Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Home Envy- Get The Look

Originally posted on The Everygirl

Well it has been a few weeks since I have shared some serious home envy with you all and when I saw this reveal of The Everygirl cofounder Alaina Kaczmarski's home I knew I had to share it! This whole house is just amazing and has so much character but still feels fresh and modern. Design is all about the details and she has just nailed everything. I adore the matted off centred picture frames going up the stairs- I have been wanting to do that in our home too, it looks so pretty. 

And can we just walk about that brass mirror over the fireplace? It is to die for and really creates and amazing focal. Check out the rest of the tour below you will not be disappointed! Be sure to shop the look below if you are loving any of these pieces.









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Lauren Elizabeth


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Friday, 13 October 2017

ETSY Halloween Decor & Gift Guide

This post was sponsored by ETSY/Reward Style. Thank you for supporting this blog and the brands I choose to work with.

October is one of my favourite months of the year and it's not only because it's the most beautiful month of autumn over here on the east coast of Canada but it's also the month of Halloween (my wedding anniversary and my birthday)! I love incorporating seasonal decor into our home and I especially love Halloween themed decorations. To get a nice touch of Halloween decor I prefer to not go too crazy with scary items but rather fun, cute pieces that blend into the home that still bring in the theme without going overboard.

So you all know my love for ETSY runs deep and one of my favourite things to do is finding unique pieces on their website to share with all you lovely blog readers. So naturally, when looking for fun, unique Halloween decor I hopped on there and found some really great pieces by some lovely Canadian shops! One thing I really appreciated was that when my packages arrived they were wrapped with such care and no tiny detail forgotten. From ribbons over boxes to special hand written thank you notes for supporting their shop they all made sure it was known how much they appreciated the business and that is one of the things I love most about the ETSY community.

Alright, so let's get into these great little shops and the fun decor they offer:



1. BWI & CO. - This little shop has the most adorable custom mugs that you can get any phrase on, when I saw this "morning pumpkin" one I just fell in love. I love the shape of this mug and how it feels aged and unique.

2. Fashiontouchhome- These are the cutest little hand made pumpkins and they have so much detail, I love that she offers different colours as well. They would be perfect on a console table or in a little cluster on your coffee table.

3. IntheWOODSbanners- I love decorating with banners because they are so simple yet high impact. This little shop has the cutest little collection of ready made pieces that look great draped over the fireplace or on a wall.

4. LittleWingOddBirds- This little handmade yarn crow is so cute and they have many other little birds available as well. They also have the sweetest little neutral brown bird that I loved and would look great mixed in with classic fall decor.

5. MossBetweenMyToes- I am so obsessed with this driftwood hanging ghosts decoration. It has a nice coastal vibe yet still enough 'spook' for Halloween. They have many other designs to choose from as well!

6. Northernlightsco.- It wouldn't be the fall season without some delightful smelling candles and this shop has the most amazing scents that will surely fill your home with that cozy feeling we all love when the weather starts to chill off.

7. RusticFindz- How fun is this little trick or treat sign?! It's perfect for the entryway or any shelf and they have lots of other pretty pieces to choose from.

8. WallaPaloozaDecals- Wall decals are such an easy way to have a big impact without much work. I am such a fan of these little bats and think they would look so cute going up the wall by a fireplace. This shop offers so many different styles to fit any occasion.

9. Fixedstitches- This has got to be one of my favourites in this round up, it is so dainty and the attention to detail is amazing. This would look so cute hanging on the wall of evening leaning on a shelf.

10. BullEtBallon- These little pom pom strings are so fun and bring great texture into your decorations. This little shop has so many different colour combinations and they are perfect for birthdays and other holidays as well.

11. CutoutsCanada- How great is this door decal?! You could totally use this inside or outside and it's such a great way to jazz up a door or window.

Check out all the options these shops carry by clicking the image below!

I hope you all enjoyed this Halloween gift guide and be sure to check out these lovely Canadian shops!




Kind thoughts,
Lauren Elizabeth

This post was sponsored by ETSY/Reward Style but as always all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting this blog and the brands that I work with.





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Thursday, 12 October 2017

One Room Challenge- Week 2 The Powder Room


Well hello again friends and One Room Challenge lovers! If you haven't checked out last weeks space showing you all the before pictures then click here! I am super excited to be sharing the design board for the powder room with you all today and let me first start off my addressing the obvious, BAM- there is colour!! Like guys I can hardly believe myself but I just fell in love with these watercolored Tangerines in Greens wall decals from Urban Walls! They are so pretty and whimsical and where the powder room is on the back half of the house in the same vicinity as the dining and kitchen area I thought this print would be a really fun 'pop' in the space.

