2015: The Work Christmas Party

Last night was my work Christmas party: it was fancy and beautiful so OF COURSE I forgot to take any pictures at the actual venue.  On the way home though, Jeff started talking about the mini donuts we got at Make It (see last post) because we drove by the place we had them a couple weeks ago, so I said we should just get Tim Hortons donuts and he went for it! It was a nice night with fancy drinks in a fancy place, but in the end this was my favourite part: a chocolate donut at a gas station with my handsome husband.  I guess I’m just a simple girl at heart 😉

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Dress: Thrifted (originally from Rickis)

Cardigan: Old Navy

Belt: Etsy

Earrings: Grandma’s estate

Cocktail ring: Antique mall

Shoes: Thrifted (originally from Spring)

My Favourites from Make It Vancouver

If you follow me on instagram, you know that yesterday I dragged my good-natured husband to Make It Vancouver.  Make It is a yearly trade show full of handmade goodies: everything from leather goods to terrariums, baby blankets to jams.  This is no ordinary craft show though: it’s full of  artisans who make their living creating the gems on display.  There are no crafty santas or doilies to be found, which is a relief.

And so here are my favourite 5 vendors from the whole show.  I plan to patronize them all year, since their stuff is available online.  Enjoy!

Veespoke infinity scarves

I love these patterns and colours: so cozy!

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Him Creations felt woodland creatures

so detailed and adorable, I want to set these up on every shelf and window frame I have!


Bywa Bag Designs leather bags

Beautiful, buttery leather custom bags, belt and headbands.


Jen Ellis Designs silver jewelry

Loved these delicate, elegant pieces: every one is perfect!

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Cagey Bee Art

Kris Brownlee’s paintings are inspired and make me feel like I’m in a story book.  SO perfect for kids rooms!

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