Canadian Thanksgiving Tablescape


Something I really enjoy, and only discovered in my 30's, is creating tablescapes. When the boys were younger our Thanksgiving table consisted of cardboard cut out leaves and pumpkins that the boys and I spent all day working on (have I mentioned I was a stay at home mom for five years and consider myself to be the Canadian Martha Stewart? :)

Last Fall...

fall style

It looks like we are *finally* going to see some fall weather this weekend and I couldn't be more excited! This weekend AMH and I have some fall activities planned and you know me, I am knee deep into fall outfit planning.

Vests for Fall

fall vests

I am a few days away from heading out on my Scotland vacation (I can't wait to be where it is actually cold!). While planning everything I need to bring with me I went on a little vest buying adventure, which has inspired today's post! 

The White T-Shirt Co.

white long sleeve

You might be asking yourself "What's so special about a white t-shirt?". Well, let me tell you...

Celebrating This Life Turns 3!


This month I am celebrating three whole years of blogging! *cue the champagne and confetti*

Early Mornings With The Dogs


The early risers in the house are not me, my husband or my kids, it's the dogs! The second the sun is up they are ready to start their day and go for a walk. Normally I try to quiet them so I can catch a few more zzzz's but on the weekend, it's the perfect excuse to go for a Starbucks run! 

Fall Sunglasses

fall sunglasses

I've mentioned many times my commitment to re-wearing and re-using my clothing in all four seasons (well, except for shorts because I just can't rock them in the cold Canadian winters), but I do have a little exception to my own rule. I like switching out my sunglasses based on the season. And now I'd like to share with you my deepest, darkest secret...

IT's Covered Bridge

IT covered bridge

Last week the family and I went to see the remake of Stephen King's IT (which I highly recommend) and we were all totally surprised to see our favourite local landmark on screen, the West Montrose Covered Bridge! (I last posted about it in 2015) Now, I know this thing happens all the time for my American readers but in Canada, it's not something that happens often so it's kind of a big deal.

Pearls and Peplum

fall ootd

I am trying to soak up as many of these don't-need-a-coat days as I possibly can. Not only so I can feel comfortable but the colder it gets that means we are closer to putting our vintage car in storage and I am NOT ready to say goodbye. Luckily, we still have a few more weeks before that happens so you can expect to see me and AMH on the road until then. 

One Item, Two Ways: L.L.Bean Soft Cotton Rugby


I'm so excited to tell you that I am starting a new series here on Celebrating This Life and it's one that is very close to my heart. We all know about cost-per-wear and getting the best value out of an item so that's exactly what I am here to show you, how to style this L.L.Bean Soft Cotton Rugby right now, and in a few weeks when fall officially arrives!

Princess Margaret Lotto Home Designed By Brian Gluckstein


Last week I had the immense pleasure of meeting Mr. Brian Gluckstein and was able to tour the home that he designed for the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery. For those not familiar, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is a world class cancer research facility and teaching hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Each year donors give generously through product, expertise and time which can be won by purchasing a ticket. This is all in the hopes of raising funds to allow the good doctors of PMCC to continue their work. They see more than 1,000 patients a day and more than 400,000 a year. 

The First Nip of Fall


The Labour Day weekend brought us so many first signs of fall. First, the beloved Pumpkin Spice Latte returned to Starbucks, the temperatures fell quickly and the Paris Road Antiques held their annual Labour Day sale!

Fall In Love With Camel


Camel or tan brown is one of my favourite transitional colours. It has this warm feel that makes it perfectly at home in the late summer early fall.