Monthly Archives

March 2016

0 In Fashion/ Sewing

Ruffle Skirt Success…sort of! #thesearethedays #brothercanada #brotherinnovis

I’m still avoiding the quilt project from February – I know, I know…but I really just was not cut out for them. So instead of worrying about it, I scoured through my Pinterest Crafting and Sewing board to find something new for my March project. This GOOOOORGEOUS Anthropologie inspired ruffled pencil skirt from Elizabeth Ave won – I’m sure you can see why *heart eyes* I knew exactly what fabric to use because I’ve had it in my sewing room for over a…

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0 In Made to Holiday/ Making Memories/ VACAY!!

Kelowna: Night One #hojo #thesearethedays #Kelowna #madetoholiday

If you follow me on Instagram {@theseareyourdays} or facebook {Cute Like Me}, then you know last summer we went away on a fun family getaway. Our first 5 days were spent at the northernmost point of the Shuswap Lake at the most delicious piece of secluded paradise and then we ended our time together in Kelowna. Really, my cousin invited us along to Silver Beach and I totally invited ourselves for the Kelowna portion. Ha! #truestory We had a fun…

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0 In Personal/ VACAY!!

People Make Me Happy #fillmycup #thesearethedays #passionforlife

I can’t explain the impact that people have on my life. Specifically meeting them and making new friends – like the butterflies and giddiness of a new love interest – but even just the energy of people coming and going. As I write this I’m sitting in our local Starbucks just people watching. And my cup is full; I may never go home. Kidding {sort of}. Recently I spent the weekend in Lake Louise with my cousin – okay so I totally invited myself…

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0 In Made to Holiday/ Personal

My Heart Belongs in New Orleans #discovernola #thesearethedays #followyournola #yearofme #yeartodiscover

For the past few months I’ve been following some New Orleans companies and people on Instagram. And for these few months I’ve also been angry with my parents for never taking me there as a kid. Seriously. I’m certain I’d have never left. Photo Credit: Etsy Seller CLINGeverything This place is for me. New Orleans is my jam. I can just feel it – the colours, the culture, the energy and of course,  the people. I’m already in love and we…

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0 In Personal

Receiving Love From Heaven #heartflutters #remember #thesearethedays

My post high school years were FILLED with incredible experiences and opportunities. From time spent as a leader at Kids Cancer Camps {for kids with Cancer and their siblings} to a short stint in Baltimore as an au pair, then living with my friend and his family for the last few months of his life, followed by a solo trip to Puerto Vallarta when I was 21. And many more. Each of these could be one {or several} blog post of its own – which…

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0 In Personal

Sometimes I wish I hadn’t thought about myself… #thatoneregret #thesearethedays #whatif

It was the year after I graduated high school. I had a job as an afterschool nanny for a family with 3 kids. The mom worked away 3 weeks each month public speaking and the dad also had a busy full time job. The kids – 2 boys, 10 and 8, I think…and 1 girl, 5. I immediately connected with the kids and loved being able to sort of *play house*, helping with homework, making dinner and just spending time together. It was,…

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0 In Personal

Be a Queen #ownyourpower #oprahwinfrey #thesearethedays

I’ve had my copy of Chicken Soup for the Women’s Soul since I was a teenager. And I can’t get rid of it because of this one excerpt from Oprah Winfrey, from her speech addressing the graduates from all-female Spelman College in 1993. Be a Queen Be a queen. Dare to be different. Be a pioneer. Be a leader. Be the kind of women who in the face of adversity will continue to embrace life and walk fearlessly toward the…

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