Friday Favourites

This week feels like it’s flown by…and when did it become February?!? I’m still struggling to remember it’s 2014 when I write the date and now we’re already into the second month. Crazy.

To kick off the weekend, check out my favourite finds from the web this week.

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DIY Hairdo I’d Love to Try: I love this look with a braid down the side, a messy bun at the back and face framing pieces. If I try to attempt a messy bun it usually comes out all wonky, but if I just go to toss my hair up while I’m working late at night, I’ll catch my glimpse in the mirror and it’ll look perfect – and no one is around to see it.

Favourite Etsy Find: Maybe it’s because Valentine’s Day is coming up next week, but I’m loving this Heartbeat Necklace. It’s simple yet quirky at the same time.


Saturday Breakfast Inspiration: Cheddar and Chive Scones


And wouldn’t it be great to make said breakfast in here: After months of hibernating, I love the idea of cooking up a storm in a big bright, white kitchen with big windows, colourful flowers and lots of natural light! Someday, my friends, someday.


Where I wish I was right now: Sand, sun and warmth. Oh to be warm again.


Best Valentine’s Day Treat: Cupid’s Arrow Cupcakes – how cute!

arm knit scarf (375x500)

Weekend Craft: This Arm Knit Scarf says that it takes only 30 minutes to make! I bet it would still take me an hour or so, but that still sounds great. I totally dig how the one in this picture has the wooden button. It’s such a fun little detail to add.

Get Movin': I love the whole concept behind Lazy Girl Fitness – there are little things that we can fit in every day that will contribute to our health and well being. I never thought about all the body weight moves you can do while reading, cooking or even brushing your teeth.



Favourite simple attitude adjustment: On weeks like this where I’m fighting the onset of a cold, struggling to keep up with my to-do list and battling all the bad weather, it’s so easy to fall into a cycle of using negative words like many of those I see on this list above. Dude, I really need an attitude adjustment right now. I know that when I use negative words, it affects my attitude negatively too. Seeing a chart like this reminded me to be mindful of the words that I use and how those affect my own attitude and those around me. It’s a simple adjustment, but I think it can make a big difference to how you feel. I’m printing this out for my daybook this next week as a reminder.

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And on that note…I’m signing off for the weekend. We’ve got a date night (woohoo!) to see Labor Day. I heard great things about it after it played at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall and I’m looking forward to it. It’ll be a nice way to end the week and spend some time with Garrett (and eat popcorn!) before all the weekend plans start. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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  1. Lauren says

    I am new to your blog & absolutely love it!! (I am a fellow Canadian myself, from Toronto!) I’ve read through a lot of it whilst bored at work one day; I love that you’ve made your readers feel a part of your home life with Garrett and the adorable Whiskey :-)
    Love the “Negative swap to Positive” chart! I’m going to print that out for myself.
    Keep up the amazing work! Love your ideas and inspiration.

  2. Amanda says

    I LOVE this scarf. But when I went to simplymaggie, her scarf doesn’t have the little cuff with button detail. How is that made? It doesn’t look arm knit.


  3. Carol kogut says

    Hi. I am trying get to make the arm knitting scarf I casted on 12 stitches too many too wide. I’m trying 8 stitches how long gone do you go. Also in the picture is the scarf doubled around the neck. Doing 12 stitches made it too wise and bulky help


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