Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Last week we caught the CP Holiday Train pass through the little town of Ayr, just outside Cambridge. What a magical night it was. It was cold, – 10 celcius, but everyone kept warm with excitement and hot chocolate. When the train rolled in, it began to snow and that was just the beginning of the magic that is the Holiday train. Kira Isabella sang along with the Holiday band and Santa was out dancing and passing round candy canes. This will definitely become a Christmas tradition in our family and I recommend everyone see the train come through their town or city. For the train’s schedule across Canada and the United States, click here.

15 Minute Break

Vogue’s undergarment editorial featuring plus size models (Vogue)

Things you should never feed a cat or dog (Salon)

29 Fall denim looks (Harpers Bazaar)

World’s top 20 best places to live (Lifestyle 9)

A LBD with an edge (Club Monaco)

17 of history’s most rebellious women (Time)

Trending baby names (Mother Mag)

A rooftop wedding for two (Burnett’s Boards)

Such beautiful cutlery (Anthropologie)

My Benny NEEDS this scarf (Gap)

LL Bean Boot Lust

Temperatures have dropped and we’re anticipating a snowfall. Sadly, I think I have to retire my bike (sigh), but Im happily breaking out my winter gear. I came across a LL Bean catalogue recently and my jaw dropped seeing these cranberry leather winter boots. They’re perfect for both country and city wear. Also loving the check 10′ boots and as for the navy, what a refreshing change from classic black.

 

Great Gifts

My Dad gifted David and I a Waring Popcorn popper for Christmas a few years ago and it has literally been, the gift that keeps on giving. I threw away my Walmart brand popper (it left too many kernels in the bottom and burnt the ones that popped), plugged this in and never looked back. We’re consistent with our butter and salt topping combos but often like to mix it up with parmesan cheese or, my favorite, lime juice and chili pepper spice. If you’re stuck on a gift for a certain someone, I highly recommend and it can be found at William Sonoma.

15 Minute Break

Sophia Loren’s story on the famous Mansfield picture (Page Six)

Love these preppy winter boots (Forever 21)

Mom must-haves to combat the sniffles (MotherMag)

Blake Lively’s pregnancy style (Harper’s Bazaar)

Kids vs Adults: What would you change about your body? (Buzzfeed)

Leather leggings are on my shopping list (Vogue)

11 Instagram accounts to follow that will make you feel zen (Brit + Co)

The most perfect dress for a Christmas gala (Outnet)

Why not to commit your life to the first company who hires you (The Atlantic)

Living on minimum wage in Toronto (Toronto Life)

How to break the news to a friend who is not invited to your wedding (I Thee Dread)

Swoon Worthy Sweaters

Now that the cool fall weather has come in, I’m cuddling up in my most cozy sweaters. The last few years, Ive been expanding my sweater collection which, at one time, was non-existent. I’m loving the sweaters below: all J Crew Collection. However, the price tag may be directing me to knitting classes rather than the mall.

Trick-Or-Treat

Ben went out for his first official Trick-Or-Treat session! He was a bit confused at first, then when he caught on, he became excited to go up to each and every door saying, “Mommy! More candy?!” Every. Single. Time. At the door, he would life his bucket then say, “And Bo”, pointing to his sisters treat bucket. He may have had alternative motives, but we were happy he was thinking of his sister.

 

 

Happy Halloween

I must admit that Ben’s Halloween costume is straight up rad. (Some was thrifted. See details below.) We attended the Halloween event at Mapleview Mall. It was complete chaos but so much fun. Everyone trick-or-treats the perimeter of the mall, both top and bottom floors. They also had a video photobooth printing out flip books. Ben’s friend Quinn was a great candy wing-man. Woof!

Horse Costume – Once Upon a Child
Leather & Fur Vest – Netty Vintage