Out and About: Tablescapes Spring DIY Workshop with Canadian Tire

Thursday, May 25, 2017 0 1

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

 

You may have seen on my Instagram last week that I co-hosted a “Tablescapes” Spring DIY Workshop, featuring the CANVAS outdoor dining collection from Canadian Tire. I had sooo much fun that I wanted to share a little recap of the event for those of you who couldn’t attend. My co-host was the talented Tracy Platt, Canadian Tire’s resident style expert. Her and her team designed every piece of the CANVAS indoor and outdoor collection, and I must say, WOW, what an amazing job they did!

 

There are so many pieces in the CANVAS Spring Collection that I wanted, but when I finally narrowed it down, I went for a turquoise tropical theme (see my setting in the photo below). My fave pieces included the CANVAS Aloha Dessert Plates, the CANVAS Marina Dinner Plates, and the CANVAS Serving Board. Such a stunning colour combo, and perfect for Spring/Summer!

 

Outdoor Dining Table Setting Ideas

 

The “Tablescapes” Spring DIY Workshop had a great turnout! Attendees received some Al Fresco Table Setting Tips from Tracy and myself, they worked together to create some fun tablescapes of their own, and got to check out the CANVAS Collection showroom, showcasing all of the indoor and outdoor pieces from the Spring lineup.

 

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Workshop attendees getting creative!

 

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

The tablescape that Tracy created.

 

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The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

Table Settings created by the workshop attendees.

 

The Canadian Tire CANVAS Collection showroom is pretty spectacular, and has amazing indoor and outdoor home decor around every corner.

 

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

 

I had such an amazing time at this event, and am so thankful that I had this opportunity. A huge thank you to Canadian Tire for partnering with me for this workshop and this blog post. My outdoor dining game has definitely been taken up a notch!

 

The Canvas Collection Canadian Tire

 

 

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Fun with RITZ

Thursday, December 8, 2016 2 0

Goat Cheese, Apple, Balsamic Drizzle RITZ Crackers

Brunch with my Besties: RITZ Crackers topped with Goat Cheese, Apple, & Balsamic Drizzle

 

Tomato, Avocado, Cilantro Ritz Crackers

Black Friday online shopping fuel: Avocado, Tomato & Cilantro RITZ Crackers

 

Chocolate Covered RITZ Crackers with Peppermint Chips

Santa’s Special Treat: Chocolate Dipped RITZ Crackers with Crushed Candy Cane

 

Some of you may have seen these yummy photos on my Instagram over the last couple of weeks. I was so excited to partner with RITZ Crackers to create three delicious recipes to celebrate life’s rich moments! RITZ Crackers have been a staple in my home since I was a child, so I had a blast coming up with new ways to enjoy them.

 

I loved all three recipes I created, but the Chocolate Dipped RITZ with Crushed Candy Cane were by far my favorite. My instinct has always been to go the savory route with crackers, but I really wanted something for dessert, so I tried RITZ with a drop of chocolate. As soon as it hit my tongue, I knew it was a winner. Adding the candy cane really took it to the next level. Hope you enjoy!

 

LoveJenny1

 

Dining Nook Look + Gray Malin Love

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 4 0

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Earlier this week, I shared a sneak peek into our bedroom (hope you enjoyed it!), and today, I’m super excited to feature some progress photos of our tiny dining space. And by “tiny”, I mean “TINY”! This wall with our table is only 6.5′ long, and it’s in the open space of our living room. We can literally only fit 2 chairs (I pull out 2 more folding ballroom chairs when we have guests), and the table had to be a max width of 36″ (tough to find)! This white IKEA table in the photos is temporary, until our marble tulip table arrives in December (that was a nightmare story that I’ll fill you in at a later time)! #cantwait

 

In my bedroom, the element I was most excited for was my Chasing Paper speckle wallpaper. In this space, this gorgeous Gray Malin photograph wins hands down for bringing me the most joy everyday (although I’m pretty thrilled with my chairs too). I’ve wanted a Gray Malin photo for years, and I’m completely OBSESSED with his work. For months, I would literally visit his website almost every day trying to choose which photo I wanted for our space. I finally narrowed it down to this stunning “Almafi Sunbathers“, and the really playful “Skinny Dip” Flamingo photo. Justin really didn’t have any opinions on how we decorated our condo (his only requirement was that it was “livable”), but I asked his opinion on this photography because I really couldn’t decide. He chose the Amalfi Sunbathers, so that was the winner!

 

This photograph is definitely a statement piece in our living space, and one I’ll know that I’ll cherish for many, many years to come. If you haven’t seen Gray’s work, definitely check out his website ASAP! You’ll fall crazy in love at first glance. And…he just posted a Black Friday sale, where you can save 30% off all photography with code TURKEY30 until Monday! This is his biggest sale of the year, so if you are debating buying a photo, NOW is definitely the time!! I’m also strongly considering purchasing one of his small sized (11.5″x17″) photographs for our picture ledge gallery above our sofa, but as always, I’m struggling to narrow down my top choice. I’ll definitely share it will you once I purchase it!

 

If you’re obsessed with Gray’s photography, also be sure to check out his book, “Beaches“. I literally purchased it the day it was released. I’ll often sit down with a glass of wine, flip through all of the stunning pages, and dream of being on one of those sandy beaches, sipping sangria and soaking in the sun. #summerdreaming

 

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Gray Malin Amalfi Sunbathers Photography

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Photograph: Gray Malin ‘Amalfi Sunbathers’  //  Chairs: Dwell Studio  //  Table: Ikea  //  Rug: Homesense  //  Book: Gray Malin ‘Beaches’

 

My second favorite element of our dining nook is definitely our turquoise and gold chairs. As soon as I saw these, I was smitten. I knew I wanted to reupholster them in either a peacock/teal blue or a cheetah print. Again, I asked Justin, who was leaning towards the turquoise, so that’s what we went with. You may have seen my sad story about these chairs on Instagram. Long story short, I had them reupholstered, and they came back with a big scratch down one side, and stinking of smoke. The awful smell has finally disappeared, and I’ve filled in the scratches with a gold leafing pen, but wow, it was stressful!

 

Once our new table arrives, this little space will be complete. I hope you enjoyed this look into dining nook, and I’ll be sharing a peek into our living area later next week! As always, thank you so much for following along!!

 

LoveJenny1