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Hi there! How was your week? I feel like this past week just flew by so fast and I can’t believe it’s Friday again! I have been very busy prepping the house for my friend’s arrival this weekend. Running errands almost every day and now I just realized that I need to do another trip to the grocery store at some point! I got the whole house cleaned and decorated yesterday. My next mission is to put up those crime scene tapes where my hubby can and can not go. 😀 You know, men typically looking for something and accidentally messing things up 😀 (sorry honey!)
As you can see, fall decorations have arrived to our home. I took all my pumpkins out the other day. I also pulled out some extra candle holders from the storage. It’s been awhile since I’ve lighted some candles in the house, I’m excited to start doing that more often. And last but not least I got a new set of fresh flowers along with some beautiful snowberries! And I’m most excited about these snowberries! I can’t get over it how beautiful they are! Looking at our dining table is definitely my favourite view in the house right now!
I still have a lot of work things to do and I want to get them done this weekend before our guest arrives. I’m also planning to prep some food beforehand so it’s going to be busy but very exciting weekend! Alright, I have to wrap things up for now. I feel like I hit a wall now that I stopped and sat down to write this post. It’s dangerous to stop in the middle of things and then desperately trying to get the energy levels back where they were. 😀 I think I need to make a cup of coffee to get myself back on my feet 🙂
I hope you enjoy your weekend!
Good morning! Well, it’s not morning anymore but I hope you are enjoying your Saturday! I have nothing planned for today. At least I don’t remember making any commitments. I’m planning to kick back and chill the whole day. I do something productive if I feel like it. I need a day like that. This past week has been one of those weeks that oh boy.. I’ve had some sort of extra appointment or commitment for almost every single day this week with a little or not so little resistance! And at one point it got me thinking that when did the life come to this point that even getting your hair done feels like work! 😀 Anyways back to the happy thoughts and my favourite hobby! 🙂 Remember when I told you how excited I was about my finds last weekend. Well I think I scored at HomeSense. They had a lot of new big glass vases and bottles on their shelves among other fall decorations. And I finally found a couple of things that I’ve been looking for quite some time. One of them is this vase for $19.99!!!! (normally $40)
It is just what I’ve been looking and I think it’s perfect for my fall decor plans this year! I took home with me another vase too (for $14!!!), and I placed it in the guest room for now. But it’s also perfect for the living room coffee table or pretty much where ever!
Since my last weekend’s experience was so good I had to go back there yesterday to take another peek and guess what, almost all these vases were gone!!!! There were some left, but I didn’t see this one for example. So you better hurry or try a couple of different HomeSense locations if you want to get yours! Once I got the vases in my car the obvious next stop was to get new flowers to put in them! 😀 Had to get them right away of course to see how they would look. And I love it!
Have you started with your fall decorations? 🙂
Wishing you a lovely weekend!
Last weekend of August we did our annual road trip to Kelowna! Like I mentioned in my last post there’s no summer without visiting beautiful Okanagan Valley filled with over hundred wineries, apple and peach farms, lake life and so much more. First two nights we stayed at the Predator Ridge Lodge in Vernon, which is just a little drive past Kelowna. We have never been there before and were curious to try it out! That place turned out to be very beautiful. Our room was very clean and cozy. Hotel had many amenities to offer, outdoor and indoor pool, gym, spa, golfing, biking and hiking. They are also pet friendly! But if all you want to do is wine touring this hotel might be too far off from the winery mecca. There are a few wineries close by, and we went to see a couple of them – 50th Parallel Estate and Blind Tiger vineyards. Both great places and such a friendly staff! We definitely didn’t leave empty handed 🙂
After staying at the Predator Ridge we drove through Kelowna to Oliver and visited a couple of wineries along the way. Mission Hills winery and Quail’s Gate where we had a lovely lunch before heading to our final destination. My personal favourite is the Hester Creek winery and we stayed in one of their villas for one night. I was hoping to stay longer than that but they were fully booked and one night was all we got! Better than nothing! To me that place is a little piece of heaven on earth! A perfect little hideaway. I’m even hesitating to say that since I kind of wanna keep it as our little secret 😀 View from the villa is ah so amazing! And having breakfast with that view is definitely my favourite part of the whole stay!
In overall such a lovely road trip <3
Good morning and long time no see! Summer endings are always hectic and busy. There is no back to school hoopla in our home but things have been piling up. On top of that we have been trying to spend time outdoors as much as possible! Desperately trying to enjoy the last bits of summer. And last weekend we did a roadtrip to Kelowna where we celebrated my birthday by touring different wineries and squeezed a little hike there too. All this has affected my blog routine but I’m planning to get a grip and catch up!
As the fall starts to arrive, it also brings the life back inside. In the summer months home decorating usually tends to take a backseat and the house is more of a quick turning point 🙂 But I’m excited to get into the sweater weather and start with the fall decor. I made great finds this weekend from Homesense and you probably got a peek on Snapchat of what they were. Ok I don’t remember what I showed but at least one big thing? 😉 More to come!
My project for the next two weeks is to make our guest room ready! My bestie is coming to town in a less than two weeks!!! Which also means that our trip to New York is getting closer and more real than ever! If you have any good tips for New York, places to visit and where to eat they are more than welcome!
Before all that I have to make some calls this week – I need to get my hair done! Last time I saw a hairdresser was in May before our take off to Maui 😀 My hair is in pretty bad shape after the summer and I’ve been suffering iron deficiency (again).. so I’ve been losing hair like crazy all summer long. But now I feel it’s calming down and I’m not scared to brush my hair anymore 😀
Alright I think this is all for now. Next I’m going to make a little recap from our weekend trip to Kelowna! I feel like there’s no summer without visiting the Okanagan Valley! Stay tuned!