Also let's just say that the fact that I am doing a room that we don't spend a ton of time in really helped me to push myself and do something a little different.  So to start off there is absolutely no storage in our powder room because we have an open pedestal sink so a shelving unit is a definite must. I love the idea of this leaning ladder shelf to give me space to store extra hand towels, soap etc and also help balance out the room where the other side has the sink, mirror, light and toilet. 

I want to keep the rest of the space fairly neutral so the wall treatment can really be the main focus, I am really loving the idea of an oversized picture in there so we shall see how that looks. I also can't wait to do the half wall board and batten which is really going to brighten things up and bring some great depth and detail into the space.

TO DO:

  • Paint walls
  • Install board and batten
  • Install light
  • Wall treatment
  • New Mirror
  • Get Shelving unit
  • Art
  • Rug
  • Accessorize 

I can't wait to share next weeks updates and be sure you check out the other participants here!

Kind thoughts,
Lauren Elizabeth

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017

DIY Magnolia Wreath Tutorial


I have been wanting a Magnolia wreath for soo long I am just obsessed with the two tone leaves and how beautiful they look styled in a room. But if any of you have been eyeing these wreaths you know how expensive they can be- like $100.00 plus. So I decided it was time to get crafty and make one myself and I am happy to report that this beauty only cost me $22 bucks and change!

Ok so right now Michael's is selling bunches of Magnolia leaves for 24 dollars, I used two 50% off coupons and got two for the price of one!
You will need:

  • Wreath- I got this one last year at the dollar store for a buck, the pliable pieces are perfect for wrapping around your branches and the green blends in with the leaves. 
  • Wire Cutting Pliers 
  • Magnolia Leaves 
  • 10 Minutes of your time!

Next you want to separate your branches and clip them off the main stem, one bundle will give you about 4 stems so in total I had 8 and I found it perfect.

After you have clipped them into their small clusters separate the leaves a bit and then start weaving your branch into the wreath. You want all your branches going in the same direction to give that consistency throughout the circle which is key for this look. 


Once you have all your branches in flip the wreath over and start tucking all the remaining green pieces of the wreathe tight into itself to keep them out of view for when you flip the wreath back around. 


Then flip your wreath right side up and spread out your leaves so that they are nice and full and covering all the wreath base. 

Voila! It's now complete and how easy was that?! I love the full and messy look with these wreaths as it really emphasizes the leaves and texture. One of the best things about Magnolia leaves is that they have the gold backs so you want to make sure you showcase that when you are placing your branches!

I hope you all enjoyed this simple tutorial. Here is my Instagram story that I did showing me actually making the wreath!

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Lauren Elizabeth
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Friday, 6 October 2017

Moments of Mine- iPhone Style


Happy Friday lovely blog readers! I hope everyone is ready for the long weekend I know I sure am. This week has been a crazy, exciting amazing week and I am looking forward to some down time with the family this weekend.
So I have been thinking that I want to bring a little but more of a personal side to the blog by sharing some of my moments caught via iPhone in a week. I figure every Friday I will share 5 photos from my phone of things we did or didn't get up to! I hope you enjoy and let me know if you guys like this idea!





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Lauren Elizabeth
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Thursday, 5 October 2017

One Room Challenge- The Powder Room


Well it's that time again friends I can hardly believe I am saying this but I am once again partaking in the One Room Challenge. Now, If you have been coming around here for a minute then you know I have already done this challenge twice so far. The first time I did our master bedroom and the second time I did my youngest sons bedroom. We still love these two spaces and haven't changed anything really!


If you haven't heard of the One Room Challenge then in a nutshell you chose a space to redo over a six week time period and you provide weekly updates with the progress you have (or haven't) made! It's hosted by Linda over at Calling it Home and although it can be stressful at times, boy do I love this time of year!



So I thought, since I'm all kinds of crazy these days I would do our main floor powder room which I am actually really excited about! It is a great size I feel for a powder room and as you can see from the pictures it's not that it's ugly I just want to give it more of a look that ties in with the rest of the main floor. I can't wait to bring you guys along as I take this space to the next level and be sure to check back next week for the mood board and my vision for the space!

Check out the other participants by clicking here!

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Lauren Elizabeth
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