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decor vs. fashion: chunky tassel throw or long cardigan?

This week’s Decor vs. Fashion post is dedicated to my favourite layers for a breezy day: a cozy throw and a cardigan. Even better when they feature a chunky knit like these selections do. I may be jumping the gun, but today’s cool breeze has me daydreaming about fall…

So, if you had $69 to spend this weekend, which would you choose: a throw or a cardigan?

DecorVsFashion Throw Cardigan decor vs. fashion: chunky tassel throw or long cardigan?

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wedding crafts: bunting cupcake topper

You’ve seen my flag cupcake topper, and you’ve seen the fringe topper I made. It’s time for the piece de resistance, the most challenging cupcake topper I made from my big day, the bunting topper. Isn’t it adorable? The work on this one is highly labour intensive and super delicate (read: frustrating). My best advice is don’t aim to make too many. Even if you have a big batch of cupcakes, you can top off a fraction of them – a sea of toppers can be overwhelming anyway.

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wedding crafts: fringe cupcake topper

If you liked the blue and white polka-dotted flag cupcake topper I made for my wedding, you’ll love this gold fringe one. As promised, this one is a bit more challenging than the first, but it’s still quite easy to make. Warning: It does get messy!

topper fringe wedding crafts: fringe cupcake topper

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behind the scenes: junk drawer

Stacy and I had a great time working on the Junk Drawer story that is in our new Organizing Ideas Special Issue – out now. My inner neat freak got to come out and play. It was a lot of fun! Here’s a behind the camera look from the shoot.

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wedding crafts: flag cupcake topper

Welcome to the Week of Cupcake Toppers. It’s a working title, but I think you get my drift. There is no such thing as a cupcake that’s too cute. So, I made three different types of toppers to add that little extra touch to the already adorable – not to mention delicious – cupcakes that Sweet Melissa baked for my wedding. As it turned out, some of these were easier to make than others, so throughout this week I’ll post the DIYs in order of difficulty, starting with the easiest. The first is a flag topper, made with polka-dotted washi tape and a toothpick.

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fab find: colourful kitchen oven mitts

I’ve been surrounded by fun kitchen accessories recently as our October issue (that features a ton of great kitchens!) is about to hit stands. Since it’s no secret that I’m obsessed with hot pink, I naturally gravitated to these Checkered Raspberry Oven Mitts. Such a simple way to bring a pop of colour into an otherwise neutral kitchen. Read on for more details.

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places to go, people to see: canadian national exhibition

With grey days and cool temperatures – and the fact that the whole Style at Home office is busily working on our November “Holiday Decorating” issue – it’s hard to feel like it’s summer. But I’ve got just the ticket for getting into a summertime mood: the Canadian National Exhibition is on in Toronto! Running through the first of September, this year’s festivities include a preview of the 2015 Pam Am Games (which will be hitting the city on July 10), an art exhibit of can sculptures of our mayoral candidates, an old-fashioned saloon, a fleet of food trucks and much more. I’m looking forward to checking out what’s new this year, but my all-time favourite thing to do at the CNE (not counting eating funnel cake, of course) is play the carnival games. The only problem is, living in a tiny condo, I don’t have the space to house the stuffed prizes. (The days of my bed being lined with plush toys are far, far gone.) So, my best advice for the ring toss and Whack-a-Mole aficionados out there is to scout out your desired loot before you play. Check out this beauty I won last year in a game of darts. This darling vintage-inspired metal plaque has held pride of place in my kitchen since last August and I have no intention of taking it down. After all, it does speak to my cooking style!

Take It Or Leave It places to go, people to see: canadian national exhibition

 

feature fridays: instagram inspiration

With each new issue of Style at Home magazine our readers take to social media to share their excitement. Over the past month, we’ve received lots of positive feedback from friends and fans through our @StyleAtHome Instagram account. Since we love seeing our readers enjoying the magazine, we wanted to share a few of our web team’s favourite pictures.

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decor vs. fashion: blue and white rug or espadrilles?

There are only two more weekends left in August, and I’m determined to make the most of them. Since I’m headed to the cottage this weekend, this week’s Decor vs. Fashion post is dedicated to laid-back summer style and my favourite colour combination – blue and white. Savvy readers might recognize these items from my “Trendspotting” column in the August issue of Style at Home!

So, if you had $50 to spend this weekend, which would you choose: An indoor/outdoor rug or beachy espadrilles?

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wedding crafts: glitter-dipped mason jars

It’s official. I’m a Mrs. This past Friday, I got hitched at Belcroft Estates, a tree farm just north of Toronto. Think: Pinterest barn wedding. I wasn’t the type of bride to gush about my big day, but now that it’s all done, I’m excited to share a few of my DIY decor projects. (I use “my” quite liberally since I had a lot of help from my amazing bridesmaids.) Hopefully you get inspired to make a couple of things for your next event, be it a once-in-a-lifetime day or a casual gathering. First up: glitter-dipped mason jars.

mason jars wedding crafts: glitter dipped mason jars

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