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An Airy, Midcentury Retreat

August 19, 2015

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With the launch of Kit + Forage, I’m starting to take on some interior styling projects. This mood board is for a bedroom that just needs a little spruce up. It already has neutral walls and pretty wood floors, so this project is all about taking it to the next level and adding those extra, personalized touches.

We’ll be working with some of the items that are already in the space, but giving them new life. Here’s a little breakdown of the plan:

  1. Add Rifle Paper Co. wallpaper to one big wall.
  2. Paint the existing dresser white and add new hardware (pull and knob).
  3. Add some glamour to these end tables with a 5 minute Ikea hack.
  4. Swap out the hanging light fixture for an updated matte black option (this one has a gold underside!).
  5. Pair the space down with fluffy white bedding and some neutral accessories.
  6. Add some pattern and colour with throws and pillows (light blue pillow and dark blue pillow).

Can’t wait to share more glimpses as the space develops! Keep your eye on Instagram for updates :)

And if you need a hand pulling your space together, I offer both in-person styling and e-design. Send me an email — I’d love to work with you!

Daily

From the Weekend: Sweet Happenings + Puppy Love

August 17, 2015

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Hello and happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? Get up to anything fun? On Saturday, Angela and I hosted our second Sweet Happenings event! We gathered with a group of awesome women and enjoyed food and drinks and inspiring conversations. I definitely want to make that happen again soon.

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Last week my parent’s brought a new puppy home. Her name is Clementine and we are all completely, head-over-heels smitten with her. She’s a sweet little thing, super content and easy-going. I got to hang out with her for the day yesterday while my parents were in town helping my sister move in to her new apartment. I brought flowers and snacks to celebrate the new place, and we all hung out and played with little miss Clementine on the floor of the new apartment. It was a good one.

I hope your week is off to a great start! Anything exciting coming up? I’m thinking of going to see Train Wreck with my sister. Have you seen it? I think it looks reeeally funny.

Fashion

4 Dresses for Summer + Fall

August 14, 2015

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It seems crazy to even mention it yet, but eventually it will be fall (gasp). For those of you whose hearts sing for hot cups of coffee and snuggly scarves, this is a welcome thought. But if you’re dreading the passing of summer (hand up here) then you’ll want to do everything you can to hold on. No matter which group you fall into, I’m sure we can all agree that coming up with some outfits to smooth the change of seasons is just good sense.

Lately I’ve been focused on purging what I don’t need. As an avid collector of stuff, it can be a challenge to part ways with my things. But I’m trying to be more intentional about what I bring into my house, and what I keep — clothing included. And to take a page from Caroline’s book, I’ll be planning my summer/fall wardrobe early and buying what I need to fill in the gaps.

Here are a few dresses (and styling ideas) that will get you through.

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PS. Are any of you that aren’t moms as into the Hatch dresses as I am? I’ve heard they’re great whether you’re expecting or not! Have you tried them out before?

All of their pieces are so casually feminine. I’m thinking of ordering The Afternoon Dress.

Daily - Life

Welcome to the new blog!

August 12, 2015

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Today is the day! It’s been a long time coming but Piece of Cake. Peace of Mind. has officially jumped on board with Kit + Forage. I started writing my blog way back in 2009 and things have changed a lot since then. I launched Kit + Forage a few weeks back, and wanted the blog to live under the same name, and with the same purpose. So here you’ll find all of the ingredients you need to live a thoughtfully crafted life. Interiors, fashion, DIYs, and little hacks to make your daily life that much sweeter — all under one roof.

And don’t worry, you can still visit all of the old Piece of Cake. Peace of Mind. content (just scroll back), if you’re interested.

Blogging has been such an incredible outlet over the past 6 years. I’ve made some of my best friends through this little world, and I’m so looking forward to the next chapter.

And as always, thanks for following along.

Shop News

Kit + Forage Long Weekend Sale!

July 31, 2015

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This weekend is a long one here in Vancouver, and we’re celebrating with a little sale in the shop. If there’s something you’ve been eying, now is the time to snatch it up! Perhaps a dish or two for your next brunch? Or maybe a new pillow to spruce up your living room? Use the code LONGWEEKEND and save 15% on your whole order. And did you know that we always offer free shipping (to the US and Canada) on orders over $75? Use code BIGSPENDER. Now how’s that for a good enough reason? :)
Have a lovely weekend, friends!!

Life

Life Lately: An Update!

July 27, 2015

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Hello and happy Monday! I hope you’ve all been doing well. Things have been pretty silent around here for a while, and I’d like to share why. For the past few months, I’ve been working away on a new project. It’s taken up my nights and weekends, and left little time for blogging. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know what I’m talking about. A couple weeks ago, I launched my new site and shop, Kit + Forage, and I’m so thrilled to get it out into the world.

I’ve got more of a behind the scenes post coming later this week, but if you have a chance and you’d like to check it out, you’ll find vintage and handmade wares, as well as styling and event services! And now that the site has launched, I’m excited to have some more time to dedicate to updating the blog more often. I have some exciting ideas in mind, so keep your eyes peeled!

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One really fun piece of building the site was the big photoshoot day. I rented a studio and a fancy camera and tried my hand at styling and shooting all at once. It was a bit crazy, but thankfully I had awesome friends there to help out.

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Besides studio work, I’ve also been trying to make an effort to get out and about in the city a lot more. It’s so easy to just work, work, work when you’re building a business, but I’m learning the importance of stepping away from the screen for some downtime. Liberty Cafe (pictured above) is one of my new favourite spots in Vancouver. Not only do they have great food, the interior is a treat for the eyes (insert heart eye emoji here).

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Plus! We’ve been having incredible weather here in Vancouver (probably too good — come on rain), and I’ve been getting out to enjoy it as much as possible. Vancouver Island has been my favourite spot to take in a little sunshine this summer.

How has the summer been treating you? I’d love to hear!