a stiletto-type heel. 

After shoe shopping, we hit David’s Bridal. It was a zoo and very unorganized in there.  Still, I think we had some luck finding the type of bridesmaid dress she is looking for.  I tried a cocktail length chiffon spaghetti strap dress, in a plum shade that I think she is leaning towards.  We will see!

Next, she has to decide on what flowers to go with and I’m picturing her going with something along these lines

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Image from Style Me Pretty

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2015/06/10/the-25-prettiest-peony-bouquets/

I’ve been having so much fun getting to help plan her special day.  More info to come soon! 

-lori