Sunday, 30 October 2016

This is Halloween

I'm not going to say Halloween is my jam, because really, it's not. I don't like spooky, gore, or candy corn. I do, however, like to dress up, and thankfully, the rest of the fam is on board with my insistence on a family group costume every year (so far) for the ol' Trick or Treat. 

Last year, Jonas was only a few months old and I didn't think I had it in me (Hence the store bought Paw Patrol costumes), but in true Terianne fashion, I changed my mind at the last minute and threw together the wizard of oz.

Skye, Chase and Chickaletta. Paw Patrol is on a roll.
Paw Patrol

Family Costume 2015. The Wizard of Oz. Wicked witch, Tin Man, Lion, Scarecrow and of course, Dorothy.
The wizard of oz
Thankfully, we had two events to go to so the costumes didn't go to waste, and also, the kids dress up as Sky and Chase about 45 times per week so it's all good. 

2014 was the year of Frozen for us (and the rest of the world, amiright?) so there was no debate on this one. I also made the kids wear their costumes to Lilah's Frozen Fourth birthday party a few days later. #twoforone 

Family Costume 2014. Frozen, Of Course! Kristoff, Olaf, Elsa and Anna.
Frozen
2013 was our first foray into the group family costume spurred on mainly from these bear hat's I found at Dollarama. We all just wore regular clothes, but it was the start to our Halloween tradition and I'm going to go with it as long as the kiddos will be willing participants. #familycostumesforlife

Family Costume 2014. Goldilocks and the three bears.
Goldilocks and the three bears
As I was looking through our photos I found these gems from the days of the couple costume just to prove how cool we were even before kids. 

*note: Anyone know how to Photoshop out that spooky string?

Couples Costume. Kenny and Dolly for the win!
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Our first Couple Costume. Airline Pilot and Flight Attendant
Airline pilot and flight attendant
Now, to work on our costume for this year...It's going to be a good one. Happy Halloween(prep) folks!







Friday, 21 October 2016

Mad for Plaid

Lately, we've been working on upping the ante on the dress code at work and I've been putting together some outfit inspirations using key pieces from our newest collections mixed with basics to inspire our staff to be more creative when putting together their outfits. And, honestly, to inspire myself, too. I love these outfits so much that I figured you guys might get a kick out of them. 

*disclaimer: in case you've never picked up on what I'm putting down, I currently work for Joe Fresh although they have absolutely nada to do with this blog or how much I love the clothes. I am not an affiliate and receive no compensation for talking about the product I'm just trying to keep it real with what I'm wearing, and by proxy, that means stuff (and lots of it) from my store.

The basic pieces are all classics that you probably already have sitting in your closet (and if not, it's time to stock up!). Just add your favorite version of a plaid shirt, skirt or dress, you know, in case you don't exclusively shop at Joe Fresh. #althoughyoushould #imightbebiased















Thursday, 20 October 2016

Now THAT Blog is Da BOMB vol.1

In my last post I gave an extensive, but by no means all inclusive, list of all the ways I've been "keeping busy" and therefore letting myself be King Procrastinator on the 'ol blog front BUT I failed to mention the top spot.(Did I mention work and Netflix?) The numero uno way that I spend my time, and that, my friends, is stalking reading other blogs. 

I am always on the lookout for a good blog to follow and I die if the archives are easy to navigate because I lurve going back to post one and seeing how it all started...I've read YHL(who hasn't?), yellow brick home and Vintage Revivals all from post one, to name just a few.

I know what your thinking. Ain't nobody got time for dat. And I will admit, now that I'm back at work, I have less time to read a blog from start to current, but I'm still a sucker for a good post and love seeing my inbox fa-ull with new posts (Yes, I'm a receive new  post by email kinda girl). I figured, since I've done all the dirty work, I might as well share some of my favourite blogs with you fine folks. I'm calling it...Now THAT Blog is Da BOMB.

So here we go with Vol.1





PERFECT 30 MINUTE RED CURRY

I stumbled across this blog when I was looking for 21-day Fix recipes (no, I've never done 21-day fix. Why?), and not only does every dang recipe look mother effing delicious, and healthy (I know, who cares!) but Annie is also hilarious. Food + Funny = A winning combo in my books.

SIMPLE SESAME NOODLES

I don't know about you but thinking about putting food on the table every night makes me a little edgy and The Garlic Diaries has me laughing all the way to the freezer and through the twenty minutes it takes to heat up those chicken nuggets. The recipes are super family friendly, too. #win

30 MINUTE ONE POT HAMBURGER HELPER

I want to make EVERY recipe! And I will, I will, I will...but for now, I'm just enjoying filling up my Pinterest board with all of this goodness! So, if you are adulting better than I (or not, I don't judge), head straight over, but please be warned you will not be able to decide what to make for supper, so you might want to have a pizza already ordered. #justkeepingitreal.


30 MINUTE ONE POT BARBECUE CHICKEN QUINOA SKILLET

Enjoy!

Later Gators, 





Monday, 10 October 2016

WIWM

Hidey ho, everybody. 

Well, I'm sad to say...it happened again. I started back at work and fell off the (blogging) wagon. I don't know how all these people do it, yo! 

There. Is. No. Time.

Well, there's time. 

Time for work, vacuuming, Netflix bingeing, apple picking, beer drinking, brunch going, grocery shopping, running jogging (slow) jogging, party planning, party going....I guess the problem is that I just need to prioritize blogging. 

I'm thinking I'll scratch vacuuming off the list and get me some blog posts up ( like all house cleaning really....anybody know someone I can hire?)

I was out recently with my East Coast posse and those crazy fellas would not pipe down about the ol' bloggy-poo...Thanks dudes, even though you're totally obliged to say FJR is the bomb I still appreciate the love and looky-loo here's a new post. Surprise!

Always my go-to to get things rolling again...a WIWWM. 

I work in retail so pretty much anything goes. Some days I dress up, but I can also get away with being very casual, too. Hopefully, you can be inspired by my boring rad, working mom-of-three style/non-style.  I will link to the outfits but obvs I shop pretty much exclusively from work. I think you could easily recreate these outfits from stuff you already have, or stuff from your favorite store, or heck, just Joe Fresh it up already.



Layered lace collar, camel sweater and silk blouse with basic skinny jeans and black smoking shoes

Sweater//top similar//jeans //shoes similar


Open front cardigan, long tank, skinny pants, sueded pointy flats, and a fab fall scarf.

Cardigan similar//tank similar//scarf//pants similar//shoes

Boyfriend blazer, striped boatneck, Olive pintuck leggings, and leopard flats.

blazer//striped top similar//pants//shoes

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