LAMPSHADE BASH // NEW SHOP & NEW LOOK

Hello Friends! I’m so excited to share my new SHOP with you all!! The all new Lampshade Bash is an online shop, specializing in gift sets, goodie bags and party collections filled with fun and stylish products. My goal is to make gift giving and party planning super fun and easy!

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They say throw kindness around like confetti. We say why not do both! Let's Celebrate Love

Let's Celebrate Birthday

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All Lampshade Bash gift sets come in a pretty pink box! photo(18)

These super fun party talk wine tags will make sure your party guests can keep track of their drink!photo 3(6)

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Check out the selection of pre-packed gift sets! I’ll be teaming up with some shops and bloggers to create super fun curated party sets. These will include everything you need to throw a fun and effortless, themed celebration at home. I also do custom gift sets & goodie bags! Contact me if you are interested in gifts for your wedding guests, wedding party, corporate events, etc.

Hop on my mailing list or follow me on Instagram to get updates on new products! I’ll be adding some fun party sets, gifts and party products in the coming weeks.

DIY // THE 5 MOST STYLISH IKEA HACKS ON THE INTERNET

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Every time we move (I think we’ve moved about a 100 times in the past 5 years) I dream about how our next place will look filled with beautiful furniture and the radest decor I’ve always wanted to buy but never pulled the trigger. Of course this has never happened because, well, we’d need about $10,000 to make my dream decorated house come true (okay, a lot more than $10K). So, we end up with a house filled with Ikea furniture that 80% of the population our age also owns. But that’s okay, because there are so many ways to update Ikea products so that they are just as nice (sometimes nicer) as those pieces you’ve always wanted! Here are the 5 most stylish Ikea hacks on the internet today:

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These plain white $5 cushions are super easy to add a design or some colour. I’ve seem similar shams go for $50 plus!! Sarah M Dorsey uses stencils, fabric paint, and fabric to update her Ikea cusions in this tutorial.  Shannon shows how she used acrylic paint to update her cushions on Burlap and Lace. I’m excited to try this out and I even have some different and rad ideas for these (sharpie? tie dye?)… I’ll keep you updated!

Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.26.58 PMReal Mongolian Lamb Stools can cost in the thousands so these are a super fun alternative. Super easy to DIY and a great way to get the look!! Check out Albertina’s step by step on Mimosa Lane.

Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.27.21 PMAnother super easy DIY, Meagan sews tassel trim onto her plain white curtains. I can’t wait to try this with pompom trim!!

Screen shot 2014-09-10 at 7.35.05 AMThere are TONS of Rast Chest updates on the net today but this is my favourite! There are tons of tutorials showing how to update these boring dressers simply using paint and some brass hardware. Naomi from Design Manifest went for an Asian inspired look!Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.28.02 PMI might be obsessed with how this last project turned out. Jessica from The Aestate took a pair of Besta Storage units and made them into this amazing Gaultier inspired console. This one is a little more complicated than the others, but so worth her effort. Yes, I’m in love!

Which is your fave?

INTERIORS // BRETT HEYMAN

Big fan of Edie Parker clutches… I mean, acrylic & glitter? It’s wearable art! If possible, I’ve become an even bigger fan since coming across founder and designer, Brett Heyman’s NYC pad in the online pages of Vogue. I am so in love with her Yves Klein Table Rose (only costs more than my car) and those distressed mirrored closet doors!

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All images via Vogue

FASHION // CARBON38

I just came across an amazing fitness fashion store!! Let me introduce Carbon38… gym clothes that get you exited about getting your sweat on. I don’t know about you but I am much more motivated to go for a run when I’m sporting a rad new workout top.

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ALSO, if any of you readers out there live close to Langley, BC I highly suggest joining The Bootcamp Effect… best gym around!!

Who else is working out this Saturday morning?  

PRODUCT LOVE // NATE BERKUS FOR TARGET

Hello friends. How many of you from the Great White North are as excited as I am about Target coming our way? One popped up close to our place a few months ago and I love stopping by to browse. I especially love all the Nate Berkus home products! Black & Gold… Can’t go wrong!! Here are my favourites…

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I hear there’s a new Target in my home town (Kanata, WHAT?!) that opened just yesterday! Who is headed there this week?

GIFT GUIDE // MOMMA’S DAY

Hello! Mother’s Day is just around the corner… can you believe it’s almost May? Is everyone out there thinking ‘What to get my fabulous Mother this year?’ Mom’s love flowers!! Here are some fun ways to get your Dear Mum the good stuff…

mom loves flowers // stylekoo1. Monogrammed Planter Box, Rooted In Succulents; 2. Farm Bulbs – Dahlias, Chapters; 3. Faux Peony & Vase, New Growth Designs; 4. Queen of Hearts Vase, Love Star

Love crafts? Follow me over to Green Wedding Shoes for this amazing tutorial on making this giant paper rose.

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Going with a good old fashion bouquet of flowers? Head over to Piece of Cake Peace of Mind for a great tutorial on how to wrap them up in style.

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Still having a hard time picking that perfect gift for your Mom? Check out last year’s gift guide… rules still apply!

SHOPPING // 12 SUMMER SUNNIES

I have a slight obsession with sun glasses right now… I want them all! And I’m feeling the need to pick up a new pair after an incident a few weeks back. My favourite glasses slipped off my head and into the can at Starbucks…. Blast! Plus, it’s sunny outside! And what better reason is there than that?

Here are my top picks for this summer…

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1. Ray Ban Aviator; 2. Elizabeth and James Leopard Fairfax; 3. Thierry Lasry Sexxxy Sunglasses; 4. Matthew Williamson Primavera Printed; 5. Oliver Peoples Eyewear Alisha; 6. Alexander McQueen Metallic Two Tone; 7. Elizabeth and James Valenti; 8. Karen Walker Harvest; 9. Cheap Monday Mars Wayfarer, 10. Karen Walker Deep Freeze; 11. Carrera 5001; 12. Alexander McQueen Two Tone Cat Eye

 

What sunnies will you be wearing this summer?