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Blushed Tapatia: Ernie Boy

{Playing fetch with this crazy goof & teaching him to swim}

While I was on vacation I spent the entire week completely unplugged {I literally didn’t even touch my phone for a whole week, which for me, was a record} and as much as I hate to admit it, it wasn’t due to my own free will but rather due to circumstances {no free WiFi!} . After my initial panic attack I decided to embrace it and surprisingly enough I kind of loved it! I came back feeling so refreshed and worry-free that I decided to make an effort and become more unplugged in my day-to-day life. I’m not saying I’m quitting cold-turkey but I am starting with simple things like no phone or iPad {unless it’s for reading a book} for 1 hour before going to bed. For some of you this might not seem like a great feat but for me, who could be perfectly described by this hilarious print, it’s a big deal!  Hope you all have a restful and {perhaps, if you want a lovely challenge} unplugged weekend!

Alebrije - Mexican Folk Art Sculpture

{Brought this little Alebrije home with us from Mexico}

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{Shameless selfies during a walk through High Park}

Mexican Wool Blanket

{We had  been in search for a beautiful wool blanket and fell in love with this one… it’s also Talulah approved!}

Mexican embroidery

{I couldn’t come back from Mexico without some more embroidered pieces….I am obsessed!}

 

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Bobbi Brown {My current go-to bronzer: Bobbi Brown’s Golden Light}

This week I got my billionth cold of this season {my immune system seems to have gone away for the winter} so although it was a relatively normal week everything kind of blurred into one big long day and I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that today is, in fact, Friday. This weekend we have our annual Oscar’s party and I am giddy with excitement {I’m going to call it early and predict that the award for Best Actor will go to Matthew McConaughey!}. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Talulah {It might be a little out of season but I found this little elf sweater and Talulah is rocking it like nobody’s business}

 {I was recently introduced to The Sloane Tea Company and I am beyond obsessed.The price tag seems a little excessive until you have your first sip.}

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afterlight(103) {Sweet box of truffles from The Chocolateria}

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German pointer via Blushed Tapatia{This crazy dog keeps us so entertained. He hates cold weather as much as I do but has the energy of a 5 year old on a caffeine kick. One of his favourite things to do right now is to let his head hang upside down. He does it constantly and it makes me laugh every.single.time}

The end of January is here and although I know that there are still a few months left of winter, I am happy that we are at least one month closer to warmer days ( anyone else miss wearing their jean jackets?!). This week I have been trying to stay positive, regardless of the weather. It’s not always an easy thing to do but I find that doing this series really helps out- it gives me the opportunity to look back at my week and truly appreciate the small moments that brought me joy.

I hope that you all have a fabulous weekend full of friends, food and football!

afterlight (76)    afterlight (77)    {I finally caved and got this Shu Uemura eyelash curler and I am pleasantly surprised. I really did not know that my eyelashes could be so curly – I am obsessed}

afterlight (78){There is nothing like homemade apple cinnamon pancakes and a warm cup of coffee to start the day}

afterlight (74){Most mornings Talulah wakes up with me and prances around my feet while I get ready for work but lately it has been so cold in our apartment that she just stays in bed (and I can’t blame her). I recently discovered, however, that she peeks out that little nose of hers from under the covers and follows me around the room. It reminds me of this moment}

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Christmas in Toronto via Blushed Tapatia{Our neighborhood covered in a beautiful blanket of snow}

This week has been full of little joys and a thrilling excitement for the few days to come. With Christmas quickly approaching I find myself thinking of my family back in Mexico and my lovely sister in Denmark. It’s difficult to be away from her this time of the year but I know that she is very happy and loved and is slowly conquering the hearts and stomachs of every Dane with her delicious pastries. Last night my mom took me out for a Dinner and Show date, like we used to do when I was younger, and tonight Mike and I will be going to see The Nutcraker- two amazing nights, one after the other! Hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy time with family and friends.

Cookie packaging via Blushed Tapatia{Cookie packaging for our annual cookie exchange}

Les Miserables via Blushed Tapatia {Amazing seats for Les Miserables}

Mom & daughter dates via Blushed Tapatia{Mom  & daughter dates}

Anthropologie planter via Blushed Tapatia{Our new gorgeous wall planter from Anthropologie}

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{Our newest addition to our Christmas collection – a little German smoker}

Oh the weekend! This has been a long and rough week {we had to fumigate our apartment, which included packing everything up, Ernie chewed everything that we left on the floor or at nose distance and I thought more than once “It’s Friday!” when really it was only Tuesday *sigh*} so I, for once, am thankful that it is over. This weekend I will be doing some more Christmas baking and going up to Stouffville to see our church’s annual Christmas play and to visit friends. Although it is already looking like it will be a jam packed weekend, I’m trying to convince Mike to take me to the movies; now that the Golden Globe nominations are out, we have a lot of catching up to do before February {aka Oscars time}!

Christmas market via Blushed Tapatia{Annual visit to the Distillery District’s Christmas market}

{Queen Bey’s stunning visual album *already on replay*}

{Peppermint bark coffee with a splash of eggnog}

{An adorable video that reminds me of my old “Choose your own adventure” books }

{Late night baking}

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Popcorn garland + Anthropologie ornaments via Blushed Tapatia{!!Oh Christmas Tree!! }

There are few things that give me instant warm-fuzzies and walking into our home to our lit Christmas tree and our decked hall{s} is definitely up on that list. Our Christmas tree has a cacophony of ornaments that range anywhere from a radish to a raccoon. The majority of them are from Anthropologie but there are a few specials ones that we have collected from our various trips. The popcorn garland {made every year by Mike} and the twinkling lights add the final touches to our eccentric but lovable tree. Our poor Ernie keeps wanting a taste of that garland but we will try and keep it on that tree for as long as we can!

With the apartment decked out, I’m extremely excited for the rest of the festivities to get going. We are hosting a Christmas party in a few weeks and tomorrow I am spending my morning baking Christmas goodies with one of my oldest and dearest friends. In case you haven’t caught-on, this is my favourite time of the year!

Burberry Glasses via Blushed Tapatia{Thanks to my new Burberry glasses I can now see while I drive!}

Cotton candy sunset via Blushed Tapatia{Cotton candy sunsets that take my breath away}

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