Beauty: Safe Sunscreen

Maybe I live under a rock - but this is a topic I have never thought much about. It might be because I live in the city and don't go on hot vacations much, but reef safe sunscreen is such an important and interesting topic. Even though I am not near a coral reef, I still think about natural in general, such as the lakes and rivers at the cottage. These are all things that we could be harming with the chemicals that are in our sunscreen. While, at the same time, sunscreen it incredibly important to us! We need to protect our skin from the harmful rays. This is when I came across the topic of reef safe sunscreens, and what isn't safe about normal sunscreens.

Friday Favourites: Natural Shades and Ice Cream Days

One of my favourite things about creating these Friday Favourites posts is that sometimes my inspirations from the week fit together seamlessly. The theme flows, the photos look like they belong together on a gallery wall or a cohesive feed and they give me the big yes. The kind of yes where you know that: this. is. it.
I feel like this week dragged on a big and I didn't have as much energy as I would have liked. I started going for fitness walks after work and eating healthier this week... the 80/20 rule because I obviously needed to fit tea and sweets into it. I also started back in my design courses last week, so week 2! This term I have my first thesis course and the other course is about codes and regulations. I might share a little more about my thesis as it develops - we'll see. However, keep your eye peeled because I am going to share a dedicated post about my chic pink boho themed cabin next week!

Cherry Red by Anastasiya Belik from magnoliarouge.com 
If you need me - this is where I will be. Or at least dreaming about.

Design: Small Living Spaces

Living in many different student apartments and homes, and now living in Toronto - you realize the importance of maximizing your space and designing small spaces well. I was inspired by the sweet little dining table in the kitchen that popped up on my feed this week and knew what I wanted to share for my Design and Decor Wednesday's! There are truly some amazing tricks out there to maximize space and ensure it flows. Also, many of these photo sources have links attached with great inspiration and tips for designing small spaces!
Please note that none of these images are my own, and all of the sources are linked below each image.
small space round dining table. Are you looking for a cute little table for a tiny space? Maybe a breakfast nook? I have some ideas for making the area work and a round up of tables. These would work in a tiny house too! And perfect with a bench!
Small Space Dining from At Home With Ashley

Perfect Sunday Morning

I was daydreaming at the cottage this weekend in our sweet little cabin and decided I would share my perfect Sunday morning with you. I wish I could start every single day this way because it is so relaxing and makes you realize you really don't need that much. These mornings are so simple but I love them so much.
White Terry kindly gifted me a set of sheets and duvet cover, so I always wake up in the softest bedding. I have been sleeping with their bedding for the last two months and I absolutely love it! We spend so much time in bed sleeping, about a third of or life in bed! It really puts into perspective how we should have quality bedding. 

Friday Favourites: Summer Berry

Happy Friday! It seems like the summer is just flying by and the weekends are passing so quickly!
It seems like sweet foods have been on my mind lately because I have been baking up a storm, so I could help but have the preview photo for this post be a delicious looking berry pavlova. I great up having Pavlova's but I feel like this is not something that Canadian's (possibly American's too) have for dessert!? Definitely worth trying especially with all of the beautiful fresh summer berries. 
Hoping for a relaxing weekend before my courses pick up again, and I hope you have a great weekend too! Enjoy the sun and beautiful weather!

Favourite Recipe:
Pavlova Cake with Summer Berry Cointreau from christiannkoepke.com
I need this right now. I love pavlova because it is so light and fluffy and topped with fresh fruits. This is truly a perfect summers dessert! It also looks stunning without much effort. 

Design: Dream Home

I have a private board that is very special to me because it is where I save my dream home inspirations. I only created this a few months ago when dreaming about owning a home, but it represents what I love right now, and if I were to buy a home tomorrow, this is the space that would make my heart happiest and feel the most homey to me. 
Living in the city, I have realized many spaces are very modern, clean and chic lines, and it made made realize that is not me. I have such an appreciate for all design, but my heart loves cute English cottages and farmhouses, with chic little touches.
I hope you love these inspirations as much as I do.
Please note that none of these images are my own, and all of the sources are linked below each image.
Image From Instagram @finding__lovely

Style: What's New in My Wardrobe. June

Hey July! Summer has finally arrived to Toronto area in the last two weeks and I am so happy! I can finally wear my summer dresses without feeling a tiny bit silly!
I'm a week late on this post, but better late than never!
I like to share these to show what I actually kept from mini hauls that I share in my Instagram stories. Sadly a lot of these items are sold out, so to make sure you don't miss out, I always share items on Instagram as I buy them, as well I added a new shopping tab on my blog so you can see what I am loving at the moment!

*Note some affiliate links are used below*
Sadly I found this in store and have not seen it pop up online yet, but I know for a fact they have lots in store still, at least in Toronto! Plus lots of this toile print in other styles.

Friday Favourites: French Country Lavender

This week seems to have a lavender theme - whether it is the plant or the colour, I love it!
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw some behind the scenes lavender field clips from last weekend. You also saw I made those gooey oatmeal cookies I shared in my  Friday Favourites a few weeks back! They were incredible and I highly suggest baking them if you are a more experienced baker...if not the oatmeal cookie recipe step (not the crack pie filling) is simple and delicious!
I hope you have an amazing weekend and that you had a great Canada Day and 4th of July!!
Favourite Design:
French Country Kitchen Inspiration from frenchcountrycottage.net
I can't stop dreaming about the kitchen I will design for myself one day. I am definitely drawn to a country kitchen style like this gorgeous one!

Design: Pink Palace

For the love of Pink I had to share some of my favourite pink inspired design and decor!
Almost all of these spaces have light interiors with pops of pastel pinks throughout and I love how this create a warm and chic feeling. I also adore how all of these spaces are inspired by different design eras but still use a similar shade of millennial pink and look gorgeous.
I hope you enjoy these are much as I do!
Please note that none of these images are my own, and all of the sources are linked below each image.

Purple Hill Lavender Farm

Over the weekend I was invited to visit Purple Hill Lavender Farm by the lovely sisters Jessica and Emma who grew up on the stunning property! It was like stepping into a fairytale with rolling hills of lavender, a beautiful house, a little shop in a converted horse barn, a pond, birds chirping - honestly so stunning! 
Follow me to Purple Hill Lavender Farm!